Jared James Nichols Announces New Album Black Magic
Jared James Nichols Announces New Album Black Magic. The band bring rocking Blues magic
features Dennis Holm (drums), Jared James Nichols (guitar, vocals), and Erik Sandin (drums).
ALBUM TRACKS BY TRACK 1. Last Chance (2:48) 2. The Gun (3:22) 3. Don’t Be Scared (3:27) 4. Honey Forgive Me (2:22) 5. Home (2:57) 6. Got To Have You (2:50) 7. End Of Time (2:46) 8. Run (2:54) 9. Keep Your Light on Mama (2:54) 10. What Love (2:51)
Listen to the opening track Last Chance and get the feel. described in Jared James Nichols own words as: “Last Chance is easily the hardest-hitting song I’ve ever wrote,” says Jared. “I completely let it all hang out and went wild. Even the guitar solo is off the wall, blazing fast, and absolutely crazy. I needed to set the bar high for the new record and come out with a bang.”
The single, produced by Tony Perry (Joe’s Son) and Jared James Nichols, features drummer Aquiles Priester (Angra, WASP, Tony McAlpine), and is mixed by Jay Ruston (Stone Sour, Anthrax).
Download the new single “Last Chance” Available from Amazon UK Listen on Spotify
Bluesdoodles has listened to the whole album, review coming soon it is an exciting ride crossing genres and alighting your ear with searing music that burns.
Jared James Nichols knows how to deliver as Wisconsin-born, Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter and guitarist, Jared James Nichols, returns with his new album “Black Magic” which is the follow-up to 2015’s debut album “Old Glory & The Wild Revival”.
“Black Magic” features 10 tracks and will be released by Listenable Records on Friday 27th October. All tracks on the new album were recorded at The Boneyard in Boston as well as Johnny Depp’s home studio in Los Angeles and produced and co-written by Tony Perry and Jared James Nichols.
Check out these links where Bluesdoodles have reviewed Jared live and recorded.
Black Country Communion have just premiered the official music video for their first single “Collide” taken from their brand new album “BCCIV”, which on Friday 22nd September.
Adding to the excitement the release first single from the new album out on Mascot Label Group – two UK live shows kick starting 2018.
Black Country Communion music is a collision of rock power as the Anglo-American partnership returns. United by communion of rock are vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Trapeze), drummer Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin, Foreigner), Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Alice Cooper, Billy Idol) and blues-rock guitarist/vocalist JoeBonamassa, release their long awaited and highly anticipated fourth album, “BCCIV” via Mascot Records on Friday September 22nd 2017. This is the band’s first studio album since 2013’s “Afterglow”.
These will be the only two concerts the band will play in the UK and Europe. Planet Rock’s48-hour ticket pre-sale runs from Wednesday 2nd August until Thursday 3rd August via www.planetrock.com.
King King Single Launches Countdown To Exile & Grace
Get That Friday Feeling, open your ears King King today have released the first single from their highly anticipated album Exile & Grace. There fourth studio album will be released by Manhaton Records on Friday 6th October. The growing legions of King King fans will be counting down the days as this will be probably highlight of 2017 on the blues-rock scene.
Listen and revel in the glorious sound, tone and textures on (She Don’t) Gimme No Lovin’
The new single was mixed by Chris Sheldon (Foo Fighters, Feeder and Therapy). The single is redolent with the power that belongs to King King as they had a harder rockier edge with the drums pulling out the beat crisp and clear as the bass of Lindsay adding the rhythmic stride. With the guitar purring and like a crouching tiger builds the energy as the six-strings pounce out of the speaker grabbing your attention. Three mighty tonal layers are pulled together as Bob Fridzema magic fingers caress the Hammond and weaves his sound through and around the melody. The foundation is rocking ready for the vocals of Alan Nimmo, the lyrics curl an dare coated in honey, This is the promise delivered in a single that Exile & Grace is going to be a mighty impressive album.
King King promises to deliver even more of a punch from King King, with killer songs performed with true passion by a fist tight line-up.
“Exile & Grace definitely has a rockier feel and sound to it,” says King King’s frontman Alan Nimmo. “We are following our influences from the Classic Rock genre, Bad Company, Whitesnake and Thunder. We really set out to challenge ourselves with this album. We’ve stepped up the quality of song writing and pushed ourselves physically in both performance and delivery!”
King King are pleased to announce their biggest UK tour to date. The band will play a series of high-profile concerts, including London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Wednesday 18th October. Tickets are available from the 24 Hour Box Office:0844 478 0898 and from www.thegigcartel.com.
Recorded at Superfly Studios, this is King King’s first album of new material since 2015’s multi-award winning “Reaching For The Light” features the upcoming single “(She Don’t) Gimme No Lovin’”.
Single Last Chance out Today Friday 16th June. I can tell you makes you want to get up shout, dance and rock out as the song ends you look for the rest of the album. we wanted more. The good news is that Last Chance released by Listenable Records is taken from the forthcoming album, Black Magic.
The opening is sonic rock that crystallises into a solid power force with drumming and then Jared James sizzling guitar his vocals pour out across the top controlled as he roars the lyrics this is fast, furious and a little bit dangerous! blues are hidden this single that rocks your socks off! Jared’s vocals cut across the beat, hard raw and definitely making a statement I want to be heard. The single Last Chance ensures you what to hear Black Magic when releases later this year.
June 16, Friday, Worthenbury. Goin’ Up The Country Blues and Roots Club
June 17, Saturday, Durham. Durham Blues Festival
June 18, Sunday, Cleethorpes. Cleethorpes Blues Festival
June 22, Thursday, Coalville. Hardtail Blues Club
June 24, Saturday, Billericay. Blues at Barleylands
June 26, Monday, Cherington. Cherington Arms
June 28, Wednesday, Sevenoaks. Performing at the Stag Community Arts Centre as part of the Sevenoaks Summer Festival
July 1, Saturday, London. Brooks Blues Bar at the Sound Lounge
July 4, Tuesday, Worthing. Worthing Pier
July 5, Wednesday, Bristol. The Old Duke
July 8, Saturday, Wales. TBC
July 11,Tuesday, Hooley. Tuesday Night Music Club
July 14,Friday, Bridgend. Working Mens Hall, Blaengarw
July 15, Saturday, Marlborough. Marlborough International Jazz Festival.
July 16, Sunday, Marlborough. Jazz gospel service.
July 19,Wednesday, Northampton. The Malt Shovel.
July 21, Friday, Upton. Upton Blues Festival
July 24, Monday, Oxford. Famous Monday Blues at the Jericho Tavern
July 28, Friday, Lichfield. The Pokey Hole Blues Club
July 30, Sunday, Gloucester. Gloucester Rhythm & Blues Festival.
August 4, Friday, Luton. Bear Club / Mill Yard Jazz and Blues
August 6, Sunday, Bridgwater. Bar Brunel
August 10, Thursday, Cropredy. Cropredy Fringe Festival at the Brasenose Arms
August 13, Sunday, Penrith. Lowther Folk Roots Festival
August 17, Thursday, Bristol. The Bristol Fringe. August 20, Sunday, Stevenage. Blues at the Red at the Red Lion. August 24, Thursday, Tring. The Blues Bar Tring
August 25, Friday, Tunbridge Wells. The Cross Keys
August 27, Sunday, Market Rasen. Original Sunday Blues at the Hope Tavern
August 29, Tuesday, London (Oxford Street). The 100 Club.
Debbie Bond; always blows in the wind of Alabama blues with the combination of sweet and soulful vocals and the cascading keys from her partner Rick Asherson who also co-wrote ‘Winds Of Change’ a single that is powerful, political and perfect for the trouble times the world is navigating through at the moment. This is not the personal it is looking at the bigger picture, our precious delicate planet whose nature needs to be respected and nurtured so that balance is re-gained. The vocals howl with passion and rage. We need to listen and take action to hear the voices of the disposed, under-privileged and address climate change now before it is too late.
Once again Debbie has captured the spirit of the Blues and distilled the music to send our a message for today. This is not historical blues looking back but modern blues looking forward urging us to look, and take action for change. Winds of Change, passionate, relevant modern a blues holler demanding to be heard – make a date in your diary to see Debbie play live you will be delighted.
This is what Bluesdoodles said about Debbie & Rick at Blues On The Farm 2016 – With lots of bands for me to listen to I was not disappointed by Debbie Bond, from Alabama. She bought to the stage skillful guitar playing and a great array of songs from her current album. With Rick ‘Radiator’ on harp and keys playing a wonderful bass left hand. Augmented by Ray Carless on Sax and the re-appearance of Sam Kelly on drums. Debbie has a style of blues that makes you smile as she sings some great lyrics loved The Wishbone Song. In between the music talking in a friendly chatty way as we learnt about the strength and depth of Blues in Alabama, waving the flag for that state this year following on from Lisa Mills in 2014.
Watch the lyric Video below.
The single is available for download if you would like to buy a copy. We are donating proceeds to a number of environmental and social justice organisations.
Last year at Blues on The Farm Bluesdoodles caught up with Debbie for an interesting chat about music and life read what we talked about HERE.
Nikka has just released a brilliant cover of the Prince classic. I attach the artwork for the single, plus a photo of Nikka. Nikka adds her soulful interpretation with a reflective blue feel as the lyrics so well know are given a fresh airing and a new Nikka touch.
Want to listen yourself check out the single Nothing Compares 2 U HERE on Spotify.
Friday March 24thsees the release of the first single “Nothing Compares 2 U” from the long-awaited forthcoming album from American soul singer Nikka Costa–“Nikka & Strings, Underneath and In Between” which is due out later this year. “Nothing Compares 2 U” showcases the lush production values of the album through Nikka’s personal and intimate interpretation of the classic Prince composition.
Says Nikka – “I’m really excited to have recorded the new album with a rhythm section and a string quartet! I have some songs I’ve always wanted to record with this lineup and make into a very special album featuring this music I love. I grew up surrounded by orchestras and its music that is close to my heart. The new album features some standards, some unexpected covers and some of my own new material written especially for this project! I’m so excited!”
Readers can also stream and download the new single via other platforms via this link – HERE
BRENT COBB UK Dates Plus Debut Album OUT March 24th
SHINE ON RAINY DAY DEBUT ALBUM OUT MARCH 24TH via Atlantic Records
Black Crow – from Debut album Shine on Rainy Day
Brent performing the laid-back, melancholic album track ‘Black Crow’ from a session recorded at the Sam Philips Studio in Tennessee.
Full of textures, tones rooted deep in the lexicon that is the sound of Americana.
After the huge success of his debut dates in the UK in February, Brent Cobb will be returning for a full UK tour in May plus two festival appearances including The Great Escape. On his earlier visit Brent sold-out headline shows in London and Manchester and stunned crowds in Glasgow at the Celtic Connections festival with his raconteur’s wit, tales of rural life in the Deep South and heart-rending performances of songs from his critically acclaimed debut album Shine On Rainy Day.
Released in the US last year to widespread praise, Shine On Rainy Day made number 11 in Rolling Stone Country’s Top 40 Albums of 2016. The album saw him enlist the help of his cousin and fellow Georgian, Dave Cobb, the Grammy Award-winning producer who has worked with Chris Stapleton, Jamey Johnson, Sturgill Simpson and album guest Jason Isbell.
2017 is a busy year for Brent with him heading out on the road across the US supporting the likes of Nikki Lane The Cadillac Three, Little Big Town, Jamey Johnson and the aforementioned Chris Stapleton, as well as playing California’s Stagecoach Festival, before hitting the UK in May.
“…what promises to be Cobb’s breakout LP as a singer-songwriter.”— Rolling Stone
“…masterfully understated wit…”— NPR Music
“It’s a soft, acoustic ballad, different from what you may have already heard from Cobb. The Georgia-born singer/songwriter has a knack for joyous, energetic songs that celebrate life and the good things in it.”— Noisey
“Let me just say that Brent Cobb is pretty damn good.”— Sounds Like Nashville
No Need For Moonlight Dan Owen One to Watch In 2017
EP OPEN HANDS AND ENEMIES is attracting attention for all the right reasons. The Independent today said Dan Owen one to watch out for in 2017! Bluesdoodles has been watching the prodigious talent grow since we first spotted him playing at. In fact, the first photograph at the top of a very early Bluesdoodles review is Dan Owen’s Foot and his biscuit tin stomp board still a great photograph.
‘MOONLIGHT’ – NEW SINGLE OUT NOW
Rising star Dan Owen has announced his brand new single ‘Moonlight’, celebrating the release of his latest EP Open Hands and Enemies out today through LAB Records.
‘Moonlight’ is a distinctly intimate insight into Dan’s stunning songwriting and jaw-dropping vocal abilities. It’s one of the most touching moments on the Open Hands and Enemies EP, a haunting love ballad that finds Dan at his most effortlessly smooth.
Bluesdoodles reviewed the album – The only complaint I have and it is a big one, Open Hands and Enemies is immense for an E.P. but Bluesdoodles wants a full-blown twelve track album so that we can get to know all the intricacies that makes Dan Owen such a marvelous musician. The E.P. Open Hands and Enemies from the man with the velvet smooth vocals that packs a punch. Four tracks a teaser of a full album We are waiting Dan get the message we want more! READ what we said HERE
Dan has had a busy 2016 supporting Birdy and before the year closes he has time to make a montage of his journey and fit in a nine-date headline tour of Ireland – which kicks off on Thursday (Dec 8th) at the Ruby Lounge, Dublin as 2016 draws to a close. Headline tours for 2017 already arranged He will be playing his biggest London headline show to date at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen on April 26th, alongside a further 15 UK dates in April, which is preceded by a nine-date European tour in March. Full Dan Owen tour dates can be found HERE
The Swamp Stompers ‘All My Loving (ft. Holly Tapp)’
‘Catchy grooves, intelligent songs and youthful hunger. One of my absolute favourites.’’ – Lloyd Spiegel (Australian Blues Legend)
The Swamp Stompers play funky rock and blues with heavy grooves. ‘All My Loving’ is a heavy, brooding, heart-felt track that shines a light on the issue of male depression. The song, which features Luke Ligtenberg and Holly Tapp on vocals (‘The Voice’ finalist 2014), is a mature new direction for The Swamp Stompers. Lifted from the band’s new 5-track EP Suspended Suns,‘All My Loving’ sounds like Sticky Fingers met John Butler in a shady back alley and exchanged a flurry of well-aimed blows. Listen to the new single All My Loving here.
The vocals are catchy and the guitar riffs infectious. Describing themselves as funky rock and blues. They definitely have a vibe that is immersed in rootsy rock traditions blending the grooves with hints of spicy reggae beats and so much more. The sound is dirty and hard blues may be stretching the definition but they are definitely a powerhouse trio that entertains. The Swamp Stompers emerged from the dirty backwaters of Lismore (NSW),and have stomped their mark on prominent Australian festivals such as Caloundra Music Festival (QLD), Blues at Bridgetown (WA), and the Great Southern Blues Festival (NSW).
New single ‘All My Loving’ was recorded and mixed by Paul Pilsneniks (Dope Lemon, Powderfinger) at Music Farm Studios in the Byron Bay hinterland. The track was produced by up-and-coming producer and all-round good guy Torsten Gustavsson, and mastered by Hamish McDonald at Paradyme Studios in Taree (NSW).
Suspended Suns EP/‘All My Loving’ Single Tour:
Fri 11th Nov – Baha Tacos – RYE (VIC) w/ The Ivory Elephant
Sun 13th Nov – Westernport Hotel – SAN REMO (VIC)
Fri 18th Nov – Waratah Hotel – HOBART (TAS) w/ Supports TBC
Sat 19th Nov – Club 54 – LAUNCESTON (TAS) w/ Supports TBC
Sun 20th Nov – Brisbane Hotel – HOBART (TAS)
Fri 25th Nov – Babushka Lounge (Excl. Acoustic Show) – BALLARAT (VIC) w/ Blue Child Collective
Sat 26th Nov – The Catfish Fitzroy – MELBOURNE (VIC) w/ Lamb Boulevard + 2nd Support TBC
Sun 27th Nov – The Loft – WARNAMBOOL (VIC) w/ Blue Child Collective
Thur 1st Dec – The Gov (Blues Jam) – ADELAIDE (SA)
Fri 2nd Dec – The Three Brothers Arms – MACCLESFIELD (SA)
Sat 3rd Dec – The Exeter Hotel – ADELAIDE (SA) w/ Support TBC
Sun 4th Dec – Wheatsheaf Hotel – ADELAIDE (SA) w/ Blue Child Collective
Fri 9th Dec – Pacific Hotel – YAMBA (NSW) w/ Nick & Sam
Sat 10th Dec – Hotel Brunswick – BRUNSWICK HEADS (NSW)
Thur 15th Dec – Private Show – LISMORE (NSW) w/ Support TBC
Sat 17th Dec – Royal Mail Hotel Goodna (Afternoon Show) – BRISBANE(QLD)
Sat 17th Dec – Greaser Bar (Night Show) – BRISBANE (QLD)
Fri 6th Jan – Oxford Art Factory – SYDNEY (NSW)
Sat 7th Jan – Club Sapphire – MERIMBULA (NSW) w/ The Spindrift Saga
Sun 8th Jan – Candelo Hotel (Blues Jam) – CANDELO (NSW)
Fri 13th Jan – Commercial Hotel – MILTON (NSW)
Sat 14th Jan – Waterfront Hotel – MORUYA (NSW)
Sun 15th Jan – Towradgi Beach Hotel – WOLLONGONG (NSW)
Fri 20th Jan – The Basement – CANBERRA (ACT) w/ Brother Be + The Chris Harland Band + The Spindrift Saga
Sat 21st Jan – Bayview Hotel – BATEMANSBAY (NSW) w/ The Spindrift Saga
Sun 22nd Jan – Angels Bayside – HUSKISSON (NSW)
Thur 26th Jan – Private Pozible Winner Show – FAR SOUTH COAST (NSW)
The single dovetails the band’s forthcoming 12-date UK tour with King King that kicks off at Brighton’s The Old Market on Wednesday 9th November.
‘Georgia Pine’ also features on the cover mount CD of the current issue of Classic Rock magazine, which is out now. ‘Georgia Pine’ is the third single and title track from the Birmingham, UK, band’s recent EP release. The ‘Georgia Pine’ EP was previously only available on CD and digital formats, but will be issued on limited edition and numbered 10-inch vinyl on November 9. It’s available for pre-order from the band’s official website HERE
Bluesdoodles reviewed the superb EP earlier in the year read what we said HERE
Broken Witt Rebels have nominated for Best Live Act and Best Rock Act at the inaugural Unsigned Music Awards, which will be held at London’s Troxy on October 27. The band will close the event with a live performance of recent single Guns.
And the following night, October 28, a Broken Witt Rebels electric session filmed for The Friday Night Rock Show on Vintage TV will be televised.