Ariel Posen: How Long Review

Every once in a while an artist comes along that immediately grabs your attention upon hearing them. Ariel Posen is that artist. How Long is the debut album from the Canadian guitarist perhaps best known for his work with the Juno Award winning Bros. Landreth. Posen’s parents were both traveling muscians and Posen picked up the guitar at the age of 9. How Long clearly shows Posen (now in his 30s) is ready to venture out on a solo career. The album was recorded at the same studio in Winnipeg that his parents recorded in. 

Christone “Kingfish” Ingram announces debut album

Alligator Records is pleased to announce the signing of 20-year-old guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Christone “Kingfish” Ingram. This 21st century bluesman’s debut album, KINGFISH, is set for release on May 17, 2019.  The first radio single, “Outside Of This Town,” will be released on April 15. Additionally, on May 16, Kingfish will showcase at WXPN-FM’s annual, influential NON-COMMvention in Philadelphia. The convention brings together public (non-commercial) radio music programmers and managers, music industry representatives, and music media from across the US. From there, Kingfish will tour, headlining his own shows and opening dates for Buddy Guy and Vampire Weekend.

Ally Venable to release “Texas Honey”

A powerhouse from the Lone Star State, the Ally Venable Band has ignited excitement in the modern blues scene. Lead vocalist and guitarist, 19 year-old Ally Venable, started singing at an early age in church and when she turned 12 ,picked up the guitar, and there was no turning back. Guitar Player Magazine stated that,​ “Venable pulls off a stunner of gritty and/or sultry blues-rock tunes embellished with lots of tasty guitar solos.”

Stef Paglia releases “Watch Out”

Blues rocker Steg Paglia from The BluesBones has released “Watch Out,” the new single from his debut album, Never Forget. The album is produced by King King’s Wayne Proctor and will be released on March 28.

King King adds Zander Greenshields as new bass player

King King have confirmed their new bass player will be Zander Greenshields. Zander replaces King King’s original bass player, Lindsay Coulson who was with the band for 10 years.

Anthony Gomes releases “Peace, Love, & Loud Guitars” video

Anthony Gomes has released a music video for “Peace, Love, & Loud Guitars,” the title track off his latest album, which was voted the #1 album of the year on Blues Rock Review’s Top 20 Albums of 2018.

Watch Gary Clark Jr. perform songs from “This Land” on SNL

Gary Clark Jr. performed on Saturday Night Live over the weekend to promote his upcoming album, This Land, available February 22nd.

“This Land”

“Pearl Cadillac”

Eric Gales: The Bookends Review

Eric Gales is the real deal. The blues rock singer/guitarist has been around since the 1990s, releasing his first album at just 16 and is still making interesting records some 28 years (and 16 studio albums) later. The Bookends is what you expect from Gales: strong songs, impressive guitar, and solid vocals.

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