BlacKingCoal is well versed in American music. Having played festivals as diverse as Merlefest, The John Hartford Festival, The Lowell Folk Festival and BrewGrass as well as MANY others and every hole in the wall and kickin' nightclub from Maine to St. Louis, Michigan to Arkansas and all points in between, BlacKingCoal has just about seen or done it all. And survived. Barely, at times. The new album Iron Lung is a rock and roll tour de force, with hints of the Black Keys, ZZ Top and moonshine. It moves from the opening Tend To My Grave, an old style blues spiritual lamenting lost love, to the rocking Raise These Bones, breathing with 10 Days of Rain, a song about depression, and then picking it back up with the rocking Never Had which touches on growing up poor in West Virginia. Devil's Mind is a haunting rumination of coal mining for a living and ending on the chaotic Mighty God Kickin' in your Stall, a warning of the coming storm and a call to arms. Iron Lung grabs you and doesn't let you go.