September is traditionally a huge month for album releases and this year is no different. Here are some of the albums coming out this month in blues rock.
Robert Jon and the Wreck – Shine A Light On Me Brother
California based Robert Jon and the Wreck are back with Shine A Light On Me Brother on September 3. It’s the follow-up to Last Light On The Highway which was voted number 10 on Blues Rock Review’s Top 20 Albums of 2020. The album features 10 tracks and is arguably the band’s best effort to date. Shine A Light On Me Brother is filled with catchy tunes and strong musicianship from one of blues rock’s top bands.
Ghost Hounds – A Little Calamity
Speaking of top bands in modern day blues rock, Ghost Hounds are making their case with A Little Calamity, the band’s sophomore album available September 3. The band’s debut album Roses Are Black was voted to Blues Rock Review’s Top 20 Albums of 2019. This album features 12 tracks of bluesey rock and roll and scored a 9 out of 10 from us. Check out frontman Tre Nation’s recent appearance on the Blues Rock Show.
Rory Gallagher – 50th Anniversary Edition
Rory Gallagher’s 50th Anniversary Edition box set is out September 3 celebrating the release of his debut album in 1971. It’s a five-disc box set with a new mix of the original album and 30 previously unreleased outtakes and alternative takes. There’s also a 50 minute DVD of Gallagher’s first ever solo concert.
Samantha Fish – Faster
Samantha Fish is releasing her 7th album, Faster, on September 10. Faster includes 12 genre bending tracks and could help lift Samantha to a wider audience. The album even includes a collaboration with fellow Kansas City native Tech Nine on “Loud.” Fish definitely explores new ground with the album, but Faster still includes plenty of guitar.
Eric Bibb – Dear America
Eric Bibb’s Dear America is set for release on September 10. Bibb calls the album a “love letter to the US.” The album features guest appearances from Eric Gales, Shemekia Copeland, and more.
Ronnie Wood – A Tribute to Jimmy Reed: Live at the Royal Albert Hall
Ronnie Wood is releasing A Tribute To Jimmy Reed: Live at the Royal Albert Hall on September 17. The 18 track album includes Mick Taylor and was recorded back in 2013. Wood says Jimmy Reed was one of the premier influences on the Rolling Stones.
Tommy Castro – Tommy Castro Presents A Bluesman Came To Town
Tommy Castro will release Tommy Castro Presents A Bluesman Came To Town on September 17. The album features 13 tracks and was produced by Grammy winner Tom Hambridge. The songs are inspired by Castro and his friend’s personal experiences.
Joanne Shaw Taylor – The Blues Album
Joanne Shaw Taylor is releasing The Blues Album on September 24. The album is produced by Joe Bonamassa and Josh Smith and is a collection of 11 blues covers. JST covers Albert King, Peter Green, Magic Sam, and more. Joanne says she always wanted to release a blues cover album and when the pandemic halted touring, she thought it was the perfect time.