70's Tush (BE)

A tribute to 70’s Rock and Roll & Blues

70’s Tush has quickly become an established name in the rock'n'roll and blues scene. Six thoroughbred musicians from Ghent (Belgium) pay tribute to the spectular shows of the past. For the last four years, the band has been playing in Belgium, Holland and Germany, with a show based on songs by Led Zeppelin, Rory Gallagher, Elmore James, Cream, Humble Pie, Jethro Tull and many others.70’s Tush was originally a blues-rock cover band, but throughout the years, they evolved more towards a "tribute to 70s rock'n'roll and dirty blues" band, and 70s Tush is now anything but a cover band. While the repertoire is still riddled with riffs of the 70s guitar heroes, the songs are complemented by riffs of their own, giving new interpretations to the songs as if it were 1975 all over again. These are not polished studio versions, but raw and compelling live versions like they were meant to be played.Playing some 60 shows a year, it goes without saying that these boys have got a ton of experience. That's why 70’s Tush was labeled as "the hardest working band in Flanders", but also "a band that takes you back 40 years" and even "Woodstock-worthy".
70’s Tush is an impressive combination of blazing guitar solos, Deep Purple keyboards and pumping drums, interspersed with a captivating acoustic tearjerker. Check these boys live and find yourself back in time. A time where sex, drugs and rock'n'roll reigned supreme.

 

70’s Tush is:

Sven Vande Neste                           Vocals

Pieter Minne                                    Lead Guitar

Koen De Coker                                 Rhythm Guitar

Jeroen De Keyser                            Bass

Maarten De Meyer                          Keys

Tony Van Hoecke                            Drums




http://70stush.be
VID:
http://www.70stush.be/promotional-video.html







Annie Mack (USA)

Annie Mack uit Minnesota, was als kind al verliefd op muziek. Muziek was een middel om haar emoties uit te drukken. Annie Mack is altijd een entertainster geweest en staat graag op een podium, want daar heeft ze niet minder dan een missie. Met muziek wil ze mensen sterker maken. Ze gelooft in de helende kracht van muziek en in het positieve effect van haar missie. Muziek brengt hoop en de waarheid. Annie Mack combineert hiervoor blues, roots, gospel, country en soul tot een sterk geheel. Door haar krachtige stem, haar sterke préséance en haar onderhoudende verhalen, staat Annie er als een doorleefde artieste en moet er met Annie Mack rekening gehouden worden. Door in de voetstappen van de legendarische blues vrouwen te stappen, maakt Mack een onvervalste band met haar publiek. Annie Mack blijft een traditie hooghouden, door te zingen en te getuigen over de ervaringen van het leven.

Op het debuut album “Baptized By The Blues” brengt Annie Mack tien originele songs, die een mix zijn van soul, gospel en blues. Aan alle nummers heeft ze mee geschreven. Op het album wordt ze begeleid door haar producer Paul O’Sullivan op pedal steel gitaar, gitaristen Tom Kochie en Charlie Lacy, bassist Tim Scribner en drummer Miles Johnston. Negen extra studio muzikanten werken mee. Ze spelen keyboards, blaasinstrumenten en vijf dames zingen de backings.   1”Fool To Believe” [De album opener is een R&B track met een aangenaam New Orléans gevoel] – 2”Baptizes In The Blues” [In het titel nummer klinkt de band funky anno 1970 en Stax stijl Memphis, door de vele extra’s van de saxofoon, trompet en trombone] – 3”Hey, Hey Mama” [Op deze soul ballade wordt Annie Mack begeleid door de vijf backing dames. Door de pedal steel gitaar van Paul O’Sullivan, klinkt het nummer meer als in een Western] – 4”Call On Jesus” [Deze song klinkt Latino en doet je denken aan “Black Magic Woman”. Mack zingt zuiver en soulful en de gitaar riffs klinken afgelijnd] –5”Little Bitty Girl Blues” – ,6”Saving Grace” [De track klinkt folky, zoals Carol King of Stephen Stills. De begeleiding is minimaal en akoestisch met enkele steel gitaar accenten] – 7”Seems Like Sorrow” [Een nummer met een aangename groove en Mack opnieuw in grote doen, stijl Aretha Franklin. De mix van soul, gospel en rock typeren het nummer, met daarin, een speciale rol voor de steel gitaar] – 8”G-Groove” [Een hete boogie met O’Sullivan (steel gitaar) en Jason Craft (keys) die vanop de eerste rij de show bepalen] – 9”Walking Dead” [Een aardige mix van R&B met een Westerse draai. De echo effecten op de stem van Mack worden door de akkoorden en de vibrato’s van de gitaar versterkt. Dit klinkt zoals vinyl klonk] – 10”Revolution” [De afsluiter is opnieuw een mix van R&B en gospel, met een sterke zang van Mack en funky jazzy hot gitaar riffs].

Dit debuut album van Annie Mack bewijst dat ze meer is dan een beginnende blues zangeres. Mack kan door haar veelzijdigheid meer stijlen aan. In haar zang voelt ze precies aan waar de nuances moeten komen te liggen. Voor de liefhebbers van soul, gospel en blues en met als toetje hier bovenop een geweldige stem, is het album “Baptized In The Blues” van Annie Mack een absolute aanrader en zeker niet zo maar het zoveelste debuut album van een nieuwkomer.
(recensie op Rootstime.be)
Blues,Soul,Gospel,Funk,Country

Tour TBA 2017
http://anniemackblues.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPBx_Fn-gM4





 

Big Jake & the Two Timers (NL)

Big Jake (Jaap Meurs) heeft als zanger/frontman van de Fake Brothers bijna alle bluespodia in Nederland bespeeld, en een flink aantal in de rest van Europa en de Verenigde Staten. Met de Two-Timers heeft hij zich omringd met muzikanten die eveneens gepokt en gemazeld zijn in bands als The Crocats, Captain Gumbo, Toontje Lager en The Bill Collectors. Deze enorme ervaring van de bandleden (gezamelijk zo'n 150 jaar, bijna 15.000 optredens, ruim 20 CD's/LP's) weerhoudt hen er echter niet van om elke keer weer de voering uit hun laarzen te spelen. Met een gevarieerd repertoire, dat dus gebaseerd is op de blues. Maar met evenveel gemak worden er uitstapjes gemaakt naar aanverwante stijlen zoals rock 'n' roll, texmex en country. Wat resulteert in een bruisende cocktail van "snake-leather shuffle 'n' roll blues". Het repertoire bevat zowel obscure blues traditionals, alsook bekender werk, en zal daarom zowel de bluespurist als de "gewone" luisteraar aanspreken. Big Jake is daarom prima op zijn plek op festivals en blueskroegentochten maar ook "unplugged" voor de kleinere settings, komt de band uitstekend tot zijn recht. Het zal u duidelijk zijn: met Big Jake and the Two-Timers bent u uw schoonmoeder te snel af en is het publiek de swingende derde.

Het was op een warme vrijdagavond in de nazomer van 2009. Ze had al een paar uur in de keuken gestaan, om haar echtgenoot te kunnen tracteren op een nazomers feestmaal...... Toen hij om half negen nog niet thuis was nam ze de telefoon en belde de zaak. Hmmm al lang vertrokken? Zijn stamkroeg: vandaag niet geweest? Geen van zijn vrienden weet waar hij is. Hij zal toch niet stiekum....? Zou best kunnen, hij was de laatste tijd al vaker avonden onvindbaar.... Witheet sprong ze in de auto, en begon de stad door te rijden, op zoek naar haar onbetrouwbare echtgenoot. Om hem uiteindelijk, na anderhalf uur zoeken, aan te treffen op het podium van de plaatselijke bluesclub....
AVAILABLE for gigs in NL,BE,DEU
http://jaapmeurs.wix.com/bigjake
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uL1Lq9jy2X8



 
 

Big Muffin and the Fab 3 (NL)
 

 

"It's a fierce music world out there and unless you're Big Muffin and the Fab 3, you might get swept up before ever getting your feet on the ground."
Big Muffin And the Fab 3 is the Rotterdam based Blues band formed by vocalist/guitarist Ron 'Fool for your stockings' de Beus, guitarist /vocals Peter 'The Master' van der Stelt, Bassplayer /vocals Frans 'Frenzie Bass' de Jong and Drummer Paul ' BoomBoom' Heyne.
Not only know where they are going , but have a Blues solid history that put them here today.

Big Muffin and the Fab 3 arrives with substance, style and a spirit that captures their gigs where ever that may be. The backbone of their work ? Stylefull Bluessongs, suggesting a range of influences from Albert King, Paladins, Robben Ford to ZZ Top and everything in between.

"We've been around and paid our dues to keep the Blues alive................. See You Soon.......!!!!"
De band is te boeken op de door u gewenste datum. NL,BE,LUX
http://www.bigmuffinandthefab3.nl
https://soundcloud.com/bigmuffinandthefab3


 

Billy Jones Bluez (USA)

"I was raised from the age of six months in my grandfather's cafe and boarding house, The Cedar Street Cafe - 903 Cedar Street - North Little Rock, Arkansas. The room that we lived in was directly behind the wall of the main ballroom where the juke box was. My crib was on the other side of that wall, so as a baby I would be laying there listening to Elmore James, Big Joe Turner, Jackie Wilson, B. B. King, Muddy Waters, Sam Cooke and all the blues and soul greats while the cafe customers played records and partied well into the night. My bed would vibrate on the bass notes. That was my first exposure to the music. I absorbed the music as I could literally hear it in my sleep. One of the first thoughts that I remember having was that I wanted to be like B.B. King and Elmore James.
There was this dangerous juke-joint/nightclub place down the road from my grandfather's cafe called Jim Lindsey's Place. Many of the big "chittlin' circuit" stars of the day used to perform there like Howlin' Wolf, Sonny Boy Williamson and Bobby Blue Bland. Sometimes at night when everyone else was asleep, I would sneak out of the room and climb up high in an old chinaberry tree and watch what was going on over at Jim Lindsey's Place. I could hear the band from there and pretend that it was me onstage.
That was the first day that I went on the road with the Levy Brothers Band, and the beginning of a lifetime journey into the world of the blues . I've been on the road ever since. So it was "on the job training" for me.".......................................
I think I really started getting serious about it during the summer between the 5th and 6th grade.
I didn't play with the other children in my neighborhood that much. I hung around adult musicians and spent most of my time learning songs from records and trying to sound like the guys on the recordings. Sometimes I would hang out with the winos and perform for them. Some of my family thought I was weird. But music is both my occupation and my recreation. And I spent almost every waking moment playing it and studying and imitating the artists that I idolized. ...I guess that I was kinda weird."
From that time on, Billy has been playing all around the USA and Europe, where he met Jan Mittendorp of the Black and Tan Record label 
"I met Jan Mittendorp in 2004 when I sent a promotional CD of my music to him. He liked what I was doing and flew me over to Amsterdam to record some of my songs for Black and Tan Records.
A few months later, after the 'tha Bluez' CD was released, I went back to do a month-long tour of Europe to support the release. We liked each other instantly and have been working together for a long time."
Billy plays the southern smooth soul-ish blues as well as the rougher stuff. Bringing a great brew of his version of the blues:   ' Bluez'.


"'Billy Jones brings back the Thrill that once belonged to Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush. ...A refreshing blast of the really great sound of Healing Blues, Jazz, Funk Music. Loaded with Rich Blues Tradition B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Even Johnny Winter Flavors. I'd recommend this to any avid blues listener and I look forward to hearing more from the reclusive Billy Jones.
http://www.livebluesworld.com/profile/billyjonesbluez
VID: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEmoGDkfsg4&hd=1
TOUR: tba

 

 

 

Blacktop Deluxe  (UK)

Blacktop Deluxe are back with a bang – bringing a new lineup and single to the blues rock scene.
The band has taken some time to retune the engine over the winter and return having fitted some aftermarket parts as they move from a trio to a four-piece.
The signature brand of guitar-driven blues rock remains – with singer/guitarist Keith Howe at the forefront of the action but now flanked by another six-stringer, GB Bartlett, adding nitrous to the fuel line.
So expect an added dose of lead guitar when it comes to the Blacktop solos.
But this machine is four-wheel drive, and powering from the back is the new rhythm section of Jamie Fyffe on drums and Dean Kennedy on bass.
As on the new single, expect Keith and GB to briefly take their foot off the gas and allow Jamie and Dean to have their own moments in the driving seat.
“It’s been a great ride so far and the guys have put so much time and effort into the music,” said Keith.
“This is a supercharged Blacktop Deluxe and we can’t wait to get on stage and play. We’ll be bringing songs off both albums and EPs, as well as the new single, but we’ll also be paying tribute to blues icons with our versions of known songs, and keeping things loose and colourful by playing off each other to see which musical road we take in the moment.
“We had a great time in the studio recording the single and it’s exciting for it to be getting the finishing touches before putting it out there as the marker in the sand for the revitalised Blacktop, as a statement of intent.”
“Take some early ZZ Top (before they became commercial), add in some Sizzlin' Slide Guitar, Mix in some Dire Straits (but with a more modern edge to it) and you'll start to get an idea of their unique and irresistible Blues/Rock sound".

http://www.blacktopdeluxe.com
VID:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZjSvTQaYe8&hd=1
Available: 21 - 23 july and several dates 2017 
for NL,DE,BE,LUX Great festival band !







Brendan Croker & Pierre Velghe : Entente Chordiale  (UK/FR)

Born in 1953 in Bradford ( near Leeds ) . Brendan Croker is described as a gentle , sometimes rough , pubrocker with large ears . One of the nicest musicians from England (based on a German folk review). He became a professional musician rather late in the mid- 80s , best known for his work with the Notting Hillbillies , from group Dire Straits , with the album: 'Missing ... Presumed Having A Good Time .

He played with Mark Knopfler and Guy Fletcher of Dire Straits , Eric Clapton , Tanita Tikaram ...

           "His wonderful voice , sometimes shouting and screaming blues , sometimes softer and his hoarse ...

Do not be fooled by the simplicity resolved Croker ... it has deep roots " - Mark Knopfler .

Born in 1978 in St- Omer ( Pas de Calais). He began playing guitar by himself at age 12, fascinated by the music of Jimi Hendrix. Young Musician of the region, graduated from the Conservatory Jazz Lille and Valenciennes CMA . He has opened for artists and groups such as Noel Redding  (Jimi Hendrix Experience bassist ), Eric Bell ( Thin Lizzy guitarist ), John Coghlan ( Status Quo drummer ) Joe Bonnamassa ; Trust; Gojira , UFO , N ' Guyen Le ... He played in several bands including " Voodoo Wild " tribute band " Jimi Hendrix " and group compositions : "Luna Chile" .

http://www.brendancroker.com/
http://youtu.be/h6AezDsPj6k





Carvin Jones (USA)

The Carvin Jones Band is a three piece Blues Rock band hailing from Phoenix, Arizona. The band is lead by guitarist/vocalist Carvin Jones and accompanied by bassist Joe Edwards and drummer Levi Velasquez. The band's unique style of blues and high energy live performances have made them a favorite of blues and rock n roll fans alike

Carvin Jones was born in Lufkin, Texas. His remarkable energy, showmanship and guitar ability have made him a favorite of music fans and fellow musicians alike all over the world. At a very young age, he was seduced by the blues by listening to BB King records his grandfather constantly played in the house and started playing guitar himself by age 11. He escaped a rough neighborhood by dedicating his time to his guitar and by age 19 had moved to Arizona to start his music career.
The first incarnation of the Carvin Jones Band was born in 1991. Over the past two decades, Carvin Jones and his band have toured constantly all over the world, pleasing music fans with their high energy show and Carvin's electrifying guitar style. They shared the stage and toured with blues and rock and roll legends including BB King, Santana, Jeff Beck, Albert King, Albert Collins, The Animals, REO Speedwagon and more. Carvin himself  has performed with Joe Cocker and the Fabulous Thunderbirds. The Carvin Jones Band has released several studio recordings over the years and toured all over the world, even playing in Iraq and Kuwait in 2011. In January 2001, Guitarist Magazine named Carvin Jones "one of the top 50 blues guitarists of all time!" Carvin  Endorses Fender Guitars and Amplifiers.

“Carvin Jones is a young cat out of Phoenix who I think is the next up-and-coming blues player”- Eric Clapton

"Carvin Jones is one of the brightest young stars on the blues scene today" Albert Collins 

"The New King of Strings is Carvin Jones" - Buddy Miles
http://carvinjonesband.com
VID:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rhu2HZr6pww
TOUR: 1 - 12 october 2017

 




Cee Cee James & Rob 'slideboy' Andrews 's  Mission of S.O.U.L. project


Cee Cee James is an internationally known 'performance artist extraordinaire' in her well honed craft of giving the depth of ache and vulnerability in her original Roots/Blues Musical Performances, Talks, One on One Sessions and Workshops. After 4 successful award winning CD's, two singles and touring many places within the U.S. and Europe, she has discovered the essence of what her 'MISSION' has been about throughout the journey to 'now.'
Cee Cee's performance 'claim to fame' with her Fans has been RAW & REAL which has been the key into every heart. There is no pretense. There is no posing. There is no perfection. What there is, is a bare aching human vulnerability and understanding of the 'journey' we are all on within the stories in the songs, and within the understanding heart flowing through her voice whether in concert, giving a talk or workshop, or sitting in a personal on on one session.
Cee Cee's lyrics and performances all reflect this truth, this knowing, this reality, and in the core of it all is:
'THE MISSION' of S.O.U.L. being ' Surrendering, Opening, Unblocking Love'
Heartfelt, intense Blues, Roots, Soul played by: Cee Cee James and Rob 'slideboy' Andrews

HTTP://missionofsoul.com
VID: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qM3BITgj7sM
TOUR: 2018 TBA









Chris Duarte Group (USA)
 
Austin-based guitarist, songwriter, and singer Chris Duarte has often been compared with the late Stevie Ray Vaughan. It's heady stuff for the musician, who plays a rhythmic style of Texas blues-rock that is at times reminiscent of Vaughan's sound, and at other times reminiscent of Johnny Winter. The truth is, Duarte has his own sound that draws on elements of jazz, blues, and rock & roll. Although he is humbled by the comparisons with the late Vaughan, the San Antonio-raised musician began playing out in clubs there when he was 15 years old. After Duarte moved to Austin when he was 16, he began taking his guitar playing much more seriously, and at that time, Vaughan was still around playing in Austin-area clubs. Duarte was one of those lucky few thousand who got to see Vaughan at the Continental Club before the late guitarist got his first break with David Bowie. After a short stint in an Austin jazz band, Duarte joined Bobby Mack & Night Train and began getting heavily into blues at that point. He traveled all over Texas with that band before a big break came his way in 1994, when New York-based Silvertone Records released his critically praised debut album, Texas Sugar/Strat Magik. Tailspin Headwhack followed in 1997 and Love Is Greater Than Me appeared three years later. Romp from 2003 featured a cover version of Bob Dylan's "One More Cup" and was followed by the 2007 album Blue Velocity, 2008's Vantage Point, 2009's 396, and 2010's Infinite Energy. My Soul Alone showed up early in 2013.
Bookings taken for gigs in: NL,DEU,CH,BE,LUX,AT



Delta Moon (USA)

“Tom Gray and partner in crime Mark Johnson continue to show why they may be the best guitar tandem around.” – Chris Martin, The Examiner
A chance meeting in an Atlanta, Georgia, music store brought Delta Moon’s two founders, Tom Gray and Mark Johnson, together. Tom tried to sell Mark a Dobro out of the back of his van. The girl with Mark whispered, “Let’s get out of here.” Mark didn’t buy the guitar, but the two exchanged phone numbers and soon were playing together regularly in clubs, coffee shops and barbecue joints around Atlanta. The name Delta Moon came to Mark on a pilgrimage to Muddy Waters’ cabin near Clarksdale, Mississippi.

Delta Moon quickly gathered a wall-full of local “best” awards. After winning the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in 2003, the band widened its travels to include the US, Canada, and Europe. In 2007 bassist Franher Joseph joined Delta Moon. He was followed in 2015 by drummer Vic Stafford (Blueground Undergrass, Donna the Buffalo, Toubab Krewe) to complete the current line-up.

“If you’re looking for exquisite playing and fine songcraft, you’ll find it on Delta Moon’s Low Down.” – Living Blues (USA)

“The use of the slide guitars is magical.” – Roots Music Report

“Gray and Johnson’s double-slide style works to perfection.” – Chicago Sun-Times

“Delta Moon’s music lives and breathes.” – Rocktimes (Germany)

NEW CD out now: Cabbagetown !

http://deltamoon.com
VID: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmC9dxucBqo
TOUR: 17-20 april 2017