Performing with her band The Nocturnals site favorite Grace Potter performs in all her slinky glory.
A solid Rock and Roll band from Birmingham, England. Much in the Mold of Bad Company and Humble Pie, their sound is also similar to Rival Sons and Vintage Trouble of more recent acts.
As it was a pretty slow week for new releases it took a bit more research to come up with the cream of the crop. Here are five of our favorites.
Tom Russell – October in the Railroad Earth
Tom Russell is at his best when he is not sticking to a specific theme but rather lets each song stand on its own as he does here. Russell is at his storytelling best here with many high lights including “T-Bone Steak and Spanish Wine,” a song that is an early contender for song of the year, and “Highway 46” name checking Spade Cooley and Merle Haggard.
Lauren Jenkins – No Saint
Combining Pop, Country, and Americana No Saint is about as impressive a debut record as we have heard all year firmly placing Lauren Jenkins on the “Ones to Watch” list for 2019.
The Picturebooks – Hands of Time
A Blues Rock band in the mold of The Black Keys. “You Can’t Let Go” is a standout here with a stellar assist courtesy of The Pretenders Chrissie Hynde.yfd
Tesla – Shock
If your record is produced by Phil Colleen you are going to pretty much sound like Def Leppard, and that is never a bad thing.
Renée Wahl – Cut To The Bone
With a spaghetti western Quentin Tarantino vibe courtesy of her Cracker Jack band The Sworn Secrets, this one sounds like a cross between Melissa Etheridge and Nicki Bluhm.
Here’s hoping that the release of this new video and single means another new record is coming later this year.
The classic rock meets the Tran Siberian Orchestra operatic bombast of this group should come as no surprise as lead singer Nathan James was with the band for many years before the formation of Inglorious. The new record, Ride to Nowhere, should be one of the Rock records of the year.
Formed by Whitesnake guitar player Doug Aldrich, L.A. Rock and roll band Burning Rain has been on the sidelines for a bit given various band members touring schedules. But, lucky for us, there is a new album in the works coming very soon.
John Diva, our favorite rocker, is back and ready to scorch the earth with his latest video.