Awesome Female Guitarists 2017: Part 1

By Martine Ehrenclou

I thought it time to shine the spotlight on some extremely talented female guitarists. They are awesome players and many are accomplished vocalists and songwriters as well. Since female guitarists aren’t featured as prominently as men, maybe because there are fewer of them, we wanted to showcase some extraordinary guitarists and perhaps introduce you to some as well.

The list is in no particular order. This is part one of a two-part article.

Enjoy!

Ana Popovic
The only female guitarist as part of the Experience Hendrix tour in 2014, Ana Popovic is a fierce  …(Read More)

By | December 14th, 2017|Rock Muse|48 Comments

Album Review: “Hard Truth” by Coco Montoya

By Tom O’Connor

After a short stint on Ruf Records, formidable blues guitarist and singer, Coco Montoya returned to his previous Alligator Records home for his ninth album, this year’s Hard Truth, an 11-track collection of mostly covers that Montoya makes his own with his diamond-edged guitar playing and full-throated vocals.

Supported by Mike Finnigan on keys, Bob Glaub on bass and with producer Tony Braunagel playing drums on every track, Montoya has all the room he needs to remind listeners that the blues are alive and  …(Read More)

By | December 12th, 2017|Album & Single Reviews|0 Comments

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. 

https://open.spotify.com/user/rockandbluesmuse/playlist/4ycSf18u60J5xTZbcwdXFW?si=osOxXwIbRQe4gYWOpLisWw  

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|4 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

Bluesman, Laurence Jones, Announces New Album, “The Truth” and Tour Dates

25-year old British blues rock guitarist and singer-songwriter, Laurence Jones, will release his new studio album The Truth on Friday 9th March 2018.  To dovetail the release of the album, Laurence will start his nationwide tour at London’s Borderline on Tuesday 23rd January. All tickets are £15 and available from www.thegigcartel.com and the 24-Hour Box Office 08444 790 898.

Laurence is often labelled as “the future of the blues.” He’s won several major awards and accolades, and has sold over 50,000 albums across four albums.  He’s supported the likes of  …(Read More)

By | December 12th, 2017|Press release|0 Comments