Today we're thrilled to bring you the premiere of blues guitarist Bob Margolin's music video for "Mercy." The video was produced by filmmaker Scott Rosenbaum of Red Hawk Films (Sidemen: Long Road To Glory, Perfect Age of Rock ’n’ Roll). You can watch it above.
Taken from his self-titled LP released earlier this month, Margolin played and sang every note, and also produced, recorded and mixed the album. The record features six original songs, in addition to nine fresh interpretations of classics by Muddy Waters, The Band, Johnny Winter, Jimmy Rogers, Snooky Pryor, Pinetop Perkins and James Cotton.
Margolin has a long history in the blues scene. Inspired by Chuck Berry, the Boston native started playing guitar at age 15 and immediately began performing in local bands. He was hired by Muddy Waters in 1973 and never looked back, becoming Waters' right-hand-man and performing and recording with countless greats in the world of blues and rock.
“When I released My Road in 2016, I wrote some songs about current challenges," Margolin shared. "Those were good old days compared to now. As new songs came to me for this album, I have blues (the feeling) and blues (the music) for today’s toxic tragedies and growing gaps. I believe the blues legends I worked with would shake their heads and cry for us if they were alive to see. That spirit informs my new songs too. My album is self-titled because this album and I are my blessings, my challenges, my history and my future. I want to share them in harmony with you. We’re still ‘steady rollin’.“
For more on Bob Margolin, head over to bobmargolin.com.