About Martine Ehrenclou

Award-winning author, freelance journalist, musician and past music reviewer, Martine is a music enthusiast. Having attended hundreds of concerts, local live shows, and open mike nights, all around Southern California, she has shared her music playlists for many years with friends and others just for the fun of it.

Concert Review: The Astounding, Tommy Emmanuel, Smothers Theater, Malibu, CA

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By Martine Ehrenclou

Two-time Grammy nominee and legendary guitar virtuoso, Tommy Emmanuel, brought his captivating and infectious show with opening act, J.D. Simo, to the Smothers Theater, Malibu, CA on January 18th.

With not an empty seat in the house, there was a certain electricity in the air that night as everyone knew there is nothing like seeing Tommy Emmanuel live.

Before the legendary musician graced the stage, J.D. Simo appeared, Gibson 335 in hand and nothing  …(Read More)

By | January 20th, 2018|Concert Reviews|2 Comments

Review: Black Coffee by Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa

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By Tom O’Connor

With the much anticipated January 26 release of Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa’s new album, Black Coffee, Mascot Label Group launches their new year with a surefire winner. Four years ago, these two powerhouse artists teamed up for a scorching and tough-to-top album, but this follow-up still manages to take things to another level.

Recorded in just five days in Las Vegas, with top-shelf producer Kevin Shirley and A-list musicians Anton Fig (drums)  …(Read More)

By | January 18th, 2018|Album & Single Reviews|4 Comments

Concert Review: Tommy Castro and The Painkillers, The Canyon Club

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By Martine Ehrenclou

As many times as I’d heard that the blues-rock and soul band, Tommy Castro and The Painkillers, were outstanding live, I didn’t fully understand until Sunday night, January 14th, at The Canyon Club, Agoura Hills, CA.

Before the band appeared on stage, two people sat next to us and started talking up Tommy Castro and his band and the magic of their live performances. Another woman a couple of seats down joined  …(Read More)

By | January 16th, 2018|Concert Reviews|2 Comments

New Music Video, “Wanderlust” by Black Country Communion

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On the heels of their highly celebrated shows in the UK, Black Country Communion released a new music video today, “Wanderlust” from their recently released studio album, BCCIV  The release follows the rave reviews of their exclusive European shows in the UK.

 
Black Country Communion the Anglo-American rock group comprising vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Trapeze), drummer Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin, Foreigner), Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Alice Cooper, Billy Idol) and blues-rock guitarist/vocalist Joe Bonamassa, released  …(Read More)

By | January 15th, 2018|Press release|0 Comments

Review: Perfection Kills by Dan Patlansky

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By Scott Bampton

Due out on Friday, February 2nd, Perfection Kills is the ninth release from South African blues-rock guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist, Dan Patlansky. Picking up right where his 2017 Introvertigo left off, Perfection Kills proves Patlansky is a guitar slayer, a killer vocalist, and now, a sharpshooter behind the mixing console. While long-time producer Theo Crous (who worked on Patlansky’s previous two albums) was involved in the writing and pre-production stages, Patlansky opted to produce Perfection Kills  …(Read More)

By | January 15th, 2018|Album & Single Reviews|0 Comments