It happened in 2012, Texan guitarist-singer-songwriter...
It happened in 2012, Texan guitarist-singer-songwriter Lance Lopez was planning a visit to Los Angeles to record a new album and producer Fabrizio Grossi suggested they hook up and work on some ideas. The following whirlwind day and a half in the studio resulted in three songs which became the foundation of an exciting new project before they knew it.
With a prolific career as a producer, mixer and bass player Fabrizio has worked with some of the finest musicians around today pulling into an array of eclectic styles, from Steve Vai to Tina Arena, Nina Hagen to Alice Cooper as well as Glenn Hughes, Dave Navarro, George Clinton, Joe Bonamassa, Leslie West, Zakk Wylde, Ice T, Slash and Paul Stanley to name a few.
Before Supersonic Blues Machine even existed as it is, the seeds began to be sewn from a hook up with Billy F. Gibbons (ZZ Top).
The third part of the core was Indiana native drummer Kenny Aronoff who joined the family next. Kenny started working with Fabrizio a few years back, thanks to a meeting with Toto's Steve Lukather."
Tennessee guitar virtuoso Eric Gales can turn his hand to dazzling effect to a number of genres and the pair first worked together with funk father George Clinton on a cover of Hendrix Voodoo Child back in 2001.
It can be argued that Quinn Sullivan has been a real music professional for more than 75 per cent of his life. He's shared concert stages with Buddy Guy, Eric...
QUINN SULLIVAN CRUISES MIDNIGHT HIGHWAY IN THE STUDIO AND ON THE ROAD
It can be argued that Quinn Sullivan has been a real music professional for more than 75 per cent of his life. He’s shared concert stages with Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, Los Lobos, The Roots, Foo Fighters, Derek Trucks and opened for B.B. King who later invited him play his treasured “Lucille” guitar. He has performed on concert and festival dates throughout the United States, including such venues as the Hollywood Bowl, RFK Stadium Madison Square Garden and worked overseas at both the Montreux Jazz to India’s Mahindra Blues Festivals. He’s also played several editions of the Experience Hendrix Tour, backed by Billy Cox, Jimi’s original bassist. He’s appeared on national TV with guest shots on Ellen (twice), The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Oprah, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and CBS News. His third album, Midnight Highway, sees Quinn remaining true to his Blues roots while stretching the boundaries.
Yes, Quinn Sullivan has packed a lot of extraordinary experience into the span of his decade-long career and that’s even more remarkable when you consider that he only turned 17 this spring. Midnight Highway, produced by multiple GRAMMY® winner Tom Hambridge who also does double duty as Quinn’s studio and road drummer. The album is yet another milestone in a pursuit that has seen Quinn jamming with kids music combo Toe Jam Puppet Band at the age of three, appearing on network television (Ellen, performing a Beatles-inspired version of “Twist and Shout”) when he was six and, at eight, being taken under the wing of blues legend Buddy Guy whose protégé he remains to this day. The fact of Quinn’s age and his enduring relationship with Buddy Guy is certainly notable but so, too, is his total dedication to his craft.
B.B. King Entertainer of the Year, 7x Blues Music Award winner, 25x nominee, and 2015 Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year: Janiva...
B.B. King Entertainer of the Year, 7x Blues Music Award winner, 25x nominee, and 2015 Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year: Janiva Magness
Love Wins Again, is yet another evolutionary step for the soulful, elegant, award-winning singer-songwriter. The album debuted on Billboard's Heatseekers Chart, on Billboard’s Blues Chart, reached #1 on the Blues radio chart spending more than four months in the Top 10, and two months on the Americana radio chart. Its 11 core songs are built on a sonically sophisticated architecture that’s in full service of Magness’ remarkably flexible and generous voice—which can flow smoothly as champagne or churn up gravel on command.
Original, from 2014, marked her debut as a songwriter and raised the creative bar for her collaborations with Darling. It entered the Billboard blues chart, where her releases routinely appear, at number five and topped the blues radio charts. Original also scored her seventh Blues Music Award, for Contemporary Blues Female Artist. In addition, the album received a Best Song nomination for “Let Me Breathe,” co-written with Darling. Altogether, Magness has been nominated for 25 Blues Music Awards and follows the legendary Koko Taylor as the second woman to win the highly coveted B.B. King Entertainer of the Year award.
Today Janiva Magness is one of the most beloved figures in the Americana, blues and roots music world. She’s reached a larger and more diverse audience with each succeeding album and developed a reputation as a live entertainer that’s made her a staple of the international festival circuit.
Whether she's belting out a raucous blues-rocker, firing up a blistering soul-shouter, bringing the spirit to a gospel-fueled R&B rave-up or digging...
Whether she's belting out a raucous blues-rocker, firing up a blistering soul-shouter, bringing the spirit to a gospel-fueled R&B rave-up or digging deep down into a subtle, country-tinged ballad, Shemekia Copeland sounds like no one else. With a voice that is alternately sultry, assertive and roaring, Shemekia’s wide-open vision of contemporary blues, roots and soul music showcases the evolution of a passionate artist with a modern musical and lyrical approach. The Chicago Tribune says Copeland delivers “gale force singing and power” with a “unique, gutsy style, vibrant emotional palette and intuitive grasp of the music.” NPR Music calls her “fiercely expressive.” Copeland’s return to Alligator Records with Outskirts Of Love (she recorded four albums for the label from 1998 through 2006) finds her at her most charismatic, performing roots rock, Americana, and blues with power and authority, nuance and shading.
Copeland has performed thousands of gigs at clubs, festivals and concert halls all over the world and has appeared on national television, NPR, and in newspapers, films and magazines. She is a mainstay on countless commercial and non-commercial radio stations. She’s sung with Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Carlos Santana, James Cotton and many others. She opened for The Rolling Stones and entertained U.S. troops in Iraq and Kuwait. Jeff Beck calls her “f*cking amazing.” Santana says, “She’s incandescent...a diamond.” At the 2011 Chicago Blues Festival, the City of Chicago and the State of Illinois officially declared Copeland to be “The New Queen Of The Blues.” In 2012, she performed at the White House for President and Mrs. Obama.
Grainne Duffy is a guitar player, singer and songwriter from Ireland. Her voice and playing are inspired by the wellsprings of Memphis and Chicago...
Grainne Duffy is a guitar player, singer and songwriter from Ireland. Her voice and playing are inspired by the wellsprings of Memphis and Chicago, but Grainne also reflects to rich varieties of the Celtic experience.
Raised in Castleblayney, Monaghan Co. Grainne sang with her sisters in the choir before they broadcast their interests into the likes of Aretha Franklin, The Pretenders and Rolling Stones. Around that time Grainne discovered Fleetwood Mac and the blues playing of Peter Green, studied the blues power of the three Kings – BB, Albert and Freddie.
Her debut album “Out of the Dark” (2007) led Grainne to the stage of Glastonbury Festival (UK). Her 2nd album “Test of Time” (2011) is highly appreciated by both – fans and critics. The year of 2014 saw Grainne to play many of the finest festivals in Europe – Notodden (Norway), Dark Season Blues at the Arctic Circle (Svalbard), Blue Balls (Switzerland), Aosta Soul & Blues (Italy), The Great British R&B in UK. The same year Grainne is 2 times winner in BM Writers Poll (UK) – best female vocalist and best live performer.
Except playing at 4 (!) continents nowadays Grainne works on the release of her next studio album recorded earlier in LA, USA – an unique wonderful mix of blues, americana, roots music with strong Celtic influence. Producer is Justin Stanley (J.Beck, E. Clapton, S.Crow)..
A Blues-rock ensemble led by guitarist, songwriter and producer Warren Mendonsa, Blackstratblues is known for their distinctive sound that creates...Read More
A Blues-rock ensemble led by guitarist, songwriter and producer Warren Mendonsa, Blackstratblues is known for their distinctive sound that creates a musical experience - alternately touching, uplifting and energising.