What is going on with our favorite blues artists? Where they are touring? What new albums they released?
Local newspapers on the occasion of reporting the concert also carried out interviews with the artists. We will learn from them a lot of information.
B.B. King returns to Birmingham for Jan. 14 concert at Iron City
via The Birmingham News
B.B. King, the iconic bluesman, is set to appear on Jan. 14 on the main stage of the entertainment complex, 513 22nd St. South. General admission tickets are $55, on sale at 11 a.m. Nov. 8 through the Iron City website. The 8 p.m. show will allow fans to get fairly close to the star, in an area that holds about 1,300 people.
Eclectic guitarist Joe Bonamassa savors freedom to range from blues to jazz to rock
via Richmond Times Dispatch
In an age where the term “guitar hero” might refer equally to a game or to an instrumentalist, guitarist Joe Bonamassa considers what immediately comes to mind for him.
“That was Clapton. That was Hendrix. That was Paul Kossoff or Rory Gallagher. That was a guitar hero. People that you idolized and still do.”
Jonny Lang in Kalamazoo: What others are saying about his new album, live show
Much has changed for Jonny Lang since he performed for throngs of adoring teenagers at a sold out Kalamazoo State Theatre in 1997.
The then-16-year-old blues guitar prodigy made the cover of “Seventeen” magazine and was still convincing some in the industry he’s the real deal. Today, Lang doesn’t draw as many teenagers, but the blues world has long since embraced him. He’s also a husband and dad who just released his first studio album in seven years, “Fight For My Soul,” which came out in mid-September.
Gov’t Mule’s Warren Haynes Has Plenty to Shout! About
via Houston Press
According to Warren Haynes, singer-guitarist-songwriter for Gov’t Mule, it is the first time something like this ever been done by any band — and he’s probably right.
Shout!, The group’s first studio album in four years and debut for a new label (Blue Note), is a two-CD set. The first contains 11 new songs which cover the perhaps the widest breadth of genres of any Mule record. Then, a second disc features the same songs, only with a different guest vocalist on each track.
Buddy Guy is still the real deal
via Colorado Spring Independent
Buddy Guy’s Rhythm & Blues is a rarity in an age of singles and EPs. It’s a double album, 21 all-new tracks deep, which the bluesman fully expected his label to want pared down to one disc.
“I was going to meet the top guy from RCA, and I’m thinking he’s going to give me a pink slip,” recalls Guy. Instead, RCA signed off on the album, which has racked up favorable reviews since it was released in late July. “I’m like saying, ‘Oh, thank God.’ If we can get a little airplay, hopefully I can sell more CDs and keep the blues alive a little longer.”