Kamchatka: Hoodoo Lightning Review

I judge the quality of a song by stripping it down to its barest essentials. If someone can convey a complex idea using just voice and instrument, you know it’s a solid concept. Because it’s way too easy for artists to hide behind lush productions that mask the absence of depth. So pretty much any time I listen to a song, I’m trying to get to that kernel of truth that exists somewhere in the song’s melodies, lyrics, and underlying chord progressions and blocking everything else out.

Laurence Jones Interview

Laurence Jones is one of the top up and coming artists in today’s blues rock scene. Last year, Jones was listed in Blues Rock Review’s “10 Acts To Watch Under 30.” In September, Jones released the self-titled album, Laurence Jones Band. Blues Rock Review caught up with Jones to discuss the new album, and more.

Malone Sibun release “Come Together” video

Malone Sibun has released a music video for “Come Together,” the title track of the group’s debut album, which will be released on January 31st.

“When I first heard the power chord sequence Innes (Sibun) sent me, I immediately thought Come Together,” said Marcus Malone.  Sometimes when you’re lucky, divine inspiration takes over, and a song just happens. I wasn’t planning on writing a political or ‘save the planet’ message-laced song. The lyrics are clearly about the human condition, the way we treat one another and the way we are treating the planet.

Samantha Fish releases two Christmas singles

Samantha Fish has released two Christmas singles with new recordings of “Run Run Rudolph” and “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).”

‘Run Run Rudolph’ is always such an upbeat song, we thought it would be cool to dip it in some noir,” laughs Fish. “I think it gave it a unique character that’s different from everything out there. I chose ‘Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)’ because of my love for all things ’60s soul. It’s the biggest rock’n’roll Christmas song ever, and being a Darlene Love fan, I wanted a chance to put my heart and soul into it.”

Hamish Anderson Blog #3: European Tour

SWITZERLAND: I landed in Switzerland on September 25th with my band for my first European club tour. Luckily we had the rest of the day to regroup, but by the next day it was non-stop for what would be 24 shows in the next 29 days.

Headlining anywhere for the first time can be nerve-wracking, especially out of the country in new places. You never know what to expect (or if anyone will show up!). Thankfully, we had a packed house from show #1 in Einsiedeln, Switzerland. We played two shows in Switzerland before heading out to Belgium.

Marcus King releases “The Well” music video

Marcus King has released a music video for “The Well.” The track is featured on King’s upcoming album, El Dorado, available in January.

Ben Poole to release double live album in January

British blues rock guitarist Ben Poole will release Ben Poole Trio /// Live ’19 on January 31. The live recording was done over three nights in July of 2019. It was recorded at Old Schoolhouse in Barnsley, The Half Moon in South London, and Bootlers in Kendal, Cumbria.

Black Stone Cherry Interview: Ben Wells

Ben Wells is a guitarist, singer and founding member of the southern blues rock outfit, Black Stone Cherry. In nearly two decades with the band, Wells and his bandmates have been channeling creative blues, blending traditional blues sensibilities with modern, hard rock. Shortly after the release of Black to Blues 2, Blues Rock Review had the chance to speak with Wells about the new EP, the inner-workings of Black Stone Cherry and his life in music.

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