Canadian rocker Danko Jones has spent the better part of the last 20 years doing his part to keep the rock and roll flame burning bright.  With his punk rock attitude and energetic brand of hard rock, Jones lives for rock and roll and makes no apologies for it.  His latest release and 8th studio album, “Wild Cat,” keeps the tradition alive with 11 brand new songs guaranteed to knock you out of your seat.

“Wild Cat” takes off running where 2015’s “Fire Music” left off with a fun filled ride through ’70s style rock.  Backed by longtime bassist John “JC” Calabrese, Jones provides all the crunchy riffs and catchy hooks that exude with the very essence of rock and roll.  Drummer Rich Knox is back for his second record with Jones, which is no small feat considering the long line of drummers that came before him, and  provides a solid presence behind the kit.  Things start out with the pure rock anthem of “I Gotta Rock” which could qualify as Danko’s theme song over the years.  “Success In Bed” is a wonderful  down and dirty, sleazy rocker and “Let’s Start Dancing” pays homage to the late, great Lemmy Kilmister with its Motorhead vibe.  One of the highlights is “You Are My Woman” which showcases Danko’s love of Thin Lizzy and the vocal stylings of the late Phil Lynott, one of the purest rock vocalists ever to grace this planet.

If you’re a fan of pure, unadulterated rock and roll, you’ll want to add “Wild Cat” to your collection today.


About The Author Kris Engelhart

I am a small business owner, freelance writer, and part-time piano instructor in Charlotte, NC. My musical career started at the age of five when I was forced into taking piano lessons. I played flute in the school band and added the guitar as a young teen. There is nothing I would rather do than be at a live show. My first concert was Shaun Cassidy at the Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo in 1978. My top five live shows ever are: 1. Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band – Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, NY 1984- They played for 3 ½ hours and it was awesome. 2. Carolina Rebellion- Metrolina Expo Grounds, Charlotte, NC, May, 2011 – The first ever Carolina Rebellion featured over 15 bands with Avenged Sevenfold headlining. Non-stop music for over 12 hours. 3. Chevelle- Food Lion Speed Street, Charlotte, NC, May, 2008 - The first time I ever saw Chevelle live and I was hooked! 4. Skillet with Red- Bojangle’s Coliseum, Charlotte, NC, April, 2010 – Skillet is one of my favorite bands and they totally kick it live. 5. 106.5 The End’s Weenie Roast #9- Verizon Wireless Amiptheater, Charlotte, NC , October, 2003- Featured Staind, Shinedown, Three Days Grace.