King King release “Hurricane” lyric video

King King have released a lyric video for “Hurricane” off the group’s upcoming album Reaching For The Light, due out May 4.

Hunter and the Dirty Jacks: Mixed Company and the Midnight Hokum Review

Mixed Company and the Midnight Hokum

Despite having been formed only two years ago, Hunter and the Dirty Jacks are not anywhere near rookie status.  Though they’re new kids in town, their presence graces they genre of blues rock with style and grace, and a heavy load of authentic musicianship.  Aside from the actual music itself, the production of their second album, Mixed Company and the Midnight Hokum is a clear exhibition of their purity.  Recorded completely analog on 2 ½ inch tape, 100% acoustic, while their family and friends listened, is a rare technique used in a studio setting.

Katy Guillen & The Girls: Katy Guillen & The Girls Review

Katy Guillen and the Girls

Katy Guillen, like any blues musician who’s worth her salt, has spent years carving her teeth in her local blues scene (for Katy Guillen, local is the Kansas city area). And, like any musician with a love and respect for her craft, Guillen draws from a wide array of influences and flaunts it. And, like any artist with something valuable to share, Guillen finds a way to let herself and her vision bleed through the bells and whistles. On Katy Guillen & The Girls’ first full-length release, the trio does all of this without losing track of what may well be their highest priority – penning catchy, rocking songs with strong blues backbones.

Anthony Gomes: Electric Field Holler Review

Electric Field Holler

It might be easy to sum up the latest album by Anthony Gomes with one word, “fun” but it’s so much more. While Electric Field Holler may be a record that doesn’t take itself too seriously it is by no means comedic. Electric Field Holler is a raucous celebration of blues based guitar driven rock. From the “more cowbell” intro of “Turn it up” to the joyful innuendo  of “Junk in the Trunk,”  Anthony makes no apologies. He is here to rock the house and that’s exactly what he does.

The Sheepdogs perform “Downtown” on Jam In A Van

The Sheepdogs recently performed “Downtown” on Jam In A Van at South By Southwest.

Beth Hart: Better Than Home Review

Better Than Home

Beth Hart is the workhorse of blues’ American women – if workhorses write songs with Slash and tour with Joe Bonamassa, that is. In the nearly 20 years since Hart launched her solo career with Immortal, Hart has released six additional solo projects, including two DVDs, and collaborated onstage and in the studio with musical giants like Buddy Guy and Jeff Beck. This spring, Hart adds another album to her resume with Better Than Home.

Eliza Neals: Breaking and Entering Review

Breaking and Entering

Eliza Neals returns with Breaking and Entering and the gritty soulful blues singer delivers more of her signature sound.  Eliza had a hand in writing all 12 tracks on this album with the occasional contribution by fellow Detroit bluesman Howard Glazer who provides the guitars on much of the album along with a few guests.

Richie Kotzen releases “The Enemy” music video

Richie Kotzen has released a music video for “The Enemy,” which is featured on his latest album, Cannibals.

Blues Rock Review recently caught up with Kotzen to discuss the new album.

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