Rock torchbearers Gov’t Mule are celebrating their 20th anniversary with an extensive tour and a series of dynamic live archival releases that highlight the group’s versatility and epic, fearless live performances. No two Gov’t Mule shows are alike, as the band draws on the more than 300 songs in their repertoire (and often a host of special guests) to create a unique experience each and every time. Their steadily expanding fan base knows that the Mule always has something special waiting for them. Expect the unexpected.
Vote for the Top 20 Albums of the Year!
For the first time ever, YOU have the chance to help determine Blues Rock Review’s top 20 albums of the year! Place your votes for your favorite albums from 2014 and count for 50% of the vote! The remaining 50% will be voted on by the staff of Blues Rock Review. Blues Rock Review will […]
Bernie Marsden: Shine Review
Bernie Marsden has been playing the blues for over 40 years. Most of that was spent playing in bands like the early Whitesnake, UFO, and his own band Alaska, none of which most of us would associate with the blues. However, if you listen closely to any of those bands or any of his 18 […]
Ryan McGarvey Interview
In recent years, Ryan McGarvey has emerged as a top up and comer on the blues rock scene. McGarvey is set to release his third album, The Road Chosen, on November 4th. We caught up with McGarvey to discuss the new album and more.
Ben Poole: Live at Royal Albert Hall Review
Ben Poole’s latest Live at Royal Albert Hall is a release of the live show that he recently did on the BBC’s John Paul Jones Show. Royal Albert Hall is a venue steeped in blues rock history hosting in the past such greats as Eric Clapton, and Joe Bonamassa.
Handsome Jack: Do What Comes Naturally Review
Self-declared “boogie soul,” Handsome Jack’s new album, Do What Comes Naturally, is one long melodic groove. The band refines roots rock for today’s generation, boasting a classic, soulful sound. With vocals reminiscent of Eric Burden and Otis Reading, they sure stack up in the talent category. The album features long bluesy jams, suave singing, and […]
For the first time ever, YOU have the chance to help determine Blues Rock Review’s top 20 albums of the year! Place your votes for your favorite albums from 2014 and count for 50% of the vote! The remaining 50% will be voted on by the staff of Blues Rock Review.
Blues Rock Review will release its Top 20 Albums of 2014 on Wednesday, December 3, so get your votes in by Monday, December 1 to help determine the year’s number 1 blues rock album!
JJ Grey and Mofro have announced the release of Ol’ Glory, due out March 2nd in Europe and March 3rd in North America.
Bernie Marsden has been playing the blues for over 40 years. Most of that was spent playing in bands like the early Whitesnake, UFO, and his own band Alaska, none of which most of us would associate with the blues. However, if you listen closely to any of those bands or any of his 18 previous solo albums you can hear the blues roots in all of them. Recorded at Abbey Road studios, Shine clearly delivers blues rock with a 13 track powerhouse of an album that’s filled with a wide variety of tracks.
Absolution’s second studio album, Dusty Road, is the band’s follow-up effort to 2012’s Issues. They split the two by filling the bus and taking their music to the road, which gave way to their live release. The trio stem from England, but the music reaches much further. Their smooth vocals and ear for the blues make them a modern blues machine.
It might be redundant to say it, but it’s true nonetheless; you only get one debut. This has two applications; you only have one chance to make a first impression on your audience, and you only have one opportunity to write, record, and release an album while being an entirely undefined act – no expectations, no comparisons, the options are literally infinite. It’s nearly impossible to overthink a debut album, and this seems to ring extremely true for the Bloodhounds. Everything is so very natural, raw, unpolished, and genuine. The Bloodhounds have been compared to early Rolling Stones, and that’s not an extremely far-fetched comparison to be made. Obsessed with delivering sparsely-decorated but fiercely energetic tracks in a rootsy manner, the L.A. four-piece shines on their debut release, Let Loose!
Blues Rock Review is excited to announce it will be taking a limited amount of open submissions for the Blues Rock Review Album Sampler Volume 6, which will be released in late December.
Artists and labels have until November 24, 2014 to submit their music.