*This is part of the Rock USA Spotlight segment where we help you get to know some of the non-headlining bands performing at the festival. Let us introduce you to The Black Moods.
The Black Moods are a three-piece rock-n-roll machine out of Tempe, Arizona. The name comes from a description in Jim Morrison’s biography where his melancholy moods were described as “black moods.” The unit is comprised of lead guitarist and vocalist Josh Kennedy, bassist Jordan Hoffman, and drummer Danny “Chico” Diaz. They have been able to bottle up the heat from the Sonoran desert and unleash it on stages across North America. They embrace the timeless sound of guitar-driven rock while not putting boundaries on the direction they may take it. The band is inspired from local heroes like Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers and the Gin Blossoms, who often have the band open for them.
The band released a self-titled album back in 2012 and then ‘Medicine’ in 2016. They have earned their fans the old fashioned way, by hitting the road and taking the music directly into every club that has electricity. In 2018, they dropped the song “Bella Donna” which became a Top 40 hit on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Chart which proved that their relentless work ethic was paying off. Tours with The Doors’ Robbie Krieger, Shinedown, Jane’s Addiction, Eve 6, Cracker, and numerous others have given the band the opportunity to showcase their tremendous live show.
Their sound is influenced by everything from The Doors to the Foo Fighters. The end product is a timeless classic rock vibe that is infectious and exciting. It’s clear how much fun these guys have playing music together, and that translates right off the stage and into the crowd.
The Black Moods will be at Rock USA in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on Saturday, July, 20th. They will appear in the Party Tent and they hit the stage at 9:45. Tickets are available here now.