Bob Margolin

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Bob Margolin
Margolin at the 1996 Riverwalk Blues Festival
Background information
Also known as "Steady Rollin"
Born (1949-05-09) May 9, 1949 (age 65)
Brookline, Massachusetts United States
Genres Rock and roll
Electric blues[1]
Occupations Musician, guitarist
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1973-present
Labels Alligator Records, Blind Pig, Telarc, Steady Rollin' Records

Bob Margolin (born May 9, 1949, Brookline, Massachusetts, United States)[2] is an American electric blues guitarist.[1] His nickname is "Steady Rollin'".


Margolin started playing guitar in 1964, and his first appearance on record was with Boston psychedelic band Freeborne, and their 1967 album Peak Impressions.

Margolin was a backing musician for Muddy Waters from 1973 to 1980, performing with Waters and The Band in The Last Waltz. As a solo recording artist, he has recorded albums for Alligator Records, Blind Pig, Telarc and his own Steady Rollin' record label.

In 1978, he made a guest appearance on Big Joe Duskin's long awaited debut album, "Cincinnati Stomp" on Arhoolie Records.

In 1979 he made a guest appearance, along with Pinetop Perkins, on The Nighthawks album, Jacks & Kings.[3]

In 1994, he appeared with Jerry Portnoy as guest musicians on the album, Ice Cream Man by John Brim.[4] It received a Blues Music Award (formerly W. C. Handy Award) nomination as the best 'Traditional Blues Album of the Year'.[5]

Margolin is a columnist for the Blues Revue magazine.

In 2013, Margolin was nominated for a Blues Music Award in the 'Traditional Blues Male Artist' category. His joint album with Ann Rabson, Not Alone was also nominated in the 'Acoustic Album' category.[6]

Margolin also runs "The Tweet of God", a satirical Twitter account that delivers comedic commentary from the perspective of God himself.


  1. ^ a b Du Noyer, Paul (2003). The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Music (1st ed.). Fulham, London: Flame Tree Publishing. p. 181. ISBN 1-904041-96-5. 
  2. ^ Allmusic biography
  3. ^ Russell, Tony (1997). The Blues: From Robert Johnson to Robert Cray. Dubai: Carlton Books Limited. p. 150. ISBN 1-85868-255-X. 
  4. ^ Russell, Tony (1997). The Blues: From Robert Johnson to Robert Cray. Dubai: Carlton Books Limited. p. 95. ISBN 1-85868-255-X. 
  5. ^ obituary dated 18 October 2003
  6. ^ "Blues Music Awards Nominees - 2013 - 34th Blues Music Awards". Retrieved 2013-03-21. 

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