Wednesday, February 19, 2020

DAVID CLAYTON-THOMAS THE LEGENDARY VOICE OF BLOOD,SWEAT AND TEARS SPECIAL GUEST ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS W/RAY SHASHO -BBS RADIO

D A V I D  C L A Y T O N -T H O M A S
THE LEGENDARY VOICE OF
BLOOD,SWEAT & TEARS
NEW POLITICALLY POTENT ALBUM
entitled 
Say Somethin'
Release date March 20th
EXCLUSIVE 
CLICK BELOW FOR THE INTERVIEW

GRAMMY Award-winning musician David Clayton-Thomas has announced the release of his latest album, Say Somethin’ — set for release March 20, 2020 via Linus Records.
Featuring singles “Never Again,” Clayton-Thomas’ powerful battle cry calling attention to the gun violence plaguing the U.S.; and “The System,” his insistent calls for action within the youth justice system, Say Somethin’ is a 10-track statement in the form of potent music and inspirational songwriting from the legendary artist. In addition, the album confronts many timely issues across today’s social spectrum, including climate change, immigration, and politics.
David Clayton-Thomas collaborated on Say Somethin with Canadian musicians Lou Pomanti, Eric St Laurent, Davide Direnzo, and George Koller.
David Clayton-Thomas began his amazing journey as a homeless street kid and developed into one of the most recognizable voices in music, to date selling over 40 million records. In 1996 he was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and in 2007 his jazz/rock composition “Spinning Wheel” was enshrined in the Songwriter’s Hall Of Fame. In 2010 David received his star on Canada’s Walk of Fame.
His 1968 debut album with Blood Sweat & Tears sold 10 million copies worldwide. The self-titled record topped the Billboard album chart for seven weeks and charted for a staggering 109 weeks. It won an unprecedented five Grammy awards, including Album of the Year and Best Performance by a Male Vocalist. It featured three hit singles, “You Made Me So Very Happy,” “And When I Die” and “Spinning Wheel,” as well as an irresistible rendition of Billie Holiday’s “God Bless the Child” that became a signature song for David. A 1969 summary in the Los Angeles Times proclaimed that “Blood Sweat & Tears just may be the most important pop music group of the decade.”
In his 1974 autobiography, Clive: Inside the Record Business, Clive Davis, then president of Columbia Records, described his initial impression of hearing David Clayton-Thomas at New York’s Café Au Go Go: “He was staggering… a powerfully built singer who exuded an enormous earthy confidence. He jumped right out at you. I went with a small group of people, and we were electrified. He seemed so genuine, so in command of the lyric… a perfect combination of fire and emotion to go with the band’s somewhat cerebral appeal. I knew he would be a strong, strong figure.”
BS&T headlined at major venues around the world… Royal Albert Hall, The Metropolitan Opera, The Hollywood Bowl, Madison Square Garden and Caesar’s Palace, as well as the Newport Jazz Festival and Woodstock. It was the first contemporary band to break through the Iron Curtain with its historic 1970 tour of Eastern Europe.

Through the years, he has lost none of the attributes that have made him one of the greatest vocalists of his generation. That unmistakable voice now soaring and sunny, now a dark, somber shade of blue. He still just sings the hell out of a song.
“People like me don’t retire,” says David with his face in a wide grin around those storied, steel-blue eyes.” This is what I was put here to do”. With the BS&T years now behind him, look for an outpouring of new music from this gifted and fiercely creative artist.


DAVID 
CLAYTON-THOMAS


Say Somethin'

Featuring singles “Never Again,” Clayton-Thomas’ powerful battle cry calling attention to the gun violence plaguing the U.S.; and “The System,” 

Purchase the new album by David Clayton-Thomas
Politically Potent Album entitled Say Somethin’
 Newest Studio Album Set for Release March 20 on Linus Records
And available at amazon.com on March 20th

BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS BY DAVID CLAYTON-THOMAS -Autobiography

There was a time when David Clayton-Thomas seemed an unlikely success story. As a teenager in Willowdale, Ontario, his frequent clashes with his authoritarian father led to his living on the streets by the time he was 14, then spending the rest of his youth bouncing in and out of jails and reformatories. But when a battered, old mail-order guitar was left to him by an outgoing inmate, Clayton-Thomas discovered a talent for music that allowed him to believe in a different kind of life. This is the remarkable story of his journey to international stardom as the legendary front man for Blood, Sweat & Tears. In his brutally truthful memoir, Clayton-Thomas reveals what it was like to headline at Woodstock, to tour behind the Iron Curtain, to watch brilliant musicians tear their own band apart with in-fighting, and to make his fortune only to lose it all … and start all over again. This is a story of grit, courage, and determination. It is, above all, a story of survival.

 available at amazon.com




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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

TOM RUSH CHATS ABOUT RECENT ALBUM AND FIRST ANNUAL FAREWELL TOUR ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS W/RAY SHASHO-BBS RADIO

T   O   M
R   U   S   H
LEGENDARY FOLK/BLUES 
SINGER-SONGWRITER -GUITARIST
AND MASTER STORYTELLER
CHATS ABOUT RECENT ALBUM AND 
FIRST ANNUAL FAREWELL TOUR

Tom Rush is a gifted musician and performer, whose shows offer a musical celebration…a journey into the tradition and spectrum of what music has been, can be, and will become. His distinctive guitar style, wry humour and warm, expressive voice have made him both a legend and a lure to audiences around the world. His shows are filled with the rib-aching laughter of terrific story-telling, the sweet melancholy of ballads and the passion of gritty blues.

Rush’s impact on the American music scene has been profound. He helped shape the folk revival in the ’60s and the renaissance of the ’80s and ’90s, his music having left its stamp on generations of artists. James Taylor told Rolling Stone, “Tom was not only one of my early heroes, but also one of my main influences.” Country music star Garth Brooks has credited Rush with being one of his top five musical influences. Rush has long championed emerging artists. His early recordings introduced the world to the work of Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne and James Taylor, and in more recent years his Club 47® concerts have brought artists such as Nanci Griffith and Shawn Colvin to wider audiences when they were just beginning to build their own reputations.

In 2012, he began a revival of his Club 47® shows at Boston’s Symphony Hall. Tom Rush: 50 Years of Music, featured old friends David Bromberg, Jonathan Edwards and Buskin & Batteau, and new friends like Dom Flemons of the Carolina Chocolate Drops. The show was streamed live, and has been released as a DVD video.
He followed up with a sold-out show at Symphony Hall in 2013, with the Kweskin Jug Band, Maria Muldaur, Geoff Muldaur and Bill Keith, Patty Larkin, Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion.

Today, Tom Rush lives in Massachusetts when he’s not touring. His voice has grown even richer and more melodic, and his music, like a fine wine, has matured and ripened in the blending of traditional and modern influences. He’s written a number of new songs. He’s doing what he loves, and what audiences love him for: writing and playing …passionately, tenderly…knitting together the musical traditions and talents of our times.


For more information about Tom Rush including
 upcoming concert dates
visit ...
www.tomrush.com
and

www.facebook.com/TomRushMusic

T  O  M
R  U  S  H



V O I C E S

2018 release. Tom Rush's Voices is the CD that fans of modern folk music and contemporary singer-songwriters have been waiting for 50 years. 


Purchase the latest release by Tom Rush entitled 
VOICES 
at amazon.com



T   O   M
R   U   S   H
SPECIAL GUEST 
on INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS 
w/RAY SHASHO
on BBS RADIO 1
www.bbsradio.com
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TOM RUSH ON TOUR 2020
30th Jan Newburyport, Massachusetts
Firehouse Center for the Arts
31st Jan Newburyport, Massachusetts 
Firehouse Center for the Arts
01st Feb Fall River, Massachusetts
Narrows Center for the Arts
08th Feb Portsmouth, New Hampshire 
South Church Unitarian Universalist Church
Tom's Birthday Bash kicks of his First Annual Farewell Tour! 
09th Feb Undisclosed Location ~Private Event
04th Mar Asheville, North Carolina
Mountain Spirit and Isis Music Hall Present
05th Mar Decatur, Georgia 
Eddie's Attic
07th Mar Stuart, Florida 
Lyric Theatre
09th Mar Key West, Florida
The Studios of Key West
10th Mar West Palm Beach, 
Florida Kravis Center
19th Mar Waynesboro, Virginia
 Wayne Theatre
20th Mar Clearwater, Florida 
Ruth Eckerd Hall
 Sharing the stage with the band “America”, and Matt Nakoa.
21st Mar Alexandria, Virginia 
The Birchmere
22nd Mar Wilmington, Delaware
The Grand Opera House
25th Mar New York, New York 
The Iridium
26th Mar Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
World Cafe Live
03rd Apr Derry, New Hampshire 
Tupelo Music Hall
04th Apr Franklin, Massachusetts 
Circle of Friends Coffeehouse
05th Apr Canton, Connecticut
 Bridge Street Live
30th Apr Clayton, New York 
Clayton Opera House
01st May Syracuse, New York 
Redhouse Arts Center
02nd May Schenectady, New York
 The Eighth Step at Proctor's
 Appearing with Matt Nakoa
08th May Lexington, Massachusetts
 Isaac Harris Cary Memorial Building
 Double billing: Tom Rush & Jesse Colin Young
09th May Undisclosed Location ~Private Event
 Private Event, Grotton, MA
28th May Undisclosed Location ~Private Event
 Private Reunion, New Haven, CT
16th Jun Bristol, England United Kingdom 
St George's Bristol  
UK & Ireland Tour
17th Jun Birmingham, England United Kingdom
Birmingham Town Hall 
 UK & Ireland Tour
19th Jun London, England United Kingdom
Cadogan Hall  
UK & Ireland Tour
21st Jun Manchester, England United Kingdom
RNCM
UK & Ireland Tour
23rd Jun Gateshead, England United Kingdom 
Sage Gateshead  
UK & Ireland Tour
24th Jun Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom
 The Queen's Hall
 UK & Ireland Tour
28th Jun Dublin Ireland
 Liberty Hall
 UK & Ireland Tour
10th Jul Brownfield, Maine 
Stone Mountain Arts Center
05th Sep Camden, Maine
Camden Opera House
19th Sep North Truro, Massachusetts
Payomet Performing Arts Center
24th Sep Richmond, Virginia
The Tin Pan
25th Sep Easton, Maryland
The Avalon Theater
26th Sep South Salem, New York 
The Heights at Brother Vic's
27th Sep West Chester, Pennsylvania
Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center



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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

STEVE "LIPS" KUDLOW FRONTMAN & GUITARIST FOR HEAVY METAL BAND 'ANVIL' EXCLUSIVE ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS W/RAY SHASHO -BBS RADIO

S T E V E
"L I P S"
K U D L O W
LEAD SINGER-SONGWRITER-GUITARIST
with METAL ON METAL BAND 
A  N  V  I  L
NEW ALBUM entitled 
LEGAL  AT  LAST
NEW TOUR 2020
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW!

When it comes to virtues such as endurance, unconditional commitment and a thoroughly down-to-earth attitude, Anvil are the measure of all things. Like few other metal acts, the band surrounding founding members Steve ‘Lips’ Kudlow (vocals, guitars) and Robb Reiner (drums), plus bassist Chris Robertson have earned their laurels of blood, sweat and tears. Since their 2009 documentary film The Story Of Anvil, which reveals the unvarnished truth about the music industry, the world has been aware that the day-to-day life of most musicians doesn’t consist of MTV Awards, Grammy ceremonies, red carpets, champagne and caviar but mainly of energy-sapping tours de force with little sleep, junk food and meagre earnings. Yet these difficult conditions have made Anvil what they are today: a band that stands solid as a rock in the turbulent waters of a musical genre that produces like no other music by fans for fans.
So, Robb Reiner refers with a sense of justified pride to Anvil’s latest release Legal At Last simply as “one more Anvil album”. Because quotes such as this show that the band has survived despite all adversities, losing none of its musical style or sense of reality. Kudlow, Reiner or Robertson would never use clichés such as “harder, faster, louder” or attempt to present their own accomplishments as superhuman feats. Robb Reiner is right: Legal At Last is simply an impressive new statement by a band that stands for the same values in 2020 as it did when it was first launched in autumn 1978.

NEW RELEASE

BY


A N V I L 



LEGAL AT LAST


available at
AFM Records
and amazon.com
release date Feb 14th






For more information about Steve “Lips” Kudlow and Anvil including touring dates

visit
…Facebook

ANVIL gained popularity and new fans since the 2008 theatrical documentary, "Anvil: The Story Of Anvil", which is currently available on Amazon Prime

S  T  E  V  E
"L  I  P  S"
K  U  D  L  O  W
of
 A N V I L
special guest
on Interviewing the Legends
w/Ray Shasho
BBS RADIO
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ANVIL IS:
 Steve Lips Kudlow (Vocals/Guitar), Robb Reiner (Drums), 
Chris Robertson (Bass) 




A  N  V  I  L  
T  O  U  R
2020

FEB 26 Le Grillen Wednesday, 7:00PM Colmar, France 
FEB 27 Rock 'N Eat Thursday, 7:30PM Lyon, France     
FEB 28 L'Empreinte Friday, 8:00PM Savigny-le-temple, France        
FEB 29 Le Forum Saturday, 8:30PM Vauréal, France     
MAR 01 Willem Twee poppodium Sunday, 3:00PM Den Bosch, Netherlands       
MAR 04 Bannerman's Bar (and The Underworld) Wednesday, 12:00AM Edinburgh, United Kingdom    
MAR 05 The Flowerpot Thursday, 8:00PM Derby, United Kingdom  
 MAR 06 TIVOLI Friday, 7:00AM Buckley, United Kingdom 
MAR 08 The Craufurd Arms Sunday, 7:30PM Milton Keynes, United Kingdom   
MAR 09 Manchester Academy 3 Monday, 7:30PM Manchester, United Kingdom 
MAR 11 Limelight Wednesday, 7:00PM Belfast, United Kingdom    
 MAR 12 Voodoo Lounge Thursday, 7:00PM Dublin, Ireland  
MAR 13 Queens Hall Friday, 8:00PM Nuneaton, United Kingdom    
MAR 14 The Lantern Saturday, 8:00PM Halifax, United Kingdom    
MAR 15 The Cobblestones Sunday, 8:00PM Bridgwater, United Kingdom  
MAR 17 Level 3 Tuesday, 7:30PM Swindon, United Kingdom
MAR 18 Exchange Wednesday, 7:30PM Bristol, United Kingdom     
MAR 19 Chalk Thursday, 7:00PM Brighton, United Kingdom 
MAR 20 1865 Friday, 8:00PM Southampton, United Kingdom
MAR 21 O2 Academy Islington Saturday, 6:00PM London, United Kingdom       
MAR 24 Gebr. De Nobel Tuesday, 7:30PM Leiden, Netherlands        
MAR 25 Turock Wednesday, 7:30PM Essen, Germany  
MAR 26 Kubana Thursday, 7:30PM Siegburg, Germany
MAR 29 Eventhall-Airport Sunday, 6:00PM Regensburg-neuprüll, Germany
MAR 30 Eisenwerk Saal Monday, 7:30PM Frauenfeld, Switzerland   
MAR 31 7er-Club Tuesday, 7:30PM Mannheim, Germany       
APR 01 Backstage Werk Wednesday, 7:30PM München, Germany    
APR 02 Im Wizemann Thursday, 7:00PM Stuttgart, Germany  
APR 03 Konzerthaus Schüür Friday, 8:00PM Lucerne, Switzerland   
APR 05 GARAGE Sunday, 6:30PM Saarbrücken, Germany     
APR 06 Musikzentrum Hannover Monday, 7:30PM Hannover, Germany     
APR 07 Colos-Saal Tuesday, 8:00PM Aschaffenburg, Germany
APR 08 Musik & Frieden Wednesday, 7:30PM Berlin, Germany       
APR 12 Bastard Club Sunday, 8:00PM Osnabrück, Germany   
APR 14 LOGO Tuesday, 7:30PM Hamburg, Germany   
APR 17 Traffic Live Club Friday, 7:00PM Roma Rm, Italy      
MAY 01 Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez Friday, 2:00PM Mexico, Mexico


Studio albums
By
A N V I L
Hard 'n' Heavy (1981)
Metal on Metal (1982)
Forged in Fire (1983)
Strength of Steel (1987)
Pound for Pound (1988)
Worth the Weight (1992)
Plugged in Permanent (1996)
Absolutely No Alternative (1997)
Speed of Sound (1999)
Plenty of Power (2001)
Still Going Strong (2002)
Back to Basics (2004)
This Is Thirteen (2007)
Juggernaut of Justice (2011)
Hope in Hell (2013)
Anvil Is Anvil (2016)
Pounding the Pavement (2018)
Legal at Last (2020)





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