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Showing posts with label Lee Bains III. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lee Bains III. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

SPINNER PREMIERES NEW ALIVE RECORDS LIVE ALBUM "ALIVE AT THE DEEP BLUES FEST" ALL THIS WEEK!

   

ALIVE NATURALSOUND RECORDS TO RELEASE LIVE ALBUM "ALIVE AT THE DEEP BLUES FEST" TOMORROW ON CD, DIGITAL & BBQ SAUCE RED COLORED VINYL!
 
 
ALBUM INCLUDES LIVE PERFORMANCES FROM ALIVE RECORDING ARTISTS BUFFALO KILLERS, LEE BAINS III & THE GLORY FIRES, RADIO MOSCOW, LEFT LANE CRUISER & MORE!

Earlier this summer Chris Johnson (owner of Bayport BBQ in the Twin Cities' suburb of Bayport, MN) resurrected his popular Deep Blues Festival for three glorious (sold-out) days of great music, Southern-style BBQ and camaraderie between musicians, fans and friends alike. Far from the corporate sterility of many larger modern music fests, Johnson's Deep Blues Fest instead successfully revived the communal spirit of late '60s and early '70s music gatherings, evoking the vibe of a large summer picnic with family, friends, good food and great music.

The 2012 Deep Blues Fest featured 26 bands from four countries & 16 states. Out of these acts there were seven phenomenal performances from the current Alive roster. Alive At The Deep Blues Fest is the document of these incendiary and unforgettable performances. All 13 tracks were mixed by famed Detroit producer/musician Jim Diamond, who managed to capture the loose and spontaneous feel of live albums produced in the Golden Age of rock'n'roll. Buffalo Killers and Radio Moscow turned in super heavy sets soaked in psychedelia and reverb, while Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires fiercely ripped through their show with a blistering set of songs steeped in Southern rock, R&B, soul, gospel and punk from their critically acclaimed debut LP There Is A Bomb In Gilead - an album that has been helping to define the sounds of The New South. Brian Olive and his backing band melded soulful R&B with technicolor garage-pop for their early daytime set, while the Welsh duo Henry's Funeral Shoe, Left Lane Cruiser and newcomers John The Conqueror perhaps kept closest to the Deep Blues curriculum with their respectively raunchy and heavily amplified modern interpretations of rural gutbucket Delta Blues.

To get a sense of this intimate yet electrifying festival, grab a copy of Alive At The Deep Blues Fest, invite a bunch of good friends over for some food & drink, and PLAY IT LOUD.

Alive at the Deep Blues Fest will be released November 27th through Alive Naturalsound Records in the following formats: CD, Digital and Black Vinyl with mp3 download card & poster, as well as Limited Edition "BBQ SAUCE RED" Colored Vinyl exclusive to the Bomp mail-order.

Chris Johnson and Alive Naturalsound Records will be throwing a special Alive At The Deep Blues Fest Record Release Show featuring Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires on Sat. Dec. 1st at 8:00pm at Bayport BBQ, 328 5th Ave. N., Bayport, MN


ALIVE AT THE DEEP BLUES FEST TRACK LISTING
01 River Water - Buffalo Killers  
02 It's a Shame - Buffalo Killers  
03 There is a Bomb in Gilead - Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires
04 The Red, Red Dirt of Home - Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires
05 Traveling - Brian Olive  
06 Bonelle - Brian Olive  
07 Hold On Me - Radio Moscow  
08 Little Eyes - Radio Moscow  
09 24 Hour Blues - Left Lane Cruiser  
10 Rambling on My Mind - Left Lane Cruiser  
11 Three More - John The Conqueror  
12 Be your own Invention/Stranger Dig - Henry's Funeral Shoe
13 Henry's Funeral Shoe - Henry's Funeral Shoe
 
 
LEE BAINS III & THE GLORY FIRES TOUR DATES
Nov. 28 The Green Lantern - Lexington, KY
Nov. 29 Firehouse Pizza - Normal. IL
Nov. 30 The Lift - Dubuque, IA
Dec. 1 Bayport BBQ, Bayport, MN (Alive At The Deep Blues Fest Record Release Show)

LEFT LANE CRUISER TOUR DATES

Nov 29  Founders – Grand Rapids, MI
Nov 30  Cricket’s Pub – Muskegon, MI
Dec 15 O'Sillivans - Fort Wayne, IN
Jan 4 North Star - Fort Wayne, IN

JOHN THE CONQUEROR TOUR DATES
Dec 6  Gunners Run – Philadelphia, PA

Dec 27  MilkBoy Philly – Philadelphia, PA

BRIAN OLIVE TOUR DATES
Dec 28 MOTR Pub - Cincinnati, OH

HENRY'S FUNERAL SHOE TOUR DATES 
Nov. 30 Elliot's Bar - Aberdare, Wales
Dec 8 Chapter Arts Centre - Cardiff, Wales
Dec 21 Odin's Rock Club - Ebbw Vale, Wales

Friday, October 26, 2012

Total Destruction To Your Mind

new digital single Total Destruction To Your Mind out Nov. 30th
DEBUT ALBUM OUT NOW on CD Digipak, Vinyl & Download

(Cover photo taken at Imagination Station in Detroit by Jerry Paffendorf)
Following the critical success of their debut album, There Is A Bomb In Gilead, and lighting up music venues across the nation for the better part of the year with their incendiary live shows, Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires will be releasing their brand new digital single Total Destruction To Your Mind later this month.
Total Destruction To Your Mind is a cover of '70s psych-soul legend Swamp Dogg, and as a bonus, the Birmingham, AL foursome revisites the title track from There Is A Bomb In Gilead for a new studio version with even more impassioned fervor than the original. Both songs were produced by The Glory Fires and producer/musician Jim Diamond at Ghetto Recorders in Detroit.
Tour dates
Oct. 23 Stubb's BBQ, Austin, TX
Oct. 25 Old No. 2, Laredo, TX
Oct. 26 Voodoo Music Experience, New Orleans, LA
Nov. 2 The Earl, Atlanta, GA w/ Paul Collins, King Louie’s Missing Monuments
Nov. 9 Green Bar, Tuscaloosa, AL w/ Blaine Duncan & The New Lookers
Nov. 16 AlleyBar, Montgomery, AL
Dec. 1 Bayport BBQ, Bayport, MN
("Alive at the Deep Blues Fest" Record Release Show)
It won’t be easy finding a recent set transmitting more passion or generating more soul-burnin’ BTU’s than the debut disc of this Birmingham-based four-piece. Bains’ so aptly-named band serves up a combustible blend of Southern rock and soul, the bandleader’s writing tapping deep roots as he throws down vocally with an authority well beyond his years. There’s not one slouch among the tracks on Gilead but the ballads “Reba” and “Righteous, Ragged Songs” and the raver “The Red, Red Dirt Of Home” jump out. This one ought to make more than a few “Best Of” lists this year. – Duane Verh / Roots Music Report
Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires, from Birmingham, Alabama, are technical masters of their art. Their art: out and out barnstorming Southern rock ‘n’ roll. Sharing qualities and characteristics of every critic’s favourite new band, Alabama Shakes, whom they have also toured with, The Glory Fires are more powerful, more faithful to the southern sound of the USA and carry an unrivalled authenticity. – Redbrick
This is rock ‘n’ roll from the South, dirty and distinguished, polished (but not too much) to a Motor City shine. Fresh, soulful, assured, There is a Bomb in Gilead is damn fine debut from Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires. – Steve Wilson / Reverberations