It has been a while since I went to a couple of awesome rock shows within a few weeks. Of course if you check the site often you know I saw GnR in Vegas and now I am finally getting around to writing about Black Stone Cherry at the Whisky in LA on April 22.
I have been a fan of Black Stone Cherry since the first album. I mean.. how can one go wrong with some straight up kick ass Rock n Roll from Kentucky? Exactly. You Can’t.
This was my 5th time seeing these guys over the years and they brought it as any headliner should. On the heels of Prince passing they came out to a Prince tune to pay their respects to one of the most talented musicians in our lifetime. Once they hit the stage it was a non stop in your face rock show. It seems so rare these days to see / hear the entire crowd singing along to almost every song, but this was one of those nights.
BSC has so much energy on stage at times I wonder if guitarist, Ben Wells, is actually playing. It is simply fun to watch all of them head bang, jump around on stage, and get the crowd fired up during every song. These guys just bring it. All of the guys are incredibly talented musicians. I have said this since the first time I saw the band live.. John Fred Young is a bad mother fucker on the drums. He has to be one of the best players I have seen in years and I would put him up against anyone in the business.
The guys even threw in a killer cover of George Thorogood’s Bad to the Bone ..
I have met the guys a couple times after their shows and they are always cool and appreciative about being able to play live and do what they do..
Watch their show from the House of Blues in San Diego just a couple days before the LA show below:
The show was opened by Canadian rockers Monster Truck. These guys are band to look out for.. They are awesome.
Both bands have recently released new albums and they both should be in the collection.