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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Ruf Records artist: Laurence Jones - What's It Gonna Be - New Release Review

I just received the newest release, What's It Gonna Be, from Laurence Jones, and it has a bluesy, pop rock release. Opening with title track, What's It Gonna Be, Laurence Jones shows poise and polish on a solid radio rocker. Don't Need No Reason has contemporary rock lines but blues roots. Backed by Roger Inniss on bass and Miri Miettinen on drums, Jones plays some flat rock out riffs, then changing to a laid back shuffle rhythm and bluesy ruffs on this cool track. On Evil, the band grinds into a cool blues rock groove and Jones takes a meaty solo showing his patience as well as his explosive nature. Very cool! Touch Your Moonlight has a Eagles of Death Metal pop rock style. I really like the attack and tightness backed by building guitar intensity. Soulful ballad, Don't Look Back features Jones with Sandi Thom on vocals. This is a really simple pop track with nice duet work and straight bluesy guitar riffs for strong radio appeal. All I Need is a straight up pop rocker with warm support from Julian Grudgings on keys. Being Alone has a catchy melody and strong commercial potential with the starch of 38 Special.Led Belly's Good Morning Blues gets a nice redo with a Willie Dixon/Paul Rogers blend. I particularly like Jones' guitar work on this track combined with it's large step rhythm making it my favorite on the release. Bad Company's Can't Get Enough get's a pretty straight up cover with Dana Fuchs joining on lead vocal with Jones. Was a classic hit 40 years ago...why not now? Set It Free is really well constructed with a lead guitar riffs as memorable as Bob Seger's Main Street or Gerry Rafferty's Baker Street and again with a strong melodic nature and backing vocals by SJ Mortimer, making it a solid radio player. Wrapping the release is "country" rocker, Stop Moving The House, with driving piano work from Grundings and mature vocals and guitar slinging from Jones. Solid conclusion to Jones' newest.

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

New Blues Festival Debuts, Bringing Blues Back to Long Beach




NEW BLUES FESTIVAL DEBUTS, BRINGING THE BLUES BACK TO LONG BEACH IN A BIG WAY, DIVERSE LINEUP OF SOCAL BANDS AND ARTISTS 

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - P.O.A. (Police Officers Association) Park

                                   
In Addition To A Star-Studded Music Lineup, Also Food & Crafts Vendors In A Beautiful Outdoor Setting Near The Pacific Ocean!



Award-winning acoustic blues guitar master, Bernie Pearl.



Prolific singer/songwriter, rising star, and daughter of actor/blues musician Jim Belushi:  Jami Bess Belushi





  (Long Beach, CA) - The First Annual New Blues Festival, more than anything else, is bringing the Blues back to Long Beach in a big way - back where they belong!

  New Blues Festival takes place on Sunday, August 31 (Labor Day Weekend), at POA (Police Officers Association) Park, 7390 E. Carson St., Long Beach. 10 a.m.-10 p.m.  Tickets priced at $20. (children 12 and under, free). Purchase tickets now at Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ (six locations) or at www.newbluesfestival.ticketleap.com. Info: (562) 762-8317 or visit www.newbluesfestival.com.


   "It is an honor to join the original founders of the Long Beach Blues Festival and so many legendary and new stars of the blues this Labor Day weekend, the traditional weekend for festival blues in Long Beach!," says William Grisolia, Producer of the New Blues Festival.  "For over thirty years, the Southern California region has been treated to this most American of music and each artist, volunteer and sponsor will be proud this year to have helped revive our communities’ rich cultural tradition. Congratulations and bravo to each of you!" 


  Taking place on the onetime site of the venerable Big Time Blues Festival presented by the late Betty Miller and partner Bernie Pearl, this year's new Blues festival lineup features:

Bernie Pearl - Long Beach acoustic guitar great/Blues Blast Music Awards nominee

Boxcar 7 -  Seven-piece show ensemble voted "Best Long Beach Band

Brophy Dale Band -  Passionate purveyors of roots-y rock 'n' blues

Jami Bess BelushiProlific singer/songwriter, rising star, and daughter of actor/blues musician, Jim Belushi

Joe Kincaid & the Soul Brothers Band -  Veteran Long Beach favorites and groovemasters galore

Mighty Mojo Prophets - One of the shining stars on the renowned Delta Groove Records label (see video below)

New Blues Revolution -  Avant-Garde Blues revolutionaries

Sandi Thom - Singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist known as "The Scottish Songbird"

Stoney B Blues Band  - Straight outta San Diego by way of Chicago, Blues guitarist/showman extraordinaire


Whiteboy James & the Blues Express - This force of (musical) nature is also one of the premiere acts on SoCal-based Rip Cat Records



Mighty Mojo Prophets performing William Clarke's "Pawnshop" live:






              

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Sandi Thom Premieres Flesh And Blood: The Controversial New Video



Sandi Thom releases new album
"Flesh and Blood" on September 17th
Produced by Rich Robinson of The Black Crowes
Featuring duet with the iconic Buffy Sainte-Marie
Scottish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Sandi Thom, best known for her 2006 No.1 hit single I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker (With Flowers In My Hair), is pleased to confirm the September 17th release of her fourth studio album Flesh and Blood.  Produced by the Black Crowes’ Rich Robinson, and featuring a rare duet with Buffy Sainte-Marie, the album was recorded at 16 Tons studio, Nashville, Tennessee, making it Sandi’s fourth album following 2010’s critically acclaimed Merchants and Thieves.
Sandi's new song, Sun Comes Crashing Down will be available as a free download from www.sandithom.com on Monday May 21st.
Flesh and Blood is a significant release, being Sandi’s sophomore studio album, released solely by her independent label Guardian Angels Records (distributed in the UK by Nova through Universal Music Operations).
The highly anticipated new album radiates the raunchy blues rock bravado of the opening track Help Me, followed by the country-flavoured Leadbelly classic In The Pines. The album also features the strutting, clavinet-led Stormy Weather; and the emotionally compelling finale Lay Your Burden Down.
The album features an all-star ensemble led by Black Crowes Rich Robinson, drummer Steve Gorman and fellow Black Crowe and widely travelled session guitarist Audley Freed, respected Nashville stars Mike Webb (keys/Dobro) and James Haggerty (bass) complete the line-up with special guest performances from Rolling Stones collaborator, saxophonist Bobby Keys, and stunning duet with the legendary singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie on her 1992 classic The Big Ones Get Away.
To celebrate the “Flesh And Blood” release, on Thursday September 20th, Sandi will perform an intimate concert at London’s Gibson Guitar Studios (29-35 Rathbone St, W1T 1NJ). 
Fans who want to attend can apply for strictly limited free-of-charge guest list places by emailing their name and address to enquiries@guardianangelsrecords.com.
The lucky applicants will then be contacted prior to the event with further information. For media ticket requests please contact Noble PR.


“Sandi really stretched herself and made a bold new album,” reflects Rich Robinson, “Her songs are honest, vulnerable and very strong.  Her vocal abilities are showcased really well, as is her guitar work, and harp playing. I think Sandi’s made a great record. It was a joy to work with her.”
Legendary classic rock producer Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, The Black Crowes, Joe Bonamassa) also mixed two tracks, Sun Comes Crashing Down and a duet with Buffy Sainte-Marie on the latter’s classic song, The Big Ones Get Away.
“Sandi’s writing is fantastic,” says Shirley, “and her singing is wonderful. Sun Comes Crashing Down has all the right ingredients to be a hit.”
The intriguingly titled I Love You Like A Lunatic, is based on her “life-changing” love affair with superstar blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa. The couple have been together three years now, living and loving on and off the road. Sandi likens it to a modern-day Johnny Cash and June Carter fairy-tale. “My life just turned crazy,” says Sandi. “Yet that’s what everybody wants, that insane kind of love that utterly consumes you.”
Sandi feels that Flesh and Blood is her coming of age album. “All I ever want to do is write songs that connect with people,” says Sandi. “With this album I’ve finally found a place where I can make the very best music I can achieve. The people that only know me from Punk Rocker won’t recognise me on this album. But they are going to find out another side of me.”


LYME REGIS MARINE THEATRE
Saturday 27 October

Tickets: £15.00 adv / £15.00 door
Box Office: 01297 442138
Doors: 8.30pm
Church Street, Lyme Regis
Dorset DT7 3QA
www.marinetheatre.com
LONDON ISLINGTON 02 ACADEMY 2
Thursday 1 November

Tickets: £17.50 adv / £18.50 door
Box Office: 0844 477 2000
Doors: 7.00pm
N1 Centre 16 Parkfield Street London
www.ticketweb.co.uk
SOUTHAMPTON THE BROOK
Friday 2 November

Tickets: £13.00 adv / £15.00 door
Box Office: 023 8055 5366
Doors: 8.00pm
The Brook, 466 Portswood Road, Portswood, Southampton SO17
www.the-brook.com
FALMOUTH PRINCES PAVILLION
Sunday 4 November

Tickets: £14.00 adv / £16.00 door
Box Office: 01326 211222
Doors: 8.00pm
41 Melvill Road,Falmouth
Cornwall,TR11 4AR
www.carrickleisureservices.org.uk
GATESHEAD SAGE HALL 2
Tuesday 6 November

Tickets: £15.00
Box Office: 0191 443 4661
Doors: 8.00pm
St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, NE8 2JR
http://thesagegateshead.org
WOLVERHAMPTON ROBIN2
Wednesday 7 November

Tickets: £12.00 adv / £15.00 door
Box Office: 01902 401211
Doors: 8.00pm
20-28 Mount Pleasant, Bilston, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV14 7LJ
www.therobin.co.uk
POOLE MR KYPS
Thursday 8 November

Tickets: £10.00 adv / £13.00 door
Box Office: 01202 748 945
Doors: 8.00pm
8a Parr Street, Lower Parkstone, Poole,
Dorset BH14 0JY
www.mrkyps.net
LIVERPOOL ERICS
Friday 9 November

Tickets: £12.50
Box Office: 0151 236 9994
Doors: 8.00pm
9 Mathew Street, Liverpool, L2 6RE
www.ericslive.com
GLASGOW KING TUT’S
Saturday 10 November

Tickets: £12.00
On Stage: 8.00pm
272a St. Vincent Street, Glasgow
www.kingtuts.co.uk
ABERDEEN LEMON TREE
Sunday 11 November

Tickets: £15.00
Box Office: 01224 642230
Book Online: www.ticketmaster.co.uk
5 West North Street, Aberdeen, AB24 5AT
www.lemontree.org
EDINBURGH HMV PICTURE HOUSE
Monday 12 November

Tickets: £15.00
HMV Tickets: 0843 221 0100 / TicketWeb: 0844 847 174
Venue Number: 0131 221 2280
Doors: 7.00pm
31 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH1 2DJ
http://venues.meanfiddler.com
MILTON KEYNES THE STABLES
Wednesday 14 November

Tickets: £16.50
Box Office: 01908 280 800
On Stage: 8.00pm
Stockwell Lane, Wavendon, Milton Keynes, MK17 8LU
www.stables.org
BURY THE MET
Thursday 15 November

Tickets: £12.00 adv / £15.00 door
Box Office: 0161 761 2216
Doors: 7.30pm / Stage: 8.00pm
Market Street, Bury, Greater Manchester, BL9 0BW
www.themet.biz
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Sandi Thom Essential Web Links
Sandi Thom: Official Website
www.sandithom.com
Guardian Angels Records:
www.guardianangelsrecords.com
Sandi Thom: Twitter
www.twitter.com/sandi_thom 
Sandi Thom: Facebook
www.facebook.com/sandithom
Sandi Thom: YouTube
www.youtube.com/sandithom
“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson 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 favorites band! ”LIKE”

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Sandi Thom announces "Flesh And Blood" album launch party


Sandi Thom releases new album
"Flesh and Blood" on September 17th

Produced by Rich Robinson of The Black Crowes
Featuring duet with the iconic Buffy Sainte-Marie

Scottish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Sandi Thom, best known for her 2006 No.1 hit single I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker (With Flowers In My Hair), is pleased to confirm the September 17th release of her fourth studio album Flesh and Blood. Produced by the Black Crowes’ Rich Robinson, and featuring a rare duet with Buffy Sainte-Marie, the album was recorded at 16 Tons studio, Nashville, Tennessee, making it Sandi’s fourth album following 2010’s critically acclaimed Merchants and Thieves.

Sandi's new song, Sun Comes Crashing Down will be available as a free download from www.sandithom.com on Monday May 21st.

Flesh and Blood is a significant release, being Sandi’s sophomore studio album, released solely by her independent label Guardian Angels Records (distributed in the UK by Nova through Universal Music Operations).

The highly anticipated new album radiates the raunchy blues rock bravado of the opening track Help Me, followed by the country-flavoured Leadbelly classic In The Pines. The album also features the strutting, clavinet-led Stormy Weather; and the emotionally compelling finale Lay Your Burden Down.

The album features an all-star ensemble led by Black Crowes Rich Robinson, drummer Steve Gorman and fellow Black Crowe and widely travelled session guitarist Audley Freed, respected Nashville stars Mike Webb (keys/Dobro) and James Haggerty (bass) complete the line-up with special guest performances from Rolling Stones collaborator, saxophonist Bobby Keys, and stunning duet with the legendary singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie on her 1992 classic The Big Ones Get Away.

To celebrate the “Flesh And Blood” release, on Thursday September 20th, Sandi will perform an intimate concert at London’s Gibson Guitar Studios (29-35 Rathbone St, W1T 1NJ).

Fans who want to attend can apply for strictly limited free-of-charge guest list places by emailing their name and address to enquiries@guardianangelsrecords.com.

The lucky applicants will then be contacted prior to the event with further information. For media ticket requests please contact Noble PR.

“Sandi really stretched herself and made a bold new album,” reflects Rich Robinson, “Her songs are honest, vulnerable and very strong. Her vocal abilities are showcased really well, as is her guitar work, and harp playing. I think Sandi’s made a great record. It was a joy to work with her.”

Legendary classic rock producer Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, The Black Crowes, Joe Bonamassa) also mixed two tracks, Sun Comes Crashing Down and a duet with Buffy Sainte-Marie on the latter’s classic song, The Big Ones Get Away.

“Sandi’s writing is fantastic,” says Shirley, “and her singing is wonderful. Sun Comes Crashing Down has all the right ingredients to be a hit.”

The intriguingly titled I Love You Like A Lunatic, is based on her “life-changing” love affair with superstar blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa. The couple have been together three years now, living and loving on and off the road. Sandi likens it to a modern-day Johnny Cash and June Carter fairy-tale. “My life just turned crazy,” says Sandi. “Yet that’s what everybody wants, that insane kind of love that utterly consumes you.”

Sandi feels that Flesh and Blood is her coming of age album. “All I ever want to do is write songs that connect with people,” says Sandi. “With this album I’ve finally found a place where I can make the very best music I can achieve. The people that only know me from Punk Rocker won’t recognise me on this album. But they are going to find out another side of me.”




Download Sandi Thom's "Album Track-By-Track" commentary

LONDON ISLINGTON 02 ACADEMY 2
Thursday 1 November

Tickets: £17.50 adv / £18.50 door
Box Office: 0844 477 2000
Doors: 7.00pm
N1 Centre 16 Parkfield Street London
www.ticketweb.co.uk

SOUTHAMPTON THE BROOK
Friday 2 November

Tickets: £13.00 adv / £15.00 door
Box Office: 023 8055 5366
Doors: 8.00pm
The Brook, 466 Portswood Road, Portswood, Southampton SO17
www.the-brook.com

GATESHEAD SAGE HALL 2
Tuesday 6 November

Tickets: £15.00
Box Office: 0191 443 4661
Doors: 8.00pm
St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, NE8 2JR
http://thesagegateshead.org

WOLVERHAMPTON ROBIN2
Thursday 7 November

Tickets: £12.00 adv / £15.00 door
Box Office: 01902 401211
Doors: 8.00pm
20-28 Mount Pleasant, Bilston, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV14 7LJ
www.therobin.co.uk

LIVERPOOL ERICS
Friday 9 November

Tickets: £12.50
Box Office: 0151 236 9994
Doors: 8.00pm
9 Mathew Street, Liverpool, L2 6RE
www.ericslive.com

GLASGOW KING TUT’S
Saturday 10 November

Tickets: £12.00
On Stage: 8.00pm
272a St. Vincent Street, Glasgow
www.kingtuts.co.uk

ABERDEEN LEMON TREE
Sunday 11 November

Tickets: £15.00
Box Office: 01224 642230
Book Online: www.ticketmaster.co.uk
5 West North Street, Aberdeen, AB24 5AT
www.lemontree.org

EDINBURGH HMV PICTURE HOUSE
Monday 12 November

Tickets: £15.00
HMV Tickets: 0843 221 0100 / TicketWeb: 0844 847 174
Venue Number: 0131 221 2280
Doors: 7.00pm
31 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH1 2DJ
http://venues.meanfiddler.com

MILTON KEYNES THE STABLES
Wednesday 14 November

Tickets: £16.50
Box Office: 01908 280 800
On Stage: 8.00pm
Stockwell Lane, Wavendon, Milton Keynes, MK17 8LU
www.stables.org

BURY THE MET
Thursday 15 November

Tickets: £12.00 adv / £15.00 door
Box Office: 0161 761 2216
Doors: 7.30pm / Stage: 8.00pm
Market Street, Bury, Greater Manchester, BL9 0BW
www.themet.biz

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Sandi Thom Essential Web Links

Sandi Thom: Official Website
www.sandithom.com

Guardian Angels Records:
www.guardianangelsrecords.com

Sandi Thom: Twitter
www.twitter.com/sandi_thom

Sandi Thom: Facebook
www.facebook.com/sandithom

Sandi Thom: YouTube
www.youtube.com/sandithom

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

New release date for Sandi Thom's "Flesh And Blood" album



Sandi Thom releases new album
"Flesh and Blood" on September 17th

Produced by Rich Robinson of The Black Crowes
Featuring duet with the iconic Buffy Sainte-Marie

Scottish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Sandi Thom, best known for her 2006 No.1 hit single I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker (With Flowers In My Hair), is pleased to confirm the September 17th release of her fourth studio album Flesh and Blood. Produced by the Black Crowes’ Rich Robinson, and featuring a rare duet with Buffy Sainte-Marie, the album was recorded at 16 Tons studio, Nashville, Tennessee, making it Sandi’s fourth album following 2010’s critically acclaimed Merchants and Thieves.

Sandi's new song, Sun Comes Crashing Down will be available as a free download from www.sandithom.com on Monday May 21st.

Flesh and Blood is a significant release, being Sandi’s sophomore studio album, released solely by her independent label Guardian Angels Records (distributed in the UK by Nova through Universal Music Operations).

The highly anticipated new album radiates the raunchy blues rock bravado of the opening track Help Me, followed by the country-flavoured Leadbelly classic In The Pines. The album also features the strutting, clavinet-led Stormy Weather; and the emotionally compelling finale Lay Your Burden Down.

The album features an all-star ensemble led by Black Crowes Rich Robinson, drummer Steve Gorman and fellow Black Crowe and widely travelled session guitarist Audley Freed, respected Nashville stars Mike Webb (keys/Dobro) and James Haggerty (bass) complete the line-up with special guest performances from Rolling Stones collaborator, saxophonist Bobby Keys, and stunning duet with the legendary singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie on her 1992 classic The Big Ones Get Away.

“Sandi really stretched herself and made a bold new album,” reflects Rich Robinson, “Her songs are honest, vulnerable and very strong. Her vocal abilities are showcased really well, as is her guitar work, and harp playing. I think Sandi’s made a great record. It was a joy to work with her.”

Legendary classic rock producer Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, The Black Crowes, Joe Bonamassa) also mixed two tracks, Sun Comes Crashing Down and a duet with Buffy Sainte-Marie on the latter’s classic song, The Big Ones Get Away.

“Sandi’s writing is fantastic,” says Shirley, “and her singing is wonderful. Sun Comes Crashing Down has all the right ingredients to be a hit.”

The intriguingly titled I Love You Like A Lunatic, is based on her “life-changing” love affair with superstar blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa. The couple have been together three years now, living and loving on and off the road. Sandi likens it to a modern-day Johnny Cash and June Carter fairy-tale. “My life just turned crazy,” says Sandi. “Yet that’s what everybody wants, that insane kind of love that utterly consumes you.”

Sandi feels that Flesh and Blood is her coming of age album. “All I ever want to do is write songs that connect with people,” says Sandi. “With this album I’ve finally found a place where I can make the very best music I can achieve. The people that only know me from Punk Rocker won’t recognise me on this album. But they are going to find out another side of me.”

Download Sandi Thom's "Album Track-By-Track" commentary

LONDON ISLINGTON 02 ACADEMY 2
Thursday 1 November

Tickets: £17.50 adv / £18.50 door
Box Office: 0844 477 2000
Doors: 7.00pm
N1 Centre 16 Parkfield Street London
www.ticketweb.co.uk

SOUTHAMPTON THE BROOK
Friday 2 November

Tickets: £13.00 adv / £15.00 door
Box Office: 023 8055 5366
Doors: 8.00pm
The Brook, 466 Portswood Road, Portswood, Southampton SO17
www.the-brook.com

GATESHEAD SAGE HALL 2
Tuesday 6 November

Tickets: £15.00
Box Office: 0191 443 4661
Doors: 8.00pm
St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, NE8 2JR
http://thesagegateshead.org

WOLVERHAMPTON ROBIN2
Thursday 7 November

Tickets: £12.00 adv / £15.00 door
Box Office: 01902 401211
Doors: 8.00pm
20-28 Mount Pleasant, Bilston, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV14 7LJ
www.therobin.co.uk

LIVERPOOL ERICS
Friday 9 November

Tickets: £12.50
Box Office: 0151 236 9994
Doors: 8.00pm
9 Mathew Street, Liverpool, L2 6RE
www.ericslive.com

GLASGOW KING TUT’S
Saturday 10 November

Tickets: £12.00
On Stage: 8.00pm
272a St. Vincent Street, Glasgow
www.kingtuts.co.uk

ABERDEEN LEMON TREE
Sunday 11 November

Tickets: £15.00
Box Office: 01224 642230
Book Online: www.ticketmaster.co.uk
5 West North Street, Aberdeen, AB24 5AT
www.lemontree.org

EDINBURGH HMV PICTURE HOUSE
Monday 12 November

Tickets: £15.00
HMV Tickets: 0843 221 0100 / TicketWeb: 0844 847 174
Venue Number: 0131 221 2280
Doors: 7.00pm
31 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH1 2DJ
http://venues.meanfiddler.com

MILTON KEYNES THE STABLES
Wednesday 14 November

Tickets: £16.50
Box Office: 01908 280 800
On Stage: 8.00pm
Stockwell Lane, Wavendon, Milton Keynes, MK17 8LU
www.stables.org

BURY THE MET
Thursday 15 November

Tickets: £12.00 adv / £15.00 door
Box Office: 0161 761 2216
Doors: 7.30pm / Stage: 8.00pm
Market Street, Bury, Greater Manchester, BL9 0BW
www.themet.biz

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If you like what I’m doing, Like ---Bman’s Blues Report--- Facebook Page! I’m looking for great talent and trying to grow the audience for your favorites band! ”LIKE”

Monday, May 21, 2012

Sandi Thom gets the Black Crowes treatment on new album

Sandi Thom releases new album
"Flesh and Blood" on August 27th

Produced by Rich Robinson of The Black Crowes
Featuring duet with the iconic Buffy Sainte-Marie

Scottish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Sandi Thom, best known for her 2006 No.1 hit single I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker (With Flowers In My Hair), is pleased to confirm the August 27th release of her fourth studio album Flesh and Blood. Produced by the Black Crowes’ Rich Robinson, and featuring a rare due with Buffy Sainte-Marie, the album and was recorded at 16 Tons studio, Nashville, Tennessee, making it Sandi’s fourth album following 2010’s critically acclaimed Merchants and Thieves.

Sandi's new song, Sun Comes Crashing Down will be available as a free download from www.sandithom.com on Monday May 21st.

Flesh and Blood is a significant release, being Sandi’s sophomore studio album, released solely by her independent label Guardian Angels Records (distributed in the UK by Nova through Universal Music Operations).

The highly anticipated new album radiates the raunchy blues rock bravado of the opening track Help Me, followed by the country-flavoured Leadbelly classic In The Pines. The album also features the strutting, clavinet-led Stormy Weather; and the emotionally compelling finale Lay Your Burden Down.

The album features an all-star ensemble led by Black Crowes Rich Robinson, drummer Steve Gorman and fellow Black Crowe and widely travelled session guitarist Audley Freed, respected Nashville stars Mike Webb (keys/Dobro) and James Haggerty (bass) complete the line-up with special guest performances from Rolling Stones collaborator, saxophonist Bobby Keys, and stunning duet with the legendary singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie on her 1992 classic The Big Ones Get Away.

“Sandi really stretched herself and made a bold new album,” reflects Rich Robinson, “Her songs are honest, vulnerable and very strong. Her vocal abilities are showcased really well, as is her guitar work, and harp playing. I think Sandi’s made a great record. It was a joy to work with her.”

Legendary classic rock producer Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, The Black Crowes, Joe Bonamassa) also mixed two tracks, Sun Comes Crashing Down and a duet with Buffy Sainte-Marie on the latter’s classic song, The Big Ones Get Away.

“Sandi’s writing is fantastic,” says Shirley, “and her singing is wonderful. Sun Comes Crashing Down has all the right ingredients to be a hit.”

The intriguingly titled I Love You Like A Lunatic, is based on her “life-changing” love affair with superstar blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa. The couple have been together three years now, living and loving on and off the road. Sandi likens it to a modern-day Johnny Cash and June Carter fairy-tale. “My life just turned crazy,” says Sandi. “Yet that’s what everybody wants, that insane kind of love that utterly consumes you.”

Sandi feels that Flesh and Blood is her coming of age album. “All I ever want to do is write songs that connect with people,” says Sandi. “With this album I’ve finally found a place where I can make the very best music I can achieve. The people that only know me from Punk Rocker won’t recognise me on this album. But they are going to find out another side of me.”

Download Sandi Thom's "Album Track-By-Track" commentary

LONDON ISLINGTON 02 ACADEMY 2
Thursday 1 November

Tickets: £17.50 adv / £18.50 door
Box Office: 0844 477 2000
Doors: 7.00pm
N1 Centre 16 Parkfield Street London
www.ticketweb.co.uk

SOUTHAMPTON THE BROOK
Friday 2 November

Tickets: £13.00 adv / £15.00 door
Box Office: 023 8055 5366
Doors: 8.00pm
The Brook, 466 Portswood Road, Portswood, Southampton SO17
www.the-brook.com

GATESHEAD SAGE HALL 2
Tuesday 6 November

Tickets: £15.00
Box Office: 0191 443 4661
Doors: 8.00pm
St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, NE8 2JR
http://thesagegateshead.org

WOLVERHAMPTON ROBIN2
Thursday 7 November

Tickets: £12.00 adv / £15.00 door
Box Office: 01902 401211
Doors: 8.00pm
20-28 Mount Pleasant, Bilston, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV14 7LJ
www.therobin.co.uk

LIVERPOOL ERICS
Friday 9 November

Tickets: £12.50
Box Office: 0151 236 9994
Doors: 8.00pm
9 Mathew Street, Liverpool, L2 6RE
www.ericslive.com

GLASGOW KING TUT’S
Saturday 10 November

Tickets: £12.00
On Stage: 8.00pm
272a St. Vincent Street, Glasgow
www.kingtuts.co.uk

ABERDEEN LEMON TREE
Sunday 11 November

Tickets: £15.00
Box Office: 01224 642230
Book Online: www.ticketmaster.co.uk
5 West North Street, Aberdeen, AB24 5AT
www.lemontree.org

EDINBURGH HMV PICTURE HOUSE
Monday 12 November

Tickets: £15.00
HMV Tickets: 0843 221 0100 / TicketWeb: 0844 847 174
Venue Number: 0131 221 2280
Doors: 7.00pm
31 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH1 2DJ
http://venues.meanfiddler.com

MILTON KEYNES THE STABLES
Wednesday 14 November

Tickets: £16.50
Box Office: 01908 280 800
On Stage: 8.00pm
Stockwell Lane, Wavendon, Milton Keynes, MK17 8LU
www.stables.org

BURY THE MET
Thursday 15 November

Tickets: £12.00 adv / £15.00 door
Box Office: 0161 761 2216
Doors: 7.30pm / Stage: 8.00pm
Market Street, Bury, Greater Manchester, BL9 0BW
www.themet.biz

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