Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Rolling Stones' 'Olé Olé Olé! A Trip Across Latin America' set for release on May 26, 2017

I know, it's only rock and roll, but I like it. This forthcoming release looks fantastic, and it's coming to both DVD and Blu-ray...

The Rolling Stones Proudly Present
Olé Olé Olé! A Trip Across Latin America
Out via Eagle Rock Entertainment on DVD and Blu-ray
~May 26, 2017~

On May 26, 2017, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release Olé Olé Olé! A Trip Across Latin America by The Rolling Stones -- a documentary film by Paul Dugdale. Released on DVD and Blu-ray [MSRP $26.98 Blu-ray, $21.98 DVD], the film was given a strictly limited theatrical release around Europe in September 2016 and broadcast on Channel 4 in December 2016. Olé Olé Olé! A Trip Across Latin America makes the perfect companion piece to the Havana Moon release from Autumn 2016. This DVD and Blu-ray release will also include seven exclusive bonus live tracks from the tour with a running time of over 50 minutes.
Olé Olé Olé! A Trip Across Latin America follows The Rolling Stones on their 2016 tour through ten Latin America cities while at the same time trying to stage their first ever concert in Havana, Cuba, a colossal once-in-a-lifetime open air free show the likes of which Cuba had never seen before. The film captures the unique chemistry that exists between The Rolling Stones and their Latin American fans, a bond that has stretched across many years.
As well as the full film, the Bonus Features on this release offer a collection of incredible full-length performances from the Latin American tour:
1) Out Of Control (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
2) Paint It Black (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

3) Honky Tonk Women (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

4) Sympathy For The Devil (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

5) You Got The Silver (Lima, Peru)

6) Midnight Rambler (Lima, Peru)

7) Miss You (Lima, Peru)
Featuring electrifying live performances, intimate moments with the band members, anticipation and reaction from the fans and all the twists and turns of staging the Havana concert, Olé Olé Olé! A Trip Across Latin America is a portrait of a vital band still at the very top of their game.

KAABOO Del Mar Announces 2017 Music Lineup, including Red Hot Chili Peppers, Garbage, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Muse and many more

Wow! What an amazing lineup! I wouldn't mind heading down to San Diego the weekend of September 15-17, 2017 for 3rd annual KAABOO!




Tom Petty performing at Irvine, CA in October 2010.
Photo: Kelly A. Swift
March 23, 2017 (Del Mar, CA) - KAABOO Del Mar is excited to announce the 2017 music lineup for its third annual music and entertainment experience happening September 15-17, 2017. Alternative Rock icons  Red Hot Chili Peppers, trailblazing Pop songstress P!nk, American treasure Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and international stadium rockers Muse will headline.  They will be joined by previously announced California favorites Weezer, plus Jane’s Addiction, David Guetta, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Jason Derulo, Logic, Alanis Morissette, Jackson Browne, Andy Grammer, Kesha, LīVE, X Ambassadors, Garbage, Michael McDonald, and many more. A confirmed lineup is listed below.  

Garbage will bring their groundbreaking rock
sound to KAABOO this summer.
Three-day passes are on sale now via Hang Loose (GA) passes are currently $259, while HANG FIVE and HANG TEN (VIP) passes are currently at $799 and $2799, respectively. At KAABOO, all guests receive an amenitized experience with access to the HUMOR ME comedy club; an on-site Contemporary Arts Fair in the indoor ARTWORK area, plus a display of outdoor murals and installations; PALATE gourmet food tastings; spa and relaxation reservations at INDULGENCES; CLUB ELEVATE late night dance party (18+); and the ability to lounge poolside with a BASK upgrade at the GRANDVIEW Stage. HANG FIVE and HANG TEN (VIP) passes include additional access to AMPLIFY zones which provide premier stage viewing areas, access to the Thursday Night kickoff party, and more.   

“I am thrilled with this year’s extraordinary lineup and proud to be building on the success of our last two KAABOO Del Mar events,” says KAABOO founder and CEO Bryan Gordon. “We strive to curate an event that is multigenerational and diverse - something for all of our fans. When you look at this lineup, we have everyone from Alt Rock legends and bucket list icons, to today’s hottest hitmakers and incredible up-and-comers.”  

"We have expanded our existing partnership with Virgin Produced, the entertainment arm of the Virgin brand, as the official content partner of KAABOO,” says Bryan Gordon, Founder and CEO of KAABOO.  "Virgin Produced has augmented our content platform, starting with last year’s inspiring recap video (link), followed by this year’s official lineup video (to be released on 3.23.17), and they will continue to cultivate exclusive content to showcase the unique experiences of KAABOO. As a multi-award winning production company, Virgin Produced will also utilize their agency/branded entertainment expertise to amplify our brand sponsor/partners experience both at KAABOO and throughout the year.   In addition, Virgin Produced will power and oversee our Artist Relations program, which is essential to cultivating and executing a positive and fun experience for the 100 artists who perform at KAABOO. Sir Richard Branson, Jason Felts and I have a very similar mentality in terms of shifting the paradigm and pushing the limits within the industries that they operate, making this partnership a natural fit for both brands.”   

In only its third year, KAABOO Del Mar has carved out its name among national and destination music festivals by offering a curated feast for all senses. Featuring equal parts music, contemporary art, gourmet cuisine, and hilarious comedy, the highly-amenitized event is conveniently located at the Del Mar Racetrack and Fairgrounds in Southern California. Celebrated as San Diego’s largest multi-day major music and entertainment festival, KAABOO Del Mar overlooks the Pacific Ocean and enjoys pristine weather, ocean breezes, and numerous easy to access lodging options. 

For tickets and information on KAABOO Del Mar visit  

KAABOO Del Mar Full Lineup:
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Jane's Addiction
David Guetta
Ice Cube
Jason Derulo
Alanis Morissette
Jackson Browne
Andy Grammer
X Ambassadors
Milky Chance
Michael McDonald
The Wallflowers
DJ Diesel (Shaquille O'Neal)
Machine Gun Kelly
Pete Yorn
The Magpie Salute
Smash Mouth
The Knocks Dave
Toad The Wet Sprocket
Eric Burdon and the Animals
Lost Kings
Le Youth
The Him
The Tubes feat. Fee Waybill
Trevor Hall
The Motet
The Shadowboxers
Little Hurricane
Sam Sparro
Kap Slap
Martin Jensen
Led Zeppelin 2
Emily Warren
The Stone Foxes
One Drop
The Last Internationale
Ages and Ages
Moonsville Collective
Luna Aura
Jared & The Mill
Ethan Tucker Solo Acoustic
The Steppin Stones
Lost Beach
Josh Arbour
Zeal Levin
Kira Lingman
Trouble in the Wind
Barenaked Ladies  - AMPLIFY VIP ONLY

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Doheny Blues Festival to mark 20th anniversary, May 20-21, 2017

Chris Isaak is coming to Dana Point.
Photo: Robert Kinsler
Attending and covering the annual Doheny Blues Festival in Dana Point, CA is always a highlight of my concert-going calendar. This year the event will mark its 20th anniversary on the third weekend in May. I can't think of a better combination than two full days of great music and terrific food enjoyed along the Pacific Ocean in beautiful Orange County, California.

Saturday, May 20, is a day geared toward rock fans with Joe Walsh, Robin Trower and Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience set as headliners. Sunday, May 21, is decidedly going to appeal to fans of soul with Melissa Etheridge's Memphis Rock & Soul (a tribute to Stax Records), gospel great Mavis Staples, JJ Grey & Mofro, and the Marcus King Band set to perform.

Other notables set to perform at the festival include singer-songwriter/guitarist Chris Isaak, singer-guitarist Samantha Fish, classic blues rockers Canned Heat, country guitar great Junior Brown, killer ensemble Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers, dynamic blues duo Moreland and Arbuckle, and France-based singer-guitarist Nico Duportal.

There are three stages featuring music, and there is a real positive spirit among the fans who attend the event every May. 

Mavis Staples, seen here performing in 2011,
is set to perform at the upcoming 2017 Doheny
Blues Festival. Photo: Robert Kinsler
Single Day tickets are on sale now! Please note that VIP and GOLD Weekend Passes are Sold Out!


Robert Kinsler

The Legacy of Chuck Berry; new "Big Boys" single, MUSIC WORTH BUYING tribute to the rock 'n' roll legend

All kinds of big news as it relates to Chuck Berry. You can hear the first single off Berry's forthcoming album Chuck here. It's a fantastic song titled "Big Boys":

Here is the media release issued today about Berry's forthcoming album, his first new studio release since 1979!


ST. LOUIS, MO - MARCH 22, 2017 -- Dualtone Records (an Entertainment One Company), has set a June 16 release date for 'CHUCK,' the final album and first new recordings in nearly four decades by founding rock and roll legend Chuck Berry, who passed away last week at the age of 90.

Comprised of ten new recordings, eight of which were written by Berry, 'CHUCK' is his first new album since 1979's 'Rock It.' It was recorded and produced by Berry in various studios around St. Louis and features his longtime hometown backing group - including his children Charles Berry Jr. (guitar) and Ingrid Berry (vocals, harmonica), plus Jimmy Marsala (Berry's bassist for forty years), Robert Lohr (piano), and Keith Robinson (drums) - which supported him for nearly two decades on over two hundred residency shows at the famed Blueberry Hill club. The album also includes guest performances from Gary Clark Jr., Tom Morello, Nathaniel Rateliff, and Chuck's grandson Charles Berry III. Acclaimed author and historian Douglas Brinkley contributes liner notes.

Both Morello and Rateliff appear on album track "Big Boys," which Brinkley calls "a guitar player's national anthem" in his notes. The song is streaming now; listen and share here:

"Working to prepare the release of this record in recent months and in fact over the last several years brought him a great sense of joy and satisfaction," the Berry family said in a statement posted to Facebook earlier this week. "While our hearts are very heavy at this time, we know that he had no greater wish than to see this album released to the world, and we know of no better way to celebrate and remember his 90 years of life than through his music."

Some of the songs on 'CHUCK' were originally conceived as far back as the 1980s, with Berry developing them in his home studio in St. Louis over many years during down time between tours. He worked on the album through 2014. When health concerns forced him to stop touring and recording in 2015, Berry continued to oversee production and planning for 'CHUCK,' enlisting his family and close friend Joe Edwards, the owner of Blueberry Hill, to fulfill his wishes that the album be completed and released. And from album highlight "Lady B. Goode," a spiritual sequel to the iconic "Johnny B. Goode" featuring ripping solos from three generations of Berry guitarists, to the poignant country balladry of "Darlin'," a duet with his daughter Ingrid, 'CHUCK' truly is a family affair.

"Working on my Dad's record has been one of the best experiences of my life," said Charles Berry Jr. "I will forever treasure the musical conversations we had, and the time we spent together completing it."

Chuck Berry's passing on March 18, 2017, prompted an outpouring of support and condolences from fans, fellow musicians, and world leaders - from members of The Rolling Stones and Beatles, to former presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton. Rolling Stone claimed that Berry "defined rock & roll during it's early years and for decades to come." The New York Times called Berry rock's "master theorist and conceptual genius, the songwriter who understood what the kids wanted before they knew themselves," adding that after 60 years, his earliest music "still sounds reckless and audacious."

'CHUCK' Track List:
Wonderful Woman
Big Boys
You Go To My Head
3/4 Time (Enchiladas)
Lady B. Goode
She Still Loves You
Jamaica Moon
Eyes Of Man

On the new episode, TJR and Robert discuss the legacy of Chuck Berry, who passed away on March 18, 2017. He was 90:

Monday, March 20, 2017

On the latest episode of MUSIC WORTH BUYING co-hosts Robert Kinsler and TJR discuss Robert Randolph and the Family Band's Got Soul and the new Old 97's album Graveyard Whistling:

New music: Gary Clark Jr., Depeche Mode, Bobby Darin & Johnny Mercer

Although the latest titles featuring Austin bluesman Gary Clark Jr., British trio Depeche Mode, and a wonderful reissue teaming Bobby Darin & Johnny Mercer couldn't be more different, all are terrific and showcase stellar music making.

Artist: Gary Clark Jr.
Title: Live / North America 2016 (Warner Bros.)
You might like if you enjoy: Jimi Hendrix, Chuck Berry, Sam Cooke
Tell me more: Seeing Gary Clark Jr. in concert is always a thrilling experience so it's no surprise his new collection Live / North America 2016 is so astonishing. The title features 12 tracks recorded last year, with a wide range of Clark's original material visited across the disc. Heavy guitar-centered acid rock ("Grinder," "When My Train Pulls In"), Chicago blues ("My Baby's Gone," "Shake"), semi-acoustic Americana folk ("Church") and soul ("Our Love," "Down To Ride") are perfect musical mates in Clark's versatile universe. The jewel on the set is "The Healing," a confessional exploration at the power of music where Clark delivers a top-flight R&B vocal performance while unleashing guitar work that alternates from shimmering one-note fills to a fervent Hendrix-like attack that closes out the song. Information:

Artist: Depeche Mode
Title: Spirit (Columbia)
You might like if you enjoy: Erasure, Color Theory, Depeche Mode
Tell me more: Depeche Mode's newly-released 14th studio album Spirit blends the trio's simmering heavy synthpop sonic territory with original material aimed against right-wing targets ("Going Backwards," "Where's the Revolution," "The Worst Crime") at times or revisiting romance-minded themes elsewhere ("You Move," "Cover Me," "So Much Love"). Depeche Mode is one of the most influential and enduring artists to emerge in the 1980s and it's noteworthy that singer Dave Gahan, singer-keyboardist Martin Gore and keyboardist Andy Fletcher have created an immersive album that will please the faithful with material that is inspired and relevant. Information:

Artist: Bobby Darin & Johnny Mercer
Title: Two of a Kind (Omnivore Recordings)
You might like if you enjoy: Bobby Darin, Johnny Mercer, Billy May
Tell me more: Some albums sound great in their time, and ultimately for all time. Such is the case with the fantastic deluxe reissue of Two of a Kind, a 1961 album that teamed a young Bobby Darin with famed singer-songwriter/composer Johnny Mercer. The original 13-track collection has been reissued with seven additional selections (including two songs recorded for the album but left off the original release) making for a breathtaking look back at the winning big band sounds and pop vocals that shine across the set. A key ingredient here was the backing of Billy May and his orchestra. There is an obvious chemistry and joy in the delivery of the timeless songs delivered here, including "East of the Rockies," "If I Had My Druthers" and several rousing versions of "Two of a Kind." Information:

Robert Kinsler

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Chuck Berry Remembered

Chuck Berry performing at Hootenanny Festival in July 2010.
Photo: Robert Kinsler
Chuck Berry performing at Hootenanny Festival in July 2010.
Photo: Robert Kinsler
Sadly, rock 'n' roll has lost one of its truly great founding fathers. Chuck Berry died at his home outside of St. Louis, Missouri on Saturday, March 18, 2017. He was 90.

I saw Berry perform a number of times between 1980 and 2010. His influence as a singer, songwriter and guitar player was profound. Here are a number of photos I took when Berry, then 83, performed at the Hootenanny festival in Orange County, CA over the 4th of July weekend in 2010.

Here is a link to my review of his appearance at that festival posted on The Orange County Register website. Although I was disappointed with Berry's performance that day, I did praise his large and significant legacy in the review. I still recall the first time I saw him in 1980; that show was a wonder with Berry unleashing rapid fire guitar work while doing his famous "duck walk" across the stage!

Those wanting to catch Berry in his prime should seek out the Shout! Factory release of the T.A.M.I. Show, a 1964 concert film that was captured at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in October of that year; it features Berry performing a number of his original classics including "Johnny B. Goode," "Maybellene,"  "Sweet Little Sixteen" and "Nadine (Is It You?)."

The good news for fans of the artist is that they can look forward to new music from Berry, who used his 90th birthday celebration in October 2016 to announce the release of a new album (titled Chuck), which will mark his first new studio album release since 1979's Rock It. Read all the details here. Additionally, Billboard has an article with thoughts from someone who has heard tracks off the highly-anticipated forthcoming album.

Here is the statement from The Recording Academy regarding Berry:

Chuck Berry was arguably the founding father of rock 'n' roll. Not just because he was one of its greatest songwriters and established some of the electric guitar's earliest and most memorable riffs, but also because he was one of music's most palpably exciting entertainers and biggest personalities. His influence on the giants that followed him, such as the Beatles,  Beach Boys and many others, is well documented. Chuck received a Lifetime Achievement Award from The Recording Academy in 1984, our formal acknowledgment of his immeasurable contributions to American culture. He will be greatly missed, but the gift of his music will live on forever.
Neil Portnow

Chuck Berry shared the joy of music making with fans of all ages at his performances, including
at the Hootenanny Festival in July 2010.
Photo: Robert Kinsler

Post and photos by Robert Kinsler

Friday, March 17, 2017

Sights and Sounds: Jack Bruce, Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo', Tedeschi Trucks Band

Here are a few choice items pulled from my inbox...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 17, 2017) – If you are only familiar with Jack Bruce’s legendary work with Cream, you are missing out on a critical part of Rock and Roll history. Now, that legacy is in the spotlight with the release of Jack Bruce and Friends: Live From The Bottom Line, available now at all physical and digital retailers. The release is distributed exclusively by BFD through RED distribution. The two disc set, taken from a March 19, 1980 show is the first album released since Bruce’s passing in October 2014.

Growing up in Scotland, Bruce honed his skills in acts such as Graham Bond Organization, Dick Heckstall-Smith’s bands, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Alexis Korner, and Manfred Mann’s Earth Band. In 1966, Bruce, along with Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker, formed the classic group Cream. Though they were only together for a short time, the music the trio made together made a definite mark on the musical landscape, earning them induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993. After the group disbanded, Bruce released the first of fourteen solo records, 1969’s Songs For A Tailor.

Bruce also recorded with Lou Reed, The Tony Williams Lifetime, and Frank Zappa. This historic Bottom Line performance captures his unique solo take on many of Cream’s classics, as well as his own catalog. And, the band is just as legendary, featuring Mahavishnu drummer Billy Cobham, and original East Street Band keyboardist/guitarist David Sancious (both already had brilliant solo careers), with none other than Clem Clempson, fresh from Colosseum and Humble Pie, on lead guitar.

Bruce’s peers continue to rave about his talent, which is on prominent display with each and every note on Live At The Bottom Line:

“I worked with Jack in the ‘60s when we were playing free jazz. He played double bass, and it was like working alongside an erupting volcano. He would stand very close to me, and his playing was as much percussive as it was harmonic. There was a lot to learn if you were listening. He always seemed to be way ahead of his time. I doubt anyone will ever catch up” - Jon Hiseman

“Jack Bruce changed the whole culture of rock bass playing. He was The King of Power Trio Bassists, and he influenced a whole generation of bass players - including myself!” – Michael Anthony

Live At The Bottom Line Track Listing:
Disc One:
01. White Room (6:59)
02. Jet Set Jewel (6:18)
03. Post War (10:44)
04. Born Under A Bad Sign (6:33)
05. The Loner (5:57)
06. Politician (6:47)
07. Running Through Our Hands (6:06)

Disc Two:
08. Theme for an Imaginary Western (5:18)
09. Quadrant 4 [Cobham] (5:03)
10. Childsong (8:28)
11. Bird Alone (19:05)
12. Sunshine of Your Love (8:16)

About Bob Frank Distribution:
BFD was formed in 2013 as the distribution arm of BFE (Bob Frank Entertainment). BFD is a boutique audio and audio–visual distributor with sub-distribution arrangements with Sony / RED Distribution in North America, Essential Music in Europe and The Orchard throughout the world. BFD currently distributes over 30 companies with thousands of masters including Magna Carta, Blixstreet, Tesla, DPTV, Big Deal Records, Synergy Records, Virtual Label Group, A-Train Entertainment, The Atlantic Screen Group (Filmtrax), REMT, UFO as well as artist owned labels and catalogs such as Dale Watson, Dave Davies, Don Williams, Renaissance and Charlie Daniels.




On May 5, 2017 Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo' will join forces to release TajMo on Concord RecordsTajMo is a historic collaboration between two generations of blues giants, converging their singular talents for the first time ever on an album of original songs and covers, featuring cameos from Bonnie Raitt, Joe Walsh, Sheila E., Lizz Wright, and many more. Listen to the first single “Don’t Leave Me Here,” written by Taj and Keb’ here.

While the two have known and influenced each other for decades, and Taj played a key role in Keb's first record deal, TajMo marks the first proper collaboration between Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’. The album was self-produced by the duo and was recorded by Zach Allen, John Caldwell and Casey Wasner at Nashville’s Stu Stu Studio. The 11-song set includes covers of John Mayer and The Who, as well as 6 original songs.

TajMo brings out the best in both artists, with the pair merging their distinctive voices, personalities and guitar styles to create vibrant, immediate music that's firmly rooted in tradition yet ruled by a playful sense of adventure. “Don’t Leave Me Here” is a love letter to the south that sounds like an instant classic, and “Soul” interweaves world music with blues in a way that only Taj could pull off. Taj and Keb’ put a soulful spin on Mayer’s “Waiting on the World to Change,” on which Raitt lends her unmistakable vocals.

“He's a stellar human being, just a brilliant man,” Keb’ says of Taj, who first saw him play at a high school assembly. “Making this record was a really big deal for me.”

"Keb's really good at keeping the ball up in the air," Taj notes. "He's a hell of a guitar player, and I'm just amazed at some of the stuff that he put out there.”

Taj Mahal has been recording and performing his unmistakable blend of blues and world music for over 50 years, winning multiple Grammys and collaborating with the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton and more along the way. Keb' Mo', who has often cited Taj as one of his musical heroes, is a 3-time Grammy Winner who has collaborated with everyone from Raitt to Jackson Browne and Buddy Guy.

TajMo: The Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ Band will be touring extensively in support of the record.

TajMo Tour Dates
May 30 - Fort Collins, CO - Lincoln Theater
Jun 1 - Denver, CO - Denver Botanic Gardens
Jun 2 - Boulder, CO - Chautauqua Auditorium
Jun 4 - Salt Lake City, UT - Red Butte Gardens
Jun 6 - Tucson, AZ - Fox Theatre
Jun 7 - Scottsdale, AZ - Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Jun 10 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl (Playboy Jazz Festival)
Jun 13 - Modesto, CA - Gallo Center for the Arts
Jun 15 - Napa, CA - Uptown Theater
Jun 16 - Saratoga, CA - Mountain Winery
Jun 18 -  Seattle, WA - Benaroya Hall
Jun 20 - Sunriver, OR - John Gray Amphitheater
Jun 22 – Chico, CA – Laxson Auditorium
Jun 23 - Berkeley, CA - The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall
Jun 24 - Tahoe, NV - Montbleu Casino Resort
Aug 9 - Washington D.C. - Lincoln Theatre
Aug 10 - Wilkes-Barre, PA - The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts
Aug 16 - Portsmouth, NH - Prescott Park
Aug 17 - Albany, NY - The Egg
Aug 18 - Hyannis, MA - Cape Cod Melody Tent
Aug 19 - Cohasset, MA - South Shore Music Circus
Sept 6 - Minneapolis, MN - Hennepin Theatre Trust
Sept 7 - Skokie, IL - North Shore Performing Arts Center
Sept 9 - Kettering, OH - Fraze Pavillion
Sept 10 - Ann Arbor, MI - Michigan Theater
Sept 12 - Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater
Sept 14 - Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theater
Sept 17 - Santa Fe, NM - Santa Fe Opera House
Sept 20 - Dallas, TX - Strauss Square - AT&T Performing Arts Center
Sept 22 - Austin, TX - ACL Live at the Moody Theater
Sept 23 - Houston, TX - House Of Blues
Sept 24 - New Orleans, LA - Orpheum Theater
Sept 29 - La Grange, GA - Sweetland Amphitheater
Oct 1 - Charleston, SC - Gaillard Center
Oct 3 - Wilmington, NC - Cape Fear Stage
Oct 4 - Durham, NC - Durham Performing Arts Center
Oct 6 - Boone, NC - Schaefer Center
Oct 7 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
Oct 21 - 28 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise


Today marks the release of Tedeschi Trucks Band's new concert film and live album Live From The Fox Oakland, on Fantasy Records. Filmed and recorded in a single night on September 9th, 2016, 'Live From The Fox Oakland' provides an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the touring juggernaut. Watch a performance of "Let Me Get By" from the film here via Rolling Stone who call the rendition "roaring," praising Tedeschi's and Trucks' "exemplary live interplay.":

Live From The Fox Oakland is the Grammy-winning band's second live album and first ever concert film that American Songwriter calls, "the perfect way to absorb the impact of the Tedeschi Trucks Band firing on all cylinders in their natural habitat." In addition to the 15 blistering tracks, the film also features extensive behind the scenes footage, including Derek's recent visit to Marc Maron's garage for the WTF! Podcast, and an interview with Derek and Susan conducted by Rolling Stone critic David Fricke for SiriusXM Satellite Radio. 

As Trucks explains, "We've been wanting to properly document the progress of this band for a while and it really felt like we were hitting our stride last fall." What began as an eight-piece group has now expanded to an onstage lineup of twelve musicians who have mastered the emotional commitment and determined celebration of their music. Tedeschi adds, "The audience in Oakland was great and the band played with passion. I am thankful we captured this moment in time."

'Live From The Fox Oakland' was mixed using a vintage Neve console to achieve an exquisitely immersive sound experience, and mastering guru Bob Ludwig added his craft to the full 5.1 surround sound mix and album audio. The film was produced and directed by Jesse Lauter (Bob Dylan In The 80s: Volume One) and Grant James (Father John Misty) with Trucks continuing in his role as producer on all music elements. 'Live From The Fox Oakland' is available in multiple formats including vinyl, DVD and Blu-ray. 

"There aren't many acts that can shift from riveting blues standards to soulful renditions of Leonard Cohen classics to digging deep into the catalogs of artists as disparate as the Beatles and Miles Davis, bringing their unique style and approach to each," says the Chicago Tribune. The breadth of Tedeschi Trucks Band's style is exemplified on 'Live From The Fox Oakland', which features set staples like Leonard Cohen's "Bird on the Wire" and Bobby "Blue" Bland's "I Pity the Fool," two songs which feature the full range and power of Tedeschi's vocals.

TTB's touring profile - and renown - has grown year-over-year since the band's inception in 2010. In 2016 they spent over 200 days on the road and the band started off strong in 2017 playing to packed houses including 3 night runs in each Chicago, Washington DC, and Nashville's famed Ryman Auditorium. Summer will bring what is quickly becoming another annual TTB tradition, the third and biggest installment of their 'Wheels of Soul' tour, this year featuring support from Hot Tuna and the Wood Brothers. See below for a full list of upcoming tour dates.

Album Track List
1. Don't Know What It Means
2. Keep On Growing
3. Bird On The Wire
4. Within You, Without You
5. Just As Strange
6. Crying Over You
7. These Walls (featuring Alam Khan)
8. Anyhow
9. Right On Time
10. Leavin' Trunk
11. Don't Drift Away
12. I Want More (Soul Sacrifice outro)
13. I Pity The Fool
14. Ali
15. Let Me Get By

Film Track List
Don't Know What It Means
Keep On Growing
Bird On The Wire
Within You, Without You 
Just As Strange
Crying Over You
Color Of The Blues
These Walls (featuring Alam Khan)
Leavin' Trunk
I Pity The Fool
I Want More (Soul Sacrifice outro)
Let Me Get By
You Ain't Going Nowhere

Buy "Live From The Fox Oakland"

Tedeschi Trucks Band Tour Dates
Mar 17 - Munich, DEU - TonHalle Munchen
Mar 18 - Zurich, CHE - Kongresshaus Zurich
Mar 19 - Milano, ITA - Alcatraz
Mar 22 - Koln, DEU - E-Werk
Mar 24 - Berlin, DEU - Tempodrom
Mar 25 - Nurnberg, DEU - Bluesdays
Mar 26 - Karlsruhe, DEU - Tollhaus
Mar 30 - Brussels, BEL - Cirque Royal
Mar 31 - Amsterdam, NLD - Heineken Music Hall
Apr 3 - Frankfurt, DEU - Batschkapp
Apr 4 - Tuttlingen, DEU - Stadthalle
Apr 5 - Stuttgart, DEU - LKA Longhorn
Apr 7 - Copenhagen, DNK - Amagar Bio
Apr 8 - Randers, DNK - Vaerket
May 27 - Jacksonville, FL - Daily's Place Amphitheatre
May 28 - Orlando, FL - Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
June 8 - Philadelphia, PA - Merriam Theater
June 9 - Philadelphia, PA - Merriam Theater
June 10 - Philadelphia, PA - Merriam Theater
June 16 - Wilmington, NC - Greenfield Lake Amphiteater
June 17 - Selbyville, DE - The Freeman Stage at Bayside

Wheels of Soul Tour (w/ The Wood Brothers and Hot Tuna)
July 1 - Gilford, NH - Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion 
July 2 - Essex, VT (Burlington) - Midway Lawn at Champlain Valley Exposition 
July 3 - Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center 
July 5 - Vienna, VA (DC) -Wolf Trap 
July 7 - Providence, RI - Providence Performing Arts Center
July 8 - Rochester, NY - Highland Bowl Amphitheatre
July 9 - Simsbury, CT - Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center 
July 12 - Virginia Beach, VA - Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheatre
July 14 - Raleigh, NC - Red Hat Amphitheatre 
July 15 - Atlanta, GA - Fox Theatre 
July 16 - Charlotte, NC - Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre 
July 19 - Indianapolis, IN - Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn 
July 21 - Cincinnati, OH - PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center 
July 22 - Huber Heights, OH (Dayton) - Rose Music Center at the Heights
July 23 - Rochester Hills, MI (Detroit) - Meadow Brook Amphitheatre 
July 25 - Rogers, AR - Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion 
July 27 - Albuquerque, NM - Sandia Casino Amphitheatre
July 29 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre 
July 30 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre 
Aug 2 - Bonner, MT - KettleHouse Amphitheatre

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