Gig Review: Philip Sayce, Maui Sugar Mill

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By Martine Ehrenclou

Many don’t like to brave the Los Angeles highways on New Year’s Eve, even for a concert. But we were going to see Philip Sayce at the Maui Sugar Mill in Tarzana, CA on December 31st and I wouldn’t have missed it for the world. That’s how good a guitar player, singer-songwriter Philip Sayce is, along with drummer Michael Leasure and Fred Mandel on keyboards.

This was music royalty.

Pulling into the mall parking lot of the [Read More]

By |2019-01-04T09:09:51+00:00January 3rd, 2019|Concert Reviews|7 Comments

Concert Review: Jonny Lang, Canyon Club

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

By Martine Ehrenclou

After having seen Jonny Lang live only a few months before, I was ready to see him again. This Grammy Award-winning virtuoso guitarist, singer-songwriter is so riveting that his concert at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, CA on December 2nd will not be my last.

Known not just for his other-worldly guitar chops but for vocals that seem to open a vein to his soul, Lang’s music is blues-rock infused with gospel and [Read More]

By |2018-12-15T14:53:10+00:00December 4th, 2018|Concert Reviews|8 Comments

Gig Review: Tab Benoit, Hermosa Beach, CA

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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

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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|8 Comments

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

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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