Bob Margolin - Deep Blues
Bob is very active in today’s Blues scene. He plays festivals, concerts,workshops, and clubs worldwide. In 2016 his last album, My Road, won two Blues Blast Magazine Award and in 2017 earned Bob three Blues Music Award nominations including a win for Best Male Traditional Blues Artist.
In early 2017 Bob was featured on The Last Waltz 40 Tour, celebrating the movie and concert. Bob was in the original, playing with Muddy Waters and The Band. Bob led songs, played with Warren Haynes, Don Was, Jamey Johnson, Taj Mahal, Dr. John, Michael McDonald, John Medeski, and more.
In 2018 Bob will be playing festivals, workshops, clubs, and overseas tours:
• with his trio bobmargolin.com/band
• with the Bobs of the Blues, Bob Corritore & Bob Stroger
• as a guest with other bands, making a stronger billing than separately
From 1973-80 Bob played in Muddy Waters’ band, appearing on all of the albums Muddy made then and at special shows like The Last Waltz. While leading his band and playing his own music at his own shows, Bob still honors Muddy Waters in his music and special shows, as in December 2017 on this Facebook Live video that got 59,000 views on the Muddy Waters Official Facebook Page:
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)
Making A Scene - Indi Blues Awards Nominations
Making A Scene - The Independent Blues Magazine, has announced its Independent Blues Awards nominations. Bob Margolin is nominated for his song "My Whole Life" from the My Road recording. You can vote now through July 17, 2018 (one vote per email address).
"I'm honored to be nominated for an Independent Blues Award for my song "My Whole Life." If you like the song, I humbly ask you to vote for me at this link, and express yourself about your favorite artists in the other categories."
Bob Margolin Joins American Music Educator's
American Music Educators is a curated group of professional artists/educators who speak about the craft of writing, recording and performing American music. Our professionals focus on nurturing American music history, the evolution of music styles, instruments, songwriting, civil rights, theater and state presentations and more through interactive presentations that educate on subject matters and social engagements that surround our American culture.
American Music Educators’ are rich storytellers whom interact in an engaging format and are adept at speaking to all age groups. All have honed the talent of teaching as much as the art of performing. All are experienced in collegiate education and are experts in the field of American music.
Whether it’s discovering the past, the present or the future, American Music Educators’ are qualified. American Music Educators are here to provide programs that educate whether already written or designed just for you.
New Year Message
A musician at the Niagara Falls Blues Festival asked me how the year was going. Put that way, I realized 2017 was actually my best year ever. Along with concerts and festivals I did a wide array of a Last Waltz 40 year celebration tour, workshops, story & music & jam “Evening With” shows, went to Europe a few times, played with my band, and guested with other bands. I played with old and new friends, young prodigies and even played with some of my musical heroes.
Now I’m home working harder than I do on the road: recording guitar parts for other artist’s songs, finishing an instructional book on slide guitar and creating a new album from scratch with the songs in my heart, an old mic, an older guitar and amp, and classic and modern recording equipment.
I enjoyed my Blues lover friends and meeting nice folks at every gig. THANK YOU for sharing our love of music in 2017. I want to do more of the same in 2018. In the next few days I’ll be posting some happy memories and I hope you’ll enjoy them too.
Worldwide Release Heaven Mississippi Video
Blues Music Magazine Music Video HEAVEN MISSISSIPPI Featuring Bob Margolin
In 2013, my friend Terry Abrahamson wrote “Heaven Mississippi” and asked me to make a demo for B.B. King. Sadly, we realized that B.B. might not record again. I loved Terry’s song and changed his lyrics to reflect my life and experiences rather than B.B.’s. I recorded it for “My Road." It’s about…well, you’ll hear it and see it, but it scares me to say it.
Scott Rosenbaum and Jasin Cadic were bringing their exquisite film “Sidemen - The Long Road to Glory” to the Pinetop Perkins Workshops and showed it in June in Clarksdale. They conceived a video for "Heaven Mississippi" and we shot it in Clarksdale. I believe the video elevates my and Terry’s song way beyond the music and you will judge that for yourself.