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Samantha Fish Cigar Box Guitar Festival 2020 Dates New Orleans

The Samantha Fish Cigar Box Guitar Festival New Orleans 2020, name change and dates announced, Rock and Blues Muse Photo: Savas Mallotides

The New Orleans Cigar Box Guitar Festival was founded in 2016, has gained a reputation for outstanding entertainment during its first four years in existence. For 2020, Samantha Fish and the The New Orleans Cigar Box Guitar Festival have partnered to expand the growth and outreach of the festival and the Cigar Box guitar. It is now called The Samantha Fish Cigar Box Guitar Festival.

Taking place January 15 through [Read More]

By |2019-11-13T14:47:55-08:00November 13th, 2019|Music News|0 Comments

Ben Poole Announces New Double Live Album ‘Ben Poole Trio /// Live ‘19’

Ben Poole, new album announcement, Ben Poole Trio /// Live '19, Rock and Blues Muse

Blues rock guitarist, singer-songwriter Ben Poole will release his new double live album, Ben Poole Trio /// Live ’19 on Friday January 31st, 2020. The album was recorded over three nights in July 2019 at Old Schoolhouse in Barnsley, The Half Moon in South London and Bootleggers in Kendal, Cumbria and is over 90 minutes of electrifying blues-rock.

The double live album features Wayne Proctor on drums, Steve Amadeo on bass, and Ben Poole on vocals and guitar, and [Read More]

By |2019-11-13T11:19:39-08:00November 13th, 2019|Music News, Videos & Singles|0 Comments

Review: Laura Cox ‘Burning Bright’

Laura Cox, Burning Bright, album review, Rock and Blues Muse

By Mike O’Cull

French rock guitarist/vocalist Laura Cox and her incredible band has a new album called Burning Bright that will make you believe in the power of music again. Released November 8th, 2019 on the Verychords imprint, Burning Bright puts Cox at the leading edge of the New Classic Rock movement that’s been gaining momentum in the past few years. She is an absolutely first-class player and singer but what makes her great is that she nails the zeitgeist of the original blues-based [Read More]

By |2019-11-11T12:19:26-08:00November 11th, 2019|Album & Single Reviews|0 Comments

Gibson Plays It Forward With Guitars For Vets Program

Gibson Plays It Forward With Guitars For Vets Program, Rock and Blues Muse L-R: Patrick Nettesheim (Guitars For Vets), Jason Kimmons (Gibson), Peter Nugris (U.S. veteran), Sully Erna (Godsmack), Henry Thomas (U.S. veteran) and Brandon Branham (U.S. veteran).

Gibson Plays It Forward With Guitars for Vets Program
Brings The Power of Music To Returning U.S. Veterans

Gibson has partnered with Guitars For Vets to bring the power of music to returning U.S. military veterans. Gibson opened the doors of its Custom Shop in Nashville to debut a donation of 48 guitars and 19,000 string sets as well as pledge their continued support to Guitars For Vets. [Read More]

By |2019-11-11T16:57:01-08:00November 11th, 2019|Music News|0 Comments

Joe Satriani Announces ‘The Shapeshifting ‘ UK Tour 2020

Joe Satriani Announces 'The Shapeshifting" UK Tour 2020, Rock and Blues Muse Photo: Richard Bolwell

Joe Satriani Announces ‘The Shapeshifting” UK Tour 202. 

World-renowned guitar virtuoso, JOE SATRIANI, announces a string of May 2020 UK tour dates to support the release of his 17th solo album. Travelling under the moniker of “The Shapeshifting Tour”, the six-date UK run will start at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill-on-Sea (May 22) finishing up at Birmingham Symphony Hall (May 28).

The live show will feature tracks from the new studio album released by Sony/Legacy in April 2020, plus he will perform many of [Read More]

By |2019-11-11T12:03:48-08:00November 11th, 2019|Music News|0 Comments

Gibson Announces Release of ‘Alvin Lee ES-335 ’69 Festival’ Guitar

Alvin Lee

Gibson ‘Alvin Lee ES-335 ’69 Festival Available Now Worldwide

Blues-rock Legend’s Signature “Big Red” Guitar from Breakout Festival Performance Released in Celebration of 50th Anniversary of Woodstock.

“My famous Gibson 335 that I bought for £45 in Nottingham was the best investment I ever made.” –Alvin Lee

Gibson has announced the worldwide release of the new, limited-edition ‘Alvin Lee ES-335 ’69 Festival’. The leading guitar brand has created the exact ES-335 guitar in Aged Sixties Cherry. The striking guitar, which Lee called “Big Red” launched his performance to legendary status while showcasing his lightning-fast guitar playing at the original Woodstock [Read More]

By |2019-11-09T20:22:53-08:00November 9th, 2019|Music News|0 Comments

Review: ‘Rise’ by Joanna Connor

Rise, Joanna Connor, album review, Martine Ehrenclou, Rock and Blues Muse

By Martine Ehrenclou

Joanna Connor is known as the Queen of Blues/Rock Guitar, an outrageously talented and original guitar player who many discovered when a video of her performance at the 2014 North Atlantic Blues Festival went viral. Out November 8th via M.C. Records, Rise is a follow up to Connor’s 2016 Six String Stories. A 12-song release with two covers, Rise features a wide array of styles with superb musicianship, and above all Joanna Connor’s virtuoso guitar skills, strong voice and her [Read More]

By |2019-11-08T09:40:18-08:00November 6th, 2019|Album & Single Reviews|1 Comment