Black Stone Cherry Showcase ‘Soul Machine’

Black Stone Cherry Showcase ‘Soul Machine’

Black Stone Cherry

BLACK STONE CHERRY have released a new track, ‘Soul Machine’ from their hotly anticipated fifth studio album, ‘Kentucky’, set for release Friday 1st April via the Mascot Label Group.

Check out the new track and lyric video:

Recording the album outside the confines of record label influence, the boys of BLACK STONE CHERRY were in a position to make the record exactly how they wanted, with no compromise and no exterior pressure to conform to a certain agenda.  Guitarist Ben Wells says, “What’s cool about this album is that we got to do some things we haven’t done before, but that we’ve wanted to do before.”  So the band brought in two backing vocalists, Sandra and Toynnia Dye, and horn players, Jonas Butler and Ryan Stiles to add their unique colour to ‘Soul Machine’.

BLACK STONE CHERRY frontman/guitarist Chris Robertson elaborates; “It was cool to try a couple of new things. They add a real element, they’re not really at the forefront, but we were able to do that without being told “oh, that’s not gonna sell” or “that’s not gonna work right”.  But since we were doing this on our own and we produced the record ourselves, we kinda got to do it the way we wanted to.”

The southern rockers crafted the ‘Kentucky’ album (named after their home state) at Barrick Recording, the same ‘local’ studio where they recorded their eponymous debut over 8 years ago.  The whole vibe and nature of the songs, steeped in the band’s hometown roots, meant that the collection could have no more fitting a name.

If you pre-order your copy of ‘Kentucky’ now at iTunes you receive ‘Soul Machine’ instantly, as well as album tracks, ‘The Way of The Future’, ‘The Rambler’ and ‘In Our Dreams’.  Pre-orders for physical CDs and special vinyl packages are available over at

BLACK STONE CHERRY return to the UK this summer to headline Ramblin’ Man Fair on 24th July at Mote Park, Maidstone in Kent.  More info at

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About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!
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