Blackfoot, the Southern American rock band formed in the 1970s by Rickey Medlocke, the current lead guitarist of Lynyrd Skynyrd, will release their newest record Southern Native on Loud & Proud Records August 6th.
The newest incarnation of Blackfoot includes Jacksonville, Florida-based lead guitarist/vocalist Tim Rossi, guitarist/vocalist Rick Krasowski, bassist Brian Carpenter, and drummer Matt Anastasi. This ensemble carries on the band's legacy of southern Americana and a hard-driving sound.
“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.” The band's continued legacy can be found in the proud heritage of its titular track, the slide-driven "Take Me Home," and a spirited harmonic cover of "Ohio" by Crosby, Stills & Nash.
Blackfoot has relentlessly toured over the past few years to appeal to their fan base and to introduce the new lineup to fans of other Southern rock bands such as Skynyrd. They will continue to tour during the summer to support Southern Native. Their tour dates are as follows:
une 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