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Showing posts with label Guitarist. Show all posts

10/15/2020

Blind Guitar Legend Joey Stuckey Releases New Single Featuring Randall Bramblett

Featuring Randall Bramblett of Traffic and Steve Winwood and Charlie Hoskyns of The Popes

Joey Stuckey, the official music ambassador for Macon, Georgia, the “southern rock capital of the world”, releases a new single “You Know My Name”.

It is a smoky blues rock track sizzling with lusty performances making every note pulse with attitude and is a swampy musical romp about a love that is partnered with lust for a woman that isn’t always interested in staying in the relationship.

The song is part praise of the perfect woman, part plea for her to stay and part rebuke of some of the nonsense she pulls.

In the lyrics you can hear the story unfold “Love can be cruel, oh but it can be so kind. I’m not playin’ games baby, no that’s only in your jealous mind”.

The story is told with powerhouse vocals, dripping with a southern grit, while the guitar takes on the blues machinations of someone like a young Eric Clapton. With pounding drums and bass, a cookin’ horn section reminiscent of a Stax or Sun Studio track and the sweet singing  of the B3 organ, this is a must listen for blues enthusiasts!

Recorded by producer and engineer Joey Stuckey at his Macon, Georgia, Shadow Sound Studio recording facility, home of the southern sound of the 70’s, and featuring special guest Randall Bramblett of Traffic and Steve Winwood on B3 and Charlie Hoskyns of the UK band The Popes on bass. Stuckey has a new classic track as he plays and sings his heart out with his famed guest musicians and the rest of his Shadow Sound Studio session musician team!

“You Know My Name” is the seventh single the blind guitar hero has released in 2020. After performing for a packed house in January at the world famous Whisky A Go Go, plans were afoot for an expansive summer tour but due to the COVID pandemic, Stuckey had to find a new way to share his story and music. In March, he began releasing one song a month as a way of staying in touch with his worldwide fan base. “I think that the songs I have released in 2020 are some of my best work yet and I’m excited for fans to hear all the new music I’ve put out this year. ‘You Know My Name’ is my favorite recording in this year’s collection of singles”, says Stuckey.


Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/3vtLppQDuHTAIWzlhcGL4Q?si=Of1WD0xUQ9uJlykP8wyWlA

YouTube: 

For more information:
Website https://www.joeystuckey.com
Studio https://www.shadowsoundstudio.com
YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/SenateRecords
Twitter https://twitter.com/Jstuckeymusic
IG https://www.instagram.com/jstuckeymusic/
FB https://www.facebook.com/JoeyStuckeyMusic/
Newsletter https://eepurl.com/dg6LqT
Bandsintown http://www.bandsintown.com/joey-stuckey
Merch https://www.joeystuckey.com/music
Fan Zone https://www.joeystuckey.com/music/in-the-shadow-of-the-sun-fan-zone

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com

10/11/2019

Original Genesis Guitarist Anthony Phillips To Release First New Album In 7 Years "Strings Of Light" 2CD/1DVD - Released October 25, 2019


Signed Postcards Available With This Release While Stocks Last!

A Gorgeous 2CD/1DVD Set of Anthony Phillips' Brand New Album!

Featuring an NTSC / Region Free DVD of a New 5.1 Surround Sound Mix by Anthony Phillips & James Collins

Esoteric Antenna is pleased to announce the release of “Strings Of Light”, the beautiful new album by GENESIS founding member ANTHONY PHILLIPS.

For his first new album in seven years Anthony has composed and recorded the twenty-four pieces of music on this album, which span two CDs, utilizing the many beautiful and rare guitars in his collection, all of which have made “Strings Of Light” one of the finest instrumental guitar albums of Anthony’s long and acclaimed career as a musician and composer.

This set is made even more special by the inclusion of a 5.1 Surround Sound mix of album on a DVD (NTSC / Region Free). After a seven year absence of new recorded work, “Strings Of Light” is a welcome return and a fine album by a legendary musician.

TRACK LISTING

DISC ONE: CD

1. JOUR DE FÊTE
2. DIAMOND MEADOWS
3. CAPRICE IN THREE
4. CASTLE RUINS
5. MERMAIDS AND WINE MAIDENS
6. WINTER LIGHTS
7. SONG FOR ANDY
8. PILGRIMAGE OF GRACE
9. SKIES CRYING
10. MOUSE TRIP
11. RESTLESS HEART
12. STILL RAIN

DISC TWO CD

1. INTO THE VOID
2. ANDEAN EXPLORER
3. MYSTERY TALE
4. SUNSET RIVERBANK
5. TALE ENDER
6. SHORELINE
7. DAYS GONE BY
8. CRYSTALLINE
9. FLEUR-DE-LYS
10. GRAND TOUR
11. HOME ROAD
12. LIFE STORY

DISC THREE: DVD

1. JOUR DE FÊTE (5.1 SURROUND MIX)
2. DIAMOND MEADOWS
(5.1 SURROUND MIX)
3. CAPRICE IN THREE
(5.1 SURROUND MIX)
4. CASTLE RUINS (5.1 SURROUND MIX)
5. MERMAIDS AND WINE MAIDENS
(5.1 SURROUND MIX)
6. WINTER LIGHTS (5.1 SURROUND MIX)
7. SONG FOR ANDY (5.1 SURROUND MIX)
8. PILGRIMAGE OF GRACE
(5.1 SURROUND MIX)
9. SKIES CRYING (5.1 SURROUND MIX)
10. MOUSE TRIP (5.1 SURROUND MIX)
11. RESTLESS HEART
(5.1 SURROUND MIX)
12. STILL RAIN (5.1 SURROUND MIX)
13. INTO THE VOID (5.1 SURROUND MIX))
14. ANDEAN EXPLORER
(5.1 SURROUND MIX)
15. MYSTERY TALE (5.1 SURROUND MIX)
16. SUNSET RIVERBANK
(5.1 SURROUND MIX)
17. TALE ENDER (5.1 SURROUND MIX)
18. SHORELINE (5.1 SURROUND MIX)
19. DAYS GONE BY (5.1 SURROUND MIX)
20. CRYSTALLINE (5.1 SURROUND MIX)
21. FLEUR-DE-LYS (5.1 SURROUND MIX)
22. GRAND TOUR (5.1 SURROUND MIX)
23. HOME ROAD (5.1 SURROUND MIX)
24. LIFE STORY (5.1 SURROUND MIX)

NTSC REGION 0


Released October 25, 2019 on Esoteric Antenna.  

To purchase Anthony Phillips “Strings Of Light” 2CD/1DVD Digipak Edition:
https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/anthony-phillips-strings-of-light-2cd-1dvd-digipak-edition/
https://www.amazon.com/Strings-Light-2CD-1DVD-Digipak/dp/B07WGJK5R5
https://smarturl.it/APStringsOfLight

Anthony Phillips official website: http://www.anthonyphillips.co.uk/

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (USA), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

4/01/2019

Innovative Guitarist Jon Durant Releases New Solo Guitar Album "Alternate Landscapes"


Portland, OR - Following his acclaimed CD “Parting Is,” Jon Durant returns with a new solo album “Alternate Landscapes.” While both records are solo guitar, that’s also where the similarity ends.

Alternate Landscapes expands the idea of solo guitar to include MIDI guitar triggering old school synthesizer sequences and breathy wind instruments alongside Jon’s signature cloud guitar textures. The result is a strikingly original blend of highly unusual sounds and textures with the additional context of vintage synthesis all translated through the guitar. In addition, each of the four expansive tracks take the listener on an extended sonic journey through a multitude of aural landscapes.

Durant commented: “For my entire musical career, I’ve steadfastly refused to wear my influences on my sleeve. If I ever do something that sounds too much like someone else, I have always discarded it. This time I allowed myself to let, for example, my Tangerine Dream influence come to the fore, and decided to make a statement that offered homage without being too derivative.”

Continuing, Durant spoke of the very different nature of how he approached his guitar playing on “Alternate Landscapes” relative to his previous work: “I’ve always had a great love of melody, and on all my earlier work whether solo or with Burnt Belief my lead guitar was a centerpiece of what I did. The cloud guitar textures, for which I have gained a certain reputation, were usually placed in a context underneath a more obvious lead guitar melody. On Alternative Landscapes, however, I have almost eliminated the lead guitar voice in favor of letting the cloud guitar textures become the dominant theme.”

“Two of the songs, “Aragon” and “Ciel du Cheval” are solo guitar pieces, performed live in the studio with no overdubs. All the percussive elements on “Aragon are a loop played on guitar, over which I played my fretless guitar. “Ciel du Cheval” is solo cloud guitar piece all played on guitar with an E-Bow. Listeners might be reminded of the landmark work of Fripp & Eno in it’s scope and approach, though not necessarily in the sounds that emerge.”

The other two tracks involve the use of guitar synthesizer, and also include sounds of voices and trains recorded on an iPhone and played back through the pickups of a guitar and processed through Durant’s complex effects rig to render those sounds completely indistinguishable from where they began.

Guitarist Jon Durant brings a unique sense of texture and melody to his instrument. His distinctive “cloud guitar” soundscapes and engaging lead work have graced numerous CD recordings and film soundtracks. His 2018 release “Parting Is” was nominated for “Best Ambient Album” in the Zone Music Reporter awards. In 2019, several highly regarded recordings feature Jon’s work as a session player, including Stephan Thelen’s landmark “Fractal Guitar” on which Durant can be heard alongside David Torn and Marcus Reuter and many other innovative guitarists.

As executive producer of Alchemy Records, he produces recordings for internationally acclaimed artists in his small home studio. Alongside Durant's six solo albums and three Burnt Belief records (with Colin Edwin of Porcupine Tree), Alchemy has also released albums by artists Michael Manring, Gary Willis, Leni Stern/Wayne Krantz and others.



To Purchase Jon Durant's “Alternate Landscapes”:
https://jondurant.bandcamp.com/album/alternate-landscapes
https://www.amazon.com/Alternate-Landscapes-Jon-Durant/dp/B07NRF9ST6
https://burningshed.com/jon-durant_alternate-landscapes_cd?filter_tag=jon%20

Video for Burnt Belief, “Ghosts Aquatic”:


Video for Burnt Belief, “Dissemble”:


Video for Burnt Belief, “Semazen”:


Jon Durant's official website: http://www.jondurant.com

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (US), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

1/16/2019

Guitar Legend Adrian Belew Announces Re-invented Live Show With New Quartet!


Adrian Belew Quartet US Spring Tour 2019!

Adrian Belew is a legendary guitarist well-known for his diverse travels around the musical map. He is a multi-instrumentalist whose solo records are critically acclaimed. His moving singing voice and prolific songwriting has endeared a loyal fan base of music lovers. His music is being discovered everyday by more and more listeners thirsty for great music with a creative standard not often pushed by the commercial music industry.

For more than a decade the Adrian Belew Power Trio stunned audiences around the world. Now Adrian is ready to re-invent his live show with a new quartet which includes Jordan Perlson on drums, Saul Zonana on keyboards, guitar, and vocals, and bassist extraordinaire Julie Slick. The tour dates will be in support of Adrian's newest release “POP-SIDED”, coming March 2019. Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy master musicians playing great songs and having a ball!

Adrian describes the show as, “a more complete picture of most things I've done. More songs, new songs from the award-winning FLUX app, King Crimson material I haven't played for years, and a dose of classic Power Trio. It's my intention to make this the best Adrian Belew show ever!”

Adrian first appeared on the guitar-world radar when he toured with Frank Zappa who later said, “Adrian reinvented electric guitar”. Adrian's signature tones, unique use of effects and whammy bar remains completely different, and his techniques continue to be a huge influence on today's guitarists. He was guitarist, songwriter and frontman Progressive Rock Powerhouse King Crimson for over 30 years. “Discipline”, Adrian's first record with King Crimson, is listed among the most important rock records ever made.

Adrian has had a career that commands both awe and respect from fellow musicians and loyal fans, from his first solo record “The Lone Rhino” to the Atlantic Records hit album “Mr. Music Head” or any of his other 20 plus solo records that push sonic boundaries while maintaining artistic integrity. Adrian shreds on guitar but also writes  beautiful songs that will make you cry. Yes, Adrian has taken his fans on a wild ride through countless world tours and albums with David Bowie, Talking Heads, Laurie, Anderson, and Paul Simon. He truly is the Twang Bar King!



Tour dates:

February 4-9 - Cruise To The Edge - Tampa | Key West | Cozumel, MX,
http://cruisetotheedge.com/

February 28 - Tralf Music Hall - Buffalo, NY
http://tralfmusichall.com/

March 1 - Beachland Ballroom - Cleveland, OH\
http://tinyurl.com/29qlgoq

March 2 - The Hi-Fi - Indianapolis, IN
https://www.hifiindy.com

March 3 - Shank Hall - Milwaukee, WI
http://www.shankhall.com

March 5 - Slowdown - Omaha, NE
https://www.theslowdown.com/

March 6 - Fine Line Music Cafe - Minneapolis, MN
http://www.finelinemusic.com

March 8 - Old Rock House - St. Louis, MO
http://oldrockhouse.com/

March 9 - Live at Ludlow Garage - Cincinnati, OH
http://tinyurl.com/y6wc2thp

March 10 - City Winery - Nashville, TN
www.citywinery.com/nashville

March 13 - Rams Head On Stage - Annapolis, MD
https://www.ramsheadonstage.com/

March 14 - The Broadberry - Richmond, VA
https://www.thebroadberry.com/

March 15 - Lincoln Theatre - Raleigh, NC
http://lincolntheatre.com/

March 16 - City Winery - Atlanta, GA
http://www.citywinery.com/atlanta

April 4 - Old Town School of Folk Music - Maurer Hall - Chicago, IL 000
https://www.oldtownschool.org/

April 5 - Zanzabar - Louisville, KY
http://tinyurl.com/7xrhwcr

April 6 - The Magic Bag - Ferndale, MI
http://www.themagicbag.com

April 7 - Rex Theater - Pittsburgh
http://www.rextheater.net/

April 10 - City Winery - Washington D.C.
http://tinyurl.com/ybxxdycm

April 11 - Wall Street Theater - Norwalk, CT
https://wallstreettheater.com/

April 12 - SOPAC - South Orange Performing Arts Center - South Orange, NJ
https://www.sopacnow.org/

April 13 - The Suffolk Theater - Riverhead, NY
http://www.suffolktheater.com/

April 14 - Daryl's House Club - Pawling, NY
http://www.darylshouseclub.com

April 17 - The Ardmore Music Hall - Ardmore, PA
http://www.ardmoremusic.com/

April 18 - The Center for Arts in Natick - TCAN - Natick, MA
http://www.natickarts.org/

April 19 - Narrows Center for the Arts - Fall River, MA
https://www.narrowscenter.org/

April 20 - The Egg - Kitty Carlisle Hart Theatre - Albany, NY
http://www.theegg.org/

For more information: 
http://www.adrianbelew.net/
http://adrianbelew.net/shop
http://adrianbelew.net/shop/cds/fluxvol1/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AdrianBelew/

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

11/18/2018

Prog Guitarist Fernando Perdomo Releases Eagerly Anticipated 5th Album "Zebra Crossing"


“Zebra Crossing” features songwriting collaborations with Zak Nilsson (son of Harry Nilsson), Cyndi Trissel, and Beach Boys lyricist Stephen Kalinich

London - “Zebra Crossing” is the eagerly anticipated 5th full length album by Fernando Perdomo, guitarist and bassist of The Dave Kerzner Band and Jakob Dylan’s Echo In The Canyon Band.

This NEW STUDIO ALBUM was predominantly recorded at ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS and features all new original titles building up to a beautiful cover of ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’ featuring Diane Birch, Shawn Lee, and Jason and Daphna Rowe.

“Zebra Crossing” also features songwriting collaborations with Zak Nilsson (son of Harry Nilsson), Cyndi Trissel, and Beach Boys lyricist Stephen Kalinich.

The first single, “Find Love (Hold On)” features Danny Ayala and Megan Zeankowski formerly of The Lemon Twigs as well as Ken Sharp.

“'Zebra Crossing' is the culmination of my lifelong dream of making a record at Abbey Road Studio 2. When the opportunity arose I got very inspired and the songs just flowed out of me! 

“The date I was given just happened to be the 50th anniversary of the day George Harrison and Paul McCartney came in to record the first version of 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps' (as heard on “Anthology 3”), naturally I decided to record a cover of that song that day. I called up my London family and an all star band came together and that performance closes the record.

“'Zebra crossing' is my love letter to Abbey Road Studios.” -  Fernando Perdomo

 Tracks:

1. I’M HERE
2. SOMETIMES I FEEL NOTHING AT ALL
3. FIND LOVE (HOLD ON)
4. WE WERE RAISED WITH HEADPHONES ON
5. SOMEHOW
6. NOT MEANT TO BE
7. SMILE
8. SUNDAYS
9. CROWN OF STARS
10. HOME
11.ZEBRA CROSSING
12.WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS

To purchase: 
Amazon CD: http://geni.us/ZebraCrossing

Fernando Perdomo 
Producer/Singer Songwriter/Multi-Instrumentalist
www.fernandoperdomo.com

Watch Fernando Perdomo's new video for  “We Were Raised With Headphones On”, the first official video from “Zebra Crossing”:


Watch Fernando Perdomo's new video for “The Architect (Tribute to Peter Banks)”: 


Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (US), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

10/10/2018

Iconic Jethro Tull Guitarist Martin Barre Releases New Album Roads Less Travelled


Los Angeles - Martin Barre, best-known as guitarist in Jethro Tull - one of the biggest selling prog bands of all time, releases his new solo album Roads Less Travelled on Cleopatra Records on October 12, 2018.

Barre has developed his own distinctive style within the framework of Jethro Tull, and his instantly recognizable and original sound form the basis of this album. Roads Less Travelled features 11 original tracks by Barre, which reflect the last 50 years of his esteemed musical career.

Reflecting on the tracks & recording of the album, Barre says “I've concentrated on improving my songwriting over the last few years and as a result, I am really pleased with this new CD. Although my playing has a lot of space in the music, I've worked a lot harder on the arrangements and lyrics. My goal is to have a CD that keeps the listener from beginning to end. 'Roads Less Travelled' reflects my belief in taking music somewhere new.”

Barre's solo on Jethro Tull's 1971 hit “Aqualung” has been repeatedly voted as one of the top guitar solos of all time. Barre has been cited as an important influence by many virtuoso players, including Joe Bonamassa, Steve Vai & Jo Satriani and can count the likes of Mark Knopfler and Geddy Lee amongst his many fans.

Track Listing:
1. Lone Wolf
2. Out of Time
3. On My Way
4. Roads Less Travelled
5. Badcore Blues
6. Seattle
7. For No Man
8. (This Is) My Driving Song
9. You Are An Angel
10. Trinity
11. And The Band Played On

While all the songs showcase his exceptional electric guitar, acoustic guitar and mandolin playing, the Martin Barre Band also shine throughout. A long-time resident of Devon, Barre's band features several local musicians: Dan Crisp (vocals), Alan Thomson (bass/fretless bass), Darby Todd (drums), Becca Langsford (vocals/backing vocals), Josiah J (Percussion/Hammond), Aaron Graham (drums), Alex Hart (vocals/backing vocals) Buster Cottam (“stand up” bass).



About Martin Barre

Barre was the guitarist for rock band Jethro Tull from 1969 – 2012. Jethro Tull have sold an estimated 60 million albums worldwide, with 11 gold and 5 platinum albums among them and were described by Rolling Stone as “one of the most commercially successful progressive rock bands.” Barre appeared on all but their debut album during his 33 year stint with Tull and is the longest-serving member after Ian Anderson.

For four decades, Barre's career focused on Jethro Tull but in the 1990s Barre began to perform as a solo artist and has since released 7 solo studio albums. On these recordings, Barre combined rock and guitar-oriented fusion in his sound.

Martin's guitar playing has earned him a high level of respect and recognition; he was voted 25th best solo ever in the USA and 20th best solo ever in the UK for his playing on “Aqualung.” His playing on the album Crest of a Knave earned him a Grammy award in 1988.

In addition to his Jethro Tull and solo work, Martin has worked live with many other artists including: Paul McCartney, Phil Collins, Gary Moore, Jo Bonamassa and Chris Thompson and has shared a stage with such legends as Hendrix, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin.

To purchase:
Buy the CD: https://cleorecs.com/store/shop/martin-barre-roads-less-travelled-cd/
Buy the digital: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/roads-less-travelled/1436785912

Martin Barre's official website: www.Martinbarre.com

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


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9/18/2018

Blues/Rock Guitar Virtuoso Paul Nelson Announces Fall and Winter Tour Dates


Being blues/rock icon Johnny Winter's hand-picked touring and recording guitarist is just one of the accolades held by Grammy-winning guitarist Paul Nelson who has also shared the world's stages and/or recorded alongside Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Billy Gibbons, Slash, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, Vince Gill, Sonny Landreth, Ben Harper and the list goes on. With appearances on late night with David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel, Nelson a blues hall of fame artist is known for his amazing tone and playing style by an ever growing legion of fans establishing him as one of today's leading modern guitar trendsetters.

Come see why this guitarist's guitarist and band are packing houses on tour now!

PAUL NELSON TOUR DATES  2018-2019

October
10/06/18 - Hygienic Art Park - New London, CT
10/09/18 - Fanatics Pub - Lima, NY
10/11/18 - Slippery Noodle - Indianapolis, IN
10/12/18 - The Third Base - Springfield, IL
10/14/18 - Buddy Guys - Chicago, IL
10/17/18 - Zoo Bar - Lincoln, NE
10/19/18 - Knuckleheads Saloon - Kansas City, MO
10/20/18 - Corner Bar - Freemont, NE
10/21/18 - Byrons - Pomeroy, IA
10/27/18 - Lizzie Rose Music Room, Trenton, NJ

November
11/02/18 - Darwins - Sandy Springs, GA
11/03/18 - Hard Rock Cafe - Nashville, TN WDerek St Holmes
11/04/18 - Lafayettes Music Room - Memphis, TN
11/07/18 - Double Road Tavern - Jupiter, FL
11/08/18 - Leroys - Punta Gorda, FL
11/09/18 - The Barrel Room - Fort Myers, FL
11/10/18 - The Alley - Sanford, FL
11/11/18 - The Little Bar - Goodland, FL
11/14/18 - Englewoods on Dearborn - Englewood, FL
11/16/18 - South Street City Oven and Grill - Naples, FL
11/17/18 - The Funky Biscuit - Boca Raton, FL
12/01/18 - Kettle Works - Columbia, PA
12/08/18 - Woodbury Brewing Co - Woodbury, CT

January
02/22/19 - Third Base - Springfield IL
02/23/19 - TC's Bluestage - Napoleon, MI
02/28/19 - Chrome Lounge, Omaha, NE
02/24-31/19 - Johnny Winter Jamaica "Winterfest" - Trelawny, Jamaica w/Sonny Landrecht,Derek St Holmes, Samantha Fish, James Montgomery & All-Star Band

February
03/07/19 - Englewoods On Dearborn, Englewood, FL
03/17/19 - Blues at The Ranch - Sertoma Youth Ranch, Brookville, FL

For more information:
www.paulnelsonguitar.com

Links
Paul Nelson - JJ Flash
https://www.facebook.com/paulnelsonofficial/videos/1768987349806957/

Paul Nelson w/ Warren Haynes Gon't Mule and G Love


Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (USA), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

4/25/2018

Guitarist Ramin Partovi To Release His Breakout Album Feat. Scott Henderson, Simon Phillips, Carl Verheyen, Jimmy Johnson, Mike Stern


Featuring all-star line-up!!!

Los Angeles - Aviator and Hollywood guitar player Ramin Partovi is about to release his breakout album “27 Faces Of A Broken Heart” with a completely new concept. The album features an all-star line-up with Scott Henderson, Simon Phillips, Carl Verheyen, Jimmy Johnson, Mike Stern and several others. The double CD is a unique idea where several well known musicians demonstate peak performances on the same song structure and all align to portrait a united message.

Ramin Partovi early on in his life gravitated towards his love for music, learning guitar and other instruments and founding/playing in several original bands. To meet means end be pursued a pilot career, collected over 10000 hours in the air on large jet aircraft, became a commercial Boeing 737 Captain and recently developed an interest and passion for aerobatic flying. His heart and real passion however was and will always be in music. He studied guitar and music business at Musicians Institute Hollywood and currently resides in Los Angeles.

“Ramin's record is a concept album with an entirely new idea: twenty six guitarists playing on the same song progression. Each one provides a different approach and musical direction with a huge range of styles. Some heavy hitters for sure!” - Carl Verheyen



The music reflects several emotions, such as heartbreak and pain. Says Ramin, “The idea connecting to my musician friends and musical heroes was to having them connect to a time of broken heartedness (something most of us have been through) and now tell THEIR story in their unique musical way and showing the listeners 'another face' of a broken heart bringing the message home that one is not alone in these kind of times and that many people have been through this and eventually overcame it as time passed. We are all unique yet all connected at the same time in our journey. That's why I wanted to show different faces and yet connect them and wrap them together in a unique way.

“In the song '27' I connect with and reflect on a time 2007 where I've been very heart broken. After 9 months of a very turbulent relationship it felt as if she ripped my beating heart out alive, stepped on it with long high heels and started twitching. I moved 1550 miles away and it took me 1 and a half years to digest this emotionally. The song reflects on the moods, my pain and struggle at this time, the emotional wounds and the overcoming of this demon over the following years. Have you ever been in front of an art painting and thought 'yeh, its kind of nice but it doesn't really speak to me' and then someone explained you a few things about the artist, what he had in mind when he created the work and what he was trying to say with it, and suddenly the painting lit up and shone in a complete new light for you and you saw it with completely different eyes and loved it? I attempted to paint a picture like that with this song using music instead of a brush.”

Watch the promotional video:


Ramin recently received an endorsement by Little Walter Amps. Says Ramin, “I'm very humbled to have selected my dream amp and then having the CEO standing behind you like that.” Ramin is planning to work on new material by the end of the year. As usual it's probably going to be something completely different. In the meanwhile Ramin will be flying commercial Airline Jets this summer and  looking for musical inspiration while visiting several countries.

In closing Ramin has this to impart, “I called my friends and heroes, asked them to reconnect to a time when they found themselves in a similar situation and to tell their story with their instrument for you, on the same canvas. See what they have to say! My message for you is that no matter how hard it hits you in life, give it enough time and with a little help from your friends and inspiration from your heroes you will be fine. May this be a healing force for people going through a similar experience and remind them that they are not alone and that time will heal their wounds.”

To purchase Ramin Partovi “27 Faces Of A Broken Heart” DBL CD:
https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/raminpartovi2#
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/27-ervin-toucets-version-feat-simon-phillips-jimmy/1359235870?i=1359236319

@Ramin.Partovi instagram: instagram.com/Ramin.Partovi

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4/14/2018

Music Legend SHUGGIE OTIS Lets His Guitar Take Center Stage On A New Fusion Rock Album INTER-FUSION!


Features drummer Carmine Appice & bassist Tony Franklin!

Los Angeles, CA - Though most known for his soulful songwriting and gentle croon as heard on blockbuster hits such as “Strawberry Letter 23” and “Inspiration Information,” Shuggie Otis has long been held as one of the most innovative and tasteful guitarists to ever pick up the 6-strings, the “heir to Hendrix” as he is often called. A guitar-playing prodigy from an early age, Shuggie performed on stage and in the studio alongside his legendary father, bluesman Johnny Otis. Now, Shuggie has a new project that showcases just how mindblowing he can be on the pearly frets of his gorgeous maroon Gibson SG, an adventurous new fusion rock project called Inter-Fusion. The album consists of mostly instrumental tracks that groove and weave, taking unexpected turns in surprising directions but all anchored by one of the finest rhythm sections imaginable featuring drummer Carmine Appice (of Vanilla Fudge and Beck, Bogert & Appice) and bass player Tony Franklin (of The Firm and Roy Harper). In addition, keyboardist Kyle Hamood (of local L.A. rockers Them Guns) steps in as both a musician and producer of the album bringing the absolute best performances possible out of each player.

Reflecting on the recording process, Appice enthuses “This was one of the wildest sessions I’ve ever done in my career!” while Franklin had high praise for Otis, saying “Shuggie loved to jam, and was very open to everyone's input. He was not afraid to experiment and try new directions and sounds. I think the music sounds very fresh and alive.” Additionally, Hamood summed up his thoughts on this unique experience saying “Watching the songs come together over such a short period of time, and the diversity that each band member brought to the overall sound and vibe was truly magical. It was an honor to work and create with such a talented group of musicians.”

In a behind-the-scenes promotional video, shot by director Vicente Cordero, Shuggie likewise gushes over the project and his fellow collaborators saying in conversation with Cleopatra owner Brian Perera, “Wow! Did you know it was going to be this good? I know how good it is because I’m in the group. But you’ve seen a little bit of it, and I think you know, you feel the excitement, you hear how good these guys are. And they’re really serious, not just some jive cats!”

Check out the full video here: https://youtu.be/yXFg8zlXqHI

Inter-Fusion will be available April 20th on both CD, vinyl and on all digital platforms.



Track List:
1. Aphelion
2. Get A Grip
3. Ice Cold Daydream
4. Interlude
5. Woman
6. Sweet Surrender
7. Clear Power
8. V8

Buy the CD: https://cleorecs.com/store/shop/shuggie-otis-inter-fusion-cd/
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3/29/2018

A Masterful Collection Of Guitar Playing Virtuosos Put Together By Emmy Award-Winning Producer Brian Tarquin Set For Release March 23!


Features performances by the late Allan Holdsworth & Larry Coryell plus Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Stanley Clarke, Zakk Wylde, and more!

Los Angeles, CA - If you haven’t yet got your fill of six-string slinging, tour de force performances, then we have the collection for you! From multi-Emmy award-winning composer/producer Brian Tarquin comes Guitar Masters Collection, an extraordinary compilation of hard-to-find rarities, including tracks from the late great Allan Holdsworth, plus a rare, unheard recording by the recently departed guitar icon Larry Coryell. The album also contains cover songs “Hair” by Joe Satriani & Stanley Clarke and “I Wish” featuring former Ozzy axeman Zakk Wylde as well as Steve Vai, Chris Poland (of Megadeth), Leslie West & Hal Lindes (of Dire Straits) alongside bass masters Randy Coven and Billy Sheehan.

Guitar Player magazine editor & chief, Mike Molenda, who wrote the liner notes for this collection, states “For fearless explorers of the musical unknown, a perfect compilation of artistry is a collection of performances that pummels your unsuspecting little ass with shock waves of awe and wonder. Rather than document the obvious - or sate the expectations of the casual enthusiast - every track challenges, puzzles, thrills, inspires, and, ultimately, delights the listener.”

Don’t miss this fantastic album, available on CD and digital from Purple Pyramid Records!

“The players here, both known and unknown, are staggeringly skilled, and the tunes are new and vibrant. Brian Tarquin serves up some crunchy rock with some burning wah work. Each cut has something new and adventurous to add to our listening experience. Guitarists should be in heaven with this one, as it is definitely good to the last drop.” - Vintage Guitar Magazine

“Brian is a very good guitar player and engineer, the “Godfather of Fusion” gives him an A plus! The song that I played on, Tocar Modera, is a beautiful piece of music.” - Larry Coryell

“The hottest gun slingers around today, all adding up to an exquisite journey fueled by steel and wood...” - Hal Lindes (Dire Straits)

“Tarquin is a great producer...the tunes and performances are first rate.” - Progression Magazine

Track List:
1. Allan Holdsworth & David Hines - Skippy
2. Larry Coryell & Brian Tarquin - Tocar Modera
3. Steve Vai & Randy Coven - Funk Me Tender
4. Zakk Wylde & Randy Coven - I Wish
5. Stanley Clarke & Joe Satriani - Hair
6. Chris Poland & Brian Tarquin - Tarquinius Maximus
7. Leslie West & Randy Coven - Mother Load
8. Hal Lindes - Ricarda
9. Allan Holdsworth & David Hines - Antilla
10. Billy Sheehan, Doug Doppler & Brian Tarquin - Blue Wind

Buy the CD: https://cleorecs.com/store/shop/guitar-masters-collection-cd/
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3/02/2018

Guitar Virtuoso Marcelo Paganini Releases New EP Feat. Pink Floyd's Durga McBroom & Jazz Legend Deodato


The Great Gig Beyond 2001 - Paganini, McBroom, Deodato, Husband, Madore Prog Odyssey 

On July 2016 French-Brazilian guitar virtuoso Marcelo Paganini had a “what if” moment and asked common friend Fernando Perdomo to help him get in touch with Pink Floyd's singer Durga McBroom about recording some vocals on a couple of songs. The stars were aligned, Durga was touring Italy and agreed to come to Marcelo Paganini's studio  in the Normandy's countryside in France  for a couple of days in early August.

They recorded a 4 songs EP  “B4ever now” being released digitally and on CD on CD Baby and digital platforms on March the first 2018. The songs are: “Crying with a smile”, then 2 songs with jazz legend Eumir Deodato “2001” on keys: “Last BART to San Bruno” and “B4ever now”. The last song is “2012 Space Traffic Jam”, from the critically acclaimed album of same name released in 2014, like all the other songs on this EP. The songs  were all re-mixed and re-mastered. New arrangements with Durga's vocal make it a completely new musical experience. Even for those who know the 2014 versions. Prog rock jazz fusion for the digital space age, with guitar and vocals out of this world.

“Working with Marcelo Paganini was one of the most unique experiences of my career. It will make a great chapter in my autobiography. He is the quintessential mad prog rock musician - think of Mickey Mouse as the Sorcerer's Apprentice, but instead of a magician's hat he is using a guitar to create a chaotic, mystical masterpiece.” - Durga McBroom



Joking about the song title “2012 Space Traffic Jam”, Marcelo Paganini laughs: “Looks like the UFO Space Traffic Jam is just above our heads on planet Earth, I mean...  Did you see the videos on the mainstream press? Too many UFOs to hide Mode: On...” The cosmic surreal cover art  featuring Marcelo Paganini, Durga McBroom and Eumir Deodato was done by French artist Raquel de Miranda.

Marcelo Paganini recorded all the guitars and most of the keyboards in all songs, Marc Madoré played bass and Gary Husband played drums. “I lived all my life to record with those wonderful musicians and specially with Durga McBroom. She have it all, her voice is pure passion and magical powers, she is simply the very best. Durga McBroom put my music in another dimension. And what a talent in front of a camera, just stunning... Miracles DO happen. Be careful about what you wish for: she came, she sang, then she left... Now I have the rest of my life to deal with it...  At least I have, and now with this release we all have, the music and the films... That I hope will bring more music and films together and specially live shows. Now Durga is living in Italy. Who will be the first prog festival to book us?”

Marcelo Paganini worked night and day for months on the “Crying with a smile” experimental short film, that will go into the film festivals circuit first, before being posted on the Internet. A 43 seconds teaser is available on YouTube and Facebook. “The song was about human life and death, when I lost my grand father in 1989. Then I moved to New York City... Lots of people everywhere in the free wild 90's Times Square.... It was all about people's life and death... But it changed after a river called 'Rio Doce', died in Brazil in 2015, because of greed. Nobody talks about it. Then the film became about the survival of rivers, oceans, blood, sweat and tears, in other words, life... The small village we see in the film with the wonderful bridge, the Sarthe River and the small chappell is Saint Cenery le Gerei in France. Just a few miles away from my studio”. Another short film is on the making for the song “B4ever now”.

Marcelo Paganini met Durga McBroom for the first time on Cruise to the Edge in 2015, after winning a Facebook contest at the last minute. Written in the stars? It was a life change experience for many reasons for Marcelo Paganini, “any prog rock lovers must go at least once in their lifetimes. Especially singers and musicians... A musical prog cruise with the coolest people inside that are your next best friends... In one word: GO. Thank you Larry Morand, I wrote a song about my cruise experience that will be on my next album called 'Captain's face' for the man I never met but had such a big impact in my life and musical direction. Since the McBroom sisters will already be on board, of course I dream about being booked on the next Cruise to the Edge.”

Since the release of “2012 Space Traffic Jam” in January 2014, Marcelo Paganini toured Brazil in December 2014 to release the album there, making the musical film “First time in Rio” live. In the Fall 2017 Marcelo Paganini released the album in France at Reveillon Jazz Cafe in September. In October Marcelo Paganini made a new musical film “Live at Music Alençon” with new keyboard player Ricardo Fiuza, Marc Madoré on bass and Christophe Bras on drums. Some short videos published on Facebook already got thousands of views. More will be posted soon...

For more information:
http://marcelopaganini.zimbalam.com/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Marcelo-Paganini/13255032254

YouTube Channel
https://www.youtube.com/user/MarcelloPaganini

Link to video teaser “Crying with a smile”:
Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/13255032254/videos/10154738124187255/
YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2kIpr9-2ls

Link to video teaser Marcelo Paganini new band “Live at Music Alençon”:
https://www.facebook.com/13255032254/videos/10154543409107255/

To purchase Marcelo Paganini's 4-song EP “B4ever now”: http://www.cdbaby.com/marcelopaganini4

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

2/22/2018

Virtuoso Blues/Rock Guitarist Paul Nelson Announces 2018 North American Tour Dates


Paul Nelson is recognized as one of today's most talented guitarists and live performers. Nelson not only has the distinction of being the hand-picked guitar protégé, bandmate and producer to legendary rock/blues icon Johnny Winter but he has toured the world over performing and or recording alongside an endless who's who list of top artists including Eric Clapton, Slash, Billy Gibbons, Ben Harper, Robben Ford, Vince Gill, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, James Cotton, Joe Perry, Susan Tedeschi, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, John Popper, Dr. John, Larry Carlton, Leslie West, Joe Bonamassa, Sonny Landreth, Dickey Betts to Joe Walsh and more... Paul will be touring the US & Canada this winter/spring 2018.

“What else can we say about Paul Nelson except...Chops Deluxe.” - Guitar World Magazine

“An A-List guitar player...one of the most technically dazzling players around today.” - Guitar Magazine

“He's a soulful player who has chops to burn. The word 'ferocious' comes to mind, or 'take no prisoners'” - Vintage Guitar Magazine

Paul Nelson US/Canada Tour Dates

02/17/18 - Daryl's House, Pawling, NY
02/24/18 - Factory Underground, Norwalk, CT
03/09/18 - World Live Cafe, Philadelphia, PA
03/17/18 - FTC, Fairfield, CT
03/22/18 - The Slippery Noodle Indianapolis, IN
03/24/18 - Chrome Lounge, Omaha, NE
03/25/18 - Byrons Bar, Pomeroy, IA
03/28/18 - Zoo Bar, Lincoln, NE
03/30/18 - Knuckle Heads Saloon, Kansas City, MO
03/31/18 - The Third Base, Springfield, IL
04/06/18 - Cadillac Lounge, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
04/07/18 - Peters Players, Gravenhurst, Ontario, Canada
04/14/18 - Chans, Woonsocket, RI
04/27/18 - Lizzie Rose Music Room, Trenton, NJ
05/04/18 - Uncle Bos, Topeka, KS
05/05/17 - Round Barn Festival, Kirksville, MO
05/06/18- Buddy Guy's Chicago, IL
05/09/18 - Paradise Inn, Gulf Breeze, FL
05/11/18 - Englewoods on Dearborn, Englewood, FL
05/12/18 - South Street Naples, FL
05/17/18 - Terrafermata, Stuart, FL
05/18/18 - The Barrel Room, Fort Myers, FL
05/19/18 - The Funky Biscuit,  Boca Raton, FL
05/20/18 - Earl's Hideaway, Sebastion, FL
06/01/18 - Big Beat Dallas, Hwy 61 Stage - Irving, TX
06/02/18 - Big Beat Dallas, Hwy 61 Stage - Irving, TX
06/03/18 - Big Beat Dallas, Hwy 61 Stage - Irving, TX
08/17/18 - Madams Organ, Washington, DC

A multi-Grammy nominated artist, Paul Nelson received a Grammy award for his work performing on and producing Winter's Step Back Megaforce/Sony release, winning “Best Blues Album of the Year” and the BMA “Blues Music Award” for “Best Blues/Rock Album.” Step Back reached #16 on the Billboard top 200, staying at #1 on the Billboard Blues Charts for weeks. He is also a recipient of the Blues Foundation's KBA “Keeping The Blues Alive Award.”

Nelson and his music have reached millions with appearances on Late Night with David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel Live, and via the award-winning documentaries: “Down and Dirty - The Johnny Winter Story” and “Sideman: Long Road to Glory” (feat: Bonnie Raitt, Greg Allman, Hubert Sumlin).

Nelson's latest project “Badass Generation,” on Sony Records, still maintains his unmistakable connection to the Blues, but it also finds the guitarist showing powerful songwriting combining his many other musical influences that his fans have come to expect, making him one of music's most respected and influential contemporary artists.

Staying at #1 on the “Hot New Releases” charts for months Nelson's latest project “Badass Generation” on Sony Records still maintains his unmistakable connection to the Blues, but it also finds the guitarist showing his many other musical dimensions fans have come expect considering him one of music's most respected and influential contemporary artists...

“Love this album - the sound and the energy. Gorgeous, searing guitar work. Like a blow torch!” - Wall Street Journal

“The Paul Nelson Band Rocks. Period.” - Goldmine Magazine

Paul Nelson and Warren Haynes at the Great South Bay Music Festival on Long Island:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpMET3fmaHA&feature=share

Official website: www.paulnelsonguitar.com
Official FB: www.facebook.com/pages/Paul-Nelson/221214511250923

To purchase Paul Nelson's “Badass Generation”: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/baddass-generation/id1082870890

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1/08/2018

Innovative Guitarist Jon Durant Releases Solo Guitar Album "Parting Is"


Boston, MA - Following three acclaimed CDs with his group Burnt Belief, Jon Durant has returned with his first solo album since 2011's “Dance of the Shadow Planets.” Unlike his previous solo albums, however, “Parting Is” is a completely solo guitar album.

A deeply emotional and personal record, “Parting Is” takes the idea of a solo guitar album and transforms it into a stunning sonic landscape of texture and color. Many of the sounds on the album bear no relationship with traditional guitar, but there are no synthesizers employed at all. Everything is played by Jon Durant on guitars (with Durant also playing fretless bass on four pieces).

Durant commented: “In recent years, I have been spending a lot of time away from people and places I love very much. My two boys are out of the house, one graduated college and the other is a senior in college this year. We have a wonderful time when I get to see them, but then they go away and there is a bit of a pang as we part. Also, we have a second home on the other side of the country (Portland, OR) where I spend a fair bit of time, and is also where much of this album began. Frequently my wife will join me for a long weekend, and I will stay on for another week or so, and of course there's the sadness when we part. What is reflected in this music is the sweet sorrow that comes from this parting - recognizing that it's temporary but still longing for more time together.”

About the music, Durant stated: “On most days, one of the first things I do is grab a cup of tea or coffee, and begin to experiment with my guitar. The music that comes out is not done with any intention of becoming a composition, or a recording, but is rather more of a meditation. However, a friend heard a brief recording of one such piece and asked why I didn't record more of them. When I began to do so, I felt a pattern was emerging that might be worth exploring.

“Many pieces begin as loops that I would play a melodic lead over. I recorded several of these, then began to deconstruct the loops and record the various parts as separate components which could become less loop like and more dynamic and flowing. The track, 'Open Window' is a perfect example of how that played out.”

That track, “Open Window” also provides an opportunity to explore the unusual sound and textures that Durant creates. The primary guitar which began as a loop is an electric 12 string. From there, multiple electric 12 string parts were layered in a minimalistic way. The melodic guitar is a fretless electric guitar, and the low tones (which sound a bit like the old Moog Bass Pedals) are generated from the fretless guitar. Also, swirling around in the background are Jon's unique cloud guitar sounds, notes which hang in the air like clouds with no discernable beginnings or endings.

There are three solo cloud guitar pieces (“Clouds in Advance”, “Before the Rain Falls” and “Willamette Fog”) and two pieces which remained as a loop with lead guitar over the top. “The Room Where She Waits” is a loop of electric 12 String and the lead is fretless guitar. On “Evolve in Place”, the loop is an electric guitar with fretless guitar over the top.

Guitarist Jon Durant brings a unique sense of texture and melody to his instrument. His distinctive “cloud guitar” soundscapes and engaging lead work have graced numerous CD recordings and film soundtracks. As executive producer of Alchemy Records, he produces recordings for internationally acclaimed artists in his small home studio. Alongside Durant's six solo albums and three Burnt Belief records (with Colin Edwin of Porcupine Tree), Alchemy has also released albums by artists Michael Manring, Gary Willis, Leni Stern/Wayne Krantz and others.

To Purchase Jon Durant's “Parting Is”:
https://www.amazon.com/Parting-Jon-Durant/dp/B077319LXV
https://burningshed.com

Video for Burnt Belief, “Ghosts Aquatic”:


Video for Burnt Belief, “Dissemble”:


Video for Burnt Belief, “Semazen”:


Jon Durant's official website: http://www.jondurant.com

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12/19/2017

Indo-Fusion Guitarist Rahul Mukerji's Debut Album "Ma De Re Sha" Receives Rave Reviews!


One of the most impressive albums of this year by Indo-Fusion guitarist Rahul Mukerji has been garnering enthusiastic reviews from the music press and fans alike worldwide! “Ma De Re Sha” was released in May 2017 and the response has been no less than astounding!

Says Rahul, “It has been an exhilarating experience seeing the positive reviews flood in and to see the album featured in prominent magazines and music outlets. I'm very grateful to the fans and people who helped make this album the success it has become.”

Rahul is a guitarist/musician based in Maryland, USA. Born in India, he has been performing live for over fifteen years. From dive bars and weddings, to crowds of thousands opening for the B-52s, he has had a varied performing career that has included gigs in Chicago, Boston, Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C., and India.

Rahul has been featured on a wide array of recordings. His original pieces were featured in the short indie film “Tokyo Confidential.” His music was also featured on international and national radio stations and his compositions have been featured in various fractal and traditional animations videos and used in the official score for the Fractal Forums web episodes.

Rahul was featured in various publications like Songlines magazine, Pipeline magazine, and in 2008 Guitar Player Magazine Editors' Picks. He is also a guest Guitar Instructor on the Shred Academy website. In addition to music, Rahul is also an accomplished visual artist and regularly exhibits his work in the Washington metropolitan area. From the traditional to the digital domain, Rahul utilizes a wide array of mediums such as wood engraving, spray painting, pencil sketching, and computer fractal renderings.

From the source inspiration, to the concept, writing, arrangement, and its actual making, this project is truly a reflection of unity in diversity. This world fusion rock guitar album brings together flavors of Indian music, Middle Eastern percussion, jazz, ambient, rock, and metal. The compositions and the arrangements were inspired by interactions with people from different cultural backgrounds and walks of life, all filtered through the prism of Rahul's own multicultural upbringing between East and West. The actual making of the music involved coordination with musicians and mixing/mastering engineers living in the US, Germany, Spain, and France.



Here's what the press have been saying about Rahul Mukerji:

“His expressive guitar playing through 'Ma De Re Sha' demonstrates a dizzying range of technique and tone, while the compositions make a highly electrified fusion mix that borrows from Joe Satriani as much as John McLaughlin. These dynamic instrumental pieces stay most firmly rooted in rock mode, though it's an adeptly malleable one that always has room for exotic motifs. Mukerji's fretwork in any mode is fluid and buoyant enough to make his excitement contagious, and the result is an album happy to weave and blend all those elements until it's easy to forget they're so different at all.” - All About Jazz

“Indian born / Maryland-based guitarist Rahul Mukerji is making waves with his 2017 CD called 'Ma De Re Sha.' Rahul's music is very cinematic and his fleet fingered guitar work sounds influenced by masters such as Jeff Beck, Jan Akkerman and Al DiMeola.” - Pipeline Magazine

“Ambitious, varied and at times full of energy, 'Ma De Re Sha' has the feel of Indian cinematic music more so than Indian classical music.  And it is really good...the breadth of his interests and potential that makes this an exciting debut.” - Amardeep Dhillon, Songlines Magazine

“This cat can play. Many influences can be heard, but I want to give Mukerji more credit than that. He takes those influences, and in some cases, is an improvement over them. I highly recommend 'Ma De Re Sha' be listened to immediately and often thereafter.” - Walter Kolosky, Author and host of the Jazz Rocks Podcast

“...Perhaps the best parts of Mukerji’s playing are the emotional buoyancy and lightness of being that run through his writing and playing, even the heaviest parts. His melodies and grooves flow through the ears and leave behind a sense of bold and positive creativity. This makes him an emerging artist to contend with, one who should do well even beyond the guitar community. Buy this record tonight!” - Mike O’Cull, IndieBandGuru

“...a vertiginous mix of tasty colors. 'Ma De Re Sha' is a rapture throughout announcing the advent of a new force on the fusion scene.” - Dmitry M. Epstein, Let It Rock

“... twelve succinct tunes that showcase his compositions and chops, brilliant melodies and inventive arrangements, one foot in his Indian culture and the other foot firmly in American instrumental rock, drawing influences from both and freely superimposing them on each other...There's a lot of variety among these dozen cuts to absorb, all performed with impeccable power and precision.” - Peter Thelen, Exposé Online

“Mukerji combines powerful rock guitar hero licks with jazz-rock fusion, Middle Eastern beats and Indian music influences. He also uses a note bending technique that gives it a South Asian flavor and sets him apart from western guitar players.” - Progressive Rock Central

“Mukerji is an amazing guitarist and instrumentalist who is drawing comparisons to players as diverse and acclaimed as Joe Satriani, John McLaughlin, Al DiMeola and Steve Vai on his 13-track debut 'Ma De Re Sha.'” - Sights and Sounds of Note

“...an effective set with some impressive guitar playing” - Gary Hill, Music Street Journal 
 
“...a fusion album of the highest quality of musical excellence.” - Exclusive Magazine

To purchase Rahul Mukerji's “Ma De Re Sha”: 
https://rahulmukerji.bandcamp.com/
http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/RahulMukerji

For more information: http://www.mukerji.us

Video links: 
Youtube Channel Shortlink: https://goo.gl/GfCfj0
Album teaser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtlsgYBEBeI
FB page Shortlink: https://goo.gl/YYbPUe

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

12/15/2017

Blind Macon Guitar Legend Joey Stuckey Live FaceBook Concert Friday, December 29


Macon, GA - End the year with a rockin' concert from the Joey Stuckey Trio. The best part? You don't even have to get out of your pajamas! Blind Macon guitar legend Joey Stuckey and his band will be doing a 45 minute concert right here on Facebook for their friends and fans to enjoy on Friday 12/29 at 8pm. We'll be streaming live from Senate Records & Shadow Sound Studio in Historic Downtown Macon-Bibb!

The concert will feature popular songs from Joey's catalog of originals.

LIVE on Facebook with the Joey Stuckey Trio
Public · Hosted by Joey Stuckey
Friday, December 29 at 8 PM - 9 PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/731072247098967/

Chances are that if you are a true music enthusiast, especially of guitar-driven Southern rock and blues, you have heard of Macon, Georgia’s official music ambassador Joey Stuckey. The blind producer and recording artist launched a new music festival in his hometown on September 29, 2017. The festival, “Joey Stuckey’s Alive Day,” hosted an array of talented musicians from across the state of Georgia. This free, family-friendly event was held in celebration of the anniversary of Stuckey's surviving brain tumor surgery as a child. While the brain tumor left Stuckey blind and with other health challenges, his parents started celebrating the anniversary of the successful removal of the brain tumor as a way to turn what could have been a traumatic experience for a child into a triumphant experience!

Stuckey sees his “Alive Day” as a chance to connect with family, friends and fans and to revel in the joy of living and music. It is a day dedicated to positivity and to uplifting the community. The inaugural concert featured 8 artists, a variety of activities for families, food trucks, perfect weather and over 500 music-lovers in attendance! Mayor Robert Reichert honored Stuckey by issuing a proclamation naming September 29th “Joey Stuckey’s Alive Day in Macon/Bibb.”

Says Stuckey, “The outpouring of love and support was humbling. It was great to have so many people gathering to enjoy the beautiful weather and outstanding music. I am excited about the continued growth of the festival and am already looking forward to next year.”

To learn more about Joey Stuckey's Alive Day check out the Mayor's proclamation and the Alive Day PSA below:
Mayor's Proclamation https://youtu.be/nJrnnbsrQa0 ;
Alive Day PSA https://youtu.be/e71pIKr8saI

For more information: www.joeystuckey.com

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11/27/2017

Mabel Greer's Toyshop To Release New Album The Secret Featuring Guitar Legend Peter Banks - December 8, 2017


London - Prog rock pioneers, Mabel Greer's Toyshop (for without Mabel Greer, there would be no YES), are to release a new album The Secret on December 8th.

On this album, Peter Banks (former YES & Flash guitarist) can be heard playing a guitar duo with Mabel Greer's founder, guitarist and vocalist, Clive Bayley for the first time in 50 years. Clive has written a new song around guitar parts recorded by Peter Banks, who passed away in 2013. This song is a tribute to Banks and Chris Squire who both joined the band in September 1967.

Bayley explains, “I was inspired to do this because Peter's passing in 2013 was the catalyst for meeting Bob Hagger (drummer with Mabel Greer's Toyshop) again and coming up with the crazy idea of re-forming Mabel Greer. The result is that we have produced two new albums since then, and released re-mastered BBC tapes from 1967 on the EP Images”.

The Secret is an album of 9 new songs, with Max Hunt on keyboards and Hugo Barré on bass joining Bayley and Hagger. With roots back to an era when music evolved like never before and now combined with musical maturity, this album is must have for all Prog fans everywhere.

Track Listing:

1. Big Brother, Little Brother
2. Love's Fire
3. Turning To The Light
4. Angel Sent
5. More & More
6. Swan
7. Image of Existence
8. You
9. The Secret (ft. Peter Banks)

Clive and Bob first met in 1966 - a time when the London underground music scene was an impressive force for future development of a different kind of rock music. Clive was only 16 years old but had already been playing in a band since the age of 13. He was writing his own compositions and knew what kind of music he wanted to perform. Bob had previously been for an audition with THE SYN whose bassist was Chris Squire and guitarist Peter Banks. Not long after, both Squire and Banks joined Bob and Clive in Mabel Greer's Toyshop and the seeds of YES were planted. In early 1968, Jon Anderson also joined the group, followed by Bill Bruford, who replaced Bob and Tony Kaye joined on keyboards. When Clive left the band in August that year they changed name to “YES”.

Fast forward to 2013, Clive met Bob again for the first time in 45 years! Both now in their sixties. The first thing Clive said to Bob was “let's get into the studio, see if we still have the old magic”. The result became the album New Way Of Life featuring Billy Sherwood and Tony Kaye, released in 2015.

Watch the new video for the song “The Secret”: https://youtu.be/Fxqaq1T2Oro  ;

The Secret will be available on 8th December on CD and digital download from: https://mabelgreerstoyshop.bandcamp.com ;

Mabel Greer's Toyshop official website: www.mabelgreerstoyshop.com

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11/06/2017

Paul Nelson, Grammy Winning Guitar Virtuoso & Johnny Winter Protege, On Tour In Support of Latest Album "Badass Generation"


Los Angeles - Grammy winning guitar legend & Johnny Winter protege Paul Nelson will be touring the US in support of his critically acclaimed latest album “Badass Generation.” For Paul Nelson, a new musical chapter beckons... Nelson was not only the hand picked guitarist to legendary rock/blues icon Johnny Winter but is recognized in his own right as one of today’s top guitarists. “Johnny definitely took me under his wing,” Nelson remembers his late friend and mentor. “The blues world does that. One musician hands you the torch, and then you try to run with it. Johnny took pride in turning me on to the likes of Robert Johnson, T-Bone Walker, Muddy Waters Delta, Texas and Chicago blues – all the music that he loved. I knew what he was doing for me, and I am really appreciative for that.”

Check out the Trailer for the band's new single “Down Home Boogie”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOoK3hnTZDM
Paul Nelson Live With Warren Haynes and The Gov't Mule Band and G-Love on “Good Mornin' Little School Girl”: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oH0erEDQezI

Paul Nelson Tour Dates 2017

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DateVenueLocationTickets
Nov 03ChansWoonsocket, RITicketsRSVP
Nov 08Country StoreSaint George, DEVIPRSVP
Nov 10The Blue Note GrillDurham, NCTicketsRSVP
Nov 11DarwinsSandy Springs, GARSVP
Nov 12Capital Oyster BarMontgomery, ALRSVP
Nov 16Terra FermataStuart, FLTicketsRSVP
Nov 17Arts GarageDelray Beach, FLVIPTicketsRSVP
Nov 18Porkie's RoadhousePunta Gorda, FLVIPTicketsRSVP
Nov 19LOU'S BLUESIndialantic, FLRSVP
Nov 22The Green ParrotKey West, FLRSVP
Nov 23The Green ParrotKey West, FLRSVP
Nov 24South Street NaplesNaples, FLRSVP
Nov 25The AlleySanford, FLTicketsRSVP
Nov 26Earl's HideawaySebastian, FLRSVP
Dec 02KettleworksColumbia, PARSVP
Mar 12Fairfield Theatre CompanyFairfield, CTTicketsRSVP

More dates to come!
Fri 01/26/18     Miffenburg PA - The Rusty Rail
Sat 01/27/18     Stanhope House, NJ - Stanhope House
Sun 03/25/18     Pomeroy IA - Byrons Bar
Sat 03/31/18     Springfield IL - The Third Base
Fri 04/06/18     Toronto Canada - Cadillac Lounge
Sat 04/07/18     Gravenhurst Ontario Canada - Peter's Playe
Fri 05/18/18     Fort Myers FL - The Barrel Room

Worldwide touring has always been a constant in his career. Nelson and his time with Winter was no different, performing and/or recording along side an array of today's top artists such as: Slash, Vince Gill, Joe Walsh, Eric Clapton, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, Sonny Landreth, Edgar Winter, Billy Gibbons, Leslie West, Susan Tedeshi, Joe Bonamassa, Dr. John, Dickey Betts, Rick Derringer, Brian Setzer, Larry Carlton, Robben Ford and countless others. Major appearances such as television performances on “Late Night with David Letterman” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live” soon followed. This finally led Nelson to perform on and produce “Step Back,” a posthumous, star- studded affair, - pairing him on recordings with Eric Clapton, Billy Gibbons, Joe Perry, Ben Harper and many others, earning both Nelson and Winter Grammy Awards for “Best Blues Album”. Nelson still feels the loss of his friend and mentor. But he also recognizes that new creative endeavors are ahead.

Nelson received a Grammy award for his work performing on and producing Winter's “Step Back” release on Megaforce/Sony winning “Best Blues Album of the Year” highlighting his already long list of Grammy Nominations. As well as the BMA “Blues Music Award” for “Best Blues/Rock Album” reaching #16 on the Billboard Top 200 and staying at #1 on the Billboard Blues Charts for weeks. He is also a recipient of the Blues Foundation's KBA “Keeping The Blues Alive Award”.

His music has reached millions with appearances on Late Night with David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel Live, and on award winning documentaries: “Down and Dirty” The Johnny Winter Story and “Sideman: Long Road to Glory” (feat: Bonnie Rait, Gregg Allman, Hubert Sumlin), as well as music written/performed and broadcast nationally on NBC and on multiple major album releases, books, instructional guitar columns, live Concert DVD's, and guest performances on countless recordings.

Staying at #1 on the “Hot New Releases” charts for months Nelson's latest project “Badass Generation" on Sony Records still maintains his unmistakable connection to the Blues, but it also finds the guitarist showing his many other musical dimentions fans have come expect considering him one of music's most respected and influential contemporary artists.

The formation of The Paul Nelson Band and new self-titled album marks the next step in that evolution. Nelson's latest project still maintains an unmistakable connection to the blues, but it also finds the guitarist showing his other musical dimensions, from hard-edged, uncompromising rock and blues to acoustic-driven singer-songwriter fare.

“The Paul Nelson Band rocks. Period. Nelson's sparkling electricity spills out of his guitar like Blues/Rock on Steroids. Singer Morten Fredheim is a find! Paul Rodgers ain't got nothin’ on this guy! Nelson is razor-sharp, crystal-clear and punctuates the proceedings with a kick and a grin. This band can’t help but be huge.” - Goldmine Magazine

On this album Nelson and his newly formed band skillfully incorporate an array of sounds and styles, with what Nelson's fans know to be his calling card: remarkable, world-class virtuosity on the guitar - what you might expect of someone who was also taught by six-string master Steve Vai. “This project has so much input from all of the different styles of music that have influenced me and my band, from blues to classic rock to jam band, pop rock and more. I wanted to play the guitar to serve the songs – and not the other way around. Everything I create has to fit in with the music,” says Nelson.

Track List:
1. Down Home Boogie
2. Keep It All Together
3. Goodbye Forever
4. Cold Hearted Mama
5. Please Come Home
6. Root Too All Evil
7. Swamp Thing
8. Come With Me
9. Out Of Time
10. Fooled By Love
11. Take It Back

Produced by: Paul Nelson
Engineered: Morten Fredhiem
Mixed, and Mastered by: Phil Magnotti
Recorded at: Chop Shop Studios
Photography by: Michael Wientrob
Art Direction and Design: Marion Amundsen
Special Guest Musicians:  Danny Louis (Gov't Mule) on Hammond Organ (track 2) Frank “King Bee” Lattore on Harp (track 3 )

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Website: www.paulnelsonguitar.com
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/paulnelsonguit1

To purchase Paul Nelson's “Badass Generation”:
Buy the CD: https://www.amazon.com/Badass-Generation-Limited-Digipak-Nelson/dp/B017VORJFQ
Buy the digital version: https://www.amazon.com/Baddass-Generation-Paul-Nelson-Band/dp/B01BLWOJ98

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