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BLACK STONE CHERRY
Family comes first—you can never forget who was there with you from the start. The Edmonton, Kentucky-based rock n’ roll quartet Black Stone Cherry was raised on musical forefathers such as Cream, Led Zeppelin, Muddy Waters, and the Faces, among other 1970s staples, and, now, with its sixth album, Family Tree, BSC salutes its classic rock heritage and honors its legacy with a beast of a Southern rock n’ roll album.
From their first single “Harlan Bridge” (2015) to their current EP “Bar Band.” (2017) No Deceit has shown time and time again, their passion for revamping Southern Roots and a Backwoods sound in their Southern Rock/ Country mix. Their end goal = a True REVOLUTION In Country/ Southern Rock music. Female Lead Singer (Allison Stafford), stomps around on stage BAREFOOT; belting from the top of her lungs while Lead Guitarist (Michael Bradshaw), electrifies the audience with is insane guitar solo’s. All of that combined with Eric Scott’s incredible talent on bass and background vocals, and Jaron Mudd’s energetic performance on drums, creates a one of a kind show that is rare to see from Country Bands anymore. The band writes all original music together and creates music that is unlike anything you’ve heard yet.
The Josephines are a rag tag group of rock n roll drenched country hoodlums from Bowling Green, KY. Made up of singer Brad Tabor, lead guitarist Zach Lindsey, bassist Josh London and steel guitarist Alex Lindsey, the Josephines are the embodiment of the country rebel spirit. Formed in 2017 in a bid to “have fun, make some cash & raise a little hell,” the boys have been doubling down on that mission statement since day one. Combining dense, smooth harmonies ala Midland and the Eagles, moody story telling reminiscent of Tom Waits or Blaze Foley, a dash of pop songwriting sheen courtesy of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers & all the rock n roll energy of the best Foo Fighters show, the Josephines are on a path all their own and invite everyone to join the ride.
Shades of Raven
In summer 2017, Guitar player Tyler Cook, along with Drummer Johnny Hodge and Bass player Dylan DW Marshall started the foundation we know as Shades of Raven today, soon after getting Front man Tyler Logan and Guitarist Cody Taylor, they were ready for flight. Before they could take off they had some internal issues to resolve. Early 2018, Guitar player Tyler Cook left the band, leaving the quartet to rebuild. Continuing on with their progression, Shades of Raven shook the unbalance and continued forward writing new material and getting ready for the upcoming year. Influences kept pouring in as the band takes inspiration from artists like Black Stone Cherry, Breaking Benjamin, Ten Years and Thrice. Looking ahead into 2019 Shades of Raven is built and ready to take this year on full force.
Hailing from the counties outside of Louisville, KY, the members of Further South remain built on Classic and Southern Rock. Wearing their influences on their sleeves, this blue-collar group stands and delivers a nostalgic yet undeniably modern take on Good old Fashioned Rock n’ Roll.
Taking parts of the mighty Lynyrd Skynyrd, Allman Brothers, and Marshall Tucker, then merging with the grit of Guns n Roses and AC/DC as well as the no-frills honesty of Southern Blues. The live shows of Further South will light a fire of resurgence for people who love music while introducing Blue Collar Rock n’ Roll to those unfamiliar.
After having a big and rowdy crowd at a hometown show in Louisville, KY at Headliners Music Hall, they will focus on writing their debut EP.
The Boys will record their Debut EP at Monocle Studios in May 2020, and be on the road the remainder of the year.
We started not knowing what this would become. We rehearsed and played show after show learning our sound as we progressed. You’re talking we tried Ska, Metal, Country, Blues, Funk etc. Finally, we just started doing what came natural and starting writing tunes. Soon, we developed as the Southern Rock 4 piece group you see today. Two years later from our first jam, we are now officially Leaving Knox.