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Video of the Week: Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Joe Bonamassa, Reese Wynans

Video of the Week, Shame Shame Shame, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Joe Bonamassa, Reese Wynans, Martine Ehrenclou, Rock and Blues Muse

“Shame, Shame, Shame” performed by Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Joe Bonamassa, Reese Wynans and Noah Hunt is our Video of the Week, and for good reason. Filmed by Linda Moke at missmoke007 on YouTube, it’s a stunning performance. It knocked me out and I bet it will you too.

To see these masters play like this on one stage together on the Keeping The Blues Alive Mediterranean Cruise (KTBA) is mind [Read More]

By |2019-12-04T18:04:55-08:00December 4th, 2019|Video of the Week|0 Comments

Review: Eddie 9V ‘Left My Soul In Memphis’

Eddie 9V, Left May Soul In Memphis, album review, Rock and Blues Muse

By Tom O’Connor

Multi-instrumentalist outlier Eddie 9V closes out the year on a lo-fidelity high note with his 11 song collection Left My Soul In Memphis.

There is a long tradition of younger people “discovering” the core of the blues and digging deep into it themselves, mixing it with a little bit of humor and a lot of bordering-on-unhinged intensity like the White Stripes, the Violent Femmes and even Mojo Nixon before them. Make no mistake though, having a sense of humor [Read More]

By |2019-12-04T18:20:54-08:00December 3rd, 2019|Album & Single Reviews|0 Comments

8 Blues Rock Americana Songs by Grammy Nominees 2020

8 Blues, Rock, Americana Songs by Grammy Nominees 2020, Martine Ehrenclou, Rock and Blues Muse

By Martine Ehrenclou

To celebrate the blues, rock and Americana Grammy nominees that were announced November 20th, 2019, here are a few of my favorite songs from their Grammy-nominated albums. Info is provided on each artist, along with songs and videos.

These Grammy-nominated artists are outstanding. Every single one of them deserves to win the award. Each song from their albums is superb.

From Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Jontavious Willis, Larkin Poe, and Sugaray Rayford, to Southern Avenue, Keb’ Mo’, Robert Randolph [Read More]

By |2019-12-04T18:24:03-08:00November 30th, 2019|Album & Single Reviews, Music News|0 Comments

Review: Moonshine Blue by Jack Broadbent

Jack Broadbent, Moonshine Blue, album review, Rock and Blues Muse

By Mike O’Cull

New-school slide guitar master and songwriter Jack Broadbent blessed us all with a new record called Moonshine Blue that came out November 15th, 2019 on the Crow’s Feet imprint. The U.K.-based Broadbent has drawn praise in recent times from the likes of Ron Wood and Bootsy Collins for his eclectic and highly personalized music that encompasses blues, Americana, folk, pop, and alternative rock and has attracted over 130,000 monthly listeners on Spotify, as well. Moonshine Blue is a strong argument that [Read More]

By |2019-12-04T18:29:57-08:00November 30th, 2019|Album & Single Reviews|0 Comments

Review: ‘This Song’s For You’ Big Mike & The R&B Kings

Big Mike & The R&B Kings, This Song's For You, album review, Rock and Blues Muse

By Mike O’Cull

New Orleans groove masters Big Mike & the R&B Kings have a hip-shaking new record called This Song’s For You that’ll cure whatever ails you. The set pops November 22nd, 2019 on Red Tint Records and is a show-stopping dance party that blends Chicago blues, vintage R&B, and Big Easy funk into an experience you’ll never forget. There are even traces of soul and reggae thrown in for good measure and the album will take [Read More]

By |2019-12-04T18:30:31-08:00November 24th, 2019|Album & Single Reviews|0 Comments

Interview Joanna Connor Queen of Blues Rock Guitar

Queen of Blues Rock Guitar, Interview, Martine Ehrenclou, Rock and Blues MuseJoanna Connor Photo: Cory Anderson

By Martine Ehrenclou

Joanna Connor is known as the Queen of Blues/Rock guitar, an extraordinary guitar player, singer-songwriter who many discovered when her video of her playing scorching slide guitar went viral in 2014. Debuting at the Chicago club, Kingston Mines in the ’80s, Connor then shared stages with James Cotton, Junior Wells, Buddy Guy and A.C. Reed. She was asked to join Dion Payton and his 43rd Street Blues Band and then started her own band, springboarding [Read More]

By |2019-11-21T19:00:47-08:00November 21st, 2019|Interviews|2 Comments

Review: Dirty Honey Self-Titled EP

Dirty Honey, self-titled EP, review, Rock and Blues Muse

By Mike O’Cull

New-fashioned rock and roll band Dirty Honey lays down a refreshingly straight-up sound on its 2019 self-titled EP Dirty Honey. The record comes straight out of the true classic hard rock period of the 1970s and can stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the best albums of that Golden Age. The band tracked with producer Nick Didia (Pearl Jam, Rage Against the Machine) at the helm and the combination produced overwhelmingly successful results. Dirty Honey is a huge blast of no-punches-pulled hard rock of the [Read More]

By |2019-11-21T18:59:16-08:00November 21st, 2019|Album & Single Reviews|5 Comments