Bob Wayne is a road warrior, he spends his days mostly on the road, proving the approximately 450 shows we’ve booked for our favorite outlaw since 2010. That’s 75 on average! From this weekend till the end of September he’ll stroll through Europe for a brief one: 50 shows throughout virtually the entire continent. Be sure to find all dates and get your tickets right here:
23-JUL: Kent (UK) @ Ramblin Man Fair
24-JUL: Newcastle (UK) @ The Cluny 2
25-JUL: Liverpool (UK) @ The Zanzibar Club
26-JUL: Bristol (UK) @ The Louisiana
27-JUL: Bladel (NL) @ Totaalfestival
29-JUL: Muotathal (CH) @ Bastards Place
30-JUL: Verona (IT) @ Spakemotutto Festival
31-JUL: San Giovanni in Galilea (IT) @ SoundZan Festival 16
02-AUG: Torino (IT) @ Blah Blah
04-AUG: Zero Branco (IT) @ Altroquando
05-AUG: Stuttgart (DE) @ Goldmarks
06-AUG: Waarschoot (BE) @ Roadkill Festival
07-AUG: Stamford (UK) @ Mama Lizs Voodoo Lounge
08-AUG: Manchester (UK) @ Gullivers
09-AUG: Glasgow (UK) @ O2 ABC2
10-AUG: Oxford (UK) @ O2 Academy2
11-AUG: London (UK) @ Boston Music Room
12-AUG: Leeuwarden (NL) @ Neushoorn
13-AUG: Copenhagen (DK) @ KB18
15-AUG: Oslo (NO) @ Buckleys
17-AUG: Mariehamn (SWE) @ Dino’s Bar & Grill
19-AUG: Helsinki (FIN) @ On The Rocks
20-AUG: Lempäälä (FIN) @ Rock of Idea
21-AUG: Stockholm (SE) @ Capitol
23-AUG: Karlskoga (SE) @ Statt
24-AUG: Orebro (SWE) @ Kulturhuset
25-AUG: Borlänge (SWE) @ Liljan
26-AUG: Sala (SWE) @ Rockland
27-AUG: Eksjö (SWE) @ Backarp Kulla
30-AUG: Hamburg (DE) @ Knust
01-SEP: Potsdam (DE) @ Sham Rocks Irish Pub
02-SEP: Berlin (DE) @ Cortina Bob
03-SEP: Tegelen (NL) @ Bluesrock
04-SEP: Essen (DE) @ Freak Show Bar
05-SEP: Prague (CZ) @ Klub Buben
06-SEP: Vienna (AT) @ Viper Room
07-SEP: Nürnberg (DE) @ K4
08-SEP: Jena (DE) @ Rosenkeller
09-SEP: Basel (CH) @ Tiki Bar
10-SEP: Luxembourg (LUX) @ Rockabilly Deluxe Festival
11-SEP: Zwolle (NL) @ Hedon
13-SEP: Krefeld (DE) @ Kulturrampe
15-SEP: St Etienne (FR) @ La Taniere
16-SEP: Paris (FR) @ Le Petit Bain
18-SEP: Oostende (BE) @ De Zwerver
20-SEP: Nijmegen (NL) @ Merleyn
22-SEP: Amstelveen (NL) @ P60
23-SEP: Groningen (NL) @ Vera
24-SEP: Leiden (NL) @ Gebr. de Nobel
25-SEP: Eindhoven (NL) @ Altstadt
From sold out arena’s in Germany to tool sheds in Kentucky. Bob Wayne plays everywhere. Bob was invited to German superstars The Boss Hoss on their March tour throughout Germany. This forthcoming tour will be a festival- and headlining tour.
Remember? Singer-songwriter, storyteller and traveling musician Bob Wayne lost a bet. When he missed shooting the apple and accidentally shot the midget instead his stake was recording a cover of one his best friend’s choice. While Bob was convinced that this cover would get him into serious trouble, his record company felt differently and the result is “Hits The Hits”, an album full of countrified songs which are the world’s biggest hits. For this tour he’ll play some of these songs and some of his own classics.
We are delighted to announce that by popular demand Austin Lucas is returning to Europe to support the critically acclaimed album “Between The Moon & The Midwest“. Many of you have asked when Austin will be touring with a band, well the answer is he will this October and November. AMA UK Award nominees The Dreaming Spires will be Austin’s band as well as playing the opening set before Austin graces the stage.
28-10-2016: Oostende (BE) @ De Zwerver
29-10-2016: Münster (DE) @ Gleis 22
30-10-2016: Strasbourg (FR) @ Le Diamant D’Or
31-10-2016: Hamburg (DE) @ Molotow Club
01-11-2016: Berlin (DE) @ Bassy Club
02-11-2016: Munich (DE) @ Unterdeck
04-11-2016: Jena (DE) @ JG-Stadtmitte
05-11-2016: Chemnitz (DE) @ AJZ
06-11-2016: Freiburg (DE) @ Swamp
“Between The Moon & The Midwest” has received some good critics. Q Magazine wrote “it may slot in what looks to outsiders like a narrow gap between Sturgill Simpson’s cosmic choogle and the harder rock of Jason Isbell, but in country terms that’s a canyon – and it belongs to Austin Lucas”. Popmatters said “With a voice that falls between God-given and refined by years of training, it bleeds tradition and adds gravitas to his words”.
The Dreaming Spires from Oxford have been given similar words, such as “…the most thrilling country rock debut album since Big Star” by Q Magazine and “Interstellar country-rock.” from Songwriter Magazine.
Luke Winslow-King releases “I’m Glad Trouble Don’t Last Always” in September and tours southern Europe in November
On “I’m Glad Trouble Don’t Last Always”, his fifth album and third for Bloodshot Records, Luke Winslow-King draws from a deep, dark creative well, turning heartbreak and divorce into an inspired soundtrack for picking up the pieces.
Electric and sentimentally raw, the album is part sonic travelogue, part handbook on navigating the stages of grief. It pulses through LWK’s geographical stomping grounds, starting with the pre-war jive of New Orleans, traveling the bloodlines that flow along the Mississippi River toward the Delta bottleneck-slide, and the funky meter of Memphis R&B. Further north, it takes a right for an infusion of greasy Chicago blues, and arrives at the headwaters of his birthplace in rural Michigan for some tell-‘em-like-it-is confessionals.
The album was written and recorded while Luke and his newly formed band were on a 2015 summer tour in Italy (and later finished in New Orleans’s Parlor Studios, mixed by Colin DuPuis, engineer for the Black Keys). The New Orleans- based polymath matches a technical wizardry with a thematic immediacy detailing a relationship in freefall. The songs unfold as diary entries put to his idiosyncratic blend of roots, pop and rock. It’s a Luke Winslow-King record unlike any he’s ever done; he’s found the light in the darkness and he’s plugging in and turning up to bare his soul.
With the new release Luke Winslow-King will be touring Italy, Switzerland, Spain and Portugal:
04-11-2016: Torino (IT) @ Folk Club
05-11-2016: Livorno (IT) @ King Cage Theatre
06-11-2016: Rome (IT) @ Monk Club
08-11-2016: Lugano (CH) @ Raclette
09-11-2016: Bilbao (ESP) @ Kafe Antzokia
10-11-2016: Gijon (ESP) @ Acapulco-Casino de Asturias
11-11-2016: Santander (ESP) @ El Almacén de Little Bobby
12-11-2016: Santiago (ESP) @ Outono Códax Festival
14-11-2016: Loule (PT) @ Bafo de Baco
15-11-2016: Sevilla (ESP) @ Custom
16-11-2016: Madrid (ESP) @ Chango Live
17-11-2016: Valencia (ESP) @ Loco Club
Los Angeles isn’t exactly a hotbed for blues rock, most would suggest journeying south for that, however that didn’t keep King Mud from pulling together a record that sounds as though it was born deep in the Mississippi Delta. The band which is comprised of Freddy J IV from Left Lane Cruiser and Van Campbell from the Black Diamond Heavies holed themselves up in a seemingly most un-LA spot last spring. “The landscape for the album was an eerily quiet Burbank strip of road that contained the recording studio a liquor store a Cuban cafe and the Victory Motel that seemed out of place like it was from another time” Campbell tells Consequence of Sound.
Not quite the glitz and glamour of Hollywood but perhaps that’s what helped King Mud and the resulting LP fittingly titled “Victory Motel Sessions” stay so grounded in their dusty rock roots. A quickly formed natural chemistry amongst King Mud guest collaborator Radio Moscow’s guitar extraordinaire Parker Griggs record producer Arthur Alexander and veteran music photographer Robert Mathieu also assisted in the success of the Victory Motel marathon session.
The Bellfuries’ debut on Hi-Style Records, “Workingman’s Bellfuries”, hoists the band to new heights, drawing upon a deep well of musical styles. Early country, rockabilly and 80’s pop sounds are woven throughout eleven tracks, with Joey Simeone’s soaring lead vocals reminding listeners that this record isn’t some dusty artifact plucked from the archives.
With razor-sharp, groove-oriented production from label owner and acclaimed producer Jimmy Sutton, “Workingman’s Bellfuries” is a refreshing iteration of The Bellfuries’ sound; tinkling boogie piano, driving double bass rhythms and innovative-meets-traditional rockabilly guitar licks make the album an easy fit for a juke-joint dance floor. But it is Simeone’s vivid songwriting–his exploration of the complexities of love and loss– that makes “Workingman’s Bellfuries” instantly relatable to every listener. Don’t let its mid-century aesthetics fool you; “Workingman’s Bellfuries” is a vibrant contemporary rock and roll record.more news »