Album Review: Michael Lee

Michael Lee, album review, Rock and Blues Muse

By Mike O’Cull

Michael Lee is best-known to America’s music fans for his powerful version of B.B. King’s iconic “The Thrill Is Gone” first witnessed on the TV show The Voice. Lee brought the heat to the small screen that night and the clip went on to rack up more than six million plays on YouTube after the fact. It also landed him the lead vocal spot in The B.B. King Blues Band. Now, the talented young singer and guitarist is set to release his self-titled [Read More]

By |2019-07-01T11:39:55-07:00June 28th, 2019|Album & Single Reviews|2 Comments

Review: Heather Newman ‘Rise From The Flames’

Heather Newman, Rise From The Flames, review, Rock and Blues Muse

By Robert Rheubottom

Singer-songwriter, bassist, Heather Newman sizzles on her new album, Rise From The Flames, which drops July 5, 2019 via Vizztone Label Group. The follow-up to her 2017 debut album Burn Me Alive, the 2019 Blues Music Award nominee continues her evolution as a solo artist with a fiery blend of soul, funk, blues and rock.

Rise From The Flames features 13 original tracks, co-penned by Newman and her band. The two-time Blues Blast Music Award winner’s powerful and soulful voice shines bright [Read More]

By |2019-07-09T12:04:10-07:00July 3rd, 2019|Album & Single Reviews|0 Comments

Review: The Allman Betts Band Down To The River

The Allman Betts Band, Down To The River, album review, Rock and Blues Muse

By Mike O’Cull
The Allman Betts Band is proof that sometimes blood lines matter. Centered around the progeny of three original members of The Allman Brothers Band, the group’s powerful debut album Down To The River, which greets the world June 28th, 2019 on the BMG imprint, is arguably the first record of modern Southern Rock ever released. This isn’t just another bunch of long-haired guys mixing blues, rock, and country influences. Instead, it’s a new sound built on the [Read More]

By |2019-06-27T13:20:24-07:00June 24th, 2019|Album & Single Reviews|17 Comments

Review: Gov’t Mule ‘Bring On The Music Live At The Capitol Theater’

Gov't Mule,'Bring On The Music Live At The Capitol Theater', album review, Rock and Blues Muse

By Mike O’Cull
Jam band extraordinaire Gov’t Mule has a brand new live album called Bring On The Music – Live at The Capitol Theater dropping June 28th, 2019 via Provogue / Mascot Label Group that does an outstanding job of capturing the vibe and energy that’s kept the band near the top of the hippie heap for so long. Recorded at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY, on April 27th and 28th, 2018, Bring On The Music [Read More]

By |2019-06-27T13:17:54-07:00June 26th, 2019|Album & Single Reviews|0 Comments

Review: Mindi Abair and the Boneshakers ‘No Good Deed’

Mindi Abair and the Boneshakers, No Good Deed, album review, Rock and Blues Muse

By Dave Resto

Fresh out of L.A.’s iconic EastWest Studios, Mindi Abair and the Boneshakers are back with their third studio album, No Good Deed. Produced by Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Joe Bonamassa) for Abair’s label Pretty Good For A Girl Records, it arrives on June 28th.

A native of St. Petersburg, Florida, Abair is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music. She gained national recognition for her incendiary saxophone style when she appeared with the house band for [Read More]

By |2019-06-27T13:24:42-07:00June 27th, 2019|Album & Single Reviews|2 Comments