New Year’s Eve Funky Blues Playlist!

By Martine Ehrenclou

We all need great blues music to celebrate the new year. I’ve put together our “New Year’s Eve Funky Blues” playlist to usher in 2018. Enjoy some truly great blues music with some groove by outstanding musicians you know and love.

Our playlist includes songs by Johnny Winter, Mike Zito, Eric Gales, Devon Allman, Richie Kotzen, Ana Popovic, Carolyn Wonderland, Lance Lopez, Philip Sayce, and more.

Have a listen. Enjoy the holiday and Happy New Year!


Track Listing:

“Big Mouth,” Mike Zito

“Third Degree” Johnny Winter

“Carry Yourself” Eric Gales

“Back to You” Devon Allman

“Blues for Mrs. [Read More]

By |2018-01-29T10:14:22+00:00December 29th, 2017|Playlists|0 Comments

Album Review: Badass Generation by The Paul Nelson Band

By Dave Resto

At Rock and Blues Muse, we enjoy making the occasional U-turn to cover a great album which our readers may have missed. Released in 2016, The Paul Nelson Band’s Badass Generation (Sony Records, produced by Paul Nelson) is a sumptuous, twelve-track blues-rock banquet that is well worth checking out.

Multiple Grammy Award-winning, Paul Nelson, is a genuine virtuoso guitarist with a notable resume. He produced and played guitar on several of Johnny Winter’s albums, including the Grammy-nominated I’m a Blues Man, Roots, and Step Back. [Read More]

By |2018-01-29T10:14:22+00:00December 28th, 2017|Album & Single Reviews|0 Comments

Interview: A Conversation with Albert Cummings

By Kevin Porter

With a new live album, Live At the 62 Center, released December 5th 2017, master blues-rock guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, Albert Cummings, is currently on tour across the U.S through 2018. His style has been coined as a blend of guitar pyrotechnics that calls to mind the likes of Albert King, Freddie King, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimi Hendrix. He even worked with SRV’s rhythm section, Double Trouble, and his solo debut in 2003, From the Heart, featured Cummings fronting Double Trouble which included Reese Winans. He has toured with [Read More]

By |2018-01-29T10:14:22+00:00December 20th, 2017|Interviews|2 Comments

Album Review: Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm

By Martine Ehrenclou

Robert Cray teamed up with Hi Rhythm for his self-titled album, Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm out now on Jay-Vee Records. The album is nominated for “Best Contemporary Blues Album” by the Grammy Awards.

Five-time Grammy Award winner with 20 albums to his credit, Robert Cray teamed up with Grammy Award winning producer Steve Jordan to make a classic soul album.

Over the last 30-plus years, Cray has successfully blurred the lines of blues, soul, and R&B and is considered one of the [Read More]

By |2018-01-29T10:14:22+00:00December 19th, 2017|Album & Single Reviews|0 Comments

Christmas-Holiday Blues Rock Playlist 2017

By Martine Ehrenclou

To help you usher in your holidays, I’ve put together “Christmas-Holiday Blues Rock Playlist 2017.” Enjoy some rocking’ holiday blues, blues rock and more, to amp up your holiday season.

Have a listen. Happy Holidays to everyone!

Click on the link and enjoy!

Track listing:

“Christmas Tears,” The Paul Nelson Band

“Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin’,” Albert King

“Christmas Time in the Country,” Kenny Neal

“Christmas Comes But Once a Year,” B.B. King

“A Bluesman’s Christmas,” Coco Montoya

“Santa Claus, Do You Ever Get The Blues?,” Roomful of Blues

“Christmas Blues,” Canned Heat

“It’s Bad to Have the [Read More]

By |2018-01-29T10:14:22+00:00December 18th, 2017|Playlists|0 Comments