Bob Margolin conquers time from 1973-’80 in Muddy Waters’ band to 38 more years worldwide as a band leader, featured guest, producer, VizzTone Label Group cofounder, author and educator to now, a bright Blue light in today and tomorrow’s Blues World.
Bob won a 2017 Best Male Traditional Blues Artist Blues Music Award, and 2016 Blues Blast Magazine Awards for Best Traditional Blues Album and Best Male Blues artist for his latest album MY ROAD. He was a featured performer on the 2017 The Last Waltz 40 celebration of the concert and can be seen next to Muddy in the film. He brought Blues to this celebration 40 years later.
Now along with clubs, concerts and overseas tours, Bob is also presenting “An Evening with Bob Margolin” performance art shows, the best of his stories, music, and audience interaction. And he is collaborating on shows with young, talented musician guesting with Bob, or Bob with them.
Steady Rollin’ indeed.
From the first song, Bob Margolin proves he’s one of the best guitarists around in ANY blues genre. This release is a primer for how to play blues guitar in 2016. (A.J. Wachtel/Blues Music Magazine)
Firing on all cylinders, Bob Margolin and his three-piece band shine on ‘My Road’…his fretwork is marked by tastefulness and restraint…Margolin’s guitar genius alone is a reason to purchase ‘My Road.’ (Stephen A. King/Living Blues)
(My Road) It is … an album of confidence and joy, played with spark and deep emotional power. … With its mix of blues styles, top drawer musicianship and sparkling production, My Road is a first class slab of modern blues and is highly recommended. (Rhys Williams/Blues Blast Magazine)
My Road is a delight for the way the 66-year-old articulates the enduring power of the music and the joys and struggles of life as a bluesman. There’s no self-pity, lots of good humor, and deep feeling enhanced by the bare-bones accompaniment. (Nick Cristiano/Philadelphia Inquirer)
Tyler Morris Band And Friends
Tyler Morris has been playing guitar at a professional level since he was 11, and at the ripe old age of 19 released his third album internationally. But Tyler is not just another young musical genius — his gift runs deeper than an amazing set of ears paired with two very skillful hands. Ever since he picked up a guitar, Tyler has been driven to get to the roots of the songs and styles he learns and absorbs, and to reflect his huge and growing body of influences onto his own interpretations and eventually, his own compositions. Thanks to his father’s music collection, Tyler developed an affinity for Blues and Rock music around the age of 6 and settled on guitar as his primary obsession at 9. He would work on songs by Eric Clapton, Aerosmith, and B.B. King until he could do a faithful rendition of the originals, his focus moving from Rock to Blues and back again, exploring AC/DC, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Led Zeppelin. Tyler then turned to Van Halen, learning their catalog and channeling that style so thoroughly that he was later featured in a blazing tribute video to Eddie Van Halen’s technique for Vintage Guitar magazine. After a few years, Tyler turned his attention to more classically rooted Rock musicians such as Deep Purple/Rainbow’s Ritchie Blackmore, Yngwie Malmsteen, and Jason Becker, and also became interested in Andy Timmons, Gary Moore, Bon Jovi and Journey.