Blackberry Smoke (from the album Find a Light)
In a world that changes, consistency becomes a cherished friend. On their recent release, Find a Light, Blackberry Smoke soundtrack as that special buddy with words that are understanding of the hurdles and music that encourages to rock and then rock some more to come up with solutions. Find a Light stays true to the brand of Roots Rock Blackberry Smoke has curated and cultivated, unapologetically amplified Southern Rock that lands on the side of alternative choices as “Run Away from It All” opens the car door and hits the highway while Find a Light promises longevity for an all-or-nothing lifestyle with “Till the Wheels Fall Off” and freely admits to coloring outside the box in “The Crooked Kind”.
A guitar line, as ragged and raw as it is addictive, peels open the album as Blackberry Smoke set the sonic template for Find a Light with first cut “Flesh and Bone”. The Atlantia, Georiga-based band display southern charm as they welcome musical friends into the album, the sacred-steel playing of Robert Randolph trading licks with the band in “I’ll Keep Ramblin’” and The Wood Brothers harmonizing in an ode to “Mother Mountain”. Gently strummed acoustics cradle the request of “Let Me Down Easy” as Amanda Shires joins the group in harmony. Taking the stage to offer revolutionary advice for “Best Seat in the House” Blackberry Smoke wave a banner to gather like-minded rebels to stand up. Find a Light stumbles through the dark, lighting a torch to see the way clear with “Lord Strike Me Dead” and looks for a self-imposed time-out in “Medicate My mind” while Blackberry Smoke share secrets (“I’ve Got This Song”) and point fingers (“Nobody Gives a Damn”).
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