Q&A With Alan Nimmo of UK Blues Rock Sensation King King

Q&A Interview, Alan Nimmo, King King, Rock and Blues Muse

UK blues rock sensation and multi award-winning band King King, led by lead singer/guitarist Alan Nimmo, have taken the world by storm with their brand of rockin’ blues. With four studio albums, and their last Exile & Grace released in 2017 to critical acclaim, King King’s upcoming album will drop this summer.

Raking in awards for “Best Band” by The British Blues Awards, European Blues Awards, UK Blues Awards, and “Best Album” from all three, King King is one hot band with plenty of [Read More]

By |2020-03-12T16:31:13-07:00March 11th, 2020|Interviews|3 Comments

Interview with Bernard Allison Contemporary Bluesman

Bernard Allison, Interview, Rock and Blues Muse, Martine Ehrenclou  Bernard Allison – Photo: Jim Hartzell

By Martine Ehrenclou

Gifted contemporary blues guitarist, singer-songwriter, Bernard Allison taught himself to play guitar at the age of 10 by listening to his father’s albums, Blues Hall of Famer Luther Allison. A virtuosic guitarist with groove, Bernard furthered his guitar skills under the tutelage of Johnny Winter and Stevie Ray Vaughan and has quite the history with these legends. Right out of high school, Bernard toured the world for three years with blues great Koko Taylor as guitarist [Read More]

By |2020-02-27T18:06:24-08:00February 26th, 2020|Interviews|2 Comments

Interview with Albert Cummings

Albert Cummings, blues guitarist singer-songwriter Interview with Rock and Blues Muse, Martine EhrenclouAlbert Cummings Interview – Photo: Jennifer Mardus

By Martine Ehrenclou

With his soulful and explosive approach to blues and rock, Albert Cummings, guitar virtuoso, expressive singer-songwriter, has built a reputation on his guitar wizardry and thrilling live performance. With a career spanning 20 years, Cummings first garnered attention from Double Trouble (Stevie Ray Vaughan’s rhythm section) who produced his first solo record, From The Heart. Blind Pig Records then signed him to a multi-album deal and released several of his albums. Following [Read More]

By |2020-02-13T12:50:36-08:00February 13th, 2020|Interviews|0 Comments

Interview: Jimmie Vaughan

Jimmie Vaughan, interview, Rock and Blues Muse Photo: Gage Skidmore

By Kevin Porter

Legendary Texas blues guitarist, singer-songwriter Jimmie Vaughan is considered Blues royalty, known as one of the leading guitarists who was responsible for opening the national market for roadhouse blues and R&B. He first came into prominence as a founding member of The Fabulous Thunderbirds with vocalist Kim Wilson, which released seven albums until Vaughan departed in 1990. That same year, Vaughan collaborated with his brother, Stevie Ray Vaughan, on the album Family Style. Influenced by guitarists like Freddie King, B.B. King [Read More]

By |2020-01-22T16:13:41-08:00January 22nd, 2020|Interviews|4 Comments

Five of Our Favorite Artist Interviews 2019

Five of Our Favorite Artist Interviews 2019, Rock and Blues Muse, Martine Ehrenclou Five of Our Favorite Artist Interviews 2019

By Martine Ehrenclou

As 2019 draws to a close, Rock and Blues Muse looks back on some of our favorite blues, rock and roots artist interviews of the year. We have had the privilege of talking with some of the interesting and celebrated artists.

I believe our interviews go a little deeper into conversation with these artists so you get a window into who they are as human beings and how they became so successful. [Read More]

By |2019-12-19T13:23:05-08:00December 17th, 2019|Interviews|1 Comment

Interview: Keb’ Mo’ Legendary Bluesman Multi-Grammy Winner

Ken' Mo', four-time Grammy winner, Interview, Martine Ehrenclou, Rock and Blues Muse Photo: Jeremy Cowart

By Martine Ehrenclou

Keb’ Mo’ is a four-time Grammy Award winner, singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and a legendary contemporary bluesman and Americana artist. He is a musical force that defies typical genre labels. With 14 albums, he earned 12 Grammy nominations, 11 Blues Foundation Awards, and six BMI Awards for his work in TV and film. In 2017, he released TajMo, a collaborative album with Taj Mahal, which earned a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album. His most recent [Read More]

By |2020-02-15T11:58:23-08:00December 11th, 2019|Interviews|8 Comments

Interview Joanna Connor Queen of Blues Rock Guitar

Queen of Blues Rock Guitar, Interview, Martine Ehrenclou, Rock and Blues MuseJoanna Connor Photo: Cory Anderson

By Martine Ehrenclou

Joanna Connor is known as the Queen of Blues/Rock guitar, an extraordinary guitar player, singer-songwriter who many discovered when her video of her playing scorching slide guitar went viral in 2014. Debuting at the Chicago club, Kingston Mines in the ’80s, Connor then shared stages with James Cotton, Junior Wells, Buddy Guy and A.C. Reed. She was asked to join Dion Payton and his 43rd Street Blues Band and then started her own band, springboarding [Read More]

By |2019-11-21T19:00:47-08:00November 21st, 2019|Interviews|2 Comments