Tag: Black Diamond Heavies

KING MUD plays two dates in the UK in July

MONDAY 25 JULY 2016 – NORWICH TUESDAY 26 JULY 2016 – LONDON KING MUD is an exploration in rock n roll, punk, and blues between Van Campbell from BLACK DIAMOND HEAVIES and Freddy J IV from LEFT LANE CRUISER. PUNK ROCK BLUES HERE King Mud (@AliveRecords ) play @jugjawsbeatclub 25/7 & @ShacklewellArms 26/7 @LeftLaneCruiser #blackdiamondheavies […]

4 beers ★★★★ review of KING MUD from I94 BAR

You could jump in just about anywhere and soak yourself in the blues. King Mud never strays far from the wellspring. Freddy J’s raunchy guitar and voce are stand-outs, especially on the dirty “War Dancers” and the swampy “Blood River”. Campbell’s feels drive the songs nicely and he’s not one to break into showboating in […]

4 stars ★★★★ review of KING MUD from the ROOTS MUSIC REPORT

Guitarist Freddy J IV and drummer Van Campbell hammer their righteously raucous blues bashin’ into a set of strikingly distinct stand-alone smokers. These veterans of blues-rock outfits, respectively, Left Lane Cruiser and Black Diamond Heavies, don’t forget ballads as well. All executed with no sacrifice of power or grit. Standouts include “Rat Time”, “Arthur’s Hooked” […]

8.5/10 review of KING MUD from MAXIMUM VOLUME

The key to KM’s fabulousness is as downright primal as the music they make. The band is a two piece featuring Left Lane Cruiser man Freddy J and Van from Black Diamond Heavies. The former released an album last year charmingly entitled “Dirty Spliff Blues” and the latter are about the only band who can […]