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I bought this pair of Oktoberfest ducks in Munich,Germany.

Prost!

 

Music by the famous Canadian Grammy winner during Oktoberfest:

youtu.be/mXnmtt-TjXY

BeauSoleil avec Micheal Doucet, at the Dakota Jazz Club in downtown Minneapolis. See www.beausoleilmusic.com for more info about the band, including tour dates!

Taylor Swift Speak Now Tour Hots Sydney, Australia

  

You might have heard that Taylor Swift was spotted taking in the view of Sydney yesterday, including even catching a harbour cruise with her friends and family.

 

Taylor is currently on tour in Australia, and has been hard to spot as she's been doing the rounds.

 

The Aussie press spotted her boarding a boat in Sydney Harbour for an evening cruise.

 

Taylor's first Sydney took place tonight at a jam packed Allphones Arena.

 

The costumes and set were amazing, as a largely teenage girl audience of 14,000 or so cheered and screamed to their teen idol.

 

Taylor seemed to love playing to the full Allphones Arena, playing five different guitars, two banjos, the piano and a ukele. We also counted at least four different costume changes.

 

The country music icon is known for writing "13" on her hand before each show because it's her lucky number. Dozens of '13' signs were in the crowd, and some young ladies wrote it on their bodies also.

 

Taylor told the press "I was born on the 13th. My first album went gold in 13 weeks. My first No.1 song had a 13-second intro and every time I've won an award I've been seated in either the 13th seat, the 13th row, the 13th section or row M, which is the 13th letter," she has previously said.

 

We wish Taylor well on her amazing career to date and hope she enjoys the rest of her tour and stay in Australia.

 

Promo

 

Presented by: MICHAEL COPPEL, CMC & [V] HITS and SPONSORED BY COVERGIRL, JOHN SANDS & WONDERSTRUCK

 

Taylor Swift to bring blockbuster 'Speak Now' world tour to Australia in 2012

 

With Special Guests: Hot Chelle Rae

 

Taylor Swift, who is currently headlining sold-out stadiums and arenas on the North American leg of her blockbuster TAYLOR SWIFT SPEAK NOW WORLD TOUR 2011 has announced that in response to strong fan demand she will extend the tour into 2012 with capital city dates around Australia.

 

The four-time GRAMMY winner's SPEAK NOW performance is a two-hour theatrical presentation, reminiscent of a Broadway experience. The show features elaborate costumes, dancers, aerialists, changing sets, and innovative choreography and instrumentation showcased on a multi-level stage.

 

Taylor plays five different guitars in the show, plus two banjos, the ukulele and the piano, and changes costumes nine times over the course of the evening. During the concert she moves right around the venue, using different stages, thereby giving every audience member a great seat.

 

Taylor's Speak Now tour has earned high praise from top critics around the world: "One of the genre's most ambitious acts has created one of the genre's most ambitious tours. Broadway-inspired…the two-hour production was an overwhelming experience." - Billboard

 

Taylor's 2011 Tour includes 98 shows in 17 countries spanning three continents, and her Speak Now album is the #1-selling album in all genres of music over the past twelve months.

 

TOUR DATES*:

Fri 2 Mar - Burswood Dome, Perth

Sun 4 Mar - Adelaide Entertainment Centre

Tue 6 & Wed 7 Mar - Brisbane Entertainment Centre

Fri 9 & Sat 10 Mar - Allphones Arena, Sydney

Mon 12, Tue 13 & Wed 14 Mar - Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne

 

Thank you Taylor, and also to your wonderful team who have assisted us so much lately.

 

Websites

 

Taylor Swift official website

www.taylorswift.com

 

Michael Coppel Presents

www.coppel.com.au

 

Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr

www.flickr.com/evarinaldiphotography

 

Eva Rinaldi Photography

www.evarinaldi.com

 

Music News Australia

www.musicnewsaustralia.com

A 1/6th Scale Regent Miniatures Diorama.

 

Regent Miniatures is also featured in 1Sixth.co Magazine and you can get the magazine, ebook/PDF by visiting the 1sixth site or this link: www.blurb.com/b/8449117-1-sixth

 

1sixthworld.com/

& 1sixth.co/

 

Instagram:

www.instagram.com/1sixthworld/

 

Photos by Steve McKinnis of stevemckinnis.com

youtu.be/vUgur4BS6Aw

 

Larnelle Harris in Concert onboard the MS Eurodam.

Watched some recording getting done today

@felipefournier

The Beautiful - 'Parasol'

By Geoff Byrd!

From the album: "Anthology" Strings arranged by 3 time Grammy winner Jimmie Haskell

www.geoffbyrd.com/music-49.html

Lyrics....

Undercurrent pulls her down

And it feels like she could drown underneath

And despite a broken heart

She really feels like it’s her part

 

Parasol

You’re ready to open

Block all the rain from

Falling down on every one of us

You want to protect him

Hold your emotions in

You’re exhausted as you start to fold

 

Years ago you were so bold

Now you’re dropping all those things you used to hold

You’re losing yourself

Leaving all your dreams on the shelf

 

Parasol

You’re ready to open

Block all the rain from

Falling down on every one of us

You want to protect him

Hold your emotions in

You’re exhausted as you start to fold

 

You only remember the good times baby

Never the one’s that made you cry

But where did the rest of your life go baby

You’ve got to wonder why

 

Guitar Solo

 

Parasol

You’re ready to open

Block all the rain from

Falling down on every one of us

You want to protect him

Hold your emotions in

You’re exhausted as you start to fold

You’re the shelter people hold

Parasol out in the cold

 

Geoff Byrd ASCAP Liquid Chrome Music 2010© 2010 Geoff Byrd

Cajun Zydeco with Grammy winner Jo-El Sonnier

Leica M240 90mm Summarit

New Orleans

Maui Sugar Mill Saloon

Feb 2016

Maggie O'Connor, wife of legendary roots musician and Grammy-winner Mark O'Connor, on the road with the O'Connor band at the Pickin' In The Pines festival in Flagstaff, Arizona, September, 2016.

Patti Labelle - 28 Oct 2016

Photo by Doug Seymour

 

Doug Seymour Facebook: www.facebook.com/DougSeymourPhotography/

 

Portrait of Lee "Scratch" Perry for the Reggae Hall of Fame foundation.This poster is donated to raise funds to support the Alpha Boys School in Jamaica.

Created by Charis Tsevis.

 

Logo of the Reggae Hall of Fame by Michael Thompson aka freestylee. The International Reggae Poster Contest and The Reggae Hall of fame are an initiative by Maria Papaefstathiou and Michael Thompson.

 

Best viewed large. Attention: Big file. (9211 x 12189 pixels = 28.4" x 37.6" @ 300 ppi)

Alternately you can zoom in to the high res (112 megapixels) file with Microsoft ZoomIt.

 

Made with custom developed scripts, hacks and lots of love, using my Mac, Studio Artist, the Adobe Creative Suite and good reggae music.

 

See all my Reggae posters.

 

Special thanks to Maria Papaefstathiou and Michael Thompson for the honor and for organizing such a great initiative. 1♡

Yes, you were right - most of you! It's none other than the Upsetter, the Black Ark Captain, genius producer, veteran in the field, King of Bling and Grammy winner (2003) Lee Scratch Perry seen here posing for www.helpjamaica.org

 

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Big ups and nuff thanks to for bringing the Perry experience to ReggaeJam last year. An event I will never forget.

 

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#Black #Ark #Lee #Scratch #Perry #Upsetter #Producer #Dub #Sound #Effects #LoversRock #Reggae #Dancehall #Jamaica #Switzerland #Schweiz #Germany #Bersenbrück #Bob Marley #TheWailers #JuniorByles #JuniorMurvin #TheHeptones #TheCongos #MaxRomeo #Boss #Music #Dance #Enjoy #CNICELY #Photography #GermaicanLady #Much #Love & #Respect

A lively Sunday afternoon - a concert of exotic instrumentals by two of New York's most exciting other world music ensembles

TriBeCaStan and God's Unruly Friends

Sunday, March 6, 2016

3 PM - 6 PM

St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery

131 E 10th St, New York, New York 10003

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Premik, a composer, arranger, producer and an accomplished multi-instrumentalist performs on various flutes, soprano, alto and tenor saxophones, wind synthesizers, and lap steel guitar.

 

Premik has worked with everyone from Carlos Santana, Whitney Houston, Herbie Hancock, John McLaughlin, Ravi Shankar, Narada Michael Walden, Clarence Clemons, Ornette Coleman, Jackson Browne, Jean-Luc Ponty, Lonnie Liston-Smith, Scarlet Riveria, James Taylor, Sting and Lady Gaga, just to name a few. He is equally adept in pop, R&B, jazz, world and experimental genres.

 

Sax solos on #1 Hits -: “How Will I Know” (Whitney Houston) and “Baby, Come To Me” (Regina Belle).

 

Premik's first major recording breakthrough was with John McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra on the album“Visions of the Emerald Beyond.” Premik was a major part of the landmark Carlos Santana album "The Swing of Delight" which featured Herbie Hancock as co-arranger and co-musical director. Also featured were Wayne Shorter, Tony Williams, Ron Carter and several members of the Santana band.

www.premik.com/recordings/discography/

www.premik.com

New music coming soon!

____________

 

YouTube -DEVADIP CARLOS SANTANA ~~ HANNIBAL ~~ 1980

Russel Tubbs, saxo

Devadip Santana, guitar

www.youtube.com/watch?v=lv_jsp_43h0

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Most recent recordings and projects:

 

In 2012 Premik recorded with 2011 Grammy nominee vocalist and composer Chandrika Krishnamurthy Tandon. 'Over 75 musicians came together to record the album in the US and India combining ancient traditional instruments like the rhumba, calypso, ektara, dugdugi and esraj with saxophone, banjo and piano to transcend musical boundaries.'

 

Sound Samples: www.cdbaby.com/cd/chandrikakrishnamurthyta2 Check out "JOG"

 

****

 

Recording projects in 2010-2012 with Grammy award-winning producer and founder of Windham Hill Records Will Ackerman include albums by Fiona Jay Hawkins, Shambhu, Dean Boland, Rebecca Harrold, Ronnda Cadle and Masako.

 

Will Ackerman: ...‘The criteria for who works here go way past simple talent. Imaginary Road is my home and I’m only letting wonderful people into my home. I don’t care how talented you are; if you’re not able to wear your heart on your sleeve don’t bother to turn up. We use Keith Carlock (Sting and Steeley Dan) as a drummer too along with Arron Sterling (John Mayer and Sheryl Crow). Only last year I met Premik Russel Tubbs who plays sax and wind synths for us.

 

‘Premik has become part of the family...'

www.newagemusicworld.com/will-ackerman-interview-new-in-2...

imaginaryroadstudios.com/

 

*****

 

Premik plays on both of these albums

Winners in 2013

10th Annual ZMR Awards

 

Album: Masako

Artist: Masako M. Kumano

Award Category- Best New Artist

Premk with Masako: played wind synth on Secret Path to Point Reyes (track 3)

 

Album: Dreaming of Now Best

Artist: Shambhu

Award Category: Contemporary Instrumental Album

Premik with Shambhu: alto flute on Dreaming of Now (track 4) and wind synth on Jasmine (track 10)

 

www.zonemusicreporter.com/admin/2013award_finalists.asp

 

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Premik recorded with Heidi Breyer and accompanied her at the ZMR Awards 2013, staged in New Orleans.

www.zonemusicreporter.com/admin/performers.asp

ZMR Awards 2013 -Best Instrumental Album – Piano - “Beyond the Turning” - Heidi Breyer - Winterhall Records, produced at Synchrosonic Productions by Grammy winner Corin Nelsen. www.heidibreyer.com/

 

****

New Age / Ambient / World Top 100 Radio Chart

ZoneMusicReporter.com

Top 100 Radio Play - #1 Top Recordings for January 2014

Title: Call of the Mountains - Artist: Masako

www.zonemusicreporter.com/charts/top100.asp

Premik plays wind synth on tracks 4 "Watching the Clouds", & 9 "Purple Indulgence".

 

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Premik, in conjunction with jazz pianist Uli Geissendoerfer heads Bangalore Breakdown, an exciting, world music ensemble. They released their first CD, titled Diary, in 2008. In the words of noted Jazz author Bill Milkowski: Is it world music? Is it jazz? Is it some kind of new uncategorizable fusion that hasn’t yet been labeled?

Sound samples here: www.bangalorebreakdown.com/music.html

 

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Premik and Uli Geissendoerfer released their own collaborative duo CD titled Passport to 'Happyness' (yes, happiness with a 'y'') www.ulimusic.com

 

www.flickr.com/photos/42514297@N04/15543396956/in/set-721...

 

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Premik will soon be featured in Carman Moore's Cd “Concerto for Ornette” in which Premik will play the orchestral solo saxophone part. Premik is also the featured saxophonist with SKYBAND on its recording of Carman Moore’s “DON AND BEA IN LOVE,” a fantasy concept album roughly about the intense Renaissance love between Dante and Beatrice which, in part, takes place in outer space! Carman Moore is a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship winner. www.carmanmoore.com

 

****

 

Premik’s ‘Journey To Light Ensemble’

Sound is East/West, jazz., a journey....

With Premik Russell Tubbs (saxpohones, flutes, lap steel, wind synth),

www.premik.com

Dave Phelps (guitar),

www.davidphelpsguitar.com/

Leigh Stuart (cello),

leighstuart.com/about/

Nathan Peck (upright & electric bass),

www.alexskolnick.com/biography-nathan-peck/

Todd Isler (drums, percussion)

toddisler.com/

Naren Budakar (tabla)

www.sooryadance.com/html/Milan/naren.htm

Watch for a Journey To Light Ensemble album to be released in 2014

 

YouTube JTLE

www.youtube.com/watch?list=UU3hE8wtW3VeyOU17sQd2GQQ&v...

 

****

 

TriBeCaStan

Premik (saxophones, flutes, lap steel, wind synth)

tribecastan.tv/

 

"Coal Again"

www.flickr.com/photos/42514297@N04/15447303643/

Goddess Polka Dottess

tribecastan.tv/about/

 

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Premik has performed in Rock for the Rainforest, a biennial benefit concert held by the Rainforest Foundation Fund and Rainforest Foundation US, hosted by the organizations' founders Sting and his wife Trudie Styler in 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014.

25th Anniversary of the Rainforest Fund Benefit Concert

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Carnegie Hall

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

7 PM

www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2014/4/17/0700/PM/25th-Anni...

 

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Premik solo in SINGING THE OCEANS ALIVE CONCERT with the ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Fairfield Hall concert LONDON, ENGLAND APRIL 25, 2014

 

Watch/Listen

YouTubes

 

Premik solo with the London Royal Philharmonic performing "Apla Kathar."

The main melody was composed by Sri Chinmoy & orchestrated by Vapushtara Matthijs Jongepier.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbhReDbyIOY

 

High praise from Craig Pruess:

"The piece was excellent, thrilling even, very well orchestrated, and your playing was note perfect. An honor to work with you, my man." –Craig Pruess Composer, Musician, Arranger, and a Gold & Platinum Record Producer

www.heaven-on-earth-music.co.uk/

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=4euUuBNUzco

Song of the Ocean by Kristin Hoffmann

All performers of the evening take the stage with the London Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

 

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Premik will guest and record with the Five Toe Dragon

 

Premik Russell Tubbs with the Five Toed Dragon @ the BeanRunner Cafe 04/18/2014

 

YouTubes 4-18-2014

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=spkxaVteX08 Set 2 0f 2

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSI-ZwekM-Y Set 1 of 2

 

The sound of the Five Toed Dragon can be described as electro-acoustic featuring a distinctly original blend of styles from jazz, classical and ethnic music.

 

J. ERIC JOHNSON

F. CARTER HOODLESS

BRIAN LEE

Regular guest artists will include Charles Burnham/violin and Premik Russell Tubbs/ saxophones, fultes, wind synth

 

All are long time members Carman Moore ’s the Incredible Skyband and/or Skymusic Ensemble.

Carman Moore is a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship winner.

www.carmanmoore.com

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BeanRunner Cafe

www.beanrunnercafe.com

A wonderful venue!

Owners Ted and Drew are true champions of the arts.

 

****

 

Premik Russell Tubbs | The Music of Karl Jenkins | Carnegie Hall

MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY

Monday, January 19, 2015

Premik Russell Tubbs played "bansuri & ethnic flutes" in this concert. (Bansuri is an Indian bamboo flute).

 

nyconcertreview.com/reviews/distinguished-concerts-intern...

Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) presents The Music of Karl Jenkins in Review

 

www.karljenkins.com/

 

***

 

Maui Sugar Mill Saloon

Los Angeles, California

 

Feb 2016

Maui Sugar Mill Saloon

Feb 2016

Lorde performs on September 28, 2013 at Showbox at the Market during the Decibel Festival in Seattle, Washington

Taylor Swift Speak Now Tour Hots Sydney, Australia

  

You might have heard that Taylor Swift was spotted taking in the view of Sydney yesterday, including even catching a harbour cruise with her friends and family.

 

Taylor is currently on tour in Australia, and has been hard to spot as she's been doing the rounds.

 

The Aussie press spotted her boarding a boat in Sydney Harbour for an evening cruise.

 

Taylor's first Sydney took place tonight at a jam packed Allphones Arena.

 

The costumes and set were amazing, as a largely teenage girl audience of 14,000 or so cheered and screamed to their teen idol.

 

Taylor seemed to love playing to the full Allphones Arena, playing five different guitars, two banjos, the piano and a ukele. We also counted at least four different costume changes.

 

The country music icon is known for writing "13" on her hand before each show because it's her lucky number. Dozens of '13' signs were in the crowd, and some young ladies wrote it on their bodies also.

 

Taylor told the press "I was born on the 13th. My first album went gold in 13 weeks. My first No.1 song had a 13-second intro and every time I've won an award I've been seated in either the 13th seat, the 13th row, the 13th section or row M, which is the 13th letter," she has previously said.

 

We wish Taylor well on her amazing career to date and hope she enjoys the rest of her tour and stay in Australia.

 

Promo

 

Presented by: MICHAEL COPPEL, CMC & [V] HITS and SPONSORED BY COVERGIRL, JOHN SANDS & WONDERSTRUCK

 

Taylor Swift to bring blockbuster 'Speak Now' world tour to Australia in 2012

 

With Special Guests: Hot Chelle Rae

 

Taylor Swift, who is currently headlining sold-out stadiums and arenas on the North American leg of her blockbuster TAYLOR SWIFT SPEAK NOW WORLD TOUR 2011 has announced that in response to strong fan demand she will extend the tour into 2012 with capital city dates around Australia.

 

The four-time GRAMMY winner's SPEAK NOW performance is a two-hour theatrical presentation, reminiscent of a Broadway experience. The show features elaborate costumes, dancers, aerialists, changing sets, and innovative choreography and instrumentation showcased on a multi-level stage.

 

Taylor plays five different guitars in the show, plus two banjos, the ukulele and the piano, and changes costumes nine times over the course of the evening. During the concert she moves right around the venue, using different stages, thereby giving every audience member a great seat.

 

Taylor's Speak Now tour has earned high praise from top critics around the world: "One of the genre's most ambitious acts has created one of the genre's most ambitious tours. Broadway-inspired…the two-hour production was an overwhelming experience." - Billboard

 

Taylor's 2011 Tour includes 98 shows in 17 countries spanning three continents, and her Speak Now album is the #1-selling album in all genres of music over the past twelve months.

 

TOUR DATES*:

Fri 2 Mar - Burswood Dome, Perth

Sun 4 Mar - Adelaide Entertainment Centre

Tue 6 & Wed 7 Mar - Brisbane Entertainment Centre

Fri 9 & Sat 10 Mar - Allphones Arena, Sydney

Mon 12, Tue 13 & Wed 14 Mar - Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne

 

Thank you Taylor, and also to your wonderful team who have assisted us so much lately.

 

Websites

 

Taylor Swift official website

www.taylorswift.com

 

Michael Coppel Presents

www.coppel.com.au

 

Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr

www.flickr.com/evarinaldiphotography

 

Eva Rinaldi Photography

www.evarinaldi.com

 

Music News Australia

www.musicnewsaustralia.com

Taylor Swift Speak Now Tour Hots Sydney, Australia

  

You might have heard that Taylor Swift was spotted taking in the view of Sydney yesterday, including even catching a harbour cruise with her friends and family.

 

Taylor is currently on tour in Australia, and has been hard to spot as she's been doing the rounds.

 

The Aussie press spotted her boarding a boat in Sydney Harbour for an evening cruise.

 

Taylor's first Sydney took place tonight at a jam packed Allphones Arena.

 

The costumes and set were amazing, as a largely teenage girl audience of 14,000 or so cheered and screamed to their teen idol.

 

Taylor seemed to love playing to the full Allphones Arena, playing five different guitars, two banjos, the piano and a ukele. We also counted at least four different costume changes.

 

The country music icon is known for writing "13" on her hand before each show because it's her lucky number. Dozens of '13' signs were in the crowd, and some young ladies wrote it on their bodies also.

 

Taylor told the press "I was born on the 13th. My first album went gold in 13 weeks. My first No.1 song had a 13-second intro and every time I've won an award I've been seated in either the 13th seat, the 13th row, the 13th section or row M, which is the 13th letter," she has previously said.

 

We wish Taylor well on her amazing career to date and hope she enjoys the rest of her tour and stay in Australia.

 

Promo

 

Presented by: MICHAEL COPPEL, CMC & [V] HITS and SPONSORED BY COVERGIRL, JOHN SANDS & WONDERSTRUCK

 

Taylor Swift to bring blockbuster 'Speak Now' world tour to Australia in 2012

 

With Special Guests: Hot Chelle Rae

 

Taylor Swift, who is currently headlining sold-out stadiums and arenas on the North American leg of her blockbuster TAYLOR SWIFT SPEAK NOW WORLD TOUR 2011 has announced that in response to strong fan demand she will extend the tour into 2012 with capital city dates around Australia.

 

The four-time GRAMMY winner's SPEAK NOW performance is a two-hour theatrical presentation, reminiscent of a Broadway experience. The show features elaborate costumes, dancers, aerialists, changing sets, and innovative choreography and instrumentation showcased on a multi-level stage.

 

Taylor plays five different guitars in the show, plus two banjos, the ukulele and the piano, and changes costumes nine times over the course of the evening. During the concert she moves right around the venue, using different stages, thereby giving every audience member a great seat.

 

Taylor's Speak Now tour has earned high praise from top critics around the world: "One of the genre's most ambitious acts has created one of the genre's most ambitious tours. Broadway-inspired…the two-hour production was an overwhelming experience." - Billboard

 

Taylor's 2011 Tour includes 98 shows in 17 countries spanning three continents, and her Speak Now album is the #1-selling album in all genres of music over the past twelve months.

 

TOUR DATES*:

Fri 2 Mar - Burswood Dome, Perth

Sun 4 Mar - Adelaide Entertainment Centre

Tue 6 & Wed 7 Mar - Brisbane Entertainment Centre

Fri 9 & Sat 10 Mar - Allphones Arena, Sydney

Mon 12, Tue 13 & Wed 14 Mar - Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne

 

Thank you Taylor, and also to your wonderful team who have assisted us so much lately.

 

Websites

 

Taylor Swift official website

www.taylorswift.com

 

Michael Coppel Presents

www.coppel.com.au

 

Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr

www.flickr.com/evarinaldiphotography

 

Eva Rinaldi Photography

www.evarinaldi.com

 

Music News Australia

www.musicnewsaustralia.com

Yes, the type skipped a beat here...;)

 

As some of you might know, I recently returned from a very fruitful journey to India where I had the honor of playing 6 concerts with a number of fantastic artists. And luckily, 3 of those brilliant artists will be joining me THIS Friday at my favorite Westchester venue, the Bean Runner Cafe in Peekskill! Shakir Kalavant (sitar), Imran Khan Kalavant (tabla) & Azam Kalavant (tabla) are part of a musical lineage spanning many generations, and are currently guided by their Guru-ji, Ustad Kadar Khan.

And comprising the American contingent (go team!) we’ll have:

JohnmAmbrosini - piano

David Phelps - guitar

Dan Asher - bass

Patrick Carmichael - drums

And Yours Truly on whatever wind instruments will fit in the car that night smile emoticon

So for a mere $10 cover, you’ll be hearing 2 wonderful ensembles from 2 sides of the planet (I would call this a no-brainer!) Then at the end of the night, we’ll be merging both groups into one for a full-on raga-meets-jazz-meets….Oh right, West greets East!

So please join us….your musical palate will be glad you did :)

Best from Premik Russell Tubbs

beanrunnercafe.com/beanrunnermusic.html

www.premik.com

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Premik, a composer, arranger, producer and an accomplished multi-instrumentalist performs on various flutes, soprano, alto and tenor saxophones, wind synthesizers, and lap steel guitar.

 

Premik has worked with everyone from Carlos Santana, Whitney Houston, Herbie Hancock, John McLaughlin, Ravi Shankar, Narada Michael Walden, Clarence Clemons, Ornette Coleman, Jackson Browne, Jean-Luc Ponty, Lonnie Liston-Smith, Scarlet Riveria, James Taylor, Sting and Lady Gaga, just to name a few. He is equally adept in pop, R&B, jazz, world and experimental genres.

 

Sax solos on #1 Hits -: “How Will I Know” (Whitney Houston) and “Baby, Come To Me” (Regina Belle).

 

Premik's first major recording breakthrough was with John McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra on the album“Visions of the Emerald Beyond.” Premik was a major part of the landmark Carlos Santana album "The Swing of Delight" which featured Herbie Hancock as co-arranger and co-musical director. Also featured were Wayne Shorter, Tony Williams, Ron Carter and several members of the Santana band.

www.premik.com/recordings/discography/

www.premik.com

New music coming soon!

____________

 

YouTube -DEVADIP CARLOS SANTANA ~~ HANNIBAL ~~ 1980

Russel Tubbs, saxo

Devadip Santana, guitar

www.youtube.com/watch?v=lv_jsp_43h0

____________

 

Most recent recordings and projects:

 

In 2012 Premik recorded with 2011 Grammy nominee vocalist and composer Chandrika Krishnamurthy Tandon. 'Over 75 musicians came together to record the album in the US and India combining ancient traditional instruments like the rhumba, calypso, ektara, dugdugi and esraj with saxophone, banjo and piano to transcend musical boundaries.'

 

Sound Samples: www.cdbaby.com/cd/chandrikakrishnamurthyta2 Check out "JOG"

 

****

 

Recording projects in 2010-2012 with Grammy award-winning producer and founder of Windham Hill Records Will Ackerman include albums by Fiona Jay Hawkins, Shambhu, Dean Boland, Rebecca Harrold, Ronnda Cadle and Masako.

 

Will Ackerman: ...‘The criteria for who works here go way past simple talent. Imaginary Road is my home and I’m only letting wonderful people into my home. I don’t care how talented you are; if you’re not able to wear your heart on your sleeve don’t bother to turn up. We use Keith Carlock (Sting and Steeley Dan) as a drummer too along with Arron Sterling (John Mayer and Sheryl Crow). Only last year I met Premik Russel Tubbs who plays sax and wind synths for us.

 

‘Premik has become part of the family...'

www.newagemusicworld.com/will-ackerman-interview-new-in-2...

imaginaryroadstudios.com/

 

*****

 

Premik plays on both of these albums

Winners in 2013

10th Annual ZMR Awards

 

Album: Masako

Artist: Masako M. Kumano

Award Category- Best New Artist

Premk with Masako: played wind synth on Secret Path to Point Reyes (track 3)

 

Album: Dreaming of Now Best

Artist: Shambhu

Award Category: Contemporary Instrumental Album

Premik with Shambhu: alto flute on Dreaming of Now (track 4) and wind synth on Jasmine (track 10)

 

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Premik recorded with Heidi Breyer and accompanied her at the ZMR Awards 2013, staged in New Orleans.

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ZMR Awards 2013 -Best Instrumental Album – Piano - “Beyond the Turning” - Heidi Breyer - Winterhall Records, produced at Synchrosonic Productions by Grammy winner Corin Nelsen. www.heidibreyer.com/

 

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New Age / Ambient / World Top 100 Radio Chart

ZoneMusicReporter.com

Top 100 Radio Play - #1 Top Recordings for January 2014

Title: Call of the Mountains - Artist: Masako

www.zonemusicreporter.com/charts/top100.asp

Premik plays wind synth on tracks 4 "Watching the Clouds", & 9 "Purple Indulgence".

 

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Premik, in conjunction with jazz pianist Uli Geissendoerfer heads Bangalore Breakdown, an exciting, world music ensemble. They released their first CD, titled Diary, in 2008. In the words of noted Jazz author Bill Milkowski: Is it world music? Is it jazz? Is it some kind of new uncategorizable fusion that hasn’t yet been labeled?

Sound samples here: www.bangalorebreakdown.com/music.html

 

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Premik and Uli Geissendoerfer released their own collaborative duo CD titled Passport to 'Happyness' (yes, happiness with a 'y'') www.ulimusic.com

 

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Premik will soon be featured in Carman Moore's Cd “Concerto for Ornette” in which Premik will play the orchestral solo saxophone part. Premik is also the featured saxophonist with SKYBAND on its recording of Carman Moore’s “DON AND BEA IN LOVE,” a fantasy concept album roughly about the intense Renaissance love between Dante and Beatrice which, in part, takes place in outer space! Carman Moore is a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship winner. www.carmanmoore.com

 

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Premik’s ‘Journey To Light Ensemble’

Sound is East/West, jazz., a journey....

With Premik Russell Tubbs (saxpohones, flutes, lap steel, wind synth),

www.premik.com

Dave Phelps (guitar),

www.davidphelpsguitar.com/

Leigh Stuart (cello),

leighstuart.com/about/

Nathan Peck (upright & electric bass),

www.alexskolnick.com/biography-nathan-peck/

Todd Isler (drums, percussion)

toddisler.com/

Naren Budakar (tabla)

www.sooryadance.com/html/Milan/naren.htm

Watch for a Journey To Light Ensemble album to be released in 2014

 

YouTube JTLE

www.youtube.com/watch?list=UU3hE8wtW3VeyOU17sQd2GQQ&v...

 

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TriBeCaStan

Premik (saxophones, flutes, lap steel, wind synth)

tribecastan.tv/

 

"Coal Again"

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Goddess Polka Dottess

tribecastan.tv/about/

 

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Premik has performed in Rock for the Rainforest, a biennial benefit concert held by the Rainforest Foundation Fund and Rainforest Foundation US, hosted by the organizations' founders Sting and his wife Trudie Styler in 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014.

25th Anniversary of the Rainforest Fund Benefit Concert

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Carnegie Hall

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

7 PM

www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2014/4/17/0700/PM/25th-Anni...

 

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Premik solo in SINGING THE OCEANS ALIVE CONCERT with the ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Fairfield Hall concert LONDON, ENGLAND APRIL 25, 2014

 

Watch/Listen

YouTubes

 

Premik solo with the London Royal Philharmonic performing "Apla Kathar."

The main melody was composed by Sri Chinmoy & orchestrated by Vapushtara Matthijs Jongepier.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbhReDbyIOY

 

High praise from Craig Pruess:

"The piece was excellent, thrilling even, very well orchestrated, and your playing was note perfect. An honor to work with you, my man." –Craig Pruess Composer, Musician, Arranger, and a Gold & Platinum Record Producer

www.heaven-on-earth-music.co.uk/

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=4euUuBNUzco

Song of the Ocean by Kristin Hoffmann

All performers of the evening take the stage with the London Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

 

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Premik will guest and record with the Five Toe Dragon

 

Premik Russell Tubbs with the Five Toed Dragon @ the BeanRunner Cafe 04/18/2014

 

YouTubes 4-18-2014

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=spkxaVteX08 Set 2 0f 2

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSI-ZwekM-Y Set 1 of 2

 

The sound of the Five Toed Dragon can be described as electro-acoustic featuring a distinctly original blend of styles from jazz, classical and ethnic music.

 

J. ERIC JOHNSON

F. CARTER HOODLESS

BRIAN LEE

Regular guest artists will include Charles Burnham/violin and Premik Russell Tubbs/ saxophones, fultes, wind synth

 

All are long time members Carman Moore ’s the Incredible Skyband and/or Skymusic Ensemble.

Carman Moore is a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship winner.

www.carmanmoore.com

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BeanRunner Cafe

www.beanrunnercafe.com

A wonderful venue!

Owners Ted and Drew are true champions of the arts.

 

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Premik Russell Tubbs | The Music of Karl Jenkins | Carnegie Hall

MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY

Monday, January 19, 2015

Premik Russell Tubbs played "bansuri & ethnic flutes" in this concert. (Bansuri is an Indian bamboo flute).

 

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Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) presents The Music of Karl Jenkins in Review

 

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Taylor Swift Speak Now Tour Hots Sydney, Australia

  

You might have heard that Taylor Swift was spotted taking in the view of Sydney yesterday, including even catching a harbour cruise with her friends and family.

 

Taylor is currently on tour in Australia, and has been hard to spot as she's been doing the rounds.

 

The Aussie press spotted her boarding a boat in Sydney Harbour for an evening cruise.

 

Taylor's first Sydney took place tonight at a jam packed Allphones Arena.

 

The costumes and set were amazing, as a largely teenage girl audience of 14,000 or so cheered and screamed to their teen idol.

 

Taylor seemed to love playing to the full Allphones Arena, playing five different guitars, two banjos, the piano and a ukele. We also counted at least four different costume changes.

 

The country music icon is known for writing "13" on her hand before each show because it's her lucky number. Dozens of '13' signs were in the crowd, and some young ladies wrote it on their bodies also.

 

Taylor told the press "I was born on the 13th. My first album went gold in 13 weeks. My first No.1 song had a 13-second intro and every time I've won an award I've been seated in either the 13th seat, the 13th row, the 13th section or row M, which is the 13th letter," she has previously said.

 

We wish Taylor well on her amazing career to date and hope she enjoys the rest of her tour and stay in Australia.

 

Promo

 

Presented by: MICHAEL COPPEL, CMC & [V] HITS and SPONSORED BY COVERGIRL, JOHN SANDS & WONDERSTRUCK

 

Taylor Swift to bring blockbuster 'Speak Now' world tour to Australia in 2012

 

With Special Guests: Hot Chelle Rae

 

Taylor Swift, who is currently headlining sold-out stadiums and arenas on the North American leg of her blockbuster TAYLOR SWIFT SPEAK NOW WORLD TOUR 2011 has announced that in response to strong fan demand she will extend the tour into 2012 with capital city dates around Australia.

 

The four-time GRAMMY winner's SPEAK NOW performance is a two-hour theatrical presentation, reminiscent of a Broadway experience. The show features elaborate costumes, dancers, aerialists, changing sets, and innovative choreography and instrumentation showcased on a multi-level stage.

 

Taylor plays five different guitars in the show, plus two banjos, the ukulele and the piano, and changes costumes nine times over the course of the evening. During the concert she moves right around the venue, using different stages, thereby giving every audience member a great seat.

 

Taylor's Speak Now tour has earned high praise from top critics around the world: "One of the genre's most ambitious acts has created one of the genre's most ambitious tours. Broadway-inspired…the two-hour production was an overwhelming experience." - Billboard

 

Taylor's 2011 Tour includes 98 shows in 17 countries spanning three continents, and her Speak Now album is the #1-selling album in all genres of music over the past twelve months.

 

TOUR DATES*:

Fri 2 Mar - Burswood Dome, Perth

Sun 4 Mar - Adelaide Entertainment Centre

Tue 6 & Wed 7 Mar - Brisbane Entertainment Centre

Fri 9 & Sat 10 Mar - Allphones Arena, Sydney

Mon 12, Tue 13 & Wed 14 Mar - Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne

 

Thank you Taylor, and also to your wonderful team who have assisted us so much lately.

 

Websites

 

Taylor Swift official website

www.taylorswift.com

 

Michael Coppel Presents

www.coppel.com.au

 

Eva Rinaldi Photography Flickr

www.flickr.com/evarinaldiphotography

 

Eva Rinaldi Photography

www.evarinaldi.com

 

Music News Australia

www.musicnewsaustralia.com

RISING ROOTS PHENOM ‘SAMANTHA FISH’ UNVEILS “KILL OR BE KIND”

Rounder Records Debut Slated for Worldwide Release on August 30, 2019

 

Single "Watch It Die" and "Love Letters" Available Now

 

UK & European began in Newcastle on Tuesday May 7th

 

Listen on Demand to Samantha’s Live Performance on BBC Radio 2's

The Blues Show with Cerys Matthews on May 6

on BBC iPlayer

  

Genre-bending guitarist, singer, and songwriter Samantha Fish will release Kill Or Be Kind on August 30, 2019. A two-song single from the album featuring "Watch It Die" and "Love Letters" was released today.

 

"Watch It Die" reveals Fish's prodigious gifts as a commanding vocalist and her sublime guitar technique, while the smouldering "Love Letters," is a fiery lament about love gone wrong that slowly builds to a searing bridge and solo.

 

Listen to, and download the new single from rounder.lnk.to/SFWatchLetters

  

Fish's incendiary live performances have been mesmerizing audiences all over the globe. Now, with Kill Or Be Kind, Fish is poised for a major breakthrough. The edgy roots music album was recorded at Royal Studios in Memphis and produced by three-time Grammy winner Scott Billington and mixed by two-time Grammy winner Steve Reynolds. Boasting 11 original songs ranging from the electric cigar box stomp of "Bulletproof" to the sweet Memphis R&B of "Trying Not To Fall in Love With You," the album is sure to establish Fish as a potent force in roots music.

 

The Kansas City-born-and-bred musician flirts with tradition but pushes genre boundaries to create a sound that's distinctly her own: "She Don't Live Here Anymore," co-written by Parker Millsap, features a Memphis soul underpinning with a sustained vibrato guitar sound that edges toward country. "Love Your Lies" persuasively straddles punk, rockabilly, and soul; while "You Got It Bad (Better Than You Ever Had)" is a classic blues rocker, thick with layered guitars and a cigar box solo. She shows off her range with the sweetly wistful "Dream Girl" and the cathartic, blues-saturated "Farewell My Fair Weather."

 

On May 6, Samantha kicked off her tour of UK and Europe with a live performance and interview on BBC Radio 2's highly-rated and influential The Blues Show with Cerys Matthews.

 

If you missed it, you can now listen to it on demand via BBC iPlayer via this link - www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b25mg0/episodes/player

  

In June, she will start a tour of the US that includes stops at the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, San Francisco's Fillmore, and the Troubadour in West Hollywood. More dates will be announced in the coming weeks.

 

Love Letters

Samantha Fish / Jim McCormick

 

Samantha Fish, vocals and guitars

Austin Clements, bass

Rick Steff, Rhodes and Hammond B3 organ

Doug Belote drums

Jim Spake, tenor and baritone saxophones

Tom Clary, trumpet

 

Watch It Die

Samantha Fish / Patrick Sweany

 

Samantha Fish, vocals and guitars

Austin Clements, bass

Rick Steff, Hammond B3 organ

Andriu Yanovski, Moog synthesizer

Doug Belote drums

Jim Spake, tenor and baritone saxophones

Tom Clary, trumpet

Anjelika "Jelly" Joseph and Kayla Jasmine, backing vocals

 

UK And European Tour Dates:

Tickets – www.samanthafish.com

  

5/07/19 Sage 2 Gateshead

5/08/19 Milton Keynes The Stables

5/09/19 Edinburgh Voodoo Rooms (Sold Out)

5/10/19 Glasgow Òran Mór (Sold Out)

5/11/19 Birmingham O2 Academy Birmingham

5/12/19 Bristol Thekla (Sold Out)

5/13/19 Cambridge Cambridge Junction

5/14/19 Manchester Band on the Wall (Sold Out)

5/16/19 London The Garage

5/17/19 Brighton The Haunt

5/18/19 Oxford O2 Academy

5/19/19 Southampton The Brook

5/21/19 Paris Le Flow

5/22/19 Brussels AB Club

5/23/19 Amsterdam Q Factory

5/24/19 Hamburg Fabrik

5/25/19 Dortmund Piano

5/26/19 Nurnberg Hirsch

5/27/19 Munich Strom

5/28/19 Zurich Kaufleutenv

5/30/19 Milan Legend Club

 

I'm looking after the Tour Management for this run of dates, so if anyone is thinking of coming to any of these shows, come and say hello at the Merch Table after the show.

RISING ROOTS PHENOM ‘SAMANTHA FISH’ UNVEILS “KILL OR BE KIND”

Rounder Records Debut Slated for Worldwide Release on August 30, 2019

 

Single "Watch It Die" and "Love Letters" Available Now

 

UK & European began in Newcastle on Tuesday May 7th

 

Listen on Demand to Samantha’s Live Performance on BBC Radio 2's

The Blues Show with Cerys Matthews on May 6

on BBC iPlayer

  

Genre-bending guitarist, singer, and songwriter Samantha Fish will release Kill Or Be Kind on August 30, 2019. A two-song single from the album featuring "Watch It Die" and "Love Letters" was released today.

 

"Watch It Die" reveals Fish's prodigious gifts as a commanding vocalist and her sublime guitar technique, while the smouldering "Love Letters," is a fiery lament about love gone wrong that slowly builds to a searing bridge and solo.

 

Listen to, and download the new single from rounder.lnk.to/SFWatchLetters

  

Fish's incendiary live performances have been mesmerizing audiences all over the globe. Now, with Kill Or Be Kind, Fish is poised for a major breakthrough. The edgy roots music album was recorded at Royal Studios in Memphis and produced by three-time Grammy winner Scott Billington and mixed by two-time Grammy winner Steve Reynolds. Boasting 11 original songs ranging from the electric cigar box stomp of "Bulletproof" to the sweet Memphis R&B of "Trying Not To Fall in Love With You," the album is sure to establish Fish as a potent force in roots music.

 

The Kansas City-born-and-bred musician flirts with tradition but pushes genre boundaries to create a sound that's distinctly her own: "She Don't Live Here Anymore," co-written by Parker Millsap, features a Memphis soul underpinning with a sustained vibrato guitar sound that edges toward country. "Love Your Lies" persuasively straddles punk, rockabilly, and soul; while "You Got It Bad (Better Than You Ever Had)" is a classic blues rocker, thick with layered guitars and a cigar box solo. She shows off her range with the sweetly wistful "Dream Girl" and the cathartic, blues-saturated "Farewell My Fair Weather."

 

On May 6, Samantha kicked off her tour of UK and Europe with a live performance and interview on BBC Radio 2's highly-rated and influential The Blues Show with Cerys Matthews.

 

If you missed it, you can now listen to it on demand via BBC iPlayer via this link - www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b25mg0/episodes/player

  

In June, she will start a tour of the US that includes stops at the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, San Francisco's Fillmore, and the Troubadour in West Hollywood. More dates will be announced in the coming weeks.

 

Love Letters

Samantha Fish / Jim McCormick

 

Samantha Fish, vocals and guitars

Austin Clements, bass

Rick Steff, Rhodes and Hammond B3 organ

Doug Belote drums

Jim Spake, tenor and baritone saxophones

Tom Clary, trumpet

 

Watch It Die

Samantha Fish / Patrick Sweany

 

Samantha Fish, vocals and guitars

Austin Clements, bass

Rick Steff, Hammond B3 organ

Andriu Yanovski, Moog synthesizer

Doug Belote drums

Jim Spake, tenor and baritone saxophones

Tom Clary, trumpet

Anjelika "Jelly" Joseph and Kayla Jasmine, backing vocals

 

UK And European Tour Dates:

Tickets – www.samanthafish.com

  

5/07/19 Sage 2 Gateshead

5/08/19 Milton Keynes The Stables

5/09/19 Edinburgh Voodoo Rooms (Sold Out)

5/10/19 Glasgow Òran Mór (Sold Out)

5/11/19 Birmingham O2 Academy Birmingham

5/12/19 Bristol Thekla (Sold Out)

5/13/19 Cambridge Cambridge Junction

5/14/19 Manchester Band on the Wall (Sold Out)

5/16/19 London The Garage

5/17/19 Brighton The Haunt

5/18/19 Oxford O2 Academy

5/19/19 Southampton The Brook

5/21/19 Paris Le Flow

5/22/19 Brussels AB Club

5/23/19 Amsterdam Q Factory

5/24/19 Hamburg Fabrik

5/25/19 Dortmund Piano

5/26/19 Nurnberg Hirsch

5/27/19 Munich Strom

5/28/19 Zurich Kaufleutenv

5/30/19 Milan Legend Club

 

I'm looking after the Tour Management for this run of dates, so if anyone is thinking of coming to any of these shows, come and say hello at the Merch Table after the show.

RISING ROOTS PHENOM ‘SAMANTHA FISH’ UNVEILS “KILL OR BE KIND”

Rounder Records Debut Slated for Worldwide Release on August 30, 2019

 

Single "Watch It Die" and "Love Letters" Available Now

 

UK & European began in Newcastle on Tuesday May 7th

 

Listen on Demand to Samantha’s Live Performance on BBC Radio 2's

The Blues Show with Cerys Matthews on May 6

on BBC iPlayer

  

Genre-bending guitarist, singer, and songwriter Samantha Fish will release Kill Or Be Kind on August 30, 2019. A two-song single from the album featuring "Watch It Die" and "Love Letters" was released today.

 

"Watch It Die" reveals Fish's prodigious gifts as a commanding vocalist and her sublime guitar technique, while the smouldering "Love Letters," is a fiery lament about love gone wrong that slowly builds to a searing bridge and solo.

 

Listen to, and download the new single from rounder.lnk.to/SFWatchLetters

  

Fish's incendiary live performances have been mesmerizing audiences all over the globe. Now, with Kill Or Be Kind, Fish is poised for a major breakthrough. The edgy roots music album was recorded at Royal Studios in Memphis and produced by three-time Grammy winner Scott Billington and mixed by two-time Grammy winner Steve Reynolds. Boasting 11 original songs ranging from the electric cigar box stomp of "Bulletproof" to the sweet Memphis R&B of "Trying Not To Fall in Love With You," the album is sure to establish Fish as a potent force in roots music.

 

The Kansas City-born-and-bred musician flirts with tradition but pushes genre boundaries to create a sound that's distinctly her own: "She Don't Live Here Anymore," co-written by Parker Millsap, features a Memphis soul underpinning with a sustained vibrato guitar sound that edges toward country. "Love Your Lies" persuasively straddles punk, rockabilly, and soul; while "You Got It Bad (Better Than You Ever Had)" is a classic blues rocker, thick with layered guitars and a cigar box solo. She shows off her range with the sweetly wistful "Dream Girl" and the cathartic, blues-saturated "Farewell My Fair Weather."

 

On May 6, Samantha kicked off her tour of UK and Europe with a live performance and interview on BBC Radio 2's highly-rated and influential The Blues Show with Cerys Matthews.

 

If you missed it, you can now listen to it on demand via BBC iPlayer via this link - www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b25mg0/episodes/player

  

In June, she will start a tour of the US that includes stops at the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, San Francisco's Fillmore, and the Troubadour in West Hollywood. More dates will be announced in the coming weeks.

 

Love Letters

Samantha Fish / Jim McCormick

 

Samantha Fish, vocals and guitars

Austin Clements, bass

Rick Steff, Rhodes and Hammond B3 organ

Doug Belote drums

Jim Spake, tenor and baritone saxophones

Tom Clary, trumpet

 

Watch It Die

Samantha Fish / Patrick Sweany

 

Samantha Fish, vocals and guitars

Austin Clements, bass

Rick Steff, Hammond B3 organ

Andriu Yanovski, Moog synthesizer

Doug Belote drums

Jim Spake, tenor and baritone saxophones

Tom Clary, trumpet

Anjelika "Jelly" Joseph and Kayla Jasmine, backing vocals

 

UK And European Tour Dates:

Tickets – www.samanthafish.com

  

5/07/19 Sage 2 Gateshead

5/08/19 Milton Keynes The Stables

5/09/19 Edinburgh Voodoo Rooms (Sold Out)

5/10/19 Glasgow Òran Mór (Sold Out)

5/11/19 Birmingham O2 Academy Birmingham

5/12/19 Bristol Thekla (Sold Out)

5/13/19 Cambridge Cambridge Junction

5/14/19 Manchester Band on the Wall (Sold Out)

5/16/19 London The Garage

5/17/19 Brighton The Haunt

5/18/19 Oxford O2 Academy

5/19/19 Southampton The Brook

5/21/19 Paris Le Flow

5/22/19 Brussels AB Club

5/23/19 Amsterdam Q Factory

5/24/19 Hamburg Fabrik

5/25/19 Dortmund Piano

5/26/19 Nurnberg Hirsch

5/27/19 Munich Strom

5/28/19 Zurich Kaufleutenv

5/30/19 Milan Legend Club

 

I'm looking after the Tour Management for this run of dates, so if anyone is thinking of coming to any of these shows, come and say hello at the Merch Table after the show.

bluesmen, guitar roy & grammy winner bob stroger hanging after the show.

BOB --- www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHcNiYFaiIw

 

GUITAR ROY www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gAc_fI45wc

Grammy winner, Bruno Mars, celebrates his concert after party w a special performance at TAO Nightclub, Las Vegas, NV, June 16, 2011 © Al Powers, PowersImagery.com / RETNA ltd

Photographer: Fred H. Politinsky

Subject: Jazz Greats

 

"God could not have imagined the power of music."

--- Ivan Lin

 

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GOOGLE at NPR JAZZ PHOTOGRAPHY POOL - FLICKRIVER (Look for photographs by Bebop18.)

 

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Pat Metheny is an American jazz guitarist and composer.

One of the most successful and critically acclaimed jazz musicians to come to prominence in the 1970s and '80s, he is the leader of the Pat Metheny Group and is also involved in duets, solo works and other side projects. His style incorporates elements of progressive and contemporary jazz, post-bop, latin jazz and jazz fusion. Pat Metheny has three gold albums and 17 Grammy Awards. He is the brother of jazz flugelhornist and journalist Mike Metheny.

“He created a unique blend of music which carried his hometown, New Orleans, at its heart, as it was always in his heart,” family says of Grammy-winning musician born Malcolm John Rebennac

 

Mac Rebennack, the New Orleans pianist, singer-songwriter and producer better known as Dr. John, died Thursday at the age of 77. The cause of death was a heart attack, according to his family.

 

“Towards the break of day on June 6, 2019, iconic music legend Malcolm John Rebennack, Jr., professionally known as Dr. John, passed away of a heart attack,” his family said in a statement. “As a Rock N Roll Hall of Fame inductee, six-time Grammy winner, songwriter, composer, producer and performer, he created a unique blend of music which carried his hometown, New Orleans, at its heart, as it was always in his heart. The family thanks all whom have shared his unique musical journey, and requests privacy at this time. Memorial arrangements will be arranged in due course.”

 

“A true friend and fellow musical traveler died today,” the Allman Brothers Band wrote on Twitter. “The Allman Brothers Band family express their sincere sadness in his passing. Mac played many times with the Brothers. Walk on Gilded Splinters our Old Friend, we will all meet up at The Right Place.”

 

“God bless Dr. John,” Ringo Starr wrote on Twitter. “Peace and love to all his family. I love the doctor.”

 

Although best known for his Seventies solo work and radio hits like “Right Place, Wrong Time,” Rebennack had a career that spanned pop history. He was a key part of the “Wrecking Crew” stable of ace Los Angeles session musicians in the Sixties. He played on recordings by Cher, Aretha Franklin, Canned Heat, Frank Zappa and countless others, fusing funk with R&B and boogie woogie.

 

Rebennack began putting out his own records in 1968 with the release of his debut album Gris-Gris. It was the beginning of his larger-than-life Dr. John Creaux the Night Tripper character, with Rebennack incorporating elements of voodoo into his outrageous stage show.

 

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Addio a Dr. John, il cantante blues è morto a 77 anni

 

Grande cantautore, pianista e chitarrista, vincitore di sei Grammy Awards, Malcolm John Rebennack si è spento per un infarto nella sua New Orleans. Il suo sound mescolava jazz, blues, rock e boogie woogie; aveva collaborato con artisti come Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, Christina Aguilera.

 

Addio a Dr. John. Si è spento all'età di 77 anni, il grande cantautore, pianista e chitarrista blues, al secolo Malcolm John Rebennack. Stroncato da un infarto, l'artista americano è morto il 6 giugno nella sua New Orleans, la città in cui era nato il 21 novembre 1940. Era conosciuto anche come "Mac", Dr. John Creaux, o Dr. John the Night Tripper.

Vinse cinque Grammy Awards

 

La sua musica fondeva la tradizione blues, pop e jazz con lo zydeco, il boogie-woogie e il rock and roll. Attivo come session man già alla fine degli anni 50, è nei 70 che ha guadagnato una progressiva popolarità tra i bluesman bianchi, grazie ai suoi spettacoli teatrali-musicali itineranti, contraddistinti dall'utilizzo di costumi carnevaleschi ispirati ai carrozzoni dei "medicine show" americani e alle cerimonie voodoo. Autore di oltre 20 album, il suo pezzo più noto resta "Right Place Wrong Time" del 1973, che entrò nella top 10 statunitense. Dr. John ha collaborato con musicisti come Canned Heat, Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Carly Simon, James Taylor, Van Morrison, Christina Aguilera, B.B. King, Gregg Allman. Ha suonato con The Band nello storico concerto d'addio ritratto nel documentario The Last Waltz di Martin Scorsese. Ha conquistato sei Grammy Awards e nel 2011 è stato introdotto nella Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Negli anni 60, inoltre, ha scontato 2 anni a Fort Worth (Texas) per traffico di stupefacenti (ha anche combattuto una battaglia contro la dipendenza da eroina fino al 1989). Le sue ultime apparizioni in pubblico risalgono al 2017.

  

Going back to New Orleans♩♪♫♬ ♩

 

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Basin Street Blues ♩♪♫♬ ♩

 

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Goodnight Irene ♩♪♫♬ ♩

 

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IKO IKO ♩♪♫♬ ♩

 

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Right Place, Wrong Time ♩♪♫♬ ♩

 

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Makin’ Whoopee ♩♪♫♬ ♩

  

The Roots of Music at the House of Blues, New Orleans. Snare drummer, age 8, began playing at age 3. He's the section leader because he's that good!

 

The Roots of Music is an after-school music program for middle school kids, led by Grammy winner Derrick Tabb. Roots has marched in the Rose Bowl parade, played for President Obama, and regularly marches in the top Mardi Gras parades and plays at JazzFest. I had the privilege of helping Derrick start Roots & have served on the board. therootsofmusic.org/

Two time Grammy award-winning jazz bassist Todd Coolman. Cezanne. Houston,TX. 11.9.2013.

Photographer/Illustrator: Fred H. Politinsky

Subject: Great Musicians

 

John Clark, horn player, arranger, and composer, has performed all over the world with a wide diversity of musicians in a variety of musical arenas: jazz, pop, Broadway, classical, and studio work.

The list of artists (many of them Grammy winners) with whom he has recorded and /or performed includes: Gil Evans, McCoy Tyner, Miles Davis, Joe Lovano, Julius Hemphill, Jaco Pastorius, George Russell, and the Mingus Orchestra, among many others.

 

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"The couch" where it all started for Xavier Dphrepaulezz, AKA Fantastic Negrito, working on his new album "Please Don't Be Dead" at his studio/collective in Oakland, CA - Blackball Universe.

 

More photos from this shoot can be seen at Variance Magazine.

Xavier Dphrepaulezz AKA Fantastic Negrito, performing at The UC Theatre in Berkeley on October 14th, 2017.

 

More photos from this show can be seen at The Owl Magazine.

I'm humbled by all you band and musician low light photographers. My Sony Nex couldn't do much for me, so I added a painterly effect to hide the noise, partially. But a wonderful evening hear live Blue Grass with one of the greats, and a several time Grammy winner, along with wonderful locals joining in.

 

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Bass Player and Grammy Winner + Multiple Blues Music Award Winner, Bob Stroger - King Biscuit Blues Festival -

 

Shein Die's photos on Flickriver

 

INTERVIEW w. Photographer: www.tdblues.com/?p=1588

 

Photo (c) 2011 Shein Die ~ All Rights Reserved

Fantastic Negrito - Two Time Grammy Winner

Fantastic Negrito - Two Time Grammy Winner

Visited Zuma Coffee House in Marshall NC. Grammy winner Bobby Hicks jams every Thurs. night with locals. Amazing music! Worth the trip if you're in the area. Marshall is maybe 40 min. from Asheville, out in the country. Small town, with this amazing coffee shop, great food, always packed (standing room only unless you come 2 hrs. early). Full of locals- and the most amazing music in the world. This gentleman played with the group of maybe 10 last night, for two hours, even on oxygen. Toward the end, he got a second wind, and also sang-- amazing voice- as well as amazing guitar.

 

Now, I really admire those of you who are band and musician photographers. My Sony Nex 7 has terrible low light abilities, unless I'm missing something. Shot at the highest ISO, terrible noise- so used Topaz Simplify to add a painterly effect and brush out the noise.

 

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UPDATE: My caption for this, written at dawn, was apparently really confusing. Anyway, a Grammy-winner picked out this dress for her.

Rosanne Cash plays to a huge crowd Saturday night (6/14/14) in a free outdoor concert at the Levitt Shell in Midtown Memphis. The daughter of music icon Johnny Cash (and a Grammy winner in her own right) played songs from her latest album, The River & The Thread, in the same sequence as they appear on the disk. At left is her husband, guitarist/producer John Leventhal.

She was loving Grammy winner Bobby Hicks and the locals all jamming together, a weekly event at Zuma's. What a find-- way out in the country!

 

Doesn't she look like an angel.

  

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Xavier Dphrepaulezz, AKA Fantastic Negrito, working on his new album "Please Don't Be Dead" at his studio/collective in Oakland, CA - Blackball Universe.

 

More photos from this shoot can be seen at Variance Magazine.

The Roots Family Picnic for Metromix

With her beautiful voice and smooth style, Grammy Winner Esperanza Spalding gave a stunning performance. I've got more to come from this set later.

 

philadelphia.metromix.com/entertainment/2655167

 

© 2011 Holly E Clark, All Rights Reserved

This snapshot taken of Lyle and Linden on the set of a tv commercial in Houston Texas 2013. Lyle has won 4 grammy awards (he's a star)(Linden co-wrote a grammy nominated album in 1983, Lyle didn't know that). Linden was the sound engineer for the film crew on this Lyle Lovett shoot. It took three photos for other crew members to coach Linden to smile as big as Lyle does. Mr Lovett is a super nice fellow. (The Houston area is hometown to Lyle and Linden, just a couple of Texas guys).

 

Who is Linden Hudson? (he's a songwriter too)

 

CLASSICBANDS DOT COM said: “According to former roadie David Blayney in his book SHARP DRESSED MEN: sound engineer Linden Hudson co-wrote much of the material on the ZZ Top ELIMINATOR album.” (end quote)

 

(ZZ Top never opted to give Linden credit, which would have been THE decent thing to do. It would have helped Linden's career as well. The band and management worked ruthlessly to take FULL credit for the hugely successful album which Linden had spent a good deal of time working on. Linden works daily to tell this story. Also, the band did not opt to pay Linden, they worked to keep all the money and they treated Linden like dirt. It was abuse. Linden launched a limited lawsuit, brought about using his limited resources which brought limited results and took years. No one should treat the co-writer of their most successful album like this. It's just sick.)

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Hear the original ZZ Top ELIMINATOR writing/rehearsal tapes made by Linden Hudson and Billy Gibbons at: youtu.be/2QZ8WUTaS18

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Read Linden's story of the making of the super-famous ZZ Top ELIMINATOR album at: www.flickr.com/people/152350852@N02/

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LICKLIBRARY DOT COM (2013 Billy Gibbons interview) ZZ TOP'S BILLY GIBBONS FINALLY ADMITTED: “the Eliminator sessions in 1983 were guided largely by another one of our associates, Linden Hudson, a gifted engineer, during the development of those compositions.” (end quote) (Gibbons admits this after 30 years, but offers Linden no apology or reparations for lack of credit/royalties)

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MUSICRADAR DOT COM (2013 interview with ZZ Top's guitarist Billy Gibbons broke 30 years of silence about Linden Hudson introducing synthesizers into ZZ Top's sound.) Gibbons said: “This was a really interesting turning point. We had befriended somebody who would become an influential associate, a guy named Linden Hudson. He was a gifted songwriter and had production skills that were leading the pack at times. He brought some elements to the forefront that helped reshape what ZZ Top were doing, starting in the studio and eventually to the live stage. Linden had no fear and was eager to experiment in ways that would frighten most bands. But we followed suit, and the synthesizers started to show up on record.” (once again, there was no apology from ZZ Top or Billy Gibbons after this revelation).

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TEXAS MONTHLY MAGAZINE (Dec 1996, By Joe Nick Patoski): "Linden Hudson floated the notion that the ideal dance music had 124 beats per minute; then he and Gibbons conceived, wrote, and recorded what amounted to a rough draft of an album before the band had set foot inside Ardent Studios."

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FROM THE BOOK: SHARP DRESSED MEN - ZZ TOP (By David Blayney) : "Probably the most dramatic development in ZZ Top recording approaches came about as Eliminator was constructed. What had gone on before evolutionary; this change was revolutionary. ZZ Top got what amounted to a new bandsman (Linden) for the album, unknown to the world at large and at first even to Dusty and Frank."

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CNET DOT COM: (question posed to ZZ Top): Sound engineer Linden Hudson was described as a high-tech music teacher on your highly successful "Eliminator" album. How much did the band experiment with electronic instruments prior to that album?

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THE HOUSTON CHRONICLE, MARCH 2018: "Eliminator" had a tremendous impact on us and the people who listen to us," says ZZ Top’s bass player. Common band lore points to production engineer Linden Hudson suggesting that 120 beats per minute was the perfect rock tempo, or "the people's tempo" as it came to be known.

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FROM THE BOOK: SHARP DRESSED MEN - ZZ TOP by David Blayney: (page 227): "...the song LEGS Linden Hudson introduced the pumping synthesizer effect."

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(Search Linden Hudson in the various ZZ Top Wikipedia pages which are related to the ELIMINATOR album and you will find bits about Linden. Also the main ZZ Top Wikipedia page mentions Linden. He's mentioned in at least 7 ZZ Top related Wikipedia pages.)

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FROM THE BOOK: SHARP DRESSED MEN - ZZ TOP By David Blayney: "Linden found himself in the position of being Billy's (Billy Gibbons, ZZ Top guitarist) closest collaborator on Eliminator. In fact, he wound up spending more time on the album than anybody except Billy. While the two of them spent day after day in the studio, they were mostly alone with the equipment and the ideas."

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FROM THE BOOK: BEER DRINKERS & HELL RAISERS: A ZZ TOP GUIDE (By Neil Daniels, released 2014): "Hudson reportedly had a significant role to play during the planning stages of the release (ELIMINATOR)."

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FROM THE BOOK: ZZ TOP - BAD AND WORLDWIDE (ROLLING STONE PRESS, WRITTEN BY DEBORAH FROST): "Linden was always doing computer studies. It was something that fascinated him, like studio technology. He thought he might understand the components of popular songs better if he fed certain data into his computer. It might help him understand what hits (song releases) of any given period share. He first found out about speed; all the songs he studied deviated no more than one beat from 120 beats per minute. Billy immediately started to write some songs with 120 beats per minute. Linden helped out with a couple, like UNDER PRESSURE and SHARP DRESSED MAN. Someone had to help Billy out. Dusty and Frank didn't even like to rehearse much. Their studio absence wasn't really a problem though. The bass and drum parts were easily played with a synthesizer or Linn drum machine." (end quote)

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FROM THE BOOK: "SHARP DRESSED MEN - ZZ TOP" BY DAVID BLAYNEY: "After his quantitative revelations, Linden informally but instantly became ZZ Top's rehearsal hall theoretician, producer, and engineer." (end quote)

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FROM THE BOOK: "ZZ TOP - BAD AND WORLDWIDE" (ROLLING STONE PRESS, BY DEBORAH FROST): "With the release of their ninth album, ELIMINATOR, in 1983, these hairy, unlikely rock heroes had become a pop phenomenon. This had something to do with the discoveries of a young preproduction engineer (Linden Hudson) whose contributions, like those of many associated with the band over the years, were never acknowledged."

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FROM THE BOOK: ​SHARP DRESSED MEN - ZZ TOP (By DAVID BLAYNEY) : "The integral position Linden occupied in the process of building El​iminator was demonstrated eloquently in the case of song Under Pressure. Billy and Linden, the studio wizards, did the whole song all in one afternoon without either the bass player or drummer even knowing it had been written and recorded on a demo tape. Linden synthesized the bass and drums and helped write the lyrics; Billy did the guitars and vocals."

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FROM THE BOOK: "TRES HOMBRES - THE STORY OF ZZ TOP" BY DAVID SINCLAIR (Writer for the Times Of London): "Linden Hudson, the engineer/producer who lived at Beard's house (ZZ's drummer) had drawn their attention to the possibilities of the new recording technology and specifically to the charms of the straight drumming pattern, as used on a programmed drum machine. On ELIMINATOR ZZ Top unveiled a simple new musical combination that cracked open a vast worldwide market.

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FROM THE BOOK: "SHARP DRESS MEN - ZZ TOP" BY DAVID BLAYNEY: "ELIMINATOR went on to become a multi-platinum album, just as Linden had predicted when he and Billy were setting up the 124-beat tempos and arranging all the material. Rolling Stone eventually picked the album as number 39 out of the top 100 of the 80's. Linden Hudson in a fair world shoud have had his name all over ELIMINATOR and gotten the just compensation he deserved. Instead he got ostracized."

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FROM THE BOOK: ​SHARP DRESSED MEN - ZZ TOP by DAVID BLAYNEY: "He (Linden) went back with the boys to 1970 when he was working as a radio disc jocky aliased Jack Smack. He was emcee for a show ZZ did around that time, and even sang an encore tune with the band, perhaps the only person ever to have that honor." (side note: this was ZZ Top's very first show).

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FROM THE BOOK: "SHARP DRESSED MEN - ZZ TOP" BY DAVID BLAYNEY: "Linden remained at Frank's (ZZ Top drummer) place as ZZ's live-in engineer throughout the whole period of ELIMINATOR rehearsals, and was like one of the family... as he (Linden) worked at the controls day after day, watching the album (ELIMINATOR) take shape, his hopes for a big step forward in his production career undoubtably soared. ELIMINATOR marked the first time that ZZ Top was able to rehearse an entire album with the recording studio gadgetry that Billy so loved. With Linden Hudson around all the time, it also was the first time the band could write, rehearse, and record with someone who knew the men and the machines. ZZ Top was free to go musically crazy, but also musically crazy like a fox. Linden made that possible too."

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FROM THE BOOK "ZZ TOP - BAD AND WORLDWIDE" (ROLLING STONE PRESS, BY DEBORAH FROST, WRITER FOR ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE): "... SHARP DRESSED MAN which employed Hudson's 120 beat-per-minute theory. The feel, the enthusiasm, the snappy beat and crisp clean sound propelled ELIMINATOR into the ears and hearts of 5 million people who previously could have cared less about the boogie band of RIO GRANDE MUD."

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THE GREATEST ROCK REBRAND OF ALL TIME (by Jason Miller): "Sound engineer Linden Hudson researched the tempos at which the most popular rock tracks in the charts had been recorded. His data showed that there was something very special about 120 beats to a minute. Gibbons decided to record pretty much the whole of ZZ Top’s new album at that tempo. The result? 1983’s Eliminator. It was named after Gibbons’ Ford Coupé; it had been created through a unique combination of creative collaboration and data mining. And it was about to take the world by storm."

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ULTIMATECLASSICROCK DOT COM: "This new melding of styles was encouraged by Hudson, who served as a kind of pre-producer for ​EL LOCO ... ... Hudson helped construct ZZ Top drummer Frank Beard's home studio, and had lived with him for a time. That led to these initial sessions, and then a closer collaboration on 1983's ​ELIMINATOR.

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FIREDOGLAKE DOT COM: "I like Billy Gibbons' guitar tone quite a lot, but I lost all respect for them after reading how badly they fucked over Linden Hudson (the guy who was the brains behind their move to include synthesizers and co-wrote most of their career-defining Eliminator record)."

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EMAIL FROM A ZZ TOP FAN TO LINDEN (One Of Many): "I write you today about broken hearts, one is mine and one is for you. I have been a ZZ Top fan since I was 6 years old. I purchased ELIMINATOR vinyl from Caldors in Connecticut with the $20 my grandma gave me for my birthday. I will spare the #1 fan epic saga of tee shirts, harassing Noreen at the fan club via phone weekly for years, over 40 shows attended. Posters, non stop conversation about the time I have spent idolizing this band, but more Billy G, as he has seemed to break free of the Lone Wolf shackles and it became more clear this was his baby. In baseball I was Don Mattingly's #1 fan, Hershel Walker in football, Billy Gibbons in music. What do these individuals have in common? They were role models. Not a DUI, not a spousal abuse, not a drug overdose, not a cheater. Until I read your web page. I read Blayney's book around 1992 or so, I was in middle school and I was familiar with your name for a long time. I didn't realize you suffered so greatly or that your involvement was so significant. It pains me to learn my idol not only cheated but did something so wrong to another being. I now know this is where tall tales and fun loving bullshit and poor morals and ethics are distinguished and where I would no longer consider myself to look up to Billy. I love to joke and I love credit but I have always prided myself on ethics and principles... I hold them dear. I wanted to say, the snippet of UNDER PRESSURE you played sounded very new wave and I may like it more than the finished product. Well that's all. You have reached ZZ Top's biggest fan and I can let others know. Bummer. Cheers and good luck. James."​

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VINYLSTYLUS DOT COM: Much of Eliminator was recorded at 124bpm, the tempo that considered perfect for dance music by the band’s associate Linden Hudson. An aspiring songwriter, former DJ and – at the time – drummer Frank Beard’s house-sitter, Hudson’s involvement in the recording of the album would come back to haunt them. Despite assisting Gibbons with the pre-production and developing of the material that would end up on both El Loco and Eliminator, his contribution wasn’t credited when either record was released.

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INFOMORY DOT COM: ‘Eliminator’ is a studio album of the American rock band ZZ Top. It was released on March 23, 1983 and topped the charts worldwide. Its lyrics were co-written by the band’s sound engineer Linden Hudson while the band denied it.

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MUSICMISCELLANEOUS DOT COM: (ELIMINATOR ALBUM):

However, despite the album credits bass-player Dusty Hill and drummer Frank Beard were replaced during the recording process by synthesizers and a drum machine programmed by engineer Linden Hudson, who allegedly co-wrote much of the music with Gibbons despite receiving no credit at the time. Gibbons would later say of Hudson that “he was a gifted songwriter and had production skills that were leading the pack at times. He brought some elements to the forefront that helped reshape what ZZ Top were doing”. Hudson did no less than show the band how to stay relevant in an age where three guys from Texas with long beards (except famously for Frank Beard) and blues licks were one of the last things the contemporary market was demanding.

 

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