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 66)
Brookline, Massachusetts United States
Genres Rock and roll
Electric blues[1]
Occupation(s) 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 The 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 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]


  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. ^ Richard Skelly. "Bob Margolin - Biography - AllMusic". Allmusic. Retrieved 21 October 2014. 
  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. ^ "Login". Retrieved 21 October 2014.  (subscription required)
  6. ^ "Blues Music Awards Nominees - 2013 - 34th Blues Music Awards". Retrieved 2013-03-21. 

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