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Review: Malone Sibun ‘Come Together’

Malone Sibun, Come Together, album review, Rock and Blues Muse

By Mike O’Cull

Blues/rock supergroup Malone Sibun is among the hottest new bands coming out of the UK right now. Led by Detroit blues legend Marcus Malone and high-voltage UK guitarist Innes Sibun, the group’s debut album Come Together greets the world January 31st, 2020 on the Redline Music label. Malone Sibun has already been nominated for a European Blues Award in the Best Band category, despite not yet having an album on the market. That’s an incredibly good omen predicting big things that [Read More]

By |2020-01-20T12:38:04-08:00January 20th, 2020|Album & Single Reviews|0 Comments

Blues Rocker Jeremiah Johnson to Release ‘Heaven’s to Betsy’

Jeremiah Johnson, new album announcement, Heaven's to Betsy, out Feb. 14th, Rock and Blues Muse

Jeremiah Johnson to Release Sophomore Effort, Heaven’s To Betsy

out Feb 14th via Ruf Records

Jeremiah Johnson, acclaimed St. Louis blues rocker, is readying the release of his sophomore set Heaven’s to Betsydue out via Ruf Records on February 14th. The St. Louis bandleader is a beacon of time-honored songcraft, writing on acoustic guitar, digging deep for raw lyrics and insisting on studio production that bottles the sweat of his shows.

Heavens To Betsy is another bold creative leap [Read More]

By |2020-01-22T16:15:23-08:00January 22nd, 2020|Music News|0 Comments

Review: Kern Pratt ‘Greenville MS…What About You?’

Kern Pratt, Greenville MS...What About You?, album review, Rock and Blues Muse

By Mike O’Cull

Kern Pratt is a riveting and soulful guitarist and songwriter from the great state of Mississippi who is currently making outstanding blues music that the world needs to hear. His latest album, Greenville, MS…What About You?, came out November 15th, 2019 on the Endless Blues Records imprint and is as fine a record as you’re likely to encounter this year. The set features Pratt and a top-flight group of musicians laying down three originals and seven covers that show [Read More]

By |2020-01-23T10:17:28-08:00January 23rd, 2020|Album & Single Reviews|0 Comments

Review: Tinsley Ellis ‘Ice Cream In Hell’

Tinsley Ellis, Ice Cream In Hell, album review, Rock and Blues Muse

By Mike O’Cull

Guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Tinsley Ellis has been one of the rulers of the blues/rock world for decades and has built his career on a foundation of gruff, emotive vocals, extra-hot guitar skills, and top-notch original songs. His latest release is the album Ice Cream In Hell, which leaps out into the world January 31st, 2020 on Alligator Records. Tracked in Nashville and produced by Ellis and his longtime co-producer Kevin McKendree (John Hiatt, Delbert McClinton), Ice Cream In Hell reinforces Ellis’ [Read More]

By |2020-01-16T10:57:21-08:00January 16th, 2020|Album & Single Reviews|2 Comments

Review: Marcus King El Dorado

Marcus King, Eldorado, album review, Rock and Blues Muse, Martine Ehrenclou

By Martine Ehrenclou

Blues-rock, Southern R&B and soul artist, Marcus King, releases his new solo effort, El Dorado, on January 17th via Fantasy Records. Produced by Dan Auerbach from The Black Keys, El Dorado is a collection of 12 tracks written by King and Auerbach along with songwriters Pat McLaughlin, Paul Overstreet and Ronnie Bowman.

In 2017, I first heard South Carolina native Marcus King and was struck by the then 20-year-old singer, songwriter, guitarist. King was described as a phenom, both on guitar and [Read More]

By |2020-01-15T13:55:57-08:00January 14th, 2020|Album & Single Reviews|4 Comments

New Documentary: ‘Immediate Family’ Follow Up on Acclaimed Doc ‘The Wrecking Crew’

The Immediate Family documentary announcement, In production, Denny Tedesco, The Wrecking Crew, Rock and Blues Muse Russ Kunkel, Steve Postell, Danny Kortchmar, Waddy Wachtel, Leland Sklar

New Documentary: Immediate Family Follow Up on Acclaimed Doc The Wrecking Crew

Director Denny Tedesco spotlights another influential group of

Los Angeles musicians and recording pros

Los Angeles, CA, January 14, 2020 – Filming has begun on the feature film documentary Immediate Family, director Denny Tedesco’s follow-up to his award-winning music documentary The Wrecking Crew, which chronicled the most iconic session [Read More]

By |2020-01-15T12:46:02-08:00January 15th, 2020|Music News|2 Comments

Review: Dirty Shirley by Dirty Shirley

Dirty Shirley, album review, Rock and Blues Muse

By Mike O’Cull

Dirty Shirley is an exciting new hard rock project that combines legendary guitarist George Lynch (Dokken, Lynch Mob) with emerging Croatian rock star vocalist Dino Jelusic (Animal Drive). The band’s debut album, Dirty Shirley, comes out January 24th, 2020 on Frontiers Music and is expected to hit rock and metal fans right between the eyes and ears. Produced by Lynch and mixed by Alessandro Del Vecchio, Dirty Shirley is a rock and roll tour de force filled with the kind of songs and [Read More]

By |2020-01-17T13:27:01-08:00January 17th, 2020|Album & Single Reviews|0 Comments