Garland Jeffreys Truth Serum album has been nominated for best rock album in the 14th annual Independant Music Awards.
The Mick Ralphs Blues Band will headline the Middle Of Nowhere Festival, Stafford on the 18th July. www.monmusicfestival.co.uk
Della Mae, a five-woman country band, kicked off the Americana Music Association’s showcase at Pandora’s Discovery Den at the Gatsby with a set heavy on the bluegrass. The highlight came with a cover of the Rolling Stones’ “No Expectations”: slow, rootsy, sung with feeling by Celia Woodsmith, a quiet prayer for a closing door.
Jason & The Scorchers have been confirmed as headliners on the Outlaw Country stage at the inaugral Ramblin’ Man Fair Festival on 25th July. Joining them on the Outlaw Country stage are Della Mae whilst The Mick Ralphs Blues Band play the blues stage on the 26th July. www.ramblinmanfair.co.uk
Garland Jeffreys returns to the UK this February for six shows. The Mick Ralphs Blues Band play their first show at London’s legendary 100 Club on the 14th March. Drivin’ n Cryin’ play three UK shows in April.
See the Tour Dates section for full details
Last winter, Dan Baird & Homemade Sin played two shows in London, one electric, the other acoustic, both were recorded and are now available as two double CD sets Electric and Acoustic which are only available on the Homemade Sin website or at live shows. Each set costs £10 (plus VAT where applicable) and shipping.
As a big thank you to all their most loyal fans, Homemade Sin are offering a limited number of both sets (four CDs in total) for £15 (plus VAT where applicable) and shipping. The release date for both albums is 2nd March 2015, but you can exclusively pre-order them from the Dan Baird & Homemade Sin shop now!
Bush Hall, London
28th November 2014
Hard Luck Boy
St Pancras Old Church, London
3rd December 2014
Myth Of Love
For anyone not able to make it to either of Homemade Sin’s two recent London shows the limited edition t-shirt is now available to buy from the shop. The black cotton t-shirt features brand new, full colour, designs on both the front and back by UK illustrator Rob Fletcher. Many of you will instantly recognize Robs artwork which has graced many of Dans tour shirts and covers over the years going right back the Georgia Satellites tours of the mid-80s.
The Mick Ralphs Blues Band’s New Years Eve show at the Masonic Hall in Alloa on the 31st January is now sold out.
Homemade Sin’s shows at Bush Hall on the 28th November and St Pancras Old Church on the 3rd December are now both sold out.
JCPL has a real treat in store for all fans of smokin’ hot electric guitar playing when no less than four world class players hit the road together in December.
Jason & The Scorchers, Dan Baird & Homemade Sin guitar hero Warner E.Hodges, celebrates the release of his brand new solo album, ‘Gunslinger’ by teaming-up with ex-Bonafide guitarist Mikael Fassberg, who’s debut solo album will also be released to coincide with the tour. Expect songs from each album, along with tracks from both guitarists back pages and no doubt a few surprises thrown in for good measure.
As a founder member of both Mott The Hoople and Bad Company, Mick Ralphs needs no introduction to fans of classic British rock music. In December Mick will be showcasing another side of his talent with his critically acclaimed Mick Ralphs Blues Band.
Rounding out the bill and long overdue a return to the UK are The Western Sizzlers featuring Rick Richards of The Georgia Satellites and Izzy Stradlin fame, on lead guitar.
6th Dec – The Greystones, Sheffield
7th Dec – Dingwalls, London
8th Dec – Bootleggers, Kendal
9th Dec – Fruit, Hull
10th Dec – Junction Labour Club, Llandudno
11th Dec – The Musician, Leicester
Full details on the tour dates page
Due to popular demand, The Urban Voodoo Machine have added dates in York, Cardiff, Bedford and Manchester to their UK tour.
Ian Hunter & The Rant Band play a special show on 12th October at Storstuu Winsnes, Singsås, Norway. They will become the first Western artists to play in a lavu (an Inuit tee pee / tent). The show promises to be a special event and due to the size of the lavu, tickets are limited. You can buy them at http://www.storenkulturhus.no/kulturhus/?t=p
photo courtesy of Ross Halfin
The Urban Voodoo Machine announce the first dates on their UK September / October tour with more to follow. For details, go to the Gigs and Tours section.
This Summer sees the return of Joe Blanton, Warner E. Hodges, Dan Baird and Brad Pemberton, collectively known as The Bluefields. The dates include a slot at the prestigious Summertyne Festival and a London show at the newly re-opened Boston Music Arms. For full details see the Gigs & Tours Section.