THE RIDES — feat Stephen Stills + Kenny Wayne Shepherd + Barry Goldberg Release New Album

THE RIDES — featuring Stephen Stills, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Barry Goldberg — are about to release new album Pierced Arrow May 6th.

With more pioneering blues-rock attitude than you could shake a diddley bow at… and proudly presenting their disorderly house-party of a record (though it is speckled with soulful introspection) — THE RIDES present PIERCED ARROW and are letting their growing legion of fans know they’re in this for the long haul.

Their ongoing ‘n’ unrestrained freewheelin’ journey is all there in their name THE RIDES... When they came up with the moniker for what Stephen Stills calls “the blues band of my dreams” the two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, five time Grammy nominated guitar great Kenny Wayne Shepherd and renowned Chicago rock/blues keyboardist Barry Goldberg knew it was more than just a one time, multi-generational fusion of legendary musical souls. The partners envisioned – and have since set out upon – a dynamic, wide open road ahead.

THE RIDES pierced arrowThe trio laid out their simmered down pot roast of sounds on the debut album Can’t Get Enough– and once they had started writing, recording and jamming together, they just couldn’t.

Before its release, Stills said, “As good as I think The Rides are now, we can’t wait to get some live gigs under our belt.” Goldberg echoed, “As proud as we are of the album, fans are going to see something even more exciting from us when we start playing these songs live.” And they did. Those few frenzied months of touring the U.S. – combined with hitting the Top 40 on the Billboard 200, and a nomination for Best Rock Blues Album at the 2014 Blues Music Awards – sealed the deal. THE RIDES were in it for the long haul.

Now THE RIDES announce a new Album ‘Pierced Arrow’ out 6th May 2016 on Provogue/Mascot Label Group

We have been listening to the new song Virtual World

This is spiny yet reliably melodic.

It’s as mellow as a sipping beer shared in the harvest moonlight with Neil Young

The guitar sparkles, the rhythms rustle and the vocals will charm your socks off.


Words: @neilmach 2016 ©


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