BLUE & LONESOME ROLLING STONES
On December 2, The Rolling Stones will put out their first studio record, Blue & Lonesome, in over a decade.
Recorded in three days at London’s British Grove Studios, Blue & Lonesome contains all cover songs including
Howlin’ Wolf Commit a Crime, Little Walter I Gotta Go and Jimmy Reed Little Rain.
Co-producer Don Was revealed in an interview with the French publication Le Figaro that the Stones had recorded the LP live in the studio with the musicians in a circle surrounding microphones. “The record sounds very crude, very authentic,” he said. “It captures the essence of what they are.”
“This album is manifest testament to the purity of their love for making music, and the blues is, for the Stones, the fountainhead of everything they do,” Was said in a statement.
Eric Clapton makes a guest appearance on the group’s cover of Little Johnny Taylor’s Everybody Knows About My Good Thing and Otis Rush’s I Can’t Quit You Baby. The album doubles as a nod to the band’s formative years, when the band would play covers by their favorite blues artists.
RAELYNN DELAYS WILDHORSE
RaeLynn fans will have to wait until 2017 for the singer’s debut album, WildHorse.
Originally announced for a December 2nd release, WildHorse is on hold. In a recent press release, the singer shared that “an amazing opportunity has come along that’s changed the way I’m thinking about my debut album launch.”
RaeLynn was a contestant on Season 2 of The Voice as part of Blake Shelton’s team. She released a five-song EP, Me, in early 2015 and two singles on BMLG’s Valory Music Co., but in early April, RaeLynn parted ways and signed with Warner.
Recently, the country cutie and Blake Shelton announced the Doin’ It to Country Songs Tour kicking off on February 16.
A new release date for WildHorse has yet to be officially announced, but the project is available for pre-order on iTunes, with a release date of June 30, 2017, listed.
JOHN LEGEND’S DARKNESS AND LIGHT
John Legend will release Darkness and Light on December 2nd.
The album is the follow-up to Legend’s 2013 LP Love in the Future and is a promising heartwarming record.
Darkness and Light is Legend’s fifth studio and it centers on the social issues proliferating the world today, an area Legend has long been an advocate for. The album features guest appearances from Chance the Rapper, Miguel, Kamasi Washington and Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard.
“Darkness and Light is John Legend’s manifesto,” producer Blake Mills says in a statement. “Following the tradition of soul/R&B music that celebrates love and challenges indecency, Darkness and Light digs into John’s long-standing devotion to social justice, the challenges and rewards of a marriage constantly in the public eye and the recent birth of his first child, Luna. This record goes against the grain, boldly reminding us that though darkness is abound, it is the light that will ultimately push us forward.”
Legend says, “A lot of the difference [in the album] is just my own evolution as a person, as a father and as a husband. This will be the first time I’ve made an album, given those life changes that I’ve gone through. And I think you can hear it in the music.”
The Chicago Mob came together in 2009 as a funky, danceable blues and Motown band that really knows how to have a great time. They play everything from the Doobie Brothers to Robert Johnson’s Sweet Home Chicago, and give audiences one heck of a “Mob” shake down. Funk with the Mob on:
– December 4: 6:30 pm at LaGrotta Italian Grill in Fort Myer, FL.
– December 10: 7 pm at The Sandy Parrot in Fort Myer, FL.
THE DEL PRADO’S
The Del Prado’s are a Southwest Florida Oldies Tribute group playing music from the 50’s and 60’s. The band came together in 2002 and has performed with a slew of artists including The Platters, Johnny Maestro and the Brooklyn Bridge, The Mystics and many more.
– December 1: 6:30 pm at the Cape Coral Yacht Club in Cape Coral, FL.
– December 3: 6:30 – 9:30 pm at The Shell Factory’s Dolphin Room in Fort Myers, FL.
– December 7: 7 pm at The Stage in Bonita Springs, FL.
– December 8: 7 pm at the Cape Cabaret in Cape Coral, FL.
MIKE IMBASCIANI & THE BLUEZ ROCKERS
Mike Imbasciani is a 20-year-old with an old musical soul. A classic rock and blues music aficionado, Mike is all about Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles and much more. He and his band the Bluez Rockerz entertain audiences with a large repertoire of great tunes, sprinkled with a few originals. Jive with them on:
– December 3: 3 pm at Cape Coral Outdoor Expo in Cape Coral, FL.
– December 9 & 30: 7:30 pm at Bert’s Bar in Matlacha, FL.
– December 10 & 18: 11:30 am at Black Widow Harley Davidson in Port Charlotte, FL.
– December 17: 7 pm at Englewood’s on Dearborn Street in Englewood, FL.
– December 24: 6 pm at Paradise Tiki Hut in Cape Coral, FL.