Release – “Ball of Fire” January 2021

January 8th on the release of “Ball of Fire”. I had this song in my head for awhile and knew I wanted to do a period piece with it. I also wanted to be accurate with the voice and lyrics of the song. I spent a couple weeks reading “hobo” language and slang from the turn of the century regarding trains and the great expansion west. Hopefully I did it justice. Very happy to have @warrenhoodmusic playing fiddle and mandolin on the track, who did an amazing job. Hope you all dig it as well, and we’ll do some promo stuff the beginning of the year with the song.

Spotify – Best Blues songs of 2020

Incredible honor to have “Just Beyond the Dawn” in this list with so many great artists, thank you @spotify -Backstory on the song. I had just finished reading the Robert Johnson book “Brother Robert” and was thinking about his life. One trait about RJ that is present in all the books about him was his need to ramble, always on the move, always searching. Wether intentional or out of necessity Robert Johnson was never settled. There are countless stories about being in a room with him and the next moment him vanishing. Moving from town to town, leaving lives behind, always searching for something he was missing maybe up ahead. I have had that feeling as well, being alone yet in a crowded room, and needing to keep searching for something calling me. “Just Beyond the Dawn” is my tribute to Robert Johnson, the greatest legend in American music. I hope you enjoy it.

September 20th – Joe Bonamassa Ryman Live Stream!

Folks, we have a pretty cool announcement. We will be playing our friend @joebonamassa Ryman livestream show after party event. Also we’ll be performing the first single “Strange Light” off our next album “Heavy Shoes” which won’t be out for a few months. Hope you’ll tune in September 20th and check out the show.

The Cold Stares – Thin Lizzy “Jailbreak” Cover

Super stoked to announce that the next single to drop is a cover of THIN LIZZY’S “Jailbreak”. Was an honor to pay tribute to one of our influences and take a shot at a classic. September 18th is the release.
Also just wanted to stop and say thank you to all our new listeners out there. 25k new monthly listeners and 1100 new followers in the last two months. If you aren’t keeping up with us on @Spotify please take a moment and got that follow button as they say.
We love ya’s.

What’s coming up next for The Cold Stares?

7/31/20- Third World War

8/7/20- Just Beyond the Dawn (first acoustic song from the “Ghosts Upon Ghosts” album

8/21/20- Black Sunset EP Full release

9/4/20- surprise release

9/18/20- “Gone” 2nd acoustic release from “Ghosts Upon Ghosts”

10/2/20- “What Happened to You” 3rd release from “Ghosts Upon Ghosts” album.

10/16/20- First single from “Heavy Shoes” album drops TBA

11/6/20- 2nd single from “Heavy Shoes” is released TBA.

11/20/20- “Heavy Shoes” album release cd and limited vinyl available.

Presave “The Wicked and the Cursed” by The Cold Stares

FANS Call to action! Presave link- https://show.co/TDGEDDc

Ok folks, we are TWO days from the release of our first single of 2020 “The Wicked and the Cursed”. This song starts the barrage of new music we will be dropping over the next 12 months. We really need your help- these days it’s imperative that we hit ground running day of single release, and it will help set the tone for playlist opportunities. If you are on @Spotify please take a moment to click the “pre-save” link in our bio and add the song now. Man, this one has been a long time coming and we hope you dig it. Much love!