There’s no artifice to “Steady Rollin’” Bob Margolin’s new album, “My Road.”

 

 

It really is about HIS road, and his life in North Carolina, where he’s lived for the past 27 years or so.  “I just really love it,” the blues singer, guitarist and songwriter says by phone from his home. “There’s a big, long, dirt road driveway that I walk up and down several times a day with the goods, just all natural woods with this dirt road driveway that’s on the cover of the album.  “And while I’m doing that I see something new and different every day that makes me think and inspires an idea that I can keep thinking about when I’m walking up that road.”

 

The exercise — literal and figurative — gives a distinctive character to the six originals Margolin wrote for “My Road.” “There’s a lot of autobiography,” says the Massachusetts-born Margolin, 66, who’s been recording since the mid-’60s and backed Muddy Waters from 1973-’80, including an appearance at The Band’s “The Last Waltz” concert and in the...

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