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Women Who Shaped the Blues

Women Who Shaped The Blues, featuring Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Memphis Minnie, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Billie Holiday, Etta James, Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald, Big Mama Thornton, Ruth Brown, Chris Wheatley, Rock and Blues Muse Women Who Shaped The Blues

By Chris Wheatley

From the earliest days of blues as entertainment, women were at the forefront. Theirs were the first black voices to be heard on record, and therefore the first to disseminate the twelve-bar art form across the nation (and the world).  Able to occupy spaces forbidden to men (who were routinely perceived as [Read More]

By |2020-07-01T09:11:24-07:00July 1st, 2020|Music News|2 Comments

Tom Petty Family Releases Demo Version “You Don’t Know How It Feels”

Tom Petty Family, new demo release, "You Don't Know How It Feels", Rock and Blues Muse Tom Petty

The Tom Petty estate released an 8 track home recording of Petty’s 1994 Wildflowers hit “You Don’t Know How It Feels,” which will be part of a Wildflowers project on Warner Records. His daughter Adria Petty uncovered the song in his archives.

The unheard recording features several differences from the final version. Adria Petty premiered the song on Tom Petty Radio on SiriusXM. In her interview on SiriusXM she revealed that she and the band found [Read More]

By |2020-06-30T16:21:49-07:00June 29th, 2020|Music News, Videos & Singles|1 Comment

Drive-In Concerts: The Ultimate Tailgate Party During The Pandemic?

Drive-In Concerts: The Ultimate Tailgate Party During The Pandemic? Martine Ehrenclou, Rock and Blues Muse Drive-In Concerts

By Martine Ehrenclou

The coronavirus has whacked the music industry to its knees. Artists were forced to cancel their tours and concerts, and promotors, managers, publicists, marketers, road crew and more, who are dependent on the live music industry for their survival, were furloughed or laid off.

With live music shows halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing, many musicians were able to pivot to live streaming performances via social media sites with ticket sales and [Read More]

By |2020-07-02T13:36:52-07:00July 2nd, 2020|Music News|3 Comments

Review: ‘The Remedy’ Too Slim & The Taildraggers

Too Slim and the Taildraggers, The Remedy, album review, Rock and Blues Muse, Martine Ehrenclou

By Martine Ehrenclou

Badass blues rockers Too Slim and the Taildraggers trigger a new release, The Remedy, out July 17 via the Vizztone Label Group/Underworld, the follow up to their critically acclaimed High Desert Heat, which was nominated for a 2019 Blues Music Award in the Best Blues Rock Album category.

With 10 originals and one cover by Elmore James, The Remedy is a dynamic blues-infused rock and roots album, that once again proves the songwriting mettle of this hard-driving [Read More]

By |2020-07-03T08:35:20-07:00July 3rd, 2020|Album & Single Reviews|3 Comments

Larkin Poe Release New Video “Back Down South”

Grammy Award-nominated Larkin Poe, release new video, "Back Down South, Self Made Man, Rock and Blues Muse Back Down South

Grammy Award-nominated sister duo Larkin Poe release their new video “Back Down South” from their widely acclaimed album, Self Made Man. Released June 12 via the band’s own Tricki-Woo Records, in its first week of sales the album rose to the top of Billboard’s “Top New Artists Albums” and “Current Rock Albums” charts, while also climbing to #1 “Blues Albums”, #2 on the “Americana/Folk Albums”, #7 “Heatseekers” and #11 on the overall “Top [Read More]

By |2020-06-30T16:17:06-07:00June 30th, 2020|Videos & Singles|0 Comments

Montreux Jazz Festival Announces 16 Day Virtual Music Festival “54th Summer of Music”

Montreux Jazz Festival, 54th Summer of Music, 16 Day Virtual Music Festival, featuring Nina Simone, Rory Gallagher, Etta James, Deep Purple, and more, YouTube, Rock and Blues Muse

MONTREUX JAZZ FESTIVAL PRESENTS:

“54TH SUMMER OF MUSIC”

A 16 DAY VIRTUAL MUSIC FESTIVAL EXCLUSIVELY ON YOUTUBE

FEATURING RARE PERFORMANCES BY
NINA SIMONE, RORY GALLAGHER, ETTA JAMES, CARLOS SANTANA, DEEP PURPLE, TOM MISCH AND MANY MORE
&
THE WORLDWIDE PREMIERES OF:
JOHN LEE HOOKER (1983), CHARLES BRADLEY (2016), KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD (2019) ANGELIQUE KIDJO AND FRIENDS (2016), BANG BANG ROMEO (2019) & TOM MISCH [Read More]

By |2020-07-01T16:47:42-07:00July 1st, 2020|Music News|0 Comments

Review: ‘Suzi Q’ Suzi Quatro Documentary

Suzi Q, Suzi Quatro documentary, documentary review, July 1, Rock and Blues Muse Suzi Quatro

By Mike O’Cull

Suzi Q is the official full-length feature film documentary about the life of rock star, actress, and stereotype-destroyer Suzi Quatro. Made by Australian filmmakers Liam Firmager and Tait Brady, the film will be released by Screen Australia on July 1st, 2020 and tells the story of the 54-year career of Quatro, a groundbreaking female rocker who kicked open doors for many of the female rock musicians that would follow her example. It features interviews with Quatro, [Read More]

By |2020-06-29T09:05:18-07:00June 29th, 2020|Music Documentaries|0 Comments