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Showing posts with label Deanna Bogart. Show all posts
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Monday, November 17, 2014

1st Bluesville Festival being broadcast this weekend!



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DEANNA BOGART FEATURED PERFORMER AT SIRIUSXM's' FIRST BLUESVILLE FESTIVAL
Broadcast This Weekend
http://mailman.305spin.com/users/blindpigrecords/images/Deanna-XM.jpg  Blind Pig recording artist Deanna Bogart was one of the featured performers at the first ever Bluesville Festival, held at the SiriusXM Radio studios in Washington, D.C. (where Deanna's pictured).  Also on the bill were Buddy Guy, Tommy Castro, Shemekia Copeland, Eden Brent, Victor Wainwright, and Quinn Sullivan.
The unique event was taped in front of a live audience (including veterans from Walter Reed Army Hospital) on Veteran's Day, October 11th and will be broadcast on the satellite radio's "B.B. King's Bluesville" channel tonight, Friday (6pm EST and repeated at midnight), Saturday (12 noon EST), and Sunday (6am EST).
Bogart's most recent release, Just A Wish Away..., has earned high praise:
"Deanna Bogart has become one of the greatest musicians and songwriters working in America today. It is not just her playing, but her songwriting that has matured to the point of greatness.  All of this adds up to Just A Wish Away.....being one of the best albums of 2014." - Blurt.com

"Fine songs, an excellent, well-pedigreed band of players, and the sort of authentic enthusiasm for music that is absolutely contagious." 
                                                                                       - RollingStone.com
"With her spellbinding piano chops, thoughtful songwriting and rich, sultry voice, Deanna Bogart brims with talent and creativity." - Elmore 
"A flavorful musical gumbo that's a taste of the artist at the height of her powers. Just a Wish Away... is a truly lovely record, full of the fine playing, singing, and songwriting that she is known for."- Living Blues

To watch a video of "Fine By Me Good Bayou" click HERE.
For more info, or to purchase Deanna's CD, please click HERE.
Also available at AMAZON and iTUNES.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Deanna Bogart to perform at SIRIUSXM's First Bluesville Festival!



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DEANNA BOGART INVITED TO PERFORM AT SIRIUSXM's' FIRST BLUESVILLE FESTIVAL


http://mailman.305spin.com/users/blindpigrecords/images/BogartPub2Web.jpg Blind Pig recording artist Deanna Bogart has been invited to perform at the first ever Bluesville Festival, which will take place on Tuesday, November 11th at the SiriusXM Radio studios in Washington, D.C.  Also on the bill are Buddy Guy, Tommy Castro, Shemekia Copeland, Eden Brent, Victor Wainwright, and Quinn Sullivan.
The unique event will be taped in front of a live audience on Tuesday, November 11th and broadcast on the satellite radio's "B.B. King's Bluesville" channel once per day on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (November 14,15, & 16).
Bogart's most recent release, Just A Wish Away..., has earned high praise:
"Deanna Bogart has become one of the greatest musicians and songwriters working in America today. It is not just her playing, but her songwriting that has matured to the point of greatness.  All of this adds up to Just A Wish Away.....being one of the best albums of 2014." - Blurt.com

"Fine songs, an excellent, well-pedigreed band of players, and the sort of authentic enthusiasm for music that is absolutely contagious." 
                                                                                       - RollingStone.com
"With her spellbinding piano chops, thoughtful songwriting and rich, sultry voice, Deanna Bogart brims with talent and creativity." - Elmore 
"A flavorful musical gumbo that's a taste of the artist at the height of her powers. Just a Wish Away... is a truly lovely record, full of the fine playing, singing, and songwriting that she is known for."- Living Blues

To watch a video of "Fine By Me Good Bayou" click HERE.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Blind Pig Records artist: Deanna Bogart - Just A Wish Away - New Release Review

I just received the newest release, Just A Wish Away from Deanna Bogart and it's quite good. I'll start off by saying this is not a traditional blues release by any means. What it is more is a pure artist finding her own voice and expressing it in many different ways. Opening with If It's Going To Be Like This, Bogart is on piano and vocals joined by Derwin "Big D" Perkins and Cris Jacobs on finger pickin guitar, Charlie Wooton on bass, Terrance Houston on drums and especially featuring Marty Rifkin on pedal steel on this country flavored track. On funky R&B style track, Fine By Me Good Bayou, Bogart shows her vocal style and of course her sax work joined by Mark Mullins, Craig Klein and Greg Hicks. If You Have Crying Eyes, a vocal duet with Cris Jacobs has a gospel ballad arrangement with country hints for a real nice sound. Back and Forth Kid, a vocal and piano track has the maturity of Carol King and presents Bogart in a very straight forward light. Collarbone is a horn infused jazz style instrumental with a cool Latin rhythm. There are some really nice efforts efforts on this track and especially nice George Benson like guitar wizardry accompanied by Houston on drums. Bramhall/Vaughn penned Tightrope gets a New Orleans funk feel with a lot of keys and drums (George Horn) and rhythm guitar. Bogart takes some of her nicest piano solo's on this track laying it wide open. On ballad What Is Love Supposed To Do, Bogart again cranks out a serious ballad with a twist of country, highlighted by her solid vocals and balanced by Rifkin on pedal steel. Maybe I Won't is a light jazzy track with solid vocals and warm sax work. Rafael Pereira adds some crisp percussion work giving this track a cool feel. Conversing With Lincoln is a fast paced calypso style track with nice sax work and nicely blended vocals. Wooten's smokin' bass work drives the track with support by Houston drums. Big D pops in for some hot guitar riffs giving this track a sophisticated spin. On Sly Stone's Hot Fun In The Summertime, Bogart gives the classic hit a lighter spin with Alvin Ford Jr. on drums. The horn work on this track is full and Scott Ambush playing bass is complimented by Joshua Fairman on synth bass. Bogart takes a full throated sax solo on melody on this one and Wooten does some real hot under the track bass riffs on bass. Surprisingly, the final track, classic Bye Bye Blackbird, done in New Orleans style is my favorite on the release. Opening with full sax melody and leaving space for light, crisp guitar work from Jacobs, Bogart really plays it up on this one. Alvin Ford Jr. is back on drums and his work helps to accentuate the march style. A very cool conclusion to a different style of release.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

New Rod Piazza, Deanna Bogart CDs out June 24th!



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NEW RELEASES FROM ROD PIAZZA AND THE MIGHTY FLYERS AND DEANNA BOGART OUT JUNE 24th
Roots music label Blind Pig Records has announced a June 24th release date for new recordings from these renowned artists:
ROD PIAZZA and the MIGHTY FLYERS    “EMERGENCY SITUATION”
Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers, four-time winners of the Blues Music Award for “Band of the Year,” and one of the best and most entertaining blues bands around, have added a new recording to their impressive list of highly acclaimed releases.
 http://mailman.305spin.com/users/blindpigrecords/images/RodPiazza5160Web.jpg Emergency Situation showcases the Flyers’ combination of low-down Chicago grit, suave West Coast swing and jazz, and the rhythmic drive of the best early R&B and rock & roll that has placed them in the top ranks of blues bands.
Piazza, whose harmonica virtuosity has established him as one of the most influential living blues harp players, has consistently surrounded himself with players who epitomize the very best in blues: fresh, swinging, tasteful, exciting and creative. 
DEANNA BOGART   “JUST A WISH AWAY…”
Deanna Bogart, the multi-award-winning, multi-instrumentalist known for her vast musical range, broadens her horizons even more on Just A Wish Away....
Her newest Blind Pig release adds the colors of trombones, pedal steels and the rhythms of New Orleans to her genre-free musical palette, and also features some of Deanna's strongest songwriting to date. http://mailman.305spin.com/users/blindpigrecords/images/DeannaBogart5159Web.jpg
Bogart, an immeasurably talented pianist, saxophonist, singer, composer, and bandleader, and producer JoeBaby Michaels recruited a new cast of world-class musicians to produce a swinging, funky groove and to expand the genre-defying breadth of Deanna's songs.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Vote for the Blues Blast Music Awards!

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 BLUES BLAST MUSIC AWARD VOTING ENDS TOMORROW
Blues fans can vote for their favorites
Tomorrow, Saturday, August 31st, is your last chance to vote for the 2013 Blues Blast Music Awards.  Voting is open to anyone who is a Blues Blast magazine subscriber. Subscriptions are FREE and an automatic part of the voting process on the website. To see the list of nominees and to hear songs by the artists nominated, please click HERE.   To cast your ballot, please click here: VOTE.
Blind Pig artists are well represented on the ballot:
THE CASH BOX KINGS
- Blues Band of the Year
- Traditional Blues Album  (Black Toppin')The Cash Box Kings have been extolled by no less an authority than Charlie Musselwhite for their uncanny ability to faithfully capture the essence of post-war 1950's Chicago and Memphis blues while adding their own bravado, energy, and freshness to the mix.  In a review of their latest release,  Black Toppin', Living Blues magazine said, "Straight from the golden era of the blues comes the new album from Chicago's Cash Box Kings, featuring an impressive line-up of A-list blues players. A great record by one of the best blues bands in the land, Black Toppin' is a dancing and listening pleasure." 

SENA EHRHARDT
- Sean Costello Rising Star
- Song of the Year ("Dreamin' or Dyin'")
The buzz and the critical acclaim for this young singer has been steadily growing since the release of her debut album Leave the Light On, which won the 2012 Blues Blast Music Award for "New Artist Debut Release."
  Reviewing her latest release, All In, Living Blues said, "Sena Ehrhardt's voice cannot get any more powerful, range-defying, and throwback cool. Truly one of the most dynamic young voices any genre has seen in a long time."  "Dreamin' or Dyin,'" a track from the new release, is nominated for "Song of the Year."  For a limited time, a free download of the track is available HERETo see a video of Sena and her dad (and her band's guitarist) performing an acoustic version of the song, please lick HERE

SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY

- Blues Band of the Year
- New Artist Debut Release  (Easy Livin')
- Sean Costello Rising Star (Victor Wainwright)Led by a trio of young virtuosos, (Damon Fowler on lap steel, JP Soars on guitar, and Victor Wainwright on keyboards), Southern Hospitality has crafted a highly compelling mix of Southern soul, rootsy rock, and swampy blues with echoes of Muscle Shoals and Macon.  Their debut release, Easy Livin,' was produced by Tab Benoit, who said, "Damon, Victor, and JP are the future of roots music."  At the Blues Music Awards in May, Victor Wainwright was named the winner of the prestigious "Pinetop Perkins Piano Player Award."
PETER KARP & SUE FOLEY
- Song of the Year ("Analyze'n Blues")The "Song of the Year" nominee, "Analyze'n Blues," is a track from Beyond the Crossroads, the latest collaboration between these two noted singer-songwriter guitarists.  For a limited time, you can get a free download of the song (and other new Blind Pig tracks) by clicking HERELiving Blues said of the album, "As all of the songs demonstrate, great songwriting is even better with great musicianship..an inventive and buoyant collection of quality songs with great blues feeling."  To watch a new video of Peter and Sue performing "Analyze 'n Blues," please click HERE.
DEANNA BOGART
- Female Blues ArtistRecognized for her dazzling keyboards, soulful saxophone, smoky vocals and cut-above songwriting, Deanna Bogart is also perennially popular for engaging her audience with her firecracker stage performances.  The multi-award-winning  musician combines the best of boogie-woogie, contemporary blues, country and jazz into a splendid blend she calls "blusion."  Critics loved Deanna's latest release, Pianoland, which spotlights her considerable keyboard skills. Blurt said,"Once in a rare while an album comes along that just captures you with its beauty, creativity and magic. Pianoland is a masterpiece of blues healing. At times listening to this album is like listening to Coltrane or Monk for the first time."
JOHN NÉMETH
- Male Blues ArtistSince bursting onto the scene in 2007, John Németh has wowed critics and audiences alike with his riveting vocals and harmonica prowess.  Winner of the 2010 "Most Outstanding Blues Singer" Living Blues Award, Németh has established a reputation as a singer and entertainer of the highest order, racking up five Blues Music Award nominations this year.  His latest Blind Pig release, Name The Day!, is another timeless slice of American music.  Drawing on the classic blues, soul, and R&B influences that inform his stunning vocal style, John's spine-tingling vocals echo the toughness of James Brown and the tenderness of Solomon Burke.  
Blues Blast Music Award winners will be announced at ceremonies held at Buddy Guy's Legends in Chicago on October 31, 2013.
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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Blind Pig artist: Deanna Bogart - Pianoland - New Release Review


On August 28th Blind Pig Records will be releasing Pianoland, Deanna Bogart's latest recording. I have had the opportunity to review it and find it quite enjoyable. Bogart presents 6 new tracks on this 11 track recording opening with In The Rain, a bright, bouncy knee slapper. On And On And continues in a country blues fusion along the lines of CCR. Bogart does an exemplary job on Errol Garner's Boogie Woogie Boogie making the piano interlude sound as fresh as it did the day it was written. Willie Dixon's I Love The Life I Live gets a bit of swing and Bogart's piano is the perfect companion to her bluesy vocals and club set band sound. Pete Johnson's Death Ray Boogie is another hot number showing Bogarts exceptional dexterity and style on the piano. This track boogies! On the classic Over The Rainbow, Bogart really does an exemplary interpretation of the track making it sound fresh and understated. Since Jeff Beck did a rerun of this track a few years it has popped up in numerous places but this may be the best vocal interpretation that I've heard. Blues At 11 is a very strong blues based track and again demonstrates Bogart's remarkable capabilities on piano.The recording is completed by one of James Taylor's most remarkable tunes, Close Your Eyes. Bogart does a pretty straight cover of this track and it's as enjoyable each time that I hear it as the first.

If you like piano boogie and balladry, it's hard to miss with this release.
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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

New Magic Slim, Deanna Bogart releases from Blind Pig Records

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NEW MAGIC SLIM, DEANNA BOGART RELEASES OUT AUGUST 28th
Blind Pig Records has announced an August 28th release date for new recordings by Magic Slim and the Teardrops and Deanna Bogart, both of whom are past multiple winners of Blues Music Awards.

Magic Slim, turning seventy-five years young later this summer, proves on his newest Blind Pig release, Bad Boy, that he can still deliver the goods. When it comes to complete mastery of the blues in all its aspects and truly genre defining power of performance, he is one bad boy with few if any equals on the scene today. In fact, he is considered by many to be the greatest living proponent of the intense, electrified, Mississippi-to-Chicago blues style that spawned much of the music played by modern blues artists and rockers.

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Living Blues magazine has called Slim and his band "a national treasure," and last year the state of Mississippi honored him by erecting a Blues Trail Marker in his honor in Slim's hometown of Grenada.
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Keyboardist, pianist, saxophonist, vocalist and songwriter Deanna Bogart is best known as an award-winning multi-instrumentalist and multifaceted musician whose fans value the eclectic diversity of her genre defying sensibilities and talents. For her latest Blind Pig release, Deanna has produced something unique in her recorded work, a beautifully intimate effort entitled Pianoland that spotlights her considerable skills as a solo performer.

Comprising instrumentals and vocal tracks, her own sparkling compositions and well-chosen covers by the likes of Errol Garner and Harold Arlen, and solo and small group arrangements, Pianoland stands as one of the highlights of Deanna's brilliant and varied career. Throughout, Pianoland combines technical prowess with Deanna's signature soulful and utterly honest delivery.
Publicity: Debra Regur pigpress@blindpigrecords.com 415-550-6484
Radio: Peter Robinson radio@blindpigrecords.com 773-772-0043

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

BUZZ ME - DEANNA BOGART


Deanna Bogart (born September 5, 1959, Washington, D.C.) is an American blues singer, pianist, and saxophone player.

She began her career in the Maryland-area with the ensemble Cowboy Jazz, and following that band's breakup in 1986, a stint playing with Root Boy Slim. In the early 1990 she began her solo career.