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Showing posts with label Cyril Neville. Show all posts
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Monday, November 25, 2013

Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise #21 October 2013 - Stilladog - Guest Contributer


Welcome aboard to the world’s biggest 7 day blues party!  Yes friends, 7 days where you can’t tell the blues artists from the fans. Although everybody’s experience is different –and a blues cruise vacation is exactly what you make it– a good time is had by all… day after day!

So I’m going to tell you about my experience on my 4th LRBC a few weeks ago.   I try to get on board pretty early so I can learn the layout of the ship and how to get from concert venue to concert venue in the most efficient manner.  And by doing so you get to see and talk to some of the artists before any action really starts.  Right off the bat I ran into Cyril Neville who was as lost as my wife and I.  Later I saw Lucky Peterson on a lounge chair outside his stateroom while walking the Promenade Deck. 

The first night they always have a BBQ on the pool deck at departure. This time it was Rick Estrin and the Nightcats hosting the BBQ. The best part being when Kid Anderson went into a guitar solo playing slide with a cell phone. Next came the Virgin and Returnee Parties.  The artists for these are never announced. As a returnee I went for my free champagne at the Showroom at Sea.  And to kick it all off was Los Lobos with Lee Oskar on harp. Talk about setting the bar high.  These guys were fantastic!  I had seen Lee Oskar a few years ago with the Low Rider Band (the band formerly known as WAR but due to legal limitations cannot bill themselves as WAR any more). But I swear Lee was better with Los Lobos who were great in their own right.  The consensus opinion was that this was the best Returnee Party in history.
Lee Oskar jams with Los Lobos at the Returnee Party

After that we stayed at the Showroom to check out Walter “Wolfman” Washington.
  He was one of the artists I specifically wanted to see on this cruise.  Bman had turned me on to Walter back in about 1991 and I’d never gotten a chance to see him live.  I was not disappointed. Wolfman Washington with his jazz-infused, New Orleans funk style blues was great.  Sadly not too many people attended this show. I imagine on account of going to see Ruthie Foster instead. When Ruthie’s set ended the crowd packed into Walter’s gig for the last half hour.

As for me, when Walter’s set ended I went out to the Pool Deck to hear Royal Southern Brotherhood.  But I only heard a few tunes featuring mostly Mike Zito because I had to head back to the Showroom for Irma Thomas.  That’s the dilemma about the Blues Cruise. There’s so many good people to see and you just can’t possibly be in two places at once.  Well, Irma Thomas was great.  She did not work from a set list. She just said “This is not your regular kind of show. I’m gonna call the tunes unless there’s something special you want to hear. Let me know what it is and we’ll do it.”  Irma would not be the only artist to take that approach.

Day two was in Key West, FL.  Supposedly for Fantasy Fest which started the night before.  But by pulling into port at 8:30am all the naked spray painted Fantasy Fest breasts, and other body parts, were all in bed sleeping from the previous evening.  So we had our own Second Line parade up Duval Street led by keyboardist, Mitch Woods, dressed as Liberace and the Wild Magnolias (Big Chief Monk Boudreaux and Big Chief Bo Dollis Jr.).  It terminated at Sloppy Joes Bar where Mitch led a jam that lasted from 10:00am until 3:00pm.
Big Chief Bo Dollis Jr. and Big Chief Monk Boudreaux lead the parade to Sloppy Joe’s

Toward the end of the jam, Walter “Wolfman” Washington joined Mitch and the band for a couple numbers. When he came down off the stage I got to talk to Walter and joke around with him. What a great guy! You may not know this, but Walter was one of the first “name” artists who started to play New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.  There are many who say he saved music in New Orleans after the hurricane because so many musicians had fled to Houston, Dallas, San Francisco and all points in between to make a living since most clubs in New Orleans had shut down. But not Walter. He immediately began playing his regular gigs most notably at the Maple Leaf Bar –where he still has a weekly gig. When people saw Walter back, they came back too!

Stilladog and Walter “Wolfman” Washington sharing a joke outside Sloppy Joe’s in Key West 
 So at 5:30 the ship had to leave Mallory Square in Key West cause if any of you have ever been there for the Sunset Party (Circus) which happens every night… well you just can’t have a huge freakin’ cruise ship obstructing your view.  But that’s OK with us ‘cause Our Ship Kicks Ass and we gonna have a good time anyway.

And sure enough we did. Reason why? Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers!  Over the course of the cruise I saw these guys play 3 gigs and they were absolute Zydeco Dynamite on every one!!  Led by accordionist Dwayne Dopsie, and fueled by saxophonist Reginald Smith and washboard man, Paul LeFleur (The Marlboro Man) they rocked the ship.  What a passionate performance! I can personally attest to the fact that the man was soaked from head to toe at the end of every set.  Even the dude’s jeans were completely soaked!
Pool Deck zydeco duel between Dwayne Dopsie & Paul LeFleur


A day at sea is always filled with great blues and it took us a day and something to get from Key West to New Orleans. It was a Sunday and we got the day started with a Gospel Brunch with Ruthie Foster which was fantastic! 

The rest of day three was highlighted by more of Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers, the hardest working band on the ship! A set by Popa Chubby on the Pool Deck was particularly good. Man he really ripped the place up. I was extremely impressed with Popa Chubby.   I knew he was good, but not that good!  Reminded me of Leslie West.  In fact, better than Leslie West even. And that’s saying something.  

Popa Chubby rocks the Pool Deck

Coming up the Mississippi into New Orleans I had the pleasure of enjoying the ride with Dion Pierre – bass man for the Zydeco Hellraisers and Kevin Minor –drummer for the Zydeco Hellraisers (and alumni of Hopewell High School in Aliquippa, PA) both of whom call New Orleans home.  We passed the bayous and levees.  Up past the New Orleans Battleground where Andrew Jackson and the pirate, Jean LaFitte, defeated the British in 1814.  To the canal in the 9th ward where Minor pointed out to me “That’s the canal that flooded and fucked up all this area over here.” Very few people approach the city from this direction and it was clearly impressive even to the folks who live there.

The city was impressive too. My wife and I walked about 8.5 miles that day. Started out for an Oyster Po’ Boy at Mother’s on Poydras.  Then down past the House of Blues on Decatur into the French Quarter.  Up to Preservation Hall. Past the Old Absinthe House. Over to the St. Charles Trolley and a trip out past the Garden District to the famous Maple Leaf Bar home of New Orleans blues, jazz, zydeco, and everything in between for as long as anyone can remember. A few beers and some serious music discussion with Regan the bartender and then a trolley trip back into town. Arriving just in time for a bus ride out to the Mid-City Lanes Rock N Bowl where we heard the wonderful guitarist June Yamagishi (who you can see in the HBO series Treme’).

June Yamagishi at Mid-City Lanes Rock N Bowl


Another day at sea followed featuring Ft. Lauderdale guitarist, Albert Castilia, whose set was accompanied by guests, Samantha Fish and Mike Zito.  It is about at this point in the trip that musicians who jam together until 4:00am every night on the pool deck begin to crash each other’s scheduled sets and you never know who you might see or where.  Johnny Winter? Kim Wilson? Rev. Billy C. Wirtz?  Andy Forrest? Dave Keyes? Jimmy Carpenter? They were all there and would just show up. It was great!!  Lucky Peterson was also a high point of the sets I saw on our way to Progreso, MX.

In Mexico, I guess the people who took the tour of the Mayan ruins enjoyed Mexico but I opted to stay on the ship and drink poolside all afternoon.  It was a good choice. It was a day of relaxation for the musicians. And they were hanging poolside too. I never intruded on their personal time but it was very cool to observe, for instance, a conversation between Kim Wilson, Rick Estrin, and Lee Oskar.  Now that’s some harp royalty right there!  Ruthie Foster and her band just kicking back with some fans. We caught a bit of Anson Funderburgh and Eric Lindell’s set early that evening too.

At 6:30 the next morning I headed back to the pool for the Sunrise Party except there was no sun.  It was cloudy and we had some pretty damn rough seas. So rough the pool water was completely splashing out 7 feet high!! Somebody smuggled in some tequila and vodka and I mixed my own Bloody Mary and hung out with my fellow cruisers for a jello shooter to celebrate our last day in Blues Heaven on water.  Had a hell of a time keeping my balance but I was better off than those who get seasick.

The feature of the last day was the Lucky Peterson Jam on the pool deck which was going great until Lucky decided to play some disco music and everybody kinda just walked away.  Right up until that it was smokin’.  But artists need to understand it’s the blues people come to hear and even though I agree with the Etta James claim that “It’s all blues, baby” other’s don’t. 

The last set I saw was Marcia Ball who also just said, “Call the tune and I’ll play it.” I had not seen Marcia since 1999 at the Superdome in New Orleans and not much has changed except we’re both older and grayer.  She still rocks on that electric piano and swings her long crossed leg the whole time.
Marcia Ball


Back in Florida I found myself waiting for my family to pick us up at the port alongside Popa Chubby. We all just turn into one big blues family on the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise.  It is an experience I highly recommend not only because the music is fantastic but it’s a very relaxing vacation.  I’ll be on the next one in January too, hope to see you on board. I’ll be hanging in the Crow’s Nest.  Just say, “Whatcha drinking, Stilladog?” And I’ll know you are a Bman’s Blues Report fan.       

Monday, September 23, 2013

Ruf Records artist: Cyril Neville - Magic Honey - New Release Review

I just received the newest release, Magic Honey, from Cyril Neville and it's great! Cyril always puts on a super show but this release just has that something special. Opening with the title track, Magic Honey, Nevil puts his own spin on the You Don't Love Me feel of track and it's really cool! Aside from the solid vocals and rhythmic beat that you have to expect from Neville, there is some screaming harp work and also a crisp guitar solo from Cranston Clements. On Dr John's Swamp Funk, a funky New Orleans style track features nice bass lines from Carl Dufrene and super keys from Dr John and Allen Toussaint complimenting Cyril on vocal. Mean Willie Green lays down a nice drum line. David Z opens Something's Got A Hold On Me with some searing guitar riffs and Neville sings some of his strongest vocals on the release over a bluesy melody. Excellent! Another Man has a light pop/island sound with Latin percussion feel. Again Toussaint is outstanding on keys and Cranston Clements plays some stellar Spanish electric guitar riffs. On Paul Butterfield's You Can Run But You Can't Hide, Neville turns up the funk and Clements turns on the steam cookin the guitar lead over red hot drums by Green and bass from Dufrene. Invisible has a great back beat and a jazz overlay. Primarily a vocal track over drums, Clements lays down some really lead guitar jam riffs. Blues Is The Truth has a soul feel on strong blues roots. Neville really gets the grit on this track vocally and Clements shows his versatility laying down some really strong blues riffs. Running Water has the real New Orleans funk going and it will really get you squirming in your seat fast, Neville is a percussionist after all. Blues guitar king Walter Trout stops by for the cook out adding gasoline to an already fiery track. Working Man is more of a contained blues rock track with a cooking undertone and actually breaks into a frenzy with Mike Zito on guitar and solid drumming accents from Neville and Green. On island track, Slow Motion, Neville digs in Reggae style with a smooth percussive rhythm and Jamaican authenticity. Clements again shows his versatility and dexterity playing nicely blended riffs over melodic vicals from Cyril, Gaynielle and Omari Neville.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Cyril Neville - A FUNKY NOLA MEDIA BLAST!

A FUNKY NOLA MEDIA BLAST!

Cyril Neville’s Magic Honey:  Promos Start TOMORROW!
Twice a week with a different view of this beloved singer from NOLA!






Starting tomorrow August 14th, Ruf Records recording artist, Cyril Neville will be posting small visuals of music, photos and quotes to preview his newest CD, “Magic Honey” that will be released on September 10. The teasers will be posted on every Wednesday and Friday leading up to the release date. You will find them on his various social media sites as well as his website: www.cyrilneville.net
Produced by David Z (Prince, Etta James, Buddy Guy) and recorded at Studio in the Country in Bogalusa, Louisiana, Magic Honey delivers an amazing amalgam of sounds, all tethered to Cyril’s most-soulful of vocals, and backed by an all-star band that includes Cranston Clements – guitar; “Mean” Willie Green – drums; Carl Dufrene – bass; and Norman Caesar – keyboards. And if that’s not enough, joining in on the fun as special guests are two roots music icons - Allen Toussaint and Dr. John – on piano and organ respectively, plus fellow Royal Southern Brotherhood bandmate Mike Zito and Walter Trout on guitars.    
As in any great gumbo – musical or otherwise – Cyril Neville blends many ingredients to create a signature sonic dish that draws from a wellspring of blues, soul, funk, rock and world music, adds some heat to the mix and stirs it up to a beautiful boil. The even-dozen tracks on Magic Honey showcase an incredibly talented songwriter bringing his words to life with a mystical, spiritual honesty and simplicity that transcends any musical categories. Ruf Records is distributed by Allegro worldwide.
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Cyril Neville's new CD, Magic Honey coming out: 9/10  and Samantha Fish's Black Wind Howlin' out on 9/10

Monday, July 15, 2013

Grammy-Winner Cyril Neville Cooks Up a Mojo Musical Gumbo on "Magic Honey," His Ruf Records Debut Solo CD, Coming September 10




Cyril Neville Cooks Up a Mojo Musical Gumbo on Magic Honey, His Ruf Records Debut Solo CD, Coming September 10

Grammy-Winning Singer/Percussionist Dazzles on New Album, Produced by David Z, with Special Guests Allen Toussaint, Dr. John, Mike Zito and Walter Trout




NEW ORLEANS, LA – Ruf Records announces a September 10 release date for Magic Honey, the new album (and first solo outing for the label) from Grammy-winning singer/percussionist Cyril Neville. On the new CD, Cyril steps outside his Royal Southern Brotherhood membership to create a dazzling roots musical gumbo that stirs the pot with many flavors. Produced by David Z (Prince, Etta James, Buddy Guy) and recorded at Studio in the Country in Bogalusa, Louisiana, Magic Honey delivers an amazing amalgam of sounds, all tethered to Cyril’s most-soulful of vocals, and backed by an all-star band that includes Cranston Clements – guitar; “Mean” Willie Green – drums; Carl Dufrene – bass; and Norman Caesar – keyboards. And if that’s not enough, joining in on the fun as special guests are two roots music icons - Allen Toussaint and Dr. John – on piano and organ respectively, plus fellow Royal Southern Brotherhood bandmate Mike Zito and Walter Trout on guitars.     

Cyril also makes the recording a true family affair with the addition of his wife, Gaynielle, and son, Omari, providing a special dash of spice on backup vocals. There’s also a sprinkle of celebrity stardust, with New Orleans veteran Allen Toussaint handling the keys on the cuckolded shuffle of “Another Man,” Dr. John on organ for “Swamp Funk,” ex-Bluesbreakers axeman Walter Trout boiling up “Running Water” and Mike Zito lending muscular riffing to “Money and Oil” and “Working Man.”

“Making this record was a spiritual, musical event,” says Neville about the sessions. “The musicians and I approached it like it was an important gig we were playing. All the tracks are first takes. The atmosphere was just that electric. All the way live! I waited a long time to work with David Z and I feel the wait was well worth it. I love how the record turned out. I was blessed with the best rhythm section for the occasion in ‘Mean’ Willie Green, Cranston Clements, Carl Dufrene and Norman Caesar. And blessed again with the presence of two of my mentors and heroes: Allen Toussaint and Dr. John. I'm extremely proud of this record. It's a tasteful, well-cooked musical gumbo that I think will be pleasing to the musical palates of most music lovers.”
As in any great gumbo – musical or otherwise – Cyril Neville blends many ingredients to create a signature sonic dish that draws from a wellspring of blues, soul, funk, rock and world music, adds some heat to the mix and stirs it up to a beautiful boil. The even-dozen tracks on Magic Honey showcase an incredibly talented songwriter bringing his words to life with a mystical, spiritual honesty and simplicity that transcends any musical categories.
Cyril might have one foot planted in the traditions of the blues, such as the raw emotion on “Something’s Got a Hold of Me” or the slow-burning “Blues Is the Truth, but the other is striding out and kicking the rulebook aside. There’s the spring-heeled, funk-flavored strut of “Running Water,” the snare-cracking groove of “Invisible” and the stinging title track (“My baby is a queen bee… magic honey dripping from her hive”). Then there’s the amped-up socio-political sideswipe of “Money and Oil” (“Don’t matter how you feel, it’s all sell, sell, sell”) and the album’s most overt rocker, “Working Man” (“Got no time for living, ’cause I’m working all the time…”). By the time you reach the silver-tongued reggae of “Slow Motion” and the irresistible dance floor-filler that is “Swamp Funk,” you’ll be reminded that Cyril is a songwriter who combines a clear artistic vision with a wandering eye.
At age 64, Cyril Neville has amassed a creatively varied resume during his four-plus decades in the music industry. Born in late-’40s New Orleans as the youngest of the four siblings who would soon define that city’s R&B sound as The Neville Brothers, Cyril absorbed his parents’ vinyl collection and found his own voice when he turned professional at 19. His first gig was with Art Neville and the Neville Sounds (alongside elder brothers Art and Aaron), and though his subsequent splinter-group Soul Machine never quite achieved the heights it was due, Cyril was on fire, pricking up ears with 1970’s debut solo single, “Gossip,” then arriving in the lineup of Art’s funk outfit, The Meters.

By that point, The Meters were already flying with the release of their 1969 smash-hit, “Cissy Strut.” Cyril added his congas and vocals to the mix on such landmark albums as 1972’s Cabbage Alley and 1975’s Fire On The Bayou, and when unabashed über-fan Mick Jagger invited The Meters to open up the Rolling Stones’ U.S. stadium tour of 1974, Art’s suggestion that Cyril take lead vocals was vindicated by a series of roof-raising performances.

When The Meters dissolved in 1976, it cleared the path for the bloodline to regroup as The Neville Brothers and start a four-decade hot-streak – from 1976’s Wild Tchoupitoulas, through 1989’s Grammy-winning Yellow Moon, to 2004’s Walkin’ in the Shadows of Life – that continues to this day. When critics refer to the Nevilles as New Orleans’ first family of funk, it’s not hyperbole but a statement of fact.

Even with all the success of The Neville Brothers, Cyril remains an artist in constant creative motion, always seeking a new groove and ways to paint musical pictures with his sound. He not only maintains a thrilling solo career that’s given us classics like 1994’s The Fire This Time and 2000’s New Orleans Cookin’, but has also collaborated with icons including Bob Dylan, Bono and Willie Nelson, toured the world with funk act Galactic, led his offshoot band Tribe 13, founded his own record label, Endangered Species, and made TV appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and HBO’s Treme. In 2010, he co-wrote the title-track for Mike Zito’s Pearl River album, which won the Blues Music Award as “Song of Year.” And in 2012, he, along with Devon Allman, Mike Zito, Charlie Wooton and Yonrico Scott formed Royal Southern Brotherhood, a supergroup that promptly took the world by storm and earned a Blues Music Award nomination for their self-titled debut CD on Ruf Records.

An artist with an environmental and social conscience, Cyril has also spread good karma, both through the New Orleans Musicians Organized (NOMO) project that helps fledgling bands navigate the  rock industry, and alongside Tab Benoit on the 2005 Voice of the Wetlands All-Stars tour that raised the profile of the Louisiana Gulf Coast’s environmental plight.

He’ll continue to tour throughout the rest of the year with his own band in support of Magic Honey as well as with Royal Southern Brotherhood. For more information, visit www.cyrilneville.net and www.rufrecords.de.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Brand New Blues - Cyril Neville

Grammy Award winning New Orlean’s Neville Brother Cyril Neville has been called a philosopher, poet, and one of the last great southern soul singers. In 1970 he released his debut solo single, “Gossip” b/w “Tell Me What’s On Your Mind,” which included backing music by brother Art’s new outfit, the Meters. It just so happened at this time that the Meters were looking to expand their lineup, and asked Cyril to join in on vocals and percussion contributing to the classic Meter’s albums such as 1972′s Cabbage Alley and 1975′s Fire on the Bayou. Later that year, The Rolling Stones invited the Meters to support the bands World Tour and Mick and Keith wouldn’t have it any other way “you guys should come on tour with us with Cyril as your singer.” is how it was put to the Meters who obliged. Cyril has co-written songs with Bono of U2, Taj Mahal, Daniel Lanois, to name a few and was the one that Lanois credits as the musical catalyst that led to the Neville’s Grammy Award winning record ‘YELLOW MOON.” Most recently he has fronted and sang for New Orleans Funk band Galactic, the Voice of the Wetlands All-stars, The Neville Brothers, and continues to do shows with his own group Tribe 13. His most resent television have been on 2011′s episode of Jimmie Kimmel LIVE and HBO’s hit series “Treme.” Cyril is featured on recordings by Bob Dylan, Robbie Robertson, Dr. John, Tab Benoit, Edie Brickell, Willie Nelson, plus many more. He has performed all over the world including the infamous Amnesty International tour with U2 and the Police and has sung for Nelson Mandela. There is no doubt that with in the first few vocal notes it is easy to tell that musical royalty runs deep in Cyril’s blood and he remains a percussionist to be reckoned with. If you support live Blues acts, up and coming Blues talents and want to learn more about Blues news and Fathers of the Blues, ”LIKE” ---Bman’s Blues Report--- Facebook Page! I’m looking for great talent and trying to grow the audience for your favorite band!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Debbie, Rick & Cyril On The Road!

 
 

 
Debbie Davies, Rick Holmstrom & Cyril Rockin' The Road!
 
Debbie & Rick Still On Roots Music Report
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Contact: Mark Carpentieri                                         
Phone: 631-754-8725                                              
E-Mail: mc@mc-records.com                                     
 
 
Northport N.Y - As we move toward the Holiday season M.C. Records artists Debbie Davies, Rick Holmstrom and Cyrill Neville will be on the road.
 
Talk about legs! M.C. Records latest  two recordings have been on The Roots Music Report Blues Charts for so long they're starting to get mail. Debbie Davies' After The Fall has been on the charts for three months and is currently no. 10. Debbie's latest is shaping up to be one the most successful of her impressive career. Rick Holmstrom's first release in 5 years, the all-original Cruel Sunrise, has been on the charts for two months and sits at the no. 15 position. You can check out the this weeks chart right here.
 
 
 
 
Since the release of After The Fall on July 17 Debbie Davies has toured the U.K., the Midwest and the West coast. The 10 time Blues Music Award nominee has received fantastic reviews and has been interviewed on XM/Sirius B.B. Kings Bluesville and The Guitar Show with Andy Ellis. More good news is on the way.
 
Check out these great reviews!
 
"After the Fall" (M.C. Records) is an 11-track LP of slashing hooks and cathartic riffs that echo the hardships Davies endured and her efforts to overcome them. The Connecticut Post

Searing, pulsating riffs and house-rockin' performances with clever lyrics and gut-check emotion are featured on "After the Fall," The Toledo Blade
 
This might be one of the best blues releases this year. Blues Blast Magazine
 
The Debbie Davies Band is booked by Piedmont Talent 
 
11/16/2012  CLEVELAND OH - THE WINCHESTER TAVERN & MUSIC HALL
11/23/2012    WOONSOCKET    RI - CHAN'S   
11/17/2012  LONDON,ON CANADA - THE MUSIC HALL
12/1/2012    COLLINSVILLE CT - BRIDGE STREET LIVE
12/31/2012     PAWLING    NY - TOWNE CRIER CAFÉ  
 
 
Cruel Sunrise is Rick Holmstrom's first solo recording in five years and features Mavis Staples on two tracksRick and his band have been recording and touring with Mavis Staples for the last five years. He received a Grammy in 2010 for his work on Mavis'  "You Are Not Alone," produced by Jeff Tweedy (of Wilco). Rick has a bunch of solo dates in the LA area and continues leading Mavis Staples band.
 
Coming up with an original instrumental group voice is as hard as finding one’s own guitar style, but Holmstrom (and band) succeed in both respects 
Vintage Guitar
 
Rick Holmstrom is just too talented and restrained to release anything less than professionally crafted. All Music Guide
 
Each track is blissfully inventive. Holmstrom creates a blues that is effortless to vibe to. Where Y'At
 
Rick Holmstrom is booked by M.C. Records,
info@mc-records.com - 631-754-8725
 
11/17/12 - Elgin, IL Elgin Community College (Mavis)
11/23/12 to 11/24/12 - Chicago, IL City Winery (Mavis)
11/29/12 - Kahului, HI Maui Arts & Cultural Center (Mavis)
 
 
Cyril Neville has a slew of solo dates. This is a great chance to check out the legend doing his own thing!
 
11/17/12 New Orleans, LA

11/25/12 - 12/02/12 New Orleans, LA The New Orleans Music and Heritage Cruise
       

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Cyril Neville, Eric Lindell & Rick Holmstrom Hit The Road!

Cyril Neville, Eric Lindell & Rick Holmstrom

Hit The Road!

Contact: Mark Carpentieri

Phone: 631-754-8725

E-Mail: mc@mc-records.com

web: www.mc-records.com

M.C. Recording artists Cyril Neville, Eric Lindell & Rick Holmstrom will be pretty busy this Spring. Lots of places to check out these great roots music masters!

The Uptown ruler, Cyril Neville will be playing dates with his own band Tribe 13 and The Royal Southern Brotherhood. Here's Cyril and his band performing "Brand New Blues" at Louisiana Music Factory:

04/21/12 Cyril Neville in Slidell, LA Stone Creek Spa US
04/22/12 Cyril Neville in New Orleans, LA Earth Day Festival US
04/25/12 Cyril Neville in New Orleans, LA Wednesday on Square US
w/ Voice of the Wetlands Allstars
04/26/12 Cyril Neville in New Orleans, LA Louisiana Music Factory US
w/ Royal Southern Brotherhood
04/27/12 Cyril Neville in New Orleans, LA Mid City Rock n Bowl US
w/ Royal Southern Brotherhood
04/28/12 Cyril Neville in New Orleans, LA New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival US
w/ Voice of the Wetlands Allstars
04/29/12 Cyril Neville in New Orleans, LA Irvin Mayfield’s IClub US
w/ Big Chief Monk Boudreaux
05/01/12 Cyril Neville in New Orleans, LA The Howlin Wolf US
w/ Tribe 13 (Pres. Obama Fundraiser)
05/03/12 Cyril Neville in New Orleans 12 Bar US
w/ Cyril Neville’s Nevillution

Eric Lindell will be touring in the south through most of the Spring. You can also catch him at Jazz fest. Check out Eric performing "Find Another Girl" from

West County Drifter.

Eric Lindell Tour Dates

4/19/2012 - JEFFERSON STREET PUB - LAFAYETTE LA

4/21/2012 - CRAWFEST 2012 - TULANE UNIVERSITY - NEW ORLEANS LA

4/27/2012 - MID CITY LANES - NEW ORLEANS LA

4/27/2012 = NEW ORLEANS JAZZ AND HERITAGE FESTIVAL - BLUES TENT

NEW ORLEANS LA

4/28/2012 - FUNKY FISH FRY - MOUNTAIN BROOK AL

5/4/2012 - MID CITY LANES - NEW ORLEANS LA

5/5/2012 - D.B.A. - NEW ORLEANS LA

5/5/2012 - FEST FOR ALL!! - BATON ROUGE LA

5/6/2012 - ONE EYED JACK'S - NEW ORLEANS LA

5/10/2012 - EXIT/IN - NASHVILLE TN

5/11/2012 - PADDOCK CONCERT SERIE - LOUISVILLE KY

5/18/2012 - CHELSEA'S CAFÉ - BATON ROUGE LA

5/19/2012 - THE PORCH COFFEE HOUSE - LAKE CHARLES LA

Relix said of West County Drifter, "Lindell’s throaty, soulful vocals and laid-back acoustic grooves recall the likes of G. Love & Special Sauce."

Rick Holmstrom, will be doing some solo dates as well as playing his legendary guitar with Mavis Staples. Look for a bunch of shows with Mavis and Bonnie Raitt!

Rick Holmstrom Tour Dates

4/20/2012 Milwaukee WI, Northern Lights Theater (Mavis Staples)
4/24/2012 Chicago IL, Private Event (Mavis & Rick)
4/28/2012 Oxford MS, Double Decker Festival (Mavis Staples)
5/4/2012 New Orleans LA, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (Mavis Staples)
5/6/2012 Los Angeles, CA Liquid Kitty (RHB)
5/11/2012 Sierra Madre, CA Cafe 322 (RHB)
5/20/2012 Gulf Shores AL, Hangout Festival (Mavis Staples)
5/26/2012 Simi Valley, CA Blues n Cajun Fest (3 pm slot w/ RJ Mischo)
5/27/2012 most likely Los Angeles, CA The York (w/ Gimme 5's)
6/6/2012 Charleston SC, Spoleto Festival (Mavis Staples)
6/8/2012 Holyoke MA, Mountain Park (Bonnie & Mavis)
6/9/2012 Uncasville CT, Mohegan Sun Casino (Bonnie & Mavis)
6/10/2012 Chicago IL, Chicago Blues Festival (Mavis Staples)
6/12/2012 Charlottesville VA, nTelos Wireless Pavilion (Bonnie & Mavis)
6/13/2012 Portsmouth VA, nTelos Wireless Pavilion (Bonnie & Mavis)
6/14/2012 Vienna VA, Filene Center at Wolf Trap (Bonnie & Mavis)
6/16/2012 Philadelphia PA, Academy of Music @ Kimmel Center (Bonnie & Mavis)
6/17/2012 Baltimore MD, Pier Six Pavillion (Bonnie & Mavis)
6/19/2012 Montclair NJ, Wellmont Theatre (Bonnie & Mavis)
6/20/2012 New York NY, Beacon Theatre (Bonnie & Mavis)
6/21/2012 New York NY, Beacon Theatre (Bonnie & Mavis)
6/23/2012 Boston MA, Harbor Lights/Bank of America Pavilion (Bonnie & Mavis)
6/24/2012 Hyannis MA, Cape Cod Melody Tent (Bonnie & Mavis)