Review: Beth Hart ‘War In My Mind’

Beth Hart, War In My Mind, album review, Martine Ehrenclou, Rock and Blues Muse

By Martine Ehrenclou

Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Beth Hart is set to release her new studio album, War In My Mind, on September 27th via Provogue/Mascot Label Group.

If you weren’t blown away by Beth Hart before, you certainly will be now.

For over two decades, Beth Hart has released hit solo albums and collaborated with Joe Bonamassa, Jeff Beck, Slash, and Buddy Guy. She is known for her passionate, visceral vocals and songs that hit at gut level. Produced by three-time Grammy [Read More]

By |2019-09-26T19:02:55-07:00September 24th, 2019|Album & Single Reviews|1 Comment

Review: Bury’d Alive by Chantel McGregor

Chantel McGregor, Bury'd Alive, album review, Rock and Blues Muse

By Tom O’Connor

For my money, the best release this month was the September 6th drop of Chantel McGregor’s Bury’d Alive produced by Wayne Proctor of House of Tone at Superfly Studios. So much more than yet another up-and-coming blues chanteuse, in addition to her ethereal vocals, McGregor brings some certifiably ferocious guitar work to every track of this energetic and transporting live album.

Bury’d Alive is a potent mix of hyper-tight musicianship from a road-tested, dialed-in trio and a bit of the magic that [Read More]

By |2019-09-26T18:56:46-07:00September 26th, 2019|Album & Single Reviews|2 Comments

Review: Laurence Jones Band

Laurence Jones Band, self-titled, album review, Rock and Blues Muse

By Mike O’Cull

The Laurence Jones Band is revved up and back in action with a new self-titled album, Laurence Jones Band, that’s set to release September 27th, 2019 on the Top Stop Music label. Jones is a hot-handed blues/rock troubadour and an award-winning guitarist who has been releasing music and packing European venues since 2012. He has sold more than 50,000 albums and opened for many top-tier artists including Status Quo, Gary Clark Jr, Glenn Hughes, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, James Bay, Van Morrison, [Read More]

By |2019-09-26T18:59:02-07:00September 26th, 2019|Album & Single Reviews|1 Comment

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|6 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