With bouncy, sped-up rhythms, The Banditos’ self-titled debut album really knows how to get the listener’s toe tapping. Beginning with a thumping and elevated drum line, the album’s initial track “The Breeze,” serves as a perfectly-balance shop window in which each of the band’s instrumentalists show off their very real talents, some of the best moments coming from the guitar work of Corey Parsons and Jeffrey Salter.
Banditos: Banditos Review
With bouncy, sped-up rhythms, The Banditos’ self-titled debut album really knows how to get the listener’s toe tapping. Beginning with a thumping and elevated drum line, the album’s initial track “The Breeze,” serves as a perfectly-balance shop window in which each of the band’s instrumentalists show off their very real talents, some of the best […]
Hamish Anderson Interview
At just 23 years of age, Australian guitarist Hamish Anderson is quickly becoming a name to keep an eye on. Anderson opened for BB King last year and was even mentioned as a guitarist to watch by Gary Clark Jr. Blues Rock Review caught up with Anderson to discuss his latest EP, Restless, and more.
King King: Reaching For The Light Review
After releasing Standing in Shadows, which ranked third on Blues Rock Review’s Top 20 Albums of 2013, it’s safe to say expectations for King King’s follow up album would be high. Consider them met because Reaching For The Light continues the momentum and then some.
Boz Scaggs: A Fool to Care Review
The renowned bluesman Boz Scaggs has a new album out, and it’s classic Scaggs. It’s also classic Al Green, classic Spinners, and classic Bobby Charles. If you weren’t a blues history buff before listening to A Fool to Care, you wouldn’t recognize 11 of Scaggs’ 12 new tracks as covers. On each song, Scaggs puts […]
Warren Haynes is set to release a new solo album on July 24th called Ashes and Dust featuring Railroad Earth and the track “Spots of Time” is available for streaming.
In an interview with Blues Rock Review back in December, Haynes said about the album, “It’s more centered around acoustic instruments and songs that I’ve been writing through the years that fall into a category of more singer/songwriter influenced material, but with a lot of playing as well.”
What better way to welcome summer than with a new blues rock album? Three days into the season of sun and sand, singer/songwriter Turk Tresize of Australia will welcome the release of his second album If It Is to Be. Though Tresize didn’t pick up a guitar until age 20, it doesn’t show in his music – it sounds as if Tresize has been practicing blues riffs all his life. From the rocking album-opener “Cold Honey” to the pondering “Gravy Train,” Tresize puts the genre through its paces from its southern roots to its modern rock infusions.
Post No Bills is the second proper release from the New York-based trio Slim Wray. The EP, which started as a Kickstarter project back in January, is meant to be a bit of a celebratory release for the “Take It or Leave It” single, the EP’s opener, but this definitely doesn’t mean that the following five tracks are meant to be taken as B-side material.
King King have released a lyric video for “Waking Up,” featured on their new album, Reaching For The Light.
Blues Rock Review presents the exclusive premiere of “Firebird Blues,” which is featured on Sonny Landreth’s new album, Bound By The Blues, due out June 9.
The track is a tribute to Johnny Winter. Sonny used his vintage Gibson Firebird guitar on the track, a model long associated with Winter.
“The news of Johnny’s death came just as we were about to make this album and it hit me really hard. I decided to record a slow instrumental as a tribute by keeping it raw and in the moment like Johnny’s playing always was,” Landreth said.
Blues legend B.B. King has passed away at the age of 89. According to his website, King died in his sleep at 9:40 PST on Thursday night.