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Video of the Week: Laura Cox “Bad Luck Blues”

Laura Cox Band, Video of the Week, Bad Luck Blues, Rock and Blues Muse, Martine Ehrenclou Photo: Flo Riane Pyhc/FloRiane F. Photos Âmes Oubliées

Laura Cox has been on our radar for a while now and one view of her new video “Bad Luck Blues” and you’ll know why we chose it for our Video of the Week. Cox is one helluva guitar player, singer. The song is from her upcoming album, Burning Bright out November 8th, 2019, a follow up to her 2017 release, Hard Blues Shot.

A bada** rocker, Laura Cox is [Read More]

By |2019-10-31T15:24:44-08:00October 31st, 2019|Video of the Week|5 Comments

Q&A with Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart

Q&A Ann and Nancy Wilson, Heart, Love Alive Tour, Rock and Blues Muse Photo: Kimberly Adamis

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame legends ANN and NANCY WILSON of HEART triumphantly returned to the road this year for their first tour in more than three years. The “LOVE ALIVE” tour featured a stellar all-female line-up with Joan Jett & The Blackhearts joining the majority of shows. The tour line-up varied from date to date, with Sheryl Crow and Brandi Carlile as special guests and support from Elle King and Lucie Silvas.

The tour launched July 9 at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in St. Louis, MO. While it was initially set for 40 dates, the tour was extended to include 52 performances that went [Read More]

By |2019-10-31T12:46:00-08:00October 31st, 2019|Interviews|0 Comments

Review: ‘Shine’ by Ghost Town Blues Band

Ghost Town Blues Band, Shine, album review, Rock and Blues Muse

By Mike O’Cull

The Ghost Town Blues Band is an absolutely scorching musical outfit from Memphis, Tennessee with a brand-new album, Shine, that came out October 4th, 2019, produced by Kevin Houston. The record is an engaging set of hybrid modern blues music that blends of elements of blues, rock, jam, and funk styles into a fresh, original whole. Already, Shine has risen to Number One on the Billboard Blues Chart and Number 26 on the Rock Chart, which is proof positive of just [Read More]

By |2019-10-31T12:49:16-08:00October 30th, 2019|Album & Single Reviews|3 Comments

Tinsley Ellis To Release Ice Cream In Hell, Jan. 31, 2020

Tinsley Ellis, to release new album, Ice Cream In Hell, Rock and Blues Muse

World-renowned Atlanta-based blues-rock guitar virtuoso, soulful singer and prolific songwriter Tinsley Ellis will release his highly-anticipated new Alligator Records album, Ice Cream In Hell, on Friday, January 31, 2020.

Filled with blazing, every-note-matters guitar playing over the course of 11 instantly memorable original songs, Ice Cream In Hell is, according to Ellis, the most raw-sounding, guitar-drenched album of his career. Throughout the album, Ellis’ deeply emotional, lyrical guitar solos perfectly match his fervent vocals. Rolling Stone says Ellis plays “feral blues guitar…non-stop [Read More]

By |2019-10-31T12:52:52-08:00October 29th, 2019|Music News|0 Comments

Review: Rock N Roll A Tribute To Chuck Berry by Mike Zito

Rock N Roll: A Tribute To Chuck Berry, Mike Zito and Friends, album review, Rock and Blues Muse

By Tom O’Connor

Mike Zito will be releasing Rock N Roll: A Tribute to Chuck Berry by Mike Zito and Friends on November 1st via Ruf Records. As you would expect, this mammoth 20-track tribute is to one of the prime architects of Rock & Roll, performed by some of today’s hottest Rock and Blues guitar players and is chock-full of both homages and flashy highlights. The 21 guest guitar players include Charlie Berry III, Joe Bonamassa, [Read More]

By |2019-10-31T12:54:47-08:00October 29th, 2019|Album & Single Reviews|0 Comments

Review: ‘The Westerner’ by Zack Walther Band

Zack Walther Band, The Westerner, album review, Martine Ehrenclou, Rock and Blues Muse

By Martine Ehrenclou

Texas-based Zack Walther Band releases The Westerner out October 25th, a  roots-rock album with shades of soul and Americana, led by one helluva singer, Zack Walther. The Westerner is a new direction for Walther and the band and it features seven original tracks and one cover, and three from a previously released EP. Having come from the Country and Americana genres, Zack Walther has chosen, for the most part, a new direction for this album that seems to [Read More]

By |2019-10-31T12:58:11-08:00October 29th, 2019|Album & Single Reviews|0 Comments

Little Feat Guitarist Paul Barrere Dies at 71

Paul Barerre, guitarist, Little Feat, dies Oct. 26, Rock and Blues Muse

Little Feat guitarist Paul Barerre died on October 26 at the age of 71, confirmed by the Little Feat website.

Little Feat was formed in 1969. Paul first auditioned for Little Feat as a bass player and three years later joined as a guitar player in 1972. He was a member since then and co-wrote the hit songs, “All That You Dream” “Old Folks Boogie” “Time Loves A Hero” and “Feats Don’t Fail Me Now.”

Little Feat’s Facebook page [Read More]

By |2019-10-31T13:00:28-08:00October 27th, 2019|Music News|0 Comments