Zac Harmon signed to Blind Pig Records

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Blind Pig Records has announced the signing of award-winning guitarist, organist, singer, and songwriter Zac Harmon. His distinctive style combines the best of old-school soul-blues artists with modern lyrics and themes that bring the blues into a new century.

Said Harmon, “I couldn’t be more excited to be with Blind Pig. A label that’s put out some of my favorite blues records of all time. To be part of that team is a special kind of thrill for me.”

The first release under the pact, Stand Your Ground, is contemporary music that proves just how alive and relevant the blues is today. Addressing issues straight from today’s headlines, Zac presents them in a fresh original style built on the best blues tradition. And he has some incredibly talented musicians helping him. Guests include Bobby Rush, Lucky Peterson, Anson Funderburgh and Mike Finnegan. Zac’s first CD in six years, Stand Your Ground, will be released in the early fall.

A native of Jackson, Mississippi, Harmon played guitar for Z.Z. Hill, Dorothy Moore and Sam Myers before moving to L.A., where he established himself as a successful session musician, songwriter, and producer, working with the likes of Evelyn “Champagne” King, the Whispers, the O’Jays and Black Uhuru.

Zac was introduced as a true torchbearer for the “next generation of the blues” in 2004 when he won the Blues Foundation’s prestigious International Blues Challenge (IBC) title of “Best Unsigned Band.” Two years later, Harmon won the Blues Music Award for “Best New Artist Debut” for The Blues According to Zacariah.

Since then he’s become one of the blues’ strongest live performers, thrilling fans everywhere from Memphis to Mumbai. With Stand Your Ground he finally brings that excitement to a brand new CD, his bluesiest ever.

Alvin “Youngblood” Hart & Damon Fowler Join Tina Terry Agency

Alvin “Youngblood” Hart

The cosmic American love child of Howlin Wolf and Link Wray! Known as a “musician’s musician,” Alvin Youngblood Hart’s praises have been sung by everyone from Bob Dylan to Brit guitar gods Eric Clapton & Mick Taylor.

Since the release of his 1996 debut recording, the all-acoustic BIG MAMA’S DOOR, Hart has relayed his eclectic musical message around the world. A devout follower of the “no barriers” approach carved out by veteran performers like Gatemouth Brown and the late/great Doug Sahm, Hart aims to delight the masses and points to challenge the so-called blues purists.

Website: AlvinYoungbloodHart

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Damon Fowler

After spending much of the past year touring with the band Southern Hospitality, Damon Fowler is back with his third solo project for Blind Pig Records, Sounds of Home. Damon chose swamp blues master Tab Benoit to produce and record him at Tab’s rural Louisiana home studio, and their collaboration has resulted in Damon’s strongest effort to date.

On the strength of his hybrid of roots rock, blues, and sacred steel, the Florida native started wowing audiences with his musical exploits as a teenager, building a reputation as one of the hottest young players on the scene. Adding songwriting and vocal skills to his repertoire over the years has brought him many accolades, with critics extolling his originality and maturity as well as his technical guitar expertise.

Website: DamonFowler

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Winning Combination: The Todd Wolfe Band Joined by John Ginty

The Todd Wolfe Band, one of the hardest working blues-rock ensembles in the business, are joined by acclaimed organist John Ginty, for shows in the Northeast for a limited time throughout 2015.

Wolfe and Ginty had recently collaborated on the band’s highly-praised album, “Miles To Go” (American ShowplaceMusic). Ginty has toured and recorded with artists such as Jewel, Citizen Cope, Santana, Dixie Chicks, Matthew Sweet, and the Court Yard Hounds. The New Jersey native is an original member of Robert Randolph and the Family Band, for which he received two Grammy Nominations.

Longtime guitar ace Todd Wolfe is known for his work with the great Sheryl Crow (five years as her lead guitarist in the ’90’s), Carla Olson (the Textones); and Leslie West (Mountain), among others, throughout a stellar career. Todd and band had just returned from yet another road trip – four in 2014 alone, totalling close to 40,000 miles, from the Czech Republic to San Francisco – and received year-end accolades including a “Best Band” win from RockWired Magazine. Wolfe has released eight albums since 1999 and has written songs for acts as diverse as country star Faith Hill and Stevie Nicks.

Please reach out to the Tina Terry Agency for further information: 336-273-0446 / info@tinaterryagency.com.

New Artists: Alastair Greene Band & Todd Wolfe Band

Alastair Greene Band & Todd Wolfe Band sign with the Tina Terry Agency for exclusive world-wide representation.

 

Blues and rock have met at many different crossroads. From Cream and Johnny Winter to Stevie Ray Vaughan and Gov’t Mule these blues rock recipes are often boiled down to a simple trio. Such is the melting pot of influences and presentation of the Alastair Greene Band.

Not only is Greene a blues rock guitar slinging and singing front man, but he has also served many years as a side man to some legendary musicians. Currently, Greene is the touring guitarist with Alan Parsons and has been touring internationally with the English pop/ progressive rock veteran since 2010. After Greene played on Parsons’ 2004 release A Valid Path, Alan was quoted as saying, “Alastair should be out playing guitar with the biggest bands in the world. I believe it’s just a matter of time.” Heady praise indeed coming from the man who engineered Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, served as second engineer on the last two albums by the Beatles, and has also sold millions of albums with his own Alan Parsons Project. When the guitar slot for Parsons’ band opened in 2010, Greene got the call. Alastair has also appeared on albums by high profile artists such as drum legend Aynsely Dunbar as well as Toad the Wet Sprocket front man Glen Phillips.

Alastair Greene Band is touring worldwide in support of “Trouble at Your Door.(Eclecto Groove Records).

WEBSITE: http://agsongs.com/
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/AlastairGreeneOfficial
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The Todd Wolfe Band recall the days when “men were men and amps were amps,” real tubes crackling with a blues-adelic sound reminiscent of the best rock and roll bands of the ‘60s. This band jams and rocks, but their music is deeply soaked in blues. Todd Wolfe, Roger Voss and bassist Justine Gardner have established themselves as one of top power trios by relentless international touring and spreading their legend from coast-to- coast and beyond.

In the ‘80s, Todd formed Troy & the Tornados, and they opened for many acts constantly performing in the New York metro area. Todd also met two women in this time period that would eventually play a part in his guitar playing experience: Carla Olson of the Textones and Sheryl Crow, who at the time was an unknown back-up singer. By the late ‘80s, Sheryl had sat in several times with Todd in New York City after being introduced to him by the man who would eventually manage both of them. Todd decided to fly out to Los Angeles and write with Sheryl and showcase their new band in hopes of a record deal. Nothing came of this particular venture, but these two would find each other again on the same stage. Todd decided to re-locate to Los Angeles with revamped line-ups and began to perform in small clubs in southern California while also scoring music for the Playboy Channel and eventually joined up with old friend Carla Olson and her latest band. But it wasn’t long until Todd was back with Sheryl Crow, as she had just completed her soon to be released debut album, the multi-platinum Tuesday Night Music Club. Crow needed a touring band, including a lead guitarist that could add some extra excitement to the live shows and Todd filled that role for almost five years, touring the world!

After Todd left Sheryl’s band he had a varying lineup of players including Eric Massimino, Michael Lawrence, Rich Pagano, Dave Hollingsworth and other players of merit to where he settled in with the current lineup of Roger Voss on drums and Justine Gardner on bass. Todd’s eighth release since leaving Sheryl’s band, “Miles To Go” in a short time has garnered much praise and great reviews are still rolling in. The band has kept busy with constant tours of Europe and across the USA and Canada.

WEBSITE: http://www.toddwolfe.com/
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Todd-Wolfe/139054892800438?fref=ts
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Ryan Baker

Ryan Baker Joins Tina Terry Agency

Responsible Agent for the US Northeast and Eastern Canada Territory

Ryan Baker (second from right) joins the Tina Terry Agency

Ryan Baker of Voodoo Music Entertainment, Wichita, KS, joins the Tina Terry Agency as the Agent for all artist bookings in the Northeast US territory and Eastern Canada.

Baker grew up in a family where music is what put food on the table. Baker’s father grew up playing in the Kansas music scene of the 60’s & early 70’s in Topeka, Kansas where The Germs, The Fabulous Flames and Kansas were making a scene for the Midwest.  With the artistic side in his blood he went to college as a Graphic Designer. During that time he kept his ears open listening and spending a great deal of money on CD’s creating a vast multi-genred library of music. Baker read books about music folklore of the great musicians in the past which lead to his desire to know how their music was created and how it stands the test of time. That led to his desires to be a part of the music business himself. It lead to the desire to be his own boss and blaze his own trial. A decade after graduating from college, with music in his heart and business on his brain, Baker decided to jump feet first and joined his first band. They played all original Americana music. This lead to him becoming the band’s Booking Agent. It was the venture where Baker found his passion and he never looked back. Voodoo Music Entertainment was created and has been in existence for 10 solid years. He has worked with rock & blues genres both in Management and Booking. Baker has also served as Talent Buyer for many events, and specifically at times putting on festivals and concert events at multiple venues.  He is the creator of the Kansas Blues Blast Festival now in its 4th year.

With all of Ryan’s experience and talent, we are honored he choose to join the Tina Terry Agency family.

Ryan can be reached directly @ 316-201-5846 and via email at ryan@tinaterryagency.com.

Tina Terry Agency Adds a New Agent: Welcome Amberly Stokes to the Family

Amberly Stokes was raised in the rich musical heritage of Harlan County, KY, in the heart of Appalachia. The well-known economic challenges of her home sent her seeking her fortune in the equally-rich musical environment of Chicago where she first encountered the Blues. Her affinity for the genre was immediate and she gravitated to the high-energy performances and personalities. Tony Mangiullo, of legendary Rosa’s Lounge convinced her to work for the club and this immersion in the world of Chicago Blues has given her an appreciation and perspective, a crash-course in the power of the music. Amberly shares in general management of the venue as well as special events, public relations, promo and takes special pride in her work with support and fund-raising within the Blues Community.   Her work ethics and dedication to the Blues aided in Rosa’s Lounge being awarded the Blues Foundation’s 2015 KBA Recipient for Blues Club of the Year.

Amberly joins our team as the Agent for IL, IN, WI and MI. We are honored she has joined the agency and we are proud to bring her into the next phase of her musical career.

CONTACT:

amberly@tinaterryagency.com / #336-273-0446 (main office) / #630-779-5648 (direct).

Seth Walker to Perform on “Circle of the Song” Tour

Seth joins Ed Jurdi (of Band of Heathens) and Edward David Anderson on the inaugural “Circle of the Song Tour” this winter.

As far back as we can remember, humanity has been compelled to gather around song. Whether as a centerpiece for celebration, a reflection on loss or a calling to inspire community; in the form of ballads, blues, spirituals and countless other variations, timeless songs have been integral to the narrative of their times. With that idea in mind, three of this generation’s most devoted artists to the art of the song: Ed Jurdi, Seth Walker and Edward David Anderson will head out of the road together to perform in the round, share their extensive bodies of work with one another, pick on a few classics and celebrate…The Circle Of The Song.

As a founding member and leader of the Austin, TX rock and roll outfit The Band of Heathens, Ed Jurdi has been an essential element in defining the band’s kaleidoscopic American sound. From festival performances at Bonnaroo, Austin, City Limits and Hardly Strictly Bluegrass to over a thousand one-nighters in clubs and theaters across the United States and Europe, The Band of Heathens have built a reputation as one of today’s hardest working bands. Originally from the Boston area, Jurdi has forged a sound both rooted in the past and pointing toward the future. An ardent student of the masters of American music, he brings the passion of a gospel sermon and juxtaposes it against a gathering of merry pranksters with a soulful delivery and timeless voice.

Seth Walker is pure Southern troubadour. He grew up in North Carolina and came of age in Austin, Texas where he became renowned on the contemporary blues and roots scene. After a stint in Nashville, Walker now resides in New Orleans. All of these geographical influences coalesce on his most recent album, Sky Still Blue. Produced by Oliver Wood of The Wood Brothers, it revels in the devil-on-my-trail gristle, longing blue notes and pop-wise song-craft that has become Walker’s forte. The Vinyl District perhaps summed up Seth best when praising him as “an accomplished guitarist and an even better singer, distilling the soul of Ray Charles, the Southern boy roots charm of Delbert McClinton, and an uptown blues turn of phrase (à la Percy Mayfield) into his own distinct voice.”

Prior to 2014, many knew Edward David Anderson best from his critically acclaimed, vintage American rock band, Backyard Tire Fire. That all changed earlier this year, however, when Anderson struck out on his own with his debut solo release, Lies & Wishes. Produced by Steve Berlin of Los Lobos, it presents Anderson’s most autobiographical material yet, exploring the loss of his mother and the dissolution of his band. It’s a collection of songs that embrace vulnerability, while rooted in Anderson’s working class aesthetic. Performer Magazine declared: “Anderson pulls from the pockets of country, blues and Americana, capturing a different hue as the genres shift, in a juxtaposition of warm-hearted openness and biting self-doubt.” Born and raised in the Midwest, Anderson currently splits his time between Bloomington, Illinois and lower Alabama.

Sugar Blue, Joe Krown Trio and Cassie Taylor join the Tina Terry Agency for Exclusive Representation

It is an honor to rejoin forces with Sugar Blue, Joe Krown Trio, and Cassie Taylor.

sugar, joe, cassieSUGAR BLUE:
Sugar Blue is known as the Jimi Hendrix and Charlie Parker of the harmonica for his astonishing technical mastery. His style is melodically fluid, instantly recognizable for its soaring trills, flamboyant flourishes and swooping glissandos that bring the tiny dynamo’s remarkable sonic and emotional range to life. Blue has made a few appearances on the big screen too: he performed in the Cinemax special, Fats Domino and Friends, (with Ray Charles, Jerry Lee Lewis and others) in the 1987 thriller, Angel Heart starring Robert DeNiro and in the recent years in “The Perfect Age of Rock’n’Roll” along with Pinetop Perkins, Hubert Sumlin, Ruby Dee and Peter Fonda. After a brace of albums, Blue Blazes (1994) and In Your Eyes (1995), on the prestigious Alligator label, Blue took a 12-year hiatus from the studio, returning in 2008 with the highly acclaimed Code Blue., followed by Threshold and his latest work, a powerful live double album “Raw Sugar Live”. Sugar Blue is currently working meticulously on a studio album to release soon.

JOE KROWN TRIO:
Joe Krown (Hammond B-3), Walter Wolfman Washington (guitar & vocals) & Russell Batiste (drums & background vocals) started playing together in March 2007. The trio has been performing every Sunday at a local New Orleans nightclub, the Maple Leaf Bar. The combination of the soulful vocals of Walter with the big sound of the Hammond B-3 (which Joe also plays all of the bass parts on the B-3) and the masterful drumming skills of Russell Batiste Jr. has developed it’s own unique sound. The trio recorded and released a live CD, Live at the Maple Leaf(JK1003) in the fall of 2008. Live at the Maple won a 2009 Offbeat Award for Best R&B/Funk CD. The trio also won a 2009 Big Easy Award in the “Best Rhythm & Blues Band” category. In the fall of 2010, the Trio released Triple Threat (JK1004), the follow up to Live at the Maple Leaf and their first studio CD. The trio’s current release and 3rd CD Soul Understanding (JK1006) was released at the end of April 2013.

CASSIE TAYLOR:
At age 26, Cassie Taylor is already a veteran musician. She’s spent a decade playing bass and singing on stage and in the studio with her father, modern-day blues innovator Otis Taylor. And now, with the May 7, 2013 release of her new album “Out of My Mind” on Yellow Dog Records, Cassie stakes her own claim as an artist of intelligence, power and soul. Overall, the album is a masterful testament to Taylor’s artistic evolution, which began at the tender age of 12 when she picked up a bass and played the iconic line of the blues-rock anthem “Hey Joe” perfectly after being shown the lick just once. Soon after that the young prodigy joined her father’s band as bassist and backing singer. Today she is an outspoken champion of other young budding artists as a member of the Blues Foundation’s Board of Directors. She leads the organization’s Generation Blues initiative, which provides performers under the age of 21 with musical scholarships. “In concert I’ll play Nine Inch Nails’ ‘Closer’ and segue into Muddy Waters’ ‘I Just Want To Make’ Love To You’ to make a point — they’re equally grounded in blues; they both have the same message and the same changes, and prove that this musical tradition is relevant today.”

Dates are currently available; please contact the agency for dates currently available for your market.

Tina Terry Agency: 336-273-0446, info@tinaterryagency.com.

Walter "Wolfman" Washington

Walter “Wolfman” Washington Signs with the Tina Terry Agency

We are proud to announce that Walter “Wolfman” Washington joins the Tina Terry Agency for exclusive representation.  Washington resides in New Orleans and while his roots are in Blues, he blends in the essence of Funk and R&B to create his own unique sound.  He began his career with Lee Dorsey and Johnny Adams.  He spent 20 years touring and recording with Adams.  During those years with Adams, he began his solo career and in 1970 he started the “Roadmasters” band for which he has been touring worldwide with ever since.  You can catch them live every Wednesday at DBA (when not otherwise on tour).  He is also a member of the Joe Krown Trio with organist Joe Krown and drummer Russell Batiste, Jr.  When all three are in town, you can catch them live on Sunday at the Maple Leaf Bar. Celebrate “Walter ‘Wolfman’ Washington Day” the Wednesday between the two weeks of JazzFest.

DMC, Sonix the Mad Scientist & Sugar Blue take it to the Next Level

What happens when you put a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Hip-Hop and Rock Icon with a Grammy Award-Winning Blues legend together on one song? The answer is “NEXT LEVEL” featuring DMC, Sugar Blue and Sonix the Mad Scientist.

Masterminded by Super Producer Sonix The Mad Scientist. The project is the perfect blend of blazing Blues Harmonica, mighty Rap and Sonix’ hard-hitting unique sound.

As Willie Dixon said so well: “…the Blues are the roots, all the rest are the fruits!”

The TTA is proud to bring on board the Next Level for exclusive representation.

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