Hannah Wicklund announces “The Inbetween” EP

Hannah Wicklund has announced a new four song EP titled The Inbetween, which will be available digitally and on vinyl April 17th. The album was recorded and produced by her brother, Luke Mitchell, of the High Divers. The album was recorded in their parents’ home in South Carolina. The Inbetween features stripped down versions of “Bomb Through The Breeze,” “Ghost,” “Meet You Again,” and “Shadowboxes and Porcelain Faces.”

“Piano was my first instrument, but I pretty much stopped playing when I picked up the guitar and traded in classical music for rock n roll,” says Wicklund. “Those classical roots are undeniable, however, as I get older, I appreciate them more and more.”

Albert Castiglia: Wild and Free Review

There’s actually some overlap between blues and punk. For example, hill country blues, especially as practiced by artists like R.L. Burnside, has a wild, unpredictable energy, largely based upon raw performances that feel like classic punk rock. But it’s much harder for proficient instrumentalists to tap into that vibe, because once there’s a certain degree of musical skill, performances start to feel more prepared. But a band like Cream, at their best, brought punk to blues, and you can now add Albert Castiglia to that very short list of punk-blues virtuosos, with Wild and Free, a live show capturing the talented singer and guitarist at the height of his astoundingly rocking powers.

King King Interview: Alan Nimmo

King King has firmly planted itself as one of the best blues rock bands in the world. The band has a revamped lineup and is working on a new studio album due out later this year and recently released a new single titled “I Won’t Fall.” Blues Rock Review caught up with frontman Alan Nimmo to get the details on the upcoming album, how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting the band, and more.

5 new albums to listen to in quarantine

Every year, the blues rock music scene and the guitar world brings us some great albums to enjoy daily.  2020 has already shown great potential and now we need music more than ever.

Christone “Kingfish” Ingram releases “Hard Times” video

Christone “Kingfish” Ingram has released a music video for “Hard Times” (Shelter-At-Home mix). The video was recorded at home and mixes in fan-submitted photos and videos.

“Thanks for all the great photos and videos that you’ve shared. I truly appreciate it,” Kingfish posted to his social media pages. “I want to share with you a raw, special video that I pulled together in light of current times. I hope everyone is staying safe & healthy. I also hope you share my confidence that together we all will get through these HARD TIMES.”

The Sleep Eazys: Easy To Buy, Hard To Sell Review

Some artists wear their influences on their sleeves and others keep them closer to their heart. So it was surprising to learn that blues rocker Joe Bonamassa is a huge Danny Gatton fan and pays tribute to him on Easy To Buy, Hard To Sell, an instrumental album evoking Gatton’s singular mix of blues, jazz, country, rockabilly, plus any other lick from any genre that would work in service to a song.

Bluhauz releases “Purify My Soul” acoustic performance

Bluhauz has released an acoustic performance of his debut single, “Purify My Soul.”

Anthony Gomes announces “Containment Blues”

Anthony Gomes has announced a new acoustic album titled Containment Blues. The album follows 2018’s Peace, Love, and Loud Guitars, which was voted Blues Rock Review’s #1 album of that year.

“We are living in stressful times and music is the best way to bring people together and give them some comfort,” says Gomes about the album. “It was wild to record with just one mic and no overdubs.  I had to move the guitar closer to the mic in certain points and back it off in others.  The same with my vocals.  I definitely have a new appreciation for the pioneers of the recording age.”

Gomes has released a music video for the title track.

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