Concert Review: Robert Cray Band, The Canyon Club

Concert review, Robert Cray Band, The Canyon Club, Martine Ehrenclou, Rock and Blues Muse Photo: Martine Ehrenclou

By Martine Ehrenclou

The lights had dimmed. We were ushered to our seats at The Canyon Club in Santa Clarita, CA on April 22nd  just as Shawn Jones was announced. Only two days ago, a friend had praised Jones and suggested I listen to his music. And there he was, totally unexpected, opening for Robert Cray. Guitar in hand, Jones stepped to the mic and greeted the audience with a warm smile. I didn’t [Read More]

By | 2018-04-26T14:18:44+00:00 April 24th, 2018|Concert Reviews|6 Comments

Concert Review: Jonny Lang, The Canyon, April 8th, 2018

Concert review, Jonny Lang, The Canyon, Martine Ehrenclou, Rock and Blues Muse Photo: Martine Ehrenclou

By Martine Ehrenclou

To listen to Jonny Lang’s music is one thing. To see him perform live is something else altogether. Jonny Lang came alive on stage at The Canyon in Santa Clarita, CA, on Sunday April 8th. It’s a show I won’t soon forget.

The club was jammed. His fans knew what they’d come for. I suspect I was one of the few who’d never seen him live as the pre-show conversation with those around us [Read More]

By | 2018-04-13T07:33:47+00:00 April 12th, 2018|Concert Reviews|38 Comments

Concert review: Dan Patlansky with Mollie Marriott, The Deaf Institute, Manchester, UK

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By Scott Bampton

On a typically bitter winter evening in northern England, Mollie Marriott’s job of “warm up” act takes on a quite literal meaning. With the crowd still filtering in to The Deaf Institute from the freezing streets of Manchester on March 15th, Marriott wastes no time breaking the ice with her sizzling vocals. Clad in in a black jeweled corset, Marriott effortlessly dazzles the rapidly filling room with tunes from 2017’s The Truth is a Wolf, as well as older favorites like [Read More]

By | 2018-03-21T12:25:33+00:00 March 18th, 2018|Concert Reviews|0 Comments

Concert Review: Samantha Fish, Moondog’s Pub, PA

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By Dave Resto

Singer/songwriter/guitarist Samantha Fish, who is currently touring with a hot new band, performed to a full house at Moondog’s Pub, just north of Pittsburgh on February 8, 2018. Prior to the start of the concert, proprietor Ron “Moondog” Esser made a brief announcement, saying of Fish, “This may be the last time you see her in a venue this small and we’re happy for her. She deserves it.”

At 29, the Kansas City, MO native, who [Read More]

By | 2018-02-15T15:22:15+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Concert Reviews|10 Comments

Concert Review: The Astounding, Tommy Emmanuel, Smothers Theater, Malibu, CA

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By Martine Ehrenclou

Two-time Grammy nominee and legendary guitar virtuoso, Tommy Emmanuel, brought his captivating and infectious show with opening act, J.D. Simo, to the Smothers Theater, Malibu, CA on January 18th.

With not an empty seat in the house, there was a certain electricity in the air that night as everyone knew there is nothing like seeing Tommy Emmanuel live.

Before the legendary musician graced the stage, J.D. Simo appeared, Gibson 335 in hand and nothing [Read More]

By | 2018-01-29T10:14:19+00:00 January 20th, 2018|Concert Reviews|4 Comments