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

Photo: Martine Ehrenclou

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

Gig Review: Christie Lenée, Boulevard Music, Culver City, CA

Gig review, Christie Lenée, Culver City, CA, Martine Ehrenclou, Rock and Blues Muse Photo: Martine Ehrenclou

By Martine Ehrenclou

Singer, songwriter and 2017 International Fingerstyle Guitar Champion, Christie Lenée brought her extraordinary guitar skills, soulful vocals, and a blend of folk, rock and pop tunes to Boulevard Music, in Culver City on Friday, June 15th.

And what a show it was.

Acoustic guitars lined the walls of the venue. This was a gig that drew many guitar players but we witnessed a multi-talented artist who offered a great deal more. Lenée dazzled the audience [Read More]

By |2018-06-20T11:00:13+00:00June 18th, 2018|Concert Reviews|3 Comments

Gig Review: Dany Franchi and Friends, May 28, Maui Sugar Mill, Tarzana, CA

Gig review, Dany Franchi, Maui Sugar Mill, Martine Ehrenclou, Rock and Blues Muse

By Martine Ehrenclou

Dany Franchi, a soulful blues rocker from Italy, was joined by equally extraordinary talent on May 28th, at the Maui Sugar Mill, in Tarzana, CA. Dany Franchi’s new album, Problem Child is so good, I couldn’t miss this local show. And besides it was supposed to be a Blues Guitar Summit with Kara Grainger and Tommy Harkenrider. I was prepared for a good time, but not for the kind of [Read More]

By |2018-06-01T16:09:20+00:00May 31st, 2018|Concert Reviews|2 Comments