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Review: ‘Contemporary’ by Rick Estrin & The Nightcats

Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, Contemporary, album review, Rock and Blues Muse

By Mike O’Cull

Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, one of the best blues bands in the world, is back and showing off a brand new album, Contemporary, that comes out September 20th, 2019 on Alligator Records.

Having won 2018’s Blues Music Award for “Band of the Year”, Rick Estrin & the Nightcats features the combined talents of blues harmonica virtuoso and soulful singer Estrin, six-string superhero Kid Andersen, piano/organ man Lorenzo Farrell and drummer Derrick “D’Mar” Martin. They are poised to keep these [Read More]

By |September 17th, 2019|Album & Single Reviews|1 Comment

Song Premiere: ‘Soul Doctor’ by Jimmy Carpenter

Jimmy Carpenter, Soul Doctor, song premiere, Rock and Blues Muse

We are pleased to premiere the song “Soul Doctor” by saxophonist/singer-songwriter and four-time Blues Music Award nominee (Best Instrumentalist), Jimmy Carpenter from his upcoming album, Soul Doctor out September 20th, 2019 via Gulf Coast Records. The song features a guest appearance by guitar slinger Nick Schnebelen.

“Soul Doctor” is a blues rocking good tune with great groove and Jimmy Carpenter’s smooth vocals and superb sax playing. With Nick Schnebelen’s searing guitar riffs, and outstanding musicianship from Carpenter and the entire band, “Soul Doctor” is [Read More]

By |September 12th, 2019|Videos & Singles|10 Comments

The Magpie Salute To Release ‘High Water II’

The Magpie Salute, new album announcement, High Water II, Rock and Blues Muse


OCTOBER 18, 2019

On October 18The Magpie Salute will unveil their new full-length LP High Water II on CD, 2LP, and Digital Formats via Eagle Rock Entertainment (U.S.), Mascot Label Group (Europe/Australia/New Zealand), and Sony (Japan).

The band was formed by guitarist / singer-songwriter Rich Robinson, joining forces with former Black Crowes bandmates Marc Ford (guitar) and Sven Pipien (bass), along with vocalist John Hogg, drummer Joe Magistro, and keyboardist Matt Slocum. Kicking off their [Read More]

By |September 17th, 2019|Music News|0 Comments

Review: Giles Robson ‘Don’t Give Up On The Blues’

Giles Robson, Don't Give Up On The Blues, album review, Rock and Blues Muse

By Mike O’Cull

UK blues harp star Giles Robson makes his US recording debut with his new album Don’t Give Up On The Blues, which hits the ground on this side of the pond September 20th, 2019 on the American Showplace Music label. Robson is a Blues Music Award-winning artist who is widely considered to be one of the finest living blues harmonica specialists. He’s only the third UK artist to win a BMA, the other two being Eric Clapton [Read More]

By |September 18th, 2019|Album & Single Reviews|0 Comments

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