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The Gringos: The Animal Kingdom Review

The Gringos are an up and coming blues rock group out of Brazil formed in 2014, which features four Americans and one native born Brazilian. The Animal Kingdom is the group’s sophomore album and features 15 psychedelic blues rock tracks. Get ready because The Gringos are a band to watch.

Greta Van Fleet: Black Smoke Rising EP Review

Greta Van Fleet, a band sitting just below the radar, can count the days to their stardom if this EP is any indication of their potential. The band is comprised of three brothers; Sam, Jake and Josh Kiszka, and drummer Danny Wagner, hailing from the quiet (not for long) midwest town of Frankenmuth, Michigan. Their four […]

Eli Cook: High Dollar Gospel Review

Who the hell is Eli Cook, and why haven’t I come across him before? The 31-year-old from Virginia has released six albums before High Dollar Gospel, fer chrissake, and if this is anything to go by his earlier efforts also deserve examination. If Jimmy Page had said to Paul Rodgers when they got together to […]

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band: Lay It On Down Review

The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band returns with Lay It On Down, the group’s first effort since 2014’s Goin’ Home, and the first batch of original material since 2011’s How I Go. From start to finish, Lay It On Down delivers blues rock of the highest quality.

Banditos: Visionland Review

If you want to be purist about it, then you’d probably need a crowbar to lever Banditos into the Blues Rock category. My advice would be – don’t be purist. Hats off to this six-piece outfit originating in Birmingham, Alabama, for pulling off Visionland – a carousel of genres that’ll have you scrambling in all […]

Greg Sover: Songs Of A Renegade Review

Starting at the age of 13, Greg Sover taught himself to play the guitar and he did an admirable job. Greg is known for his incendiary live shows around the Philly area and finally, after a decade of work he gives us his debut album, Songs of A Renegade. Along for the ride are producer […]

ZZ Ward: The Storm Review

ZZ Ward returns for her sophomore album, The Storm, which follows her well received debut album, Til The Casket Drops. It’s been five years since ZZ’s debut album and The Storm is well worth the wait. While ZZ Ward has definite pop appeal, she certainly isn’t leaving her blues influences behind.

Dave Fields: Unleashed Review

Dave Fields has been at this for a while now and for his fifth album he gives a mix of live and studio tracks on Unleashed. Fourteen tracks featuring a diverse mix of originals and covers that spans the gamut from straight up rockers, to jazz and even a little bit of blues grass. We’ll […]

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