BAND & TOUR NEWS
John Mayall and his band started off 2012 with some great shows in California and the East Coast followed by a few quiet months which left them re-energized and eager to get back out on the road! After a couple of June shows in Canada, they started in earnest in July on the East Coast and burned a trail west with some scorching blues! The audiences were very enthusiastic (thank you for your wonderful comments on the fan page) but no more so than John and the band who loved every minute! In August they will be in West Virginia and Texas, and then up to Canada in September followed by some dates in the Mid-West. October brings them back to the West Coast for a few shows, and starting in November they'll have them rocking in the aisles all the way through Europe, visiting many of the countries there, including a comprehensive tour of Germany and shows in France, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and more, bringing their passion for playing the blues to every city they visit! They will be rounding out this busy and exciting year back at John's roots in England for a show in London on the 17th December. You might like to check out our Band page which features details about John's great musicians: Rocky Athas, Greg Rzab and Jay Davenport.
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 .
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!
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!
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.”
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
With regard to enquiries about when to expect a new album, we are currently trying to set up with Eagle Records a live blues session with special guests and living legends to pay homage to our blues roots. It has been proposed that it might be recorded in Morgan Freeman's club in Mississippi.
As soon as we have more details we will be making an announcement.
Thank you for your support. -- John Mayall
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.