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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

New Anthem for the Blues!

Acclaimed bluesman Zac Harmon, winner of both major awards from the Blues Foundation – the International Blues Challenge and the Blues Music Award – has come up with a new anthem for the genre - "Long Live The Blues."  The song, which he co-wrote with John Hahn and Christopher Troy, is a powerful, upbeat declaration that the blues "is here to stay."

In the current Living Blues magazine Zac was asked about the song:

Living Blues: You pull no punches on that one with those who think the blues may be dying or dead.
Zac: Well, that song is an anthem for all the bluesmen in America.   I just kind of feel like blues is the roots and the father of most of your popular musical art forms in America, but yet blues always has to take a backseat to everybody.  And so, this is just an anthem for all of us, to say "We're still here, and we're gonna be here."

To watch a great video of Zac and his band performing this new anthem for the blues, please click HERE.  Kindly share this video by posting on your Facebook page, social media or website.

"Long Live the Blues" is a track from Zac’s new Blind Pig release entitled Right Man Right Now.  Living Blues said the CD "is Harmon is at his best: a smooth, polished sound grounded in traditional blues stylings yet thoroughly modern in sensibility. The future of the blues is in very good hands, indeed.” 

Upcoming dates for the Zac Harmon Band:
Oct. 8
Helena, AR
King Biscuit Blues Festival
Oct. 18
Fredricksburg, TX
Blankets and Blues
Oct. 29
Sioux City, IA
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Oct. 30
Topeka, KS
Uncle Bo's
Oct. 31
Topeka, KS
Uncle Bo's
Nov. 14
Fort Dodge, IA
Starlight Village
Dec. 11
Richardson, TX
Freddy King Winter Blues

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