BAND & TOUR NEWS
John and the band had a fantastic 2014 celebrating his 80th birthday year, and their first studio album in 5 years "A Special Life". Thank you to everyone that came out to see them play and who bought the album. The guys really appreciate all your support and wonderful comments, and are not slowing down now that 2015 has arrived! They were back in the studio at the end of February recording another album, keen to keep the momentum going after the phenomenal success and critical acclaim of last year's release.
We are also looking forward to the release of an album of previously unreleased live material from 1967 coming in April 2015. The album "John Mayall's Bluesbreakers - Live in 1967" showcases the short-lived line-up of the band that included John Mayall, Peter Green, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood for three months, before the latter three went on to form Fleetwood Mac, and many are excited to hear these historic recordings!
We have now posted quite a few dates for this year on our "tour schedule" page. In April, John and the guys are back in Australia for the first time since 2010. We've had a lot of Australian fans asking for their return, so are happy to finally have some good news for them! In May they will be rockin' Florida for almost a week, and then in June they'll be taking on Las Vegas for a night at the Cannery Casino. In July they'll be blazing their way along the West Coast bringing some scorching blues heat to the summer here, ending with four nights in Seattle at Jazz Alley.
We're expecting the release of their new studio album, "Find A Way To Care", some time in the late summer, and hope to be making an announcement about that soon. We can say from what we've heard so far, that it's really something to look forward to! Another exceptional, energetic blues album from the guys, which we feel sure will be as well received as "A Special Life."
The Fall brings them back to Europe for another extensive tour beginning in September and going through the end of October. They'll be visiting a lot of their favorite spots, starting in Scandinavia with Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark, then on to Germany, The Netherlands and Belgium. The beginning of October finds them in France, then on to Italy, Switzerland and Austria, and finishing up the month with shows in Hungary, Poland and The Czech Republic. We will no doubt have some more shows to add at the end of the year, as we get closer to it.
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2015 ALBUM NEWS
Released 4th September by Forty Below Records "Find A Way To Care" is the follow up to last year's highly acclaimed "A Special Life." Reviewers agree that this is John at the top of his game, and the chemistry between him and his talented band is electric! The album is produced by John and Eric Corne, who wanted to feature John's keyboard playing, saying "He's truly one of the most lyrical, economical and underrated keyboardists around." The addition of a tight horn section also adds sparkle on three of the tracks. There are five original songs, one co-written with bass player Greg Rzab, and an interesting collection of covers, as always hand picked by John. A must have for Mayall fans! Links to buy are on our "store" page.
John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers – Live in 1967 - from Forty Below Records - A very special archival recording of one the best of the Bluesbreakers band lineups, featuring legendary musicians John Mayall (vocals, keyboards, harmonica), Peter Green (lead guitar), John McVie (bass) and Mick Fleetwood (drums). Links to buy are on our "store" page.
2014 ALBUM NEWS
John and the band spent a few days in the studio in November of last year, and came out with an amazing new album titled "A Special Life" released by Forty Below Records, to rave reviews in May. This eclectic album, which is centered in the blues, has three new songs penned by John and one from band members Greg Rzab and Rocky Athas, as well as covers from some of the greats. CJ Chenier came to join the party on a couple of tracks and adds an exciting extra dimension with his vocals and accordion. It is John's first studio album in 5 years and it is one of his best ever! Links to buy are on our "store" page.
BB KING September 16, 1925 – May 14, 2015
"Words cannot express the sadness I feel at losing BB King, such a great friend and an inspiration to everyone who ever loved the blues. Here was a man who was such an artiste that he became the true elder statesman for the music that has inspired so many to take up an instrument. So many musicians all over the world have revered him that he will never be forgotten. From the first time I heard him in 1956 with his incredible single ‘Three O’clock in the Morning” he has been part of my life. A truly great man who lived for and dedicated himself to spreading the blues, he will always be remembered. He and his music will always live on in my heart." -- John Mayall
JACK BRUCE 05/14/43 – 10/25/14:
"I was saddened by the news that Jack died a few days ago. He was quite unique in every respect both as a person and a musician. I will always remember him being in my band, which at that time in 1966 included Eric Clapton, and the way the two of them gelled and went on to form Cream.
But earlier than that I was bowled away by his intense work with the upright bass in a small jazz club around the time he moved to London. And so, not only a great loss to rock and roll, but to the jazz world and we will miss his fearless musical ventures in all fields. So long Jack."
-- John Mayall
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