Blues Rock Holiday Gift Guide

The holiday season is upon us and it’s certainly been a strong year in the world of blues rock. Not only has it been a great year for established artists, but newcomers in the genre as well. Looking for holiday gift ideas but don’t know where to start? No sweat, we’ve got you covered. Blues Rock Review takes a look at some must-have albums for the blues rock fan in 2019.

Nicholas David Interview

Nicholas David embarked on his musical career over two decades ago, and in that time he’s been a singer, writer, pianist, band member and band leader. Whether on the St. Paul, Minnesota circuit, touring in Europe, or on national television in homes across America, he’s always adorned with his hallmarks: a full-bodied, lived-in voice, a joy for music, and some truly unique outfits. Blues Rock Review was able to catch up with him just before his upcoming tour, and the release of his newest album, Yesterday’s Gone.

The Black Keys: Moda Center Gig Review

Wow is the first adjective that comes to mind when describing the Black Keys current Let’s Rock tour that stopped at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon on Friday, November 22, 2019. The 18,000 capacity venue was sold out up to the nose bleed sections that went for $60 and a seat down to the front row section cost nearly $800 a seat. It was a triple bill featuring Shannon and the Clams, an Oakland, California punk rock quartet as the opening act at 7:00 PM. After a forty-minute ear-blasting set of diverse indie punk rock renditions, the stage was reconfigured for Modest Mouse.

Vote for the Top 20 Albums of 2019!

On December 12, Blues Rock Review will reveal its 9th annual Top 20 Albums of the Year list with the Top 20 Albums of 2019! Place your votes for your favorite studio albums from 2019 and count for 50% of the vote! The remaining 50% will be voted on by the staff of Blues Rock Review. December 10 is the deadline to vote to help determine the year’s top blues rock album!

Vote for the Top 20 Albums of 2019

Gary Moore: “Live From London” announced

The career of Gary Moore was a jagged timeline, full of twists, turns and wild tangents. And yet, through it all, the Irishman never lost faith in the power of live music. On December 2nd, 2009 – just fourteen months before his tragic death aged 58 – the fabled guitarist played a special one-off club show at London’s Islington Academy. Now, 10 years later Provogue, a division of the Mascot Label Group, will be releasing this never before released recording, Live From London on 31st January 2020.

How Technology Is Changing The Music Business

We live in a world consumed by technology. Gone are the days of big CD collections and streaming platforms like Spotify and Pandora are king, but how are these changes in technology affecting musicians today? Blues Rock Review spoke with touring musicians all over the United States to find out.

Samantha Fish Cigar Box Guitar Festival announced

(New Orleans, LA) – The Samantha Fish Cigar Box Guitar Festival – New Orleans 2020 will take place over four days (Wednesday, January 15 through Saturday, January 18) in two of the city’s best live music venues:  New Orleans’ top Americana club, Chickie Wah Wah (2828 Canal St. 504-304-4714), which will host the Festival on Wednesday, January 15 and Thursday, January 16 (7:00pm-10:30pm each night);  and The Howlin’ Wolf (907 S Peters St. 504-529-5844), which will host afternoon and evening shows on Friday, January 17 and Saturday, January 18 (2:00 pm-11:00 pm each evening). 

The Blue Stones release “Shakin’ Off The Rust” video

Alternative blues rock duo The Blues Stones have released a music video for their new single, “Shakin’ Off The Rust.”

“We wanted to do something a little different this time around. We think it’s funny that someday — maybe sooner than we think — we won’t have to tour, but can do shows from wherever we want. The video gets a little crazy at times, but we had fun doing it,” the band said about the video.

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