2016 Blues Blast Music Award Nominations Announced
Bob Margolin Recognized in Two Categories
A Message From Bob
Please consider voting for me, I’ve been nominated for 2 Blues Blast Magazine Awards: Best Traditional Album of the Year for My Road, and Best Male Blues Artist. At a time of my life where I could keep playing the original music I’ve made on my past albums or just aim to honor my Muddy Waters credentials, I gave everything I have and am to make my best music ever now. I try to prove it on my album and on the bandstand. The reviews, airplay, sales, and now the Blues Blast recognition are gratifying. I want to give you everything I have and everything I am.
Fan voting to determine the winners begins July 1, 2016 and continues until August 15, 2016 at the Blues Blast Magazine website. Voting is free and open to anyone who is a Blues Blast Magazine subscriber. Blues Blast Magazine subscriptions are always FREE and you are automatically signed up as part of the voting process on our website.
New Book in the Works: Chicago Blues Slide Guitar
Photo taken by Patti Clapton with Bob's Polaroid camera
Bob and Eric play Muddy Waters like a Chicago Blues Slide Guitar, which is the subject of Bob Margolin’s next instructional book/DVD for the Hal Leonard Corp. After the critical and sales success of Chicago Blues Rhythm Guitar, the Complete and Definitive Guide from 2015, Bob and co-author Dave Rubin will reveal the magic of this style of playing. Bob’s experience, stories, and filmed demonstrations of the slide playing will open the door to one of the signature sounds of blues music. Look for the book in 2017.
Join Bob Margolin at The Big Blues Bender
Steady Rollin’ Records/VizzTone Label Releases Bob Margolin’s MY ROAD
"MY ROAD reveals who I am today, musically and very personally. Each song takes a surprising turn from the others and my previous music. This breakthrough for me is informed by fifty years on bandstands, my Blues music heritage and credentials, and the drive to survive and thrive in today’s pressurized world. MY ROAD is my ride through modern challenges, the ironies and lessons of aging, achieving true love, mourning, my band’s distinctive signature sound, a childhood epiphany, my seven years in Muddy Waters’ band, and exploring the darkest sides of life with friends who have been there.”
Available on Amazon