American band the Afghan Whigs were a soul-influenced, alternative rock band that was mainly active in the 1990s. While achieving only moderate commercial success, the Afghan Whigs attracted ample critical acclaim and deeply loyal fans, Rolling Stone described the band as spending "the bulk of their career on the brink of stardom", yet they've "never quite broken beyond a substantial legion of devotees enamored of their thinly veiled sleaze."
Los Angeles based singer-songwriter Beth Hart, known for her raw and powerful blues-rock sound, wraps her expressive vocals around classic soul cover album Don’t Explain—an album that grew out of her friendship with blues-rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa. Produced by Kevin Shirley (Joe Bonamassa, Led Zeppelin, Black Crowes), the album features Hart’s interpretations of ten soulful blues songs, with Bonamassa on guitar and his ace band filling out the tracks.
Formed in 1986, The Hitman Blues Band played all over the New York metro area before moving on to the UK, Europe, and the rest of the US Eastern Seaboard. While the personnel have changed over the years due to touring demands (except for Russell "Hitman" Alexander), the line-up has always been top notch players with the fire and experience needed to lift up the audience. With four critically acclaimed CDs and extremely successful UK and European tours, The Hitman Blues Band is ready to expand into new markets throughout the US and the rest of the world.
There is more than one artist with this name: 1) Harem Scarem is a Rock band hailing from Ontario, Canada, formed in 1987. They renamed themselves Rubber in 1999 and released two albums under that name. In 2001, they went back to the Harem Scarem name. In the Summer of 2007 they announced they "will officially break-up after one more studio album." 2) Harem Scarem emerged from Melbourne's mid-80's indie scene, but, it could be argued, were closer in sound to classic Australian blues-rock from a decade before (Dingoes, Coloured Balls, Chain, Rose Tattoo etc.
Five serious men from Manchester pen groove laden hard/classic rock for their own and your pleasure. The debut 7" by the name of 'Solarperplexus' was released in May 2006 on the recently defunct Calculated Risk Products label, and was followed by a slew of gigs across their native England. In April 2007 the Debut Long Player, 'March Forth To Victory,' was recorded in Salem Massachusetts, USA. The album was released in the summer of 2007, on Roadkill Records, to critical acclaim across the board.
As the lead guitarist for Jethro Tull, Martin Barre has been joined at the hip to Ian Anderson since 1969, when he replaced Mick Abrahams in the group's lineup. His playing has provided much of the energy that allows the band to soar on record and in concert amid the beauty of Anderson's melodies and the complexity of his lyrics, and played no small part in helping the veteran band (some would say "dinosaur") win the 1988 Grammy for Best Hard Rock Album for Crest of a Knave. Anderson himself has been quoted as saying, "Without Martin Barre, Jethro Tull could not exist."
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Davy Knowles has known what he wanted to do with his life since the age of 11.
I was in the car with my dad, and he put on a cassette of Dire Straits' 'Sultans of Swing,'" explains the 21-year-old guitarist, singer and songwriter. "I just fell in love with the music then and there. That track changed my life, and I realized, 'I really want to be able to do that.' Hailing from the Isle of Man, the tiny kingdom in the middle of the Irish Sea, might have posed a challenge to that childhood epiphany for a lesser talent.
With a love of classic rock flowing through them, Charlie Can't Surf bring a sound to the fore that encompasses elements of Pearl Jam, Reef, The Black Crowes and Incubus. Charlie Can't Surf are a band who always play with their hearts on their sleeves. Carrying on in the tradition of the genre they love so much, bringing a classic rock sound to the modern scene with their own unique twist. Charlie Can't Surf have come a long way .