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Australian Blues/Roots Guitarist Claude Hay is Deep Fried Satisfied on Ingot Rock Label Debut CD Coming September 21 August 19, 2010

Posted by David W. King in Blues, Blues Guitar, Guitarists, Music.
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ASHEVILLE, NC – Ingot Rock announces the signing of Australian blues/roots guitarist Claude Hay and the September 21 release of his label debut CD, Deep Fried Satisfied, distributed in the U.S. by Burnside Distribution.

Hailing from Australia’s Blue Mountains, Claude Hay is a prime example of the Do-It-Yourself work ethic, having hand-built his own twin-neck guitar, lovingly called “Betty,” and customized his tour van with a kitchen and a recording studio. In addition to building his own instruments, Hay also built his own house, too. And his musical approach is no different – he’s literally a one-man band, constructing layer-upon-layer of instruments live and in the studio until he has listeners guessing where the rest of the band is hiding.


Mavis Staples, You Are Not Alone Produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy to Release September 14, 2010 August 19, 2010

Posted by David W. King in Blues, Gospel, New Releases.
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Mavis Staples will release her new album, You Are Not Alone (Anti Records), September 14, 2010. The project was produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy at the band’s studio, The Loft. The disc also features traditional gospel numbers and interpretations of songs by her father the late Pops Staples, Allen Toussaint, Randy Newman, John Fogerty, Rev. Gary Davis and Little Milton.

A Rock And Roll Hall of Fame Inductee and GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, Mavis will be performing at several festivals over the Summer, including Lollapalooza and the Wilco-curated Solid Sound Festival with extensive touring to follow the release of the CD.