The COVID-19 Blues: Roots Musicians Swap Live Gigs For Live Streaming

The COVID-19 Blues: Roots Musicians Swap Live Gigs For Live Streaming, Rock and Blues Muse

By Mike O’Cull & Martine Ehrenclou

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a devastating blow to the live music business that has required both artists and venues to close up shop, at least for now. This means lost income, lost momentum, and an entire industry unsure of what to do next.

Many musicians have decided to swap the road for the internet and are scheduling livestream concerts and/or lessons to attempt to keep working and remain connected to their fans. [Read More]

By |2020-03-19T22:03:11-07:00March 19th, 2020|Music News|1 Comment

UK Rock Band Bad Touch Release New Single “Strut”

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New Wave of Classic Rock favorites Bad Touch release their new single “Strut” on Friday 13th March digitallyThe single is taken from their upcoming studio album “Kiss The Sky” released by Marshall Records on Friday 19th June 2020. 

The new album “Kiss The Sky” will be released on CDwhite vinyl and digital download and is available to pre-order from

 “Strut” is available to stream from

Kiss The Sky” will be supported by a nationwide 12-date UK headline tour,  rescheduled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The tour will feature Piston as main [Read More]

By |2020-03-19T14:36:01-07:00March 16th, 2020|Music News, Videos & Singles|0 Comments

Coronavirus Forces Cancellation of Artists’ Shows-How To Help Them

    Coronavirus Forces Cancellation of Artists’ Shows-How To Help Them, Rock and Blues Muse, Martine Ehrenclou

    By Martine Ehrenclou

    It was as if everyone’s concert calendar was wiped clean by the end of last week. Within a few days, the coronavirus pandemic had caused cancellations and postponements of so many of our favorite artists’ shows. With tickets in hand, many of us were in shock. Then the reality kicked in about what sweeping cancellations across the globe means for these musicians. Working musicians depend on their concert tours to keep themselves financially afloat. Cancelled [Read More]

By |2020-03-19T14:35:17-07:00March 14th, 2020|Music News|9 Comments

Rock Legends Deep Purple Announce New Album ‘Whoosh!”

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Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame icons Deep Purple will release their 21st studio album Whoosh!, produced by the legendary Bob Ezrin, on June 12 — available as a Standard CDa Digital Albuma Limited Edition CD+DVD Mediabook (including the 1 hour feature “Roger Glover and Bob Ezrin in conversation” and, for the first time, the full live performance at Hellfest 2017” video), and a Vinyl 2LP+DVD edition (earMUSIC).

Ian GillanRoger GloverIan PaiceSteve Morse, and Don Airey were invited by Bob Ezrin to Nashville to write and record, during which the band were inspired to push their [Read More]

By |2020-03-19T14:33:12-07:00March 18th, 2020|Music News|2 Comments

Tony Iommi ‘Monkey’ 1964 SG Special Replica Released + Interview

Tony Iommi 'Monkey 1964 SG Special Replica, Black Sabbath legendary guitar player, Interview Tony Iommi, Rock and Blues Muse

“Tony Iommi “Monkey” 1964 SG Special Replica”

Limited-Edition 1964 SG Special From Black Sabbath Legend
Available Worldwide

New Interview With Tony Iommi, Out Today

By leveraging its iconic past and leaning into an innovative future, Gibson has set the stage for the next era of shaping sound for present and future generations, genders and genres of music. Gibson is proud to partner with the legendary guitarist of Black Sabbath, Tony [Read More]

By |2020-03-19T14:36:45-07:00March 18th, 2020|Music News|0 Comments

Victor Wainwright & the Train To Release New Album Memphis Loud

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Grammy nominated keyboard player/singer-songwriter Victor Wainwright and the Train are set to release Memphis Loud May 22nd on Ruf Records, featuring 12 songs, all written/co-written by Wainwright. Memphis Loud was co-produced by Wainwright and Dave Gross and recorded at Music+Arts Studio in Memphis, TN.

Joining Wainwright (vocals, piano, Hammond B3, electric piano) in the studio are Th Train: Billy Dean (drums, percussion, vocals), Terrence Grayson (bass, vocals), Pat Harrington (guitar, vocals), Mark Earley (baritone sax, tenor sax & clarinet), Doug Woolverton (trumpet & flugelhorn) and Dave Gross [Read More]

By |2020-03-19T14:37:27-07:00March 19th, 2020|Music News, Videos & Singles|0 Comments

Quarantine Blues Tour Rescue Recording Fundraiser by Mike Zito

Quarantine Blues Tour Rescue Recording Band Fundraiser by Mike Zito, Rock and Blues Muse

Quarantine Blues Tour Rescue Recording

~Band Fundraiser By Mike Zito~

Like many musicians, our tour has been shattered. We are flying home from Europe having played only a handful of the thirty shows we were scheduled to perform. The band, myself included, will be hurting financially for the next month or so; we are all facing a fourteen-day quarantine starting Monday, March 16.

I have decided to write, record, mix and master an album while I am [Read More]

By |2020-03-19T14:38:08-07:00March 17th, 2020|Music News|0 Comments