Black Stone Cherry Unveil New Music Video

Harry Reese

Still youthful Kentucky rockers are a friendly bunch – we last ran into them at the debut gig in snowbound London of their pals Otis. The group didn’t form to make videos – however when they do they capture the lively spirit of the ensemble, who are never too far from their blues and country rock roots. Here’s their latest effort –

Ahead of the release of their new album ‘Family Tree’ Black Stone Cherry have released the ‘Bad Habit’ video. The amusing video sees the Kentucky rockers’ tour bus get magically transported back in time to 1988 where Chris, Ben, Jon and John take part in a Battle of the Bands competition.

Their main challengers for the title are an all-female band called The Bad Habits, and they also compete with country band The Turtle Necks and a glam metal group called Death Dagger; played by Black Stone Cherry themselves.

Released on Friday 20th April 2018 via Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group, ‘Family Tree’ was self-produced by Black Stone Cherry at David Barrick’s Barrick Recording in Glasgow, Kentucky with singer Chris Robertson on mixing duties. Featuring songwriting contributions from all four members of the band, Black Stone Cherry purposefully chose not to over-rehearse ahead of the album sessions, instead preferring the immediacy and spontaneity of in-the-moment takes.

Drummer John Fred comments: “Family Tree showcases all of our collective musical influences and how we have taken those to create something that is truly our own unique Southern American rock ‘n roll sound.”

In keeping with the album’s title, Chris’ 5-year-old son contributes backing vocals to the “swaggering” track ‘You Got The Blues’. Elsewhere, The Allman Brothers Band and Gov’t Mule’s Warren Haynes plays guitar and sings on the “delta stomp” that is ‘Dancin’ In The Rain.’

You can watch the official music video for ‘Bad Habit’ in this article.

Pete Sargeant

(Thanks to Cosa Nostra for help with this announcement)

Feature Image Photo Credit: Harry Reese

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