VIDEO: Blackfoot Are Back With A New Album In More Than 20 Years
Blackfoot new album 'Southern Native' comes out on Friday (August 5) and is the band’s first LP in more than 20 years. Blackfoot now features a completely rebuilt lineup overseen by co-founding member and Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Rickey Medlock, who has gone back to the original spelling of his last name.
The album will be the first to feature lead guitarist and singer Tim Rossi, guitarist and vocalist Rick Krasowski, bassist Brian Carpenter and drummer Matt Anastasi.
“I hand-picked four guys over a period of three or four years,” he told the Herald Courier. “And, finally, last year, I took them in the studio and produced a new record on them, co-wrote half the songs and did some guitar work on it.”
The video finds Tim Rossi, Rick Krasowski, Brian Carpenter and Matt Anastasi gathering around Medlock, who plays the role of a savvy veteran showing them the ropes. When they launch into “Southern Native,” it’s clear that Blackfoot retain the hard-edged Southern rock sound that defined earlier favorites like “Train, Train,” which was written by Medlock’s grandfather Shorty.
Blackfoot, ‘Southern Native’ Track Listing
“Need My Ride”
“Call of a Hero”
“Take Me Home”
“Love This Town”
“Diablo Loves Guitar”