John Mayall is one of the most important influences to nurture and promote new British “blues rock stars,” over the past six decades, and at 82 years of age they call him “the godfather of British blues.” During the mid and late 1960s Mayall put together a number of band combinations that resulted in the formation […]
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It’s been 30 years since Eric Johnson released his breakthrough solo album Tones, the electric-fueled debut that singled him out as the latest guitarist to watch. Johnson spent the decades since steadily building his reputation as a musician with skill and soft-spoken wisdom, almost always accompanied by the shredding and fingerpicking that listeners came to […]
Stu Cook was the original bass player for Creedence Clearwater Revival and continues performing the bands legacy with Creedence Clearwater Revisited. He and Doug (Cosmo) Clifford, the original drummer for CCR have been performing as Creedence Clearwater Revisited since 1994 right after “Creedence Clearwater Revival” was inducted into the “Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.”
Davy Knowles is back with the release of Three Miles From Avalon on October 14th. Knowles co-produced and recorded the album in Chicago with Anthony Gravino. Blues Rock Review caught up with Knowles to get the lowdown on the new album and the songwriting process behind it.
Guitar hero Philip Sayce is set to release the live recording Scorched Earth Volume 1 on September 30th. The album features Joel Gottschalk on bass and Kiel Feher on drums. Sayce chatted with Blues Rock Review about the recording, getting back in the studio, and Jeff Healey’s Heal My Soul.
The Temperance Movement cannot be pinned down. They don’t want to be – after all, who likes labels? But the real reason the Temperance Movement is not simply a rock group of the blues, Southern or jam band variety is because their music resists the boundaries set by those labels. The band’s second album White […]
A supergroup can be a tricky thing. Actually, any collection of critically recognized talent – whether it’s in film, music, art, etc. – has the potential to veer into disaster as egos clash and stylistic differences wrestle for dominance. It’s the reason culture critics and consumers react with caution when one such project is announced: […]
When you think of bluemen, Tinsley Ellis immediately comes to mind. He’s as prolific as they come in the genre. Ellis has been performing for over 40 years and is in the midst of touring his brand new album, Red Clay Soul. Blues Rock Review caught up with Ellis to discuss the new album and […]