"We're preparing for the release of ZZ Top's next recorded work - soon to hit the streets - hopefully by the end of 2011", ZZ guitar legend Billy Gibbons tells Houston's Fox 26. "This year is gonna be a banner year on a number of levels but we're throwing our hat in the ring." As Hennemusic initially reported last September, ZZ's new project was produced by a music industry legend.…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 29, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments
SuperHeavy Sets Sights On September
The new Mick Jagger - fronted supergroup featuring A.R. Rahman, Joss Stone, Damian Marley, and Eurythmics founder Dave Stewart, has come out with an update from atop their collective mountain of Grammies: They are indeed called SuperHeavy (last we’d heard that was just a rumor from an unnamed source), a name which billboard reveals is inspired by Muhammad Ali. The album they’ve…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 25, 2011 at 12:02pm — No Comments
CNN - Singer Amy Winehouse was found dead at her apartment in Camden, London on Saturday, the UK Press Association reported. She was 27. Last month, Winehouse canceled the remainder of her 12-city European concert tour. The singer had a history of battling drugs and alcohol.…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 23, 2011 at 8:29pm — No Comments
Manuel Galbán (January 14, 1931 – July 7, 2011) was a Grammy winning Cuban guitarist, pianist and arranger, most notable for his work with Los Zafiros, Ry Cooder and the Buena Vista Social Club. The last surviving member of Los Zafiros, he died on July 7, 2011 of cardiac arrest at his home in Havana, Cuba.
Galbán's distinctive electric guitar sound makes liberal use of reverb, tremolo, diminished arpeggio runs and palm mutes. Using a Fender…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 19, 2011 at 12:13pm — No Comments
GREETINGS FROM '2120 SOUTH MICHIGAN AVENUE'
New Album’s Guests Include Buddy Guy and Charlie Musselwhite
On their 17th studio album, George Thorogood and The Destroyers pay tribute to their Chess Records heroes, including many of Thorogood’s legendary mentors who helped to launch his career in rock & roll. Titled 2120 South Michigan Avenue, the 13-track album by Capitol/EMI on…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 12, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments
Sadly Blues performer Burton Gaar from Louisiana has passed away.…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 12, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Back To The Roots!
The legendary Johnny Winter will release his new studio album entitled ‘Roots’ on September 27, 2011 via Megaforce Records. This album returns Johnny to his roots by paying homage to the iconic blues heroes whose pioneering music influenced Winter’s own signature sound and style. ‘Roots’ is the follow up to his Grammy-nominated ’I’m…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 8, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments
Nothing But The Blues !
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 5, 2011 at 1:30am — No Comments