A while back we did a couple of interviews with Outlaw Country Rocker Jared Blake and talked about when we could expect to hear some music from him. Well that time is now and on the 1st of November, Jared will release his first single since appearing on NBC’s blockbuster hit “The Voice”.
He was nice enough to share an advanced copy of it with us.
At times the song is straight up country, in fact the first part of “Don’t Mind” has Hank Jr’s signature all over it….and we mean that in a good way! Steve Earle fans will love this and we are Steve Earle fans around here.
A steady kick drum powers through the chorus with the help of a thumping, if not bass line.
Then all of a sudden some nicely distorted guitar will take over and deliver a few appropriately placed riffs, letting you know that this guy can rock when he wants to. The lead break also supplies a couple very tasty guitar licks in just the right dose for rock fans but definitely does not over-power the song. Jared’s powerful voice throughout “Don’t Mind” drives home the fact that he can sing with the best of them. Period!
This songs lands right smack dab in the middle of the sometimes dark wasteland that makes up the line between Rock and Country…but we think that’s perfect, Jared can pull in fans from both sides.
We’ll give this one a 5 out of 5…nicely done Jared!