BAND & TOUR NEWS
We've had quite a few comments from fans on the leaner touring calendar for 2013, and it's true that John and the band haven't as many shows on the books for this year as usual. This is not because of any reluctance to tour on anyone's part, but just that they have a huge year coming up following John's 80th birthday in November, and many of the promoters wanted to hold off this year and go big next year! An extensive tour of continental Europe is being planned for February through April 2014 and for the UK October through November. They are really looking forward to celebrating John's milestone year with all his wonderful fans!
The select shows the band have done this year have been amazing with all that pent-up blues energy bursting out every time they hit the stage. They started out the year with some great shows on the East coast, narrowly avoiding getting stuck in a big snow storm, and then had a quiet few months until May when they came over this side of the country to Hawaii and California with some memorable shows over on the West side. Thank you again for your wonderful comments on the fan mail page! June has brought them to the Greeley Blues Festival in Colorado, followed by a long-awaited return to Brazil for the Best of Blues Festival. They will have a busy August in Europe with shows in Poland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, The Netherlands and The Czech Republic followed at the end of the month by a short trip to Texas. We have recently added some shows on the East Coast in October to lead into the big birthday in November!
John has also been working on putting a new album together and we hope to have some news about that soon!
As you can see, we have a fabulous new look to our website thanks to our wonderful webmaster Betz from WhirledVisions. We love our new look! Please feel free to let us know what you think by posting a comment on the Fanmail page, or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
We currently use CD Baby for all Merchandise. If you would like to make a purchase, just click on the "buy" button, and you will be taken to cdbaby.com where you can order the CD/DVD of your choice. It couldn't be easier!
Check out our Fanmail page, where you can leave a comment for John Mayall and his band instantly! We've kept the "Frequently Asked Questions" page for those questions that kept coming again and again. We thank you for all your support over the years!
THE STORY OF OUR LOGO
The original 1970 logo
design by John Mayall
The JohnMayall.Com logo was taken from an original design by John Mayall. This logo, for a short-lived label called "Crusade Records", is on a very rare album, "J.B. Lenoir", that John Mayall assembled for Polygram and includes recordings by Lenoir in Germany as well as interviews with his widow.
Everything on this website is posted with John Mayall's personal input
Long Live The Blues.
HISTORIC LIVE SHOWS VOLUMES 1, 2 & 3
Now available to buy three new CD's featuring never before released live recordings from the '70's to the '90's. These wonderful recordings might have been lost in time had John not decided to go through his old gig cassettes where he found these gems! There are several different incarnations of John's bands recorded here, all great in their own way. Get more info and the chance to buy these great new CD's at: CDBABY
After the success of the Eagle album 'Tough', Mayall didn't want to wait too long to record another studio album, so in November 2010 he got the opportunity to capture a live show in London for release through our website. Initially it was offered as a DVD but there were so many requests to have it in a CD format that we released it as a double CD. Both the CD and DVD are now available to purchase on our Merchandise Page.
18 SEPT - LIVE REVIEW!
The Mayne Stage - Chicago, IL
Read Liz Mandeville's great review of John Mayall's concert at:
Chicago Blues Guide
LATEST TRACK RELEASE
The track ‘Room To Move’ Live at the Lochem Festival 1979 is now available for download at: Amazon.Com
JOHN "JUKE" LOGAN 9/11/46 - 08/30/13:
"Was so sorry to hear of the passing of Juke Logan. He was not only a long standing friend and fellow harmonica player but I still remember the fun times we had when we shared studio time and when I was a frequent guest on his radio show. He put up a brave fight and will be much missed."
-- John Mayall
VICTOR GASKIN 11/23/34 - 7/14/12:
"Just recently learned rather late in the day that my old friend and bass player Victor Gaskin had died. Sad to say, (as far as I know) he was the last surviving member of my Jazz Blues Fusion days. He was not only a great bass player but also a wonderful friend who shared many an adventure on the road. Another sad loss." -- John Mayall
RED HOLLOWAY: We sadly mourn the loss of saxophonist Red Holloway (May 31, 1927 – February 25, 2012). "I always felt that Red never quite got the recognition he deserved. In my opinion he ranks up there with the all time great tenor players. Throughout the years he worked with me, he contributed great solos and took the band to new levels. He was always a pleasure to be around and I can still hear his unmistakable laugh! Truly one of a kind."
-- John Mayall
KEEF HARTLEY: “I got the sad news (27Nov11) that Keef Hartley died of complications from surgery last Sunday. When I think back to all the adventures we had over the years, both on and off the road, it seems hardly possible that my friend of so many years will not be showing up to sit in with any of my bands in the future. His sense of fun and love of life will always remain in my thoughts as special memories. Boy did we have fun! So long my friend, I will miss you.”