Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band to Release Live Album Live! in Chicago Out September 28th

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band--Live! in Chicago

“One of the wonders of the world.” – James Brown

New York, NY: Roadrunner/Loud & Proud Records is excited to announce that latest signing Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s LIVE! In Chicago will be available on 9/28/10.

Recorded in Chicago’s House of Blues during the critically acclaimed 10 Days Out: Blues From The Backroads tour, LIVE! in Chicago showcases Kenny and his band, Noah Hunt, Chris Layton, Scott Nelson and Riley Osbourn, along with special guests, Hubert Sumlin, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, Buddy Flett, Bryan Lee and Tommy Shannon (of Double Trouble). Though an illness nearly kept Kenny from performing that night, his heartfelt commitment to the music (and quite a lot of adrenaline) ensured that he took the stage, sharing with the audience one of the most spectacular performances of his career, and one that fans can now hear on LIVE! in Chicago.
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Published in: on September 29, 2010 at 7:22 PM  Leave a Comment  

Blues Icon Buddy Guy Set to Release New Album ‘Living Proof’ on October 26th

First Single “Stay Around A Little Longer” Features Legendary Bluesman B.B. King

NEW YORK— Five time Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Buddy Guy, will release his new album, Living Proof on October 26th. His 11th Silvertone/Jive studio release marks an historic first as it brings together the incomparable B.B. King and Guy on the introspective and moving lead single, “Stay Around A Little Longer.” The landmark single represents the first time that these two blues titans have ever joined together on a studio release.

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Published in: on September 21, 2010 at 8:50 PM  Leave a Comment  
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Jimi Hendrix: The Guitar Hero, NOW Available on DVD

Image Entertainment is proud to release Jimi Hendrix: The Guitar Hero, now available on DVD. Needing no introduction, Jimi Hendrix is world renowned for changing the landscape of rock & roll and revolutionizing the way a guitar is played. Narrated by Slash and with interviews from such rock legends as Eric Clapton, Mick Taylor, Crosby, Stills, Nash and more, Jimi Hendrix: The Guitar Hero gives an essential perspective on the prodigy that was Jimi Hendrix.


Matt Schofield Scoops British Blues awards

Matt and the band gained three awards in the inaugural BRITISH BLUES AWARDS:

GUITARIST OF THE YEAR; ALBUM OF THE YEAR (for Heads, Tails and Aces) and Jonny Henderson took KEYBOARD PLAYER OF THE YEAR.

The awards were presented Sept 11 at the Newark Blues Festival, where Richard Pavitt of Nugene accepted the awards on behalf of Matt and Jonny.

Thanks to everyone who voted for Matt and Jonny!

Eric Clapton “The 1960s Review” on DVD 10/19

Eric Clapton “The 1960s Review” on DVD 10/19

The story of Clapton’s formative years

While few would argue that Eric Clapton is one of the finest guitarists of all time, it is sometimes forgotten just how pivotal, influential and downright startling this man was during the 1960s. And while, throughout the 70s, 80s, 90s and 00s, Clapton has remained a musician and songwriter of rare ability with moments of glory resplendent on album after album it was during the decade in which he emerged that his awesome skills were used most creatively. As an early member of the Yardbirds, a crucial part of the Bluesbreakers, a founder member of Cream and ‘the one who mattered most’ in the short lived Blind Faith, EC, to many, really was a deity.

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Red House Records Signs Hot Tuna!

ST. PAUL, MN — Red House Records is very pleased to announce that they have signed iconic blues-roots band Hot Tuna to the label.

Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady formed Hot Tuna in 1969, when taking a break from touring with Jefferson Airplane. Since then the band has been performing their unique mix of acoustic and electric blues, cultivating an extreme fan following.

In addition to Jorma and Jack, the band includes mandolin virtuoso Barry Mitterhoff and legendary drummer Skoota Warner.


Cherry Lane Music Publishing Signs A Multi-Year Worldwide Administration Deal With Johnny Winter

Cherry Lane Music Publishing (part of BMG), home to writer/artists including will I am, John Legend, Warren Haynes, and the catalogs of Elvis Presley, John Denver and T-Bone-Walker, has signed a multi-year worldwide administration deal with legendary Texas bluesman Johnny Winter. The deal covers songs written or co-written by Winter, including “Dallas,” “Guess I’ll Go Away,” “Hustled Down in Texas,” and “Mean Town Blues.”

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JW-Jones Blisters the Blues on Debut CD for Ruf Records, Midnight Memphis Sun, Coming August 10

Recorded primarily at legendary Sun Studio in Memphis, new CD features special guests Hubert Sumlin and Charlie Musselwhite

– Ruf Records announces an August 10 U.S. release date for the label debut from blues guitarist/singer JW-Jones, Midnight Memphis Sun. Recorded primarily at the legendary Sun Studio in Memphis, Midnight Memphis Sun features special guest appearances by two iconic blues performers: guitarist Hubert Sumlin and harmonica player Charlie Musselwhite. Ruf Records is distributed in the U.S. by the Allegro Corporation. (more…)

Gregg Wright Band UK Dates July 2010

“One of the most innovative guitarists of our time…!”

Movinmusic is pleased to announce that it is now helping to arrange dates for the Gregg Wright Band’s July UK tour. All interested venues and promoters can contact us about this exciting act on 01209 860067 or by e-mail. For more on Greg Wright’s UK Tour and dates

Published in: on July 7, 2010 at 12:42 PM  Leave a Comment  

Abertillery Blues Festival is BACK for 2010, July 16-17

Abertillery Blues Festival 2010 is set to be the biggest yet with a host of international talent and a growing fringe festival in the town.

Local pubs and venues are getting on board once again with a series of more intimate gigs in the run-up to the festival which takes place on Friday, 16 July and Saturday, 17 July 2010.

Two days of blues and rock music will be headed up by one of the biggest names and the most explosive quartet on the world stage Ten Years After.