Review: Walter Trout – Ride Provogue (August 19th, 2022) Reviewer: Colm Banville Here we have Mr Trout’s thirtieth album – yes, his thirtieth. For openers, there is a blistering track called ‘Ghosts‘. Well named: listen to how we holds the ghostly, fading note at the end. Next comes the title song, ‘Ride‘, with a very […]

To celebrate the release of their brand-new album, ‘Voodoo Nation‘ which is out today via Provogue/Mascot Label Group, Supersonic Blues Machine have revealed the Official Video for ‘Too Late’. The new album once again features a coming together of icons along with some of the most exciting names in blues; Charlie Starr (Blackberry Smoke), Eric Gales, Joe Louis Walker, Ana Popovic, Kirk Fletcher, King Solomon Hicks and Josh Smith. They have previously released the official video for ‘8 Ball Lucy‘ ft. Sonny Landreth and ‘All Our Love‘ ft. Charlie Starr. At the core of the band is producer/bass player Fabrizio Grossi (Steve Vai, Alice Cooper, George Clinton, Slash) and drummer Kenny Aronoff (John […]

On his latest single ‘Waiting For The Dawn‘, released today via Provogue/Mascot Label Group, the iconic blues-ock guitarist Walter Trout urges fans – and himself – to stay strong, in light of all of the challenges we’ve faced over the past few years. “There were times in this pandemic where I have sunk into some pretty deep depressions, sitting around, wondering whether life has a point,” Trout recalls. It’s the latest single from Trout’s new studio album ‘Ride‘, out August 19th. Written in his beloved and often-missed home in Huntington Beach, California, the album is filled with pointed reflections from Trout, informed by his decades of stardom in the blues world. You can also watch the official video for previous song ‘Ride‘. As long-tanding Trout fans know, the Golden […]

Review: Supersonic Blues Machine – Voodoo Nation Provogue/Mascot Label Group (June 24th, 2022) Reviewer: Dan Mann Fabrizio Grossi and his merry band, otherwise known as Supersonic Blues Machine are back with their third album ‘Voodoo Nation‘ via Provogue/Mascot Label Group. Once again singer / guitarist Kris Barras is on vocal duties, a perfect fit in my humble opinion. Whilst […]

The iconic US blues-rock guitarist Walter Trout has revealed the Official video for ‘Ride‘ taken from his 30th solo album of the same name, which will be released on 19 August via Provogue/Mascot Label Group. You can pre-order the album: here Ahead of this he has announced the support acts for his June 2022 UK Tour and will be joined by Elles Bailey […]

Supersonic Blues Machine have revealed the Official Lyric Video for ‘All Our Love‘ featuring Blackberry Smoke’s Charlie Starr. It is taken from their band-new studio album ‘Voodoo Nation‘ which will be released on 24 June via Provogue/Mascot Label Group. The album once again features another coming together of icons along with some of the most exciting names in blues; Charlie Starr (Blackberry Smoke), Eric Gales, Joe Louis Walker, Ana Popovic, Kirk Fletcher, King Solomon Hicks and Josh Smith. They have previously released the official video for ‘8 Ball Lucy‘ ft. Sonny […]

Harlem-born rising jazz-blues star King Solomon Hicks will be playing a special show at London’s iconic 100 Club on Tuesday 7th June. Support will come from Toby Lee. Tickets are available here Hicks will be playing songs from his latest album ‘Harlem‘, which was released in March 2020 via Provogue/Mascot Label Group – home to George Benson, Joe Bonamassa, Robert Cray, Beth Hart, Kenny […]