Interview: Joe Louis Walker, Legendary Musician

Interview, Joe Louis Walker, by Martine Ehrenclou, Rock and Blues Muse Photo: Marilyn Stringer

By Martine Ehrenclou

Joe Louis Walker, a legendary musician, is considered one of the greatest modern bluesmen of our time. Walker has won four Blues Music Awards and was inducted into the The Blues Hall of Fame in 2013. He has earned 48 W.C. Handy Blues Music Award nominations and four wins. JLW tours constantly, playing concerts and festivals across the globe.

Joe Louis Walker’s latest album, Everybody Wants a Piece, was nominated for a  …(Read More)

By | January 12th, 2018|Interviews|2 Comments

Interview: A Conversation with Albert Cummings

By Kevin Porter

With a new live album, Live At the 62 Center, released December 5th 2017, master blues-rock guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, Albert Cummings, is currently on tour across the U.S through 2018. His style has been coined as a blend of guitar pyrotechnics that calls to mind the likes of Albert King, Freddie King, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimi Hendrix. He even worked with SRV’s rhythm section, Double Trouble, and his solo debut in 2003, From the Heart, featured Cummings fronting Double Trouble which included Reese Winans. He has toured with  …(Read More)

By | December 20th, 2017|Interviews|2 Comments

Interview: Samantha Fish, singer-guitarist-songwriter extraordinaire

Photo: Backstage Flash

By Martine Ehrenclou

Having just released her album, Belle of the West that debuted #1 on the Billboard Blues charts, Chills & Fever in March of this year and three solo albums before that, Samantha Fish has established herself as a talented and versatile singer-guitarist-songwriter and powerful performer. From blues and roots music to Americana and country, Samantha Fish is a creative musical force. Currently on tour in the U.S., she will continue that tour throughout 2018. She kindly made time in her busy schedule to talk with Rock and  …(Read More)

By | November 28th, 2017|Interviews|4 Comments

Interview: Tommy Castro (Tommy Castro & the Painkillers)

Photo: Peggy DeRose

By Kevin Porter

Tommy Castro has been playing music professionally for over 30 years, starting first with the Dynatones in the 1980s before peeling off and leading his own bands in the 1990s. His music is a joyous and boisterous fusion of blues, rock, and soul, and he has built a solid and loyal fan base through relentless touring and churning out quality music. He has recorded 17 albums during that time frame, and has won numerous awards for his songwriting and music, including the B.B. King Entertainer of the  …(Read More)

By | November 19th, 2017|Interviews|0 Comments

Interview: Chris Vachon of Roomful of Blues

Photo: Seth Jacobson

By Kevin Porter

The year 1967 saw the formation of Fleetwood Mac and Genesis. The same year also saw the formation of Roomful of Blues, and the band is still going to this day. Armed with a horn section in addition to the classic guitar/bass/drums line-up, Roomful of Blues (hereafter Roomful) plays a potent mix of swing, roadhouse blues, rock and roll, boogie-woogie and soul. Alumni of the band include Duke Robillard, Ronnie Earl, Lou Ann Barton, Curtis Salgado, and Sugar Ray Norcia, and the band has  …(Read More)

By | October 24th, 2017|Interviews|2 Comments