Blues Music Award Winners 2018!

Blues Music Awards 2018, announcement of winners, Rock and Blues Muse

The 39thannual Blues Music Awards in Memphis, Tenn., announced the winners on May 10, 2018 and we couldn’t be happier for the winners.

Congratulations to you all!

The 39th annual Blues Music Awards turned into something of a one-year anniversary party for Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’. Their acclaimed collaboration TajMo, which was released on May 4, 2017, picked up both Album of the Year and Contemporary Blues Album honors at this all-star ceremony that The Blues Foundation hosted on May 10. An American roots music legend who was inducted [Read More]

By | 2018-05-11T10:27:21+00:00 May 11th, 2018|Rock Muse|0 Comments

Album Review: First Class Life by Mike Zito

Album review, First Class Life, by Mike Zito, Rock and Blues Muse

By Dave Resto

Mike Zito, the inexhaustible blues-rock guitarist, singer and songwriter is back with a hot new album, First Class Life. Produced by Mike Zito and released through Ruf Records, it arrives on May 11.

Loved by his fans and respected by his peers, Zito is well known as a solo artist and for his work with the Royal Southern Brotherhood. On First Class Life, the St. Louis-born and raised, Texas-based musician uses his 15thalbum to step away from [Read More]

By | 2018-05-10T16:36:46+00:00 May 8th, 2018|Album & Single Reviews|1 Comment

Video of the Week: Toby Lee & Laurence Jones “Live At Leamington”

Video of the Week, Toby Lee, Rock and Blues Muse

If you haven’t heard about this 13-year-old bluesman, you’re in for a treat. Toby Lee is a fabulous blues-rock guitarist for any age. You have to watch him to see his virtuoso guitar chops and great tone and feel. He has been playing since he was four years old. At age eight, he learned that BB King was seriously ill and recorded a get well video and posted it on Facebook. The video went viral.

Joe Bonamassa shared that video on [Read More]

By | 2018-05-10T16:34:41+00:00 May 9th, 2018|Video of the Week|8 Comments

Interview with Blues Legend, Eddy Clearwater

Interview with Eddy Clearwater, legendary bluesman, Martine Ehrenclou, Rock and Blues Muse Photo: Lynn Orman

By Martine Ehrenclou

Chicago Blues legend and Grammy Award-winner, Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater is renowned for his fiery guitar work, his soulful vocals, and his blues rockin’ showmanship. He is also known for wearing his Native American headdress in honor of his Cherokee heritage. After hearing Chuck Berry in 1957, Clearwater fused his blues with rock and roll, resulting in what he calls “rock-a-blues.” But that moniker is even too limiting, as Clearwater’s blues music includes elements of rockabilly, [Read More]

By | 2018-05-10T16:41:11+00:00 May 8th, 2018|Interviews|0 Comments

Review: The One Man Blues Rock Band by Steve Hill

Steve Hill, The One-Man Blues Rock Band, album review, Rock and Blues Muse

By Scott Bampton

Out Friday May 11th, The One-Man Blues Rock Band is the first live album from multi-instrumentalist Steve Hill. The 14-track live recording was captured at La Chapelle, Quebec in November of last year at one of Hill’s headline shows. Punctuated by some impressive support slots, Hill’s headline roadshow has taken the French Canadian virtuoso all over North America, as well as across the Atlantic. And as a frequent visitor to the UK, Hill may be aware of the curious [Read More]

By | 2018-05-10T16:43:17+00:00 May 7th, 2018|Album & Single Reviews|0 Comments