Jimmie Vaughan announces “Baby, Please Come Home”

AUSTIN, Texas — When it comes to the blues today, there are a handful of guiding lights to make sure the music stays true to its powerful source. The sound of pleasure and pain that first sparked musicians to create such a sound is a force that can never be underestimated. The mojo has to be there. Texas guitarist/singer Jimmie Vaughan has dedicated his life to making sure the blues not only stays alive, but remains full of life and an inspiration to all who listen. He’s held onto the spirit of the blues for more than 50 years, and he isn’t about to stop now.

Joe Bonamassa announces summer tour

Two-time GRAMMY-nominated blues-rock titan Joe Bonamassa announces tour dates for summer 2019 in support of his all-original studio album Redemption (J&R Adventures), which was released last September. New tour dates will go on sale Friday March 15th and will be available at www.jbonamassa.com/tour-dates.The tour follows an astounding 30+ shows already this year and will be capped off with Joe’s inaugural Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea Mediterranean Cruise.

King King announce Andrew Scott as new drummer

King King, the Glaswegian Blues Rockers, who have been going from strength to strength in recent years, are pleased to announce their new drummer ANDREW SCOTT.

Robin Trower releases “Coming Closer To The Day” trailer

Robin Trower has released a trailer for his upcoming album, Coming Closer To The Day, available March 22.

Wayne Proctor leaving King King

Less than two months after bassist Lindsay Coulson announced he would be departing from King King, drummer Wayne Proctor is now leaving the band. King King announced the move on its Facebook page, “Drummer Wayne Proctor is to move on from King King to pursue other interests. We would like to thank him for all of his work in his time with the band and we wish him all the very best in his future endeavours! King King’s new drummer will be revealed in the next few days so stay tuned friends!”

Steve Cropper Interview

Steve Cropper began his professional career in the late 1950s and as a member of the Mar-Keys he played on “Last Night,” which appeared on Chess Records’ first L.P. release and was a radio hit. He was the guitarist for Booker T & the MG’s, which was Stax Records’ house band in Memphis, Tennessee. Booker T. & the MG’s became one of the most popular bands in America when “Green Onions” became a chart topping hit, which had millions of teenagers across the country dancing with abandon before the Beatles, who were influenced by Croppers guitar playing, made their debut in America. They were on the bill at the first major rock festival in 1967, when they backed Otis Redding at the “Monterey Pop Festival.” Steve Cropper not only was the band’s guitarist, but he wrote and co-wrote many of the hits of that era including, “Green Onions,” “Sitting On the Dock of the Bay,” “In the Midnight Hour” and “Knock On Wood,” to name some. Over the next fifty years he worked as a guitarist, songwriter and record producer with artists ranging from Rod Stewart and Peter Frampton to Ringo Starr and Neil Young. He was and is the guitarist of The Blues Brothers as well as continuing to tour with other musicians, like the present tour that he’s doing with another music legend, Dave Mason. MOJO magazine listed Cropper as number two behind Jimi Hendrix on the top 100 guitar players of all time list. Blues Rock Review had the honor and privilege of interviewing Steve about his phenomenal career.

Tedeschi Trucks Band: Signs Review

The Tedeschi Trucks Band has always been a supergroup of sorts. It’s led by singer/guitarist Susan Tedeschi and guitarist Derek Trucks. Both are stars in their own right, Tedeschi for her solo career, and Trucks for his (and for his seminal work reinvigorating the Allman Brothers Band). Signs, the band’s fourth studio album, is an intimate showcase for Tedeschi, which features Trucks supporting his wife.

Upcoming blues festivals

Each year, all types of festivals are held all around the globe. Blues festivals are quite popular with music lovers and there are some great festivals that will be coming in 2019. Here are some blues events and festivals worth checking out in 2019.

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