Review: Live From the 805 by Alastair Greene

Album review, Live at the 805, Alastair Greene, Rock and Blues Muse

By Dave Resto

Southern California based and world renowned blues-rock guitarist, singer and songwriter, Alastair Greene, has just released Live from the 805 through Rip Cat Records. Produced by Greene and Sean McCue, the two-disc, twenty-song set was recorded during a live performance in his native Santa Barbara, CA (area code 805) in March of 2018.

Greene is the grandson of the late jazz trumpeter Chico Alvarez, who inspired Greene to pursue a career in music. One of the many highlights of that [Read More]

By |2018-08-21T11:41:16+00:00August 20th, 2018|Album & Single Reviews|0 Comments

Music Video Premiere: Getting Tired by Jeremiah Johnson

Video premiere, Getting Tired, Jeremiah Johnson, Rock and Blues Muse

Watch the new music video premiered here, “Getting Tired” by Jeremiah Johnson from his new album, Straitjacket, to be released on August 24th on Ruf Records. The album was produced by Mike Zito at his Mars studio in Texas. This video was produced by Convergence Media Group and directed by Riq Dilly.

Born and raised in St. Louis, Jeremiah Johnson is the voice of Mississippi River blues, blending the struggles of everyday life. The funky “Getting Tired” is a groove based blues-rock [Read More]

By |2018-08-21T11:38:34+00:00August 21st, 2018|Videos & Singles|0 Comments

Video of the Week: Josh Smith, Kirk Fletcher, Joe Bonamassa “Crosscut Saw”

Video of the Week, Crosscut Saw, Josh Smith, Kirk Fletcher, Joe Bonamassa, Rock and Blues Muse

This was an obvious choice for our Video of the Week. “Crosscut Saw” features Blues guitar maestros, Josh Smith, Kirk Fletcher and Joe Bonamassa. It’s such a great song made famous by the great Albert King, and these musicians are superb—you can’t beat this outstanding performance! So blown away by it, I knew I had to feature it as a Video of the Week.

Shot by Natasha (1AnitrasDance on YouTube) the video [Read More]

By |2018-08-21T11:43:20+00:00August 17th, 2018|Video of the Week|2 Comments

Review: Straitjacket by Jeremiah Johnson

Album review, Straitjacket, Jeremiah Johnson, Rock and Blues Muse

By Kevin Porter

Jeremiah Johnson will release his third album, Straitjacket, on August 24th via Ruf Records. Fellow St. Louis native Mike Zito produced the record out of his MARZ studio in Texas. Johnson lived in Houston for 10 years, and finished in first place at the Houston Regional Blues Challenges for three consecutive years before returning to St. Louis in 2011 to win the St. Louis Blues challenge. Johnson’s time in Texas merged Texas blues and St. Louis blues into his current [Read More]

By |2018-08-17T13:14:47+00:00August 17th, 2018|Album & Single Reviews|0 Comments

Gig Review: The Blues is Thriving Thanks to Buddy Guy and Special Guest, Quinn Sullivan

Gig review, Buddy Guy, Quinn Sullivan, The Canyon Santa Clarita, August 12, Martine Ehrenclou, Rock and Blues Muse Photo: Martine Ehrenclou

By Martine Ehrenclou

Legendary Bluesman, Buddy Guy and his band, with special guest, Quinn Sullivan, put on an outstanding show at the Canyon Club, Santa Clarita, CA, August 12th.

Not known to everyone, show opener and guitar prodigy, Quinn Sullivan, who at 19 years old has been playing with Buddy Guy since he was eight, appeared on stage with Guy’s band. Fresh faced and looking shy of 19, Quinn introduced himself [Read More]

By |2018-08-16T12:37:21+00:00August 15th, 2018|Concert Reviews|6 Comments