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Big thanks to Blues Blast Magazine for the award last night for DVD of the Year, Royal Southern Brotherhood's SONGS FROM THE ROAD, at the Blues Blast Music Awards! Thanks to manager Rueben Williams, Ruf Records USA & Germany, and everyone involved! Get the full CD/DVD here at >> Amazon
Congratulation to our Ruf Record nominees in the European Blues Awards! VOTE >> HERE
• Thorbjørn Risager Band, Too Many Roads Nominated for Best Album/Recorded Session 2014
• Samantha Fish Nominated for Best Guitarist 2014
• The Royal Southern Brotherhood Nominated for Best Band 2014
The voting process will end at Midnight GMT on Tuesday 28th of October 2014.
11th Annual Voice of the Wetlands Festival! Great Food and Music feat - Buckwheat Zydeco, Tab Benoit, The Royal Southern Brotherhood, Louisiana Leroux, The Voice of the Wetlands Allstars, Southern Cross feat Randy Jackson of Zebra, plus many others! www.voiceofthewetlands.org
This was one of Royal Southern Brotherhood's last shows with Mike Zito. The three all posted some touching letters to each other on their social media sites spilling to the world their love and respect for each other. Brothers forever.
A heartfelt farewell from the Royal Southern Brotherhood to Mike Zito and a warm welcome to our new band member Bart Walker…
It's bittersweet when your brother leaves home. It's a time of sorrow and loneliness as well as a time of freedom for you and for him. The love is strong and it doesn't die because he is always yours and Mike Zito will always be our brother. The memories and shared time last forever. We announce to you first from New Orleans, LA, with joy-filled regret, that Mike Zito is rolling onward with his band Mike Zito & The Wheel. Mike will release a new live record and DVD on Ruf Records, SONGS FROM THE ROAD, which is due on Sept 9th. You'll get to see him live, in action, as we did playing side by side with him every night. As the band's royal journey continues, we welcome guitarist/singer and Ruf Records mate Bart Walker to the band. Bart has led his own Nashville based group, which featured Reese Wynans of the Stevie Ray Vaughan band, as well as guitarist for lead singer Mike Farris of the Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies. It is an exciting time for both Mike and Bart musically as one departs and one enters the wild world of the Royal Southern Brotherhood. Cyril, Devon, Charlie, and Yonrico wish Mike Zito and his band best wishes. Catch Mike Zito LIVE in October and for more RSB dates please visit www.royalsouthernbrotherhood.com
Friday Blues Fix takes a final look at some of the summer's hottest releases... Alastair Greene Band - Trouble At Your Door "
And I totally agree!! Friday Blues Fix takes a final look at some of the summer's hottest releases... Alastair Greene Band- Trouble At Your Door ...this powerhouse trio working through a dozen tracks, eleven originals and a dynamite cover of the late Michael Burks' "Strange Feeling." Greene is an excellent guitarist and is equally at home with electric, acoustic, and National Steel guitar. He's also a strong vocalist and songwriter as well. This is one of the better blues-rock discs I've heard this year." READ IT ALL HERE
Graham Clarke/Blues Bytes
Blues For Sean Costello Benefit feat: Tom Holland & The Shuffle Kings with BILLY BOY ARNOLD and more in Chicago Sat. 9/13 at Rosa's Lounge 9pm! Blues stars from Chicago and beyond come together at Rosa’s Lounge to honor the life and music of Sean Costello, and support the fund established in this memory: Sean Costello Memorial Fund for Bipolar Research.
Tom Holland & the Shuffle Kings with special guests:
Billy Boy Arnold
Long Tall Deb & Colin John
David Antonio Herrero
Richard Rosenblatt and more...
Richard Shurman (Emcee)
Royal Southern Brotherhood GET NOMINATION IN BRITISH BLUES AWARDS! The Royal Southern Brotherhood have been nominated for a British Blues Award in the 'Overseas' category. We are very honored and appreciate this nomination. We love all our fans and we have been fortunate enough to travel around the world getting to play our brand of music for you all. We send our love to everyone in the UK and abroad. Thank you to all the Loyal Royals.
So here I am getting a lesson in “cool" from Alastair Greene (Alan Parsons Band and Alastair Greene Band), wearing his shades... Did I pass??? And why does he still look cool in MY glasses! You’ll be seeing a lot more of Alastair from me in the coming months, as the Alastair Greene Band has a very cool new rockin’ Blues CD “TROUBLE AT YOUR DOOR” coming out on Eclecto Groove Records (Delta Groove Productions) on June 17th!! (Links below) The first 2 reviews JUST came out and they’re GREAT!
I first met Alastair last year in Memphis at the International Blues Challenge (IBC), and again on my way home from the Blues Music Awards a few weeks ago when he was here in Chicago with the Alan Parsons Live Project. I missed the AP concert but I got to meet the band and make some new friends! Alastair has been touring with Alan Parsons for several years as lead guitar and vocals. Not a bad gig!! A lot of you already know Alastair because he’s a big blues geek like the rest of us. We have MANY friends in common! If you don’t know him yet, GO MAKE FRIENDS! Here’s his Music Page on Facebook…. Alastair Greene and website links… ECLECTO GROOVE - AMAZON - iTUNES - www.alastairgreene.com
The 'Uptown Ruler' Cyril Neville On Tour - www.cyrilneville.com
Royal Southern Brotherhood and Friends- Jimmy Hall, Jack Pearson, Lee Roy Parnell, Bart Walker, and more Present: ROCK OUT FOR TROUT, A Walter Trout Benefit
On Tuesday April 8th we invite guitar and music fans to the EXIT/IN in Nashville, TN where Royal Southern Brotherhood will be joined on stage by some of their musical friends for a very special benefit show for the one and only, Walter Trout.
Walter Trout is one of our dearest guitar HEROES and with the recent devastating news of his rapidly progressing liver disease, we want to pull together some of our friends to help raise money and awareness. Although Walter and his family have reached their medical fundraising goal, set up by a friend to help get Walter a new liver transplant, we know there will be other medical and personal expenses they will incur. Let's all show our love and support for one of the greatest guitar players of all time.
Learn more about Walter Trout and why he is one of the greatest of all time www.waltertrout.com/biography
Cyril's favorite Neville Brothers photo. Keep up with Cyril at www.cyrilneville.net
Watch RSB in your own living room at your convenience on their new DVD! Royal Southern Brotherhood Songs From the Road: Live in Germany (CD / DVD set) on Ruf Records. The DVD in this set is nominated for a Blues Music Award for BEST DVD !! AVAILABLE NOW! GET IT HERE >> AMAZON
Today in Colorado Royal Southern Brotherhood spent the day in school building cigar box guitars with students! These kids were awesome! And these beautiful guitars they created will be sold at an event to benefit the Blue Star Connection! Thanks kids! Thank you John Catt. This was so cool. (Blue Star donates instruments to medically fragile kids and donates musical gear to Children’s Hospital Music Therapy Departments all over the U.S!) We were very proud to be part of this project today!
Royal Southern Brotherhood with Gregg Allman. This one's a keeper!