Albany Down have released a music video for their new single, “Feeding The Flame.” The track will be featured on the group’s upcoming album, The Outer Reach, available June 10th.
The Rides: Pierced Arrow Review
Supertrio the Rides – Stephen Stills, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Barry Goldberg – return May 6 with Pierced Arrow, their first release since their debut album Can’t Get Enough tapped into Blues Rock Review’s Top 20 Albums of 2013. Like Can’t Get Enough, Pierced Arrow is a mixture of originals (like the Stills-penned single “Virtual World”) […]
Dan Patlansky: Introvertigo Interview
Dan Patlansky has been in the blues rock game for a while, but it was the launch of Dear Silence Thieves in 2014 that helped launch his career on the international level. The album was voted the top album of 2014 by Blues Rock Review and since then, Patlansky has toured with Joe Satriani and […]
Dan Patlansky: Introvertigo Review
Dan Patlansky returns with Introvertigo, the followup to Dear Silence Thieves, which was voted Blues Rock Review’s top album of 2014. Patlansky first grabbed our attention in 2012 with 20 Stones, which came in at number 10 on 2012’s annual list. With that said, obviously expectations for Introvertigo are high, especially with the worldwide success […]
Jeff Healey: Heal My Soul Review
Heal My Soul is the first album of new material in fifteen years from the late great Jeff Healey. A lot of posthumous releases leave me with the impression that there was a good reason why the artist never released this material. Naturally, I was nervous when I was asked to listen to Heal My […]
Gary Clark Jr. has released a trilogy music video for three tracks from his latest album, The Story of Sonny Boy Slim. The video includes, “BYOB,” “Can’t Sleep,” and “Shake.” The video also features cameo appearances from Billy Gibbons and Jeremy Piven.
Steve Hill, known for his impressive one man band live show, brings this concept to the studio once again on his latest release Solo Recordings Volume 3. His modus operandi is to perform all of the instruments at the same time but this isn’t some novelty act. Steve writes, records, and performs very soulful blues based rock, and Americana in a serious way and unless you see him live or watch one of his videos, you would have no idea of his one man band mastery.
Soul Renegade is the first solo album in over seven years from Ken Valdez. Originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico, he currently resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and for this release he pulled some of his friends in to help record. His own words describe this album the best. “It is a collection of songs that allows the listener to know my past, present and gets a glimpse of my future. I was fortunate to work with some great people and this record is the best I’ve done yet. I’m damn proud of it.” As he very well should be.
Ash Grunwald delivers an accomplished work with Now. The Australian singer and self proclaimed road dog, proves again why his voice has become representative of not only the Blues Rock community in the Oceanic continent, but also in the roots and folklore revival, sounds that can be appreciated in every song on this album.
Andy Frasco and the U.N. deliver a retro-tinged dose of surf rock, blues, and swing with their latest release, Happy Bastards. The album begins with “Tie You Up” featuring an unpolished, but character-driven guitar sound reminiscent of the Arctic Monkeys as the band sings about rough sex and a gentle life. “You’re the Kind of Crazy I Like” further underscores the theme of a demonic woman with angelic visage sweetly corrupting the singer with bare thighs and knotted cloth. “Doin’ It” is a sensual, writhing song meant to evoke the sound of a locked door and the trailing handprint left on a steamed window while “Make it Work,” with its insistent lyrics, strives to defy circumstance.
Supertrio the Rides – Stephen Stills, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Barry Goldberg – return May 6 with Pierced Arrow, their first release since their debut album Can’t Get Enough tapped into Blues Rock Review’s Top 20 Albums of 2013. Like Can’t Get Enough, Pierced Arrow is a mixture of originals (like the Stills-penned single “Virtual World”) and covers (like the jaunty “My Babe,” written by Willie Dixon), all played with the technical skill one expects of three seasoned musicians. The biggest takeaway from Pierced Arrow is its unity: while some songs show evidence of each artist’s past projects (especially “Virtual World,” which is reminiscent of Stills’ work with Buffalo Springfield five decades ago), the album as a whole nods to the time the Rides spent touring, performing and writing together as a team.
Broken Witt Rebels are back with Georgia Pine, a fresh new look at blues seen through the eyes of some classy lads who know how to rock. Broken Witt Rebels consists of Danny Core churning out lead vocals backed by Luke Davis (Bass) and James Dudley (Drums), and finally James Tranter fills out their sound on lead guitar.