Interview with Kim Simmonds of Savoy Brown

Interview, Kim Simmonds, Savoy Brown, Rock and Blues Muse

By Kevin Porter

When one thinks of the legendary British blues-rock bands of the 1960s and 1970s, one thinks of Cream, the Rolling Stones, the Yardbirds, and John Mayall and the Blues Breakers, but one of the central pillars of British blues-rock from that time is still around and still going strong. Savoy Brown has been in existence for over 50 years and is still a vital force. The album, Witchy Feeling, was one of Rock and Blues Muse’s [Read More]

By | 2018-04-26T14:16:42+00:00 April 26th, 2018|Interviews|2 Comments

Concert Review: Robert Cray Band, The Canyon Club

Concert review, Robert Cray Band, The Canyon Club, Martine Ehrenclou, Rock and Blues Muse Photo: Martine Ehrenclou

By Martine Ehrenclou

The lights had dimmed. We were ushered to our seats at The Canyon Club in Santa Clarita, CA on April 22nd  just as Shawn Jones was announced. Only two days ago, a friend had praised Jones and suggested I listen to his music. And there he was, totally unexpected, opening for Robert Cray. Guitar in hand, Jones stepped to the mic and greeted the audience with a warm smile. I didn’t [Read More]

By | 2018-04-26T14:18:44+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Concert Reviews|4 Comments

Album review: Live Power by The Blue Poets

Album review, Live Power, The Blue Poets, Rock and Blues Muse

By Randy Patterson

Triple Coil Music serves up a triple threat of rockin’ blues by way of the power blues group, The Blue Poets and their new CD, Live Power, released April 13, 2018.

Live Power is the German-birthed blues quartet’s sophomore album, following their self-titled debut CD two years ago. The band is built on the foundation of guitarist, Marcus Deml (known as “King of Tone” and winner of American Guitar Player Magazine’s “Guitar Hero Award”); vocalist, Gordon Grey; Phil Steen on [Read More]

By | 2018-04-26T14:20:27+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Album & Single Reviews|4 Comments

Single Premiere: ‘A Little More True’ by Too Slim and The Taildraggers

Single premiere of “A Little More” from multiple blues award-winners, Too Slim and The Taildraggers from their upcoming album, High Desert Heat, out April 27, 2018, via Underworld/VizzTone Label Group.

Acclaimed, road-tested guitar dynamo, Tim “Too Slim” Langford and his band The Taildraggers, unleash their contemporary blues-rock sound that has been described as “Straight Whiskey Blues with a Southern Rock Beer Chaser.” High Desert Heat features nine new originals and a rocking version of the Chambers Brothers’ classic psychedelic rock hit, “Time has Come Today.” Too Slim and The Taildraggers’ previous six releases have [Read More]

By | 2018-04-26T14:23:17+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Videos & Singles|9 Comments

Honoring Prince: master guitar player, so much more

Photo: NICOLAS KHAYAT/ABACA PRESS

Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958- April 21, 2016)

To honor Prince who died two years ago on April 21st, I wanted to showcase this phenomenal artist. He was a multi-talented multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, producer, master guitar player, and more. His music ranged from rock, R&B, Blues, psychedelia, funk, to pop. He won eight Grammy Awards, six American Music Awards, a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award for the movie, Purple Rain. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004.

Some didn’t know that [Read More]

By | 2018-04-26T14:25:12+00:00 April 20th, 2018|Rock Muse|2 Comments