Black Stone Cherry exploring their roots New Album Black To Blues

Black Stone Cherry exploring their roots New Album Black To Blues

Black Stone Cherry exploring their roots

New Album Black To Blues

Black Stone Cherry are back from visiting Kentucky. Turning the world of Blues Classics upside down, inside out and definitely rollin’ and tumblin’ is a new direction. Black Stone Cherry exploring their roots in their New Album Black To Blues has reshaped the genre without missing a beat, shuffle or riff. The EP of six tracks is a tribute to the blues roots and heroes of the band, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Freddie King & Albert King.

Opening with Built For Comfort, the sound is dense, deep and moody, the sound is not the low-calorie version – this is full fat, moonshine back to the woods with the air of sinister intent. Carry this much blues no one is going to be running anywhere. The lead break has the guitar howling with a density of growling riffs that then calm down into slow blues with sweet guitar licks and vocals that go from whiskey soaked roughness to honey tones of yearning. What a start, Built For Comfort heard many times BUT never like this.

Follow that! Easy for Black Stone Cherry on a roll as they stomp out the opening of Champagne & Reefer. The slide guitar slips and slides across the vocals as the smooth sound of the original from Muddy Waters is replaced with a slide that rocks, Faster, louder and more raucous, what is never lost for a beat is the sentiment. We know that Champagne is for when you are thirsty and Reefer to get high. No longer Chicago Blues it is BSC turning Black to Blue with an arrogance of understanding the music. Now we are joining Freddie King, Living In A Palace Of The King. The track is the darkest indigo blue how did they achieve this without losing the King feel? Chris revealed they “moved one note to make it more dark”.

Waters, Hoochie Coochie Man is reinvented without losing the heart and soul of the original. The sound is full-on rock capturing the big band sound via the Blues. Leaving you enthralled, breathless, reigniting your passion for the blues ignited originally during the explosion of British R n’ B sixty years ago as John Mayall and Peter Green, and the Rolling Stones re-invented the sound with blues that rocked with modernity.

No tribute to the blues is complete without a number from Albert King, the re-working of Born Under A Bad Sign is monstrous. Loud, bad and very dangerous in the right way Chris’ vocals spit out the lyrics and the rhythm is dramatic. Closing out with I Want To Be Loved, we re-visit the genius that is Muddy Waters. The Guitar is fast, on fire with determined blues licks. Fired up with the tone of the band BSC will always be loved for the style and honesty in the music they produce.

Across the six numbers, we have twenty-one minutes of Black Stone Charry covering classics. Expect the unexpected, expect the unique sound of the band blended through the tracks. What is missing from this compact, blues that whizzes around the block to be the new black Midnight Blue, is missing one thing a few more tracks of BSC originals in the genre of the blues now known as Black to Blues 2017.
We may have our wish. The blues is always a sage teacher, and making the ‘Black To Blues’ EP was a transformative experience for Black Stone Cherry. Chris says: “It was humbling and freeing at the same time. It reignited our passion for this music, and it will definitely have an effect on our next album.

The numbers crack like a pistol shot from a well-oiled six-shooter as Black Stone Cherry have covered but not Copied!

Black Stone Cherry – Black to Blues – Mascot Label Group

Out 29th September 2017

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Track Listing

  1. Built For Comfort
  2. Champagne & Reefer
  3. Palace Of The King
  4. Hoochie Coochie Man
  5. Build Under A Bad Sign
  6. I Wanted To Be Loved

 

Black Stone Cherry exploring their roots New Album Black To Blues

Suzi Quatro The Best Is Legend Her New Album

Suzi Quatro The Best Is Legend Her New Album

Suzi Quatro The Best Is Legend Her New Album

 

Roll back the carpet, roll back the years grab the hairbrush or air bass guitar.  I bet many of you remember singing into your hair brush or playing your air bass guitar with relish along to Suzi Quatro. Well, Suzi is back with a double album of delights The Best Is Legend. “The hits are the hits”, says Suzi about the Best Of Album’, “but as Mickie Most always told me ‘your self-penned songs are the meat of what you do Suzi’. Enjoy some of my personal choices.” Twenty tracks Suzi Quatro The Best Is Legend Her New Album.

Opening the tour through Suzi’s choices is Can The Can; instantly transported back to the summer of 1973 when her second solo single became a U.K. number one; the rest is the legend as Quatro became the first female bass player to be a major rock star.  The music takes you back to a different time and place, re-mastered there is a freshness and the instantly recognizable driving pace and energy. Interspersed with the hits Devil Gates Drive, 48 Crash, Your Mamma Won’t Like You and Daytona Demon there are others that reconnect with the Quatro sound that was much more varied than the hits that you straightaway think of.

With the closing three numbers, 15 Minutes of Fame; Free The Butterfly and Dancing in The Wind demonstrating the depth and addictive, ear-worm quality of Suzie Quatro;  15 Minutes of Fame feels as relevant today with the desire for instant fame that has spawned so many ‘TV talent shows’. As Suzie sings the chorus 15 minutes of fame, Andy Warhol used to say, 15 minutes of fame they steal your star away come shine a light down on me take a bow, this is now 15 minutes of fame. The mood changes with horns and gentle vocals on Free The Butterfly, from a later album reflective connecting to life’s lessons and linking to the previous track.  To close out we are back with octane fuelled bass as we are Dancing in the Wind from her 2006 album Back To Drive.

The selection has been chosen with care showing facets of Suzi Quatro that have been forgotten, tracks not heard as later albums have not been explored. This is a collection that is autobiographical, tracing the road in music that Suzi Quatro has traveled It is more than going back to the seventies it is about celebrating the first woman of rock who with her bass, leathers and vocal power entertained and brightened the world.

Is this just another heritage album? Perhaps? What is certain the music brings a smile to your face and gets the feet tapping. Lovers of energised, melodic rock will welcome every track into their collection.

Collected together are four original RAK studio albums released between 1975 and 1979. The albums have been re-mastered available on gold Double Vinyl, CD and digitally. Pre-order Via Pledge https://SuziBestOf.Ink.to/Pledge . In addition to this, there is a Spotify facility allowing fans to pre-save direct into their accounts. This function will automatically add Suzi’s upcoming releases to Spotify Libraries via a free subscription button Pre-Save via Spotify https://SuziBestOf.Ink.to/SpotifyPreSave

Suzi Quatro –  Legend – Chrysalis Records
Release Friday 22nd September

SEVENpawprint half inchdoodle paws out of TEN ….

Track Listing

  1. Can The Can
  2. Shine My Machine
  3. 48 Crash
  4. Skin Tight Skin
  5. Daytona Demon
  6. Devil Gate Drive
  7. Cat Size
  8. Too Big
  9. Michael
  10. Half As Much As Me
  11. Stumblin’ In
  12. If You Can’t Give Me Love
  13. Suicide
  14. Wiser Than You
  15. She’s In Love With You
  16. Hollywood
  17. 15 Minutes of Fame
  18. Free The Butterfly
  19. Dancing in the Wind

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Steve Hill on Tour and New Solo Recordings Album

Steve Hill on Tour and New Solo Recordings Album

Steve Hill on Tour and New Solo Recordings Album

2015 JUNO AWARD WINNER FOR “BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR”

2016 MAPLE BLUES AWARD WINNER FOR “ELECTRIC ACT OF THE YEAR”,
“GUITARIST OF THE YEAR” & “ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR”

Steve Hill whose New album has new Album Solo recordings Volume 3 released in the UK 6th October 2017.

Check out the video, from  Canadian One-man band playing at the top of the Canadian Blues Scene.

FEATURING THE EXPLOSIVE NEW SINGLE 
“DANGEROUS”

 

 

Steve Hill on Tour and New Solo Recordings Album

 

Steve Hill, the one-man band blues rock machine, will release his new album “Solo Recordings: Volume 3” on No Label Records in the UK on Friday 6th October 2017. To support the release, Steve will support Wishbone Ash on their 27-date October UK tour.

“The one-man band style has made him the top star in the
Canadian blues scene right now.” 
– Bob Mersereau, CBC

 

 

When it comes to one-man bands, guitarist and singer extraordinaire Steve Hill there are no limits! Anything goes. He is the true exponent of a one-man band. Steve performs standing up while singing and playing the guitar, his feet playing the bass drum, snare drum, hi-hats and with a drum stick fused to the head of his trusty guitar, any other percussion within reach.

Steve Hill on Tour and New Solo Recordings Album

 

Following the success of his JUNO nominated Solo Recordings Volume 1, which also won “Album of The Year” at the International Blues Challenge in 2013, and JUNO Award winner Solo Recordings Volume 2, Steve Hill first released his brand new album Solo Recordings Volume 3 in Canada on March 4, 2016. Now, a year later, the album will finally be released domestically in the UK on Friday 6th October 2017.

Solo Recordings Volume 3

Steve Hill on Tour and New Solo Recordings Album

Steve’s reputation as an exciting performer has provided him with the opportunity to showcase his talents at some of Canada’s biggest music festivals including the Montreal Jazz Festival, Ottawa Bluesfest, Jazz Winnipeg Festival, Saskatchewan Jazz Festival, Kitchener Blues Festival and more. Steve Hill is clearly in his element as a solo artist and one-man band, inviting listeners into a world of musical madness in the form of blues and rock ‘n’ roll. Now we can experience the energy when he is Special Guest of Wishbone Ash UK tout throughout the U.K.

WISHBONE ASH – OCTOBER 2017 UK TOUR
WITH SPECIAL GUEST STEVE HILL

Wednesday 18th October 2017 – Dorking Halls, Dorking

Thursday 19th October 2017 – O2 Academy Islington, London

Friday 20th October 2017 – The Coliseum Theatre, Aberdare

Saturday 21st October 2017 – Cheese & Grain, Frome

Sunday 22nd October 2017 – The Arts Centre, Swindon

Tuesday 24th October 2017 – Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham-By-Sea

Wednesday 25th October 2017 – The Brook, Southampton

Thursday 26th October 2017 – Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne

Friday 27th October 2017 – The Hub, Plymouth

Saturday 28th October 2017 – The Railway, Ipswich

Sunday 29th October 2017 – King Edward VII Memorial Hall, Newmarket

Tuesday 31st October 2017 – Princess Theatre, Hunstanton

Thursday 2nd November 2017 – Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton, Wirral

Friday 3rd November 2017 – The Tivoli, Buckley

Saturday 4th November 2017 – Whitby Pavilion Theatre, Whitby

Sunday 5th November 2017 – The Lowry, Manchester

Tuesday 7th November 2017 – The Flowerpot, Derby

Wednesday 8th November 2017 – The Irish Centre, Leeds

Thursday 9th November 2017 – Bootleggers, Kendal

Friday 10th November 2017 – The Jam House, Edinburgh

Saturday 11th November 2017 – The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

Sunday 12th November 2017 – The Ferry, Glasgow

Tuesday 14th November 2017 – Riverside Lodge, Morpeth

Wednesday 15th November 2017 – ARC, Stockton-on-Tees

Thursday 16th November 2017 – The Layton, Blackpool

Friday 17th November 2017 – The Picturedrome, Holmfirth

Saturday 18th November 2017 – ASHCON, Clitheroe

Steve Hill on Tour and New Solo Recordings Album