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Doyle Bramhall II Releases Love and Pain Video

Doyle Bramhall II, Love and Pain video, Rock and Blues Muse Photo: Hanna Evensen

Doyle Bramhall II releases his “Love and Pain” video from his new album, Shades released on on Provogue/Mascot Label Group on October 5th.

Doyle Bramhall II makes his case — albeit an abstract and artful one — for gun control in the video for his song “Love and Pain”. But he wants to make clear that he’s out for common sense and compassion and not to ban guns completely.

“I’m Texan. I grew up with guns,” Bramhall, who was inspired to write [Read More]

By |2018-11-20T11:15:54+00:00November 20th, 2018|Videos & Singles|0 Comments

John Mayall Announces New Album Nobody Told Me

John Mayall, upcoming album, Nobody Told Me, Rock and Blues Muse

On February 22nd Forty Below Records will release Nobody Told Me, the new studio album from The Godfather of British Blues, John Mayall. The album features Todd Rundren, Little Steven Van Zandt, Alex Lifeson and Joe Bonamassa.

As with his last handful of albums, Mayall again shares production duties with Forty Below Founder Eric Corne who also handles engineering and mixing duties.

The album boasts an impressive and diverse list of guest guitarists, all personal favorites of Mayall’s including Todd Rundgren, Little [Read More]

By |2018-11-20T08:30:34+00:00November 20th, 2018|Rock Muse|0 Comments

Video of the Week: Eric Gales Mr Sipp “Smokestack Lightnin'”

Video of the Week, Eric Gales Mr Sipp, Rock and Blues Muse

Watch “Smokestack Lightnin’” with Eric Gales and Mr. Sipp at the Big Blues Bender, September 8, 2018 and you’ll know exactly why we chose this for our Video of the Week. Nicely shot by datflys on YouTube.

This musical conversation between Gales and Sipp is too much fun. Check out this wonderful performance and musicianship by two great guitarists/musicians.

Eric Gales is a blues-rock guitarist, singer-songwriter originally hailed as a child prodigy. Gales has record 17 albums [Read More]

By |2018-11-16T12:39:14+00:00November 16th, 2018|Video of the Week|8 Comments

Album Review: Robben Ford Purple House

Review, Purple House, Robben Ford, Martine Ehrenclou, Rock and Blues Muse

By Martine Ehrenclou

Having seen blues, jazz, rock guitarist and singer, Robben Ford live in a small venue a few months ago, I expected outstanding musicianship and incomparable guitar chops when I listened to his latest album, Purple House, released November 9th via earMusic. When I flipped the switch on all nine tracks, I was not prepared for what I heard. Leaning into my speakers, I embraced one of the best, if not the best album of 2018.

Robben Ford is regarded as a [Read More]

By |2018-11-16T10:08:29+00:00November 16th, 2018|Album & Single Reviews|3 Comments

Review: Blue Room (20th anniversary reissue) by Mike Zito

Review, Blue Room, Mike Zito, Rock and Blues Muse

By Dave Resto

Blues Music Award-winner Mike Zito is celebrating the 20thanniversary of his debut album, Blue Room with a reissue through his current label, Ruf Records. It will be released on November 16th.

In the late 90s, Mike Zito was eager to graduate from being a successful blues/rock cover band leader to a songwriter and performer of original material. With only $1,000 to cover costs, he went into a basement recording studio outside of his native St. Louis. During a marathon session [Read More]

By |2018-11-16T08:10:33+00:00November 14th, 2018|Album & Single Reviews|0 Comments