The Magpie Salute to record new album

Mascot Label Group are thrilled to announce that The Magpie Salute have joined the Provoguelabel to sit at home amongst some of the finest modern blues icons such as Joe Bonamassa, Beth Hart, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Jonny Lang, Walter Trout, Eric Gales, Sonny Landreth, Gary Hoey and more.

North Mississippi Allstars ready new EP, tour

HERNANDO, Miss. — For more than 20 years, Luther and Cody Dickinson have made it their mission to keep alive the sound of the Mississippi hill country blues; however, they have never been strict traditionalists. As the North Mississippi Allstarsthey’ve soaked their songs in raw, unadulterated rock ‘n’ roll while stirring in fatback funk, slippery soul and righteous gospel to reshape and push the blues into contemporary relevance. Their red-hot stew of roots music — and ferocious live shows — have attracted ardent fans around the globe. Critics have been generous with their praise too. Rolling Stone’s David Fricke proclaimed that “deep roots, improvising valor and live-Cream brawn come easily” to the band, while the Oxford American credits them as having “saved and revitalized southern rock.”

Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Guitar Skills: For Beginners

Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Guitar Skills: For Beginners

How did that guitarist ever get to sound that smooth?  Most people would answer, “By practicing a lot”.  

That may be part of the answer, but it still begs the question, “Yeah, but how?

Let’s take a look at a couple of things that just might answer those questions.

Joe Bonamassa announces summer tour

(LOS ANGELES, CA) – Joe Bonamassa, the two-time GRAMMY-nominated blues rock guitar icon announces a new US tour for summer 2018. As the #1 blues selling artist in the world with a record-breaking 19 #1 Billboard albums to his name, Bonamassa has chosen to make this tour his greatest undertaking yet. Known for successfully tackling blues tributes to the likes of Albert King, BB King, Freddie King, Muddy Waters, and Howlin’ Wolf, he has ambitiously decided to make this tour a tribute to classic country music.

Jimmie Vaughan Trio releases debut album

Formed several years ago, the JIMMIE VAUGHAN TRIO calls Austin’s C-Boys’s club their home base, where you can find them most weekends. For Vaughan, the bass-less format of the band presents a challenge that he readily embraces. “As a guitarist, it pushes me in a different direction,” he told the Dallas Observer. “It’s always a learning thing. I have to learn stuff that I’m not necessarily comfortable with. So that’s good. It allows me to go over here on this side and hear things differently.”

Victor Wainwright & The Train Review

This eponymous offering is the sixth offering from Mr. Wainwright in his various guises. Joined by stalwarts Billy Dean on drums, relative newbie Terrence Grayson on bass and the incredible guitarist Pat Harrington, Victor takes you on a journey imploring in the title track “If you wanna boogie get aboard this train, get yourself a ticket or get out of the way”, great advice from a man of such stature!

Los Lobos: Aladdin Theater Concert Review

“Los Lobos” originally came on the National scene in 1984 when their first major record label album, How Will The Wolf Survive? was released and produced the title song that was in FM radio rotation. The group originally formed in East Los Angeles in 1973 and underwent an evolution as they merged traditional Mexican music with rock & roll and a variety of other genres including blues, folk, jazz, Tex-Mex and Roots Rock. Over the ensuing decades “Los Lobos” has produced two dozen albums and recorded for a couple dozen different film and album projects. Their last album was in 2015 when Gates of Gold was released, so tonight’s show was for hard core fans.

Buddy Guy set to tour USA

Buddy Guy is set to tour the USA in a massive tour that will see the 81-year-old blues singer and guitarist travel to 54 confirmed dates in venues such as theaters, arts centers and casinos. The tour starts on March 9th at the Chandler Center for the Arts in Arizona and runs until the final date on July 27th at South Shore Music Circus in Massachusetts. As fans already know, he doesn’t disappoint on the road.

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