Interview with Chris Tapp –

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!

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The Cold Stares releases Ways (LP)

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

Heavy Blues Duo The Cold Stares Dissect Their New Album ‘Ways’

Consisting of musicians Chris Tapp (guitar and vocals) and Brian Mullins (drums), Evansville Indiana’s The Cold Stares play some unavoidably catchy blues-rock that’s been turning heads at an increasing rate since the band’s inception in 2012. Today, as the duo continue to celebrate the October 18th release of their latest studio recording, WAYS, via AntiFragile Music (find pre-save/order options here), we’re thrilled to exclusively share Chris Tapp’s track-by-track rundown of each of the album’s thirteen stupendous songs.

Excerpt from Sax & Violins Blues Feature of The Cold Stares by Christopher Gonda

LAST FEW HOURS TO PRESAVE!

LAST FEW HOURS TO PRESAVE!
Hey fans please take a moment to presave “WAYS” on the link below. If you are using Spotify or one of the streaming services it costs you ZERO to presave the album but it can help us so much tomorrow on release day to get into the charts and playlists! Click the link below to do so and you get a free unreleased track “What Happened to You” on a link when it’s completed. Takes 30 seconds! PRESAVE HERE!

Interview with 95.7 about the band and the new album. Thanks to 95.7 The Rock and Spence for having us-

WAYS by The Cold Stares

This Friday October 4th…

This Friday October 4th “I Was A Fool” the first single from “WAYS BLUE” drops. The BLUE EP features-
“I Was A Fool”
“Going Down Easy”
“Ways”
And “Headstone Blues”.
Recorded at legendary Sam Phillips studio in Memphis Tennessee, the full BLUE EP comes out Friday October 11th.

WAYS BLUE
New EP WAYS BLUE by The Cold Stares

Folks, I can’t begin to say what this means to us…

Folks, I can’t begin to say what this means to us or how humbling it is.
Lots of stuff going on behind the scenes that I wanted to share but didn’t want to spoil, Joe trying to help us is one. Don’t even have the words to express my gratitude at the moment.
PLEASE if you’re a fan/friend of the band drop by Joe Bonamassa on Instagram and show him some love on this post, would mean the world to us. Thank you!

“Might As Well Die”, the first single from…

“Might As Well Die”, the first single from the 2nd EP of the “Ways” album, “Ways White”, releases tonight at midnight. The song was recorded after the album was finished, and released on social media as a B-side for our fans. After the overwhelming response to the song, our label asked to add it to the record. We felt like it fit in nicely in the dark ballad and southern feel of WAYS WHITE. A special song to me as a songwriter, not really written to be heard- but connecting with so many people. We hope you will stream and share with your friends tomorrow- “Might as Well Die” by The Cold Stares

Might As Well Die

I was standing at the water’s edge
Wondering how it felt drown
Rather you tie me to cinder block
And send me on my way down
Then to tell me that I’ve lost my love
And have to say goodbye
My sun rises and sets in her eyes
And I know, lord I know, deep inside

I might as well die, might as well put me in the ground and say your goodbye,
In the sweet by and by, Lord knows if I can’t have her love, I might as well die

She held the key that opened up my cell
She sat me free and cared for me
She never asked about the scars I bore
Or the places I had seen
So find yourself a firing squad
And a tall oak tree
If you can’t see well enough to shoot me down
String me up, swing me high and set me free

Cause I might as well die, might as well put me in the ground and say your goodbye
In the sweet by and by, Lord knows if I can’t have her love, I might as well die

Release of WAYS Black EP

I couldn’t let the release of WAYS Black EP come out without mentioning “Into Black”. I’m attached to this record probably more than any we have done, and all of these songs are special to me I’m different ways. But, “Into Black” has always had a quality to it, a weight to it, that as a songwriter you always search for but at times you almost are afraid to open the door to. If you’ve ever lost something or someone and would have done anything to have them back then I hope the song speaks to you. It’s a heavy sentiment with a heavy riff.

Online tonight at midnight-

“Into Black”
A 1000 miles I have crawled for you
The sun and wind have burned my skin
And though my rider has abandoned me
I still seek your face again
And I will see you in the end

And I stood at the edge of the earth
And I stepped off into black
And I fell through the gates of hell
Just so I could get you back, just so I could get you back

A 1000 days I have searched for you
Traveled through distant lands
And though this world has forsaken me
I will seek your face again
I will see you in the end

And I stood at the edge of the earth
And I stepped off into black
And I fell through the gates of hell
Just so I could get you back, just so I could get you back

Release of WAYS Black EP