Showing posts with label Blues. Show all posts
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4/24/2023

The New MICHAEL VINCENT Album ELECTRIC FOX Delivers an Exciting Infusion of Positively Electric Energy!

San Francisco, CAMICHAEL VINCENT is a well-known SF Bay Area singer/songwriter and recording artist who performs with his backing band U No Who in clubs, bistros, and concert venues across the country; and occasionally as a solo artist in more intimate settings with his trusty lead guitarist Scott Warren. Available worldwide on May 26, 2023, the new MICHAEL VINCENT album ELECTRIC FOX showcases an exciting new direction in Michael’s writing style that displays a range of genres from Power Pop to Alternative to Blues to Americana/Roots music, and even edgier Garage Rock influences while always maintaining that signature MICHAEL VINCENT feel.

In addition to featuring some exhilarating new material like the single “Together,” a frenetic and fast-and-furious depiction of a couple trying to make it against all odds, the new MICHAEL VINCENT album ELECTRIC FOX is also a compilation of personal and audience favorites from the last 10 years, including a redux of three songs previously recorded on an earlier Americana/Roots project that have now been updated with an exciting infusion of positively electric energy! The first four tracks of ELECTRIC FOX were produced by Keith Greeninger at his Wind River Recording Studio in Santa Cruz, CA (Keith also co-wrote the lyrics for the surf rock track “Last Summer”)!

MICHAEL VINCENT and U NO WHO will be performing at Barterra Winery in Half Moon Bay, CA, on Saturday, May 27 in celebration of the ELECTRIC FOX album release on Angel Blossom Records, Michael’s own Bay Area independent label that he and his wife Janet Klein Hollingshead formed over the last few years to cultivate a hand-picked collection of talented local artists.

U No Who is comprised of guitarist Scott Warren (NYC’s White Collar Crime); bassist and backup vocalist Dave Mendoza (Lydia Pence & Cold Blood, Gismo, Mick Gilette, Ronnie Beck); and percussionist Anthony Fulgar (Santana, The Tellez Band, Pete Escovedo). With influences from across the spectrum including New Order, The Strokes, Nada Surf, Fruit Bats, Snow Patrol, Malo, Azteca, and Jaco Pastorius, the band came together in 2018 to perform live with MICHAEL VINCENT. Michael’s influences are originally from the Folk-Rock era of the singer/songwriters of the ’70s, along with these day’s more contemporary influences. All the guys – Scott, Dave, and Anthony – bring a whole set of flavors to their performances, from Blues to Classic to Pop to Progressive Rock to Latin, and even Jazz-Fusion.

MICHAEL VINCENT began writing and performing in his early 20s and has released seven solo albums since his debut Lines and Wonders in 1993. He’s made music in some of San Francisco’s more notable music haunts and has recorded with nationally known artists such as Mark Karan (The Other Ones, Rat Dog, Phil Lesh and Friends), who was featured on the MICHAEL VINCENT album Radio (2007).

Other previous MICHAEL VINCENT releases include Upside Down (2012) Jump! (2016), The Longest Time (2018), and For the Record (2020); and he has opened for phenomenal artists such as Jeff Pehrson (Further, Box Set, The Fall Risk) and the stellar Ruth Gerson (who herself toured with Dave Matthews).

Michael’s songwriting and performance philosophy is change it up! “You don’t listen to one kind of music; I don’t listen to just one kind of music,” he observes, “So why in the world would I only want to make just one kind of music?” Find out what he means on May 26 with the new MICHAEL VINCENT album ELECTRIC FOX!

To order or stream ELECTRIC FOX please visit: https://lnk.to/MichaelVincentElectricFox

For more information about MICHAEL VINCENT please visit: www.michaelvincentmusic.com

For press and interview inquiries please contact Billy James of Glass Onyon PR: (828) 350-8158 or glassonyonpr@gmail.com

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4/12/2023

Folk/Americana Trio The Refugees to Release CALIFORNIA, an Homage to Harmony-Focused California Bands of the 60s & 70s on May 19th, 2023

It's a beautiful record!  And a brilliant idea. Load up the woody with surfboards and head for the waves! This record makes me want to be a Beach Boy!- Stewart Copeland

The trio of artists that is The Refugees emerged on the music scene as a verifiably unmatched force of talent, diversity, and experience. Each successful in their own right as a solo artist, Cidny Bullens, Deborah Holland and Wendy Waldman formed their unique and innovative group in 2007 and since that time have been wowing audiences, radio DJs, and music critics alike with their soaring harmonies, indelible musicianship, and unforgettably humorous stage presence.

Individually, The Refugees have logged almost five decades in the industry, with more than twenty solo albums and multiple Grammy Award nominations to their credit, featuring musical styles that blend country, rock, folk, blues and Americana. To describe them as eclectic would be an understatement. These three artists have utilized their intense drive and relentless passions to create an entirely new sound.

Their newest album, CALIFORNIA, ten cover songs of iconic, harmony-focused California bands of the 60s and 70s will be released on May 19th, 2023. One of the strongest components of The Refugees is their 3-part vocals. Cidny had suggested The Refugees record an album of some of the bands that featured 3-part harmonies and were a big influence on all three members. The band combed through many songs and finally narrowed it down to this list. These recordings are a tribute to, and, The Refugees own unique take on, classic recordings by The Beach Boys (“Good Vibrations,” “Sail On Sailor”), The Mamas and the Papas (“Monday Monday,” “Dedicated to the One I Love”), Crosby, Stills, and Nash (“You Don’t Have To Cry,” “Carry On,”), The Byrds (“So You Want To Be a Rock and Roll Star”), Sly and the Family Stone (“Stand”), The Flying Burrito Brothers (“Sin City”) and Buffalo Springfield (“For What It’s Worth”). Of course, The Refugees put their own unique stamp on each track, making CALIFORNIA not only a celebration of what was, but a revelation of the power these songs still hold today.

Cidny Bullens (formerly Cindy) got started as a studio back-up singer for Bob Crewe and then toured with Elton John. Cindy garnered two Grammy Award nominations for her work on the Grease Movie Soundtrack and her own album Desire Wire, has had several Nashville co-writes on the Country charts, scored the Award-winning documentary Space Between Breaths, and wrote the musical Islands which appeared on Broadway as a special tribute after 9/11. Cindy’s album Somewhere Between Heaven and Earth (1999) won AFIM’s Best Rock Album in 2000 and became a worldwide phenomenon for bereaved parents. In 2016 Cidny premiered his one person show Somewhere Between: Not an Ordinary Life. The show was voted Best Solo Show for 2016 by The Nashville Scene. His memoir, TransElectric: My Life as a Cosmic Rock Star, will be released in June, 2023

Deborah Holland began her career as the singer and songwriter for the critically acclaimed band, Animal Logic (with Stewart Copeland of the Police and virtuoso jazz-bassist Stanley Clarke). From 1987-1991 they released 2 albums, toured internationally, had videos on MTV, VH-1, and Much Music, made numerous TV appearances (David Letterman, The Tonight Show, etc.). One of the songs on Animal Logic II “Another Place,” is a duet with Jackson Browne. Deborah has released 6 solo albums, has scored and had dozens of songs placed in film and TV (Circuitry Man, Longmire, Highlander 11, My Name is Earl, The Beast, etc.), was a long-time music professor at California State University of Los Angeles, and then Langara College in Vancouver, BC. In 2022, Animal Logic released 2 new singles. She is a dual American-Canadian citizen.

Wendy Waldman is recognized as one of the leading recording artists and songwriters in music beginning with her acclaimed solo Warner Bros. records and then as a member of Bryndle (Karla Bonoff, Andrew Gold, Kenny Edwards). In 1973 Rolling Stone named her first album “singer-songwriter debut of the year.” She is responsible for penning dozens of songs for other artists including some of the best loved and most well-known songs of the past several decades including Vanessa Williams’ “Save the Best for Last,” and The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s (and then Garth Brooks) version of “Fishin’ in the Dark.” She is highly regarded for her work as a record producer as well, overseeing countless projects in multiple genres, including Suzy Boguss, New Grass Revival, John Cowan, and international pop star Meitek Szczesniak.

Here’s what’s been said about The Refugees:

Heavenly harmonies – Celestial singing. Sounds of stars in the making, with your songs as safe haven. Terrific.” - Michael Nesmith

The Refugees offer up a terrific combination of engaging, passionate, and poetic songwriting, high-caliber musicianship, and gorgeous vocals. The combined musical pedigree of Cidny Bullens, Deborah Holland, and Wendy Waldman is unparalleled. Don't even think about missing an opportunity to catch them in concert.” - Anil Prasad from Innerviews, Guitar Player and Bass Player

Like the name implies, The Refugees have seen a lot and survived... Listen to the disc and you'll know how- through raw talent!” - Rob Reinhart, Producer of Acoustic Café

The Refugees have a spirit and light that captures your attention right from the downbeat until they've left the building. These are not just 3 very talented women, they are great entertainers.” - Sleepy John Sandidge, KPIG Radio

The Refugees have something special. They can perform those harmonies that Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young could not nail at Woodstock. They can pick their guitars. Hell, Deborah even played an accordion, Cidny a mandolin. And the material resonates.” - Bob Lefsetz, the Lefsetz Letter

Release date May 19th

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2/14/2023

Classic Rock Legends Blues Image Featuring Mike Pinera Rides Again with New “Next Voyage” and Tour!

Blues Image rides again with a new album “Next Voyage” forthcoming and tour. The album features original guitarist and vocalist Mike Pinera, and includes the greatest songs from his history with Blues Image and Iron Butterfly, revisited with orchestra and horn section.

Produced by Michael Franklin, who produced Jon Anderson “1000 Hands part One” and Robby Steinhardt “Not in Kansas Anymore.” In Franklin’s tradition of special guests, the album features Pat Travers, Jonathan Cain from Journey, Charlie DeChant, and others. Also, Michael and Tim Franklin have toured as members of Blues Image for 30 years.

Blues Image is an American Blues Rock band formed in Tampa, Florida in 1966 by singer-guitarist Mike Pinera. Blues Image became the house band at the club Thee Image, which featured bands like Cream, Grateful Dead, and Blood, Sweat & Tears. The band moved to Los Angeles and signed with Atco Records, releasing their self-titled debut album in February 1969. Their second album, “Open” (April 1970), included the hit single “Ride Captain Ride.” Written by Pinera and Skip Konte, the song has been used in many films. Pinera left the band to join Iron Butterfly in the fall of 1969.

Watch the promotional video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScX8brFuG68&lc=UgxMCaCcafmaf7v5a9Z4AaABAg

Current Blues Image line-up
Mike Pinera - Guitar and vocals
Tim Franklin - Bass and vocals
Eddie Metz Jr.,– Drums,
Michael Franklin - Keyboards & Vocal

Special Guests
Pat Travers - Guitar
Jonathan Cain of Journey - Wurlitzer
Charlie DeChant - Saxophone
Tommy Calton - Guitar
Steady Joseph – Percussion
Randie Paul soloist on Love is the Answer
Suzie Park soloist on Something to Say
Naomi Bradshaw soloist on Pay My Dues

Horns
Brian Snapp - Tenor and Bari Sax
Charlie DeChant - Tenor Sax Solo on “Ina Gadda Da Vida”
Charlie Bertini-Trumpet
Brian Scanlon-Trumpet

Woodwinds
Jerrv Kalbe - Oboe. Flute & Clarinet on “Ride Captain Ride”.
Charlie DeChant- Flute solo on “Ride Captain Ride”.

Strings
Chamber de Solar
Cello Section leader Paul Fleury
Violin Section leader Olga Kopakova

Choir
Randie Paul
Suzie Park
Naomi Bradshaw
Shopia Hudson
Heather Rice
Michelle Amato
Nana Franklin

Recorded and Mixed at Solar Studios Orlando, Florida
Matt Brown – Recorded, Mixed and Mastered
Horn Arrangements Brian Snapp and Michael Franklin
Orchestrations and Arrangements Michael Franklin
Produced by Michael Franklin
Orhontuul Banzragch - Illustrator
Tom Lupo | Space Coast Pictures – Graphics

Special Thanks- Kurzweil Music, Spectrasonics, IK Media,| Oriolo Guitars ,
TM & Copyright Franklin Music Group Solar Studios LLC. All Rights Reserved

Released on SolarMusic.com

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2/10/2023

Roots Rock Singer-Songwriter and Guitarist Griff Peters To Release Debut Solo Album Canyons and Waves Feb 10, 2023

Nature has always been spiritually grounding for singer-songwriter and guitarist Griff Peters. A few years ago, when the San Diego, California-based roots rock artist was mired in a heart-wrenching personal struggle, he went out to the beach and sat down on a rock formation. There, Griff asked himself this question: if he was told he had a year to live, what would he do?

The answer was simple—make his solo debut, Canyons and Waves (Impropriety Records), a deep and sincere body of work crafted by a skilled and experienced artist with a worthy message of hope within darkness. That very rock formation graces the cover of the album, and from that fateful day on, Griff’s life has been powerfully transformed. Griff says “This is the long-awaited showing-up for my own life as an artist. The music paints a picture of an inner-knowing and the rekindling of hope when we feel lost. Canyons and Waves is a musical journey illuminating the Healing Path from darkness and pain back to gratitude and presence. Imagine the “Canyon” as the mysterious and intricate groove on a vinyl record. The “Wave” is the transformative sound energy coming forth… amplified, multiplied… leading lost souls homeward.”

Griff’s signature musical voice is best described as “artistic roots-rock,” an amalgamation of rural Americana, blues, folk, elements of avant-garde, prog, and album-side rock.  Besides being a sage and sensitive songwriter, and soulful vocalist, Griff is a subtly virtuosic guitarist and a tone poet. He can coax a bevy of soundscapes with just his hands, from dirty Delta-blues, to stinging and firey rock, to pastoral folk, to sensual and lyrical slide playing, to sweet country filigree, and beyond.

Griff is a musician’s musician who as a sideman guitarist has performed, recorded and toured internationally with artists such as John Mayer, Billie Myers, Bryan Beller (Joe Satriani, The Aristocrats, Dethklok), Nina Storey, and the Mike Keneally Band (Frank Zappa, Andy Partridge, Steve Vai). Griff is the founder of Hilltop Frog Recording Studios, and the indie label Impropriety Records.

Griff Peters plays gorgeous guitar” - Mike Keneally

Born into a musical family in Southern California, Griff started playing piano when he was very young. He quickly infuriated his piano teacher by neglecting beginner’s classical studies in favor of learning intricate ragtime and boogie-woogie songs by ear.

After discovering his grandfather’s old electric guitar at age 14, Griff discovered his passion and innate abilities to play Chicago electric blues and more modern blues rock. By his senior year in high school, he was sneaking out early to study music at the local college. Soon, Griff was a teen professional musician with a full schedule. He attended college classes in the morning; gave guitar lessons in the evening; and gigged in smoky bars late at night. Eventually, he graduated with honors from Berklee College of Music.

Griff would go on to have an impressive career in music, but the need to create his own solo album was always present. “I finally dispensed with all the excuses, purged my calendar and focused my mind towards creating a serious artistic statement. Immediately, musical ideas just flooded in,” Griff reveals. Canyons and Waves is the result of this all-consuming outpouring of songs. “The songwriting and recording stage was a prolific period of happy insanity. I wrote, recorded and produced all the music at my own facility, Hilltop Frog Studios in California. From the very beginning, I envisioned the Canyons and Waves album as a vinyl release. Vinyl enjoys undeniable appeal and clout, especially in modern times. The proven combination of both sonic excellence and time-tested longevity remains the artistic high-water mark of the recorded music medium. I’m very blessed to see my vision of this album fulfilled as a deluxe double-vinyl album with exceptional artwork and quality, like my favorite records from the past.”

Outside of music Griff enjoys exploring the deep spiritual aspects of nature, art, photography, and the Zen practice of rock balancing. Griff’s photography is intrinsically linked to the Canyons and Waves experience, with his 24-page liner notes of breathtaking images featured as a visual compendium to the music on the deluxe 45-RPM 180-gram double-vinyl available at griffpeters.com. “I wanted to compliment the auditory experience of the songs with striking visuals of peace, hope, and joy from different stages of my life,” Griff shares.

Griff will be promoting Canyons and Waves with shows and videos of the songs being performed live in the studio, onstage, and in breathtaking natural expanses. He will also be performing and releasing more new songs in the months ahead. Reflecting back on his epiphanic journey, Griff says: “Music says things that cannot be said otherwise. It reaches people’s hearts in places that cannot be reached by any other way. I’m using music this time around to transcend barriers and gently say ‘Hey - I’ve been there, too, but now I’ve found a better way.’”

Release date: February 10, 2023

To purchase: https://griffpeters.com/shop/

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9/15/2022

Out Of The Archives Comes A Vintage Rarities Collection From Legendary British Rock Band HUMBLE PIE!

Los Angeles, CA – Fans of classic, hard-chargin’ blues rock take note! A superb collection of mid’70s rare recordings from blues rock institution Humble Pie is being released this month. I Need A Star In My Life features studio recordings from 1974-1976 with unmistakable HP vocalist Steve Marriott along with bassist Greg Ridley and guitarist Clem Clempson. Together this trio experimented with a variety of styles and sounds as they composed several new songs as well as rearranging songs by soul legend Sam Cooke, blues giant Bo Diddley, and others. King Crimson saxophonist Mel Collins even pops in for a special guest appearance!

These recordings have been completely digitally remastered and packaged with full liner notes from music journalist Dave Thompson. I Need A Star In My Life is available now on all formats including CD, digital and multiple vinyl configurations!

Order the CD/VINYL: https://cleorecs.com/store/?s=humble+pie+i+need+a+star&post_type=product

Stream the album: https://orcd.co/humble_pie_i_need_a_star

Also be sure to check out the companion 7” featuring the band’s take on Sam Cooke’s “Shake” as well as an ultra rare track “Bluestalk” featuring the original guitarist of The Rolling Stones, Brian Jones!

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Track List:
1. Shake
2. Mona
3. Lend Us A Quid
4. Send Me Some Lovin'
5. She Moves Me Man
6. Street Rat
7. Captain Goatcabin's Balancing Stallions
8. High And Happy
9. Be My Baby
10. It's All Over
11. Bluegrass Interval
12. Don't Take But A Few Minutes
13. Louisiana Blues
14. You're A Heartbreaker
15. I Need A Star In My Life
16. Cocaine
17. I'll Find You
18.Lord Let Me Hold Out
19. Hambone
20. Signed Sealed

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8/03/2022

Blues Rock Guitar Legend PAT TRAVERS Gets Set For New Album Release, Shares New Single “RONNIE” In Tribute To His Friend RONNIE MONTROSE!

Los Angeles, CA – Pat Travers, the blues rock icon and guitar-slingin' wizard is set to return to center stage with a masterful new studio album to be released worldwide on August 19. The Art Of Time Travel is a solid testament to the magic of Travers’ unique brand of classic blues rock, which has that supernatural ability to transport listeners into the not-too-distant past when rock was king and guitars dominated the airwaves – all while still sounding as fresh and relevant as ever.

Indeed, The Art Of Time Travel harkens back to the muscular playing of Travers’ late ‘70s heyday, when the artist was topping the charts with smokin’ hot albums such as Crash and Burn and the live Go For What You Know album, yet still tackles current topics such as the COVID quarantine (“Breaking Up In Lockdown”). One of the standout songs is Travers’ emotional and cathartic tribute to his friend and mentor, the late Ronnie Montrose. Montrose was one of the most gifted and influential guitarists of his time, whose profound impact on Travers can be heard on the single “Ronnie” and throughout The Art Of Time Travel.

Stream the single: https://orcd.co/pat_travers_ronnie

Travers had this to say about his relationship with Ronnie: “I was hugely influenced by Ronnie Montrose as a guitar player and band leader. I first saw him playing guitar for Edgar Winter. I just loved his attitude as the lead guitar player. He always had this intense look in his eyes like he was ready to bust out a smoking guitar riff at any second. He became a good friend and it was always a blast to talk with him on the phone. I mentioned to him once about his intense gaze when I had seen him live and he told me that his brothers called him ‘Captain Hi-beams’ when they were kids. I thought that was funny. Ronnie was a very, very nice guy and I miss him.”

Order The Art Of Time Travel now on CD, vinyl or digital!

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Track List:
1. The Art Of Time Travel
2. Ronnie
3. No Worries At All
4. Over And Over
5. Push Yourself
6. Move On
7. Full Spectrum
8. Breaking Up In Lockdown
9. I Feel Good
10. Natalie

For All Things Pat Travers please visit: www.pattravers.com

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7/19/2022

Blues Vixen SAMANTHA FISH Set To Release Her First Live Collection, Shares Single Today!

Los Angeles – The New York Times called Samantha Fish “an impressive blues guitarist who sings with sweet power.” But don’t let the sweetness fool you – Fish is a deadly talent, a multi-threat performer who began her career in 2009 and has been the talk of the blues world for some time all while racking up awards for both her studio albums as well as her live performances. Now, Fish is about to hit another landmark – her first ever collection of live recordings!

Simply titled Live, this album showcases Fish’s dexterous playing as well as her impressive vocals. Longtime fans will recognize the tracks on Live from her superb breakout album, 2019’s Kill Or Be Kind. But her renditions here roar with ferocious power, more raw and primal than their studio counterparts, without losing any of the subtlety that makes Fish such a well-rounded talent. Just checkout the killer version of “Bulletproof,” which is being released today on all music platforms.

Stream/download the single: https://orcd.co/samantha_fish_bulletproof

Live is set to be released August 5 on digital platforms and in a special limited-edition PINK vinyl album that is simply to DIE for!

Pre-order the vinyl: https://cleorecs.com/store/shop/samantha-fish-live-pink-vinyl/

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TRACK LIST:
SIDE A
1. Kill Or Be Kind
2. Love Letters
3. Dream Girl
4. She Don't Live Around Here

SIDE B
1. Watch It Die
2. Fair-Weather
3. Bulletproof

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6/30/2022

Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band Alumni Jeff Cotton To Release His Debut Solo Album “The Fantasy Of Reality” On Madfish August 12, 2022

Jeff Cotton of Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band fame will be releasing his first ever solo album “The Fantasy of Reality” on Madfish on August 12, 2022.

After playing guitar, lap steel and vocals with the legendary Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band, appearing on the ground breaking album “Trout Mask Replica” (under the pseudonym Antennae Jimmy Semens), as well as playing on “Strictly Personal” & “Mirror Man,” Cotton withdrew from the commercial music business for nearly 50 years. Using the island state of Hawaii as a home base, he emerges from his seclusion in 2022 with his first ever solo album; “The Fantasy of Reality.”

Whimsical, playful and tongue-in-cheek – Cotton delivers a psychedelic journey that will delight Beefheart devotees while bringing plenty of new ideas to the table across the sprawling 22 track, 66-minute runtime. “Trout Mask Replica” cover designer Cal Schenkel collaborates once again as he returns to contribute to the internal artwork of the album to continue the Captain Beefheart canon into the 2020s.

Across the decades, the Magic Band’s power and influence has only grown in might, and the cult following of 1969’s “Trout Mask Replica” still excites fans to this day, in part due to the mystery and enigma of members such as Antennae Jimmy Semens (aka Jeff Cotton). In 1967, Cotton was scoped by Don Van Vliet – Captain Beefheart himself, replacing Ry Cooder on guitar. He then went one to help craft some of Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band’s most vibrant recordings and later contributed to the cult band MU.

Now blending together musical strands such as jazz, delta blues, Hawaiian and the avant-garde to create a melting pot of ideas, Cotton will astonish fans with his comeback.

The magic will continue on “The Fantasy of Reality,” which will be released on CD & Digital via Madfish with PRE ORDERS AVAILABLE HERE (https://jeffcotton.lnk.to/fantasyofreality)

Track List:
1. Does It Work For You
2. It Never Ceases To Blow My Mind
3. Ivy
4. Green Bamboo
5. He Made The Eagle
6. Elvirus
7. This Gentle Earth
8. All Things New
9. Crusin` Hamakua
10. Together We Sail
11. The Space Between Us All
12. On The Thread
13. Aloha
14. The Liberation Song
15. The Breeze Of Oblivion
16. Heavy
17. The Season Of The Awakening
18. Mother Earth Needs Healing
19. Together
20. Hear The Word
21. It Would Take An Angel
22. Clean In Nature`s Stream

For more information: https://www.madfishmusic.com/artists/jeff-cotton/

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5/18/2022

Blues-Rock Band Until The Sun To Release New Live Album “A Night At The Rhythm Room”

Rocking Blues band Until The Sun’s new live album, “A Night at the Rhythm Room,” was recorded January 13, 2022 at the historic blues venue. The Rhythm Room, one of the last of the remaining old school blues clubs in the country, proved a fantastic stage to record the show.

Until the Sun recorded ten songs consisting mostly of new material. The album has two covers, the Etta James classic, “At Last,” and the Led Zeppelin tune, “Whole Lotta Love.” Until The Sun played the slow blues song, “Burning Home,” first released off their second album, “Drowning in Blue.” All the other songs are new originals.

The band gave a hard-hitting soulful performance that all the members were happy with. Larry Elyea at Minds Eye Studio recorded and engineered the show and the album was mixed and mastered at Minds Eye Studio. The show was filmed as well as recorded and the video will be released to YouTube when the album is out.

Until The Sun features Brandon Teskey on lead guitar, Bruce Jensen on bass guitar, Chris Tex on drums, and Alyssa Swartz on vocals.

Says Brandon, “The show that was filmed nearly didn’t happen. There were dozens of factors working against us. Up to just days prior we were unsure if the recording would actually take place, while the whole time we were practicing more intensely than ever before. I was almost in disbelief when it did happen. But the show that was captured went great. The album consists of mostly new material and I think it’s the best thing we’ve done. It’s a great snapshot of our live sound. We wanted a live album with mostly new material, like Hendrix did with the Band of Gypsys. Something that stood alone as a piece of work instead of a live version of previously released songs. Overall I think it’s the best material we’ve ever put out.”

Chris adds, “Playing the Rhythm Room during the COVID pandemic was a once in a lifetime event, as well as energizing since music has been therapy for so many people during these trying times. I was impressed by the sound quality and the energy we captured in our live show! I feel like the recording certainly captured our raw and powerful blues rock sound!”

Alyssa concludes, “My favorite thing in the world is to perform in front of a live audience. It was so exciting to be out playing our hearts out for everyone who came out!”

Until the Sun was formed in 2017. Their music includes and often fuses elements of Blues, Alternative Rock, Pink-Floyd-esque Psychedelia, and Jazz. Until the Sun quickly began playing national shows, has opened up for famous Blues and Rock artists, and has played world renowned venues.

Until the Sun released their first album, “Blackheart,” in 2019 and completed their second album “Drowning in Blue” in 2021. Brandon, Bruce, Chris, and Alyssa all poured their hearts and souls into striving for what was before unattained levels of musicianship, songwriting, tone, performance, and reaching new levels of professionalism that continues to develop.

Until the Sun is a band that is as subversive as they come. While embracing the traditional Blues playstyles, the band adds aspects of alternative rock, psychedelia, and jazz to the mix.” – Buzz Music

An honest take on that great southern trendkill that is delta deep and crossroads strong, Until the Sun twist that with modern flair into a style all their own with a raucous and gritty track that needs multiple listens just to take it all in.” - Ryan Martin, Jammerzine.

Until the sun put out a stellar debut record” - Andrew Daly, Vinyl Writer

To pre-order:
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3/17/2022

FS3 Trio Featuring Austrian Guitarist Joe Doblhofer Releases Debut Album “Cats ‘n’ Strats”

Joe Doblhofer is a Linz/Austrian based guitar player with musical roots in both European Classical and American Blues and Rock music, fused with a deep dedication to Jazz and other related forms of improvisational and interactive music. Working with German Jazz-Metal crossover band Panzerballett since 2010 he has now released his own trio's debut album with his trio FS3 titled “Cats ‘n’ Strats”, a well-balanced mix of composition and improvisation, stylistically drawing from both traditions in Jazz and Blues as well as conceptional approaches found in contemporary classical music.

The idea behind “Cats ‘n’ Strats” was to combine all the aspects of making music that matter the most to Joe into one project. He wanted to make music that would balance composed parts with space for interaction and improvisation, and satisfy his need for both sophistication and savageness.

Says Joe, “‘Cats ‘n’ Strats’ blends together my affection for the possibilities of expression that the electric guitar provides with my love for Blues and Rock as well as my interest for intellectually demanding approaches known from Jazz and Contemporary Classical Music. The tunes are supposed to work equally well live in a trio setting as well as produced tracks on the album.”

Being born into a musical family Joe experienced education in classical music from an early age on taking his first steps into making music with the violin. It was not until the age of 14 when he first discovered the electric guitar as his means of expression, and with it a musical culture diametrically opposed to the one he had been exposed to so far.

While first being fascinated by the rawness and power of guitar based music he later discovered the limitless possibilities of the guitar in terms of creating a distinct musical language by combining its dynamic and expressional abilities with the offerings that an academic approach to music theory and composition were able to contribute. It is this dialectic between savageness and sophistication that has been driving his musical journey ever since, resulting in his long time engagement with German Jazz-Metal act Panzerballett as well as his own trio project FS3. As a sideman he has worked with Ian Paice (Deep Purple), Randy Brecker, Mathias “IA” Eklundh (Freak Kitchen), Trilok Gurtu and others.

Says Joe, “The music to this album was written over the course of several years. After being exposed to a lot of different approaches to composition during my studies of Jazz at the university and as a sideman for projects ranging from Jazz/Metal Crossover to classical Orchestra I had to figure out what in particular would work for the music I had in mind.  The basic tracks were recorded live at a studio to get some musical interaction going. After that a lot of time went into developing parts around the original recordings as I love enhancing a track by creating little arranged details around obvious interactive parts. I want listeners to be aware though that this is a band record with real people interacting and taking musical risks. The music is supposed to be played live which was the reason to make the record in the first place.”

FS3 is:
Florian Kasper - Drums
Gerald Kiesewetter - Bass
Joe Doblhofer – Guitars

The basic tracks were recorded Feb. 14th - 16th, 2020 at Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität Linz. Additional recordings March till May, November 2020.

Produced by FS3, engineered by Matthias Kronsteiner, mixed by Tobi Wöhrer, mastering by  Michael Haider @AlphaMastering & Alphakustik.

Cover Design by Edith Gappmaier. Pics by Reinhard Winkler.

All Tracks composed by Joe Doblhofer

Videos:
Album Teaser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TX1H3u79DdY
Soldersniffer Blues: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTcP4EIz94s

Track list:
1 - Necessary Evil 08:18
2 - Hustle & Slo 07:09
3 - Soldersniffer Blues 07:02
4 - Loony & Blue 07:03
5 - (Ballad Of The) Blue Genes 09:51
6 - Tech Republic 05:06
7 - Black Sheep Waltz 06:08
8 - LN (feat. Jan Zehrfeld) 07:56
9 - Lost In The Shuffle 07:24
10 - Ragdoll Boogie 05:14

To purchase:
Released on Cats ‘n’ Strats Records, the album is available from www.joedoblhofer.com/shop as CD, 180g Vinyl and Download, as well as on all major streaming and download platforms.
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/1FNn9bMoauafkI9Wcq87vE
Apple Music: https://geo.music.apple.com/at/album/_/1601175392?
Amazon Music: https://music.amazon.com/albums/B09NRYSZMS
Tidal: https://listen.tidal.com/album/209652886
Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/album/281274491

For more information:
Web: www.joedoblhofer.com
Joe's artist page on FB: www.facebook.com/joedoblhoferofficial
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3/09/2022

Tony Palmer’s “All You Need Is Love” Documentary Limited Unique Signed Collectors Edition Box Set

“All You Need Is Love” is a landmark production that first aired in the 1970s.

Director Tony Palmer’s 17-part documentary covers the history of modern popular music, from its earliest origins through the mid-70s. Among the included genres are folk, ragtime, musical theatre, swing, jazz, blues and of course rock ‘n’ roll.

Palmer interviewed more than 300 subjects, and he enlisted the help of experts and personalities in the music field, including Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Feather and Nik Cohn, to provide the background for each episode. The documentary’s title is taken from the 1967 Beatles song written by John Lennon, a friend of Tony’s.

The Box Contains:
1) A hand signed by Tony Palmer certificate
2) All 17 one hour episodes on 5 DVDs of the classic TV series
3) 322 page long out-of-print original book with black & white and colour photos
4) 28 page brochure with all the background
5) A complete facsimile of Tony Palmer’s diary for 1975 showing where and when the films were made...
6) A reproduction of the “A monumental achievement. Thank you” telegram sent by JOHN LENNON personally to Tony Palmer

Here’s what the press has said about Tony Palmer’s “All You Need Is Love”:

It’s subtitled ‘The Story of Popular Music,’ and it really is, in nearly 15 hours, on five discs… How great must this be? See for yourself.” (EW Pick, “A” Rating) - Ken Tucker, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

“Calling this five-disc, 17-episode walk through history of pop music ‘comprehensive’ is like calling the Bible ‘important’… All You Need Is Love is a musical education in a box.” - Ryan Dombal, BLENDER

“There's no shortage of ambition in this 17-episode series directed in 1977 for  British TV by music journalist and filmmaker Tony Palmer. Subtitled 'The Story of  Popular Music,' this is the closest we will ever get to a definitive portrait of such a sprawling topic.” - Sean Axmaker, MSN.com

“This rigorous and compelling documentary series is a one-stop shop for the wisdom and development of pop.” - Andrew Perry, MOJO (UK)

“For an entertaining and informative history of popular music up through the mid-70’s, you could not do any better than this engrossing series.” - Curt Fields, WASHINGTON POST

“The idea of documenting the entire in-depth history of something as mercurial as popular music is the kind of epic task that could make even Ken Burns blanch. And yet that’s exactly what British journalist and filmmaker Tony Palmer did in the mid-’70s, with the impossibly expansive 'All You Need Is Love: The Story of Popular Music.'” - Bilge Ebiri, TIME OUT NEW YORK

“Tony Palmer’s 'All You Need Is Love' was hailed in its day and looks even better now, thanks to Palmer's blend of stock footage, electrifying performances and thoughtful narration.”  - Noel Murray, LA TIMES

“…an impressive achievement, scholarly, opinionated and entertaining, seamlessly blending archive and fresh footage with an impressive cast of talking heads.” - Peter Kane, Q MAGAZINE (UK)

“…Undeniably the most ambitious attempt to document the changing face of popular music ever to reach the TV screen.” - Terry Staunton, CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE

“…An astute, fine-tooth-combing through popular music in all its hues and ages.” - Linda Laban, BOSTON GLOBE

“…Holds your interest throughout – though you’ll certainly need more than one viewing to absorb it all.” (4 stars) - Gillian G. Gaar, GOLDMINE

For more information: https://www.tonypalmerdvd.com/products/a-limited-unique-signed-collectors-edition-all-you-need-is-love-box-set

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3/08/2022

Blues Rock Guitar Legends THE PAT TRAVERS BAND Continue To Push Themselves To New Heights, Releases Epic New Single & 7”!

Los Angeles, CA - He is one of the most indomitable guitar slingers of his generation. An unstoppable force of bold tone, electrifying musicianship and dynamic performance. No wonder he’s been able to persevere through numerous decades of musical fads and trends, staying true to his artform and calling. And now Pat Travers and his band steps forward once again with a blazing new single, “Push Yourself.”

Built around Travers’ trademark Fender Strat, “Push Yourself” crackles with intensity and bravado. The guitar playing is matched in grittiness and power by Travers’ own vocals, which ring out like a wakeup call to anyone thinking that this veteran blues rocker will be resting on his laurels.

As Travers himself puts it, “‘Push Yourself’ is a mantra I use when I need to get my ass in gear and get stuff done. Pretty simple.”

Stream the single: https://orcd.co/pat_travers_push_yourself

Also check out the killer video cut together for “Push Yourself,” which was assembled using recent live footage of Travers tearing up the stage intercut with scenes from the recent Lynyrd Skynyrd dramatization Street Survivors: The True Story Of The Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash.

Watch the video: PUSH YOURSELF VIDEO (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGyKfuwcIy0)

In addition to the single being available on all digital platforms, it will also be pressed on limited edition RED 7” vinyl backed with another new cut “Full Spectrum” both of which are set to appear on Travers’ new studio album coming later this year!

Buy the vinyl: https://cleorecs.com/store/shop/pat-travers-push-yourself-limited-edition-colored-7-vinyl/

See The Pat Travers Band on tour. Dates and ticket links below. And in even more exciting news, the Pat Travers Band will be performing live with good friends Cactus featuring Carmine Appice for a series of limited engagements.  

SATURDAY, MARCH 12th - KENT STAGE, KENT OH
Appearing with Cactus
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SUNDAY, MARCH 13th - SELLERSVILLE THEATRE, SELLERSVILLE, PA
Appearing with Cactus
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SATURDAY, MARCH 26th - UPTOWN ART EXPO FEST Altamonte Springs, FL
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FRIDAY, APRIL 22nd - Tampa Bay Seafood & Music Festival - Tampa, FL
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FRIDAY, APRIL 29th - BACKSEAT BAR & GRILL- WINCHESTER, VA
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FRIDAY, MAY 20th - RAMONA MAINSTAGE- RAMONA, CA
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SATURDAY, JUNE 11th - LUDLOW GARAGE, CINCINNATI, OH
Appearing with Cactus
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SUNDAY, JUNE 12th - TOKEN LOUNGE, WESTLAND, MI
Appearing with Cactus
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THURSDAY, JUNE 16th - REGGIE’S ROCK CLUB, CHICAGO, IL
Appearing with Cactus
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FRIDAY, JUNE 17th - WILDEY THEATER- EDWARDSVILLE, IL
Appearing with Cactus
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SATURDAY, JUNE 18th - THE ARCADA THEATRE, ST CHARLES, IL
Appearing with Cactus
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Track List:
SIDE A
Push Yourself

SIDE B
Full Spectrum

FOR ALL THINGS PAT TRAVERS BAND: www.pattravers.com

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2/03/2022

British Blues Legend JOHN MAYALL Shines On New Vinyl Reissue Of Vintage 1980 Studio Album ROAD SHOW BLUES!

Los Angeles - The name John Mayall is now and will forever be uttered with utmost reverence and respect among blues music aficionados. The man practically launched the British blues rock explosion of the ‘60s with his band John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers, which became the proving ground for everyone from a young up-and-comer Strat-slingin’ phenom going by the name of Eric Clapton as well as Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor, Fleetwood Mac’s Peter Green & John McVie, Cream’s Jack Bruce and numerous others.

But Mayall had enough juice of his own to fly solo as well both on stage and in the studio, and his many solo albums prove just that. For starters, check out the superb 1980 album Mayall released, Road Show Blues. The album combines the best of Mayall’s qualities - original songs, soulful vocals, and of course fiery guitar playing. This brilliant set is now being reissued with revamped artwork featuring vintage photos in both a CD digipak as well as a limited-edition gatefold jacket with RED MARBLE vinyl!

Buy the CD/VINYL: https://cleorecs.com/store/shop/john-mayall-road-show-blues-limited-edition-red-marble-vinyl/

Stream/download the digital: https://orcd.co/john_mayall_road_show_blues

TRACK LIST:
1. Why Worry
2. Road Show
3. Mama Talk To Your Daughter
4. A Big Man
5. Lost And Gone
6. Mexico City (Live)
7. John Lee Boogie
8. Reaching For A Mountain
9. Baby What You Want Me To Do (Live)

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12/06/2021

Blues Guitarist Brandon Teskey To Release Second Solo Album “Screaming Into The Void” November 25, 2021

Brandon Teskey is a blues guitarist, known most notably as the guitar player and songwriter of the blues rock band, Until the Sun. His music includes and often fuses elements of Blues, Fusion, Alternative Rock, Psychedelia, and Jazz.

Brandon’s forthcoming second solo album titled “Screaming Into The Void’ is an eclectic array of blues, rock, fusion, jazz, psychedelic, and alternative music that spans throughout an album with surprising twists and turns. Discontent with tired formulas, or being confined to a single genre, Brandon Teskey finds creative freedom in an album that breaks all the rules and lets the truth of the music speak for itself. Though the album features two songs with Brandon singing, and two songs with Alyssa Swartz (Until the Sun) singing, the mostly instrumental guitar driven album delves into a variety of styles exploring the expanse of musicianship and virtuosity the players have to offer.

Says Brandon, “I strove to create true musical artwork that spoke for itself. It encompassed many of my favorite musical genres, while still staying true to my blues rock roots.”

The album was recorded at Mind’s Eye Studio in Glendale Arizona. It was produced by Brandon Teskey and engineered by Larry Elyea. There are twelve tracks on the album. Most of the songs are original, however, it does feature a few covers including, “Side Tracked” by Freddy King, “Equinox” by John Coltrane, and “Autumn Leaves” by Joseph Kosma and Jacques Prevert.

Brandon assembled a world class group of musicians to play on the project. The personnel includes: Brandon Teskey, on Guitar and Vocals, Chris Tex (Until the Sun), on Drums, Jon Nadel (Marbin) on Bass, Will Kyriazis on Keyboard, Danny Markovitch (Marbin) on Saxophone and Alyssa Swartz on Vocals.


Brandon Teskey was born and raised in Southern California. At age 11 he began playing guitar and was exposed to Blues music shortly thereafter and became consumed with the playing of Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Albert King, Robert Johnson, Albert Collins, and T-Bone Walker, as well as Rock artists like Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, and Eric Johnson. Along with his obsession with guitar playing also came the obsession of songwriting and almost as soon as he had picked up the instrument, he began coming up with chord progressions and penning lyrics.

By the time Brandon was 15 years old, he had joined an established blues band with some members forty years his senior and by the time he was 16, he had played the prominent San Juan Capistrano venue, The Coach House, where he had seen many of his idols play as a kid. Brandon further developed his playing, becoming intrigued with the technical and harmonic sophistication of players like Scott Henderson, Robben Ford, and John Scofield and began studying the works of Jazz musicians like Charlie Parker, Wes Montgomery, Django Reinhardt, and Joe Pass.

Brandon moved to Arizona to attend Arizona State University in the summer of 2003, studying Music and Philosophy. While attending ASU, he met Bruce Jensen where they formed their first Rock band, playing gigs all across the Phoenix valley. In 2011 Brandon and Bruce formed bluesy hard rock band ‘Corium’. The band released an EP and opened for many national performers across Arizona.

In 2017, Brandon released “The Chime”, a solo rock instrumental album which combined influences of Rock, Delta Blues, Electronic Rock, and Jazz. The same year Brandon, along with other bandmates, formed ‘Until the Sun’, which allowed Brandon to return to his Blues-Rock roots and opened new doors of creativity in his song writing and playing. In 2019 Until the Sun released their debut album, “Blackheart”, followed by their 2021 album, “Drowning in Blue”. Throughout 2021 Until the Sun played numerous shows and went on some small tours, despite the Covid lockdown.

In June of 2021, Brandon began recording his second solo album, “Screaming Into The Void”. Throughout the recording process, he pushed himself to the limits of his playing ability and the boundaries of his creativity to make true musical art. The mostly instrumental album defies the genre boundaries and includes rock, blues, fusion, psychedelic and jazz songs. Says Brandon, “I pushed myself beyond the limits of my playing and writing ability.”

To purchase:
http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1590500629?ls=1&app=itunes
http://itunes.apple.com/album/id/1590500629

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/people/Brandon-Teskey/100050206731848/

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11/30/2021

LESLIE WEST’s Bluesy Version Of “SILENT NIGHT” Is Released On 7” Vinyl!

Los Angeles, CA - Talk about the perfect stocking stuffer for guitar lovers! Check out this fantastic 7” vinyl from the celebrated guitarist and founding member of classic rock giants Mountain, Leslie West, who passed away just a few days before Christmas 2020. The vinyl’s A-side is a deeply moving instrumental version of the beloved holiday hymn “Silent Night,” originally released in 2015 on the Blues Christmas compilation, that opens with a gorgeous and moving acoustic guitar arpeggiation before West comes in with a massive electric slide guitar like a six-string slingin’ Santa coming down the chimney. The track is the perfect distillation of West’s unique combination of tough and tender playing, and a beautiful way to make this holiday season a little extra bright.

Stream/download “Silent Night”: https://orcd.co/leslie_west_silent_night

The B-side is no lump of coal either, it’s a killer cover of The Doors’ “Roadhouse Blues” with organist Brian Auger and blues master Rod Piazza! This 7” is available as a limited-edition BLUE vinyl release, so don’t delay and pick one up for the blues rock lover in your life today!

Order the 7”: https://cleorecs.com/store/shop/leslie-west-silent-night-limited-edition-7-colored-vinyl/


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11/17/2021

Classic Jump Blues and Swing Group Virginia and The Slims Release Debut Full-Length Album “Busman’s Holiday"

Popular North Carolina jump blues and swing group Virginia and The Slims have released their debut full-length album “Busman’s Holiday”! The CD features 10 original songs, seven of which were composed by founding member James Kamp. As described by Mountain Xpress’s Bill Kopp, “The results balance modern musical sensibilities with the retro quality of classic jump blues and swing.”

Says the band, “The CD seeks to bridge and capture the nostalgic vintage of jump blues with new song material. We even insisted on using a vintage photo for the cover art.”

Virginia and The Slims started in the Summer of 2013 with Virginia DeMoss on vocals, Perry Lavin on drums, James Kamp on tenor sax, Harry Schaefer on bass, Ginger Drake on alto sax and Sean Anderson, on guitar. Virginia’s husband came up with the name and the band loved it.

The idea was to play blues but to play songs people would respond to, especially swing or jump blues as no one else locally was focusing on that. Eventually Virginia left to start a family, Ginger left for Nashville, and Perry and Harry left to pursue their first love, Indian classical music. James and Sean reorganized with Sid Heilbraun, a rock solid bassist, and Brian Gant, a Nashville pro on drums. Rebecca O’Quinn came on board as the new singer. After about a year she left, and the band met their current vocalist, Joanna Best. Joanna can bring across old time blues like no one’s business and has a great disposition. Then Virginia and The Slims added a long term friend and killer harmonica player, Bill Mattocks as well as saxophonist Vinny Corda and Marco Noto on drums. Howie Neal joined on Guitar, John Davis on Bass, John Barrett on drums for the recording of the CD.

A highlight of ‘Busman’s Holiday’ is the Kamp composition ‘Let it Go.’ With a saucy melody and a familiar blues structure, the song showcases the straightforward simplicity of Virginia and the Slims’ current configuration. The tune has been in the band’s repertoire since at least 2016, but the new recording takes the song at a faster tempo and showcases newest member Neal’s lead guitar skills.” – Bill Kopp, Mountain Xpress

In support of the release of “Busman’s Holiday” album, Virginia and The Slims have taken a mini tour across NC with backup guitar by Charlie “Mojo” Rapp and Charles Singletary on bass. Currently Charlie plays bass and Charles plays keys. The band’s calendar stays relatively busy with local venues. Plans to travel more and play festivals are currently in the works.

In closing the band has this to impart, “We will keep playing so folks can dance and enjoy blues-based music that is upbeat.”

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https://virginiaandtheslims.hearnow.com/busman-s-holiday
https://www.pandora.com/artist/virginia-and-the-slims/busmans-holiday/ALZKVnZp2fgtXlK
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8/05/2021

New 7” Vinyl Commemorates HUMBLE PIE’s Fiery Performance Of “I DON’T NEED NO DOCTOR”!

Los Angeles, CA - In 1973 and throughout much of the early ‘70s, British blues rock powerhouse Humble Pie had as the centerpiece of their widely hailed and massively popular live show an epic, barnstorming blues rock cover of the 1966 R&B tune penned by Nick Ashford (of Ashford & Simpson), “I Don’t Need No Doctor.” In the hands (and voice) of vocalist Steve Marriott, the song would explode on the stage with a galloping drum beat and glorious backup vocals, breaking down in the middle for some extended guitar solos by the group’s two six-string slingers before Marriott would return to lead the crowd in a joyful call-and-response singing of the chorus like he was leading an old tent revival of spiritual ecstasy. So extraordinary was the band’s live version of the song, they never even attempted a studio version, however, an edited version of the band’s 1971 performance was released as a single and issue on 7”. Now, another even more fiery performance of the track, from the band’s 1973 concert at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom has been edited down and prepared for release on a limited edition 7” vinyl as well as on all digital music platforms.

Stream/download the single: https://orcd.co/humble_pie_i_dont_need_no_doctor

This new 7” comes in your choice of either SILVER or PURPLE vinyl and includes a smokin’ hot studio version of another Humble Pie cover on the b-side, James Brown’s “Think!”

Order the 7” vinyl: https://cleorecs.com/store/shop/humble-pie-i-dont-need-no-doctor-limited-edition-colored-7-vinyl/

Track List:
SIDE A
I Don’t Need No Doctor (Live 1973)

SIDE B
Think

Press inquiries:
Glass Onyon PR
Billy James
PH: 828-350-8158
glassonyonpr@gmail.com


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