Alastair to tour with Tab Benoit's Whiskey Bayou Revue  

Tab Benoit kicks off a new tour with Benoit’s “Whiskey Bayou Revue” featuring Alastair Greene & Josh Garrett. Greene and Garrett both have highly anticipated upcoming releases dropping in 2020, produced by Tab Benoit for his label, Whiskey Bayou Records. Alastair Greene is a touring veteran of the Alan Parsons Live Project and Sugaray Rayford’s Blues Music Award-nominated band. Louisiana native Garrett is a triple-threat singer, songwriter, guitarist with a growing reputation as an exciting genre-crossing performer. Grab your tickets now as these shows are sure to sell out! Visit TabBenoit.com for tickets and details. 

MAR 19 THU Soul Kitchen Music Hall - Mobile, AL 

MAR 20 FRI Proud Larry’s - Oxford, MS 

MAR 21 SAT River City Casino St. Louis, MO 

MAR 22 SUN The Vogue Theatre  - Indianapolis, IN 

MAR 25 WED The Token Lounge - Westland, MI 

MAR 26 THU Taft Theatre - Cincinnati, OH 

MAR 27 FRI Beachland Ballroom - Cleveland, OH 

MAR 28 SAT The Tralf - Buffalo, NY 

MAR 29 SUN Center for the Arts - Homer, NY 

MAR 31 TUE Gateway City Arts - Holyoke, MA 

APR 01 WED Spire Center for the Performing Arts - Plymouth, MA 

APR 02 THU The Center For Arts - Natick, MA 

APR 03 FRI  South Orange Performing Arts Center - South Orange, NJ 

APR 07 TUE King Center For Performing Arts  - Melbourne, FL 

APR 08 WED The Plaza Live - Orlando, FL 

APR 09 THU Centers for the Arts - Bonita Springs, FL 

APR 10 FRI Culture Room - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Alastair to play 2020 HART Fund Benefit in Phoenix.  

Alastair will be performing again at The Rhythm Room in Phoenix, AZ on Saturday, February 15th. The Blues Foundation established the HART Fund (Handy Artists Relief Trust) for Blues musicians and their families in financial need due to a broad range of health concerns. The Fund provides for acute, chronic and preventive medical and dental care as well as funeral and burial expenses. Find out more and donate to the HART Fund HERE and get tickets to the event HERE.

A BLUES MUSIC AWARD NOMINATION  

A BLUES MUSIC AWARD NOMINATION! 

We are excited to announce that since Alastair was a part of the Sugaray Rayford Band during the award year that he has been officially named a nominee for the Blues Music Awards as part of the Sugaray Rayford Band. We're thrilled to share this news with you and encourage you to visit blues.org to become a member of the Blues Foundation and vote!

Red Seven Amplification welcomes Alastair to the Family.  

"I’m happy to officially announce that I am a member of the RedSeven Amplification family. I’ve always been a fan of companies in search of new tones and ideas in the amplification field. Be on the lookout for more photos and videos as we get things rolling!" - Alastair 

 Website: RedSevenAmplification 

RedSeven Announcement: "Alastair Greene (Alan Parsons Live Project, Starship, Sugaray Rayford, Alastair Greene Band, etc) is a well known session and live musician. He has toured the world with some of the best musicians and today is a proud RedSeven Amplification artist."

Photo: Victoria Happekotte Borjesson

Alastair to open for Danielle Nicole  

JAN 10 FRI Crystal Bay Casino - Lake Tahoe, NV Danielle Nicole Band with special guest Alastair Greene 

JAN 11 SAT Sofia Theater - Sacramento, CA Danielle Nicole Band with special guest Alastair Greene

JAN 12 SUN Poor House Bistro - San Jose, CA Danielle Nicole Band with special guest Alastair Greene  (AGB 3:30pm patio stage / DNB 7pm Studio Stage)

 

THE BIG HOLIDAY SHOW! 

Get your tickets NOW for the ROCKIN' BLUES HELL RAISING HOLIDAY HOEDOWN at Soho Music Club in Santa Barbara, CA on Friday December 20th. 

Join Alastair along with Jim Rankin on bass and Austin Beede on drums for what is sure to be an unforgettable night of music. The band will be performing hits from classic power trios (Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, ZZ Top, and Cream) in addition to new songs off of Alastair's upcoming release on Whiskey Bayou Records. 

We also have confirmation that blues guitar legend Debbie Davies will be joining the band on stage for a set! 

Click the poster below for more info and tickets. 

(We recommend dinner reservations for a guaranteed seat)

ALASTAIR SIGNS RECORD DEAL WITH TAB BENOIT’S LABEL WHISKEY BAYOU RECORDS 

Alastair will be releasing a new record on Tab Benoit’s Whiskey Bayou Records. 

Alastair and Tab got to know each other on a couple annual gigs at the Big Blues Bender, and soon become friends as well as musical compadres, so when Tab asked Alastair to join his Whiskey Bayou Records label, it was a natural fit. Greene traveled to Whiskey Bayou Studios in Houma Louisiana with a handful of songs. Tab helped arrange and produce, they did some co-writing, and wound up with 11 original songs. With Greene on guitar and vocals, Tab on drums and harmony vocals, and Corey Duplechin on bass and harmony vocals they recorded most tracks live in the studio. Greene notes that these songs reflect more straight-up blues than his last couple of records, while the songwriting does stretch in to some different territories — Blues Rock filtered through a funky Louisiana Rhythm section. 

The new record will be coming in 2020. Stay tuned…

Jack Kennedy - Celebration Of Life 

A celebration of life was held for Jack Kennedy on Sunday, September 15th. Alastair wrote and posted to social media later that day:

"For those of you that couldn’t make it,....
We celebrated the life of Jack Kennedy today. It was incredibly moving. Lots of crying and lots of laughter. One of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do was get up and speak about my mentor and friend, Jack. I know he’d be getting a kick out of the proceedings. It was so good seeing old friends and telling stories. Jack was one of a kind and those of us who knew him will carry a part of him with us forever. Much love to his wife Eden and son Jackson. He was the first true stone cold bada$$ mofo I ever met. He lived a lot of life in 60 years. More than most people could live in 600 years! Love you and miss, bro."

We invite you to take a moment and celebrate Jack's life by watching and listening to this bass solo from the Alastair Greene show in Boynton Beach, FL.
Alastair writes:

"This is what I consider to be a classic Jack Kennedy bass solo. It's all here. Jack's groove, flurries of notes, string bending, octave chromaticism, melodic sensibilities....pure bada$$ery.

I'm so grateful Datflys Concert Videos was there to capture this entire show back in May of this year.

Rest in peace, brother Jack."

(Listen with headphones or on a stereo so you can hear the bass. Smart phone speakers aren’t very good for bass response)

 

Alastair's mastery of traditional blues tunings, slide, string bending, and grooves are as much a part of his foundation as hard driving, rocking energy. ” - Dick Shurman

— Blues Producer and Historian