The holiday season is upon us and it’s certainly been a strong year in the world of blues rock. Not only has it been a great year for established artists, but newcomers in the genre as well. Looking for holiday gift ideas but don’t know where to start? No sweat, we’ve got you covered. Blues Rock Review takes a look at some must-have albums for the blues rock fan in 2019.
Christone “Kingfish” Ingram – Kingfish
It’s been an incredible year for Christone “Kingfish” Ingram. His debut album, Kingfish, hit #1 on the Billboard Blues chart and recently picked up a Grammy nomination for “Best Contemporary Blues Album.” Kingfish has been blowing audiences away with his live performances and his debut album makes a great gift for any fan of the blues. It’s also available on vinyl.
Jeremie Albino – Hard Time
Jeremie Albino hails from Toronto, Canada and released his debut album Hard Time in 2019. On Hard Time, Albino fuses blues, roots, folk, and old-time rock and roll to create one of the most exciting debut records of the year.
Ariel Posen – How Long
Ariel Posen cut his teeth with the Bros. Landreth and released his debut album How Long in 2019. Posen is not just an extremely talented guitarist, but a very strong songwriter and vocalist as well. Posen has blues influences, but plays a very accessible style of blues rock with a strong John Mayer influence.
Rival Sons – Feral Roots
If you’re in a need of a gift for a rock fan you certainly can’t go wrong with Rival Sons’ Feral Roots. For the past decade, Rival Sons have been one of the most consistent rock bands in the game and have been rewarded this year with multiple Grammy nominations, including “Best Rock Album.”
Beth Hart – War In My Mind
Beth Hart is one of the best singers anywhere period, not just in the blues rock scene. Hart released her ninth studio album this year and it’s no surprise War In My Mind reached #1 on the Billboard Blues chart.