Interview with JD Simo

Interview, JD Simo, blues guitarist, singer-songwriter, Off At 11, Martine Ehrenclou, Rock and Blues Muse Photo: Jeffry Fasano

By Martine Ehrenclou

Acclaimed rocking blues-driven guitarist, singer-songwriter, JD Simo is a gifted artist and former member of the rock band, SIMO, releasing five albums with his band and touring with Blackberry Smoke, Warren Haynes, The Gregg Allman Band, and more.

JD Simo just released his first solo album, Off At 11, and toured the US and Europe with his new band. This Chicago-born, Nashville-based musician channels sounds from traditional blues, acid rock, folk, soul and more. [Read More]

By |2019-03-29T09:35:28-08:00March 27th, 2019|Interviews|4 Comments

Interview with the Legendary Elvin Bishop

Interview, Elvin Bishop, Rock and Blues Muse, Kevin Porter Photo: Pat Johnson

By Kevin Porter

Legendary guitarist Elvin Bishop, a member of both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Blues Hall of Fame, has been playing music since 1965 and is still going strong at age 76. His most recent album, Something Smells Funky ‘Round Here, was nominated for a Grammy, his third, and his Big Fun Trio is drawing crowds and rave reviews wherever they play. Bishop’s music is a musical stew of rock, blues, country, and soul, with witty [Read More]

By |2019-03-14T13:03:30-08:00March 13th, 2019|Interviews|1 Comment

Interview Walter Trout

Interview, Walter Trout, Blues guitar legend, Survivor Blues, Rock and Blues Muse Photo: Austin Hargave

By Kevin Porter

Blues guitar legend, Walter Trout is one of the lucky ones, and he knows it. After nearly dying due to liver failure and receiving a liver transplant in 2014, Trout has been traveling the world, preaching the importance of organ donation and supporting organizations such as Donate Life America and the British Liver Trust. His last album from 2017, We’re All in This Together, became Trout’s first #1 album on the Billboard Blues Chart and won [Read More]

By |2019-02-04T11:47:53-08:00January 31st, 2019|Interviews|3 Comments

John Mayall: Interview with the British Blues Legend

Interview, John Mayall, blues legend, Godfather of British Blues, Martine Ehrenclou, Rock and Blues Muse Photo: David Gomez

By Martine Ehrenclou

John Mayall has served as a pioneer of blues music for over 50 years and is known as “The Godfather of British Blues.” In the 1960s, the England-born blues legend founded John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, a band that had some of the most famous blues musicians as members, including Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Jack Bruce, Mick Fleetwood, Mick Taylor, Harvey Mandell, Aynsley Dunbar, Walter Trout, Coco [Read More]

By |2019-01-17T20:04:01-08:00January 17th, 2019|Interviews|17 Comments

Five of Our Favorite Artist Interviews of 2018

Five of Our Favorite Artist Interviews of 2018, Paul Nelson, Carolyn Wonderland, Walter Trout, Tommy Castro, Tinsley Ellis, Anthony Gomes, Rock and Blues Muse, Martine Ehrenclou

Five of Our Favorite Artist Interviews of 2018

As 2018 draws to a close, Rock and Blues Muse looks back on five of our favorite artist interviews of the year. We have the privilege of talking with some of the most interesting, talented blues and rock musicians. We get a window into their lives, their music and how they create it, what they love most about [Read More]

By |2019-01-03T16:07:58-08:00December 31st, 2018|Interviews|0 Comments

Interview with Joe Louis Walker, Bruce Katz, and Giles Robson

Interview, Joe Louis Walker, Bruce Katz, Giles Robson, Journeys to the Heart of the Blues, Kevin Porter, Rock and Blues Muse Photo: Mickey Deneher

By Kevin Porter

Perhaps one of the most pleasant surprises in music for 2018 is the album Journeys to the Heart of the Blues by blues masters Joe Louis Walker, Bruce Katz, and Giles Robson released October 26, 2018 via Alligator Records. The album was recorded over a few short days in upstate New York at the beginning of the year [Read More]

By |2018-12-15T14:53:11-08:00December 11th, 2018|Interviews|2 Comments

Interview with Colin James

Interview, Colin James, blues guitarist singer songwriter, Miles To Go, Martine Ehrenclou, Rock and Blues Muse Photo: James Omara

By Martine Ehrenclou

Known as one of Canada’s best blues musicians, Colin James is a rock and blues guitarist and singer-songwriter who has won 20 Maples Blues Awards, six Juno Awards (Best Blues Album 2017) and many others. With 19 albums, his latest is Miles To Go released September 21, 2018 and a sequel to his critically acclaimed 2016’s Blue Highways. It is a continuation of James’ story with a collection of carefully curated songs that were [Read More]

By |2018-12-15T14:53:12-08:00December 2nd, 2018|Interviews|1 Comment