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.”
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.
“For me, the road begins and ends at my driveway. Now, I want to take you home with me, and offer my most personal Blues music. Here are the acoustic and electric, solo and multi-instrument Blues I play in North Carolina for myself and my wife and my pets. They reflect how much I love the peace and concentration to create music that I find at home, developing arrangements of original and old favorite songs, and how easy modern recording technology makes it to work alone.”
Steady Rollinʼ Bob Margolin is a Blues guitar player and vocalist, carrying on the deep Chicago Blues style and creating his original music today. From 1973-1980, Bob played guitar in the band of Chicago Blues legend Muddy Waters, touring worldwide and recording, and learning to play Muddy’s powerful music directly from him. During that time, Bob recorded five records with Muddy, played alongside him in Martin Scorceseʼs landmark film “The Last Waltz”, and played on Johnny Winterʼs “Nothin But The Blues.” Four of those records picked up Grammy Awards.
In 1980, Bob started his own band. As a leader, Bob has recorded two albums for Powerhouse Records, three for Alligator, one for Blind Pig, and one as The Bob Margolin All-Star Blues Jam on Telarc Records, featuring Pinetop Perkins, Hubert Sumlin, Carey Bell, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, and Mookie Brill. Bob has also appeared as a guest or sideman on dozens of Blues albums. Bob and his projects have garnered many W.C. Handy Blues Award nominations, and Bob won the Handy for guitar in 2005. Bob tours full-time with flexible groups of fine Blues musicians, including The Bob Margolin Blues Band, The Bob Margolin All-Star Blues Jam, The Legends of Chicago Blues, and The Muddy Waters Reunion Band.
In North Carolina, on his own Steady Rollin’ Records label, features Bob Margolin playing his Blues at home, both solo and on all the instruments. Bob is also a noted Blues writer and journalist, and this CD features a bonus track of Bob reading one of his own Blues stories.