New EPK Bob Margolin
MY ROAD, A NEW ALBUM FROM BOB MARGOLIN ON STEADY ROLLIN’ RECORDS RELEASED BY THE VIZZTONE LABEL GROUP ON JANUARY 8, 2016
Steady Rollin’ Records/VizzTone Label Group is proud to announce the release of multi-award winning guitar player/songwriter/singer Bob Margolin’s MY ROAD. MY ROAD brings a fresh focus for Margolin - both musically and lyrically:
“’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.”
STREET DATE: 1/8/16
The album was produced by Grammy-winning producer Michael Freeman and recorded at Fidelitorium Recordings in Kernersville, NC. Joining Margolin (guitar/vocals) in the studio are Chuck Cotton (drums/vocals) and Tad Walters (guitar/harp). The album features 6 new Margolin originals (plus 2 co-writes) and 4, written by friends, Margolin had long wanted to cover.
BOB MARGOLIN - A BRIEF BIO:
Born in Boston in1949, played guitar in local Rock and Blues bands • Hired by Muddy Waters in 1973 • Spent 7 years at Muddy’s right side, playing on Grammy-winning albums and star-studded shows including Martin Scorsese’s classic film “The Last Waltz” • 1980 Bob starts touring with his own band and doing special shows and guest appearances with many well-known artists from the Rock and Blues worlds • Bob releases 11 of his own albums on Powerhouse Reords, Alligator, Blind Pig, Telarc, and Steady Rollin’/VizzTone (of which he is a founding partner.) • Produced and performed on albums for countless Blues artists and produced and consulted on Muddy Waters reissues for the Blue Sky Label (Sony/ Legacy). Appeared at Kennedy Center tribute • Scripted and appeared in instructional videos “Muddy Waters Guitar Style” and a popular new “Chicago Blues Rhythm Guitar” for Hal Leonard Publishing • Wrote and released an e-Book, “Steady Rollin’” • Bob has played on several Grammy-winning recordings, won numerous W.C. Handy/Blues Music Awards for his playing and producing, and is a Keeping The Blues Alive Award recipient for Journalism • Bob tours constantly, all over the world, wherever his road takes him.
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.
– Blues Music Magazine / A.J. Wachtel
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.'"
– Living Blues / Stephen A. King
(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.
– Blues Blast Magazine / RhysWilliams
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