“It is as authentic and organic as any blues fan could ever desire. I’d give this winning set a 100, but I wouldn’t want a talent like Bob Margolin to slack off.”
Ken Spooner, Elmore Magazine - on This Guitar and Tonight
Quotes From The Press
When Bob Margolin delivers a new release the blues world sits up, reaches out and takes note. (Iain Patience/Elmore Magazine)
“Raw, unadulterated back porch blues from Muddy Waters’ guitar player…It feels almost as monumental as Son’s House’s Death Letter. Yeah- I said that." (John Kerieff, The Rock Doctor)
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)
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)
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)