It's not a game anymore. It's an outright battle to save rock. In a world of pop divas, techno, EDM and Instagram influencers, the rock music we knew and loved is getting harder and harder to find. BlancaWhite steps into this battle wielding real guitars, real bass and real drums. Their music is new, it's fresh, it is relevant to where you are right now and -- IT ROCKS!
Born out of the desert southwest, raised in Mexican bars, and nurtured by the icons of hard rock, BlancaWhite is a purveyor of original, classic style hard rock for the modern day. Following the models of the Alan Parsons Project and early Queens of the Stone Age, BlancaWhite invited a cast of veteran rockers to join together and create new rock songs that capture the spirit of the classic rock and metal era.
BlancaWhite is named after the world-famous bar in Matamoros, Mexico, just across from the Texas border, where Ken Savage and fellow BlancaWhite co-founders, Austin Schell and Rick Schell, grew up. “I spent my formative years in that bar,” says Savage, “and it inspired much of the spirit for our music.” Anyone who’s ever raised a little hell “down south” will connect with “Livin It Up! (in a Mexican Bar),” one of the outstanding hard rockers on BlancaWhite's first album.
Ken Savage, an international lawyer, is the inspired lyricist weaving together the stories that all of us have lived. Austin Schell is a consummate musician, composer and arranger and a veteran of the Austin, Texas music scene. Schell took the basic building blocks of classic hard rock and put them together with Savage’s brilliantly witty lyrics to create fresh, hook laden songs. “That’s the magic of the songs,” said L.A. based singer, producer and instrumentalist Jeff Paris (CINDERELLA, VIXEN, SLASH, and KEB MO) , one of BlancaWhite’s guest singers, “the language that Austin put to the messages that Ken wrote. They are serving their audience with the language they love the most.” The language of ROCK.
“If you like classic hard rock and heavy metal, BlancaWhite may be right up your alley.”
Chad Bowar, About.com Heavy Metal
“This is what happens when rock fans turn their passion into a project. BlancaWhite’s debut album, “Resurgence of Rock,” demonstrates a deep reverence for the classic hard rock sounds of the 70s and 80s. Tracks like "Take Me Back" and the title track, "Resurgence of Rock," show that BlancaWhite has managed an absolutely convincing debut.”
Marco Magin, BreakOut Magazin, Germany
“On their debut effort, Savage and Schell have attracted the vocal talents of Paul Shortino, Terry Ilous, Lorraine Lewis and Jeff Paris. What they have accomplished is an album full of fun, classic sounding tunes that will appeal to most rock fans.”
Brian Basher, Hard Rock Hideout
“The album contains rock songs that are very much ‘80’s oriented, yet the lyrics really do apply to the ‘80’s rocker in 2012. There are songs of change, songs of nostalgia and songs of frustration surrounding today’s music scene. The result is a fun album that ‘80’s rockers will appreciate.”
Jeb Wright, Classic Rock Revisited
“Resurgence of Rock … has many references to the past and the spirit and genuine fun that shines through with very good performance from its musicians. It certainly contains high quality music that is very enjoyable.”
James Mezzano, MelodicRock.it, Italy
“I’ve been listening to your new CD, “Resurgence of Rock,” for the last few days, and I have to admit that I’m very impressed by it. It has a great 70's and 80’s rock vibe to it.”
Thomas S. Orwat, Jr., RockMusicStar.com
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