Monday, July 11, 2016


(Loud & Proud Records)

Back in the 70's based out of Jacksonville Florida, Blackfoot stormed onto the rock music scene with their 1979 classic release, 'Strikes', serving up a brand of rompin', stompin,' rattlesnake rock n' roll that was packed with unbridled passion, attitude and swagger! The band's classic lineup consisted of guitarist and vocalist Rickey Medlocke, guitarist Charlie Hargrett, bassist Greg T. Walker, and drummer Jakson Spires. Well, that was then and this is now.  Rickey Medlocke has reformed Blackfoot, with him acting as their producer, with a completely new line-up, lead guitarist and singer Tim Rossi, guitarist and vocalist Rick Krasowski, bassist Brian Carpenter and drummer Matt Anastasi. The players may have changed but the music stays the same. This is Blackfoot for new generations. The newly reformed Blackfoot unleash their powerful debut release, 'Southern Native', this recording is loaded!  A fierce display of smoking heavy southern rock that pulls no punches and holds nothing back. The opening song, "Need My Ride," is an earth shaking alarm clock that could make you fall out of bed. The title track is a south of the border, hotter than a pepper, wall of southern rock at it's finest. Another barn stormer, "Call Of A Hero", will without a doubt call out your inner warrior rock and roll spirit and make you play air guitar! While, "Take Me Home" is heart felt and packed with passion. There is a killer take of Neil Young's classic, "Ohio". Ten tracks in all, no filler. These songs are damn good! All throughout this magnificent album, Tim Rossi's fine voice, shines throughout. And the rest of the band are tight as a drum. 'Southern Native' has it all, great vocals and powerful guitars with smoking hot solos which is a rarity nowadays. Blackfoot have definitely gone above and beyond the call of duty with this recording, giving their fans, old and new,  a variety of killer classic and contemporary sounding songs.  Hands down, without a doubt, one of the best rock albums to come out in 2016.-
  Highly Recommended
Tony @ The Dedicated Rocker Society

1 comment:

  1. They are handpicked by Rickey and he did an outstanding job of who he pisked. BLACKFOOT LIVES