Album Releases: January 2018

January’s Album Releases video features new albums from Beth Hart/Joe Bonamassa, Eric Steckel, Tommy Emmanuel, and Tinsley Ellis.

Lance Lopez announces “Tell The Truth”

Texas six string legend Lance Lopez is set to unleash his long-awaited new solo album, ‘Tell The Truth,’ March 2nd, 2018 on Mascot Label Group.

Dan Patlansky releases “Dog Day” video

Dan Patlansky has released a new music video for “Dog Day,” the first single off Perfection Kills, which will be released on February 2nd and is available for pre-order.

“Dog Day” is currently available for free download on the Blues Rock Review Album Sampler Volume 9.

Blues Music Awards nominees announced

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The nominees for the 39th Annual Blues Music Awards represent a prestigious collection of acclaimed performers and rising stars that reflect the breadth and diversity of today’s blues music scene. It encompasses North Mississippi All-Stars’ updated Hill Country stomps and Mavis Staples’ gospel-infused soul as well as Taj Mahal’s eclectic global fusion and Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s fiery blues rock. The Blues Music Awards, which is universally recognized as the top accolade afforded blues musicians, upholds blues’ rich cultural traditions while every year honoring the exceptional achievements in performances, recordings and songwriting. 

Chris Robinson announces new band “As The Crow Flies”

Chris Robinson has songs he wants to sing. As frontman for The Black Crowes—one of the most prolific and celebrated rock ‘n’ roll bands of its generation—he co-wrote classics like “Jealous Again,” “Remedy,” “She Talks To Angels,” “Twice As Hard” and “Sometimes Salvation.” With a desire to breathe new life into this storied repertoire, Robinson has gathered five musicians whose musical journeys intertwine with his own, including guitarists Marcus King and Audley Freed, keyboardist Adam MacDougall, bassist Andy Hess and drummer Tony Leone. Appropriately calling the band, As The Crow Flies, they’ll perform shows consisting of music from throughout Robinson’s history at a handful of select U.S. dates in Spring 2018, while in-between tours with his primary outfit, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood.

Artist Picks: Favorite Albums of 2017

Last month we revealed our Top 20 Albums of 2017 list. This month Blues Rock Review caught up with some of the genre’s finest artists to get their picks for their favorite albums of 2017.

Kris Barras Band announce “The Divine and Dirty”

The Kris Barras Band will be releasing their new album The Divine And Dirty on Provogue/Mascot Label Group on 23 March 2018.

Kris Barras isn’t one to shy away from a challenge. As a former Mixed Martial Artist, the singer and guitarist has fought in front of 8000 people, lived it up in Las Vegas, dealt with bankruptcy, suffered a deep and personal loss, unleashed southern-fried blues fury on stages across Europe and been voted one of the best 13 Blues Guitarists in the World Right Now in 2017.

Dan Patlansky: Perfection Kills Review

Back in 2016 Dan Patlansky became the first artist in history to be voted Blues Rock Review’s #1 album of the year twice with the release of IntroVertigo. This came after 2014’s Dear Silence Thieves also was voted #1. Since then, Patlansky has made his way from South Africa into the European market and continues to build his growing audience. With the recent success obviously expectations are high for Perfection Kills, which will be released on February 2nd and was produced by Patlansky himself.

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