Very proud to be a part of this and hope each one of you will tune in. This Sunday May 31st at 3pm Eastern @joebonamassa and @keepingthebluesalive are doing a telethon for the “Fueling Musicians” charity. Amazing lineup of talent on deck, and a really great cause. If you are a guitar or blues fan this is going to be epic. You can stream it live from Joe’s YouTube channel, Facebook, website etc. Set your alarms and we’ll see you there.
Working through live stuff for our streaming concert this Saturday night May 16th 9pm central on our Facebook page. Dialed in and ready to rock. Big week for us with some cool announcements, mark your calendar and join us!
Ok, week made. Fan sent me this yesterday. One of my absolute heroes Mr. Gordie Johnson rocking our T-Shirt in the studio. If you don’t know Big Sugar and you are a guitar and blues rock fan, stop now and immerse yourself. The man had a Gibson Guitar signature guitar AND a Boss Suit endorsement. Legend. Gordie wearing our shirt, Joe B shoutout in his live this week, all the critic justification I’ll ever need. ROCK AND ROLL.
June 1st The Cold States will release a new EP titled “Black Sunset”.
The four track EP was written and recorded over 3 days in April.
With the “Heavy Shoes” project held up for the quarantine to be over in Memphis,
and the “Ghosts Upon Ghosts” album not set for release until the fall we thought you guys might like to hear a project we’ve done during the lockdown to hold you over.
Inspiration hit last week, and one thing I try to explain about songwriting to people is you can’t force it,
and when it does come, stop and create. All 4 songs were written within a matter of hours, and recorded
within a couple days. The first single will probably sneak out in the next few weeks.
This is the most “rock and roll” project that we have done, and we hope you enjoy it.
Check out my interview with The Cold Stares! We talked about musical influences, how they were found by Joe Bonamassa, best bands they’ve seen live, and much more! Make sure to give these guys a follow/like!Audio Addiction channel on Youtube
Podcast with Jay from The Hook, interviewing Chris Tapp of The Cold Stares.
Faced with the ultimate uncertainty of his own life, Chris Tapp of The Cold Stares never gave up. A rock ‘n’ roll journey that is like no other, filled with enough countless challenges and setbacks for several lifetimes, their story of perseverance is absolutely inspiring. With songs powered by honesty and endless depth I’m certain their music and story will resonate with you. Enjoy the show!Jay from The Hook Rocks on Soundcloud
The duo of vocalist/guitarist Chris Tapp and drummer Brian Mullins, under the name The Cold Stares, isn’t your everyday indie act. The pair commands national recognition thanks to their cracking blend of rock and blues. The mix they bring to these time-tested forms balances the fundamentals giving each style its enduring appeal while delivering music that sounds fresh rather than retrofitted for modern audiences. Their latest studio release Ways packs a hard-nosed wallop over the course of thirteen songs and likewise shows the continued growth of their songwriting within a familiar frame. I think The Cold Stares are far more than a throwback act; this collection has relevance rather than reveling in a dimming past and they fill each performance with edgy urgency.Mark Druery – Indieshark Music Magazine
Read the full review here –> https://indieshark.com/awards/pick-of-the-week/the-cold-stares-are-back/
Their latest release Ways features thirteen tracks illustrative of the musical maelstrom these two musicians conjure; the wall of sound conjured by two musicians impress live attendees without fail. Mullins and Tapp boast an impressive discography, but show no signs of slowing down – Ways is the band’s most fully realized effort yet and demonstrates continued exponential songwriting growth.Read more here–>> Review by Garth Thomas – thehollywooddigest.com
November 15th our new video for the single “Into Black” will premiere on the @classicrockmag website. The following week on November 22nd the single officially drops worldwide. Thanks to everyone at radio stations around the globe that are already spinning “Into Black” and of course @kroq 106.7 Los Angeles
Video directed and filmed by our friend Alex Morgan.
If you haven’t heard our new album “WAYS” check it out!