Review: Samantha Fish ‘Kill Or Be Kind’

Samantha Fish, Kill Or Be Kind, album review, Martine Ehrenclou, Rock and Blues Muse

By Martine Ehrenclou

Genre-bending guitarist, singer and songwriter Samantha Fish is set to release Kill Or Be Kind on September 20th, 2019 via Rounder Records, Fish’s sixth album and her debut with Rounder.

Samantha Fish has earned a place in the top ranks of contemporary blues artists and is known for her incendiary live performances. With 11 original tracks of roots-rock, R&B and Soul, Kill Or Be Kind is a standout release, certainly her best to date, complete with Fish’s dedication [Read More]

By |2019-09-19T09:57:29-07:00September 19th, 2019|Album & Single Reviews|4 Comments

Review: Toronzo Cannon ‘The Preacher, The Politician, Or The Pimp

Toronzo Cannon, The Preacher, The Politician Or The Pimp, album review, Rock and Blues Muse

By Mike O’Cull

Chicago’s Toronzo Cannon, a smoking hot guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, and city bus driver, has a brand new record called The Preacher, The Politician Or The Pimp that emerges September 20th, 2019 on Alligator Records. Cannon is a longtime part of the Chicago blues community who has risen through the ranks of the always-competitive Windy City circuit over the past twenty-odd years. Cannon is one of the best songwriters working in roots music today and has a [Read More]

By |2019-09-17T14:06:10-07:00September 17th, 2019|Album & Single Reviews|2 Comments

Review: ‘Contemporary’ by Rick Estrin & The Nightcats

Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, Contemporary, album review, Rock and Blues Muse

By Mike O’Cull

Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, one of the best blues bands in the world, is back and showing off a brand new album, Contemporary, that comes out September 20th, 2019 on Alligator Records.

Having won 2018’s Blues Music Award for “Band of the Year”, Rick Estrin & the Nightcats features the combined talents of blues harmonica virtuoso and soulful singer Estrin, six-string superhero Kid Andersen, piano/organ man Lorenzo Farrell and drummer Derrick “D’Mar” Martin. They are poised to keep these [Read More]

By |2019-09-17T14:09:35-07:00September 17th, 2019|Album & Single Reviews|1 Comment

Review: Giles Robson ‘Don’t Give Up On The Blues’

Giles Robson, Don't Give Up On The Blues, album review, Rock and Blues Muse

By Mike O’Cull

UK blues harp star Giles Robson makes his US recording debut with his new album Don’t Give Up On The Blues, which hits the ground on this side of the pond September 20th, 2019 on the American Showplace Music label. Robson is a Blues Music Award-winning artist who is widely considered to be one of the finest living blues harmonica specialists. He’s only the third UK artist to win a BMA, the other two being Eric Clapton [Read More]

By |2019-09-19T12:43:52-07:00September 18th, 2019|Album & Single Reviews|0 Comments

Review: ‘Means of Escape’ by Blues Rocker Danny Bryant

Danny Bryant, Means of Escape, album review, Rock and Blues Muse

By Mike O’Cull

Critically-acclaimed British blues/rock guitarist, singer, and bandleader Danny Bryant unleashes the heat on his 11th studio album Means of Escape. The record comes out September 20th, 2019 on Jazzhaus Records and will be available on all streaming platforms, CD, and extra-cool 180g white vinyl. It’s a nine-song set of inspired, rock-drenched blues that hits you like the greatest 70s album you somehow never found.

Self-producing for the first time, Bryant assembled a collection of heavy hitters to help him make the [Read More]

By |2019-09-19T09:21:29-07:00September 19th, 2019|Album & Single Reviews|0 Comments

Review: ‘Mississippi Blend’ by Ghalia

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By Tom O’Connor

Belgium-born blues powerhouse Ghalia will be releasing Mississippi Blend through Ruf Records on September 20th. This eleven-song album, a worthy follow-up to her attention-getting 2017 break-out release Let The Demons Out, will surely put an even brighter spotlight on this young artist’s development as a songwriter in addition to her obvious vocal and guitar talents.

If you’re going to take on the challenge of “blending” all the music that sweeps down the length of the Mississippi, from country to blues to rock and even [Read More]

By |2019-09-17T10:57:17-07:00September 16th, 2019|Album & Single Reviews|0 Comments

10 New Outstanding Blues and Roots Songs Fall 2019

10 New Outstanding Blues Rock Roots Songs Fall 2019, Martine Ehrenclou, Rock and Blues Muse10 New Outstanding Blues and Roots Songs Fall 2019

By Martine Ehrenclou

As Fall approaches, some terrific new blues and roots albums are going to be released such as Kill Or Be Kind by Samantha Fish, War In My Mind by Beth Hart, Back To Blues Vol. 2 by Black Stone Cherry, Live At The Sydney Opera House by Joe Bonamassa and many more.

Until then, here are 10 new songs from artists that are so good I could not keep them [Read More]