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Review: Survivor Blues by Walter Trout

Walter Trout, Survivor Blues, Album review, Rock and Blues Muse

By Kevin Porter

Iconic blues-rock guitarist, Walter Trout returns with a new album, ‘Survivor Blues’, out on January 25th via Provogue Records/Mascot Label Group. The album, Trout’s 28th in his long and storied career, is different in that it does not feature any original tunes. But this is no ordinary covers album. Trout did not want to do the Blues greatest hits. Survivor Blues features older, more obscure songs that have rarely been covered.

In planning and making Survivor Blues, Walter Trout made it his mission to [Read More]

By |January 21st, 2019|Album & Single Reviews|0 Comments

Review: Porch Sessions by Tony Holiday

Review, Tony Holiday, Porch Sessions, Mike O'Cull, Rock and Blues Muse

By Mike O’Cull

Tony Holiday is a vocalist and harp player who is rapidly emerging as a star on the international blues scene. He has been recognized by blues legends like Charlie Musselwhite and Rick Estrin as one of the finest up-and-comers in the game right now and is steadily building his own legend one gig at a time. Speaking of gigs, he plays up to 200 of them a year across the US and has brilliantly recorded his latest [Read More]

By |January 22nd, 2019|Album & Single Reviews|0 Comments

John Mayall: Interview with the British Blues Legend

Interview, John Mayall, blues legend, Godfather of British Blues, Martine Ehrenclou, Rock and Blues Muse Photo: David Gomez

By Martine Ehrenclou

John Mayall has served as a pioneer of blues music for over 50 years and is known as “The Godfather of British Blues.” In the 1960s, the England-born blues legend founded John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, a band that had some of the most famous blues musicians as members, including Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Jack Bruce, Mick Fleetwood, Mick Taylor, Harvey Mandell, Aynsley Dunbar, Walter Trout, Coco [Read More]

By |January 17th, 2019|Interviews|17 Comments

Review: Been Meaning To Tell You Ina Forsman

Ina Forsman, Been Meaning To Tell you, Album review, Rock and Blues Muse

By Mike Elliott

24-year-old Finnish blues belter Ina Forsman has a voice that transcends genre.  While it’s clearly blues-soaked, her voice floats effortlessly through many styles. Now for her fantastic follow-up to her critically acclaimed self-title debut, Been Meaning to Tell You (out January 25th on Ruf Records), expands both her sound and the content of her lyrics, taking two years to write the material, laying her soul bare.

Recorded at Austin’s Wire Recording Studio with producer Mark [Read More]

By |January 22nd, 2019|Album & Single Reviews|0 Comments

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