About Martine Ehrenclou

Award-winning author, freelance journalist, musician and past music reviewer, Martine is a music enthusiast. Having attended hundreds of concerts, local live shows, and open mike nights, all around Southern California, she has shared her music playlists for many years with friends and others just for the fun of it.

Interview with Tommy Castro and Tinsley Ellis

Interview, Tommy Castro, Tinsley Ellis, Rock and Blues Muse

By Kevin Porter

Six-time Blues Music Award winner and BB King Entertainer of the Year, Tommy Castro, and Georgia blues-rock legend, Tinsley Ellis, who ranks as one of today’s most electrifying guitarists and vocalists, share a double bill on their upcoming “T’N’T Tour.” They are launching their joint tour along the East Coast and other parts of the U.S on November 9, 2018.

Castro and Ellis are both well worth seeing individually but having them both on a double bill should make for a phenomenal concert. [Read More]

By |2018-09-19T16:37:33+00:00September 18th, 2018|Interviews|4 Comments

Review: Redemption by Joe Bonamassa

Review, Redemption, Joe Bonamassa, Rock and Blues Muse

By Dave Resto

As blues-rock guitar giant Joe Bonamassa celebrates his 26th year in music, the two-time Grammy-nominated artist is releasing his newest album, Redemption on September 21, 2018 via J&R Adventures.

Redemption features Bonamassa’s touring band of legendary veterans: keyboardist, Reese Wynans (Stevie Ray Vaughan, Buddy Guy); bassist, Michael Rhodes (Mark Knopfler, Johnny Cash); drummer, Anton Fig (Late Night/Late Show with David Letterman); trumpeter, Lee Thornburg (Wayne Cochran and the C.C. Riders); saxophonist, Paulie Cerra (Stevie Wonder, [Read More]

By |2018-09-19T16:31:20+00:00September 17th, 2018|Album & Single Reviews|0 Comments

Dickey Betts Undergoes Brain Surgery After Accident

“Ramblin’ Man” singer-songwriter and founding guitarist for the Allman Brothers band, Dickey Betts, who now tours with his Dickey Betts Band, fell and struck his head, according to the Sarasota Herald Tribune and his website. While playing with the family dog in his backyard on Little Sarasota Bay in Osprey, Betts slipped and cracked his head, causing bleeding in his brain. Early this week, he Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee was listed “in critical but stable condition.”

According to The Herald Tribune, brain surgery was performed this morning [Read More]

By |2018-09-21T12:55:02+00:00September 21st, 2018|Rock Muse|0 Comments

Rival Sons Release New Single, Do Your Worst

Blues rockers, Rival Sons have released a new video/single, “Do Your Worst.” Watch below. This is the first track from their upcoming album due out early 2019. The album will be released on Grammy Award-winning producer, Dave Cobb’s imprint, Low Country Sound via Atlantic Records.

“Do Your Worst” is a gritty rocker with searing lead guitar riffs by guitarist Scott Holiday and rock vocals by Jay Buchanan. Also included in the band are bassist Dave Beste and drummer Mike Miley. Dave Cobb produced the album.

The album was recorded with Cobb at RCA Studio A [Read More]

By |2018-09-21T12:14:56+00:00September 17th, 2018|Rock Muse, Videos & Singles|2 Comments

Album Review: Dopamine Machine by Hadden Sayers

Review, Dopamine Machine, Hadden Sayers, Rock and Blues Muse

By Tom O’Connor

Iconoclastic singer/guitarist/songwriter Hadden Sayers journeyed from his Texas home to Nashville to record his new, self-released album Dopamine Machine, out September 14, 2018. The result is a winning eleven-track collection of his fearless blues and hard rock mixing style.

When you’re crafting your ninth record, it is a pretty safe bet that you know who you are and what you want to say. For this clearly personal and purposeful album, Hadden Sayers brought in some equally formidable and respected session players; Greg Morrow [Read More]

By |2018-09-21T12:15:35+00:00September 18th, 2018|Album & Single Reviews|0 Comments