Five of Our Favorite Artist Interviews 2019, Rock and Blues Muse, Martine Ehrenclou

Five of Our Favorite Artist Interviews 2019

By Martine Ehrenclou

As 2019 draws to a close, Rock and Blues Muse looks back on some of our favorite blues, rock and roots artist interviews of the year. We have had the privilege of talking with some of the interesting and celebrated artists.

I believe our interviews go a little deeper into conversation with these artists so you get a window into who they are as human beings and how they became so successful. Some are very funny, some are deep with insight and vulnerability, and others are just plain interesting because of the who these artists are as people.

We chose our interviews with Keb’ Mo’, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Ana Popovic, John Mayall, and Nick Moss.

Kick back and read our interviews of these fascinating musicians.

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Keb’ Mo’
Four-time Grammy Award winner, singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer and legendary bluesman and Americana artist. With 14 albums, he earned 12 Grammy nominations, 11 Blues Foundation Awards, and six BMI awards for his work in TV and film. His most recent albums are Moonlight, Mistletoe & You, and Oklahoma, which picked up a 2020 Grammy nomination. Keb’ is known as a modern master of American roots music who has collaborated with Taj Mahal, Bonnie Raitt, Vince Gill, Jackson Browne, Amy Grant, James Cotton, Bobby Rush, Lyle Lovett, Natalie Cole and more.
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Christone “Kingfish” Ingram
At the age of 20, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram’s debut album, Kingfish, is nominated for a 2020 Grammy Award. A blues virtuoso guitarist, soulful singer and songwriter, Ingram is more than just an exciting artist with mind blowing skills. To listen to him play and sing is to take in the forefathers of the blues, and yet with a modern freshness. He has been described as the future of the blues and has appeared on national TV shows such as The Steve Harvey Show, Rachel Ray, and shared stages with Buddy Guy, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Robert Randolph, Guitar Shorty, Eric Gales and more.
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Ana Popovic
A multi-award-winning blues and rock guitar slinger, singer-songwriter whose latest album, Like It On Top, was produced by Keb’ Mo. The album, her 9th,  features guest appearances by Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Robben ford, and Keb’ Mo’. Her music is a smoking blend of electric blues, R&B, jazz and funk.  A highly respect artist, Ana is one of the select few female guitarists to join the Experience Hendrix Tour and has been featured on the overs of Vintage Guitar, Guitar Player magazine and others. She is known for her fiery guitar shops, and has shared stages with BB King, Buddy Guy, Jeff Beck, Joe Bonamassa and many more.
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John Mayall
British blues legend and Grammy nominee, John Mayall is known as “The Godfather of British Blues.” He is a British blues singer/guitarist/keyboard player/blues harmonicist/songwriter/producer and frontman. In the 1960s, Mayall founded John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers, a band that included some of the most famous musicians over the years such as Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Jack Bruce, Mick Fleetwood, Mick Taylor, Walter Trout, Coco Montoya and more. His latest album, Nobody Told Me features guest guitarists Joe Bonamassa, Larry McCray, Todd Rundgren, Steven Van Zant, and Carolyn Wonderland. Mayall’s awards include a Lifetime Achievement Award from Blues Matters, Officer of the British Empire by the Queen’s Honours list, an induction into the Blues Hall of Fame, two Independent Blues Awards and he was also the subject of the BBCC Documentary “The Godfather of British Blues.”
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Nick Moss
Blues guitar virtuoso Nick Moss is considered a master of the Chicago blues sound and one the great guitar players of his generation. With 13 albums, Nick Moss has won a Blues Music Award in 2019. He and harmonica wizard Dennis Gruenling teamed up in 2016 and have toured relentlessly and released albums such as The High Cost of Low Living (2018) and most recently Lucky Guy! (2019) produced by Kid Andersen.
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See Our Five Favorite Interviews of 2018 here