Banditos: Banditos Review

Banditos

With bouncy, sped-up rhythms, The Banditos’ self-titled debut album really knows how to get the listener’s toe tapping. Beginning with a thumping and elevated drum line, the album’s initial track “The Breeze,” serves as a perfectly-balance shop window in which each of the band’s instrumentalists show off their very real talents, some of the best moments coming from the guitar work of Corey Parsons and Jeffrey Salter.

Stream Warren Haynes’ “Spots of Time”

Warren Haynes is set to release a new solo album on July 24th called Ashes and Dust featuring Railroad Earth and the track “Spots of Time” is available for streaming.

In an interview with Blues Rock Review back in December, Haynes said about the album, “It’s more centered around acoustic instruments and songs that I’ve been writing through the years that fall into a category of more singer/songwriter influenced material, but with a lot of playing as well.”

Turk Tresize: If It Is to Be Review

If It Is To Be

What better way to welcome summer than with a new blues rock album? Three days into the season of sun and sand, singer/songwriter Turk Tresize of Australia will welcome the release of his second album If It Is to Be. Though Tresize didn’t pick up a guitar until age 20, it doesn’t show in his music – it sounds as if Tresize has been practicing blues riffs all his life. From the rocking album-opener “Cold Honey” to the pondering “Gravy Train,” Tresize puts the genre through its paces from its southern roots to its modern rock infusions.

Slim Wray: Post No Bills EP Review

Post No Bills

Post No Bills is the second proper release from the New York-based trio Slim Wray. The EP, which started as a Kickstarter project back in January, is meant to be a bit of a celebratory release for the “Take It or Leave It” single, the EP’s opener, but this definitely doesn’t mean that the following five tracks are meant to be taken as B-side material.

King King release “Waking Up” lyric video

King King have released a lyric video for “Waking Up,” featured on their new album, Reaching For The Light.

Exclusive: Stream Sonny Landreth’s “Firebird Blues”

Sonny Landreth

Blues Rock Review presents the exclusive premiere of “Firebird Blues,” which is featured on Sonny Landreth’s new album, Bound By The Blues, due out June 9.

The track is a tribute to Johnny Winter. Sonny used his vintage Gibson Firebird guitar on the track, a model long associated with Winter.

“The news of Johnny’s death came just as we were about to make this album and it hit me really hard. I decided to record a slow instrumental as a tribute by keeping it raw and in the moment like Johnny’s playing always was,” Landreth said.

B.B. King dies at 89

B.B. King

Blues legend B.B. King has passed away at the age of 89. According to his website, King died in his sleep at 9:40 PST on Thursday night. 

The Word perform “Come By Here” on Conan

Supergroup The Word featuring Robert Randolph and Luther Dickinson recently performed “Come By Here” from their new album, Soul Food on Conan.

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