Albany Down release “Feeding The Flame” video

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.

Gary Clark Jr. releases trilogy music video

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: Solo Recordings Volume 3 Review

Solo Recordings Volume 3

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.

Ken Valdez: Soul Renegade Review

Soul Renegade

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: Now Review

Now

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.: Happy Bastards Review

Happy Bastards

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.

The Rides: Pierced Arrow Review

Pierced Arrow

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: Georgia Pine EP Review

Georgia Pine

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.

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