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

Q&A with Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart

Q&A Ann and Nancy Wilson, Heart, Love Alive Tour, Rock and Blues Muse Photo: Kimberly Adamis

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame legends ANN and NANCY WILSON of HEART triumphantly returned to the road this year for their first tour in more than three years. The “LOVE ALIVE” tour featured a stellar all-female line-up with Joan Jett & The Blackhearts joining the majority of shows. The tour line-up varied from date to date, with Sheryl Crow and Brandi Carlile as special guests and support from Elle King and Lucie Silvas.

The tour launched July 9 at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in St. Louis, MO. While it was initially set for 40 dates, the tour was extended to include 52 performances that went [Read More]

By |2019-10-31T12:46:00-07:00October 31st, 2019|Interviews|0 Comments

Interview The Secret Life of Toronzo Cannon

Interview, Toronzo Cannon, The Secret Life of Bluesman Toronzo Cannon, Martine Ehrenclou, Rock and Blues MuseToronzo Cannon Photo: Mike White

By Martine Ehrenclou

Chicago bluesman Toronzo Cannon is a blistering guitarist, soulful vocalist and vibrant songwriter who fuses muscular, rock-inspired blues guitar with his original slice-of-life songs. A four-time Blues Music Award nominee (2017,) Cannon has released five solo albums and was the subject of multiple newspaper and magazine interviews and features, including CNN, PBS and local TV.

With his 2016 album debut, The Chicago Way, on Alligator Records, Cannon burst onto the international stage [Read More]

By |2019-10-24T15:36:37-07:00October 23rd, 2019|Interviews|1 Comment

Interview with Soul Blues Singer Billy Price

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By Martine Ehrenclou

Soul Blues legend, singer-songwriter Billy Price first attracted national attention during his three years with guitarist Roy Buchanan. Price is the vocalist on two of Buchanan’s LPs. A Blues Music Award-winner, Price has recorded and released 17 albums and DVDs with the Keystone Rhythm Band, the Billy Price Band and other solo projects. Price recorded and toured with the late Chicago soul singer Otis Clay and his album This Time For Real with Otis Clay, received a 2016 Blues Music [Read More]

By |2019-10-16T12:53:44-07:00October 16th, 2019|Interviews|4 Comments

Interview with Award-winning Bluesman Rick Estrin

Interview, the nightcats, Rick Estrin & The NightcatsRick Estrin & The Nightcats photo: Rachel Kumar

By Kevin Porter

It’s not often that a band combines virtuoso musicianship and humor, but Rick Estrin & The Nightcats is one such band. Estrin is considered one of the best harmonica players and songwriters in the blues industry, and he won Blues Music Awards in 2018 Traditional Male Artist of the Year and Song of the Year for “The Blues Ain’t Going Nowhere” off of Groovin’ in Greaseland in 2017. Estrin’s lyrics in songs such as “I Met [Read More]

By |2019-10-09T17:24:49-07:00October 9th, 2019|Interviews|0 Comments

Interview with Blues Prodigy Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram

Christone Kingfish Ingram, interview, Martine Ehrenclou, Rock and Blues MuseChristone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram Photo: Rory Doyle

By Martine Ehrenclou

Twenty-year-old blues virtuoso guitarist, singer-songwriter Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram has accomplished what many musicians twice his age would hope to. He released his debut album, Kingfish, in May of 2019 via Alligator Records, on which Buddy Guy guested. In 2014, Christone performed for Michelle Obama at the White House as part of the Delta Blues Museum. He’s appeared on national TV shows such as Rachel Ray and The Steve Harvey Show and has shared stages with Buddy [Read More]

By |2019-09-05T20:49:34-07:00September 5th, 2019|Interviews|2 Comments

Interview: Award Winning Blues Guitarist Nick Moss

Nick Moss, Nick Moss Band, interview, Rock and Blues Muse Photo: Chris Monaghan

By Kevin Porter

Blues guitar virtuoso Nick Moss is considered a master of the Chicago blues sound and has released thirteen albums. Moss’ fiery fretwork, soul-charged vocals and memorable original songs place him in a league of his own. He and harmonica wizard Dennis Gruenling joined forces in 2016, and since then, they have wowed audiences and critics around the world with their blues and roots music. Long-time friends, Moss and Gruenling effortlessly share the stage, trading off licks and solos [Read More]

By |2019-08-22T16:50:05-07:00August 20th, 2019|Interviews|0 Comments