Our new cd "My Life" was released on February 9th and the reviews are coming in from around the worlds  It contains 16 originals from our previous cds that have been remixed or recorded with a new lineup of musicians that includes, Westside Andy, Madison Slim, Cadillac Pete Rahn, Benny Rickun, Big Al Groth, Jimmy Voegeli, Mickey Larson, Danny Moore, Ron Kovach, Andre Maritato, PT Pedersen SC, Brad Bill, Jeff Roberts, Spencer and Craig Panosh and Victor Span.  Recorded at Making Sausage Studios in Milwaukee and engineered by Steve Hamilton. 


It has debuted at # 9 on the Living Blues Magazine Radio Chart for March 2018.  It's number # 2 on the Roots Music Radio Chicago Blues Charts for the third week in a row and #17 on the Top 30 Blues CDs for the week of 3/5/18.  Seven of our songs are in the top 20 for the Chicago Radio Blues Charts too.  You can help out by calling your local blues radio station and asking them to play My Life by Reverend Raven & the Chain Smoking Altar Boys.  Go to www.Mary4music.com/radio.html for the nearest radio station.


"Top 30 CD for Dec/Jan/Feb" Blues Power

"Your new CD is great" Gil Anthony/Blues Power

"Top Ten Pick" Smokestack Lightning 

"Sounds excellent" Mark Thompson/Suncoast Blues Society


"Here Comes My Baby" collectively account for nearly three minutes (4:16 total time) of the track and from what I just heard, I want them spliced  2-3 times. WOW! Reverend's at disc's best with some all out rippin' guitar licks;"together, quadrupled in length and played over


"We are in the presence of a Chicago-born artist, currently based in Milwaukee who has scoured the Midwest and Florida up and down with a dream line up to perfectly perform a most traditional blues..."  - Cesar, Blues Again (Mar 01, 2018).


"Tasty stuff from some of the hardest working blues road warriors out there, it’s time for them to be less of local Milwaukee treat and let the word get out.  Hot stuff." - Midwest Record Review, Midwest Record Review (Feb 02, 2018).


"This is an album I would suggest getting several copies of...that first copy is sure to wear out quickly. "  - Bill Wilson, Reflections in Blue (Feb 01, 2018).


"Every aspect of the album is everything you could ever wish for from a Blues album so my recommendation is that this is the album you have to have in your collection and there is no better way to kick off 2018. Blues can be interpreted in many ways but then again we want it to remain Blues not some shallow imitation. Trust me this truly is the skinny." - Peter Merrett, PBS 106.7FM Melbourne, Australia (Jan 29, 2018).


"Reverend Raven “My Life”! Twenty years of the best of the best. Just ace top drawer! Better check it out." - Blue Barry, Smokey Mountain Blues Society (Jan 18, 2018).


"What can I say? This is some great stuff to commemorate 20 years of some of the blues worlds best music from one of my all time favorite artists and his band. As I said earlier, this is blues the way blues were meant to be played. Run do not walk, and go buy this one NOW! You will not regret it!"


"Picking only sixteen cuts was arguably tough to do, but Reverend Raven And The Chain Smoking Altar Boys and “My Life” effectively traces the history of one of the Midwest’s , er, “smokin-est” blues bands ever to lay down a groove! Roll back the rug, and dance your ass off until….next time! Sheryl and Don Crow, The Nashville Blues Society." - Sheryl & Don Crow, Nashville Blues Society (Feb 23, 2018).


"Reverend Raven & the Altar Boys have been playing originals for over twenty years with a nod to Slim Harpo, Little Walter, Jimmy Rogers, Junior Wells & the three Kings. They are still working on their mission today: "to spread the gospel of the Blues ...". 'My Life' is an excellent compilation album that, in view of the line-up, cannot be missed by any blues enthusiast!"  - Eric Schuurmans, Rootstime (Belgium) (Feb 17, 2018).


“Recommendation: " This amazing collection belongs in your library, regardless of your musical tastes. Get it before it’s gone."”


"This eighth album from our pastor is a compilation album with old songs in a new mix and in some cases re-recorded. It is mainly Chicago blues that hits the clock here. In the style of, for example, Little Charlie & The Nightcats or The Fabulous Thunderbirds." - Peter Marinus, Blues Magazine (Feb 14, 2018).


"As their name implies these guys are smokin’ hot. This is highly recommended Chicago blues".  - Richard Ludmerer, Making a Scene (Feb 14, 2018).


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