The legendary Steve Cropper releases new song with Brian May

Not many people start new bands in their 80s, but legendary guitarist, producer, and songwriter Steve Cropper isn’t slowing down any time soon. The multi-talented musician, recently nominated for his first solo GRAMMY for the debut album from his dynamic rock n’ soul quintet, Steve Cropper & The Midnight Hour, has announced details of his highly anticipated sophomore album, “Friendlytown,” set to be released on August 23rd via Mascot Label Group/Provogue.

Always pushing forward and never repeating himself, Cropper has enlisted the talents of Billy F Gibbons from ZZ Top to play on the record. The album also features guest appearances from Queen’s exceptional guitarist Brian May and country-rock singer-songwriter and guitarist Tim Montana, who has balanced a successful solo career with high-profile collaborations with Gibbons and Kid Rock.

“If your booty is not shaking in the first two bars of this album you’re already dead in a chair,” laughs Cropper. “I feel so good about this batch of songs. They’re packed with radio hooks, and we have Billy Gibbons, Brian May, and Tim Montana playing on the album—it’s like guitar heaven.”

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