Playlist From our Top 10 Blues and Rock Albums of 2017

As part of our Top 10 Blues and Rock Albums of 2017, we’ve put together a playlist of songs from each of those albums called, “Playlist From Our Top 10 Blues and Rock Albums 2017.” We thought you might like to hear some of the  tracks from great and listenable records. There are some rocking’ and soulful tunes here. Give it a listen on Spotify.

Here’s the link to the playlist.  

Track listing:

“Fear is the Enemy” Tommy Castro, Stompin’ Ground

“We’re All in this Together” Walter Trout, We’re All in This Together

“She’s  …(Read More)

By | December 10th, 2017|Playlists|2 Comments

Video of the Week: Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa “Black Coffee”


Two blues-rock powerhouses—singer, songwriter Beth Hart and guitar hero Joe Bonamassa team up on their new album, Black Coffee, to be released January 26, 2018. This is their title track video from the album, “Black Coffee.”

Hart and Bonamassa reunited for this collection of scorching interpretations of soul songs that pair Beth Hart’s thrilling vocals with Joe B.’s masterful playing. The album features covers of songs by Ike & Tina Turner, Edgar Winter, Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, Lil’ Green, LaVern Baker,  …(Read More)

By | December 8th, 2017|Video of the Week|7 Comments

Top 10 Blues and Rock Albums of 2017: Rock and Blues Muse

Music has been our salvation this year and 2017 brought us some of the best in rock and blues. We’ve been graced with many innovative and fantastic albums that provide true inspiration. In troubled times, music can unite and for many of us, it did.

The Rock and Blues Muse staff chose from albums released in 2017 and reviewed by us. It was a close call on a few of them. We voted democratically and the albums that garnered the most votes won. By no means is this an all-encompassing list. It is  …(Read More)

By | December 6th, 2017|Rock Muse|24 Comments

New Jimi Hendrix Album “Both Sides of the Sky” Out March 9.

On March 9th, 2018,  a new posthumous Jimi Hendrix album, Both Sides of the Sky, will be released with 13 studio recordings made between 1968 and 1970, ten of which have never been released. The album will be available via Sony Legacy Recordings on multiple formats including digital, CD, and a double vinyl. It’s the third album in a trilogy intended to present the best and most significant unissued studio recordings that remain in the music legend’s archive.

Jimi Hendrix’s desire to push the boundaries of blues  …(Read More)

By | December 7th, 2017|Rock Muse|0 Comments

2018 Rock and Blues Festival Guide—free download

We have created our new free  2018 Rock and Blues Festival Guide for blues and rock festivals and cruises around the U.S. This is our way of thanking all of our followers for your support and engagement over the last year.

Simply subscribe to our weekly newsletter (to your right under “Mailing List”) and you will get a free download of our nine-page 2018 Rock and Blues Festival Guide, complete with hyperlinks for each festival’s website.

We do not share your information with anyone. We take your privacy seriously.

If we have missed a great blues  …(Read More)

By | December 4th, 2017|Rock Muse|10 Comments