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Pete Wilde debuts with the black culture/rock ’n’ roll infused album Sugar & Smoke

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L.A. guitarist/songwriter/performerPete Wilde and his debut with the black culture/rock ’n’ roll infused album Sugar & Smoke. The record is a throwback to the days of Hendrix with music that exudes the rich legacy of black rock music. In so many ways, rock ‘n’ roll has lost touch with the black voices that birthed the genre. Wilde strives to change that. Tackling police violence, self-destructive clubbing, and emotional co-dependency, Wilde channels sounds from the redlining Delta blues, sauced up for modern heavy rock fans, and drenched with the sound of black rock ‘n’ roll, informing his motto, “Make Rock ‘n’ Roll Black Again.” 

 

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