Interview with Tommy Castro and Tinsley Ellis

Interview, Tommy Castro, Tinsley Ellis, Rock and Blues Muse

By Kevin Porter

Six-time Blues Music Award winner and BB King Entertainer of the Year, Tommy Castro, and Georgia blues-rock legend, Tinsley Ellis, who ranks as one of today’s most electrifying guitarists and vocalists, share a double bill on their upcoming “T’N’T Tour.” They are launching their joint tour along the East Coast and other parts of the U.S on November 9, 2018.

Castro and Ellis are both well worth seeing individually but having them both on a double bill should make for a phenomenal concert. [Read More]

By |2018-09-19T16:37:33+00:00September 18th, 2018|Interviews|4 Comments

Interview with Quinn Sullivan

Photo: Griffin Lotz

By Martine Ehrenclou

Considering Quinn Sullivan is only 19 years old and has been performing and touring half his life with Buddy Guy, it’s not an overstatement to say Sullivan is a guitar prodigy and guitar slinger. With three albums to his name, the latest being Midnight Highway, Quinn Sullivan is a gifted Blues player and singer. He’s also shared stages with Carlos Santana, Joe Bonamassa, Billy Gibbons, BB King and others, and has appeared on national TV such as Ellen, The Tonight Show, Oprah, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, [Read More]

By |2018-09-06T18:15:26+00:00September 5th, 2018|Interviews|0 Comments

Interview with Blues Rocker Eric Steckel

Interview, Eric Steckel, Rock and Blues Muse, Martine Ehrenclou

By Martine Ehrenclou

Powerhouse blues-rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, and producer, Eric Steckel found success at the age of 12 with his debut CD, A Few Degrees Warmer in 2002. A year later he performed at the 2003 Sarasota Blues Festival where blues-rock legend, John Mayall introduced him as the youngest guitarist ever to be on stage with the Bluesbreakers. In 2004, Mayall invited Eric on his Scandinavian tour and a year later he joined Mayall for session work on the Road Dogs album. In the following years, [Read More]

By |2018-08-16T12:39:30+00:00August 13th, 2018|Interviews|6 Comments

Interview with Shemekia Copeland, Powerhouse Vocalist

Shemekia Copeland, Interview, Rock and Blues Muse Photo: Mike White

By Kevin Porter

When Shemekia Copeland opens her mouth, you listen. The successor to Koko Taylor as the “Queen of the Blues,” as recognized by the Chicago Blues Festival, the city of Chicago and the state of Illinois, Copeland’s music encompasses a steamy mix of blues, soul, and more recently, country. A powerhouse vocalist, her songs often address the social issues of the day, be they homelessness, sexual harassment, domestic violence and poverty. She has been nominated for three Grammys and [Read More]

By |2018-07-25T13:14:01+00:00July 25th, 2018|Interviews|0 Comments

Interview with Paul Nelson, Johnny Winter’s guitarist, his time with Johnny Winter

Photo of Johnny Winter 2013 by Marty Temme

By Martine Ehrenclou

This is Part Two of our interview with Grammy-winning guitarist, record producer and songwriter, Paul Nelson, who was the guitarist for legendary blues-rock icon, Johnny Winter. He produced several of Johnny Winter’s albums, including Step Back, which won Nelson a Grammy for “Best Blues Album.” He executive produced and appeared in the Johnny Winter documentary, Down and Dirty and also appeared in the documentary Sidemen: Long Road to Glory.

Martine: You spent years touring with Johnny Winter and you were [Read More]

By |2018-07-18T11:30:08+00:00July 16th, 2018|Interviews|1 Comment