Tinsley Ellis: Winning Hand Review

The thing about guitarist/singer Tinsley Ellis is he always plays just the right note at just the right time. He continues that incredible tradition on Winning Hand, a return to a more traditional blues sound. The album has a timeless feel that might send even the most knowledgeable blues lovers into the liner notes to see which songs are the originals and which is the cover.

Joe Satriani’s G3 Tour 2018 Review

On Friday, January 12, 2018, the same date as the release of his new album, What Happens Next, Joe Satriani played the second date on his historic G3 Tour at the historic Elsinore Theater in Salem, Orenon. This year the USA shows include Phil Collen lead guitarist and co-singer for “Def Leppard” and “Delta Deep” as well as John Petrucci, “Dream Theater” leader and lead guitarist. The G3 tour was begun by Satriani in 1995 based on the idea that audiences love great guitar players. Over the past 23 years some of the artists that have been featured on the tour are Steve Vai, Eric Johnson, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Yngwie Malsteen, Robert Fripp, Steve Lukather, Adrian Legg and many others.

Jay Jesse Johnson Band: Down The Hard Road Review

Down The Hard Road is the sixth album from the guitarist and vocalist Jay Jesse Johnson and his band featuring Reed Bogart on bass, Lee Evans on keyboards and Jeff Donaldson on drums. Recorded in Hamilton, Ohio, it’s an excellent blues rock record with eight original songs and two covers. Special guests were Jim Norcross on alto and baritone saxophone and Jimmy D. Rogers on piano.

Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa: Black Coffee Review

Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa fans need wait only a little while longer for their third studio album Black Coffee. For those who have followed the grammy nominated duo for Don’t Explain and Seesaw, Black Coffee’s highly anticipated January 26th release date will seem much farther away than a number of days.

Most Anticipated Albums of 2018

2018 is set to be another great year in blues rock. Here are some of the most anticipated albums of 2018 in blues rock.

Dan Patlansky Interview (Podcast)

Dan Patlansky’s latest two releases both reached #1 on Blues Rock Review’s Top 20 Albums of the Year (Dear Silence Thieves, Introvertigo.) Now on February 2nd, Patlansky will release Perfection Kills. Patlansky joined Rory Auskerry on the Route 66 podcast to talk about it.

Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa release “Give It Everything You Got” video

Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa have released a music video for “Give It Everything You Got.” The track is featured on the upcoming album, Black Coffee, available January 26.

Black Country Communion release “Wanderlust” video

Black Country Communion have released a music video for “Wanderlust,” featured on the band’s latest album, BCC IV.

In a recent interview with Blues Rock Review, Black Country Communion frontman Glenn Hughes said, “We’re always jamming Joe and I, and I may have been tuning my bass up and he starts playing (hums riff) and I’m going, don’t stop! Carry on, what key is this? I found out we were in B and I’m, like, this is great and then I started to sing, “Oh, when I come around.” I know what’s coming. I know when there’s going to be a pre-chorus and when the chorus hit I started to play these Beatle kind of chords in a rock version and we just knew this was a song.”

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