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Rickey Medlocke (Of Lynyrd Skynyrd) Reawakens Blackfoot (@blackfootband) With New Line-Up – New Album Southern Native August 5‏

Blackfoot, the Southern American rock band who were originally formed in 1970’s by current lead guitarist of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rickey Medlocke, are back with a new line-up and will release Southern Native on Loud & Proud Records, August 5, 2016.  Over the last two years, Medlocke wrote, performed on and produced Southern Native.

Blackfoot has always been defined by their hard rock edge as evident on their most successful singles “Train, Train” and “Highway Song.”   In 2012, under Medlocke’s sturdy guidance, he recruited a completely new ensemble. The Jacksonville, Florida-based foursome, including lead guitarist/vocalist Tim Rossi, guitarist/vocalist Rick Krasowski, bassist Brian Carpenter and drummer Matt Anastasi, are carrying the torch for the next generation with their hard-driving sound.

“This record is head to head old school meets new school, classic to new rock for a brand new generation!” says Medlocke, “Turn it up loud!”

“Rickey bridged the generations by having his grandfather Shorty Medlocke play on those early Blackfoot records,” said lead guitarist/vocalist Tim Rossi “so having Rickey play slide and other guitar with us on this record bridges the modern gap. It’s a full-circle kind of thing.”  That forward-moving proof can be found deep within the music of Southern Native, from the proud heritage callbacks of the title track to the tasty slide-driven travelogue of “Take Me Home” to the harmonic ramrod-riffage twist on Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young’s powerful “Ohio” (which includes quite a shrewd lyrical shout-out at the end).

Blackfoot have toured extensively over the past few years re-igniting their fanbase while introducing the new Blackfoot music and its members to fans of other Southern rock artists such as Skynyrd.  Blackfoot will be touring all summer in support of Southern Native.

Track Listing:

1. Need My Ride

2. Southern Native

3. Everyman

4. Call Of A Hero

5. Take Me Home

6. Whiskey Train

7. Satisfied Man

8. Ohio

9. Love This Town

10. Diablo Loves Guitar

Tour Dates:

June 15 – Westland, MI @ The Token Lounge

June 16 – Saint Charles, IL @ Arcada Theatre

June 18 – Brooklyn, MI @ Jerry’s Pub

June 19 – Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum Center

July 2 – Guntersville, AL @ Lake City Amusement Park

July 8 – Bonner Springs, KS @ Providence Medical Center Amphitheater (w/ Lynyrd Skynyrd)

July 9 – Fremont, NE @ John C Fremont Days

July 15 –  Mebane, NC @ Whiskey Sours

July 16 – Greenville, SC @ Gottrocks

July 21 – Salisbury, MD @ Headquarters Live

July 22 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance Theater

July 24 – Long Branch, NJ @ Brighton Bar

Aug 13 – Ringle, WI @ Q and Z Expo

Aug 19 – Dallas, TX @ Trees

Aug 20 – San Antonio, TX @ Cadillac Bar

Aug 27 – Oxford, AL @ Rumble Motorcycle Rally

Sept 2 – Tazewell, TN @ Smoke In The Valley

Sept 17 – Bainbridge, GA @ Flint River Jam

Sept 23 – Stafford Springs, CT @ Palace Theater

Sept 24 – Kent Narrows, ND @ Island Bay Day

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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