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Video Premiere: “What Kind Of Man” Zack Walther Band

Video premiere, What Kind of Man, Zack Walther Band, Rock and Blues Muse

We are excited to premiere the video “What Kind Of Man” by the Zack Walther Band, a song from their upcoming album, The Westerner, set to release October 25th, distributed by TuneCore.

With a soulful and powerhouse voice, Zack and his band perform “What Kind Of Man,” a raw, slow rocker with Zack and his band on the edge of darkness. Moody and intense, the video features a blues influenced roots-rock song about love gone wrong and a man with regrets.

It’s [Read More]

By |2019-10-09T17:10:10-07:00October 7th, 2019|Videos & Singles|7 Comments

Interview with Award-winning Bluesman Rick Estrin

Interview, the nightcats, Rick Estrin & The NightcatsRick Estrin & The Nightcats photo: Rachel Kumar

By Kevin Porter

It’s not often that a band combines virtuoso musicianship and humor, but Rick Estrin & The Nightcats is one such band. Estrin is considered one of the best harmonica players and songwriters in the blues industry, and he won Blues Music Awards in 2018 Traditional Male Artist of the Year and Song of the Year for “The Blues Ain’t Going Nowhere” off of Groovin’ in Greaseland in 2017. Estrin’s lyrics in songs such as “I Met [Read More]

By |2019-10-09T17:24:49-07:00October 9th, 2019|Interviews|0 Comments

Review: High Water II The Magpie Salute

The Magpie Salute, High Water II, album review, Rock and Blues Muse

By Tom O’Connor

On October 18th, Eagle Rock Entertainment and the Mascot Label Group are scheduled to release High Water II, the highly-anticipated second studio album from Rich Robinson’s latest band, The Magpie Salute.

Robinson (Black Crowes) is again joined by fellow-travelers Marc Ford (Black Crowes) on guitar, bassist Sven Pipien (Black Crowes), drummer Joe Magistro, and keyboardist Matt Slocum, along with the remarkable John Hogg again handling the vocals. Together, the band conjures up a thick stew of psychedelia-tinged Americana Rock & [Read More]

By |2019-10-08T15:39:24-07:00October 8th, 2019|Album & Single Reviews|1 Comment

Five Best Acoustic Guitars For the Blues Under $1000

Five Best Acoustic Guitars For The Blues Under $1000, Rock and Blues Muse, Mike O'Cull

By Mike O’Cull

We often love the flash and fire of the electric guitar so much that we forget how important acoustic guitars are to the blues and rock and roll. Blues music was going down long before Muddy Waters electrified the world and it was happening on acoustics. Robert Johnson, Skip James, Leadbelly, and others made magic with their acoustic music and every guitarist out there should take a shot at doing the same.

Today, we’re examining what we [Read More]

By |2019-10-10T16:37:52-07:00October 10th, 2019|Music News|1 Comment

Ghost Hounds Announces ‘Roses Are Black’ Feat. Slash, Kenny Aronoff, Reese Wynans

Ghost Hounds, new album announcement, Roses Are Black, Rock and Blues Muse

Ghost Hounds Announces ‘Roses Are Black’

 New Album Features Slash, Kenny Aronoff, Reese Wynans, and Michael Rhodes, Out Nov 5th.

 The band is on tour with ZZ Top this month and will play Bob Seger’s final performance November 1st.

On the heels of an opening performance with the Rolling Stones this summer, and the announcement of upcoming performances with ZZ Top and Bob Seger, Pittsburgh rock band GHOST HOUNDS has announced details of ‘Roses Are Black, their new album out November 5th, 2019.

Featuring guest appearances by Slash, Kenny Aronoff, [Read More]

By |2019-10-10T13:55:44-07:00October 10th, 2019|Videos & Singles, Music News|2 Comments

Christie Lenée Wins Acoustic Guitarist of the Year + Announces New Album

Christie Lenée wins acoustic guitarist of the year, announces new album, Rock and Blues Muse

CHRISTIE LENÉE

WINS ACOUSTIC GUITARIST OF THE YEAR IN LONDON

ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM 

‘CIRCLES ‘ROUND THE SUN (BEST OF CHRISTIE LENÉE)’

IS DUE OUT OCTOBER 25

 TOURING EUROPE THIS FALL WITH HEADLINING SHOWS, FESTIVAL APPEARANCES AND SUPPORTING DATES WITH TOMMY EMMANUEL

The acclaimed singer-songwriter and celebrated instrumentalist Christie Lenée has added another accomplishment to her career winning the title of “Acoustic Guitarist of The Year” presented by Takamine and Music Radar–this past week in London at the U.K. [Read More]

By |2019-10-09T17:03:30-07:00October 8th, 2019|Videos & Singles, Music News|1 Comment

Marcus King Announces Debut Solo Album, El Dorado

Marcus King, solo album announcement, El Dorado, Rock and Blues Muse

Marcus King announced his debut solo album, El Dorado, produced by Black Keyes guitarist Dan Auerbach, set to release January 17, 2020 via Fantasy Records, a division of Concord Music Group. El Dorado is collection of 12 tracks written by Marcus King and Dan Auerbach, along with songwriters Pat McLaughlin, Paul Overstreet, and Ronnie Bowman.

Expanding on Marcus King’s Southern soul, jam rock and blues sound, the first single from his upcoming album has been released. “The Well” features his trademark fiery guitar [Read More]

By |2019-10-10T13:56:23-07:00October 10th, 2019|Videos & Singles, Music News|2 Comments