Interview with Tinsley Ellis

Interview, Tinsley Ellis, Rock and Blues Muse Photo: Regan Kelly

By Kevin Porter

2018 is shaping up to be a good year for Tinsley Ellis. The veteran blues man’s new album, Winning Hand, was released in January and received rave reviews, including from Rock and Blues Muse, and has been a fixture on the Billboard Blues charts. He just finished his longest continuous tour in over 20 years, playing 65 shows from coast-to-coast. More shows are scheduled for later this year, including a co-headlining tour of the Eastern U.S. with Tommy Castro.

Winning Hand adds to [Read More]

By | 2018-04-12T16:27:18+00:00 April 10th, 2018|Interviews|0 Comments

“Band of Friends” Interview with Davy Knowles

interview, Davy Knowles, Rock and Blues Muse, Band of Friends, Rory Gallagher

By Kevin Porter

Fans of blues-rock music will likely remember Rory Gallagher, the Irish guitar virtuoso who started with the band, Taste in 1969 before turning solo in 1971. He released 14 studio and live albums until his untimely death in 1995. Gallagher was known for his marathon live shows, his go-for-broke guitar playing, his beloved sunburst Fender Stratocaster, his shunning of the limelight, and his working man stage attire. Gallagher’s legion of fans among his peers include [Read More]

By | 2018-04-05T14:22:54+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|Interviews|2 Comments

Interview with Arielle, singer, songwriter, guitarist

Interview, Arielle, singer, songwriter, guitarist, Martine Ehrenclou, Rock and Blues Muse

By Martine Ehrenclou

Arielle is a singer-songwriter-guitarist with street cred galore, but you might not know it right away just by talking with her. Armed with a crystal clear, beautiful, four-octave voice, enviable guitar chops and songwriting skills capable of deep meaning, Arielle is down to earth and unconcerned with what the music business wants from her. In fact, she walked away from a sizable record deal because like many others, she was asked to be an artist that resembled nothing like the [Read More]

By | 2018-03-15T15:48:10+00:00 March 14th, 2018|Interviews|10 Comments

Interview with Michelle Malone, singer, songwriter, guitar slinger

interview, Michelle Malone, singer, songwriter, guitarist, Martine Ehrenclou, Rock and Blues Muse

By Martine Ehrenclou

Michele Malone is an award-winning, American blues, roots, rock n’ roll singer, songwriter, guitarist, and producer. An Atlanta native, she released her 15th album, Slings & Arrows, to rave reviews. A well-respected and accomplished musician, Malone is an independent artist with an impressive resume which includes performances with Gregg Allman, ZZ Top, Steve Earle, and more. Her songs have appeared in films such as Bam Bam, Celeste, All over Me, Shotgun Jesus, and [Read More]

By | 2018-03-15T16:16:17+00:00 March 9th, 2018|Interviews|2 Comments

Interview: Paul Nelson, Johnny Winter’s guitarist, on his time with the legendary blues icon

Photo of Johnny Winter 2013 by Marty Temme

By Martine Ehrenclou

This is Part Two of our interview with Grammy-winning guitarist, record producer and songwriter, Paul Nelson, who was the guitarist for legendary blues-rock icon, Johnny Winter. He produced several of Johnny Winter’s albums, including Step Back, which won Nelson a Grammy for “Best Blues Album.” He executive produced and appeared in the Johnny Winter documentary, Down and Dirty and also appeared in the documentary Sidemen: Long Road to Glory.

Martine: You spent years touring with Johnny Winter and you were [Read More]

By | 2018-03-07T19:03:31+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|Interviews|1 Comment