Check out this awesome and moving video by Southern blues rock band, Black Stone Cherry. The song is from their latest album, Family Tree (2018) released via Mascot Label Group. With a Southern rock vibe, the video focuses on what we would all do before our last breath. Various people hold up hand written notes about what they would do, what they would say to their loved ones. The focus is on love here, something we all need more of.
What a beautiful video with a meaningful message.
And vocalist, guitarist, Chris Robertson, sings it with soul and fire. Band members Ben Wells on guitar and coals, Jon Lawhon on bass and vocals, John Fred Young on drums do this song justice—what a tight rocking band with a conscience.
From Edmonton, Kentucky, Black Stone Cherry’s latest album, Family Tree is all around smooth Southern Blues Rock. Their message of family first is consistent throughout and certainly in this great video.
The rock n’ roll quartet Black Stone Cherry was raised on musical forefathers such as Cream, Led Zeppelin, Muddy Waters, and the Faces, among other 1970s staples, and, now, with its sixth album, Family Tree, BSC salutes its classic rock heritage and honors its legacy with a beast of a Southern rock n’ roll album.
“We caught divine intervention with this one,” guitarist Ben Wells says with a good chuckle. “We hit a creative spark and tapped into a spirit and a fire we hadn’t before.” Drummer John Fred Young adds: “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.”
For 17 years, Black Stone Cherry has put forth a new vicious breed of Southern rock, injecting youthful vitality and a myriad of fresh new influences into the beloved American rock tradition. To date, the band has released five critically acclaimed albums, and one well-received blues EP. Black Stone Cherry has also rocked 12,000-cap arena shows, topped the UK charts, and shared the stage with a diverse roster of superstars, including Def Leppard, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bad Company, Mötorhead, and ZZ Top.
Two special guests bring Family Treefull circle, one being Chris’ 5 year-old son singing backup on the brawny swaggering “You Got The Blues,” and the other being jam band icon Warren Haynes’ vocal and guitar cameo on the delta stomp of “Dancing In The Rain.” The band first met Warren 17 years ago when they first came to New York to showcase for their new label. “I remember coming to New York when we first were signed, and hearing Warren’s voice behind me the minute my feet hit the street,” recalls bassist Jon Lawhon. “Hearing him play on this track all these years later gave me chills.”
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