Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Sights and Sounds: Jonny Lang, Chance Martin

There are several new and noteworthy releases set to land soon. Here are several media releases that provide all the details...


Famed GRAMMY-Winning Guitarist, Vocalist & Songwriter To Support New Album With 2013 U.S./European Tour
USA Today Premieres First Single "Blew Up (The House)" LISTEN HERE:
It's been seven years since Jonny Lang released a new studio album but the wait is almost finally over.  On September 17th, 2013 Lang will release Fight For My Soul via Concord Records - the follow up to his 2006 GRAMMY Award-winning album Turn Around.  [Fight For My Soulwill be available in the UK and Europe through the Mascot Label Group beginning September 2nd].  The album's first single "Blew Up (The House)" began streaming today at Listen here:
"This particular record has taken quite a long time to finish for a lot of different reasons," Lang remarked.  "Most of all, I started a family a few years back. Between family time and being out on the road, I really had to pick my spots to fit in recording. 
Over a period of three years, Lang collaborated with producer/songwriterTommy Sims (who co-wrote Eric Clapton's GRAMMY-winning "Change the World") crafting the album's elegant rock 'n' soul tracks from the ground up.
Textured arrangements, gorgeous vocal melodies, and expressive guitar playing are all found in generous abundance on Fight For My Soul, however, the album defies categorization by a single genre.
"This album is something I've been wanting to do for a long time," offers Lang. "Some of these songs may surprise people, but that's what it's all about.  It keeps it fresh, and it keeps me growing.  Creatively, I think there is a lot more going on inside of me than I've been sharing on record so far.  Much of what I've experienced through music and life in general is in these songs." 
Since the release of his 1997 major label debut "Lie To Me", the then 16 year-old Lang has built a reputation as one of the best live performers and guitarists of his generation. Jonny Lang will be on the road leading up to and beyond the release date of Fight For My Soul.  In addition to a full North American tour schedule, in October Lang will embark on his first extended European tour in over a decade.
Blew Up (The House)
Breakin' In
We Are The Same
What You're Looking For
Not Right
The Truth
Fight For My Soul
All Of A Sudden
I'll Always Be
Jul-18            Spokane, Washington                                  Bing Crosby Theatre
Jul-20            Brooks, California                            Cache Creek Casino
Jul-21            Saratoga, California                             Mountain Winery
Jul-23               San Diego, California                           Humphrey's Concerts By The Bay
Jul-24               San Juan Capistrano, CA                     Coach House
Jul-25            Agoura Hills, CA                               Canyon
Jul-27                Las Vegas, NV                                        Boulder Station
Aug-02          Lockport, New York                           Labatt Canal Concert Series
Aug-03        Falls Church, VA                                State Theatre
Aug-10          Arlington, Washington                        Festival of The River  
Aug-17         Thief River Falls, Minnesota           Last Ride Blues Festival
Sep-05          Urbana, Illinois                           Elnora Guitar Fest @ Krannert Center
Sep-06        Bayfield, Wisconsin                     Big Top Chautauqua
Sep-07        St Charles, Illinois                       Arcada Theater
Sep-08        Des Moines, Iowa                        Val Air Ballroom
Sep-14        Durant, Oklahoma                       Choctaw Casino
Sep-15        Lincoln, NE                                 Bourbon Theatre
Sep-17        Fargo, North Dakota                     Fargo Theatre
Sep-18           Minneapolis, Minnesota                         State Theatre
Sep-20        Rockford, Illinois                         Coronado PAC
Sep-21        Madison, Wisconsin                     Overture Center for the Arts
Sep-22        St. Louis, MO                              The Pageant
Sep-24       Cleveland, Ohio                            House Of Blues
Sep-26       Boston, Massachusetts                   Wilbur Theatre
Sep-27       Glenside, Pennsylvania                   Keswick Theatre
Sep-28       New York, New York                      Irving Plaza    
Oct-01        Paris, FRANCE                              New Morning
Oct-03        London, England                           The Borderline
Oct-05        Avignon, France                           Avignon Blues Festival
Oct-06        Zurich, Switzerland                       X-tra
Oct-08        Hamburg, Germany                      Fabrik
Oct-09        Bochum, Germany                       Zeche Bochum
Oct-10        Munich, Germany                        Muffathalle
Oct-12        Nancy, France                             Nancy Jazz Pulsations
Oct-14        Amsterdam, Netherlands               Melkweg
Oct-15        Brussels, Belgium                        Ancienne Belgique
Oct-18        Houston, Texas                            House Of Blues
Oct-19        New Orleans, Louisiana                 Crescent City Blues Fest
Oct-20        Dallas, Texas                               House Of Blues
Oct-22        Denver, Colorado                          Ogden Theatre
Oct-23        Durango, CO                                Fort Lewis College
Oct-25        Scottsdale, AZ                              Talking Stick
Oct-26        Beverly Hills, California                  Canyon Theater
Nov-05         Milwaukee, WI                              Potawatomi Casino
Nov-06         Milwaukee, WI                              Potawatomi Casino
Nov-08         Chicago, Illinois                            House Of Blues
Nov-09         Kalamazoo, MI                              State Theatre
Nov-10         Carmel, Indiana                            The Palladium
Nov-12         Greensburg, PA                            Palace Theatre
Nov-14            Westbury, NY                                        Theatre at Westbury
Nov-15        Cranston, RI                                 Park Theatre
Nov-16       Port Chester, New York                 Capitol Theatre          
Nov-19       Clearwater, FL                             Ruth Eckerd Hall
Nov-20       West Palm Beach, FL                             Raymond F. Kravis PAC
Nov-21       Miami, FL                                   Knight Concert Hall
Nov-23       Lake Buena Vista, FL                             House Of Blues
Nov-24       Atlanta, GA                                 Center Stage 




"...deep, authoritative pipes and sagely storyteller vibe made fresh with bits of wayfaring troubadour and intergalactic shaman." - Consequence of Sound

Nashville’s Chance Martin (aka Alamo Jones, the Voice in Black, aka the Stoned Ranger) finally shares his whimsical psychedelic break-up ballad “Blue Monday”, from the first-ever reissue of his 1981 private-press masterpiece In Search, which comes out July 16 on Paradise of Bachelors.  Chance worked and toured for eight years in the 1960s and 1970s with his friend and mentor Johnny Cash, as cue card man, stage manager, and lighting designer.  At age 31, he had already worked stagehand gigs for all the greats, hung and partied backstage with Cash, Cowboy Jack Clement, Tanya Tucker, David Allan Coe, Ozzy Osborne and others.  Chance took a turn and began a new life in 1977 - shut off all outside influences, hunkered down and began writing songs on Johnny Cash’s D35 Martin, gifted by the Man in Black himself. Check out “Blue Monday” on Soundcloud HERE (please post and share).

Ringleader, maestro, and indomitable troubadour of Nashville’s most private, elusive and exclusive far-out scene – the Dead End – Chance could have seemingly stepped from the pages of a Charles Portis novel or Coen Bros. script. Under the direction of Chance as a guru, his band spent five years in secrecy recording this fierce, inimitable collection of mythmaking countrydelic tunes in a “bonus room” above his parents’ garage in Nashville.  Despite its intensely personal origins, long gestation, substantial financial costs, and deadly serious deliberation, In Search shows minimal signs of outside influences or traceable authorship.  Commanding, aggressive, and unabashedly masculine, the closest comparisons run from the gamut of Waylon Jennings, The Bob Seger System and Frank Zappa: a strange Southern Gothic.
In Search is the first-ever reissue of this long-coveted collector’s item and comes complete with dozens of outrageous photos and a 13,000 word oral history chapbook recounting Chance’s adventures with all the legends.  It will be available on 150g virgin vinyl, in a deluxe, limited edition, as well as on CD and all digital formats.  The album stands as a singular transmission from the underground realms of outsiders and weirdos prowling their own private, dimly lit lairs on the stoned periphery of the ubiquitous Nashville machine, in the company of like-minded eccentrics and heroes.  You can pre-order the album from Paradise of Bachelors

In Search 
Paradise of Bachelors
July 16, 2013

Side A
1 – High Test
2 – Love By Chance
3 – Sunn Of Gunn
4 – Just Your Way Of Tellin’ Me
5 – Blue Monday
6 – Don’t Cry Wolf

Side B
1 – Mr. Freedom Man
2 – Angel
3 – Dead Medley
4 – Loser Till You Win
5 – Dusty Roads Of Yesterday
6 – Too High To Land
7 – Drema


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