Monday, 21 May 2012

Nori Bucci, Bruce Brucato: guitar duo dates


-SHOPPE ON MAIN, friday, May 25th at 6pm, 2714 Main street, Newfane, NY, 716-778-5273.
-LEWIS ARTique, Sunday, June 3rd at 2pm, 8505 Packard road, Niagara Falls, NY, 716-990-1959

Ana Popovic:Solo 'Blues for M' Munich 2011 and 1,255,630 views

Tollwood festival Munich 2011 (05.07.2011) with BB King, special guest Ana Popovic

Band line-up:

Ronald Jonker: Bass
James Pace: Keyboards
Stephane Avellaneda: Drums

Ana Popovic Solo 'Blues for M' at Tollwood Festival Munich 2011 Live

Alexx Calise: Working on Third solo album

Alexx Calise

Now living in Los Angeles, California and continuing along the same path, Calise’s music has appeared on a multitude of different shows such as “Dance Moms” (Lifetime), Audrina” (Vh1), "Tough Love" (Vh1), “Next” (MTV), "10 on Top" (MTV), “One Tree Hill” (CW), The Nate Berkus Show, "Texas Women" (CMT) and in the upcoming feature film, “LA, I Hate You” starring Malcolm McDowell and William Forsythe.

She has also been featured in Blender, Guitar Player, and Guitar World magazines, and the how-to/method book, "How to Succeed as a Female Musician" (alongside such notable musicians as Lisa Loeb and The Donnas), and she is endorsed by over 13 music gear/clothing manufacturers. Calise has also appeared in several special programs such as Disney’s Science of Imagineering educational DVD series and the Discovery Channel’s “Science of Sex Appeal”, and she has lent her voice to numerous promos and commercials, including a recent Coachella promo video directed by Sam O’Hare.

Calise is currently working on her 3rd solo record with producer/engineer, Wes Michener (Puddle of Mudd, Marilyn Manson, Pixie Lott), which promises to be in the more "roots rock" vein. She also just released her debut album with other music project, Sound of Cancer (with accomplished drummer/songwriter, Dennis Morehouse).

Alexx Calise - Break Me Video

AC recording the solo for her new song, "Why" from her forthcoming 3rd solo record.

Alexx Calise guitar solo

Sandi Thom: announces new album

Sandi Thom by Ami Barwell

Scottish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Sandi Thom, best known for her 2006 No.1 hit single I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker (With Flowers In My Hair), is pleased to confirm the August 27th release of her fourth studio album Flesh and Blood. Produced by the Black Crowes’ Rich Robinson, and featuring a rare duet with Buffy Sainte-Marie, the album and was recorded at 16 Tons studio, Nashville, Tennessee. Sandi will embark on a nationwide UK tour in support of the new album, which begins at the London Islington Academy on Thursday November 1st 2012.
Sandi's new song, Sun Comes Crashing Down will be available as a free download from on Monday May 21st.

The album features an all-star ensemble led by the Black Crowes’ Rich Robinson, drummer Steve Gorman and fellow Black Crowe and widely travelled session guitaristAudley Freed, respected Nashville stars Mike Webb (keys/Dobro) and James Haggerty (bass) complete the line-up with special guest performances from Rolling Stones collaborator, saxophonist Bobby Keys, and stunning duet with the legendary singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie on her 1992 classic The Big Ones Get Away.

Flesh and Blood is a significant release, being Sandi’s sophomore studio album, released solely by her independent label Guardian Angels Records (distributed in the UK by Nova through Universal Music Operations). The highly anticipated new album radiates the raunchy blues rock bravado of the opening track Help Me, followed by the country-flavoured Leadbelly classic In The Pines. The album also features the strutting, clavinet-led Stormy Weather; and the emotionally compelling finale Lay Your Burden Down.

Sandi really stretched herself and made a bold new album,” reflects Rich Robinson, “Her songs are honest, vulnerable and very strong. Her vocal abilities are showcased really well, as is her guitar work, and harp playing. I think Sandi’s made a great record. It was a joy to work with her.”
Classic rock producer Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, The Black Crowes, Joe Bonamassa) also mixed two tracks, Sun Comes Crashing Down and a duet with Buffy Sainte Marieon the latter’s classic song, Big Ones Get Away. “Sandi’s writing is fantastic,” says Shirley, “and her singing is wonderful. Sun Comes Crashing Down has all the right ingredients to be a hit.”
Read the official web release, featuring the Making of Flesh and Blood EPK and a full list of UK tour dates HERE.
Sandi's first single from her album "Merchants and Thieves" is available to download from I-Tunes worldwide NOW!!!

Sandi Thom - This Ol' World (featuring Joe Bonamassa)

Sandi Thom - Flesh And Blood EPK

Joanne Shaw Taylor: UK tour dates

Following her critically acclaimed UK tour in November 2011, due to popular demand, blues rock guitarist and singer, Joanne Shaw Taylor returns to the UK to undertake a 13-date tour, which starts on October 11th 2012. The tour dovetails the highly anticipated release of Joanne’s third studio album Almost Always Never, released by Ruf Recordson Monday September 17, 2012.
Planet Rock will start a 24-hour ticket pre-sale from Wednesday May 23rd. Tickets will then go on sale on Friday May 25th from 0844 478 0898, Dates include Bristol Tunnels (Oct 11), Tavistock Wharf (Oct 12), Falmouth Princess Pavilion (Oct 13), Poole Mr Kyps (Oct 14), London Leicester Square Theatre (Oct 16), Brighton The Haunt (Oct 19), Norwich Arts Centre (Oct 20), Sale Waterside (Oct 21), York Duchess (Oct 23), Newcastle Cluny (Oct 24), Glasgow o2 ABC (Oct 26), Stockton Arc (Oct 27) and Nottingham Rescue Rooms (Oct 28).

Originally discovered by Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart as a 16 year old guitar prodigy, Joanne will perform music from her new album, as well as dipping into songs from her first two critically acclaimed albums - White Sugar (2009) and Diamonds in the Dirt (2010).
For two years consecutively, 2010 and 2011, Joanne was voted "Best British Female Vocalist of the Year" at the British Blues Awards. Joanne is fast becoming a major force on the international blues rock music circuit. Hailed by Classic Rock magazine, Joanne also received a Best New Artist Debut nomination at the British Blues Awards for her debut LP White Sugar.

The new album’s produced by legendary record producer Mike McCarthy (Spoon, ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Patty Griffin) in Austin. “Mike comes from a different musical background from me," says Joanne. "He pushed me out of my comfort zone, and allowed me to explore new territories whilst remaining true to who I am. I never thought when I started on this journey I would ever get to work with such an amazing array of talent. I've been a fan of JJ, David and Billy for years and their performances on this album are exceptional."

The album features David Garza (keyboards), Billy White (bass, guitar) and J.J. Johnson (drums). Garza has worked with Juliana Hatfield, Blues Traveler and Fiona Apple. Billy White has played with the Heartless Bastards and Craig Finn. J.J. Johnson has played drums for John Mayer.

For the official tour and album announcement, click HERE.

Joanne Shaw Taylor"Shiver and Sigh"at The Running Horse Nottingham