Most Anticipated Albums of 2024

2023 brought a ton of new blues rock albums our way and 2024 promises to be another big year for releases.

Here are Blues Rock Review’s most anticipated albums of 2024.

Gary Clark Jr. TBA

It’s been five years since Gary Clark Jr. released his last studio album, This Land. Clark has been working on a new album and performed a new song at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival in Los Angeles back in September of 2023. Clark recently teased a snippet from the upcoming album on social media.

Marcus King – Mood Swings

Marcus King revealed to Blues Rock Review in a 2023 interview that his next album will be called Mood Swings and is about struggling with mental health. King told Blues Rock Review the album is produced by Rick Rubin. Listen to a sneak peak of the first single below.

Philip Sayce – The Wolves Are Coming

The Wolves Are Coming is Philip Sayce’s first album since 2020’s Spirit Rising. It’s also the first album released on Sayce’s Atomi Gemini record label and licensed to Forty Below Records. The album will be released on February 23rd and Sayce has already released singles, “Oh! That Bitches Brew,” “Lady Love Devine,” and “Backstabber.”

Anthony Gomes – Praise The Loud

Anthony Gomes has been working on a new studio album for the past few years. In a 2023 interview with Blues Rock Review, Gomes said the album is called Praise The Loud and expects the album to be released in 2024. It follows High Voltage Blues, which has spent over a year on the Billboard Blues chart.

Mike Zito – Life Is Hard

Mike Zito returns with a new solo album in 2024, Life Is Hard, produced by Joe Bonamassa and Josh Smith. The album was recorded shortly after Zito’s wife died after battling cancer.

Zito said,  “I believe this is the best album I’ve ever made in my life. My wife Laura and I planned this idea of pouring my heart out in music after her death from cancer. Joe, Josh and the incredible musicians were fully aware of the task at hand. They brought a lot of emotion to the music. I am so proud of this album and I know Laura would be proud as well.”

A music video has been released for the title track.

Joanne Shaw Taylor – TBA

Joanne Shaw Taylor has released multiple singles over the course of 2023 from her upcoming album produced by Kevin Shirley. The album was recorded in June 2023 with an expected 2024 release. The already released material is some of the strongest of Taylor’s career including the standout “Sweet Lil Lies.”

About the album, Taylor tells Blues Rock Review, “I like how it’s starting to sound more mature. I sound like a more mature person who’s more comfortable in their own skin.”

Walter Trout Broken

For his three-decade solo career, Walter Trout has been one of the most prolific artists in blues rock. Broken (March 1) is produced by longtime collaborator Eric Corne and Trout says,  “I have to grow. I want to be a vital contributing artist. I feel young. I know I’m not. But in my head, I’m still 25, wanting to get better and do something I haven’t done before. I have more to say.”

Trout’s already released the first single, “Bleed.”

Black Country Communion – BCC V

Back in June of 2023, Black Country Communion recorded its fifth studio album. Expected for release in 2024, it’s the first BCC album since 2017’s BCC IV. In a 2019 interview with Blues Rock Review, Joe Bonamassa said the band moves in a “slow glacial pace.”

Fans will be eagerly awaiting the supergroup’s next installment.

The Damn Truth – TBA

The Damn Truth is a band that’s been on our radar at Blues Rock Review for a few years now but they are still criminally underrated. 2021’s Now or Nowhere landed the #3 spot on Blues Rock Review’s Top 20 Albums of 2021. In late 2023, the band released a single from its upcoming album called “I Just Gotta Let You Know.”

Dan Patlansky – Movin’ On

Based in South Africa, guitarist Dan Patlansky has been one of blues rock’s most consistent performers over the past decade. Patlansky has earned Blues Rock Review’s #1 album of the year twice and Movin’ On will be released on March 1st. Patlansky has already released two singles, the title track and “Who I Am.” If those songs are any indication, Patlansky has another major winner on his hands.

Dion – Girl Friends

Dion is a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer with a legendary career but what makes this such an anticipated record is the concept and who’s joining him on the album. Dion selected all female guests for the album including Susan Tedeschi, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Sue Foley, Shemekia Copeland, Danielle Nicole, and more.

Robert Jon and the Wreck – TBA

There’s no doubt that Robert Jon and the Wreck is one of the most prolific and hardest working bands in the world today. They continue to release new music at a relentless pace and maintain a high standard. The band has been releasing singles off its upcoming album produced by Kevin Shirley.

Pete Francis

Pete Francis is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Blues Rock Review. Pete founded Blues Rock Review in 2010 because he felt there was a major void in how the blues rock genre was covered. Pete is the host of Blues Rock Weekly and a co-host on the Blues Rock Show.

15 thoughts on “Most Anticipated Albums of 2024

  • No mention of Mofro’s “Olustee”, which was recently set to come out in February. Has anything changed?

  • Why isn’t JJ Mofro on this list?

  • Albert Cummings has a new one on the way entitled “Strong” due out Feb.16……

  • Where’s “Thank you brother Bill Withers”
    By Kevin BF Burt? He’s the real deal when it comes to your genres music

  • How about Hannah Wicklunds’ THE PRIZE

    • Already out on January 12th, fantastic album!

  • How about Hannah Wicklunds’ THE PRIZE???

  • Top of the list, Brave Rival…soo looking forward to the new album

  • Also waiting for ‘Ohio Players’ from The Black Keys due on Apr 5th.

  • Great albums being released! Looking forward to seeing as many as I can perform this year!

  • Where is Danielle Nichole. New album next week!!

  • Cant wait for the JJ GREY new cuts, RJTWreck and Cardinal Black. Bring it on, Blues Rocks!!

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