Kentucky rockers Black Stone Cherry have released another track from their upcoming Blues covers EP, ‘Black To Blues’ which is out on Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group on 29th September. Their version of Albert Kings 'Born Under A Bad Sign' is available to stream now.
Speaking about why they decided to pick this track as one for the EP, bassist Jon Lawhon said “We wanted to do that song because Cream did that song, but, we were looking for songs that were ‘obscure,’ but not so obscure that people hadn’t maybe heard them before and have some familiarity with it. It was tough to pick some stuff; I’ll be honest with you. And too, we had to think about the arrangement; how could we alter the riff a bit and make it ours. So, it was a deep process.”
‘Black To Blues’ pays homage to the fertile 1960s era of Electric Blues where the masters pushed boundaries with experimentation and volume. The EP includes covers by Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, Freddie King, and Albert King. The album was recorded in a burst of fevered inspiration this past spring at David Barrick's Barrick Recording, the same studio where the band recorded their recent album‘Kentucky.’ Self produced, tracked the music in two days, and favoured a raw, in-the-moment production aesthetic to capture the inspired sessions. Chris adds: “Our approach was to do these songs as we’ve written them, with attitude and heavy guitar.”