- 05 Feb 19
The US rock band play The Academy and Ulster Hall in July
Black Stone Cherry have released six studio albums as well as three EPs, and have charted eight singles on the US Rock charts. Their latest album, Family Tree, was released on April 20, 2018 through Mascot Records.
The band came together in 2001 in Edmonton, Kentucky, eventually coalescing around the line-up of Chris Robertson, vocals and guitar; Ben Wells, guitar and vocals; Jon Lawhon, bass and vocals; and John Fred Young, drums.
Like the band’s previous album and EP, Black Stone Cherry opted to self-produce and track Family Tree at David Barrick's Barrick Recording, the same studio where they recorded its self-titled debut and Kentucky albums.
“There was a lot of laughter in the studio this time, and an air of comfort because we had self-produced the last few releases. It helped us get down to the nitty gritty bones of our music,” says bassist Jon Lawhon.
Two special guests bring Family Tree full 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.”
They'll play The Academy in Dublin July 17 and Ulster Hall, Belfast Thursday July 18, 2019. Tickets cost £26.50 inc. Booking Fee and go on sale this Friday February 8 at 10am from Ticketmaster.