Dave Uosikkinen and Kenny Aaronson add feel and tone to a contemporary blues-rock burner
Ventura, CA. February 10, 2021, There’s nothing like a good blues-rock riff to get the adrenaline flowing, the body moving, and good times rolling. It’s that classic Stratocaster tone with a Gretsch humbucker bite on the edges of a swinging bass and drum backbeat that will make anyone want to relive their rock and roll fantasy, even if it’s only for three minutes in the living room with the stereo turned up to eleven. That’s what guitarist Jason Brock aimed for with his new single “One of a Kind.” A song that turns heads, a song that makes you not care if it’s too loud for the neighbors. Who cares? It’s rock and roll. It’s breaking rules. It’s nostalgia. And it’s good for the soul.
“When I wrote the riff,” says Brock, “I felt it in my bones.” He continues, “My jaw dropped, like when a beautiful woman walks into the room. You know, that kind of woman that stops the conversation. Silence. Powerful and alluring. That’s what this song is about. It’s about the blues of a black magic woman.” He adds, “I had to write Dave Uosikkenin straight away, and ask him if he’d add his drums to it. I’m so glad he said yes!”
Dave recorded his drums tracks at DaveUDrums.com, his Philadelphia studio, and pulled in long-time friend and veteran rock star Kenny Aaronson to play Bass. “I used the Glyn Johns approach to the drum track,” Dave explained, “I wanted you to feel like you were in the room with us when you listened. And I knew that Kenny would bring it all home. He always does.”
One of a Kind is the first single of 2021 for Brock, who plans to release a track a month until an album can be produced. “Hopefully we’ll get to play this one live soon,” Brock adds, “It’ll be such a great feeling to get back on the stage and rip this one out in front of an energetic crowd.”
Jason Brock is a career musician and artist, currently serving on the Board of the Ventura Artists’ Union, and also serves as an administrator of ccMixer.org. He posts free to share remixes under the pseudonym Spinningmerkaba. Over his career he has recorded and released numerous records, working with Grammy award-winning artists John Jones and Steve Ferrone, along with MP3.com artist Emily Richards, and original bands Orangehand, Maximum R.O.A.C.H., and The Art City Monsters.
Dave Uosikkiken is a multi-platinum artist and original drummer for the Philadelphia band The Hooters. He currently operates DaveUdrums.com and In The Pocket, which serves the Philadelphia music community.
Kenny Aaronson is a world-renowned Bass player who was named Bass player of the year by Rolling Stone magazine. He’s toured with Bob Dylan, and recorded with many artists including Joan Jett, Billy Idol, and Foghat. He currently resides in Philadelphia recording with local musicians.
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There’s nothing like a good blues rock riff to get the adrenaline flowing, the body moving, and good times rolling. It’s that classic Stratocaster tone with a Gretsch humbucker bite on the edges of a swinging bass and drum backbeat that will make anyone want to relive their rock and roll fantasy, even if it’s only for three minutes in the living room with the stereo turned up to eleven.