20 minutes with Joe Bonamassa interview

Joe Bonamassa carries the torch for modern day blues rock and is a model of success for the independent artist in today’s music business.

Blues Rock Review Editor-in-Chief Pete Francis sat down with Bonamassa to discuss his career, whether streaming services like Spotify are good for artists, advice for musicians looking to survive in today’s music business, social media, his rigorous tour schedule, a new solo album, and more.

The 40 Acre Mule: Good Night and Good Luck Review

The saxophone was right there at the beginning of rock and roll, from Bill Haley & His Comets to The Coasters to Junior Walker, and while it’s still seen out in the rock and roll wild, I’m always a little surprised when I hear a sax in a rock context. It could be the juxtaposition of the natural, unprocessed sound of saxophone going head-to-head against the electronically-enhanced sound of the electric guitar. Or it could be because many artists use the sax as a treat that only comes out for a solo. Whatever my issues are, the Dallas-based The 40 Acre Mule reminded me that the saxophone can rock with the fury of a guitar and amp.

Black Stone Cherry announce “Back To Blues 2”

Black Stone Cherry return with another riotous, rip roaring tribute to their blues heroes on Black To Blues Volume 2, which will be released on October 18th via Mascot Label Group/Mascot Records. 

The first installment of the series, Black To Blues, was released in October 2017 and crashed straight into #1 in the Billboard Blues Chart and reached the top 30 UK album chart with a wave of praise from both the press and fans.

Kenny Wayne Shepherd headlines Peoria Blues and Heritage Music Festival

Jay Goldberg Events & Entertainment is proud to present the 31st Annual Peoria Blues and Heritage Music Festival on August 30th and 31st at the beautiful Peoria Riverfront Festival Park in Peoria, IL!

Robert Randolph and the Family Band stream “Don’t Fight It”

Robert Randolph and the Family Band are now streaming “Don’t Fight it.” The track is featured on the new album, Brighter Days, available August 23rd.

Lloyd Spiegel: Cut and Run Review

Cut and Run is the tenth studio album by Australian Lloyd Spiegel. This is the third part of a spontaneously written series of albums in which Spiegel and his guitar tell the lonely and regretful tale of a traveling musician. This is an area of expertise for Spiegel, who has been playing professionally and touring Australia, North America, Europe and Asia since he was a teen.

Rival Sons release “Too Bad” acoustic track

Rival Sons have released an acoustic live version of “Too Bad.” The original track is featured on the band’s latest release, Feral Roots.

Meg Williams releases “Little Bit Of The Devil” video

Meg Williams has released a music video for “Little Bit Of The Devil.” The track is featured on Williams’ debut album, Take Me As I am.

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