Catching up with Jared James Nichols

Jared James Nichols

Jared James Nichols is quickly becoming a force on the blues rock scene. He recently released the full length version of Old Glory & the Wild Revival and is fresh off a tour of Europe. Blues Rock Review caught up with Jared to discuss the album, touring, new material, and more.

Dan Patlansky releases “Fetch Your Spade” video

Dan Patlansky has released a music video for “Fetch Your Spade,” off his latest album, Dear Silence Thieves, which was voted #1 on Blues Rock Review’s Top 20 Albums of 2014

Patlansky will embark on a European tour in November supporting Joe Satriani.

Buddy Guy: Born To Play Guitar Review

Born To Play Guitar

Buddy Guy is one of the last great pioneers of the musical expression that became the blues. His passion to keep churning at the ripe age of 78 is an inspiration to us all. Over the years his style has influenced many to ride in his wake. Buddy has taken his fortune of being brought up through the ranks, and has been passing the torch on to the next generation. He can often be seen at live shows shining the spotlight on young talent brought onstage. His respect for the music and its future is unprecedented, and leaves us wanting more to this day.

Warren Haynes: Ashes and Dust Review

Ashes and Dust

Ashes and Dust is the latest solo release from long-time Allman Brothers band member and notable guitarist Warren Haynes. The album begins with the “Is it Me or You,” a track with heavy feeling and powerful chords, this song begs for the answer to an otherwise meaningless heartbreak. “Coal Tattoo” begins with a deep-rooted bluegrass influence, an effect that is augmented with the creeping addition of the fiddle; Haynes produces some brief, but solid solo work in this narrative about a hapless miner. “Blue Maiden’s Tale” is Haynes’ most atmospheric track on the record. An almost waltzing instrumental introduces this tale whose ambiance and slowly revealing lyrics amount to an approximate ghost story.

Gary Clark Jr. releases “The Story of Sonny Boy Slim” trailer

Gary Clark Jr. has released a trailer for his upcoming album, The Story of Sonny Boy Slim, out September 11.

Robert Jon and the Wreck Interview

Robert Jon and the Wreck

California based blues rockers Robert Jon and the Wreck recently released their latest album, Glory Bound, and Blues Rock Review caught up with guitarist Kristopher Butcher about the album, the group’s origins, touring, and more.

Samantha Fish: Wild Heart Review

Wild Heart

Wild Heart is the latest release from blues musician Samantha Fish. In this far-reaching work, Fish gives the listener a taste of outlaw country, carefully meted out amidst a smattering of blues-inspired tracks.

Datura4: Demon Blues Review


New to Australia’s rock scene is Datura4, a blues-influenced band reminiscent of the psychedelic guitar sound that the 1970s knew too well. Actually, Datura4 is new to the stage, but its members are not. Four years ago, front man Dom Mariani (formerly of the Stems) began playing with You Am I’s guitarist Greg Hitchcock in Fremantle. In the years following, drummer Warren Hall and bassist Stu Loasby joined what has since become a small collective of Australia’s musician underground. Adjectives like “boogie,” “psychedelic” and “vintage” have all been used to describe Datura4’s sound, and in this case listeners and reviewers are right on track.

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