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|1 Comment

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|0 Comments

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 |2019-12-12T18:03:56-08:00December 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

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