Interview with Blues Legend, Eddy Clearwater

Interview with Eddy Clearwater, legendary bluesman, Martine Ehrenclou, Rock and Blues Muse Photo: Lynn Orman

By Martine Ehrenclou

Chicago Blues legend and Grammy Award-winner, Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater is renowned for his fiery guitar work, his soulful vocals, and his blues rockin’ showmanship. He is also known for wearing his Native American headdress in honor of his Cherokee heritage. After hearing Chuck Berry in 1957, Clearwater fused his blues with rock and roll, resulting in what he calls “rock-a-blues.” But that moniker is even too limiting, as Clearwater’s blues music includes elements of rockabilly, [Read More]

By | 2018-05-10T16:41:11+00:00 May 8th, 2018|Interviews|0 Comments

Interview with Blues Music Great, Carolyn Wonderland.

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By Martine Ehrenclou

Carolyn Wonderland is a multi-award-winning artist from Texas. She won Best Female Vocalist at the 2011 and 2012 Austin Music Awards. She and her band were named Austin’s Best Blues Band at the 2009 Austin Music Awards where Carolyn won the award for Best Female Vocalist. She has won several  awards from the Houston Music Awards (Best Guitarist, Musician of the Year, Release of the Year, Single of the Year, Best Female Vocalist, Best Blues Band, and more.) Carolyn was [Read More]

By | 2018-05-03T08:22:53+00:00 April 30th, 2018|Interviews|9 Comments

Interview with Kim Simmonds of Savoy Brown

Interview, Kim Simmonds, Savoy Brown, Rock and Blues Muse

By Kevin Porter

When one thinks of the legendary British blues-rock bands of the 1960s and 1970s, one thinks of Cream, the Rolling Stones, the Yardbirds, and John Mayall and the Blues Breakers, but one of the central pillars of British blues-rock from that time is still around and still going strong. Savoy Brown has been in existence for over 50 years and is still a vital force. The album, Witchy Feeling, was one of Rock and Blues Muse’s [Read More]

By | 2018-04-26T14:16:42+00:00 April 26th, 2018|Interviews|2 Comments

Interview with Tinsley Ellis

Interview, Tinsley Ellis, Rock and Blues Muse Photo: Regan Kelly

By Kevin Porter

2018 is shaping up to be a good year for Tinsley Ellis. The veteran blues man’s new album, Winning Hand, was released in January and received rave reviews, including from Rock and Blues Muse, and has been a fixture on the Billboard Blues charts. He just finished his longest continuous tour in over 20 years, playing 65 shows from coast-to-coast. More shows are scheduled for later this year, including a co-headlining tour of the Eastern U.S. with Tommy Castro.

Winning Hand adds to [Read More]

By | 2018-04-12T16:27:18+00:00 April 10th, 2018|Interviews|0 Comments

“Band of Friends” Interview with Davy Knowles

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By Kevin Porter

Fans of blues-rock music will likely remember Rory Gallagher, the Irish guitar virtuoso who started with the band, Taste in 1969 before turning solo in 1971. He released 14 studio and live albums until his untimely death in 1995. Gallagher was known for his marathon live shows, his go-for-broke guitar playing, his beloved sunburst Fender Stratocaster, his shunning of the limelight, and his working man stage attire. Gallagher’s legion of fans among his peers include [Read More]

By | 2018-04-05T14:22:54+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|Interviews|2 Comments