Former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, who currently works for Peavey Electronics (manufacturer of musical equipment, gear and accessories) as an artist relations representative, conducted an interview with Kentucky rockers BLACK STONE CHERRY in Nashville, Tennessee during the making of BLACK STONE CHERRY's soon-to-be-released sophomore album. Watch the 14-minute PVTV report in two parts below.
BLACK STONE CHERRY will premiere its new album, "Folklore and Superstition", on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" with host Bob Coburn on Monday, August 18 at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET. Fans are encouraged to call to speak with the band by calling 1-800-344-ROCK (7625).
For a station near you and for information regarding how to easily log onto the Internet for the broadcast, go to www.RocklineRadio.com.
A brand new BLACK STONE CHERRY track entitled "Blind Man" is available for streaming at the web site of the Dutch branch of Roadrunner Records. Also available at the same location are photos and video footage from the band's June 11, 2008 concert at the Metropool in Hengelo, Netherlands.
"Blind Man" comes off "Folklore and Superstition", which is scheduled for release on August 19 via Roadrunner Records.
The band, known for crafting blues-infused Southern rawk that sounds as good on the back porch as it does bellowing from Marshall stacks in a packed venue, named its sophomore effort after a distinct tradition from its native region: folklore, story telling and superstitions. "There is a mystique with folklore and superstition," says drummer John Fred Young. "We're intrigued by and interested in history, roots and heritage, and we incorporate that into the band." Bassist Jon Lawhon concurs, "We are taking the Southern tradition and spreading it out to the rest of the world. They say, 'Write what you know,' so that's what we're doing, writing what we know."
On "Folklore and Superstition", BLACK STONE CHERRY incorporates lyrical tales with upbeat riffing and atypical conventions like turkey calls, making it a record that is pleasing as it is unpredictable. The band recorded the album at Black Bird Studios, which is owned and operated by country artist Martina McBride, in Nashville, Tennessee. The album crackles with a down-home, feel good, rock 'n' roll current and was produced and mixed by veteran rock producer Bob Marlette (OZZY OSBOURNE, SALIVA, SEETHER, SHINEDOWN).
The track listing is as follows:
01. Blind Man
02. Please Come In
03. Reverend Wrinkle
04. Soul Creek
05. Things My Father Said
06. The Bitter End
07. Long Sleeves
08. Peace Is Free
09. Devil's Queen
10. The Key
13. Ghost of Floyd Collins
BLACK STONE CHERRY will embark on pre-release touring all summer long.