Members: Don Bailey, Brandon Turner, Kevin Saak, Tom Sweet, Mike Solle, Dierdre Kniffen
Prone to the fiery attitude of indie punk rockers and body surfers this music is a raw shot through the soul that’s not missing any bones of drunken amphetamine induced reality. These guys consciously hit farther into the raw cornering attitudes of rebellious country music. Their ‘matter of fact’ rockgrass style dawns the likes of ratrod jackets and Dead Kennedys shirts while footed up with Jack Purcells. Hailing from the Midwestern United States their evident diversity has taken them from performing melodies with Mickey Gilley to an all stage rock fury with Reverend Horton Heat and two international tours. A ‘UK’ fan described. “The Bob band has a lyrical skill of spinning a dark and twisting yarn with the raucous heavy playing and energy of a pub-brawl.” Noted by news journals to have “a live show of music passion so unexpected, it’s seen to be harmoniously epic.” Maverick Magazine Europe described them as “an outfit that knows how to balance energetic songs with emotionally created tunes which impress continually. They are a song writing gem.”
Formed by singer/songwriter Don Bailey in an abandoned train depot in Millstadt, Illinois in 1994. They released their first 10 song album(Earl) on compact disk a year later(1995). The second album, a six song EP(Black) was released on compact disk in 1998. Opening an original music venue in Belleville, Illinois using proceeds from album sales, Bailey and the band took ten years off from recording and only performed live shows at venues across the midwest. Bailey returned to the studio in 2009 and began writing the 3rd release(Greasy Side Down) It was originally intended to be a ‘backporch” solo style recording. The band caught wind of it after Baileys’ tracks had already been recorded. They joined in, recorded parts over Baileys’ original recordings and the album was released in 2010. The excitement of the new material brought Bailey together with Brandon Turner(bass) Kevin Saak(drums) and Jon Clark(guitar) to record the forth album ‘Time Served’ released December 11th, 2012.
The BOB Band-GREASY SIDE DOWN
Europe’s Maverick Magazine Review – July 2011
Releasing their third album, this four-piece band certainly knows how to create a well produced song that can only be described as awesome. This thirteen song record shows to the world that this Illinois band are steeped in country music history and their musical veins are saturated with, what I suspect, is many bottles of Southern Bourbon. The record does not always go for the jugular as this outfit knows how to balance energetic songs with emotionally created tunes which impress continually. As its title suggests, the stomping beat on Pickin Flowers allows for impressive guitar to be used in the mix. The same wondrous spirit can be linked with Black Hat which is the concluding track. With sublime guitar on this tune with the inclusion of a fine lap steel helps sum up this record perfectly as its care-free attitude is refreshing good.
-Russell Hill – Maverick Magazine / EUROPE
“Once again The BOB band impacts the scene with a 3rd release that undeniably proves they are the locomotive cutting edge that drives the convoy of progressive country rock in America. And we’re lovin’ it.”
-Texas Music Magazine – Feb 2011
“literate, rural-tinged imagery that powers the best of Americana”
-L. Kent Wolgamott -Focus, Lincoln Nebraska Star
“Amazing Show!” -KPNT 105.7FM “The Point”
“Choral-like, almost epic in scale, I recommend opening a line to the Bob band” -Jim Cult -Spotlight Magazine
“a band with solid roots in music that matters”
- Mike Blake – CIceros -Riverfront Times- St. Louis
“the midwest based Bob Band can do no wrong”
-Get Out Section – St. Louis Post Dispatch
“see them now before they go national and never return ! “
-Patrick Hambrecht -Senior Reporter Daily Nebraskan
Don Bailey (singer/guitarist/The Bob Band)
–featured on ‘Roadside America’
courtesy: Atlas Media/History Channel, New York, NY 2001.
–Featured in No Depression Magazine 1998 and 1999.
–Owner/Operator of Three-1-Three Music Venue
Belleville, IL 1997 to 2006.
–Honored for achievement in music performance with the MWR division of the Pentagon at Guantanamo Bay, Hailti, Honduras and Puerto Rico.
–Producer/Promotor of the MRMF Showcase 2011.
– Founder, Bird Records Recording Studio – Millstadt, Illinois
– Written and Performed with The BOB Band 1994-present.
Brandon Turner (bassist/supporting vox/The Bob Band)
–former Lead singer, performer with 12 Summers Old
2002 to 2009 (myspace.com/12summersold) courtesy: Snapdragon Records, Milwaukee,Wisconsin/ MRI Associated Labels
bob band on youtube
Chicago Blues All-Stars
Location: Chicago, IL
Blues, Rock, Experimental
“Killer” Ray Allison, Chicago Slim, Anji Brooks, C.C. Copeland, Bible Black, All-Star Horns
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Chicago BLUES ALL-STARS are a musical revue that features some of the most talented, entertaining and legendary artists on the scene today. Together they have created a singular sound that is uniquely eclectic, while drawing on all styles of Americana for inspiration. “KILLER” RAY ALLISON & CHICAGO SLIM, whose musical stylings reflect their lifelong commitment as blues disciples, lead CBAS.
The talent of these performers is only matched by those legendary artists that CBAS has shared the stage & recorded with domestically and internationally. Chicago Blues All-Stars have recorded with and worked along side legendary artists such as: Chuck Berry, Paul Butterfield, Eric Clapton, Joe Cocker, James Cotton, Bo Diddley, Willie Dixon, Buddy Guy & Junior Wells, John Lee Hooker, Howlin’ Wolf, Albert King, B.B. King, Magic Sam, Gary Moore, Ohio Players, Rolling Stones, Otis Rush, Koko Taylor, Big Mama Thornton, Stevie Ray & Jimmie Vaughan, Muddy Waters and Johnny Winter.
“KILLER” RAY ALLISON (GUITAR/VOCALS): First broke into music during the early 1970′s. Now a regular on the national touring circuit for over four decades, “Killer” Ray has been an integral tour-de-force in bands by James Cotton, Buddy Guy & Junior Wells and Muddy Waters. In 1998 and 2000, Ray was nominated for the W. C. Handy Award as an instrumentalist.
CHICAGO SLIM (GUITAR/VOCALS): Is a studio veteran of imposing stature. He cut his teeth at the tender age of 18, as the musical director for legendary bluesman Otis Rush. Slim’s shared the stage with Rock’n Roll Hall-Of-Famers Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Willie Dixon, Buddy Guy & Junior Wells, John Lee Hooker, Stevie Ray & Jimmie Vaughan and Johnny Winter.
ALL-STAR HORNS: R&B veteran Johnny Cotton anchors this line-up, featuring some of the country’s hottest horn players. They’ve played with and arranged for a virtual Who’s Who of R&B/Soul. From legendary performers such as James Cotton, Junior Wells, Syl Johnson and Ohio Players, to modern rockers like Lenny Kravitz, Liquid Soul & Lubraphonic . . . All-Star Horns put the ‘unk in your funk.
Members: “Killer” Ray Allison / Chicago Slim / All-Star Horns / C.C. Copeland / Bible Black
Sounds Like: James Brown, Buddy Guy, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Muddy Waters
Label: Azure Music Group
Manager: Odysseus E. Johnson III M.Div.
Alexander Ehm is known as a soundtrack composer. In 2001 he founded his new musical side project EHM.
Two celtic pop albums, Celtic Hearts and Celtic Power, were released in 2011 and 2012.
In Februar 2013, the new album Roads, a mixture between Country, Bluegrass, New Age and South American Music, hit the stores.
Alexander Ehm was born 1977 in the GDR. His first attempt in the musical buissness was the EP Soldaten, released in 1994.
After various other independent albums, he signed a contract with the german Label Haute Areal in 2002. He released two albums, Love Killer and 13 ways to burn as Aphrodites Son. Then he went on to the Soundtrack Genre and was involved in many productions. He is still working as a soundtrack composer.
EHM – The Race ( official musicvideo )
” Let´s do something different “, said Yanni to Alexander Ehm.
” What did you mean? “,he asked and turned his head to him. Yanni looked to the ground and after a few secons he answers, ” Now, we have done two celtic pop albums. I think it is time to move on…for a new musical experience “.
Alex was thinking for a moment. Then he said ” You´re right. We WILL do something different on the third album.”
Said and done.
After a few weeks, he came up with his work,…the notes for fourteen new tunes.
Another few weeks later, after spending many hours in recording with the guys, after days of sadness and after many days of fun, the work was done.
The result is ” Roads “, a high concept album, a mixture between elements of Country and Bluegrass, traditional south american music and sixties surf sound, that has never ever done before. The sound of electric guitar, steel guitar, Banjo, Flute, Oboe, Orchestra Strings and Percussions, is absolutely unic and give the listener the feelings and the personal freedom, to be ” on the road “.
Growing up in Riga, Latvia (formally the USSR) and now residing in Long Beach California for the past twelve years, Maxim Senin learned early on the value of learning to play and perform music. With both parents playing the piano it was their desire to give him a solid musical education, and for him to understand and appreciate music; learning with classical music training. When he was in the first grade, his parents got him a violin, but he quickly lost interest. They attempted to teach Maxim the piano. The problem was that the family was poor and could not afford a piano for him to practice on. While in the fourth grade, his parents bought him a clarinet which he learned how to play classical and jazz relatively well. At this point, Maxim’s interest in music subsided. It wasn’t until college when many of his friends played music and were in bands that his interest in music was once again peaked. Since then he has not looked back and continues to write and perform music.
A software engineer by trade, and also a private pilot, Maxim Senin’s love for music is now a large part of his life and is deeply engraved in his daily thoughts and actions. His preference in music is laid-back rock and a touch of folk with an emphasis on his lyrical composition. Choosing love and love triangles as themes for his music and songs, betrayal and unanswered love looms over and is easily detected in his sound. Aside from love tragically gone wrong, Maxim has a great appreciation for songs that are reflective, with a twist and plot in the story line, and that have hope and humor in them. His music comes both from what he observes around him and emotions within that is vented through his lyrics and musical composition.
Citing influences such as Mark Knopfler, J.J. Cale, and Eric Clapton, Maxim finds himself inspired by the likes of Peter Gabriel, Pink Floyd, Sting, and Roxette while also enjoying the music of other icon artists like Coldplay, Duran Duran, U2, The Who, Grateful dead, and Oasis. Although at this stage in his music career, Maxim has not really played any high profile arena type performances mainly because that’s not really his thing. “I’m not a big fan of large crowds”, states Maxim, I also think that my music, at least at the moment, is to be heard by people on their couches or in their cars, not 10,000-seat stadiums. Although, if I had one dream I’d like to fulfill, I wouldn’t mind playing a duet with Clapton or Sting”.
As a multi-instrumentalist, Maxim played every instrument on his debut EP release “The Taming of the Wolf” including the acoustic guitar, piano, ukulele, harmonica, keyboard, and all percussions. Maxim has great aspirations for the success of the new release. When asked if he could retain his artistic integrity with increased commercial success he replied with no hesitation, “I think yes. I’m open-minded about learning from other artists and listening to friends’ advice, but at the same time I think I am on the way of developing my own unique style. That doesn’t mean, however, that this style won’t evolve over time”.
With his debut EP release The “Taming of the Wolf”, Maxim Senin has only just begun. He has plans to promote the record vigorously and hopes to release a full length album by the end of 2012. The Taming of the Wolf is available for sale at CD Baby and by digital download on iTunes along with many other online distribution outlets. For more information on this innovative emerging artist you can listen to his music, and download songs at http://www.facebook.com/MaximSenin.Music.
Members: Natasha James, lead vox,guitars;James Harman/Dave Aguilar/Ian Lamson, lead guitar/dobro;Marius Pelsma,bass;Herman E,keys; Ronnie Rivera drums, Kerry …
Sounds Like: Bonnie Raitt, Lucinda Williams, *Susan Tedeschi*, Miranda Lambert, Gram Parsons
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SONGS ARE AVAILABLE FOR SALE – SEE LINKS TO ONLINE STORES UNDER LINKS
Natasha grew up in CA, Mexico, and Europe where she played folk & blues,landing a steady gig in London. She co-wrote a tune with movie-score composer, Jeff Hunter, picked up by Warner Bros leading to a move to LA. After a stint in NYC, Natasha left the music scene, moving to Sonoma to raise her kids as a single mom. Later, a record deal literally dropped in her lap, which led to the CD, BAD JUDGEMENTS, spawning the hit single, “The Restless Kind”.
TEQUILA TIME was her follow up cd – review here in Billboard:
http://www.billboardpublicitywire.com/releases/TripleAAA/Americana/prweb2203574.htm),which rapidly ascended the charts of all genres. (NMW & RMR, FFAR), a toe-tapping emotional experience of Country, Blues, Rock and Tex-Mex. Tequila Time spawned 2 hit singles and remains in the Top Twenty RMR – Roots Country, in its’ 4th year, proving once again, this is an album with some serious LEGS.
In rapid succession, she quickly charted nationally and internationally in AAA, Country, AC, Top 40 and Roots Country genres, each single going into the Top 5 of the Hot 100. She won “Country Album of the Year” for Tequila Time, “Hot 100 Artists 2009″ from well-respected trade publication, Music Connection; “Best of the 2000′s: End of Decade Album” from Live 365/Womens’ Radio; “AC New Artist” from 2009 New Music Weekly, with FIVE Nominations; and was chosen “Producer’s Choice: Country Songwriter of the Year,” at the 20th Annual Los Angeles Music Awards.
Strongest territories: Germany, Japan, Netherlands.
BOOKING – US & EUROPE
Crazy Wolfe Entertainment
TJ Marshall Wolfe
Phone: 845 647 3821
Fax: 310 388 3811
Monique Roberts Booking Agency
Phone: 775 423 3803
My Country Has The Blues, is the 3rd album from NATASHA JAMES, which has already spawned 2 hit singles on the Country Charts (NMW), the title track, My Country Has The Blues, the video of which was picked up by Microsoft for its’ Windows Media Page, and Room 203. The current single at radio is NASCAR Time, a duet with Tommy Thompson, formerly from the great Gregg Allman Band.
For more see:
Discography: allmusic.com / artistdirect.com
Natasha James- Tequila Time
My Country Has The Blues
Azure Music Group is an artist management & production company based in NYC & Chicago. 2012 marked the twenty-fifth anniversary of the company. It has been over two decades in the development of a production house that has brought sonic excellence to musicians and fans around the United States.
Producer/Music Historian Odysseus E. Johnson III maintains among the most diverse and rare collection of classic instruments, memorabilia and recording equipment in the United States. Having worked with some of the greatest blues and jazz artists in recorded history, Ody J has run his company based on his love of music from three specific genres, traditional blues, classic rock and modern electronica.
In the beginning, what he wanted to hear was not readily available, so he created it and made it accessible for himself as well as for others. Album releases by Chicago Blues All-Stars, “Killer” Ray Allison & Chicago Slim, as well as historic documents on Gibson Guitars, Chicago Music Inc. & Valco only solidify his reputation as a bona-fide authority when it comes to the music of Americana.
Coming: July 1
Premier Practitioners Of Chicago Blues, Funk & Soul ! ! Featuring: Killer Ray Allison / Chicago Slim / Sharon Lewis / All-Star Horns
Chicago & The World · http://www.chicagobluesallstars.com
Dr. Dan Ivankovich – ABC News (Chicago)
The term “Delta Blues” has historically been used to describe blues music originating in the Mississippi Delta. In recent years, it has become synonymous with blues played throughout the south in the ‘20s and ‘30s. Eventually, Delta Blues migrated north with the Great Depression – giving birth to the urban blues of Chicago and Detroit.
Early delta blues artists were recorded as they traveled the south, earning a living playing juke joints and street corners. Music historians like Alan Lomax and record labels producing “race records” recorded much of the works of early bluesmen. The tremors of the delta blues influence on American music can still be felt reverberating through country, jazz, pop, and rap. Delta Blues laid the foundation for R&B and rock and roll.
Robert Johnson is the most well known and widely recognized of the delta blues performers. He is revered and admired for his playing and songwriting skills by contemporary rock musicians including Jimi Page and Eric Clapton. In the liner notes of Robert Johnson’s boxed set “Complete Recordings,” Clapton calls Johnson “the most important blues musician who ever lived.”