Interview: Alastair Greene Blues Rock Guitarist

Interview, Alastair Greene, blues rock guitarist, Martine Ehrenclou, Rock and Blues Muse Alastair Greene

By Martine Ehrenclou

Guitarist, singer-songwriter, Alastair Greene, has been hailed as one of the best blues/rock guitarists of his generation with his mix of blues, Southern rock, and jam band sensibilities. After seven years of touring the world as the guitarist for rock legend, Alan Parsons, Alastair launched his solo career. He released the critically acclaimed Dream Train in 2017. Live From The 805  (2018) was recorded in 2018 in front of a sold-out crowd in Santa Barbara, CA.

Alastair spent the [Read More]

By |2020-06-15T14:15:26-07:00June 11th, 2020|Interviews|6 Comments

Interview: Samantha Fish

Samantha Fish Photo: Kaelan Barowsky

By Martine Ehrenclou

Samantha Fish, multi award-winner, guitarist, singer/songwriter and producer, launched her recording career in 2009 and quickly established herself as a rising star in the contemporary blues world. Since then, the Kansas City-born charismatic artist has earned a reputation as a rising guitar hero and powerful live performer, while releasing a series of acclaimed albums that have shown her restless creative spirit consistently taking her in new and exciting musical directions.

The New York Times called Fish “an impressive blues guitarist who sings with sweet power” and “one [Read More]

By |2020-06-04T10:18:21-07:00June 4th, 2020|Interviews|14 Comments

Q&A With Stevie Westwood of Bad Touch

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Stevie Westwood, frontman for the UK rock band Bad Touch recently did a Q&A about the band’s upcoming new album, “Kiss The Sky” out Friday, June 19th, 2020 on Marshall Records.

You recorded the album in the iconic Rockfield Studios. Tell us more what it was like to record the album there.

Completely jaw-droppingly awe-inspiring. We are so privileged as a group of friends to have recorded in a place with such musical gravitas. It really did kick us [Read More]

By |2020-05-28T17:35:16-07:00May 28th, 2020|Interviews|1 Comment

Interview: Eric Gales

Eric Gales, Interview, Rock and Blues Muse, Martine Ehrenclou Photo: Eric Gales by Sten Thorborg

By Martine Ehrenclou

Renowned blues/rock guitarist, singer/songwriter, Eric Gales is known as guitarists’ favorite guitarist. Gales plays with mind-bending skill and deep soulfulness, blending rock, blues, jazz, gospel and more into his music. He is a gifted singer and songwriter as well. Gales is easily described as one of the best guitarists in the world by his legion of fans including Carolos Santana, Dave Navarro, Joe Bonamassa and more.

Originally hailed as a child prodigy, Eric Gales released his debut [Read More]

By |2020-05-16T14:55:19-07:00May 13th, 2020|Interviews|2 Comments

Interview: Kirk Fletcher Extraordinary Blues Guitarist

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By Martine Ehrenclou

Widely considered one of the best Blues guitarists in the world, Kirk Fletcher has earned the respect of critics, peers and fans across the globe. He is a four-time Blues Music Award and 2015 British Blues Award nominee. As lead guitarist for The Fabulous Thunderbirds for four years, he has also performed with a variety of well-known artists including Joe Bonamassa, The Mannish Boys, Charlie Musselwhite, Cyndi Lauper, Michelle Branch, Doyle Bramhall and collaborated with blues greats such [Read More]

By |2020-05-07T17:51:14-07:00May 7th, 2020|Interviews|4 Comments

Interview with Alan Nimmo of King King

Interview, Alan Nimmo, King King band, Rock and Blues Muse Photo: Alan Nimmo, John McPhee

British blues-rock sensation and multi award-winning UK band, King King, has released four studio albums, one live album and two EPs. Their latest Exile & Grace, received critical acclaim. This is one rockin’ group with plenty of soul and swagger and is led by singer/guitarist Alan Nimmo. Stevie Nimmo of the Nimmo Brothers, recently joined the band. Listen to King King’s new single “I Will Not Fall” below. The band will be releasing a new album in the Fall [Read More]

By |2020-04-29T11:41:15-07:00April 29th, 2020|Interviews|1 Comment

Interview: Josh Smith Virtuoso Guitarist His Love Affair with The Blues

Josh Smith, blues guitar virtuoso, Interview, Martine Ehrenclou, Rock and Blues Muse Photo: Josh Smith by Estelle Massry

By Martine Ehrenclou

Blues rock guitar virtuoso, singer-songwriter and producer, Josh Smith is hailed the world over as a master guitarist with raw talent and power to spare. Blending his signature mix of blues, rock and jazz into dynamic original songs, Smith is known for his incendiary performances, whether at The Grammy Awards or the Kennedy Center Honors with Mick Jagger, Raphael Saadiq and others.

Josh started playing guitar at age six and was praised as a [Read More]

By |2020-04-23T13:20:40-07:00April 22nd, 2020|Interviews|5 Comments