Book Review: David Libert ‘Rock and Roll Warrior’

Photo: David Libert, Alice Cooper By Martine Ehrenclou Rock & Roll memoirs about life in the music industry can be fascinating depending on who writes them. David Libert’s Rock and Roll Warrior: My Misadventures with Alice Cooper, Prince, George Clinton, In Living Color, the Runaways and More…is a rolling ride through the music industry from … Read more

Review: ‘Crackdown’ GA-20 – ROCK AND BLUES MUSE

GA-20 ‘Crackdown’ By Ellie Rogers Boston-based revivalist blues trio, GA-20 are poised to release Crackdown on September 9 via Colmine Records. They first turned heads back in 2019 with the release of their debut LP Lonely Soul, which featured guest appearances from blues harp legend Charlie Musselwhite and North Mississippi Allstars’ Luther Dickinson. Next, they … Read more

Gig Review: Beth Hart, The Saban Theater, Beverly Hills, CA

Photo: Beth Hart by Martine Ehrenclou By Martine Ehrenclou Seeing Beth Hart live is an experience. And not one you’ll soon forget. Known for her dynamic stage presence, powerhouse vocals and songwriting inspired by her personal life, the Grammy nominated Hart has toured the world with Jeff Beck and Buddy Guy, recorded and performed with … Read more

Gig Review: Albert Castiglia with Kirk Fletcher, Maui Sugar Mill, CA

Photo: Albert Castiglia by Martine Ehrenclou By Martine Ehrenclou If you’re seated directly in front for an Albert Castiglia show, you know you’re going to get your mind blown. Castiglia’s ferocious guitar and powerful voice bring an intensity few possess. He’s not just a monster player, but a deep-thinking songwriter. It was Monday night. Fighting … Read more

A Review of the Elvis Film – American Blues Scene

Reprinted with permission from Nippertown.com I was 12 when my friend Richard Ross grabbed me by the collar and pulled me into his bedroom to hear “Heartbreak Hotel.” Until that moment, my knowledge of music consisted of hearing Patti Page sing “How Much Is That Doggy in the Window” and “Tennessee Waltz” which my young … Read more

Review: Supersonic Blues Machine ‘Voodoo Nation’

Voodoo Nation, Supersonic Blues Machine By Martine Ehrenclou Voodoo Nation by Supersonic Blues Machine drops June 24th via Provogue/Mascot Label Group. If the word ‘superb’ is overused, then so be it. The album is a thundering blast of blues/rock with insightful, sometimes biting lyrics, and a band that just won’t quit. The guests alone are … Read more

Review: G. Love ‘Philadelphia Mississippi’

G. Love Philadelphia Mississippi By Ellie Rogers Philadelphia-born Garrett Dutton – or G. Love as you’ll more likely know him – has been honing his eclectic craft for almost thirty years. Fusing the hip hop and funk of his native Philadelphia with various shades of American blues, he’s developed a sound that’s both ultra-modern and … Read more