Fireworks

Black Stone Cherry - 'Family Tree' http://rocktopia.co.uk/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/200x200s/e7/6c/b4/black-stone-cherry-family-tree-19-1530112473.jpg Hot

Added by Central Electronic Brain     June 27, 2018    
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
1076   0   1   0   0   0

Artist

Title

Label

Label

Genre

No fuss, no frills, this is just good old-fashioned Rock music.

According to drummer John Fred Young, Black Stone Cherry's sixth full-length release 'Family Tree' showcases the band's own unique Southern American Rock 'n' Roll sound. I'm not sure if I'd call the sound unique, but they seem to have found a winning formula that encapsulates a number of musical influences from that part of the USA. Each Black Stone Cherry album has had a sound slightly different to the previous one and that remains the case with 'Family Tree'. 2016's 'Kentucky' had a heavier groove than 2014's 'Magic Mountain', whereas 'Family Tree' seems to have tapped into the creative headspace the band were in when recording some old Blues standards for an EP in 2017.

Chris Robertson (vocals/guitar), Ben Wells (guitar) and Jon Lawhon (bass) seem to share Young's enthusiastic description given the tried and tested lucky thirteen tracks feature song-writing contributions from each band member, plus a few ZZ Top riffs are borrowed in the process (unintentionally I'm sure). The songs include horn sections, Gospel organs, synthesizers and piano work, but the sound is never diluted and the ethos remains true throughout.

Fireworks - The Ultimate Magazine For Melodic Rock Music

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site


There is a strut and bluesy swagger about 'Bad Habit', 'Ain't Nobody', 'You Got The Blues', 'Get Me Over You' and 'I Need A Woman', and these are sure to go down well when played live. 'Southern Fried Friday Night' could be Lynyrd Skynyrd doing 'White Trash Millionaire', whilst 'My Last Breath' channels the energy and vibe of 'Things My Father Said' as the only ballad on the album. Warren Haynes contributes vocals and guitar to 'Dancin' In The Rain', and this acts as a nice contrast to Robertson. The title track brings things to a close and features some extended soloing from Robertson, delivering the "family comes first" message along the way. 'Family Tree' was self-produced by the band and re-enforces the band's in-house work ethic.

Black Stone Cherry formed in 2001 and I saw them play live for the first time in 2007. The last time I saw them was in 2016 when they were headlining a sell-out, ten thousand plus capacity arena tour. They have paid their dues on the road, yet their success still seems to be a mystery to Robertson, who says "...it's amazing to me how four good old boys from nowhere Kentucky can still be around seventeen years later".

No fuss, no frills, this is just good old-fashioned Rock music.

Dave Bott

Share this on the web.

User reviews

There are no user reviews for this listing.

 


Comments (0)add comment

Write comment

security image
Write the displayed characters


busy

Member Login



Calendar

<<  November 2018  >>
 Mo  Tu  We  Th  Fr  Sa  Su 
     1  2  3  4
  5  6  7  8  91011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930  

Search Here

Shout Here

Latest Message: 2 weeks ago
  • SeaDog57 : thanks Berny
  • Berny : The FREE PDF version of Fireworks #82 is still available, including 88 (!!) bonus MP3 songs Just click on the banner on top of the site. Already 800+ downloads and counting!
  • Berny : @SeaDog57: Apologies! Link was fixed, CD 84 is now available from the FIREWORKS menu on top of the page (for registered members only). Thanks & best wishes, B :)
  • SeaDog57 : Doesn't seem to be a download for bonus cd 84 just 2 identical versions of Bonus CD 83?
  • Rocktopia Te : Interviews with Lordi, Dee Snider, W.A.S.P., Myles Kennedy and many more. Check out the Fireworks & Rocktopia interview sections!
  • Berny : We are proud to premiere the new lyric video by MASS! Check out the news section.
  • Berny : Hi biggywiggymusic: Sorted out, apologies for the delay.
  • biggywiggymu : Hi I just ordered download of 84 - took my PayPal and then it said I didn't pay. Have the transaction number. Can someone help?
  • Rocktopia Te : Fireworks #84 is out now!!
  • amcc1888 : Thanks Berny
  • Berny : @amcc1888: Please check your mail. Many thanks, B.
  • amcc1888 : Hi There i have ordered Fireworks Issue 83 and paid by PayPal but you have charged me twice but the download has not appeared in my account...also sent you a web contact message..anyone there to help me thanks Tony
  • Berny : We proudly present the new lyric video by AMERICAN TEARS, pls. check out our newsfeed!
  • Rocktopia Te : There are now 500 live reviews on Rocktopia! Check out the latest ones, incl. Iron Maiden, Steven Tyler and Steelhouse Festival 2018!
  • Berny : @Transmet1972: Purchases were added to your account. Sorry for the troubles, not sure why you are still having issues with the DL store. Pls. check your mail. Many thanks & best wishes, B.
  • Transmet1972 : Sent another email re new purchase. Same download issue. Thanks.
  • Berny : @Transmet1972: Support received your message, I already sent a reply.
  • Transmet1972 : Site wont allow me to send ticket to support.
  • Transmet1972 : I cant access the files for 2 downloadable mags i purchased. Site wint
  • Graham : Hi guys i wonder if anyone knows what happend to Greg Parker who formed the band Ozz that released 2 Lps in 1980,
  • Berny : HEAVEN'S TRAIL premiere their new lyric video on Rocktopia. Check out the news section ... «link»
  • Rocktopia Te : @Berny did another lyric video for ROYAL HUNT. Pls. check out our news aection and watch the video on YouTube ... «link»
  • Hysteria : @ Rocktopia Team: GREAT SONG & VIDEO!!! Thanks for sharing!
  • Rocktopia Te : EXCLUSIVE Guild Of Ages music video premiere! Check out «link» ! Did you like the video? Please send us your comments!
  • Berny : Check out the new live reviews: http;//livereviews.rocktopia.co.uk
  • Berny : Download Fireworks #82 for FREE, incl. all 88 songs and the bonus magazine. Just go to "Free Downloads" in the TOP menu. : - >
  • Berny : Fireworks #83 is out NOW!
  • Rocktopia Te : Exclusive MOONSPELL UK video premiere on Rocktopia: Check out the latest news!
  • Berny : Check out the new video by Mass: 'When 2 Worlds Collide' ... «link»
  • Rocktopia Te : We prouldy present the new music video by American Tears! Check out our News Section ... «link»

Only registered users are allowed to post

Follow Us

FacebookTwitterYoutubeGoogle

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site