Bob Margolin - Deep Blues
Bob Margolin is prominent in today’s Blues scene. He tours worldwide at festivals, concerts, clubs and workshops.
This year Bob released his first all-acoustic album and has this to say:
“THIS GUITAR AND TONIGHT is my first all-acoustic album. Inspired by my 1935 parlor guitar, Muddy Waters (known for his electric playing) telling me 40 years ago he actually preferred acoustic guitar, and Amy Brat’s idea that an all-acoustic album would be a fresh adventure, this album made itself. New original songs came easy. My guests on one song each are harp master Bob Corritore and guitar virtuoso Jimmy Vivino. The recording approach is pure, the music sounds right in front of you, no added sugar. No artificial ingredients.”
From 1973-‘80 Bob played guitar in Muddy Waters’ band, appearing on all the albums Muddy made then and at special shows like The Last Waltz. Since 1980, Bob performs his own songs, but still honors his historic and personal connection to Muddy Waters.
"After nearly 50 years of playing the Blues, Margolin should be bestowed with the 'icon' title. He's not just a link to many blues artists now gone from this world…but continues to breathe new life into the genre. Be sure to follow Margolin down his own personal Blues Highway by repeatedly listening to My Road. You won't regret it." (Bill Mitchell/BluesBytes)
The Thrill Is Gone - A Tribute To B.B. King - February 16th & 17th
Two Day Pre-Sale Jan 15 - 16th
"It’s such an honor to be included in this very special event… THE THRILL IS GONE A TRIBUTE TO B.B. KING at the Capitol Theater in Port Chester, New York!" - Bob Margolin
Two-day pre-sale tickets go on sale Wednesday, January 15 at 10 AM ET through Thursday, January 16 at 10 PM ET. Use code “THRILL” to access pre-sale tickets at ticketmaster.com
Daily lineups will be announced on Tuesday, January 28. A very limited number of single-day tickets will go on sale Friday, January 31, at Noon EST.
The Thrill Is Gone: A Tribute To B.B. King will feature two unique nights of music (daily lineup varies) with performances by Anthony Hamilton, Bob Margolin, Bobby Rush, Buddy Guy, David Hidalgo, Derek Trucks, Ivan Neville, Jamey Johnson, Jimmie Vaughan, John Scofield, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Little Steven, Robert Cray, Robert Randolph, Shemekia Copeland, Southside Johnny, Steve Cropper, Susan Tedeschi, Tony TC Coleman, Warren Haynes, and William Bell. More very specials guests to be announced in the coming weeks. Grammy® Award-winning producer and legendary drummer, Steve Jordan, will serve as musical director.
A portion of proceeds from The Thrill Is Gone: A Tribute To B.B. King will benefit the Seva Foundation, a global nonprofit eye care organization that transforms lives and strengthens communities by restoring sight and preventing blindness. The SEVA Foundation was co-founded by Wavy Gravy, a close friend of B.B. King for over 40 years and whose moniker was given to him by King at the Texas International Pop Festival in 1969.
2020 Blues Music Award Nominee for THIS GUITAR AND TONIGHT
Congratulations to VizzTone artist Bob Margolin and his new album “THIS GUITAR AND TONIGHT” nominated by The Blues Foundation for Acoustic Blues Album of the Year.
Voting is now open to current members of the Foundation. Once you join or renew, you will receive a link to your BMA ballot. Voting closes at 5 p.m. CST on Friday, February 28, 2020.
The awards gala will be held in Memphis, TN on May 7, 2020.
For details go to the Blues Foundation's website.
New Year Announcement
Thanks to YOU for a great 2019! And with 2020 foresight: For all booking, please e-mail direct: email@example.com. I’ll reply quickly — friendly and professional. I’m taking all my booking back home. I no longer use Blue Mountain Artists. We were non-exclusive for a few years now. Thanks to my friends and to new promoters for working with me directly.
Watch for announcements of a new video, exciting new tours, concerts, collaborations and workshops.
Grab your copy! LISTEN and BUY HERE
“Acoustic blues done by a master.” - AJ Wachtel
"Not only does this album meet the high expectations set by thousands of his listeners, it exceeds them through each song's heart wrenching and personal sentiment...” - Musikman's Reviews