Sonny Gullage Announces Debut Album ‘Go Be Free’ –A Modern Blues Odyssey – Out August 23 via Blind Pig Records

By on June 28, 2024

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“The future of the blues…he’s a legitimate musical phenomenon with a huge career ahead of him who is capable of going head-to-head with the best in the business. – Rock & Blues Muse

Blues singer-songwriter and keyboardist Kevin “Sonny” Gullage is set to unleash his debut full-length album, ‘Go Be Free,’ on August 23rd via the legendary Blind Pig Records. This 12-song collection, produced by the renowned four-time GRAMMY winner and nine-time nominee Tom Hambridge (Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Susan Tedeschi, Delbert McClinton), features a guest appearance by Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, showcasing the next generation of standout blues artists.
To celebrate today’s announcement, Sonny has shared the album’s electrifying lead single and title track, “Go Be Free.” The track opens with a powerful beat reminiscent of a Southern church’s vibrancy, driven by a dynamic groove. Sonny’s vocals resonate with wisdom and warmth as he sings, “I remember back when I was young / Daddy called me said, ‘Come here my son’ / He said, ‘If you want to be like me / You gotta learn to keep your mind at ease’ / Said, ‘Go be free.’” This anthem of gospel salvation and blues-based self-realization sets an inspiring tone for the entire album.

The music video for “Go Be Free” follows a young boy’s journey through life’s pivotal moments, showcasing how his understanding of freedom and self-discovery evolves throughout his coming of age. “Go Be Free tells the story of my upbringing in the South, growing and finding my way,” Sonny shares. “Traveling the road of life eventually led me to finding the blues. Many of the greats share their stories of how they found it, whether it was at the crossroads or through someone who did them wrong. For me, I found the blues while I was becoming the man I am today.”
Born with what you might call “blues wisdom,” a mixture of empathy, sensitivity, and keen observational skills, Sonny has always been an old soul. His journey began early, writing his first song about the BP Oil Spill’s devastating effects at just 12 years old. Now at 25, Sonny’s debut album reflects a lifetime immersed in the richness of blues and gospel, influenced deeply by his New Orleans roots and a family steeped in musical tradition. His father, bassist Tony Gullage, has performed with Henry Butler, Dr. John, and other prominent musicians, and his grandmother, Sister Alberta Gullage, released gospel records in the 1960s. Sonny is also believed to be a relative of the legendary Huddie “Lead Belly” Ledbetter.
Sonny’s career took a significant turn when he performed as an artist in residence at B.B. King’s Blues Club in New Orleans. Following the club’s closure during the pandemic, he auditioned for American Idol, advancing to the Showstoppers round. Since then, he has embarked on a robust touring schedule overseas, captivating audiences in the U.S., Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Germany, Slovenia, and Croatia.
‘Go Be Free’ promises to be an inspiring addition to the contemporary blues scene, showcasing Sonny Gullage’s unique talent and deep musical roots. Reflecting on his journey, Sonny says, “I feel like a tree with many roots that include my father, and all the musicians who have inspired me. Now, I’m growing branches, and, hopefully, sharing the blues with the next generation.”

‘Go Be Free’ by Sonny Gullage
1. Just Kiss Me, Baby
2. Go Be Free
3. Things I Can’t Control
4. Separate Ways
5. Worried About the Young (feat. Christone “Kingfish” Ingram)
6. Blues All Over You
7. I’ve Been There
8. Stop That Stuff
9. Tattooed Wings
10. Hot House
11. File It Under Blues
12. Home to You
Kevin “Sonny” Gullage is a blues singer-songwriter and keyboardist from New Orleans, Louisiana. Born with a deep connection to the blues, Sonny has developed a style praised for its “big-league voice, top-tier keyboard skills, and a hip, sophisticated style,” according to Rock & Blues Muse. His debut album ‘Go Be Free,’ produced by Tom Hambridge, marks the beginning of a promising career in the music industry. With a heritage linking back to the legendary Lead Belly, Sonny channels his roots into a modern sound that resonates with audiences worldwide.


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