Inspired by the best British Blues and US Blues musicians of the twentieth century Jesse Redwing knows how to deliver Blues inspired Rock songs like “Comin’ On” and “Crawlin’ Up The Walls”. Especially “Comin’ On” really digs deep and is most recognizable for its brilliant harmonica solo.
His music is clearly influenced by the best rock and blues musicians of the sixties. Listen below to get the groove!
“I wasn’t born to the blues, but it found me somehow and now there’s no turning back,”
This April Little Hurricane released their third full-length studio album called Same Sun Same Moon. the 2-person alternative rock band from San Diego, California, featuring frontman Anthony “Tone” Catalano and drummer Celeste “C.C.” Spina are back with 12 new tracks and ready to roll around Europe and the US!
Interesting about the backstory of the album is that while they were recording in their studio (built on Native American lands), the guitarist was “inexplicably drawn” to remove his shoes and climb an ominous 3,400-foot mountain in a “trance-like state,” without food and water or notifying his wife.
“We may not all share the same beliefs, but people are still more alike than different. No matter if you’re in San Diego or South Africa, living 10,000 years ago or today, we all look up to see the same sun and same moon. We are all connected in one way or another. This message of unity beats at the heart of Little Hurricane’s latest release, Same Sun Same Moon.”
The guys from Songhoy Blues are Hailin’ from Timbuktu Mali and delivering really uptempo grooving desert punk-blues.
They just released a fresh album called Résistance on the Fat Possum Record label. This album was recorded in the autumn of 2016 in London with producer Neil Comber (MIA, Django Django, Crystal Fighters, Declan McKenna).
High Grooving Blues Rock From Mali: Songhoy Blues
I got to admit their song are bringing a mix of al genres in the blues and roots world together. You got basslines that would fit in James Brown’s repertoire. On the other hand, you’ve got guitar riffs and drum beats that you would hear on an album of The Strokes. Like in “Al Hassidi Terei”.
According to the Telegraph, The band was formed in Bamako after they were forced to leave their homes during the civil conflict and the imposition of Sharia Law.
Their first song “Bamako” is just released and gives a pretty good impression of what you can expect on Resistance. According to Fat Possum this album is “a huge leap forward for Songhoy Blues, a musical snapshot of a band at the top of their game. Richer, more eclectic and musically adventurous, it captures a band who, for the last three years, have toured the world and soaked up music far beyond the borders of their native Mali”.
Songhoy Blues – Al Hassidi Terei
One thing is sure about this new album. Their repertoire is broadend with more Rhythm and Blues and Soul and Funk influences. This shows the band is growing musically. Hopefully the other songs are as promosing as “Bamako”. Songhoy Blues – Full Performance (Live on KEXP)
Songhoy Blues: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert
Photo credit: Songhoy Blues profile bandcamp. Credit to the original photographer and Songhoy Blues
She gives awesome Blues Rock performances and her songs contain some dark and soulful vocals that could easily be the soundtrack of neo-noir movie. Sophia Urista made fame as a contestant of The Voice US and as lead singer of Brooklyn-based Rock ‘n’ Roll band the VeeVees.
Blues rocker and former Voice contestant Sophia Urista
Sophia has been dubbed the most promising artist in rock n roll music. Alongside guitarist Brian J (Pimps of Joytime/Bernard Purdie) she released an EP called Ratchet Punk in 2016. She’s also made her mark in New York as MC at Duane Park, The Box, and Sleep No More and stunned audiences at Brooklyn’s Afropunk Music
Especially “Riches” show very well how she mixes blues, soul, and heavier fuzz-infused rock into a longdrink full of obtainable grooves. Her songs are divers and she is prepared to step out of the box of the traditional blues genres.
Earlier we wrote about the split album from these Guys with 20 Watt Tombstone in 2016. Now the spring comes close we look forward to more grooving heavy blues, addictive guitar riffs and up tempo beats like in “Claw Machine Wizard”. Left Lane Cruiser already gave us a sneakers preview. Watch here below.
Claw Wizard Machine preview
Left Lane Cruiser made name for themselves as a trash blues duo hailin’ from Indiana. Their record label Tells us: “Claw Machine Wizard” features corky barn burners like “Claw Machine Wizard” and “Booga Chaka”, alongside punked out blues numbers such as “Burn Em Brew” and “High Maintenance”.
Keep following Left Lane Cruiser for more previews.
Photo credit: Left Lane Cruiser Press/promotional Material. Credit to the original photographer