Gig Review: Tab Benoit, Hermosa Beach, CA

Gig Review, Tab Benoit, Martine Ehrenclou, Rock and Blues Muse Photo: Martine Ehrenclou

By Martine Ehrenclou

“Tab Benoit’s Whiskey Bayou Review” featured the beloved Cajun Bluesman, and two of his protégés, Eric Johanson and Jeff McCarty, at Saint Rocke, Hermosa Beach, CA, October 26, 2018.

With a capacity of 280, I considered myself lucky to see blues guitarist, singer-songwriter, Tab Benoit, in such an intimate setting. We’d reserved a table so we could see the stage. Little did I know that 2/3 of the venue was standing room only. Envision a mosh pit but reversed [Read More]

By |2018-11-01T11:30:41+00:00October 29th, 2018|Concert Reviews|14 Comments

Gig Review: Guitar virtuoso, Robben Ford, Los Angeles

Gig review, Robben Ford, Los Angeles, Martine Ehrenclou, Rock and Blues Muse Photo: Martine Ehrenclou

By Martine Ehrenclou

Not everyone knows of five-time Grammy nominee, master guitarist, Robben Ford who achieved world-wide fame for being a solo artist and for his collaborations with Miles Davis, George Harrison, Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell, Dizzy Gillespie, and many more. To see Ford perform his blend of blues, jazz and rock in an intimate setting, is a once in a lifetime experience. On September 21, he and three other superb musicians put [Read More]

By |2018-09-27T11:39:34+00:00September 24th, 2018|Concert Reviews|4 Comments

Gig Review: Joe Bonamassa, Jimmy Vivino, Maui Sugar Mill Saloon

Gig review, Joe Bonamassa, Jimmy Vivino, Cadillac Zack’s 11-Year Anniversary Blues Bash, Maui Sugar Mill, Martine Ehrenclou, Rock and Blues Muse photo: Martine Ehrenclou

By Martine Ehrenclou

When Blues promoter, Cadillac Zack puts together a live blues show, you can expect some of the best musicians around. Enter Joe Bonamassa, Jimmy Vivino, Paulie Cerra, and more, at “Cadillac Zack’s 11-Year Anniversary Blues Bash” at the Maui Sugar Mill Saloon, Tarzana, CA, August 27.

This five-hour show was a veritable musical feast with not just Joe Bonamassa, (although that would have been plenty!) but Jimmy Vivino [Read More]

By |2018-08-30T14:49:17+00:00August 30th, 2018|Concert Reviews|9 Comments

Gig Review: The Blues is Thriving Thanks to Buddy Guy and Special Guest, Quinn Sullivan

Gig review, Buddy Guy, Quinn Sullivan, The Canyon Santa Clarita, August 12, Martine Ehrenclou, Rock and Blues Muse Photo: Martine Ehrenclou

By Martine Ehrenclou

Legendary Bluesman, Buddy Guy and his band, with special guest, Quinn Sullivan, put on an outstanding show at the Canyon Club, Santa Clarita, CA, August 12th.

Not known to everyone, show opener and guitar prodigy, Quinn Sullivan, who at 19 years old has been playing with Buddy Guy since he was eight, appeared on stage with Guy’s band. Fresh faced and looking shy of 19, Quinn introduced himself [Read More]

By |2018-08-16T12:37:21+00:00August 15th, 2018|Concert Reviews|6 Comments

Concert Review: Joe Bonamassa, The Greek Theater, Los Angeles

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By Martine Ehrenclou

Despite the 90 degree heat, I was excited to see two-time Grammy nominee, “Blues-rock Titan” Joe Bonamassa perform at the Greek Theater, Los Angeles, on August 1st. It had been a couple of years since I’d seen him live and this outdoor venue is one of my favorites.

Besides, I’d promised my husband that if he saw Joe Bonamassa live that he’d become a convert, a loyal fan. He, like a few others, was of the opinion that Joe was a masterful guitar player, a [Read More]

By |2018-08-03T13:08:58+00:00August 2nd, 2018|Concert Reviews|20 Comments