BAND & TOUR NEWS
John and his amazing band have had a great start to 2016, just returning from a month long rockin' tour of the Northeastern US. They sold out many of the shows there, proving that word is truly out about John Mayall's current renaissance and how good he and the band are to see live. Their chemistry and the interplay between them is so much fun to watch! John says this is the best band he's ever had, and anyone that's seen them recently can attest to that! They will have many more shows in the US this year, so we hope you get the chance to see them. Thank you to all the fans for the wonderful feedback on this year's tour so far, and also the European tour late last year. We all love to hear your experiences of the shows, and appreciate your support!
There will be no visit to Europe this year unfortunately, but they'll be back early in 2017 with a big European tour, and there are also plans for a tour of the UK later in the year. We'll post those dates on our "tour schedule" page as soon as they're confirmed.
In what may be becoming a tradition, John and the guys were at the House of Blues Studio in February again this year, recording another studio album titled "Talk About That." This time featuring Joe Walsh! We were lucky be in the studio for some of the recording, and it was quite something to be able to see all that talent come together and create some spectacular blues! We're looking forward to having information on that release for you soon.
Last year's release of "Live in 1967" was enthusiastically received by fans and critics alike, so we're excited to be releasing a second volume on May 6th, which can be pre-ordered/ordered through our "store" page. We also have a link for a free download of a song from the CD, "Chicago Line" as well as one from last year's Volume One, "Streamline," on the front page of this site.
Please check out John's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/johnmayallblues to get all the latest information as well as stories and photos from John and the guys on their travels!
Amazon.Com has recently launched The Official John Mayall Store in the US: Amazon.Com US and in the UK Amazon.Com UK
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Our webmaster, Betz Girouard / owner of WhirledVisions, works throughout the year to keep tour dates current and our website fresh - if you have any comments regarding the site, please feel free to post them either on the Fanmail page, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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THE STORY OF OUR LOGO
The original 1970 logo
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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.
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Long Live The Blues.
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