Going to be an awesome night of live music and a celebration.
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JOE BONAMASSA “HOGHTON TOWER” CONCERT MOVED TO
PRESTON GUILD HALL DUE TO TORRENTIAL RAIN FORECAST
Bonamassa pays homage to the music of Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page
Due to torrential rain this week, it has been decided that Joe’s concert at Hoghton Tower on Saturday 2nd July will be moved indoors to Preston Guild Hall. The venue will be a mixture of standing and unreserved seating and provides the best opportunity for Joe’s fans not to miss his planned visit to Preston.
A SALUTE TO THE BRITISH BLUES EXPLOSION
PRESTON GUILD HALL
LANCASTER ROAD, PRESTON, PR1 1HT
01772 804 440
Doors open at 6pm
Special guest ‘Joanne Shaw Taylor’ 6:45 pm
Joe Bonamassa 8:00 pm
Further info: www.symphonyatthetower.co.uk
Billed as JOE BONAMASSA IN CONCERT: A SALUTE TO THE BRITISH BLUES EXPLOSION, the American blues rock guitarist will pay homage to the British blues rock guitarists that inspired him – Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page. Tickets are available from ticketmaster.co.uk and www.jbonamassa.com/tour-dates. Joanne Shaw Taylor will open for him at three of his British Blues Explosion concerts in the UK in July – Preston Guild Hall, London Greenwich Music Time Festival and Newark Castle.
Multi-award winning Blues guitarist Laurence Jones, New Album on the way and to whet out music appetite
” Got No Place To Go” (Official Music Video) .
Laurence Jones -” Got No Place To Go” (Official Music Video)
Featuring – Phil Wilson Drums, Roger Inniss Bass
Produced by – Mike Vernon
READ more about both bands King King & Broken Witt Rebels – HERE
Full details of tour and more check out information HERE
Check out the dozen UK tour dates October 2016 HERE
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IAN SIEGAL ANNOUNCES 25th ANNIVERSARY TOUR AND RETROSPECTIVE COLLECTION
Ian Siegal is celebrating 25 years of touring with his band. In the Autumn the multi-award winner will tour a program of songs drawn from his 11-album catalogue. Dates so far announced cover Austria, Netherlands and The UK (England, Scotland & Wales). He will also release a deluxe package of his most popular songs together with a book of lyrics.
Checkout all the details on his shiny new website – www.iansiegal.com
Out Today Dan Reed Network Critically acclaimed album Fight Another Day read what Bluesdoodles said HERE
We also had a fascinating conversation with Dan Reed – catch what he said HERE
Kelvin Jones – Debut Album Blues Peter appearance and single
Check out all of this and tour Dates HERE
The much anticipated Joanne Shaw Taylor follow-up album to her 2014 – Dirty Truth
Also available tp Pre-order are Limited edition Bundles
To Pre-order Click HERE
Wild Release Date 30th September 2016
Legendary rock torchbearers Gov’t Mule
Releasing a new archival album – The Tel-Star Sessions
August 5, 2016 via Provogue/Mascot Label Group.
Read all about the release and a sneak preview video HERE
Pre-order The Tele-Star Sessions HERE out 5th August 2016
Wonderful conversation with Wayne Proctor – Making records, Drummer nad his own three drummes! super-group
Read the answers to my questions – HERE
FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME, THE BLUES ROCK GUITARIST PREVIEWS MUSIC FROM HIS
BRITISH BLUES EXPLOSION UK CONCERTS.
WATCH HIM, UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL, AS HE PAYS HOMAGE TO THE MUSIC OF JEFF BECK, ERIC CLAPTON AND JIMMY PAGE!
Joe Bonamassa’s love of the British Blues is at the heart of his musical inspiration; and, for the first time, on Monday June 27th, he will perform a FREE “invitation only” concert at the legendary Cavern Club venue in Liverpool, as a thank you to all the fans that have helped his career grow from playing small clubs to sold-out arena tours worldwide.
This intimate concert in front of 350 people will preview material that he will perform at five special concerts in the UK this July, where Joe will pay homage to the British blues rock guitarists that inspired him – Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page. This one-time only UK concert experience is billed as JOE BONAMASSA IN CONCERT: A SALUTE TO THE BRITISH BLUES EXPLOSION.
When Joe plays the Cavern Club on June 27th, he will also be inducted into the Cavern Club’s historic “Wall of Fame”, where he will be commemorated with a special brick in the wall with his name inscribed on the brick.
Previous artists to be inducted on the Wall of Fame include the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, John Lee Hooker, The Kinks, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, and many more musical icons.
The choice of lead single from a debut album to get is notice. Well Elle Exxe’s new single ‘Lately’ achieves the goal full of pop driven energy this will get feet tapping and ears turning. Love Fuelled Hate her debut is out on 9th September. Elle Exxe will be busy in the run up as demand grows.
With her international appeal constantly growing, she will be performing at the Canadian Music Week next week, before returning to the UK for The Great Escape Festival. She’ll also be playing at Liverpool Sound City, and Xpo North in Inverness this summer.
Listen to Lately here.
RUN – with Dan Patlansky – from New Album INTROVERTIGO
Exciting read what Bluesdoodles said about INTROVERTIGO and UK Tour HERE
Just under three minutes of black and White intensity the visuals and music refect the driving demands of both artists. Guitar and vocals take teh lead then meldin a hard rock soup reflecting the pain of the lyrics.
Hotei comments on the video saying, “I wanted to make it simple, because Richard has a very strong character, and I think we have different characters. First, we wanted to try to do a story, but now it’s more like a focus on two characters on the same screen.”
The track is taken from his debut UK album Strangers which was released last year and features an array of high profile guests including Iggy Pop and Matt Tuck from Bullet For My Valentine and more. Hotei is best known for his song ‘Battle Without Honor Or Humanity’, instantly recognisable as the theme from Quentin Tarantino’s film Kill Bill and has played alongside the The Rolling Stones, David Bowie and many more across his career.
YES RELEASE VINYL of FRAGILE AND DRAMA in original packaging TO COINCIDE WITH UK TOUR
TO COINCIDE WITH UK TOUR
See the dates and how to get tickets HERE
Read all about the exciting new album HERE
John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers: Live in 1967 – Volume Two
Available Worldwide on Friday 6th May 20
Read what Bluesdoodles said about – John Mayall Live in 1967 HERE
DAN REED NETWORK ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM “FIGHT ANOTHER DAY”
AND JUNE 2016 EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
Frontiers Music Srl will release DAN REED NETWORK’s brand new album Fight Another Day on Friday June 3rd, 2016. The new album marks the anticipated return of one of the most infectious and gifted bands to come out in the melodic rock world in the second part of the 1980’s. Originally formed in Portland, Oregon, DRN packed out local clubs from late 1984 through 1986 with their infectious mixture of hard rock, funk and soul.
Click Here for the full announcement about the new album on Team Rock.
“It’s been 25 years since our last studio album The Heat was released, says Dan Reed, “and to be honest, I never envisioned making another DRN album despite countless people encouraging us to do so. With a mixture of fate and a collective of trusted friends and supporters in the business coming to the table, I’m excited to say we are poised to release a brand new record entitled Fight Another Day on Frontiers, home of many artists that we in fact admired back when we were first hitting the scene and before.”
Watch the “Fight Another Day” official album trailer
Album Track Listing – 1. Divided, 2. The Brave, 3. Infected, 4. Champion, 5. Ignition, 6. Give It Love, 7. B There With U, 8. Save The World, 9. Eye Of The Story, 10. Reunite, 11. Heaven, 12. Sharp Turn, 13. Stand Tall
2016 EUROPEAN CD RELEASE TOUR
Saturday June 4 – Hard Rock Cafe – Oslo, Norway
Monday June 6 – Gröna Lund – Stockholm, Sweden
Tuesday June 7 – Liseberg – Goteborg, Sweden
Friday June 10 – Sweden Rock Festival
Monday June 13 – The Rock Café – Hamburg, Germany
Wednesday June 15 – 100 Club – London, England
Single ‘Walking Country Song’ released April 22nd 2016, taken from upcoming new album
‘The Truth And The Lie’ (March 25th release)
Bluesdoodles reviewed The Truth And The Lie – see what we said HERE
Two Grammy nominations celebrated by Highly suspect as they rock deep into the night.
Signed up to 300 Entertainment in May 2014 , Johnny Stevens (guitars/lead vocals) and a twin fueled rhythm section Rich and Ryan Myers on Bass and Drums.
From Mister Asylum is the debut album by American rock trio Highly Suspect, released on July 17, 2015. It features the singles “Lydia” and “Bloodfeather”.
Now a Tarantino inspired video, “Bloodfeather
ED FORCE ONE ONWARDS AND UPWARDS AGAIN
MAIDEN PLANE SET TO REJOIN THE BOOK OF SOULS TOUR IN BRASILIA TOMORROW AFTER MASSIVE REPAIRS COMPLETED IN JUST 10 DAYS
TWO 5000kg, FOUR MILLION DOLLAR JET ENGINES FLOWN 12,000 KM TO REPLACE DAMAGED ENGINES
Following the major accident in Chile http://ironmaiden.com/
Comments Bruce Dickinson, Maiden vocalist and pilot of Ed Force One: “The speed and thoroughness of this incredibly complex operation was stunning and we are so very pleased to get our plane back! We would like to thank Air Atlanta and their terrific rescue team for a fantastic effort in achieving this in the time they did, and to Boeing, LAN Chile. ACS and Rock-It Cargo for all their invaluable support. We are sorry though for our fans in Cordoba, Buenos Aires, Rio and Belo Horizonte who missed out seeing the plane, but we hope they enjoyed the concerts as much as we did.
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Joe Bonamassa pays homage to the music of
Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page
With Special Guest
JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR OPENS FOR JOE BONAMASSA AT HOGTON TOWER,
LONDON GREENWICH MUSIC TIME FESTIVAL AND NEWARK CASTLE
Rest of the tour dates and link checkout – HERE
Joe Bonamassa’s new album
“Blues of Desperation” is released on March 25th via Provogue.
Read Bluesdoodles review HERE
Blues of Desperation: The Making of the Album
Joe Bonamassa Tour Dates in UK – Check out HERE
The Cadillac Three new video – Grafitti
Read more HERE
NEW PORTALS – opening the way from Belfast, Mike and Ruth Aicken with their own brand of alt-pop. This is pop for the age of electronica with an ethereal feel echoes of Irish Folk in the rhythmic cadences of the lyrics.
Skyline with harmonies that ebb and flow, build and fade away this is the magic of lying on your back staring at clouds across the clear blue Skyline of summers day. A dreamy, enchanted state of heightened emotions.
Listen to Skyline and you will know why Radio 1’s Huw Stephens and Phil Taggart have joined the millions who are supporting them on Spotify as the New Portals and previous folk project The Jepettos.
Monster Truck Touring Europe & UK opening for Nickleback..
Read ALL about it HERE
There is a definite blues scent of originality within the latest album,
Blues of Desperation, from Joe Bonamassa.
The whole album takes on a journey through the geography of the blues as the album explores the physical landscape of rivers, mountains and valleys by train. Other tracks explore emotional blues of love lost, misery and desperation. The eleven original tracks have a depth and musical arrangements that augment and add a wisdom to the lyrics. Building on his last studio recording Different Shades of Blue. READ the review HERE
SPECIAL LONDON SHOW ANNOUNCED – APRIL 7th
THE HEART SPEAKS IN WHISPERS
NEW STUDIO ALBUM OUT MAY 13TH
Corinne Bailey Rae, who after 6 years away, is back with a brand new video and album…
Her new single ‘Been To The Moon’ marking the start of her big comeback. The two time Grammy winner will be releasing her new album ‘The Heart Speaks In Whispers’ on May 13th via Virgin EMI, was recorded at Capitol Records’ studios and features bass playing from legendary session player Pino Palladino (Marvin Gaye, The Who, David Gilmour).
FIRST TRACK: BEEN TO THE MOON
Having listen Corinne Rae Bailey is back with an ethereal pop driven melody with a dancing vibe combined by her velvety and soulful voice. The video has a mysterious beauty with the golden sands falling through her fingers to a tinkle of piano. The music adds the visual story the two together are a complete package of musical artistry.
It is definitely true Corrine Rae Bailey, the Leeds born songstress has emerged from her cocoon and is back a soulful butterfly to entertain once more.
18th – 26th March 2016
Watch the film all about the festival..
The line-up is exciting with line-up that will delight listeners of live music from Jazz through to Blues Follow the link HERE For more information and purchase your tickets.
Home is the new single from The Young Folk, exciting first single from their 2nd studio album First Sign of Morning . Traditional folk music is rooted deep within the music that has a modern edge boosting the appeal to a wider indie-pop appeal. This is reflected in the radio play and attention Home and The Young Folk are receiving.
Radio news: ‘Home’ has been played recently by Steve Lamacq on BBC Radio 6 Music Recommends: Link HERE and is currently playlisted on RTE 2FM and receiving national airplay on Today FM in Ireland. The Young Folk are doing a headline tour in The Netherlands starting next week: Link HERE
Home is a bitter-sweet tale lyrics deep and soulful combined with a melody that curls wistful around and like a breath of air links the words in perfect harmony. Home delivers The Young Folk’s signature rich lyrics and layered harmonies with pop punch. In fact, The Young Folk have songwriting deep in their veins. Paul Butler’s great, great uncle wrote the Irish national anthem while in prison in 1907. Irish Republican Peadar Kearney penned The Soldier’s Song which was later put to music and translated into Gaelic as Amhrán na bhFiann. By 1926 it replaced God Save Ireland as the country’s national anthem. With close to 1 million streams for The Young Folk’s former single Way Home and a spot at #2 in the iTunes album charts, all eyes are now on Home and the new material from The Young Folk – a band with world-class songs and international appeal.
THE YOUNG FOLK:
Anthony Furey: lead vocals, acoustic & electric guitar
Paul Butler: vocals, piano, melodica, xylophone
Anthony (Tony) McLoughlin: bass, mandolin, banjo, backing vocals (Writer of Home)
Alex Borwick: trombone, synths
Patrick Hopkins: drums, percussion
Date for Your Diaries – Album release date – 15th April, 2016
The UK Blues Federation (UKBlues) is a pan-UK Federation to promote and support blues in the United Kingdom in all its forms and styles. A ‘not for profit’ federation of musicians, organisations, associations, groups, venues, companies, individuals and other interested parties within the UK who already work to support, promote and encourage blues of all sorts within the UK, to work together to achieve UKBlues‘ aims. Further details about UKBlues, its mission, its aims and its projects are on UKBlues Federation website HERE
Thunder and more in the Valley’s
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
Four UK DATES
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band: Four UK DATES have been confirmed in May and June. The River Tour, which is currently working its way across North American, will reach the UK on 25th May. The tour coincides with the recent release of ‘The Ties That Bind: The River Collection’, a comprehensive look at the era of the 1980 ‘The River’ album. Read More HERE
Tour Details HERE
CORTES – Going somewhere with debut video Going Nowhere
Listen to the trio’s debut video Going Nowhere
Andy Cortes (vocals) Sam Davies (Bass) and Marijus Aleska (Drums) – Indie Rock gaining attention without no formal release, Facebook fans and no Twitter Cortes had themselves radio plays. Three shows in Camden during February are:
18th Feb – The Hawley Arms
26th Feb – Our Black Heart
28th Feb – The Hawley Arms
Out on Alligator Records 26th February
Tom Waits has lent his voice and soul to a stunning collection of performances celebrating legendary gospel bluesman Blind Willie Johnson. ‘God Don’t Never Change: The Songs Of Blind Willie Johnson’ is out through Alligator Records on 26th February and features two contributions by Tom, ‘The Soul of a Man’ and ‘John The Revelator,’ both originally recorded by Johnson in 1930.
A stunning collection of artists and performances celebrate the timeless music of legendary gospel bluesman Blind Willie Johnson. From Derek Trucks’ and Susan Tedeschi’s reverent reading of ‘Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning’ to ‘Lucinda Williams’ slide guitar-fueled lament in ‘Nobody’s Fault But Mine,’ from Luther Dickinson’s spirited take on ‘Bye And Bye I’m Going To See The King’ (with The Rising Star Fife & Drum Band) to Tom Waits’ virtual embodiment of Johnson himself on ‘The Soul Of A Man’ and ‘John The Revelator’, this record is packed with incomparable recordings that speak as much to the greatness of the performers as they do the enduring legacy of Blind Willie Johnson.
SIDEMAN – LONG ROAD TO GLORY
The Grammy’s 2016
ABOUT THE FILM
In the summer of 2008, a group of legendary bluesmen, some of the last surviving members of the Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters bands, were brought together by director Scott Rosenbaum for a cameo appearance in his feature film, The Perfect Age of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Pinetop Perkins, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith and Hubert Sumlin were cast for their authenticity and ability to underscore the film’s critical subplot, the evolution of rock ‘n’ roll through the blues. During breaks in production, these bluesmen thrilled Rosenbaum with their tales of a lifetime spent on the road. First hand accounts of experiences with the mythical Robert Johnson, the larger-than-life Howlin’ Wolf, the seminal Muddy Waters and disciples such as Jimi Hendrix and The Rolling Stones got the director’s creative wheels spinning. Between takes, Sumlin called Rosenbaum over to the bandstand and prophetically told him of his feeling that they would be working together again. In an instant, an idea that had been germinating with the director for years took root. Read more HERE
Congratulations to all nominees and winners.
Live at St David’s Hall Cardiff HERE
Afterglow – Album with Pete Riley HERE
ARTHUR JEFFES (PENGUIN CAFÉ) AND MARSHMALLOW LASER FEAST (MLF)
WORKING WITH GRAVITATIONAL WAVES DISCOVERY ASTROPHYSICIST SAMAYA
NISSANKE AND PLANET-HUNTING ASTROPHYSICIST JEAN-MICHEL DESERT ON
AUDIO VISUAL EXPERIENCE
“When we look up, whether in fear or in hope, we look as one. This makes for a remarkable perspective artistically speaking.” Arthur Jeffes 2016
Arthur explains how the music was written, ”The waveforms are exponential curves and as they approach the peak they speed up and shoot up in pitch accordingly. I took these curves and mapped them into MIDI patterns to get the notes for the piano lines. All the other sounds except for the strings come directly from the waveforms – I chopped them up, stretched them out, squashed them in, EQ’d them and compressed them and built up a pallet of new sounds to play with. The result is, I hope, a set of textures that allow one to get a sense of how the waveforms behave and at the same time allow for a beautiful musical narrative.”
Samaya reflects on the compositions, “Arthur has taken celestial chirps, sound signals of moving stars sent out billions of years ago, and incorporated them into music. It’s just amazing that we can actually listen for the first time to the most violent events in the Universe. We have opened up a new window or even sense to the Universe”.
Arthur and Samaya are working with creative team MLF to produce an audio visual experience to introduce, immerse and educate audiences in an awe-inspiring and magical show. For the second part of the project, Arthur and MLF are collaborating with planet-hunting astrophysicist Jean-Michel Desert to showcase and explore nine newly discovered Exoplanets (potentially life-supporting planets orbiting other suns discovered using the Hubble space telescope). The audience will be taken on a journey to visit Exoplanets and to immerse themselves in Gravitational Waves. The show ‘Gravitational Waves & Exoplanets’ (working title) will premiere later this year. Please click here for additional information on the project and to hear excerpts of the music – HERE
About Arthur Jeffes, Samaya Nissanke and MLF:
Arthur Jeffes is a musician, composer and producer working out of London. He is the founder and frontman of the renowned band Penguin Cafe and is one half of the band Sundog (with Oli Langford) and Aparat (with Mark Springer). Other work includes composing film scores and most recently producing Sam Lee’s highly acclaimed album ‘The Fade in Time’, released in 2015. In 2012, Jeffes was commissioned by the artist Nelly Ben-Hayoun to write several pieces for the NASA Kepler Project to be played by the International Space Orchestra. The pieces ‘1420’ and ‘Aurora’ were beamed into Space in 2013. ‘1420’ was inspired by the WOW! Signal.
Samaya Nissanke’s research focuses on the astrophysics of compact object (black holes, neutron stars and white dwarfs) binaries. She is particularly interested in modeling and now detecting their gravitational radiation and has spent most of her career working in General Relativity. She is now working with a suite of time-domain telescopes (space and ground) on detecting the electromagnetic counterparts and radiations emitted from these strong Gravitational Wave emitters.
Marshmallow Laser Feast (MLF) is a creative studio that uses experimental technology to make work which reinterprets the idea of human perception. Their expertise has earned a reputation for creating the seemingly impossible – for producing installations that push boundaries, redefine expectations and excite audiences worldwide. Their work is responsive and spans kinetic sculpture, film, live performance and virtual reality. MLF’s approach is one of collaboration, working alongside technologists, engineers and makers to create bespoke software and hardware systems to realise their visions. Directors Barnaby Steel and Robin McNicholas are the driving force behind all MLF projects.
Boyce Avenue’s new song ‘Family‘Taken from their much anticipated third album Road Less Traveled released on April 15th.
Boyce Avenue with their devoted fans will rise to more attention with this orginal number Family – a ballad, catchy melody and mix guitar, drums and clever instrumentation. Family a potential for a Pop HIT! Boyce Avenue achieved getting the music heard by using the internet effectively. Consisting of brothers Alejandro, Fabian, and Daniel Manzano, the trio started making music together after Daniel returned to Florida from Massachusetts.
Social Media the way to be heard for Boyce Avenue the statistics prove it:_
2.3 BILLION views on YouTube
Guinness World Record for ‘Biggest Independent Band in the world on YouTube’
Spotify – Boyce Avenue also ended 2015 boasting Spotify domination, with over 200 MILLION streams and 500 MILLION in total
Boyce Avenue – “Be Somebody” World tour and are in the UK from 10-24 March with venues across the country.
ALBUM: LET LOVE SHOW THE WAY
PROVOGUE/MASCOT LABEL GROUP
Check out the video for Long May You Sail here:
“Old school to the max and playing vintage guitars!! JD is one of the best out there right now…one of the guys on the scene I’d love to jam with.” Joe Bonamassa
Ones to Watch 2016 – The Blues Magazine
“Raw and brimming with mojo” – Guitar & Bass 9/10
“White hot blues” Guitarist
This is definitely Southern Blues that excites and is full of modern twist and turns whilst the structure remains firmly rooted in the legacy of blues from the delta. This is a bluesdoodles band to watch out for in 2016 as they have lit the blues touch paper with Let Love show The Way. 9/10 Read what Bluesdoodles said HERE
BLACK STONE CHERRY
New Album: Kentucky
Out: 1st April via Mascot Label Group
To coincide with last week’s packed out UK arena tour, BLACK STONE CHERRY unveiled their video for ‘In Our Dreams‘, the first single taken from their forthcoming fifth studio album, ‘Kentucky’, which is set for a 1st April release via the Mascot Label Group.
The video is set in a post-apocalyptic underwater world, ‘Hydros’, ruled by a nefarious leader. While the band play, the tale unfolds of two sisters separated in this society by a class structure. They’re eventually reunited when a revolt topples the system and they escape to a new life above water.
BLACK STONE CHERRY tell us, “We’re so proud of this video as visually it’s a direction we really haven’t taken before. We wanted a powerful performance with a very unique narrative and we believe we’ve achieved it! We hope y’all enjoy!”
You can pre-order your copy of ‘Kentucky’ now at iTunes HERE and get new album track, ‘The Way of The Future’ right away!
Pre-orders for physical CDs and special vinyl packages are available over HERE
THE STONE FOXES
Revealed the video for their upbeat indie brawler ‘Dying Star’,
Twelve Spells – Album Review HERE Out March 18th
Tour continues –
10/02 – Leeds, A Nation Of Shopkeepers
11/02 – Bournemouth, 60 Million Postcards
12/02 – London, Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen
13/02 – Brighton, The Gladstone
For Full details Ian Siegal & Jimbo Mathus: Roots To The CoreTour follow the link HERE
PROVOGUE COMMEMORATES JEFF HEALEY’S 50TH BIRTHDAY WITH RELEASE OF 12 ORIGINAL SONGS ON ALBUM ‘HEAL MY SOUL’
Listen to the first new Jeff Healey song in 15 years ‘Daze of the Night’ here:
Watch the Album trailer – Heal My Soul:
“He was like another one of my sons… Jeff Healey… (exhales hard)… oh my God.” BB King
“He was SUCH a great musician… a voice that is missed.” Steve Lukather
“Jeff was one of the sweetest, most humble and talented artists I’ve met…” Bonnie Raitt
2016 marks the release of Heal My Soul – the extraordinary lost album from Jeff Healey which has never been heard before by the public. March 25th of this year would have seen Jeff turn 50 years old and this album begins the celebration of a milestone year for a true musical icon.
In a joint statement, Jeff Healey Estate Co-Administrators Cristie Healey and Roger Costa said, “Heal My Soul is a project that we have wanted to tackle for years. A ‘lost’ album, it contains material recorded during one of the most creative periods in Jeff’s rock career. Until now, it has never seen the light of day. Jeff was very proud of this work and it features some of the most powerful and impassioned performances he ever committed to record. With complete creative control we’ve laboured hard, tracking down recordings, identifying the right performances, restoring them to their proper stature and mixing and mastering them from the ground up. This has been a true labour of love for us from beginning to end and we’re absolutely thrilled to be able to finally share this significant release with the world.”
Healey died on March 2, 2008 at age 41 after a three-year battle with sarcoma cancer.
Heal My Soul – Provogue Release Date March 25, 2016
Joe Bonamassa will play Hoghton Tower, Lancashire (Saturday 2nd July), Glasgow Clyde Auditorium (Sunday 3rd July), Bristol Colston Hall (Tuesday 5th July), Greenwich London Music Time Festival (Thursday 7th July) and Newark Castle, Nottinghamshire (Friday 8th July).
Tickets for the UK concerts will be available as a special pre-sale from Tuesday 26th January 2016 from Planet Rock, 72 hours in advance to the general public – which go on sale Friday 29th January 2016
For more information Click HERE
Blind Raccoon is delighted to announce the line-up for their showcases happening during the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. On January 27, 28 and 29, from noon to 5pm, 12 acts from Arizona, Canada, Georgia, Indiana, Mississippi, Missouri (St. Louis & Kansas City), Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Wisconsin will grace the stage. Seven of these acts are participating in the 2016 IBC.
Net proceeds from the showcases will benefit The Blues Foundation’s HART Fund, which provides assistance to blues musicians and their families in times of great financial need due to medical emergencies.
New 2016 services from – Bluesdoodles contact TODAY
Greg Lake Re-releases His Two Solo Albums “Greg Lake” & “Manoeuvres” on Double Disc Set.
Greg Lake is the co-founder of KING CRIMSON and EMERSON LAKE AND PALMER (ELP), and wrote the hit “LUCKY MAN” and co-wrote “I BELIEVE IN FATHER CHRISTMAS”.
This 2-CD set collects together both of Lake’s two solo albums, his first self-titled album (1981) and his second album “Manoeuvres” (1983). The set includes FOUR BONUS TRACKS which have never been included on any re-issue of the albums, only on separate rarities albums.
The first album and its three bonus tracks feature all of the members of TOTO with the exception of Bobby Kimball as Lake handles all lead vocals. Both albums also feature appearances GARY MOORE on guitar.
Both CDs have received a 2015 REMASTER which has the personal approval of GREG LAKE. The booklet includes extensive liner notes. This is a great and easy way to buy both of Greg Lake’s studio albums and all the rarities connected to these albums in one place.
To purchase “Greg Lake” & “Manoeuvres” on 2-CD Set: HERE
Seven Stars have been registered in the shape of the Iconic David Bowie lightning bolt from his 1973 album Aladdin Sane by Studio Brussels and MIRA Public Observatory. Pitchfork has the full story HERE. The constellation is “in the vicinity of Mars.” Studio Brussels and MIRA have also created a website, “Stardust for Bowie”, where fans can upload their favorite Bowie songs to a Google Sky representation of the constellation. HERE
OUT TODAY 15th January 2016 – WHITE Bear – The Temperance Movement – Earache Records
Check out why we gave the album White Bear a perfect 10… – HERE
REVEAL VIDEO FOR ‘DON’T TELL ME HOW TO LIVE’
TAKEN FROM NEW ALBUM: SITTIN’ HEAVY – OUT 19 FEBRUARY 2016
Tues 5 Apr: UK – 100 Club, London – TICKETS
Tues 29 Mar: Germany – Rockpalast, Bochum – TICKETS
Weds 30 Mar: Germany – Privatclub, Berlin –TICKETS
Thurs 31 Mar: Germany – Strom, Munich – TICKETS
Fri 1 Apr: Netherlands – Melkweg, Amsterdam – TICKETS
Sun 3 Apr: France – La Maroquinerie, Paris – TICKETS
BLACK STONE CHERRY – Borderline –
Intimate Planet Rock Gig
for Teenage Cancer Trust
IN SORROW – RIP DAVID BOWIE
January 8, 1947- January 10, 2016
The music we have forever
“Lazarus” off David Bowie’s album Blackstar available now
Tributes are written we play the music that for many was the soundscapes of their youth.
RIP Otis Clay
Rolling Stone – Obit HERE
Tribute to Otis Clay – Soul singer and Blues Hall of Fame Inductee HERE
Otis Clay – The music lives on
Memorial Service and Celebration of Ian Fraser “Lemmy” Kilmister
Scheduled for 9 Jan 2016 – Motorhead want you ALL to be a part of this memorial service.
So wherever you are, PLEASE get together and watch with fellow Motörheadbangers and friends. GO to your favorite bar, or your favorite club, make sure they have access to an internet connection and toast along with us.
Or simply invite your pals around and celebrate Lemm’s life at home. Whatever your venue, and however you can, let’s be sure to gather globally on Saturday 9th January 2016 and celebrate the life of our dear friend and irreplaceable icon.
If you’d like to make a charitable donation under Lemmy’s name, please go to:
Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund http://www.diocancerfund.org/“>HERE
Punk, girls in the news – The Ramona’s Read what the Guardian said HERE
One of the acts that will light the blue touch paper and fly during 2016 = Sari & The Engine Room
NEW ALBUM TO BE RELEASED ON MANHATON RECORDS – produced by Mike Vernon will be released on Manhaton Records with the exciting guitarist Innes Sibun and on several tracks Oli Brown with Rhythm Section basaist Nani Conde & Jose Mena on drums creating power-packed soulful blues. Sari and her Engine room will be touring throughout 2016 including Blues on The Farm Friday 17th June check out USA and UK Tour dates HERE
Sneak preview listen here
First album review of 2016 – The Stone Foxes – Twelve Spells
“The baker’s dozen of tracks that have the frisson of experimentation that runs over the rock backdrop; each song has a distinctive element that adds up to the Stone Foxes musical lexicon of sound clouds.”
The Stone Foxes First UK Tour starts in Bristol 3rd February See the dates and towns HERE
Checkout the music that delighted Bluesdoodles during 2015
Bluesdoodles – Pick Of The Bunch 2015 – Check out the albums we are still listening too HERE
Happy New Year from Bluesdoodles…
We are excited to announce Bluesdoodles Dozen albums of 2015 & More check out what we said HERE
Album of 2015 – King King – Reaching For The Light
We said then in April …King King have nailed it with this album of platinum proportions
Live Album of 2015 – Ian Siegal – One Night In Amsterdam
We Said Like a quality Bourbon Siegal distils the words and the music into a potpourri of smoky, moody delights .. . This album gives you a taste of the live sound in your front-room