Repost from Whiskey Bayou Records:
Congratulations to Whiskey Bayou Records artist Alastair Greene for having one of the top songs (Living Today) on SiriusXM B.B. King’s Bluesville.
Grab your copy of The New World Blues: smarturl.it/AGreeneNewWorldBlues
(Produced by Tab Benoit for Whiskey Bayou Records)
Alastair is on this month's cover of the digital issue of BLUES MUSIC MAGAZINE!
This is HUGE!
Thanks to ALL of you who pre-ordered THE NEW WORLD BLUES as well as those of you who purchased it this last week. It was announced today that we are #3 on the illustrious BILLBOARD BLUES chart!
This is because of YOU GUYS! The top 2 slots are occupied by releases that also came out this week by blues rocker Joe Bonamassa and the late great Rory Gallagher.
FROM TAB BENOIT'S OFFICIAL FACEBOOK PAGE
"Thanks everyone. Y’all made this happen. Alastair is number 3, right under Joe Bonamassa and Rory Gallagher. Please help us congratulate Whiskey Bayou Records artist Alastair Greene and his new album THE NEW WORLD BLUES as it debuts at #3 on the Billboard Blues chart!"
We are pleased to announce that Alastair and the band will be getting together for streaming performance that will be broadcast on Saturday, October 17th and 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern.
Tickets are $10 and are available HERE.
This performance will be filmed and recorded with professional production - audio - lighting - video at the Los Angeles studios of Bandprod. Alastair will be joined by Jim Rankin on bass and Austin Beede on drums.
The show will include the live debut of new songs from Alastair's forthcoming album "The New World Blues". This new album, produced by Tab Benoit, is being released on Tab's Whiskey Bayou Records label.
On October 17, Alastair will be back at the BandProd studio to host the playback of the concert film. During the playback, Alastair will tell stories and answer fan questions LIVE. Expected total show time is 75-90 minutes.
We are excited that today Grateful Web announced that we have released the first single from THE NEW WORLD BLUES!
Grateful Web: "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."
Click below to see a short clip of the music video for LIVING TODAY!
Full video coming soon.
HOUMA, LOUISIANA – Whiskey Bayou Records proudly presents THE NEW WORLD BLUES, by Alastair Greene, produced by Whiskey Bayou co-founder Tab Benoit.
Greene traveled to Houma, Louisiana to record with Grammy nominated Benoit, who produced, played drums and sang harmonies on this record, and bass player Corey Duplechin. “This is definitely the most stripped down blues-based album I’ve ever made. The vast majority of this record is live in the studio with very few overdubs and many were first or second takes,” says Greene.
The diverse, thoughtfully penned songs are all Greene originals, with a few co-written with Benoit. “When I started writing the majority of these songs in early 2019, I had no idea they would take on a whole new and more poignant meaning as time went on” says Greene, “The New World Blues is a reflection of current times and has equal parts light and dark.” With Alastair Greene, even the darkest lyrics are woven with a thread of hope.
The 11 songs cover a lot of ground, tying together Greene’s diverse influences into his deeply rooted playing, singing, and songwriting. Some tracks give a nod to rock icons like Gary Moore and Peter Green, others find a funky blues groove. Some are driven by Greene’s tasty slide guitar, while others capture the feel of the Cajun environment, paired with a rock-solid Louisiana rhythm section.
Alastair has been collaborating and contributing to other artists records for years, he has recently been ramping up his work with artists from around the world via his home studio AKA Castle Fuzz Studios.
We'd like to share some of these projects with you and we will keep you posted as these recordings become available. We hope you'll check out some of these awesome musicians and their music!
For those interested in contacting Alastair about playing on their recording you can contact us through AG's Contact Page
Alastair recently worked with former Dishwalla vocalist, J.R. Richards on a previously unreleased track from the Dishwalla 5 record. The track is called "Winter Sun (Piano Version) and is on the Maxi-Disc version of the album. Alastair contributed a guitar solo to the song's epic outro section and you can listen to and purchase the song and album anywhere else you purchase digital and physical music.
J.R. and Alastair met in the mid 90s when they both lived in and were part of the Santa Barbara, CA music scene. J.R. currently resides in England. You can listen on YouTube HERE.
Find out more about J.R. on his website.
Alastair has co-written and contributed guitar parts to a song from an upcoming album by Candadian Blues / Soul / Rock vocalist Layla Zoe. Now living in Europe, Layla's new album features collaborations with musicians from all over the world.
We'll have more info soon, in the mean time check out Layla's website.
Bassist, producer, songwriter, solo artist Fabrizio Grossi has worked with a who's who of guitarists from the worlds of Blues and Rock including Billy Gibbons, Warren Haynes, Robben Ford and many, many, more. Fab recently asked AG to contribute guitar to an upcoming project. Fab originally hails from Italy and now resides in Los Angeles, CA. We can't wait to unveil more details for this one.
Check out Fab online.
Alastair met Umberto and his band UROCK on tour in Europe in 2013. UROCK are an Italian alternative rock band with a new record coming out later in 2020 produced by Jack Endino (Nirvana & Soundgarden). Alastair has recorded guitar parts for several songs on their upcoming record. Visit UROCK on Facebook.
Over the last few years Alastair has been contributing guitar tracks to Michael Ketover's LOVE OVER ANGER MUSIC project. Some songs have already been released as singles and a new record will be coming later this year. Michael is an American now residing in Ukraine. Check out his YouTube channel.