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Showing posts with label Long Tall Deb. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Long Tall Deb. Show all posts

Friday, April 6, 2018

VizzTone Label Group artist: Long Tall Deb and Colin John - Dragonfly - New release Review

I just had the opportunity to review the most recent release, Dragonfly, from Long Tall Deb and Colin John and I really like it. Opening with On The Way Down, an eerie blues track, Deb and Colin John sing in duet over cool, thick, slide guitar breaking into a driving "brick" like anthem. John really winds up on electric guitar under Deb's vocals making for an exceptional opener. Title track, Dragonfly, is a cool Duane Eddy, western surf  style track with fanned chords, vibrato and tom toms. Excellent! Slinky ballad, I'll Be The One, features some of Deb's best vocals on the release with a soulful style and a nice rhythm. This is the radio track for the release with a strong melodic line, nice guitar work by John and complimented by Jimmy Castoe on drums, Nate Hofman on organ, and Melvin Powe on bass. Another track with a western twist is Remember Why, with great baritone guitar work by John and snappy drum work by Jo El. Horizontal Lightning is a particularly seductive track with a Spanish flair. The track has a dark, smoky feel and Deb's vocals, coupled with nicely stylized guitar work by John certainly make this really pop. Very nice. Wrapping the release is a return on Dragonfly, with the guitar really popping and the Spanish overtones really dressed. This is a really special release and one you should definitely check out.


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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Grammy Award ballots


NEWS FROM THE VIZZTONE LABEL GROUP

The first-round Grammy Awards Ballots are out!
First-round ballots have gone out to members of the Recording Academy, to determine who the final GRAMMY Award nominees will be.  This year VizzTone is proud to have thirteen artists represented on the official entry list! 

Our congratulations to:

MICHAEL BRAM • DOUG DEMING & THE JEWEL TONES • DENNIS GRUENLING
CANDYE KANE (FEAT. LAURA CHAVEZ) • LONG TALL DEB • JAMES MONTGOMERY BAND
ANN RABSON w/ BOB MARGOLIN • DAVE RILEY & BOB CORRITORE
RUFF KUTT BLUES BAND • GINA SICILIA • LITTLE G WEEVIL
MITCH WOODS • AUSTIN YOUNG & NO DIFFERENCE



     

    

     

       

      

      




If you're a member of the Recording Academy, please consider voting for these great artists!
But even if you're not, please check out full-song samples from these albums and many more

 

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

VizzTone's BMA Wish List

VizzTone's
Blues Music Award
Wish List!

We are so proud of the artists we're working with at the VizzTone label group! 
Of course, the BLUES MUSIC AWARD nominators haven't made their choices yet,
but If it were up to us...we'd see some of the nominations listed below.
Cick on the CDs to listen to the music, and we bet you'll agree!
Candye Kane
Coming Out Swingin'
(feat. Laura Chavez)

Coming Out Swingin’— the brilliant new record from feminist power poet and vocalist CANDYE KANE, her extraordinary guitarist and co-writer Laura Chavez, and her exceptional band. It’s a jukebox for the mind that moves the body and spirit with a broad selection of originals and hip covers.

• CONTEMPORARY BLUES FEMALE ARTIST
• CONTEMPORARY BLUES ALBUM
• GUITARIST (Laura Chavez)
• BB KING ENTERTAINER
• SONG: "Invisible Woman"
• ALBUM OF THE YEAR


2013 IBC Solo/Duo Winner
Little G Weevil
Moving

LITTLE G WEEVIL is an international Bluesman. Growing up in Budapest, Hungary, G fell in love with American Blues records, and soon became a successful Blues artist in his own country.  He felt the call of the American South and moved to the United States, living in Alabama, washing dishes and playing on Beale Street in Memphis, and finally settling in Atlanta Georgia. After winning first place as a solo artist at the 2013 International Blues Challenge , he recorded MOVING – a beautifully ambient album of deep, all-acoustic Blues.

• ACOUSTIC BLUES ALBUM
• ACOUSTIC BLUES ARTIST
• ALBUM OF THE YEAR


Ruff Kutt Blues Band
That's When The Blues Begins

Deep Texas Blues featuring Zac Harmon, Finis Tasby, and Anson Funderburgh. Texan James Goode describes himself as an “old rascal and beat-up coach”, but this Rockabilly Hall-Of-Fame inductee, songwriter, bass player, and creator of the RUFF KUTT BLUES BAND certainly knows how to field one hell of a Blues team. This all-star aggregation hits a deep Blues groove and delivers Goode’s songs with the assured, relaxed intensity of seasoned pros.

• TRADITIONAL BLUES ALBUM
• ALBUM OF THE YEAR


Austin Young & No Difference
Blue As Can Be

Colorado’s multi-award winning teenage Blues phenom AUSTIN YOUNG is an electrifying performer and prolific songwriter. He has been devastating audiences at clubs, concerts and festivals. Blue As Can Be is a landmark worldwide debut from a young artist with a huge future.


• NEW ARTIST DEBUT
• GUITARIST

Gina Sicilia
It Wasn't Real

On her fourth release, GINA SICILIA continues to evolve and demonstrate a unique ability to stitch different genres into one personal, authentic sound that is all the Soul of Gina Sicilia.  Stunning writing, beautiful sonic landscapes and vocals to die for, It Wasn’t Real is a fearless leap forward that delivers.

• CONTMEPORARY BLUES FEMALE ARTIST
• CONTEMPORARY BLUES ALBUM
• SONG: "It Wasn't Real"

Long Tall Deb
Raise Your Hands

LONG TALL DEB Landolt delivers a solid dose of her patented “Soul/Gospel/Swamp” on her debut release, with striking performances on ten of Deb’s original songs with help from a bevy of heavy hitting guests. This is a tour-de-force for Long Tall Deb, and a joyous celebration of the arrival of an artist on the rise.

• NEW ARTIST DEBUT
• CONTEMPORARY BLUES FEMALE ARTIST
• SONG: "Married To The Blues" feat Big Llou

James Montgomery Band
From Detroit To The Delta

JAMES MONTGOMERY cut his teeth in the Detroit Blues scene of the late 60’s, moved to Boston, signed with Capricorn Records, and proceeded to lead a Blues band that was so hot they had budding local rockers like Aerosmith opening their shows. On the new CD, James traces his musical roots From Detroit To The Delta, with special guests Johnny Winter, Aerosmith’s Joey Kramer and Brad Whitford, James Cotton, the Uptown Horns, and seminal rapper DMC. Montgomery’s journey paysrespect to many styles of the Blues, from urban streets to Mississippi mud.

• ROCK BLUES ALBUM
• SONG: "Little Johnny" feat. Johnny Winter, Aerosmiths's Brad Hatfield and Joey Kramer

and a sneak peek, coming in September...
Dave Riley and
Bob Corritore
Hush Your Fuss

This is timeless juke-joint blues, performed by modern masters.The "Mississippi meets Chicago" blues partnership of singer/guitarist Dave Riley and award-winning Chicago blues harmonica player Bob Corritore has toured extensively in the USA, Europe and South America.  HUSH YOUR FUSS!, their third CD together, is a real down-home blues throw-down, featuring rootsy, old-school storytelling blues that puts you in rural Mississippi by way of Chicago, all in the well-honed style of DAVE RILEY and BOB CORRITORE.

• TRADITIONAL BLUES ALBUM
• HARMONICA: BOB CORRITORE

THANKS FOR LISTENING, WE HOPE YOU LOVE THE MUSIC AS MUCH AS WE DO!


 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

mmm, mmm, mmMemphis! ... and coming soon!

BRAND NEW FROM THE VIZZTONE LABEL GROUP
mmm, mmm, mmMemphis! 
and coming soon....

Hey All Y'all (note the vernacular, we're getting in the mood) —

Lots of VizzTone folks are heading to Memphis this week, so we wanted to take this opportunity to give one more shout out to our BMA nominees, talk about our Big Blues Party on Beale, and brag about our new and upcoming releases!

So first of all, one more big CONGRATS and GOOD LUCK to the Blues Music Awards nominees from our VizzTone/Vizzable family:


OUR NOMINEES...

Ann Rabson w/Bob Margolin / Not Alone - Acoustic Blues Album
Bob Margolin- Traditional Blues Male Artist of the Year
Phantom Blues Band - Blues Band of the Year
Tony Braunagel (Phantom Blues Band, Robert Cray Band) - Drums
Mike Finnigan (Phantom Blues Band) - Pinetop Perkins Piano Player
Diunna Greenleaf (Vizzable Music Artist) - Koko Taylor Award

      
Click the CD to listen or buy at VizzTone.com   ;-)
For those of you who'll be coming to Memphis, we can't wait to see you there!  And, if you're sticking around town for the Friday night AFTER the Awards, c'mon down to our amazing VizzTone Blues Party On Beale!  Check it out:


See what I'm sayin'??  This is gonna be one party that is NOT TO BE MISSED!

Lately we've been bragging about our BRAND NEW releases -
Click the album covers to take a listen, and you'll understand why!

         

       

...and we'll tell you more about these soon (trust us on that!),
but here's a quick peek at what's COMING VERY SOON....



Coming May 14!

RUFF KUTT BLUES BAND
THAT'S WHEN THE BLUES BEGINS

Deep Texas Blues featuring Zac Harmon, Finis Tasby, Anson Funderburgh, and James Goode.


Coming June 25

CANDYE KANE
COMING OUT SWINGIN'
featuring LAURA CHAVEZ

We are SO PROUD to welcome our good friends Candye Kane and Laura Chavez to the family!




Coming soon...

LITTLE G WEEVIL
MOVING

• 2013 International Blues Challenge winner


Did you know... you can preview Every song from Every artist at www.vizztone.com!