Bob Margolin

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Bob Margolin
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Margolin at the 1996 Riverwalk Blues Festival
Background information
Also known as "Steady Rollin"
Born (1949-05-09) May 9, 1949 (age 64)
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'".

Biography[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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. ^ Timesonline.co.uk obituary dated 18 October 2003
  6. ^ "Blues Music Awards Nominees - 2013 - 34th Blues Music Awards". Blues.org. Retrieved 2013-03-21. 

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