Mike Ross - The Clovis Limit Pt 2 - Winter 2020
Recent years has seen Southern rock enjoying a heightened popularity. Bands and artists such as Blackberry Smoke, The Cadillac Three, Buffalo Summer and Kyle Daniel are all creating huge waves, however, there is another artist deserving of your attention. UK based rocker Mike Ross has just released The Clovis Limit Pt 2, an album which builds significantly on it’s already strong 2019 predecessor The Clovis Limit Pt 1With a strong taste of whiskey and bourbon, Mike’s latest release provokes strong memories of The Black Crowes from the early 90s. Every song is delivered with absolute passion and there’s a real authenticity and honesty to the vocals and to the story telling in general. What perhaps sets Mike apart from other artists in this specific genre is that he hasn’t been frightened to let the songs off their leash and for them to take different directions. Fine examples are the interesting time signature changes on opening track Thanks A Lot as it delivers its backhanded gratitude, and also on second up track None Of Your Business. Mike also demonstrates with Leviathan that he knows how to create beautifully moody and highly atmospheric passages. The incredible strength and potential of this album is clear and it was therefore no surprise that Classic Rock Magazine would see penultimate track Don’t Say A Word recently voted as a Track Of The Week. Overall this is an album of fine Southern rock – highly recommended!