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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Organist Extraordinaire John Ginty Launches "Bad News Travels" Tour, In Concert at 8X10 Club


Headlining 8X10 Club in Baltimore - Friday, May 16

    (BALTIMORE, MD) - Organist extraordinaire John Ginty launches his "Bad News Travels" Tour with a headlining performance at the 8X10 Club, 10 East Cross St., Friday, May 16. 9 p.m. Show. Tickets $12. (advance), $16. (door). Purchase advance tickets at Info: (410) 625-2000 or

    Ginty's recent album release Bad New Travels (American Showplace Music) has received critical acclaim and has charted highly on Roots Music Report, among others. John has toured and recorded with artists such as Jewel, Citizen Cope, Santana, Dixie Chicks, Matthew Sweet, Court Yard Hounds, and Bad Religion, to name a few. The New Jersey native is an original member of Robert Randolph and the Family Band, for which he received two Grammy Nominations; as well as a Gospel Music Award for Urban Album of the year in 2003. That same year, Ginty appeared on the Blind Boys of Alabama's Grammy Award winner Higher Ground. Over the years John has been a frequent guest, sitting in with the Allman Brothers at their yearly Beacon Theatre concert series. Ginty's discography spans over a decade and a half, and demonstrates his eclectic influences and unique sounds on the keys.

    Ginty gives a Hammond B-3 lesson in the February 2014 issue of Keyboard Magazine:

  "John Ginty is not only one of the premiere keyboard players of his generation, but he is raising the bar for players to come. With a set as strong as "Bad News Travels," he is definitely a player to watch!"
                                NASHVILLE BLUES SOCIETY

    "Creating a seemingly effortless blend of blues, classic rock, funk, and soul, Ginty utilizes his past experience as well as numerous special guests. One minute Todd Wolfe is confidently weaving a guitar solo in the smooth "Peanut Butter" and the next minute, vocalist Alecia Chakour is strutting about on the soulful and spunky "Seven & The Spirit."
                                       RELIX MAGAZINE

   "After a few decades of playing the sideman, John Ginty has finally taken a leadership role with Bad News Travels and the spotlight suits him well. This CD is chock full of first-rate talent and fabulous blues-based music, and whether you are a fan of the organ or not it is definitely worth your time to give it a listen!"
                                         BLUES BLAST

John Ginty performing at a recent show.


May 16 (Sat.)                  8X10 CLUB                            Baltimore, MD
May 21 (Wed.)               12TH & PORTER                              Nashville, TN
May 22 (Thur.)              STEVE'S LIVE MUSIC               Atlanta, GA
May 23 (Fri.)                 GOTTROCKS                          Greenville, SC
May 24 (Sat.)                WNCW-FM INTERVIEW                 Pleasant Valley, NC
May 24 (Sat.)                PAPAMOJOS ROADHOUSE       Durham, NC        


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