Review: Family Tree by Black Stone Cherry

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By Tom O’Connor

Kentucky flamethrowers Black Stone Cherry release their sixth full-length collection Family Tree on April 20th through Mascot Records on the Mascot Label Group. I’ve got just two words for ya–brace yourself.

Black Stone Cherry doesn’t just “perform” on this record, they testify. This self-produced wonder will remind anyone of a certain vintage of everything they miss about hard-hitting Southern rock and it’ll make the more fresh-faced listeners among us finally understand what they’ve been missing in today’s metronome EDM and by-the-numbers pop. In a [Read More]

By | 2018-04-19T11:21:09+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Album & Single Reviews|0 Comments

Concert Review: Jonny Lang, The Canyon, April 8th, 2018

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By Martine Ehrenclou

To listen to Jonny Lang’s music is one thing. To see him perform live is something else altogether. Jonny Lang came alive on stage at The Canyon in Santa Clarita, CA, on Sunday April 8th. It’s a show I won’t soon forget.

The club was jammed. His fans knew what they’d come for. I suspect I was one of the few who’d never seen him live as the pre-show conversation with those around us [Read More]

By | 2018-04-13T07:33:47+00:00 April 12th, 2018|Concert Reviews|38 Comments

RBM Blues Rock April Weekend Playlist!

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Get your weekend going with some great music courtesy of Rock and Blues Muse. Just click on the link below, put on your headphones or sync this to your stereo or car and you’re off and running for a great weekend! This playlist has everything from class Hendrix, SRV, to Larkin Poe, Ana Popovic, Jonny Lang, to Samantha Fish and Tedeschi-Trucks.


“She Was a Doorman”: Ana Popovic

“Sailin’ Shoes”: Philip Sayce

“Before You Hit The Ground”: Jonny Lang

“Come on in My Kitchen”: Larkin Poe

“Bird On A Wire”: Tedeschi Trucks [Read More]

By | 2018-04-13T17:15:41+00:00 April 13th, 2018|Playlists|0 Comments

Interview with Tinsley Ellis

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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

Album Review: Front and Center by Beth Hart

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By Tom O’Connor

Venerable vocalist and Bluessmith, Beth Hart, will be releasing Front and Center on April 13 via Provogue Records/Mascot Label Group. Her first live recording in over a decade, this potent collection is a start-to-finish document of one night’s powerful performance at the Iridium Jazz Club. Undaunted by the challenge of recording a full set, Hart’s confidence is palpable from the opening notes of the evening to the final flourishes of the closer.

Known for her dynamic range and emotional honesty, it [Read More]

By | 2018-04-12T16:25:29+00:00 April 9th, 2018|Album & Single Reviews|0 Comments