Whiskey Bayou Records has announced the October 23rd release of The New World Blues by Alastair Greene, produced by Whiskey Bayou co-founder Tab Benoit. The new single Living Today is out now.
Benoit’s label partner, Rueben Williams, also manager to Greene and Benoit, enthuses, “On The New World Blues, Alastair makes it clear why he is a ‘guitar player’s guitar player’ and this recording will surely leave the Alastair Greene stamp on the Blues Rock World.”
“Dream Train was a very special album to make. I was fortunate to have some amazing special guests to contribute to the record: Walter Trout, Debbie Davies, and Mike Zito all played brilliant guitar solos on the album. We also brought in David Z (Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Jonny Lang, Buddy Guy) to produce.
Alastair Greene’s musical journey has been anything but traditional. His combination of Blues, Southern Rock, and Jam Band sensibilities has been thrilling audiences for nearly two decades. His recent performances at the Chicago Blues Festival and the Big Blues Bender in Las Vegas have kept his Blues fans satisfied, while his onstage jams with Al Schnier and Vinny Amico from moe. and stage time with Eric Burdon, Walter Trout, Savoy Brown, and Starship featuring Mickey Thomas keep guitarists wondering what he'll do next.
The second day of the Starry Nites Festival began under cloudy skies on Sunday, March 19. The event took place at Live Oak Campgrounds, which sits high above Santa Barbara, in the immaculate wilderness between the San Raphael and Santa Ynez Mountains. The area has a rich history, once used as a campsite for 19th century cowboys. The cloudy morning made for good morning sleeping weather, blotting out the harsh sunlight, and keeping temperatures moderated with an insulating blanket of moist air.