Review: Matty T Wall ‘Transpacific Blues Vol. 1’

Matty T Wall, Transpacific Blues Vol. 1, album review, Martine Ehrenclou, Rock and Blues Muse

By Martine Ehrenclou

I’ve been a fan of Australian blues-rock guitar maestro Matty T Wall since his album, Sidewinder. When I heard about Transpacific Blues Vol. 1, I immediately dug in. His new eight-song release out October 18, 2019, features Matty T Wall and some of the finest guitarists on the international music scene, including Eric Gales, Walter Trout, Kirk Fletcher, Dave Hole and Kid Ramos. With traditional blues songs and new approaches to the genre with plenty of creative [Read More]

By |2019-10-24T15:32:12-07:00October 21st, 2019|Album & Single Reviews|3 Comments

Review: ‘All Saints’ by Ruben Hoeke Band

Ruben Hoeke Band, All Saints, album review, Rock and Blues Muse

By Mike O’Cull

Dutch blues/rock guitar sensation Ruben Hoeke is a tasteful-yet-incendiary player who is starting to make waves far outside of his native land. The new Ruben Hoeke Band album, All Saints, gains lift off November 1st 2019 on Butler Records and is expected to grab rock fans by the scruff of the neck and get them clued into what they’ve been missing.

Hoeke is a large talent who would stand just as tall in the 70s and 80s guitar music heyday as [Read More]

By |2019-10-17T13:49:07-07:00October 17th, 2019|Album & Single Reviews|1 Comment

Review: ‘Back To Blues Volume 2’ Black Stone Cherry

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By Mike O’Cull

Kentucky’s blues/rock powerhouse Black Stone Cherry returns to the great American roots music songbook on Back to Blues Volume 2, a second supercharged EP of blues covers that comes down November 1, 2019 via the Mascot Label Group. The record is a follow-up to the band’s 2017 blues tribute release Back To Blues, an amazing set that reached Number One on the Billboard Blues Chart.

This time out Black Stone Cherry pays its respects by taking on songs by genre [Read More]

By |2019-10-19T11:44:09-07:00October 16th, 2019|Album & Single Reviews|0 Comments

Review: The Truth Ain’t What It Used To Be Wayward Sons

Wayward Sons, The Truth Ain't What It Used To Be, album review, Rock and Blues Muse

By Mike O’Cull

British rockers, Wayward Sons bring it all and then some on the band’s new effort The Truth Ain’t What It Used To Be, out October 11, 2019 on Frontiers Music SRL. The album is a reminder of everything that’s great about playing and listening to real rock music that’s smart, well played, and hits like a kick in the teeth. Led by former Little Angels vocalist and guitarist Toby Jepson, Wayward Sons makes modern rock [Read More]

By |2019-10-17T13:17:19-07:00October 14th, 2019|Album & Single Reviews|0 Comments

Review: Chris ‘Bad News’ Barnes Live

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By Tom O’Connor

With the October 4th release of Chris ‘Bad News’ Barnes Live, the Vizztone Label Group has managed to capture a party on tape. Listen in and get down.

Credit is also due to Grammy Award-winning producer Tony Braunagel and engineer Johnny Lee Shell of Ultratone Studios. They were also playing on board the same “Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise” and were able to record and capture the good-time energy of Barnes’ shows. After listening, you’ll want to send them a thank [Read More]

By |2019-10-09T17:24:45-07:00October 9th, 2019|Album & Single Reviews|0 Comments

Review: High Water II The Magpie Salute

The Magpie Salute, High Water II, album review, Rock and Blues Muse

By Tom O’Connor

On October 18th, Eagle Rock Entertainment and the Mascot Label Group are scheduled to release High Water II, the highly-anticipated second studio album from Rich Robinson’s latest band, The Magpie Salute.

Robinson (Black Crowes) is again joined by fellow-travelers Marc Ford (Black Crowes) on guitar, bassist Sven Pipien (Black Crowes), drummer Joe Magistro, and keyboardist Matt Slocum, along with the remarkable John Hogg again handling the vocals. Together, the band conjures up a thick stew of psychedelia-tinged Americana Rock & [Read More]

By |2019-10-08T15:39:24-07:00October 8th, 2019|Album & Single Reviews|1 Comment

Review: ‘Strange Ways’ by Deep Blue Sea

Deep Blue Sea, Strange Ways, album review, Rock and Blues Muse

By Mike O’Cull

UK blues/rockers Deep Blue Sea have an amazing new album called Strange Ways that dropped September 24th, 2019 on Razor Edge Records that will make fans of real rock and roll get up and move. Based in London, Deep Blue Sea is a four-piece female-fronted outfit with a style that touches on everything great about roots music and is driven by old-school songwriting talent and playing skills. The band seamlessly connects vintage blues/rock, stomping rockabilly, reggae, and more in its [Read More]

By |2019-10-09T17:12:03-07:00October 8th, 2019|Album & Single Reviews|4 Comments