Gary Clark Jr. has released a music video for “The Healing Live,” which will be featured on Clark’s upcoming album, Live/North America 2016, out March 17th.
Eric Gales: Middle of the Road Review
Born in Memphis, southern blues man Eric Gales aka Rawdawg, is back with Middle of the Road, which is his sixteenth album and he’s collaborated on countless others. A true professional and child prodigy, (he released his first album at just 16) Gales has been around the block enough times to give a tour.
Gomes opening path for healing through music
“Music opens paths for healing.” Whether it’s body, mind or soul, Anthony Gomes believes in this credo wholeheartedly. As the man behind the Music is the Medicine Foundation, a nonprofit he founded in 2010, Gomes has seen it proven time and time again. Now more than ever, he says, people need encouragement and to encourage […]
The Soul of John Black: Early in the Moanin’ Review
Slinging dirty blues with just enough pop to be highly addictive, John Bigham brings a little bit of Chicago with him to his current base of operations in Los Angeles. Growing up in Chicago, Bigham didn’t start off playing the blues in fact he began his career by playing guitar and keyboard for punk ska […]
Eric Gales Interview
When you ask his peers, many say Eric Gales is one of the best if not the best guitar player in the world. On February 24, Gales will release his new album, Middle of the Road. Blues Rock Review caught up with Gales to get the lowdown on the new album.
Thorbjorn Risager and The Black Tornado: Change My Game Review
Change My Game should do exactly that for Thorbjorn Risager and The Black Tornado. After their last studio release Too Many Roads brought the Danish Rockers many accolades in 2014 including #5 on BRR’s top 20 list that year, they are back to firmly plant their flag with one of the more creative releases in recent […]
From the original three members, The Marcus King Band has expanded to six with a horn section, and with Warren Haynes producing the album on his Evil Teen label they have released their sophomore album, the self-titled The Marcus King Band. To use the band’s own description this is a collection of “soul-influenced psychedelic southern rock” and that could not describe their sound any better.
Ronnie Baker Brooks has spent the last 43 years working his fingers to their raw hide. A Chicago native, Brooks started playing guitar at 6, and while Times Have Changed is his first album in ten years it’s easy to say he’s still got it. The album was produced by Steve Jordan and features his father Lonnie Brooks, “Big Head” Todd Mohr, Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland, Angie Stone, Eddie Willis, Al Kapone, Felix Cavaliere and Lee Roy Parnell as well as Steve ‘the Colonel’ Cropper, as in founding member of the Blues Brothers Steve Cropper.
With Quinn Sullivan’s Midnight Highway set to be released on Friday, January 27, “She Gets Me” is now available for streaming.
In a Blues Rock Review premiere, “Change In Me” from Eric Gales is now available for streaming. The track is featured on Gales’ upcoming album, Middle Of The Road, out March 24.
“I changed up some things in life and decided to go a new route,” said Gales about the new track.
Aaron Keylock has released a music video for “Spin The Bottle,” which is featured on his debut album, Cut Against The Grain, out January 20.
Bill Carter was born in 1950 and is a performing singer/songwriter whose compositions have been recorded by over two-hundred artists over the decades that include, Ruth Brown, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Waylon Jennings, John Mayall, Robert Palmer and Stevie Ray Vaughan to name some. His roots are from Virginia and his grandfather was A.P. Carters’ first cousin, but he grew up in Seattle. His musical career began in 1966 in San Francisco in the Haight Ashbury district where he was hanging out. Then after moving to Austin, Texas in the 1970s he married his wife Ruth, who became his song writing partner. They supported themselves through songwriting along with Bill performing in the Austin area. Over the decades he’s hung out with everybody from Keith Richards (Rolling Stones) to Johnny Depp and toured with Stevie Ray Vaughan and the “Butthole Surfers.” At the same time he’s produced a number of his own albums over the years, the most recent of which is Innocent Victims and Evil Companions, released on the “Forty Below” record label. A video of “Black Lion,” one of the songs off of the album won “first place” as the 2016 “Best Music Video” winner at the “Big As Texas Short Film Festival.”