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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

News from RUF

“Where Blues Crosses Over”
(Pronounced “Roof”)


RUF RECORDS HITS THE BLUES CHARTS WITH TWO CDs NEXT WEEK
New Records From SAVOY BROWN, ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD
& JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR Out Now
Label’s “Songs From The Road” CD/DVD Sets Chart With Joanne Shaw Taylor at #11
& Royal Southern Brotherhood At 15 
NEW RELEASES:

February 4, 2014  Joanne Shaw Taylor “Songs From The Road”
February 11, 2014  Kim Simmonds & Savoy Brown “Goin' To The Delta”
                               Royal Southern Brotherhood “Songs From The Road”

COMING SOON:

April 8, 2014        Albert Castiglia “Solid Ground”
May 13, 2014      Thorbjorn Risager & The Black Tornado “Too Many Roads”

OUT NOW:

Samantha Fish              “Black Wind Howlin’”
Dana Fuchs                  “Bliss Avenue”
Devon Allman                “Turquoise”
Mike Zito & The Wheel  “Gone To Texas”
Cyril Neville                    “Magic Honey”
Joanne Shaw Taylor       “Diamonds In The Dirt”
AND MORE!!
 

http://www.rufrecords.de/
https://www.facebook.com/RufRecords
  

 
RUF RECORDS’ ARTISTS NOMINATED FOR BLUES MUSIC AWARDS 2014
                 
Congratulations to our nominees for the Blues Music Awards 2014!
  • Cyril Neville - Magic Honey for 'Contemporary Blues Album'
  • Mike Zito & The Wheel - Gone To Texas for 'Rock Blues Album'
  • Jimmy Carpenter (The Wheel) for 'Instrumentalist-Horn'
  • Royal Southern Brotherhood - Songs From The Road for best 'DVD'
CATCHING UP WITH THE RUF ARTISTS:

KIM SIMMONDS & SAVOY BROWN


 
NEW CD FROM KIM SIMMONDS AND SAVOY BROWN OUT FEBRUARY 11 ON
RUF RECORDS -- GOIN’ TO THE DELTA,
ALREADY RECEIVING OUTSTANDING REVIEWS
New CD is #2 on Amazon in 2 Days
 
The reviews from overseas precede the U.S. release of SAVOY BROWN's GOIN' TO THE DELTA (RUF RECORDS):

BLUESANDMOREAGAIN.com
"Simmonds himself is probably in the form of his life, both vocally and instrumentally.  This is a masterclass in taste, collaboration, arrangement, longevity and respect for electric blues."
GETREADYTOROCK.com
"The album... nails some of his best vocals in recent times.  This album stokes the embers of a ... glowing career."
BLUESMATTERS
"This release shuffles blues and boogie with intense playing and a real sense of joy."
Music News.com (UK)
"Savoy Brown at their best."

On the road:
Date              City                          ST            Venue
2/14              St. Augistine              FL            The Standard                      
2/15              Orlando                     FL             Zaida’s New Room
2/16              Clearwater                 FL             Clearwater Blues Fest
2/18              Indiatlantic                FL             Lou's Blues
2/19              Lake Worth                FL             Bamboo Room
2/21              Atlanta                      GA            Variety Playhouse
2/22              Charlotte                   NC            Handle Bar
3/21              Ft. Wayne                  IN             C2G Music Hall
3/07              Bay Shore                  NY            Boulton Center
3/08              Annapolis                   MD           Ramshead
3/14              Pawling                      NY            Townecrier
3/15              Jim Thorpe                 PA            Chunk Opera House
3/28              Pittsburg                    PA            Moondogs
3/29              Erie                            PA           Perry Highway Hose
4/12              Syracuse                     NY           Palace Theatre
6/05              Davenport                   IA            Redstone Room
6/06              Milwaukee                   WI           Pabst Theater            
6/07              Woodstock                   IL            Woodstock Opera House

www.savoybrown.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Savoy-Brown/282837575081114



 JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR
JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR
RELEASES “SONGS FROM THE ROAD” on FEBRUARY 4th and immediately charts at #11 on the
Billboard Blues Chart
 
Joanne is the is the British blues guitarist and singer, who was discovered by Dave Stewart
of the Eurythmics at the age of 16 and has gone on to release top 10 Billboard Blues
albums as well as to win both Best Female Vocalist and Songwriter of the Year for her track
"Same As It Never Was" from her album, “Diamonds in the Dirt.”

Joanne also has a recent studio album, “Almost Always Never” and others available from
RUF Records.
             
She’s touring Internationally and can be seen in the US:

Date              City                          ST            Venue
4/04/14         Jacksonville                FL            Springing The Blues
4/20/14         Byron Bay                  AU           Bluesfest w/ KT Tunstall
4/21/14         Byron Bay                  AU           Bluesfest w/Joss Stone
7/11/14         Milton Keynes             UK           The Stables                              

Watch Joanne Shaw Taylor perform "Jealousy" Live at The Borderline London
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0gCKUkAahQ

http://www.joanneshawtaylor.com/
https://www.facebook.com/joanneshawtaylor



ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD
 
RUF RECORDS’ ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD GO BACK TO SCHOOL FOR 
KIDS IN NEED
Their Songs From The Road Double CD/DVD Is Released In The US
On February 11 & Hits Charts At #15

The Royal Southern Brotherhood -- Devon Allman, Cyril Neville, Mike Zito, Charlie Wooton and Yonrico Scott -- went back to school on February 7, 2014 to join kids from the High Plains Elementary School in Engelwood, CO in building cigar box guitars which will be sold at an event to benefit the Blue Star Connection Organization.
BlueStarConnection.org donates instruments to medically fragile kids/teens/young adults and donates musical gear to Children’s Hospital Music Therapy Departments all over the U.S. The Royal Southern Brotherhood was in town to play local Colorado dates as part of their continuing US tour.

The Royal Southern Brotherhood release "Songs From The Road," a double LIVE CD/DVD on RUF Records on February 11th and charted on the Blues chart at #15.  The collection is a perfect set for anyone who has not yet seen the supergroup or who wants to be reminded of the great experience of the live show until the band returns to their town.

Thanks to John Catt and Blue Star Connection for making it possible to hang with the kids at school and to raise money for the kids who need it.

The band members are pictured below building the guitars with the students.


 
On The Road Again…
Date              City                          ST            Venue
2/14/14          Dallas                        TX            The Gas Monkey
2/15/14          New Braunfels            TX            Brauntex Theatre
3/07/14          Millville                      NJ            Levoy Theatre
3/08/14          Ardmore                    PA            Ardmore Music Hall
3/11/14          Annapolis                  MD           Ram’s Head On Stage
3/12/14          Collinsville                 CT           Bridge Street Live
3/13/14          Fall River                   MA          Narrows Center for The Arts
3/14/14          Old Saybrook             CT           The Katherine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center
3/15/14          Natick                        MA          The Center for Arts in Natick
3/16/14          Londonderry               NH          Tupelo Music Hall
3/19/14          Washington                DC          The Hamilton
3/20/14          Bayshore                    NY          Boulton Center for the Performing Arts
3/21/14          New York                    NY          BB King’s
3/22/14          Hackettstown              NJ          Sitnik Theater Centenary (College) Blues Bash

http://www.royalsouthernbrotherhood.com/ and
https://www.facebook.com/royalsouthernbrotherhood


COMING SOON on RUF Records:

THORBJORN RISAGER


Thorbjorn Risager & The Black Tornado is one of Denmark’s hardest working and most sought
after bands.  It has played as many as a hundred live gigs a year for the past ten years, has
become one of the country’s hottest musical exports, and has released seven albums.  On
May13th,  Thorbjorn Risager & The Black Tornados release their eighth album, “Too Many Roads”
on RUF Records in the US.
www.risager.info
 

ALBERT CASTIGLIA (pronounced ka-steel-ya)


Albert’s much anticipated “Solid Ground” on RUF Records will be available on April 8th in the US.  He continues to tour actively, sharing the sounds that made his 2012 release “Living The Dream” #12 on the Top Blues Albums Chart of 2012 from Roots Music Report.
See Albert LIVE:

Date           City           ST            Venue

 

 

 

2/15/14

 

Ft Lauderdale/

        

FL

 

Riverwalk Blues & Music Fest

 

 

 

2/21/14

 

Pompano Beach

 

FL

 

Rips Sports Bar

 

 

 

2/22/14

 

Winter Garden

 

FL

 

City of Winter Garden Blues & BBQ Festival

 

 

 

2/28/14

 

Ft Lauderdale

 

FL

 

Maguires

 

 

 

4/26/14

 

Ft Lauderdale

 

FL

 

Maxwell Room @ the Downtowner-CD Release Party

 

 

 

5/2/14

 

Bradenton

 

FL

 

Aces Live

 

 

 

5/3/14

 

Goodland

 

FL

 

Little Bar

 

 

5/10/14

 

Lake Worth

 

FL

 

Bamboo Room

 

 

 

5/16/14

 

St Petersburg

 

FL

 

Ale & Witch

 

 

 

5/17/14

 

Ft Myers

 

FL

 

Buckingham Blues Bar

 

 

 

5/23/14

 

White Springs

 

FL

 

Florida Folk Festival

 

 

 

5/24/14

 

White Springs

 

FL

 

Florida Folk Festival

 

 

 

5/30/14

 

Key West

 

FL

 

Green Parrot

 

 

 

5/31/14

 

Key West

 

FL

 

Green Parrot

 

 

 

6/1/14

 

Key West

 

FL

 

Green Parrot

 

 

 

6/14/14

 

Saint Georges

 

DE

 

Saint Georges Blues Festival

 

 

 

6/20/14

 

Colonial Beach

 

VA

 

Colonial Beach Blues Festival

 

 

 

 

               
 http://albertcastiglia.net/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Albert-Castiglia-Fan-Page/118428141503567?group_id=0


SAMANTHA FISH
SAMANTHA FISH - You've Got To See The Girl Behind That Voice & Guitar!
Voted Best New Artist Debut By Blues Music Awards

The Blues Music Award (BMA) winner for “Best New Artist Debut” in 2012, Samantha is on the road supporting her sophomore release for RUF, “Black Wind Howlin’.”  Her songwriting and performance, both vocally and on guitar and other instruments show her varied influences from her local Kansas City blues club, Knuckleheads Saloon, to the sounds of visiting modern blues guitar masters like Mike Zito and Tab Benoit, going back to ’80s heroes like Stevie Ray Vaughan and following the lineage to the pre-war Delta masters. “I fell in love with it,” she told Premier Guitar of her growing passion for the form, “and started doing my homework by listening to the old guys like Son House and Skip James.”
With those influences as her template, Samantha incorporated the sounds of the classic rock of The Rolling Stones and Tom Petty, alongside contemporary artists like Sheryl Crow and The Black Crowes, in putting together a sound that would become her own.
See Sam play:


www.samanthafish.com
https://www.facebook.com/samanthafishmusic


DANA FUCHS
FROM THE STAGE TO THE SCREEN, DANA FUCHS ALWAYS DELIVERS...
Dana starred in the Sony Pictures hit movie/musical and was a featured recording artist on the platinum selling soundtrack for "Across The Universe"

Dana portrayed Janis Joplin in the off-Broadway smash hit, "Love, Janis."
She wrote and performed music for the soundtrack of the critically acclaimed, Maggie Gyllenhaal movie "Sherrybaby “ and starred in and performed music on the soundtrack for the Method Man movie "The Mortician."
Dana has been successfully touring the world for the past several years in support of her highly acclaimed albums "Love To Beg" and "Bliss Avenue,” available on RUF Records.
See Dana Live:
Date              City                          ST            Venue
3/01/14         Shirley                      MA            The Bull Run Restaurant
3/07/14         Annapolis                  MD            Ram's Head On Stage
3/08/14         Wyomissing              PA             Building 24 Live
3/14/14         New York                  NY             Highline Ballroom
5/13/14         Philadelphia              PA              World CafĂ© Live
http://danafuchs.com/
https://www.facebook.com/danafuchsband?fref=ts


DEVON ALLMAN

FAMILIAR NAME, ORIGINAL MUSIC, DEVON ALLMAN

The name may sound familiar but the music is all his own – Devon Allman is a solo artist for RUF
Records with his acclaimed “Turquoise” which he recorded with his band, The Honeytribe in
addition to his work with the lauded Royal Southern Brotherhood which combines the bloodlines of
the Allman Brothers and the Neville Brothers to create a sound all its own.  Follow Devon on social
media where he has become quite a frontman as well.

http://www.devonallmanband.com/
https://www.facebook.com/devonallman
 

MIKE ZITO


SOLO OR WITH THE ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD, MIKE ZITO IS TOPPING THE BLUES CHARTS
Mike Zito, the distinguished guitarist, released the Billboard top 10 Blues album “Gone To Texas”
For RUF Records and tours with his solo band in between gigs with The Royal Southern
Brotherhood in which he plays with Devon Allman, Cyril Neville, Yonrico Scott and Charlie Wooton.

For more information on all of Mike’s projects, visit his website.
http://www.mikezito.com/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mike-Zito/165447816866183

CYRIL NEVILLE
THE ROYAL NEVILLE BROTHER OFFERS HIS SOLO SOUL & HIS COLLABORATION WITH DEVON ALLMAN
AND THE ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD 

The youngest of the famed Neville Brothers, Cyril records as a soulful solo artist for RUF
Records, offering up the recent “Magic Honey” as well as performs as a key member of the
Supergroup, The Royal Southern Brotherhood.  Cyril was recently honored with a Lifetime
Achievement Award from Offbeat Magazine for his contributions to music and society.

http://www.cyrilneville.net/
https://www.facebook.com/CyrilNeville
 

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