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

Concert Review: Mike Zito, Pittsburgh, May 18, 2018

Concert Review, Mike Zito, Moondogs Pub, Rock and Blues Muse Photo: Dave Resto

By Dave Resto

Fresh off his win of the Blues Foundation’s Blues Music Award for “Rock Blues Artist” 2018, singer/song-writer/guitarist Mike Zito and his band performed live in Pittsburgh on Friday, May 18th.  Zito is touring in support of his newest album from Ruf Records, First Class Life, released on May 11th.

At this point in his long and successful career, Zito has performed on many high-profile stages. But to get there, he’s had to play his fair share [Read More]

By |2018-05-24T14:56:58+00:00May 21st, 2018|Concert Reviews|2 Comments

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+00:00April 24th, 2018|Concert Reviews|8 Comments