Review: Blue Room (20th anniversary reissue) by Mike Zito

Review, Blue Room, Mike Zito, Rock and Blues Muse

By Dave Resto

Blues Music Award-winner Mike Zito is celebrating the 20thanniversary of his debut album, Blue Room with a reissue through his current label, Ruf Records. It will be released on November 16th.

In the late 90s, Mike Zito was eager to graduate from being a successful blues/rock cover band leader to a songwriter and performer of original material. With only $1,000 to cover costs, he went into a basement recording studio outside of his native St. Louis. During a marathon session [Read More]

By |November 14th, 2018|Album & Single Reviews|0 Comments

Album Review: Prime Cuts by Popa Chubby

Album review, Prime Cuts, Popa Chubby, Rock and Blues Muse

By Tom O’Connor

NYC-based blues/rock stalwart, Popa Chubby, will release Prime Cuts – The Very Best of The Beast from the East in the U.S. on November 13, 2018This self-selected “greatest hits” collection includes favorite cuts from his nearly three decades of bringing his version of the blues to the people. No one can accuse Ted Horowitz (aka: Popa Chubby) of taking the easy route on his long musical journey, but in doing it “his way” he has managed to gather plenty of fans [Read More]

By |November 12th, 2018|Album & Single Reviews|1 Comment

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 |November 13th, 2018|Interviews|4 Comments

Joe Perry Hospitalized After Saturday Night Performance

Joe Perry, Hospitalized, Rock and Blues Muse Photo: Ross Halfin

Following a guest performance during Billy Joel’s show last night at Madison Square Garden, Joe Perry, legendary guitarist and co-producer of Aerosmith,  is hospitalized after he experienced shortness of breath and was treated backstage by paramedics who gave the guitarist oxygen and used a tracheal tube to clear his airway before taking him to a hospital. This morning Perry remains in the hospital where he is alert and responsive. The Aerosmith guitarist will be unable to appear today at Rock And Roll Fantasy Camp in [Read More]

By |November 11th, 2018|Rock Muse|2 Comments

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