Since the summer of 2005, Sons of Roswell have been on a constant rise. It all started out with a self-recorded demo that spread like a wildfire through the southeastern US, which led to the recording of the group's first full length self-titled album...
Since the summer of 2005, Sons of Roswell have been on a constant rise. It all started out with a self-recorded demo that spread like a wildfire through the southeastern US, which led to the recording of the group's first full length self-titled album (released March 2007). The band recently left the Nutthouse Recording Studio in Sheffield, AL after recording their yet to be titled follow up album, produced by Jason Isbell (ex-Drive-By Truckers), to be released in May
In the span of nearly three years since the band has been together, they've played all over the East Coast, from Mobile, AL to New York, NY, opening up for the likes of Jason Isbell and Centro-Matic (MISRA Records). In September 2007, the Sons closed the main stage of the Gateway Music Festival in Mt. Sterling, KY
Sons of Roswell started 2008 off with a three week tour around the southeast, hitting the cities they commonly play, as well as a few new towns. They have been hailed as one of the best live shows of the time. From the first note, the four members take over the stage with fury and slam into every note as if they're out to kill. It's a beast of its own, and one everybody must witness sometime. You can find the band's music from various online retailer such as iTunes, Ruckus, Napster and more, as well as in many local music stores in the towns they've played
Roswell Don't Disapoint by Jim Dunn Thursday night at WorkPlay, Sons of Roswell proved that Alabama's rock bloodlines are in no danger of dying out. Muscle Shoals' Sons of Roswell opened with a blistering 50-minute set. If the...
Sons of Roswell C.D. Review by David Feltman -Performer Vocalist Kevin Keenum and company present an even mix of bluesy hard rock and punk rock attitude served with a distinctly southern flavor. As a result, the boys of Roswell have created an album...
Roswell Don't Disapoint by Jim Dunn Thursday night at WorkPlay, Sons of Roswell proved that Alabama's rock bloodlines are in no danger of dying out. Muscle Shoals' Sons of Roswell opened with a blistering 50-minute set. If the Drive-By Truckers dragged Southern rock into the 21st century, Sons of Roswell could do the same for'70s album rock. Drummer Stephen Akridge accosts his drums like they'd insulted his mother; keyboardist Zach Gooch overlays some swirly, complementary touches; and lead singer Kevin Keenum is nothing short of vintage Robert Plant-esque, especially on "Shugga Come My Way," which is what "Black Dog" would sound like if it were written today.
Sons of Roswell C.D. Review by David Feltman -Performer
Vocalist Kevin Keenum and company present an even mix of bluesy hard rock and punk rock attitude served with a distinctly southern flavor. As a result, the boys of Roswell have created an album packed with strutting, cocksure, optimistic tracks that provide a refreshing alternative to the whiny, jaded music that predominately populates the pop music charts.
The real magic of this album lies in the song craft. Sons of Roswell demonstrate a real knack for writing catchy hooks, energetic bridges and simple yet blazing guitar solos that continually revitalize the songs before they can wear out their welcome. It’s difficult not to become too derivative when plumbing the depths of a classical southern/hard rock musical heritage like Sons of Roswell’s, but they’ve managed to produce an album that not only holds up to repeat listenings, it demands them. (Self-released)
Sons of Roswell by The Tennessean Seventies rock, particularly of the "Southern" variety, has been a popular mining source for young rock bands in recent years, but most seem solely drawn to that period's arena rock bombast and shallow riffs, ignoring the fact that delicate, contemplative material was masterfully yarned by groups like The Band in the same era. Muscle Shoals four-piece Sons of Roswell seem drawn to both sides of the coin, indulging in tough bar-rock stomps, but staying just as gritty when they dial back their amps for the shuffling country-rocker "Losing My Mind.
Jason Isbell's C.D. Release Show by Alabama Ass Whuppin You ever hear a band for the first time and on their opening riff your face gets all like Eddie Murphy's did when he saw a fine woman in either Delirious or Raw... can't remember which the bit is in.... face all scrunched up in the middle.... and you admit an audible GODDAMN! from your gapping maw......
That's Sons of Roswell. I freakin' love this band. They've taken the lead in my current 3 disc rotation.
You. Must. Buy. this album. Self titled.
I am not shitting you. If you love the Rock, this album needs to be in your possession. I promise you you will love it and want to have its baby.
Listen by Andrei Bulawka The Sons of Roswell know how to make songs sound contemporary without delving into the 70’s rock pastiche that so many artists imitate. It’s pretty apparent that living in the shadows of Muscle Shoals recording legends didn’t intimidate the four members of The Sons, and perhaps some of that Southern magic rubbed off on the band while in the recording studio. With a fantastic debut album and some terrific, visceral tracks, it won’t take long for The Sons to get noticed by record executives.