The Rolling Stones Celebrate Thanksgiving With VH1 And Palladia. This month is the Turkey holiday of Thanksgiving. While many people will be thinking of three big Fs – food, family and football – this year’s Thanksgiving should make people think about one other thing: music. VH1, VH1 Classic, and Palladia are collaborating to put on three different music specials on three different days during Thanksgiving week highlighting the best of the legendary The Rolling Stones. Two initial world television premiere documentaries will lead up to a third premiere of “VH1 Rock Doc: Shine A Light.” On Wednesday, Nov. 24th, VH1 Classic will show the pivotal documentary “Let’s Spend the Night Together,” the acclaimed film directed by Hal Ashby. The documentary shows a performance from the Stones’ 1981 tour, including performances of classics from their album “Some Girls,” including “Just My Imagination,” “Beast of Burden” and “Some Girls.” The next day, Thanksgiving, VH1 Classic and Palladia will show “Ladies and Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones.” Following that taped concert will be “In Rehearsal: The Rolling Stones at Montreux,” hosted by VH1 Classic Rock Night radio show host Eddie Webb. Finally, on Black Friday, Nov.26th, VH1 will end its Rolling Stones-athon with the world premiere of the VH1 Rock Doc called “Shine a Light.” The 2008 documentary directed by Martin Scorsese documents The Rolling Stones’ 2006 Beacon Theater performance in New York City on their “A Bigger Bang Tour,” which will feature special guest performers on stage with the band, including Jack White, Buddy Guy and Christina Aguilera
Oli Brown celebrates the release of his new album at HMV’s Oxford Street store. Blues guitarist Oli Brown celebrates the release of his new album, ‘Heads I Win Tails You Lose’, with a free show and signing session at HMV’s flagship Oxford Street store in London’s West End on Wednesday 26th May 2010. Showtime starts at 5.00 pm, after which Oli will remain in the store to meet fans and sign copies of his new album which is officially released on Monday 24th May 2010. Produced by the legendary producer Mike Vernon, ‘Heads I Win Tails You Lose’, is the follow up to Oli Brown’s much-acclaimed debut ‘Open Road’. Up until 2002, Oli Brown had never picked up a guitar, yet by 2006 (at just 16) he had toured in America, twice, opening for Blues royalty such as Buddy Guy, Koko Taylor, Taj Mahal, shared UK stages with Walter Trout, Paul Jones, Buddy Whittington and even the Godfather of British Blues, John Mayall.
Angus and Julia Stone added to Cornbury Festival. The final performers at the 2010 Cornbury Festival have been confirmed. They include Angus and Julia Stone, Joshua Radin, Fisherman’s Friends, Seth Lakeman, Lucinda Belle Orchestra, Ben Montague, Jon Allen and Danny and the Champions of the World. These acclaimed artists will play at Cornbury Festival on July 3 – 4 in Charlbury, Oxfordshire, alongside headliners David Gray and Jackson Browne. Other previously announced artists include Noisettes, Imelda May, The Feeling, Candi Staton, The Blockheads, Reef, Tiffany Page, Dr John, Newton Faulkener, Squeeze, Buddy Guy, Loyd Grossman’s New Forbidden, Kathryn Tickell and a special performance by Staxs featuring Kiki Dee and Louise Marshall. Tickets for the 2010 Cornbury Festival are currently on sale. Visit www.cornburyfestival.com
Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010. Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010 will be a day-long musical celebration featuring legendary guitarists and artistic collaborations by Eric and his friends including Allman Brothers Band, BB King, Buddy Guy, Jeff Beck, John Mayer, Sheryl Crow, Steve Winwood, Vince Gill, ZZ Top, and more.
The following artists are confirmed to participate in this unique event to benefit Crossroads Centre Antigua: Albert Lee, Allman Brothers Band, BB King, Bert Jansch, Buddy Guy, David Hidalgo and Cesar Rosas of Los Lobos, Doyle Bramhall II, Earl Klugh, Eric Clapton, Gary Clark Jr., Hubert Sumlin, James Burton, Jeff Beck, Jimmie Vaughan
Joe Bonamassa, John Mayer, Johnny Winter, Jonny Lang, Keb Mo, Pino Daniele, Robert Cray, Robert Randolph, heryl Crow, Sonny Landreth’ , Stefan Grossman, Steve Winwood, Vince Gill, ZZ Top
More festivals to go to: Beijing Pop Festival China, Bergenfest Norway, Bestival England, Byrn Terfel’s Faenol FestivalWales, Coke Live Music Festival Poland, Ireon Music Festival Greece, Live & Loud Malaysia , Pinkpop Netherlands, Rock’n Coke Turkey, Smooth Festival Poland Sunburst KL International Music Festival Malaysia, WesterpopNetherlands, Zelt Musik Festival Germany
Davy Knowles returns to the UK for four shows in April . Britain’s most enigmatic roots guitarist since the heyday of the Yardbirds, 22-year-old Isle Of Man-born Davy Knowles returns to the UK this April with his band Back Door Slam and his brand new album ‘Coming Up For Air’, which was released in November last year by Blixstreet Records. Davy Knowles will be playing four dates across the UK taking in Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham and London in support of ‘Coming Up For Air’. The album has received much critical acclaim in the UK over the last couple of months including articles in The Sunday Times Culture, Classic Rock and appearances on BBC Breakfast TV , BBC London and Kerrang radio. Davy’s last gig in the UK in February this year was to a packed and eager 100 Club that saw Davy perform a truly masterful and mesmerizing set. The Isle of Man native is proving that blues/rock guitar could very well be the next big thing with a style that unites young and old blues followers. The ever-expanding army of Davy Knowles fans will surely agree!
You can catch him at one of the following dates
Sunday 4th April – King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow
Monday 5th April – Night and Day Café, Manchester
Tuesday 6th – 02 Academy, Birmingham
Wednesday 7th – Bush Hall, London
Davy Knowles returns to the UK. Britain’s most ferocious roots guitarist since the heyday of the Yardbirds, 22-year-old Isle Of Man-born Davy Knowles returns to the UK with his band Back Door Slam for a special headline gig at The 100 Club on the 9th February and a performance at the Next Big Thing festival on 11th February.
His last London show at the Borderline in October 2009 saw the venue completely packed out with relatively little advance press. For a blues artist, one would expect a mature audience, but Davy’s crowd was completely mixed, with both young girls and blues experts standing in awe of his guitar wizardry. It’s not surprising considering he has spent two years wowing audiences in every state of the US and supporting legends such as Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy, Kid Rock, Lynyrd Skynrd and Chickenfoot.
His debut UK album ‘Coming Up For Air’ was released in November last year by Blixstreet Records and was met with critical acclaim at press, radio, and online. The album was produced by Grammy Award winning guitarist Peter Frampton and features the crème de la crème of musical talent on it such as Fritz Lewak (drums) and Kevin McCormick on bass (Jackson Browne’s rhythm section), respected British singer and Richard Thompson band member Christine Collister on backing vocals, and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ Benmont Tench on keyboards. The album features 11 brand new studio tracks and one cover of ‘Hear Me Lord’ by George Harrison.
The Isle of Man native is proving that blues/rock guitar could very well be the next big thing with a style that unites young and old blues followers. The ever-expanding army of Davy Knowles fans will surely agree!
9th February – 100 Club, London
11th February – Next Big Thing Festival @ Upstairs at The Relentless Garage