Richie Kotzen has released a music video for “End Of Earth,” which is featured on the new album, Salting Earth, available April 14.
Gomes opening path for healing through music
“Music opens paths for healing.” Whether it’s body, mind or soul, Anthony Gomes believes in this credo wholeheartedly. As the man behind the Music is the Medicine Foundation, a nonprofit he founded in 2010, Gomes has seen it proven time and time again. Now more than ever, he says, people need encouragement and to encourage […]
The Soul of John Black: Early in the Moanin’ Review
Slinging dirty blues with just enough pop to be highly addictive, John Bigham brings a little bit of Chicago with him to his current base of operations in Los Angeles. Growing up in Chicago, Bigham didn’t start off playing the blues in fact he began his career by playing guitar and keyboard for punk ska […]
Eric Gales Interview
When you ask his peers, many say Eric Gales is one of the best if not the best guitar player in the world. On February 24, Gales will release his new album, Middle of the Road. Blues Rock Review caught up with Gales to get the lowdown on the new album.
Thorbjorn Risager and The Black Tornado: Change My Game Review
Change My Game should do exactly that for Thorbjorn Risager and The Black Tornado. After their last studio release Too Many Roads brought the Danish Rockers many accolades in 2014 including #5 on BRR’s top 20 list that year, they are back to firmly plant their flag with one of the more creative releases in recent […]
Broken Machine is the highly anticipated debut album from British singer songwriter Ash Wilson. Wilson pulls a lot from history especially blues history for the album and is successful in combining lyrics that imply, with guitar that hints at songs from a gone by day and yet still has a modern touch that sets it apart.
Atlantic Detour is the first album from Revelator Hill, a new project for guitarist and vocalist Bobby Thompson, in collaboration with fellow Washington D.C. blues and rock players Gary Crockett on drums, Wes Lanich on keyboards, and Seth Morrissey on bass. At its best, it offers an impressive amalgam of modern blues and AOR sounds.
“Music opens paths for healing.”
Whether it’s body, mind or soul, Anthony Gomes believes in this credo wholeheartedly. As the man behind the Music is the Medicine Foundation, a nonprofit he founded in 2010, Gomes has seen it proven time and time again. Now more than ever, he says, people need encouragement and to encourage one another.
Ash Wilson has released a music video for Broken Machine, the title track of his new album out April 21.
The “Experience Hendrix” concert concept began after the Hendrix family gained full control of Jimi’s legacy. His father James “Al” Hendrix began “Experience Hendrix L.L.C.” to keep his son’s memory alive. In September 1995 the “Jimi Hendrix Electric Guitar Festival” took place in Seattle, Washington, as a one-time event. By 2008 the concept of having a dozen legendary guitarists share the stage in a concert playing Jimi Hendrix songs or songs made famous by him evolved into a National tour. The two key members from the beginning were Hendrix band mates, bassist, Billy Cox and drummer, Mitch Mitchell, who unfortunately died while on Tour in Portland, Oregon that same year. Today Cox is the sole living member from all of Hendrix’s different major band configurations and anchors the rhythm section.
Lucinda Williams said in an interview that 2016’s The Ghosts Of Highway 20 is 1998’s Car Wheels On A Gravel Road, Part Two. The reason why Williams compared them is because they are both full of stories from the highway. The Ghosts of Highway 20 is Williams’ 13th release since Ramblin‘ came out in 1979. The album opens with “Dust,” which all highways have plenty of and Williams sings about how “even your thoughts are dust,” in her most plaintiff voice, accompanied by the metallic sounding guitars of Bill Frisell and Greg Leisz. It’s a strong song to begin the album with featuring the phenomenal guitars of Frisell, who is a phenomenal jazz guitarist with a career reaching back to the 1970s, and Leisz who is a co-producer as well as the other amazing guitarist of the group, along with bassist David Sutton and drummer and percussionist Butch Norton.
Legendary blues-rock guitarist and vocalist Coco Montoya has announced a major North American Tour in support of his new album, Hard Truth, which is set for a March 24 release. The tour will take the guitar master from Denver to Chicago, from Memphis to New York, from Canada to Florida, with multiple stops along the way, with many more dates to be announced.