Blackberry Smoke and Warren Haynes join forces on All Rise Again

Blackberry Smoke
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Atlanta's finest Blackberry Smoke have taken another giant step towards the release of their new album Your Hear Georgia with the launch of All Rise Again, a lively rocker starring Gov't Mule man Warren Haynes. Haynes plays guitar and adds a vocal on the song, moments which are captured in the video (watch below). 

“Warren and I were on the phone one night during the lockdown," says Blackberry Smoke frontman Charlie Starr. We were talking about how much writing we were doing since we couldn’t actually leave the house, so we decided to write some stuff together. All Rise Again was the first thing that came out.”

You Hear Georgia was recorded in Nashville with producer Dave Cobb, best known for his work with artists like Rival Sons, Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson and Jason Isbel, and features contributions from touring band members Benji Shanks (additional guitars) and Preston Holcomb (percussion). The album is the follow-up to 2018's Find A Light

The album also features a guest appearance from country star Jamey Johnson, who appears on Lonesome For A Livin', while background vocals come from The Black Bettys, who previously worked with the band on the live releases Homecoming - Live In Atlanta, Georgia (2019) and Live From Capricorn Sound Studios (2020).

All Rise Again follows the release of the albums's title track in February, Hey Delilah in March, and the poignant Ain't The Same last month. You Hear Georgia will be released on May 28.

Fraser Lewry

Online Editor at Louder/Classic Rock magazine since 2014. 38 years in music industry, online for 25. Also bylines for: Metal Hammer, Prog Magazine, The Word Magazine, The Guardian, The New Statesman, Saga, Music365. Former Head of Music at Xfm Radio, A&R at Fiction Records, early blogger, ex-roadie, published author. Once appeared in a Cure video dressed as a cowboy, and thinks any situation can be improved by the introduction of cats. Favourite Serbian trumpeter: Dejan Petrović.