New Orleans (via Cadillac, MI) blues guitarist and singer Luke Winslow-King returns May 11th with new album (and fourth Bloodshot album) Blue Mesa. Hear Luke's sweltering new song "Leghorn Women" right now via Mxdwn. Pre-order the album on digital, CD, or limited blue translucent vinyl LP.
Our resident New Orleanian Luke Winslow-King is featured on the new Playing For Change album, performing his song "Everlasting Arms" alongside fellow Big Easy musician Dr. John, frequent collaborator Roberto Luti, and a band of talented musicians from around the world.
For Oxford American's special issue on Kentucky music, Freakwater is featured in a wonderful long-read about the band's history, impact on the Louisville music scene, and the band's enduring legacy and ethos.
"If a Freakwater song was sitting in a hotel bar, she would be down at the end, alone, surly and sullen, putting away double greyhounds in quick succession....Read more
"Direct, no-frills ethos of classic R&B, powered by Whitfield's forceful bellows and anchored by his rock-solid band, the Savages, which delivers compact, effective saxophone...Read more
Quick draw! Bloodshot Records is puttin' on its spurs for its 23rd SXSW excursion to Austin March 14th to 18th! We're lassoing four of Bloodshot's auditory gunslingers to perform at our annual showcase and day party, as well as a knapsack of other events around ATX. This is the only time in which many of our bands, fans, followers, friends,...Read more
Behold! Barrence Whitfield & The Savages' FIRST-EVER music video! That's right, the band's intergalactic video for new song "Let's Go to Mars" is the first in their nearly 40-year stretch as garage rock titans. Directed by King Salami and the Cumberland 3's Eric Baconstrip, watch it now via PopMatters.
As guitarist Peter Greenberg puts...Read more