Royal Southern Brotherhood Announce New Lineup

Royal Southern Brotherhood will enlist the help of guitarists Bart Walker and Tyrone Vaughan for their third studio release, recorded at FAME Studios located along the Tennessee River in Muscle Shoals. Vaughan hails from extensive rock lineage as the son of blues guitarist Jimmie Vaughan and nephew of Stevie Ray Vaughan. Walker, a Nashville native, is a classically trained guitarist who has collaborated with the likes of Mike Farris and Reese Wynan before focusing on a solo career. The two new guitarists will replace Mike Zito and Devon Allman, who decided to concentrate on their solo careers. Zito left the band in October of 2014 and Devon’s last performance with the RSB will be at the Wanee Festival in Live Oak, FL in mid-April. Currently, the group is still supporting their latest release heartsoulblood with dates throughout the winter and early spring months. The current lineup features Cyril Neville along with Allman, Bart Walker, Yonrico Scott and Charlie Wooton.

Watch some footage from the band in the studio with their new lineup below.

 

Blues Caravan 2015 - Girls With Guitars

BC2015-Poster-smallThey're back – like you've never seen them before!
Ruf Records first presented the "Girls With Guitars" in 2011. The three electrifying musicians on that year's edition of the Blues Caravan tour caused such euphoria among international blues audiences that they were back by popular demand the following year. Now, starting in January 2015, the 11th annual Blues Caravan takes to the road with three new, young and dynamic "Girls With Guitars" who are ready to conquer the blues world.

April    23 UK    Chislehurst  Beaverwood Club
April    24 UK    Evesham     The Iron Road
April    25 UK    Sutton        Boom Boom Club
April    26 UK    Ilminster     Square & Compass
April    27 UK    Oxford        Bullingdon Arms
April    28 UK    Bristol        The Tunnels
April    29 UK    Wolverhampton    Robin 2

May    26 I        Lugugnano di Sona    Il Giardino
May    30 NL    Grolloo          Bluesfestival

 Click here for all tour dates.

Danish Music Awards

Danish Music AwardCongratulations to Thorbjørn Risager & The Black Tornado! On September 24th, at a ceremony during the first evening of the 2014 edition of Copenhagen Blues Festival, the winner of this year's "Danish Music Award" in the recently reinstated Blues category was announced. The band received this price two years in a row now, this time for their record "Too Many Roads" that was released in March 2014 on Ruf Records.

"It feels incredibly good, it's an immense acknowledgement to get this prize again. And we are of course very happy that it's exactly this album that gets the prize, since we think it's the best album that we have made so far. It was a really strong field that we were up against, I guess we can say that it's the Danish blues elite. So we are immensely proud!", said Risager after the announcement.

On tour: Mike Zito & Samantha Fish

Mike and Samantha2009 Blues Music Award winner Mike Zito is one of those rare artists that can sing like nobody’s business, can write songs that instantly grip you, play one hell of a mean Gulf Coast style guitar and has the stage presence to draw in any audience. Besides two own releases with his band The Wheel and as part of the Royal Southern Brotherhood, he recently worked as a producer with Samantha Fish on her new album  Black Wind Howlin’. In November Samantha appeared as special guest during the German tour of the Royal Southern Brotherhood.

Now on tour together: Mike Zito + Samantha Fish with The Wheel!

Nov    11    UK     Bristol, The Tunnels
Nov    12    UK    Swansea, The Scene
Nov    13    UK    Derby, Flower Pot
Nov    14    UK    Sutton, Boom Boom Club
Nov    15    DE    Berlin, Quasimodo
Nov    16    CZ    Sumperk, Blues Alive
Nov    18    DE    Bonn, Harmonie
Click here to see all tour dates.  

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