Easyriders Saloon & Steakhouse, Sturgis’ top destination during the annual motorcycle rally and your free ride for top shows, is proud to announce Black Stone Cherry as a headlining act on the main stage on Aug. 8 at 8 p.m. Black Stone Cherry will be just one of many top acts performing at Easyriders Saloon during the 2013 rally.
The Kentucky-bred hard rockers in Black Stone Cherry have had their music blared from speakers large and small, toured relentlessly with the likes of Nickelback and Motörhead, and debuted at No. 1 on the U.K. rock chart with their sophomore release, 2008’s Folklore and Superstition. In the face of these successes, the band members decided to put themselves to the ultimate test for the creation of their third full-length, Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea: They took a year off from touring and focused all their energy on songwriting.
The quartet—vocalist Chris Robertson, guitarist Ben Wells, bassist Jon Lawhon and drummer John Fred Young—crafted almost 50 songs of soaring, Southern-fried hard rock about everything from being proud of where you come from and true to who you are, on lead single “White Trash Millionaire,” to songs like the rip roaring “Blame It On The Boom Boom.” The album that Black Stone Cherry emerged with is a blistering set of intoxicating anthems, much like a modern version of their heroes in Lynyrd Skynyrd or the Marshall Tucker Band. They poured everything they could into building the strongest hooks and the most passionate lyrics.
Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea is chocked full of well-crafted tales that give listeners a glimpse into life as Black Stone Cherry know it and live it. What’s clear, when the band looks back on the hard work they put into making the record, is that the time off was worth taking, as Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea is one of the most well-rounded hard rock releases to come out of the last 10 years.
As always, all shows at Easyriders Saloon are completely free.