King Solomon Hicks: Harlem Review

Young, eager and extremely well versed in blues history, King Solomon Hicks strikes a colorful balance between a traditional blues tribute and new submissions to the blues canon on his debut album, Harlem. His reverence for blues lore and legend is evident in his playing, arrangements, and selection of easily identifiable covers.  He also leaves a little room for a couple of cross-genre renditions and guitar voicings that show a welcome willingness to add some personal flair.

Mike Mattison: Afterglow Review

Two time Grammy winner and member of the Tedeschi Trucks Band, Mike Mattison is back with an exciting second solo album. Afterglow features a delightful blues rock sound with poetic lyrics and lovely melodies that shape the album’s nostalgic feel. The album’s wide range of sounds are a testament to Mattison’s skill as a songwriter. Each song stands out on its own and each is equally enjoyable. 

Mike Zito releases “Don’t Let The World Get You Down” video

Mike Zito has released a music video for “Don’t Let The World Get You Down.”

“I had been playing with these 3 chords and this title for a month leading up to this life changing event. I knew I liked the simple melody and meaning behind the saying. Little did I know the world would literally change in the next 30 days. When I got home and began my quarantine, this is the first song I wrote and it wrote itself in minutes. I am so proud my son Zach stepped in and created a music video that shares the emotion of this song. I truly hope people will hear the song and follow the advice I have been giving myself Don’t let the world get you down,” said Zito about the track.

Robert Jon and the Wreck announce “Last Light On The Highway”

Los Angeles based blues rock band Robert Jon and the Wreck will release Last Light on the Highway on May 8. The album was self-produced by the band and recorded in the United States and Australia. The band has released its first single titled “Oh Miss Carolina.”

Devon Allman to tour from home

BMG Records recording artist Devon Allman of the Allman Betts Band is going to go “on tour” from his house! Since bands can’t go city to city during these difficult and separated times, Allman will change themes from show to show to keep it unique. “One night will be cover songs, one night originals, one night Q&A live, one night special guests, one night request hour, etc” said Allman. 

Bad Touch release “Strut” video

Bad Touch has released a music video for its new single, “Strut.” The track is featured on the upcoming album, Kiss The Sky, available, June 19.

Philip Sayce releases “Black Roller Coming” lyric video

Philip Sayce has released a lyric video for “Black Roller Coming.” It’s the fourth single on Sayce’s upcoming album, Spirit Rising, available April 24.

Black Roller Coming is about answering the call to power, courage, connection, confidence, and allowing my spirit to grow and rise to a new level,” Sayce tells Blues Rock Review. “I am hopeful Black Roller Coming will resonate with listeners, especially during this global pandemic, and serve as a reminder to reconnect with all that is truly important in life, to shine a light in a dark time, and serve as a friend on the journey to better days ahead.”

The Heavy Eyes announce new album “Love Like Machines”

Kozmik Artifact – Europe’s leading purveyor of heavy psych, blues and stoner rock – is thrilled to announce the release of Love Like Machines, the brand-new album from heavy psych rockers The Heavy Eyes.

Bulk Email Sender