Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius news

Joe Deninzon, who won Best Independent Jam Band from the MUSICIANS ATLAS this year, has a really formidable tour schedule this summer with clubs and festivals:

July 8th Flarnadio Festival, Kempton, PA (2 hours east of NYC)

July 19   CBGB, New York City.

July 22nd    Showcasing at Summer NAMM show with other winners of the MUSICIANS ATLAS “Independent Music Awards.”  Hyatt Hotel. SW - 1 S Capitol Ave, Indianapolis, IN - (317) 632-1234

Friday, July 29th     Opening for Ekoostik Hookah at Nelson Ledges Quarry Park, Garrtesville, OH, 440-548-2716

Saturday, July 30th   Huntington Sunrise Festival in Pennsylvania, with Del McCoury and Tim Reynolds.    



Stratospheerius are on tour this season in support of their current lp, LIVE WIRES, plus a new DVD promo--the first track is “What’s That Thing/ pleasurepain” and fine for TV play, the rest of the tunes are excerpts for booking purposes.  

Joe plays electric fiddle and mandolin, plus he sings.  Also in the band are Lucianna Padmore on drums and Bob Bowen on bass, Mac Price on guitar.  Known as "the Jimi Hendrix of violin," Joe Deninzon and Stratospheerius won the “Best Independent Jam Band” in the 2005 MUSICIANS ATLAS Independent Music Awards.  Celebrity judges included Delbert McClinton, Erykah Badu, Loudon Wainwright III, William Ackerman, Victor L. Wooton and Alan Light.


Jann Klose's digital EP & tour dates

Jann Klose is releasing a special digital-only EP, called LIVE AT THE BITTER END at his next live Bitter End Show, in New York City on July 5.  Showtime is 9:30 PM, and the digital only EP can be downloaded at Jann’s site, http://www.jannklose.com for 1.99 starting July 5.  

The EP includes new Klose songs "Beautiful Dream," and "Remember Your Name," plus a jammin' live version of "Walk Through The River," which was originally recorded for Klose's 2004 EP, BLACK BOX.  Also included is a lucid, call & response rendition of T-Bone Walker's "Stormy Monday Blues.”  In addition to vocals and guitar work from Jann Klose, this online release features musicians Roberta Piket on keyboards (Hammond, Piano, Rhodes), Chris Marolf on Upright Bass and Patrick Carmichael on drums.

Jann Klose is excited about his artistic and professional growth in the past few years that includes steady sales of BLACK BOX at gigs, downloads of songs on the web, and a variety of tour dates.   Along with booking shows throughout the Midwest and New England, he has become the monthly house act at the Las Vetas Lounge in Fairfield, CT, and is collaborating with choreographer Yo-el Cassell for the successful music and dance show, MOONLIGHT INTERIOR which had a sold out run in New York City.

MusicDish.net is marketing the new recording online.  For more info contact Eric de Fontenay at ecfont@pipeline.com and 718-278-0662, 347-624-3172.

In addition to the July 5 show, we have tons more gigs from Jann Klose.

July 9    Las Vetas Lounge Fairfield, CT
July 30    Sono Caffeine South Norwalk, CT
August 1   Iron Horse, Northampton, MA.
August 3   Mole's Eye Cafe Brattleboro, VT
August 4  The Space,  Hamden, CT
August 6  Las Vetas Lounge Fairfield, CT
August 8   Jammin Java, 227 Maple Ave E., Vienna, VA
August 11   Triple Play (Underground Atlanta), 50 Upper Alabama St., Atlanta, GA  
September 10  Las Vetas Lounge Fairfield, CT
October 8  Las Vetas Lounge Fairfield, CT


Late July, FUEL 2000 will be servicing the new album from TEN YEARS AFTER album, NOW, which features singer/guitarist Joe Gooch, plus  Leo Lyons (bass), Chick Churchill (keyboards) and Ric Lee (Drums).

The website is http://www.tenyearsafternow.com

Vanilla Fudge in Canada!

Vanilla Fudge  are playing with the Doors of the 21st Century and Pat Travers for a tour called THE STRANGE DAYS OF ROCK AND ROLL.  Call or email me if you’d like an interview with the original lineup of Vanilla Fudge--drummer Carmine Appice, bassist Tim Bogert, keyboardist Mark Stein and guitarist Vince Martell.

7/21/2005 -  BC Pacific Colosseum - Vancouver BC, Canada
7/23/2005 -  AB Pengrowth Saddledome - Calgary, Canada  
7/25/2005 -  AB Rexall Centre - Edmonton, Canada
7/26/2005 -  SK Saskatoon Credit Union Centre - Saskatoon, Canada
7/27/2005 -  MB MTS Centre - Winnipeg, Canada

Mountain continuity notes

And Mountain are finishing up their tourdates, as well.   There will be some European dates that will be posted on their website, www.mountaintheband.com.

Meantime, just two more shows:

7/07/05 - Hampton Beach Casino, New Hampshire  w/ UFO & Rick Derringer

7/08/05 - The Chance - Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

I won’t be working with them after July 8.  

But I do have an industry trade shot of Leslie West, Ozzy Osbourne and the equally hardworking staff at MJI Radio including that great classic rock reporter, Bruce Simon.  Let me know if you need the photo as I’m doing a mass email of the photo this week.

Lori Hehr is working the GUITARDED album, a solo project from Leslie-- here’s her contact info.   360-325-6044, LHPR@runbox.com  

Jethro Tull-October & November 2005 tourdates

The lineup of Jethro Tull features singer/flutist/multi-instrumentalist Ian Anderson, guitarist Martin Barre, drummer Doane Perry, keyboardist Andrew Giddings and bassist Jonathan Noyce.  This is the most consistent lineup the group has had in its entire history.  Perry joined around 1980, Giddings about 1990, and Noyce in the mid-’90s after working with Ian on his solo project DIVINITIES.

And true to consistency, Tull are touring again in the states this fall. This tour will include two days at Carnegie Hall, and the band hasn’t played that illustrious venue since the 1970s.  Folks who buy tickets will also receive a free copy of AQUALUNG, an album that features some overlooked acoustic Tull songs.

I’m setting interviews up with Ian and Martin for nationals and monthlies in August, and we’ll get to regular tour press in September.  I hope to get a lot of folks talking with Martin this tour, because it’s my tenth anniversary working with him.  

Here are tourdates for Jethro Tull.

4 Toronto Massey Hall
6 Lowell, MA Lowell Memorial
7 Mashantucket, CT Foxwoods Resort
8-9 New York Carnegie Hall
10-11 Glenside, PA Keswick Theater
13 Washington, DC Constitution Hall
14 Norfolk, VA Chrysler Hall
15 Atlanta, GA Chastain Park
17-18 Dallas, TX Majestic Theatre
19 Austin, TX The Backyard
20 Houston, TX Jones Hall
21 Biloxi, MS Biloxi Grand Casino
22 Robinsville, MS Grand Casino - Tunica
24 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd
25 Boca Raton, FL Mizner Park

9 Seattle, WA Marion Oliver McCaw Hall
11 Oakland, CA Paramount Theatre
12 Temecula, CA Pechanga Casino
13 Hollywood, CA Kodak Theatre
14 Phoenix, AZ Orpheum Theatre
16-17 Denver, CO Paramount Theatre
18 Kansas City, MO Midland Theatre
19 Minneapolis, MN State Theatre
20 Chicago, IL Civic Opera House
22 Buffalo, NY Univ. of Buffalo Center
23 Sandusky, OH State Theatre
25 Detroit, MI Detroit Opera House
26 Benton Harbor, MI Lake Michigan College
27 East Lansing, MI Wharton Center

Updates for Tower of Power summer & fall tour, 2005

Through July 26, Tower of Power will be opening for Tom Jones.

July 7th Atlanta, GA  Chastain Amphitheater
July 8th Robinson, MS (Tunica)  Grand Casino - Tunica
July 9th  Gulfport, MS  Grand Casino - Gulfport
July 10th  Biloxi, MS  Biloxi Grand Casino - Grand Theatre
July 13th & 14th  Uncasville, CT  Mohegan Sun Casino & Resort - Arena
July 15th & 16th  Boston, MA  Fleet Boston Pavilion
July 17th  Vienna, VA The Filene Center
July 19th & 20th  Rama, Ontario, Canada
Casino Rama - Entertainment Centre
July 21st Clio, MI  Clio Area Amphitheater
July 23rd  Sterling Heights, MI  Jerome Duncan Ford Theater
July 24th  Chester, WV  Mountaineer Race Track & Gaming Resort
July 26th  Reading, PA  Reading Eagle Theater
July 29th  Jordan, MN  Minnesota Harvest

August 3rd  Reno, NV  Reno Hilton - Outdoor Stage
August 4th  Kelseyville, CA  Konocti Harbor Inn - Resort Showroom
August 16th & 17th  San Mateo, CA  San Mateo County Fair Grandstand
August 18th  Monterey, CA  Monterey County Fairgrounds
August 20th  Owensboro, KY  Executive Inn - Exposition Center
August 23rd  Lewiston, NY   Artpark
August 24th  New York, NY  BB King's
August 25th  New Haven, CT   Toad's Place
August 26th  Atlantic City, NJ  House of Blues
August 27th  Alexandria, VA    Birchmere

September 2-4  Summerlin   Las Vegas, NV  Suncoast Hotel & Casino
September 22nd  Bakersfield, CA   Kern County Fair - Bud Pavillion
September 23rd  San Diego, CA  Humphrey's
September 24th   Los Angeles, CA   Los Angeles County Fair
September 28th   Portland, OR   Roseland Theater
September 29th -October 2nd  Seattle, WA  Dimitriou's Jazz Alley

October 11th   Fresno, CA   Big Fresno Fair - Paul Paul Theatre
October 15th  San Francisco, CA   The Fillmore
October 16th  Petaluma, CA   Mystic Theatre

leads for friends & their art-Jon Novello, Elisa Peimer, Thor w/Bruce Duff & Frank Meyer

John Novello, famous keyboardist from Niacin wrote that he’s receiving great support from people about his late wife, Gloria, who passed on in 2000 from breast cancer.  He wrote a book, THE SONG THAT NEVER ENDED and released her music on a cd, Tightrope.

Visit John at http://www.keysnovello.com.

Elisa Peimer has also gone through spiritual growth in her music-making. A few years ago I had her as a guest on my radio show on WDFH, and recently ran into her at a Just Plain Folks show in New York City.  With just guitar and voice, she plays as a talented one-woman band with dynamics, sensitivity, and a musicality you’d expect from classic rockers.

She has a show July 13 at Bar 169 in New York City with a full band, and then she goes solo for The Songwriter’s Beat Festival at Cornelia Street Cafe in Manhattan on July 21 to help benefit children and teens who lost parents on September 11.

Separate from Elisa’s gigs is her singing of the national anthem on JULY 9, for MetroStars soccer in Giants Stadium.  

Contact Elisa at her website, http://www.elisapeimer.com.

And congratulations to two west coast journalists/jack of all trades--Frank Meyer and Screaming Bruce Duff who found themselves gigs with Thor, a Canadian musician.  If you were around back in the ‘80s, you’ll remember Jon Mikl Thor was a rocker and a bodybuilder with an album called KEEP THE DOGS AWAY.

Well he has reinvented himself and come out with a dynamic and dramatic biker rock album, THOR AGAINST THE WORLD.  And Bruce & Frank are in his band.  They’re touring with him.  I really like the album and can hear influences of classic rock, the Rolling Stones, New York Dolls, and even Manowar.  Their publicist is Ilka Pardenas, give her a “shaute” as they pronounce the word “shout” in --Canada, eh.  flypr@flypr.net.

The website for Jon Mikl Thor is http://www.thorcentral.com.