A Year Of Change But Still The Same Great Sound

It’s been a hectic year for Black Stone Cherry since last year’s Download debut. As if relentless touring under their own steam hasn’t been enough the southern rockers have also supported Nickelback in recent weeks and are now back once again in the UK and at Donington.

With their blend of melodic southern rock, BSC soon have people happily singing with the likes of ‘Blind Man’ and ‘Rain Wizard’ generating almost a party vibe throughout the crowd as guitarist Ben Wells criss crosses the stage in a hail of long blonde hair. ‘Please Come In’ invites yet more crowd participation whilst singer Chris Robertson’s previous pondering over whether to include the ballad ‘Things My Father Said’ looks unfounded with every word being sung back to him twice as loud leaving only the bizarre guitar drum playing of ‘Voodoo Child’ in all its fantastic splendour to bring things to an end.

It may have been a year of change for BSC; one that’s seen them gain more and more recognition but it appears as if they’re still the four same guys. Still as humbled as ever to be playing infront of such a large crowd, they bring their set to a close having requested someone in their camp to bring on the camera, to record the crowd shouting out their name before quickly taking a picture for prosperity. Yes, BSC have a bigger fan base now but they still know how to show a Download crowd a good time.