Gary Clark Jr. releases “The Healing Live” video

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.

Richie Kotzen announces “Salting Earth”

Richie Kotzen has never been an artist known for playing by the rules. And for this ever-adventurous triple-threat songwriter/guitarist/vocalist, that meant putting on the brakes after a nonstop flurry of band-related activity in order to refuel the creative process for the ten heartfelt and hard-hitting songs that comprise his new, vibrant 21st solo album, Salting Earth, out April 14 via his own custom label, Headroom-Inc.

The Marcus King Band: The Marcus King Band Review

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: Times Have Changed Review

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.

Stream Quinn Sullivan’s “She Gets Me”

With Quinn Sullivan’s Midnight Highway set to be released on Friday, January 27, “She Gets Me” is now available for streaming.

Premiere: Stream Eric Gales’ “Change In Me”

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 releases “Spin The Bottle” video

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 Interview

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.”

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