The last few years have been exciting times for fans of blues rock. Artists like The Black Keys, Gary Clark Jr., and Joe Bonamassa have breathed new life into the genre. As the blues rock revival continues, more and more promising acts continue to pop up around the globe.
Here are five up and coming artists you need to hear.
The Temperance Movement
Who said there aren’t any good rock bands today? UK based blues rockers The Temperance Movement haven’t received the memo. The Temperance Movement released their self-titled debut album in Europe this year and appear well on their way to following in the footsteps of Earache labelmates Rival Sons as one of the world’s best modern day rock bands.
Hailing from London, Leogun have traveled to the US and toured their new album By The Reins relentlessly. The group have opened for Queens of the Stone Age, Kiss, and Lynyrd Skynyrd, just to name a few. Leogun shows no signs of letting up and should please many with their high octane, blues infused rock & roll.
Jared James Nichols
At just 22 years of age, Jared James Nichols already displays a mastery of the guitar that most never achieve. The blues rock upstart released the Old Glory and the Wild Revival EP in 2013 and should be one to watch for years to come.
Less than a year ago, Jack Berry released his debut album Heathen Heart and quickly drew comparisons to Jack White and The Black Keys. With crunching riffs, filthy tones, and catchy hooks, it’s only a matter of time before Berry joins the likes of Gary Clark Jr. at the forefront of the blues rock revival.
Jake Chisholm has been around the Toronto blues rock scene as a session player for years. In 2013, Chisholm released his full-length debut, Diamond In A Coalmine, showing he means business as a frontman. If you’re into raw blues with killer riffs, Jake Chisholm delivers in spades.
– Pete Francis