Black Stone Cherry

Jared James Nichols - The Georgia Thunderbolts

Sunday, October 10
Doors: | 7pm | Show: | 8pm
$25
www.blackstonecherry.com

As the world plummeted into the COVID-19 pandemic, the four members of Black Stone Cherry were nestled deep in the woods of Kentucky, scrambling to complete their 7 th album. There, they could feel the disease closing in as they
watched the news daily, and it became apparent the album they were finishing featured lyrics that were eerily prescient. The resulting 13-track record is broadly emotive, and anthemic. It was finished just before the global lockdown was imposed, and it’s aptly titled, The Human Condition. “There was a real urgency and fear of the unknown during those sessions—it was a scary time,” recalls drummer, John Fred Young. “Every song on this album tells a story of the experiences we all go through—our happiness, our struggles, and how we have to adapt.” Sonically, The Human Condition is also one of BSC’s most visceral and hooky albums. Adds guitarist/vocalist Ben Wells: “With this one, we cranked up the amps, the drums are in your face, and there are some really heavy riffs. After 19 years and 7 albums, we wanted to prove that we still kick ass. This album feels like a rebirth.”

“When I listen back to this record, I feel all these different emotions,” Jon Lawhon says. “We started when we were
teens, and life has taken its course, especially now. Through it all, your heart and your perspectives change, but one
thing that hasn’t changed is our connection as friends.” Chris affirms: “This is a brotherhood. It’s been amazing to
stick around with all four original members and still be inspired. Here’s to 7 more albums and another 19 years!”


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