Robert Randolph and the Family Band: Brighter Days Review

Robert Randolph and the Family Band are set to release their 8th studio album, Brighter Days, on August 23rd. The band was put together by guitarist and lead vocalist Robert Randolph and is composed of his family members: cousins Danyel Morgan on bass and Marcus Randolph on drums, as well as his sister Lenesha Randolph on vocals. The band, out of Orange, NJ, shipped off to Europe to record Brighter Days at Provogue Records with producer Dave Cobb. Cobb is renowned for his vocal work and has worked with many hot, up-and-coming singers, like Chris Stapleton, Brandi Carlisle, and Jason Isbell.

Dudley Taft announces “Simple Life”

Clad in a black leather cowboy hat and sporting a long, pointed beard, Dudley Taft picks up his guitar, retrieves a pick from its headstock, and blazes through a collection of twelve tracks infused with rock n’ roll riffs, sonic textures and musical diversity. Taft’s new album Simple Life to be released on September 6 and will be available on vinyl, CD and digitally.

Gov’t Mule: Bring On The Music – Live at The Capitol Theatre Review

Twenty-five years ago, Warren Haynes, Allen Woody and Matt Abts joined creative forces to fill the space between their duties for The Allman Brothers and affiliated acts. This side project, Gov’t Mule, quickly became their main artistic vehicle. Bring On The Music – Live at The Capitol Theatre commemorates these past two and a half decades with over two and a half hours of live music, carefully compiled from a pair of shows recorded over a pair of nights in Port Chester, New York. Haynes and company rock their way through an impassioned set of Gov’t Mule staples and a few covers, encompassing a variety of moods and styles while delivering one of their strongest live albums to date.

Griff Hamlin and the Single Barrel Blues Band: I’ll Drink to That Review

Griff Hamlin owns the fingers behind the Blues Guitar Unleashed instructional website. So it’s not surprising that his debut album features lots of blues guitar. What is surprising, though, is that it’s a horn-driven album. Horns and blues are certainly not a new combination; B.B. King mixed the two to great effect. The twist with Hamlin is that his guitar playing, which is blues-based, also includes plenty of shredding. It’s an unusual sound and while it doesn’t work universally across his band’s debut, I’ll Drink to That, it provides plenty of compelling musical moments that make the case for the band’s underlying concept.

Blues Rock Review Album Sampler Vol. 11 Taking Submissions!

Blues Rock Review is excited to announce it will be taking a limited amount of open submissions for the Blues Rock Review Album Sampler Volume 11, which will be released late this summer/early fall. 

Leela James and the Truth: Are You Ready? Review

Leela James teams up with guitarist Jairus Mozee, bassist Eric Ingram, and drummer David Haddon from The Truth Band for a funky new project, Are You Ready? The group recorded the EP in about two weeks, experimenting with a fusion of rock, soul, and blues. It’s clear from every track that the chemistry of the group was explosive, allowing for the energy of the music to write itself into the EP. 

Top 10 Greta Van Fleet Songs

Greta Van Fleet has quickly become one of the most popular rock and roll bands in the world. The band has released two EPs, Black Smoke Rising and From The Fires, and one LP, Anthem Of The Peaceful Army. Here are Greta Van Fleet’s top 10 songs to date.

Elles Bailey releases “Deeper” video

Elles Bailey has released a music video for “Deeper.” The track is Bailey’s latest single off her new album, The Road I Call Home.

“I think ‘Deeper’ is my favourite track on Road I Call Home, says Bailey. It was written with the superstar duo Dan Demay and Daryll Burgess. “I’ve written a lot with Dan and Daryl, and I love that we write something completely different every time we get together.”

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