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Premiere: Bobby Thompson – “On The Ground”

In a Blues Rock Review premiere, stream “On The Ground,” the brand new track from Bobby Thompson. The track covers new territory for Thompson as he dives into a realm of sonic sounds. “I want to carry on the tradition, of blues and folk music, without mimicking, but with solid interpretation and writing,” says Thompson. […]

Top 20 Albums of 2018

2018 was an absolute banner year for blues rock that saw several fantastic releases. Once again, the staff of Blues Rock Review cast their votes along with a record turnout from our readers to determine the year’s best blues rock albums from an extremely competitive field. Here are the top 20 albums of 2018. 

Vintage Trouble: Chapter II EP Review

Who would have guessed that Amy Winehouse and The Weeknd would be cited as influences on a new Vintage Trouble release? The concept may seem odd at first, but when you take a moment to think about it, it’s not so wild—after all, this is the band that channeled James Brown in early live performances […]

Kris Pohlmann: Feel Like Going Home Review

For lovers of blues rock on the heavy side, this CD offers plenty of enjoyable songs. If you count (early) Status Quo, Gary Moore and Rory Gallagher amongst your favourites, then this is for you. Having said that, the emphasis on this well produced disc is on beautifully constructed ballads. The two openers detract from […]

Vintage Trouble Interview: Nalle Colt

The band that gained traction by delivering high-energy performances à la James Brown shortly after forming in 2010 is back with a new EP on November 9—but this isn’t the same Vintage Trouble most fans have come to know. The aptly-named Chapter II shows the band moving in a new direction genre- and production-wise, embracing […]

Jawbone: Jawbone Review

Jawbone is a new and exciting London-based four-piece band. Beginning as a collaboration between established solo artists Paddy Milner (keys/vox) and Marcus Bonfanti (guitar/vox), the band was joined by the renowned Antipodean rhythm section of Bex Horan (bass/vox) and drummer Evan Jenkins.

Jonathon Long: Jonathon Long Review

You might be tempted to think that this self-titled album from Louisiana’s Jonathon Long is his debut. But you’d be wrong, because he’s recorded a few LPs already, under the moniker Jonathon ‘Boogie’ Long. This album represents something of a reinvention then, as Long joins the same management team as Samantha Fish, who has produced […]

Anthony Gomes: Peace, Love, and Loud Guitars Review

Blues rocker Anthony Gomes returns with Peace, Love, and Loud Guitars. In an interview with Blues Rock Review last year, Gomes told us he believed this would be his best album yet from the songs to the production, he wasn’t lying. Peace, Love, and Loud Guitars is a celebration of blues rock from an artist […]

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