October is packed with several blues rock album releases. Here are some albums to look out for this month.
Joe Bonamassa – Time Clocks
Joe Bonamassa has 24 #1 Billboard Blues albums and after Time Clocks is released on October 29th, he’ll likely earn #25. Once again, Time Clocks sees Joe team with longtime producer Kevin Shirley, but on this outing, the album was mixed by Bob Clearmountain (The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi). The album was recorded in New York City.
Sue Foley – Pinky’s Blues
Sue Foley will release Pinky’s Blues on October 22nd. The album gets its name from Foley’s pink guitar that she’s played for years. Foley recorded the album during the middle of lockdown with producer Mike Flanigan.
The Record Company – Play Loud
Play Loud is the third studio album from The Record Company and will be released on October 8th. “On the first two albums, people might have thought we were three guys who sit around a campfire, praying to Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker, and we’re not,” said bassist Alex Stiff. “We’re three different guys with different musical tastes. It’s time for all of us to show our individuality, and this record shows us evolving.”
Santana – Blessings and Miracles
Santana will release Blessings and Miracles on October 15th. The 15 track album features big name guests like Steve Winwood, Chris Stapleton, and Rob Thomas.
Carolyn Wonderland – Tempting Fate
Tempting Fate is Carolyn Wonderland’s first album on Alligator Records and will be released on October 8th. The 10 track album features five original songs and one co-write.
Davy Knowles – What Happens Next
Guitarist Davy Knowles will release What Happens Next on October 22nd which is his first release with Provogue. “When it came time to record this album, it was all about supporting the songs as opposed to ‘how quickly I can get to the guitar solo’,” says Knowles. “I’m not a purist, and the way for roots music to stay relevant is to adapt and progress.”
The Georgia Thunderbolts – Can We Get A Witness
Can We Get A Witness is the debut album from The Georgia Thunderbolts. The album will be released on October 15th on Mascot Records. “Rock and roll is something that comes naturally for us. We feel like we can bring it back,” says the band.
Ricci/Krown – City Country City
City Country City is a collaboration between harmonica extraordinaire Jason Ricci and organ/piano player Joe Krown. The 12 track album will be released on October 22nd. “Working with Joe Krown makes me feel like I’m finally beginning to be a musical grown-up,” says Jason Ricci. “But we still have as much fun as little kids! Being linked up with a New Orleanian with Joe’s heavyweight history is truly a dream come true.”
Phillip-Michael Scales – Sinner Songwriter
Nashville based Phillip-Michael Scales is set to release Sinner Songwriter on October 29th. Scales is the nephew of B.B. King. The album features 14 tracks and Scales describes his music as “dive bar soul.”
Danny Bryant – The Rage To Survive
UK based guitarist Danny Bryant will release his 12th album The Rage To Survive on October 29th. Bryant recorded the album in just four days and everything was done live.