Dave Roger’s of WTJU in Charlottesville reviews new music adds for the station. Dave says that RCK is a “tight outfit” that can “offer a good time to lots of people.” He says, RCK is “reminiscent of the upper echelon of club bands that cover blues and rock & roll and even a touch of the island sound.” To see the full article, click here.
Blues 411 has added Working Girl Blues to its Chef Suggestions – The Stuff Ya Gotta Watch. Blues 411 is a new internet station that features Carefully Curated Blues Music with its Baker’s Dozen program. You can download their radio player from their web site. Or, you can click on this SamCloud link: http://listen.samcloud.com/w/71723/Blues411-Radio
It is also available on TuneIn Radio at http://tunein.com/radio/Blues411-Radio-s261461/
Kane Taylor of Positively Entertainment attended the Album Launch Party for A Love So Strong in June. Kane described RCK as a “primo dance band,” adding “People just start moving.” RCK performs “well-crafted songs, backing vocals and a somewhat improvisational nature”. The audience received a different show every night. Kane’s article appears in the August issue of the magazine. Click here for a complete copy of the review on page 7.
The good news continued this week for Rose City Kings’ new release A Love So Strong on the Roots Music Report charts. Roots Music Reports is the number one independent music chart in the world. The album made a dramatic leap from the #46 position on the Top 50 Weekly Blues Album chart to #13. Rose City Kings has two songs on the Weekly Top 50 Blues Song Chart, which encompasses all Blues genres. The title song A Love So Strong propelled up to the #12 position and One Lonely Morning arrived at 23.
The album A Love So Strong continued its ascent this week on the Top 50 Contemporary Blues chart, breaking into the Top 10 at the #6 position. Remarkably, six out of the twelve songs on A Love So Strong appear on Roots Music Report’s Weekly Top 50 Contemporary Blues chart. The title track A Love Strong, which previously held the #1 position is holding strong at #3. The opening track One Lonely Morning rose up 25 spots to the #7 position
Making their debut on the Contemporary Blues chart are Sight to See (#26), Working Girl Blues (#30), Just Like I Treat You (#35), and Rumba All Night (#50). Working Girl Blues was written by Katy Oberg, a new addition to Rose City Kings. Willie Dixon’s Just Like I Treat You is Rose City Kings’ first-ever cover song on an album. All other songs were written by band leader, guitarist and singer Daniel Berkery. Rose City Kings’ live performance of Rumba All Night can be found here.
You can preview the album by clicking on the music player within this article.
The track A Love So Strong debuted as the #1 song on the Top 50 Contemporary Blues Song Chart on the number 1 independent music chart, Roots Music Report, with stations around world reporting in their playlists.
A Love So Strong is #10 on the Blues Song chart (which covers all Blues genres). The album A Love So Strong cracked into the Top 50 Blues Album chart at #46. Rose City Kings moved up to Number 3 on the Oregon Album chart, just behind Lisa Mann’s Hard Times, Bad Decisions and Curtis Salgado’s The Beautiful Lowdown which are trading places for the #1 and #2 slots. Rose City Kings now has 4 songs on the Oregon song chart – A Love So Strong returned to its #2 position, Love Karate Chop moved up a notch to #14, Just Like I Treat You (#22) and All Your Love (#25). Willie Dixon’s Just Like I Treat You is the first cover song on any Rose City Kings album.
So far, 10 of the 12 tracks from the A Love So Strong album have received radio airplay.
This is the best performance by Rose City Kings on the Roots Music Reports charts. Rose City Kings peaked at Number 30 on the Roots-Blues chart in 2005 with their third and live album Holler Out for More. In 2007 and 2008, the Kolvane iteration of Rose City Kings peaked at #18 with They Called Me Evil and succeeded into the Top 30 of the Roots- Rock chart with Kill These Blues. The band subsequently went on an extended hiatus when band leader Daniel Berkery stepped away from music.
In June 2016, the Oregonian, the largest Northwest newspaper and 19th largest daily in the country, considered the reuniting of Rose City Kings to be one of the top highlights of the Blues year. At the same time, the Cascade Blues Association hailed Rose City Kings as being Back and Better Than Ever.
A Love So Strong will spin this week on the syndicated program, At the Crossroads, which is hosted by radio veteran Brant Zwicker. The At the Crossroads Blues Network reaches over 100 markets across Canada, USA, around the globe and on internet stations.
DJs have spun 10 of the 12 tracks, including the title track, A Love So Strong, One Lonely Morning, Just Like I Treat You, Working Girl Blues, My People, SuperBee, Love Karate Chop, Sight to See, No Justice and Nah Nah Nah. A Love So Strong is available on CD Baby and iTunes. You can preview A Love So Strong by clicking on the player.
Since August 1st, another plethora of stations have added A Love So Strong to their rotations, including the #1 and original INDIE Blues radio show, Live from the Midnight Circus, Dr. Bob’s Blues on KPOV (Bend, Oregon), The Bluesshow on KUNM-FM with Mary Oishi and Putnay Thomas (Albuquerque & Santa Fe, New Mexico) , 88.1 Wvpe Blues Revue NPR (Elkhart Indiana), Blues Power with Gil Anthony on WDYG (Florida), KNCA (Redding, California), Bad Dog Blues on Gary Reinhard on WITR 89.7 FM, WVKR-fm (Poughkeepsie, NY), Eight To The Bar With Les Tarr on FM 100.5 KTDE… The Tide and www.KSAV.org, The “L.A.” Blues Cruise on WBZR 105.9 FM with Keith Castleberry (Alabama), Crossroads on WVBR-FM 93.5 with Frank James (Ithaca, NY), and KSPQ (West Plains MO), Big Blues Bonanza with Joe Singleton, Roadhouse 596, Bandana Blues and Blues Beat Radio.
For additional airplay information, see our article Strong Airplay for A Love So Strong. If you’re not hearing A Love So Strong on your favorite program, click Contact to let us know. We’ll make sure your local DJs have the album for their rotation.