If you thought that technical guitar solos were a trend left behind in the ’70s, listen to Danny Bryant’s Temperature Rising and you’ll see that, not only are they not left behind, but they are better left to be crafted by musicians equipped with skills worthy of pulling them off. Bryant showcases all of his talented capabilities right from the very start of this record. The first song hits you right in the chest with power chords, heavy bass lines and dusty, echoing vocals. Unlike many blues based rock musicians, Bryant digs deep into his talents and takes risks outside of the commonalities of the genre.
Virgil and the Accelerators: Army Of Three Review
Inspired by those inspired by the blues, a long lineage of sound is channeled into the speakers pumping from Virgil & The Accelerators’ studio. The follow-up album to their debut, entitled Army Of Three, is produced by Chris Tsangarides, a man with quite the resume of his own. Bringing his classic rock past to the […]
Joanne Shaw Taylor: The Dirty Truth Review
The Dirty Truth marks Joanne Shaw Taylor’s fourth studio release and second time working with producer Jim Gaines (the first being on her studio debut some five years ago) with the goal of tapping into some of what drove White Sugar. The record plays out like what we’ve come to expect from Taylor – a […]
Philip Sayce: Influence Review
There is a certain challenge in the industry today, to appeal to the masses, while holding onto something greater, something unsung. Though not a requirement for success, Philip Sayce manages to stay true to his modern interpretation of the blues, and churn out tasteful track after track. His powerful vibrato, the likes of Hendrix and […]
Philip Sayce: Influence Interview
Philip Sayce is one of the most exciting acts in today’s blues rock world. On August 25th, Sayce will release his new album Influence in Europe. His previous album, Steamroller, was voted #5 in Blues Rock Review’s Top 20 Albums of 2012. Last year, Sayce performed at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival after topping over […]
Brother Dege: Scorched Earth Policy Review
Thick, comforting sounds of soulful blues, envelop Brother Dege’s summer mixtape, Scorched Earth Policy. No, this is not an ordinary full length album. Scorched Earth Policy comes complete with unexpectedly delightful bonus material! A compilation of demos, field recordings, and unique covers, the third solo album from Brother Dege sets the bar higher than any […]
Philip Sayce has released a teaser for his upcoming album, Influence, due out in Europe and the UK on August 25.
Yahoo! Screen and Live Nation have teamed up to create Yahoo! Live. The new series streams live concerts daily for free featuring top and emerging artists. Concerts are also available to watch for 24 hours following each show.
Kenny Wayne Shepherd takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and sends out challenges to Joe Bonamassa, Zakk Wylde, and Jonny Lang.
Last fall, Blues Rock Review spoke with guitarist Richie Kotzen to learn about the rising power trio the Winery Dogs that he, alongside drummer Mike Portnoy and bassist Billy Sheehan, launched in the summer of 2013. Nine months later, Kotzen is as busy as ever with two solo albums on the way and a Winery Dogs reunion tentatively planned for 2015. Three weeks before the slotted September 2 release of The Essential Richie Kotzen, a collection chock-full of career highlights in addition to two exclusive new tracks, Blues Rock Review checked in with Kotzen to ask about the selection process for the record and discover what more the singer and guitarist has planned for the coming months.
Crow Black Chicken is a band that values simplicity, from their simple bass-guitar-drums line-up to their live take method of studio recording. This directly affects Crow Black Chicken’s brand of rock, and the sort of raw, gritty sound that the irish trio is known for usually sounds like it has an authenticity about it that justifies their comparisons to contemporaries like Gov’t Mule. To put it simply, these are three guys who embody the premise of rock and roll. Crow Black Chicken has never been shiny, polished, or in any way clean, and their sophomore release Rumble Shake seems to push this even further. This doesn’t necessarily mean that Crow Black Chicken have outdone themselves this time, however; some of Crow Black Chicken’s quirkiness seems to have been tamed.
Inspired by those inspired by the blues, a long lineage of sound is channeled into the speakers pumping from Virgil & The Accelerators’ studio. The follow-up album to their debut, entitled Army Of Three, is produced by Chris Tsangarides, a man with quite the resume of his own. Bringing his classic rock past to the table, Virgil and the band stick to the sound they have forged, with undertones of the classic and blues rock that lie just behind.