Interview with Jim McCarty of the Yardbirds

Interview, Jim McCarty, Yardbirds, Kevin Porter, Rock and Blues Muse

By Kevin Porter

The Yardbirds have their place in rock and roll lore if for no other reason than three of the best rock guitar players in history—Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, and Jeff Beck—were members of the Yardbirds at one time or another. But the Yardbirds were more than just about having great guitar players, as they were responsible for releasing several songs that were certifiable masterpieces and have been famously covered many times by other bands—“I’m a Man,” “Train Kept [Read More]

By | 2018-06-21T14:56:24+00:00 June 21st, 2018|Interviews|0 Comments

Video of the Week: King King “Wait On Time”

Video of the Week, King King, "Wait On Time" Rock and Blues Muse Photo: Natasha Cornblatt

Brand new video of “Wait On Time” by blues-rock sensation, King King from the U.K.

Having recently won three awards at the U.K. Blues Awards 2018, including “Blues Album of the Year” for their latest release, Exile & Grace, “Blues Songwriter of the Year” and “Blues Band of the Year,” King King is on a roll with some of the best blues-rock around.

With band members Alan Nimmo (vocals, guitar) Lindsay Coulson (bass) Wayne Proctor (drums) [Read More]

By | 2018-06-20T19:02:16+00:00 June 20th, 2018|Video of the Week|0 Comments

Review: The Blues Is Alive And Well by Buddy Guy

Album review, The Blues Is Alive And Well, Buddy Guy, Rock and Blues Muse Photo: Paul Natkin

By Dave Resto

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and seven-time Grammy Award-winner, Buddy Guy, is back with his newest album, The Blues Is Alive And Well, released by the Silvertone label on June 15th. With two-time Grammy Award-winning producer and accomplished session/touring drummer Tom Hambridge at the helm, it features guest appearances by Jeff Beck, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, James Bay and the Muscle Shoals Horns.

It [Read More]

By | 2018-06-20T11:04:20+00:00 June 20th, 2018|Album & Single Reviews|0 Comments

Gig Review: Christie Lenée, Boulevard Music, Culver City, CA

Gig review, Christie Lenée, Culver City, CA, Martine Ehrenclou, Rock and Blues Muse Photo: Martine Ehrenclou

By Martine Ehrenclou

Singer, songwriter and 2017 International Fingerstyle Guitar Champion, Christie Lenée brought her extraordinary guitar skills, soulful vocals, and a blend of folk, rock and pop tunes to Boulevard Music, in Culver City on Friday, June 15th.

And what a show it was.

Acoustic guitars lined the walls of the venue. This was a gig that drew many guitar players but we witnessed a multi-talented artist who offered a great deal more. Lenée dazzled the audience [Read More]

By | 2018-06-20T11:00:13+00:00 June 18th, 2018|Concert Reviews|3 Comments

Review: The Cleaner by Dan McKinnon

Album Review, The Cleaner, Dan McKinnon, Rock and Blues Muse

By Dave Resto

Toronto-based guitarist/singer/song-writer Dan McKinnon’s new album The Cleaner was released through Alcool Records in May of this year. Preceded by his self-released debut, As Sharp As Possible in 2013, this latest ten-song collection of raw, energetic blues/rock is a welcome follow up from this rising Canadian artist.

McKinnon has a growing list of accolades to his credit, including 2017 Toronto Blues Society Talent Search Winner. With The Cleaner, which was recorded live to tape, he and his band, bassist Peter Eratostene and drummer Michael [Read More]

By | 2018-06-20T11:02:20+00:00 June 18th, 2018|Album & Single Reviews|0 Comments