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

Rock, Roll & Ramble-The Inside Story of the Man, the Music and the Midnight Ramble’ – American Blues Scene

On Saturday, July 31, 2010, I found myself standing next to the refrigerator inside Levon Helm’s kitchen. This was not out of the ordinary for me on any given Saturday night between, say, 2007 and 2012. I was, after all, collaborating with Levon on a book about his Midnight Ramble house concerts and triumphant comeback … Read more

Rock Band Velvet Chains Release Single & Video “Get Back On The Train” With Q&A

Velvet Chains Rock Band Velvet Chains Release Single & Video “Get Back On The Train”Directed by Award-Winning Director Dean KarrQ&A With Founding Member/Bassist Nils Goldschmidt Coming off their most recent single/video “Last Drop,” Velvet Chains are sharing more new music from their second full-length album (due in October) with the hard-hitting track “Back On The … Read more

Eric Gales Live at 16 Toneladas Rock Club, Valencia, Spain – American Blues Scene

The right setting to experience the blues live, 16 Toneladas Rock Club was the perfect environment. There was a magical energy in the room before the show even started. By the end of the show the reason was clear. Fans here know Eric Gales is a phenomenal musician. But in all senses of the word: … Read more

Live from Summit Rock Central Park Concert Series Captured on Disc

Jimmy Katz leads many lives. He is the preeminent currently active jazz photographer, and has shot more than 200 magazine covers and over 600 recording sessions. About 12 years ago he became an audio engineer, specializing in live recordings. His albums like Ralph Lalama’s Bopjuice: Live at Smalls are breakthroughs. They capture the blood-and-guts of … Read more

Interview: Larry McCray – ROCK AND BLUES MUSE

Photo: Larry McCray by Arnie Goodman By Martine Ehrenclou Larry McCray is a blues legend, an award-winning guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter. And one of the most humble people you’d ever meet. McCray has what many artists want—a big, soulful voice and blistering, tasteful guitar chops that rival many of the blues greats. His 1991 debut … Read more