JD Simo: Off At 11 Review

Blues rock and jam rock are two separate things. Both can involve a lot of soloing, but there’s something tight and punchy about blues rock guitar playing. The music never strays too far from a theme. And the groove might shift but it never really changes, where jamming is much more open-ended. Both kinds of playing are present of JD Simo’s Off At 11, an interesting solo debut from a talented singer/guitarist.

Seth Rosenbloom: Keep On Turning Review

Keep On Turning is the debut album from Boston based blues rock guitarist Seth Rosenbloom. The album was produced by Josh Smith at Smith’s studio in Reseda, California. Keep On Turning features six originals and three covers. Some of the originals are co-writes with Sonya Rae Taylor.

Premiere: Vintage Trouble – “Don’t Stop Forever”

In a Blues Rock Review exclusive premiere stream “Don’t Stop Forever,” the brand new track by Vintage Trouble. “Don’t Stop Forever” is featured on the group’s upcoming EP release, Chapter II Part 2, available April 26 via Ingrooves. Chapter II Part 2 is five new tracks, and five live songs paying tribute to Vintage Trouble’s soul roots.

Don’t Stop Forever is about how good it feels to be in the middle of something you don’t want to end. When you’re really hot for someone, their touch or even their gaze, sends such fire through your body, you never want it to be over,” says Vintage Trouble frontman Ty Taylor. “Every time you say goodbye to them, you can feel your body temperature lowering and your soul starting to hunger. We wanted to give the melody a real innocence in order for the words not to feel illegal.”

Gary Clark Jr: This Land Review

It’s been eight years since Gary Clark Jr. stormed onto the scene with The Bright Lights EP and an epic performance at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival. Clark released his debut LP, Blak and Blu, the following year and his sophomore effort, The Story of Sonny Boy Slim in 2015, which had more of a mixed reaction from the fan base. Now Clark Jr. returns four years later with This Land, which surprisingly boasts 15 tracks. 

Ariel Posen: How Long Review

Every once in a while an artist comes along that immediately grabs your attention upon hearing them. Ariel Posen is that artist. How Long is the debut album from the Canadian guitarist perhaps best known for his work with the Juno Award winning Bros. Landreth. Posen’s parents were both traveling muscians and Posen picked up the guitar at the age of 9. How Long clearly shows Posen (now in his 30s) is ready to venture out on a solo career. The album was recorded at the same studio in Winnipeg that his parents recorded in. 

Christone “Kingfish” Ingram announces debut album

Alligator Records is pleased to announce the signing of 20-year-old guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Christone “Kingfish” Ingram. This 21st century bluesman’s debut album, KINGFISH, is set for release on May 17, 2019.  The first radio single, “Outside Of This Town,” will be released on April 15. Additionally, on May 16, Kingfish will showcase at WXPN-FM’s annual, influential NON-COMMvention in Philadelphia. The convention brings together public (non-commercial) radio music programmers and managers, music industry representatives, and music media from across the US. From there, Kingfish will tour, headlining his own shows and opening dates for Buddy Guy and Vampire Weekend.

Ally Venable to release “Texas Honey”

A powerhouse from the Lone Star State, the Ally Venable Band has ignited excitement in the modern blues scene. Lead vocalist and guitarist, 19 year-old Ally Venable, started singing at an early age in church and when she turned 12 ,picked up the guitar, and there was no turning back. Guitar Player Magazine stated that,​ “Venable pulls off a stunner of gritty and/or sultry blues-rock tunes embellished with lots of tasty guitar solos.”

Stef Paglia releases “Watch Out”

Blues rocker Steg Paglia from The BluesBones has released “Watch Out,” the new single from his debut album, Never Forget. The album is produced by King King’s Wayne Proctor and will be released on March 28.

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