Press Release – BLACKKISS – March 23, 2017



BLACKKISS To Perform April 25 At Taos Mesa Brewing

On Tuesday, April 25, the independent acoustic country outfit Blackkiss will perform at Taos Mesa Brewing in Taos, New Mexico. The desert-born act’s sound draws its roots directly back to the heart of the Navajo-Indian reservation. In his early years, Blackkiss founder Pete Sands was raised on a healthy diet of Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and other wholly authentic, outlaw country acts Blackkiss is reminiscent of.

The band rose to prominence after touring the western parts of the United States and performing at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Later that year, Blackkiss released their debut record, an endeavor entitled ‘Dirt Dance Floor.’ Their uniquely gritty and bare-bones country sound is often compared to the Rick Rubin-produced ‘American’ era of Johnny Cash’s career.

Outside of the studio, Blackkiss has earned their stripes as a versatile and dynamic live act. They’ve performed at an array of festivals and opened for acts the likes of John Moreland, Two Car Garage, and one of Sands’ favorite acts, Whitey Morgan and the 78’s. Blackkiss’ signature style of dark country blues won over audiences across California in their most recent tour. Sands has an impressive repetoire of music as well, having worked with notable country acts such as the White Buffalo and the Randy Rogers Band.

Fans can connect with Blackkiss on their official website! Their show at Taos Mesa Brewing in Taos, NM is scheduled for April 25.



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