The Rides is Stephen Stills new band along with fellow guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd and keyboardist Barry Goldberg. Their first album, Can't Get Enough
is set for release on August 27, and a tour is lined up for the fall.
But already the band is talking about recording the follow-up album. Stills told Billboard that the band. “figured that, 'Well, this'll be the first album, so we'll do it like that.' I'm sure we'll have a different method (the next) time because this (album) is what worked this time and now we're just gonna bear down and really have an idea of what we want to do.”
Shepherd echo Stills’ sentiment, and is also talking about getting back in the studio: “We're all very committed to this band, and we're already looking to the next record. We went to Stephen's house a while ago and we all brought stuff to the table, but Stephen already had a song that he was halfway through writing. And it was interesting because our band is supposed to be somewhat of a blues band, but the song sounds like vintage Crosby, Stills & Nash, so I'm kind of interested to see the direction that our next album will take, though I do believe that it will pretty much stay firmly rooted in the blues because that's what this band ultimately is.”
The Ride kick off their U.S. tour on August 28 at the Iridium Jazz Club in New York City.