Album Review: Starting Gun by The Bad Flowers

Album review, Starting Gun, The Bad Flowers, Scott Bampton, Rock and Blues Muse Photo: Mark Verney

By Scott Bampton

Released February 16th, Starting Gun is the debut album from hard rocking trio, The Bad Flowers. Hailing from the same dark depths of England as Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, and Black Country Communion, The Bad Flowers’ sound is gritty British classic rock from top-to-bottom.

The follow up to 2016’s self-titled EP, Starting Gun involved a year-long writing and recording process. And it’s evidently been a year well spent, as the [Read More]

By | 2018-02-17T11:07:25+00:00 February 15th, 2018|Album & Single Reviews|6 Comments

New Playlist! February Blues, Rock & Soul

Our new playlist is blues, blues-rock and a little soul for good measure. It includes tunes by Matt Schofield, Ana Popovic, Laurence Jones, Philip Sayce, Colin James, Robben Ford, Debbie Davies, Danielle Nicole, Eric Gales and more.

Just a little something to liven up your weekend.

Click on the link and enjoy! https://open.spotify.com/user/rockandbluesmuse/playlist/4CSV1QiJFSxhlyCTOUGlEz?si=iEMHlYU6RBGizuvJGbTJBw

 

  1. Anything But Time: Matt Schofield
  2. Blues for Mrs. Pauline: Ana Popovic
  3. Funky Guitar Blues: Bryce Janey
  4. Got No Place to Go: Laurence Jones
  5. Steamroller: Philip Sayce
  6. Three Hours Past Midnight: Colin James
  7. Riley B. King: Robben Ford
  8. I [Read More]
By | 2018-02-08T15:10:45+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Playlists|0 Comments

New Video “Love Remains” Black Country Communion

Black Country Communion just released a new video, “Love Remains” from their recently released album, BCCIV. The rock supergroup consists of vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Trapeze) drummer Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin, Foreigner) keyboardist Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Alice Cooper, Billy Idol) and guitarist Joe Bonamassa. They released their album BCCIIV on Mascot Records Sept. 22, 2017.

Black Country Communion is an earth-shattering combination of American and British rock influences. Their tremendous success conveys an important message—classic rock is thriving!

Black Country Communion’s inception took place when legendary frontman and bass player, Glenn Hughes [Read More]

By | 2018-02-08T15:25:34+00:00 February 4th, 2018|Rock Muse|0 Comments

Review: Blue Flame by Bluesman, Peter Karp

By Kevin Porter

Singer/songwriter/bluesman Peter Karp released his ninth album, Blue Flame, February 2nd. Karp’s music has been described as “soul-influenced Americana blues rock,” and Blue Flame is indeed a hybrid mix of multiple musical genres. Karp is a multi-threat, not only as a great songwriter and singer, but also a sizzling lead and slide guitarist. Rolling Stones legend, Mick Taylor, and Kim Wilson of the Fabulous Thunderbirds, are among the guest artists on the album.

“Rolling on a Log” starts off the record, a blues rocker with [Read More]

By | 2018-02-08T15:13:33+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Album & Single Reviews|0 Comments

Video of the Week: Blues-rocker, Alastair Greene, “Nome Zayne”

video of the week, alastair greene, rock and blues muse Photo: Amanda Peacock

Alastair Greene is known for his blues-based, fiery melodic guitar playing and soulful vocals. He recently dedicated himself to his solo career after touring the world for seven years with rock legend, Alan Parsons. His sound blends blues, classic rock, southern rock and jam band flavors.

With a recent album, Dream Train, produced by David Z, Dream Train features 13 songs, 12 of which are Greene originals. The sole cover is a previously unreleased tune written by Billy Gibbons of ZZ [Read More]

By | 2018-02-08T15:15:41+00:00 February 7th, 2018|Video of the Week|0 Comments