Women Who Shaped the Blues

Women Who Shaped The Blues, featuring Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Memphis Minnie, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Billie Holiday, Etta James, Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald, Big Mama Thornton, Ruth Brown, Chris Wheatley, Rock and Blues Muse Women Who Shaped The Blues

By Chris Wheatley

From the earliest days of blues as entertainment, women were at the forefront. Theirs were the first black voices to be heard on record, and therefore the first to disseminate the twelve-bar art form across the nation (and the world).  Able to occupy spaces forbidden to men (who were routinely perceived as [Read More]

By |2020-07-01T09:11:24-07:00July 1st, 2020|Music News|2 Comments

Tom Petty Family Releases Demo Version “You Don’t Know How It Feels”

Tom Petty Family, new demo release, "You Don't Know How It Feels", Rock and Blues Muse Tom Petty

The Tom Petty estate released an 8 track home recording of Petty’s 1994 Wildflowers hit “You Don’t Know How It Feels,” which will be part of a Wildflowers project on Warner Records. His daughter Adria Petty uncovered the song in his archives.

The unheard recording features several differences from the final version. Adria Petty premiered the song on Tom Petty Radio on SiriusXM. In her interview on SiriusXM she revealed that she and the band found [Read More]

By |2020-06-30T16:21:49-07:00June 29th, 2020|Music News, Videos & Singles|1 Comment

Drive-In Concerts: The Ultimate Tailgate Party During The Pandemic?

Drive-In Concerts: The Ultimate Tailgate Party During The Pandemic? Martine Ehrenclou, Rock and Blues Muse Drive-In Concerts

By Martine Ehrenclou

The coronavirus has whacked the music industry to its knees. Artists were forced to cancel their tours and concerts, and promotors, managers, publicists, marketers, road crew and more, who are dependent on the live music industry for their survival, were furloughed or laid off.

With live music shows halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing, many musicians were able to pivot to live streaming performances via social media sites with ticket sales and [Read More]

By |2020-07-02T13:36:52-07:00July 2nd, 2020|Music News|3 Comments

Montreux Jazz Festival Announces 16 Day Virtual Music Festival “54th Summer of Music”

Montreux Jazz Festival, 54th Summer of Music, 16 Day Virtual Music Festival, featuring Nina Simone, Rory Gallagher, Etta James, Deep Purple, and more, YouTube, Rock and Blues Muse

MONTREUX JAZZ FESTIVAL PRESENTS:

“54TH SUMMER OF MUSIC”

A 16 DAY VIRTUAL MUSIC FESTIVAL EXCLUSIVELY ON YOUTUBE

FEATURING RARE PERFORMANCES BY
NINA SIMONE, RORY GALLAGHER, ETTA JAMES, CARLOS SANTANA, DEEP PURPLE, TOM MISCH AND MANY MORE
&
THE WORLDWIDE PREMIERES OF:
JOHN LEE HOOKER (1983), CHARLES BRADLEY (2016), KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD (2019) ANGELIQUE KIDJO AND FRIENDS (2016), BANG BANG ROMEO (2019) & TOM MISCH [Read More]

By |2020-07-01T16:47:42-07:00July 1st, 2020|Music News|0 Comments

Tony Montana & Brentt Arcement Team Up For Shadow & The Thrill New Album ‘Sugarbowl’

Tony Montana & Brentt Arcement Team Up For Shadow & The Thrill New Album ‘Sugarbowl’, share new single, "Just Enough", Rock and Blues Muse

Sugarbowl, the debut album by Shadow & The Thrill will be released August 14 via Deko Entertainment (ADA/Warner Music Group). The band is currently riding high off the success of two tracks that have netted the band 75,000+ Spotify spins and videos that have hit the 100,000 mark via YouTube, Facebook, IG and Vimeo. Fans of Aerosmith, Rival Sons, Dirty Honey, Chris Cornell and guitar [Read More]

By |2020-06-30T16:20:09-07:00June 30th, 2020|Music News, Videos & Singles|2 Comments

Blues Rocker Eric Johanson Announces New Album ‘Below Sea Level’

Eric Johanson, new album announcement, Below Sea Level, September 18, 2020, Nola Blue Records, Rock and Blues Muse Eric Johanson

Blues rocker, guitarist, singer-songwriter Eric Johanson announces the release of his new album, Below Sea Level out September 18, 2020 via Nola Blue Records, produced by Luther Dickinson.

Below Sea Level, the forthcoming release from Eric Johanson, is a striking collection of twelve indie rock and blues originals written by Johanson and produced in collaboration with Luther Dickinson. Sessions were held at the famed Zebra Ranch Studios in the North Mississippi Hill Country, where [Read More]

By |2020-06-29T09:02:18-07:00June 29th, 2020|Music News|2 Comments

Blues/Rock Guitar Legend G.E. Smith & Soul/R&B Singer LeRoy Bell Share New Video “America”

Blues/Rock Guitar Legend G.E. Smith & Soul/R&B Singer LeRoy Bell Share New Video “America”, new album, Stony Hill, August 28, Rock and Blues Muse “America” G.E. Smith LeRoy Bell

Blues/Rock Guitar legend G.E. Smith & Soul/R&B singer LeRoy Bell share their new lead single and video “America” from their first collaboration and upcoming album, Stony Hill, out August 28 via BMG.

Considering their prodigious respective careers, the upcoming release of legendary G.E. Smith and LeRoy Bell’s Stony Hill, sets the bar high. Between them, first-call blues/rock guitarist Smith and revered soul/R&B singer-songwriter Bell have [Read More]

By |2020-06-29T12:09:28-07:00June 26th, 2020|Music News, Videos & Singles|0 Comments