Category Archives: Blues Music

The second coming of Etta James?

Is she the new Etta James?

Marsha McWilson is one of 12 kids. She’s also a wife and mother to two miracle sons. At one time Marsha weighed a whopping 400 pounds, but since then she has lost the weight despite a botched gastric bypass surgery. In life, Marsha has known much pain, dealing with the death of her brothers, sister, nephew and parents all in a short span of time. Despite many tragedies, Marsha has persevered through it all, clinging to her faith in God. As a musical minister, Marsha is the kind of artist who walks into a room radiating light, love and laughter. You don’t just hear her sing– you experience her.

Etta JamesIn recent times, Marsha has collaborated with Tyler Perry as an actress on the OWN show, “If Loving You Is Wrong.” She has also shared the stage with many notable singers, including Michael Buble.

The new Etta James?

Someone told her she looked and sounded like Etta James, so Marsha investigated Etta James’ career and decided to pay tribute to her through her dynamic performances. Singing classics like “Tell Mama” and “At Last,” some consider her to be the second coming of Etta. See and hear this vocal dynamo here:

Marsha McWilson enjoys singing the songs of Etta James. Find out more about the down-to-earth diva at her website, created by none other than Mark Weber.

Davide Pannozzo, Clapton’s heir?

One listen to Davide Pannozzo’s song, “You Got Me Floating,” and I am convinced he’s Eric Clapton’s heir. He has the voice and the musical chops to not only live up to the standard Clapton has set in blues-rock music, but also the youth to keep that style popular among younger guys and gals.

Davide Pannozzo

With a name like Davide Pannozzo (instead of, say, Dave Pann), if you were to guess he was foreign, you’d be right. Though he fits right in with the American blues scene, Pannozzo is from Italy, doing his thing over in Rome of all places!

If you’ve been a longtime fan of Clapton, Hendrix and Jeff Beck, you definitely need to give Davide Pannozzo a listen and see what you think.

Having studied Classical Guitar since the age of six, Pannozzo seems to have been making music all of his life. He eventually graduated from the Conservatory of Santa Cecilia in Rome and played a number of clubs and festivals around Italy.

Just so you know, he hasn’t been confined to performing just in Rome. Pannozzo is a bit of an international touring musician, giving scorching performances in NYC, Los Angeles, and Memphis, as well as London, Frankfurt, Bucharest, and Paris.

Davide Pannozzo
Pannozzo’s albums include Born Electric and A Portrait of Jimi Hendrix. Find out more about him and his music at his website. –Mark Weber Music Blog