Blackberry Smoke may still be on their European tour, with Australian act Massive in support, but the Atlanta rockers are in no mood to let the grass grow under their feet. On February 9, 2015, they will release Holding All the Roses, the band’s fourth studio album.
Holding All the Roses compellingly captures the energy, attitude and honesty that have already helped to make Blackberry Smoke one of America's hottest live rock 'n' roll outfits, as well as a grass-roots phenomenon with a large and fiercely loyal fan base.
The 12-song set - produced by Brendan O'Brien, whose previous production clients have included AC/DC, Aerosmith, Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young - showcases the Atlanta-based quintet's emotion-charged mix of bluesy rock, gospel soul, and country, with Starr's raspy twang matched by his and Paul Jackson's snarling guitars, Brandon Still's hauntingly expressive organ and piano, and the propulsive sibling rhythm section of Richard and Brit Turner. The songs' musical and emotional appeal is further elevated by the band's three-part vocal harmonies and expanded arrangements that make judicious use of fiddle and added percussion.
Pre-order Holding All the Roses now in Europe on CD, vinyl LP and limited edition box set at http://www.earache.com/bbs
The album is also available to pre-order on iTunes in Europe, featuring an exclusive bonus track, at http://bit.ly/bbs-holding-itunes
Pre-order Holding All the Roses in the USA at http://www.blackberrysmoke.com
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