Shemekia Copeland, powerhouse vocalist, to release new album, America’s Child

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Award-winning blues and Americana vocalist, Shemekia Copeland, will release her potent new Alligator Records album, AMERICA’S CHILD, on Friday, August 3, 2018. Produced by Americana Instrumentalist of The Year winner, Will Kimbrough (who also plays guitar on the album) and recorded in Nashville, AMERICA’S CHILD is a courageous and fiery statement of purpose, a major step forward for the singer whose musical consciousness continues to expand as her star continues to rise.

AMERICA’S CHILD is Copeland’s most compelling work yet, with [Read More]

By |2018-07-21T10:13:39+00:00July 21st, 2018|Rock Muse|0 Comments

ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons announces new album, The Big Bad Blues

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Iconic guitarist and vocalist for ZZ Top, Billy F. Gibbons has announced he will release a new solo album, The Big Bad Blues, on September 21st, via Concord Records. This is the follow-up to his 2015 Afro-Cuban solo album, Perfectamundo.

The Big Bad Blues focuses on Gibbons’ lifelong love of the blues and rock & roll, showcasing the blues-influenced vocals and guitar licks that have together served as the foundation for his numerous hits over the past five decades. The [Read More]

By |2018-07-21T09:26:44+00:00July 21st, 2018|Rock Muse|1 Comment

A Deeper Cut by The Temperance Movement, album review

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By Martine Ehrenclou

Released in the U.S. on August 3rdon Spinefarm Records, British blues rockers, The Temperance Movement, are back with A Deeper Cut, a stunning third album that draws from some of the great rock of the 60s and 70s but with a definite modern spin. A mix of swagger and soul, this band put out a collection of superb songs, each with the band’s unique signature sound and outstanding musicianship.

After a turbulent point in their careers following two [Read More]

By |2018-07-19T12:18:46+00:00July 19th, 2018|Album & Single Reviews|2 Comments

Interview with Paul Nelson, Johnny Winter’s guitarist, his time with Johnny Winter

Photo of Johnny Winter 2013 by Marty Temme

By Martine Ehrenclou

This is Part Two of our interview with Grammy-winning guitarist, record producer and songwriter, Paul Nelson, who was the guitarist for legendary blues-rock icon, Johnny Winter. He produced several of Johnny Winter’s albums, including Step Back, which won Nelson a Grammy for “Best Blues Album.” He executive produced and appeared in the Johnny Winter documentary, Down and Dirty and also appeared in the documentary Sidemen: Long Road to Glory.

Martine: You spent years touring with Johnny Winter and you were [Read More]

By |2018-07-18T11:30:08+00:00July 16th, 2018|Interviews|1 Comment

The West Coast Feed release first music video, “You Belong To Me”

The West Coast Feed, You Belong To Me, first Single, Rock and Blues Muse Photo: Spencer Findlay

Seattle-based swagger rock, soul group, The West Coast Feed, release their first single/music video, “You Belong To Me” on  July 13th from their upcoming, self-titled album, out September 2018. Watch video below.

This is one hot band!

The West Coast Feed is a powerhouse nine-piece band out of Seattle, WA, that make their own dynamic brand of swagger rock/soul music. And this is one tight, fun band with strong musicianship. Honoring the collective legacies of Memphis, Muscle Shoals and [Read More]

By |2018-07-19T12:20:45+00:00July 16th, 2018|Videos & Singles|3 Comments