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John Mayall Says Joe Walsh Contributed "Great Blues Work" to Next Album; Mayall Launches New US Tour

 

A British blues pioneer John Mayall has worked with many well-known guitarists during his long career, and you can add one more name to that list -- Joe Walsh. The longtime Eagles member makes a guest appearance on Mayall's upcoming studio album, Talk About That, which he plans to release early next year.

 

Sam Morrow on Tour and at AmericanaFest

 

Catch Sam Morrow on his East Coast Tour and at AmericanaFest in Nashville, including at The Bluegrass Situation event Hangin' and Sangin' streaming live on Facebook.

 

Forty Below Artists John Mayall & Bill Carter on the Road

 

Two great Forty Below artists on the road together. Acclaimed songwriter and Austin Music Hall of Famer Bill Carter is on tour supporting his latest record "Innocent Victims & Evil Companions" and Blues Music Hall of Famer John Mayall has 3 months worth of US tour dates in support of his latest "Find a Way to Care".

 

KaiL Baxley On Tour

 

KaiL Baxley on tour opening for Marlon WIlliams, Michael Kiwanika, KT Tunstall, Reeve Carney and pictured here in prime time at the Edmonton Folk Festival.

 

Announcing: Vinyl Release Of The Bluesbreakers "Live In 1967 Volume 2"

 

Available in North America and Europe, Friday, July 8.

From the Rolling Stone Magazine Feature...."Live in 1967 – Volume Two (Forty Below) is a welcome second helping.

In July 1967, the young British blues guitarist Peter Green left a good job and rising profile as Eric Clapton's replacement in John Mayall's Bluesbreakers to start his own band. Fleetwood Mac. Mayall responded as he did after Clapton split to start Cream, hiring British guitar's Next Big Thing, teenager and future Rolling Stone Mick Taylor." David Fricke

 

Walter Trout's Battle Scars wins 2 at The Blues Music Awards

 

Congrats to our good friend Walter Trout, the band and producer, Forty Below's own Eric Corne, for winning 2016 Blues Music Awards in two categories: Rock blues album and best song of the year. Walter was on the road, and his wife and manager Marie, Eric Corne, and son, Dylan picked up the award at the Blues Music Awards in Memphis, TN.

 

John Mayall Inducted Into The Blues Hall of Fame!

 

Last night, John Mayall was inducted into the Blues Hall of FameMayall tells ABC Radio that it's "pretty exciting," adding, with a laugh, "It's about time."

 

We couldn't agree more!

 

Offer for Friends of Forty Below

 


 

For a limited time, we're giving away 2 songs from Live in 1967, the never-before-heard live recordings of John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, featuring Peter GreenMick Fleetwood, and John McVie just before the formation of Fleetwood Mac.

 

'Live in 1967 - Volume II' is due out May 6. 

 

"Sunken treasure doesn't get much better" - Classic Rock Magazine

 

 

Another Haul of Priceless Treasure From a Classic Bluesbreakers Lineup!

 

Last year's release of Live In 1967 generated an overwhelmingly positive response and now, as promised, we are issuing a second volume of never before heard live recordings from 1967, featuring the historic lineup of John Mayall, Peter Green, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie.

Volume II is due out May 6, but you can pre-order it now on Amazon to add it to your CD, mp3, or vinyl collection as soon as it's available!

Praise for Live In 1967 - Volume I

"Sunken treasure doesn't get much better" - Classic Rock Magazine

"An immersion into musical history" - Reuters

 

KaiL Baxley Wraps Up Sold Out Run at LA's School Night

 

After a pair of sold out shows in New York supporting Michael Kiwanuka and a sold out slot for Communion's Residency at Rockwood Music Hall, KaiL came back to LA Monday night to open for KT Tunstall at the city's venerated School Night, hosted by KCRW's Chris Douridas.

 

KaiL Baxley's Songs In Some Great TV Shows

 

Episode 3 of The Path, the new series on Hulu starring Aaron Paul, featured the song, "Light That Never Dies"

We're thrilled that two TV shows have recently featured music from KaiL.  The ABC hit show, Nashville featured the song, "Don't Matter To Me" in Episode 7 of Season 4.

 

Forty Below Founder, Eric Corne Talks Solo Record and Working with John Mayall and Walter Trout

 

Check out Eric's interview with The Blues Magazine.

"Forty Below man takes the centre stage with John Mayall and Walter Trout's endorsement."

Pick up your copy of Kid Dynamite & The Common Man in the Forty Below Records Store!

 

Watch Bill Carter's Video for "BLACK LION"

 

 

Today, Glide Magazine premiered Bill Carter's darkly menacing video for “Black Lion”, a song from his Forty Below debut Innocent Victims and Evil Companionsout Feb 26.

"a righteous composition with a classic crawling Tom Petty/John Hiatt vibe atop a refined finish mixed with raunchy blues that is pure Bill Carter. “Black Lion” is a dark mystery, a psychotic dream, or maybe drug induced hallucination,” says Carter. “It is an uncontrolled trip somewhere between reality and insanity.

 

John Mayall Voted Into the Blues Hall of Fame

 

It is with great pride that we announce John Mayall's induction into the Blues Hall of Fame! For over 50 years, John Mayall has served as a pioneer of blues music, rightly earning him the title, “The Godfather of British Blues.” The induction ceremony will be held Wednesday, May 4, at the Sheraton Memphis Downtown in Memphis, Tennessee.

 

Sam Morrow Featured in Music Connection

 

"Rich with rollicking roadhouse vitality crosscut with a confessional jolt of unadulterated honesty....Good things are on the horizon for Sam Morrow" - Music Connection

 

 

John Mayall's 'Find a Way to Care' Available on Vinyl Feb 26

 

John Mayall's Find A Way To Care, produced by John and Eric Corne, will be available on vinyl February 26.  Pre-order now to reserve your copy!

Now you can add to your collection the album Living Blues Magazine calls "Earphone candy for the Mayall aficionado and a top of the playlist album for blues fans in general".

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Sam Morrow Used to Hate Country Music — Now He's One of it's Most Intriguing Voices

 

"Morrow’s excellent album, There Is No Map, lands closer to the alternative country and outlaw Americana of Steve Earle and Uncle Tupelo. artfully blending pedal steel and Southern-fried keys with psychedelic rock, gospel and classic rock." - LA Weekly

 

 

Pop Matters Premieres New Bill Carter song "Recipe For Disaster"

 

 "Austin-based singer-songwriter Bill Carter has a long history as a composer in the music industry,  having penned popular songs by the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double  Trouble, John Mayall, and Robert PalmerAnd it just so happens you can hear the new track “Recipe For Disaster” below, which with its  Warren Zevon-style narrative and wit, is an acerbic powerhouse." -  Pop Matters

 

 

 

KaiL Baxley's 'A Light That Never Dies' Now Available on Vinyl

 

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Don't miss your chance to purchase the limited edition vinyl + download of KaiL Baxley's new album ‪‎A Light That Never Dies‬"11 riveting songs that herald Baxley as a major talent. Most of this is like nothing we've heard before." - American Songwriter

 

Eric Corne's 'Kid Dynamite & The Common Man' To Be Released in Europe

 

 

Already available in the US and Canada, Kid Dynamite gets a European release on October 16.

“Steeped in Americana, New Wave and the blues, Kid Dynamite & The Common Man is a stunning musical polemic that uses a light touch to make heavy points” – STEREO EMBERS

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Special Edition Double LP: Bluesbreakers 'Live In 1967' NOW AVAILABLE!

 

We are thrilled to announce this special edition double LP of John Mayall's Bluesbreakers Live In 1967 (Never Before Heard Live Performances) from John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, featuring the original members of Fleetwood Mac - Peter Green, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood

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AVAILABLE NOW! Sam Morrow: There Is No Map...WATCH The Album Trailer

 

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"Without doubt, Morrow’s freewheeling, experimental attitude, his self-assuredness mixed with self-awareness and his ability to bring people together in a creative environment makes him one of the exciting new fixtures in modern Americana." -Elmore Magazine

 

 

The Bluegrass Situation Will Be Streaming Sam Morrow's Upcoming Release All Week

 

Stream the album here

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“[Morrow] offers ready comparisons to the inspiring melancholia of Springsteen’s Nebraska, Steve Earle’s Train a Coming and Jason Isbell's more recent Southeastern…a singular presence, an artist who can turn a slow moan into a song that’s truly compelling…clearly positioned to make a lingering impression – NO DEPRESSION 

 

John Mayall "Find a Way to Care" AVAILABLE NOW ON CD/LP/DOWNLOAD

 

We're thrilled to announce the release of "Find a Way to Care", the new full length studio album from John Mayall, available now on CD, LP and digital.  

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The Blues Magazine: 10/10 For John Mayall's Bluesbreakers "Live In 1967"

 

 Featuring the original members of Fleetwood Mac, months before forming..."Live In 1967 could not be more like buried treasure if had it been found in an old wooden sea =chest beneath the floor of The Marquee Club" - The Blues Magazine

See the print edition of the Blues Magazine for the 6 page feature interview with John Mayall, Eric CorneTom Huissen, Mick Fleetwood and more!

 

 

Music Connection: KaiL Baxley Profile

 

"With the release of his full-length A Light That Never Dies, the future is auspicious. Masterfully co-produced by Eric Corne, the new song series reveals a rich oeuvre both archaic and modern. Against urban inflected grooves, scratchy guitars, wailing harmonicas, Southern-fried horn sections, soulful choruses––and on “Better Days” what sounds like an electric bullfrog––Baxley’s songs illuminate a vivid tapestry entwined with deeply affecting narratives." - Music Connection

 

 

American Songwriter Reviews KaiL Baxley

 

“It has been so long since soul music has pushed boundaries. Baxley gracefully and effortlessly combines gospel, blues, pop, tinges of harder rock and even classical themes with immediately distinctive vocals. The result is a riveting 11 songs that herald Baxley as a major talent." -American Songwriter

 

 

The Huffington Post: Speaking With Your New Favorite Artist -- KaiL Baxley

 

"He is a musical nomad that tells his tales in his music and his tales are some of the most fascinating you will hear. I got a chance to experience them first hand in our interview with Baxley where he discussed his upbringing, new record, his grandfather, and that time he danced in front of The Godfather of Soul - James Brown." - The Huffington Post

 

 

Now Available - KaiL Baxley, 'A Light That Never Dies'

 

KaiL Baxley's 2nd album, A Light That Never Dies out now.

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Diffuser Premieres KaiL Baxley's Video for "Mirrors of Paradise"

 

"On June 2, KaiL Baxley will celebrate the North American release of his sophomore LP, A Light That Never Dies, via Forty Below Records. The album is laced with rich, beautiful and haunting arrangements, all working together to showcase Baxley’s undeniable authenticity. Today (April 9), Diffuser is thrilled to partner with the South Carolina native to premiere his music video for the ethereal “Mirrors of Paradise”"

 

 

 

 

Sam Morrow To Perform at SXSW

 

For those heading to Austin next week for South By Southwest, don't miss Sam Morrow at any of these 7 venues, including his official showcase on March 21 at Stephen F's Bar and the Bandit Town Festival March 17.

 

Now Available! Bonson Berner: Reflection

 

REFLECTION' Continues Critically Acclaimed Post-Punk Revival Laid Forth On Debut Album PASSPORT

Bonson Berner’s electro-charged rock bridges the gap between indie-rockers like The National and another well-known band with Argentine bloodlines, Diego Garcia’s Elefant.” Buzzbands LA

 

 

Announcing The Release Of John Mayall's Bluesbreakers 'Live In 1967'

 

We are thrilled to announce the release of John Mayall's Bluesbreakers Live In 1967, featuring never before heard live performances from John Mayall and the original members of Fleetwood Mac - Peter Green, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood.  The album is available now for Pre Order in the U.K, with a U.S. pre order coming March 23! 

Pre Order Now:  Amazon U.K.  iTunes U.S.

 

Twangville Premieres Sam Morrow's Live In The Studio Video For '14'

 

Morrow has been spending time in the studio working on a new album which will be released later this year. He paused long enough to share this special live performance of “14,” a track from last year’s Ephemeral

 

 

 

The Alternate Roots Interviews FBR Label Chief Eric Corne

 

Eric Corne is a Canadian producer, engineer and singer-songwriter. In 2004, he relocated his family to Los Angeles to work for widely respected producer, engineer and bassist Dusty Wakeman (Lucinda Williams, Dwight Yoakam at Mad Dog Studios. Working at Mad Dog, Eric engineered sessions for the likes of Glen Campbell, Lucinda Williams, Nancy Wilson (Heart),  DeVotchKa, Walter Trout and Michelle Shocked.

 

 

 

Download Free on Noisetrade.com: Forty Below Records & Friends Vol. I

 

Forty Below Records & Friends, Volume I features tracks from blues legends John Mayall and Walter Trout, Americana veterans Tim Easton and Anne McCue, emerging artists KaiL BaxleySam Morrow and Bonson Berner, and other friends and frequent collaborators of Forty Below founder Eric Corne, including Joanna Wang. A star in her native Taiwan, this adventurous songwriter pushes the boundaries with an American supergroup as her backing band.

Available 1.22.15 exclusively at Noisetrade.com

 

Blues Foundation Nominates Walter Trout's The Blues Came Callin'

 

Congrats to FBR producer Eric Corne and blues legend Walter Trout, nominated for Rock Blues Album of the Year by The Blues Foundation for the album The Blues Came Callin'.

 

The Best Blues Rock Albums of 2014

 

about.com has selected John Mayall's A Special Life as one of the Top 10 Blues Rock Albums of the Year for 2014. Also nominated was Walter Trout's, The Blues Came Callin'. Both albums were co-produced and engineered by Forty Below Record's Eric Corne.

 

The Grammy Museum Presents "An Evening With John Mayall"

 

 

 

 

Glowing John Mayall Live Review From All About Jazz

 

 At 81 years old, the British bluesman plays with a fire and enthusiasm that musicians half his age only wish they could muster. His live performances are legendary. On a warm Friday evening in mid-September in the tiny Long Island town of Bay Shore, Mayall's performance was exactly as billed: intense, dynamic and flawless. In short, legendary.

 

FBR Artists Tour Eastern US This September

 

Sam Morrow  will be hitting the road, playing with John Mayall, Emily Hackett and taping some live "in-studio" performances for The Alternate Route and The Blue Plate Special.

All of John's and Sam's tour dates can be viewed here along with links to purchase tickets.

 

Sam Morrow on NPR's World Cafe: Next

 

The esteemed David Dye features emerging Forty Below Records artist, Sam Morrow for World Cafe:Next on NPR

Listen as David spins tunes from Sam's recent debut, Ephemeral and talks about what he sees in this exciting young troubadour.

 

Blurt Magazine Reviews John Mayall's 'A Special Life': "A Damn Good, Vibrant Album"

 

"On A Special Life (Forty Below Records) John Mayall proves that he is still a vital musical force...“Just A Memory” is a slow and smoky piano blues that might be one of the best blues songs written by anybody in recent years."

 

No Depression Reviews Sam Morrow's New Release

 

Sam Morrow has crafted a sterling debut LP that offers ready comparisons to the inspiring melancholia of Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska, Steve Earle’s Train a Coming and Jason Isbell's more recent Southeastern,"

 

Performer Magazine Premieres New Video for "War" by Sam Morrow

 

Performer is excited to premiere the new video for “War” by the incredibly talented Sam Morrow.

 

 

John Mayall's 'A Special Life' Debuts At #3 On The Billboards Blues Chart!

 

The Billboard Blues Chart is in and we are happy to report that John  Mayall's A Special Life has debuted in the # 3 spot!

 

American Blues Scene Raves About John Mayall's 'A Special Life'!

 

Mayall is at the top of his game here, and the band comes together nicely, serving up some of the finest fare we’ve heard in a while. This music draws listeners in, and engages them on so many levels! The more we listened to A Special Life, the more we wanted to hear it. Superbly crafted and performed, it is at once earthy, elegant, and soul stirring. Listeners will wear this album out. - American Blues Scene

 

The Music Enthusiast: "This Is A Starting Point of What Should One Day Be a Legacy Career!"

 

"The true troubadour musicians seem to be a gradually dying breed these days. If you look hard enough, you can find some truly exceptional ones, though, and one of those would have to be Sam Morrow.

The 23-year-old singer/songwriters' debut album, “Ephemeral”, was recently released on Forty Below Records, and moments into starting the listening experience you find it hard to believe Morrow isn’t two or three times his age, due to the depth and honesty that’s conveyed in his songs." - The Music Enthusisast

 

John Mayall's 'A Special Life' Out Today!

 

Blues legend, John Mayall's  new album, A Special Life is out today in North America and May 19th in The UK/Europe on Forty Below Records

"I’d easily put this one among Mayall’s best efforts – and that includes Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton, A Hard Road, and Blues From Laurel Canyon – so run, don’t walk, to your record store come release day for a copy of A Special Life!" - Reverend Keith A. Gordon - about.com

 

Billboard Exclusive Song Premiere: John Mayall "Why Did You Go Last Night"

 

Mayall recorded A Special Life, his first release for Forty Below Records, during a three-day session with his band, special guest CJ Chenier and co-producer/engineer Eric Corne during November at Entourage Studios in North Hollywood

Here is Billboard's exclusive premiere of the first single, "Why Did You Go Last Night".

 

 

LA Music Blog Premiere: Sam Morrow – "14" Off His Debut 'Ephemeral' Out April 29th

 

LA Music Blog premiere Sam Morrow's song "14" of his debut album, Ephemeral, out April 29th in the US and June 23 in Europe. 

As Sam tells LA Music Blog, "“My producer and co-writer, Eric Corne, kept challenging me to write a song that detailed my turbulent past. This ended up being that song. I wanted to offset the somewhat dark topic of the lyrics with a more upbeat, bright melody. I think that dichotomy turned out really cool.” 

 

Forty Below Records Signs the Legendary Godfather of British Blues John Mayall

 

Blues icon, John Mayall recently completed his new album, A Special Life, engineered/co-produced by Forty Below founder Eric Corne. The album will be released on FBR on May 13th, 2014. John and his band will be touring extensively all over the world to support the release." - Nashville Music News

 

KaiL Baxley Nominated For NPR Album Of The Year

 

NPR has been a great supporter of KaiL Baxley's record, Heatstroke/The Wind and the War: Nominating it for NPR Album of the Year, featuring him on World Cafe with David Dye and All Songs Considered with  Bob Boilen. 

 

World Cafe's David Dye Hosts KaiL Baxley For An Interview And Performance

 

Listen to KaiL Baxley's poignant interview and performance live in the studio with host David Dye on NPR's World Cafe. 

 

BUZZBANDS.LA

 

Bonson Berner’s electro-charged rock bridges the gap between indie-rockers like The National and another well-known band with Argentine bloodlines, Diego Garcia’s Elefant. The first single “Running Days” is as urgent as it is concise. 

 

Watch Bonson Berner's Official Video for "Running Days"

 

 

WXPN - My Morning Download

 

"One of our favorite new recent discoveries is Los Angeles based singer-songwriter KaiL Baxley. On March 19th Baxley will release Heatstroke/The Wind and The War. Baxley grew up in South Carolina where he got to know James Brown and was an amateur boxer. He got bit by the music bug when he was a senior in high school, honing his craft and recording his double EP debut. Baxley was recently chosen by World Cafe host David Dye for World Cafe: Next emerging artist series that you can listen to here. Below, download “Don’t Matter To Me.” - Bruce Warren (WXPN)

 

NPR MUSIC: Essential and Emerging Artists

 

This installment of World Cafe: Next features two captivating singles — "Don't Matter to Me" and "Heatstroke" — as well as a link to download "Say Goodbye to the Night."

 

American Songwriter Premieres "Legend of The Western Hills" by KaiL Baxley

 

 "Released today, the album Heatstroke/The Wind and the War — technically a double-EP — showcases the two sides of Baxley’s songwriting. One disc focuses on haunting folk songs, while the other is steeped in grooves and guitars, shining a light on his rowdier tendencies. “Legend of the Western Hills,” a swirling ballad filled with strings, vibrato and waltzing percussion, is one of the highlights from the folk disc."