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We are on the road with AC/DC !

So, Austria, May 15, 2005, 4th show into the European tour featuring the great AC/DC. Rumors have it that this is the largest attendance record in Austrian history at 105,000, breaking the previous record of both U2 and Pink Floyd, which hit in the 90,000 range.  We, the band Vintage Trouble, being the opener of this monumentous event—the party starter, naturally had three interviews just prior to this gig, two being for radio, one for television. A lot was discussed—we like to spread the gospel of all things rhythm & blues—early rock n’ roll and Soul, so we are comfortable in this environment. And yet, there are literally 105,000 people waiting for us to back up our every word and deliver the truth of our convictions. And so it comes—but not without further romance. Lead singer of AC/DC (none other than Brain Johnson) and bass player, Cliff Williams, greet us just before we hit the stage, a testament to the stand-up gentleman these men are, showing us support by just their presence, yet making us feel so much more as we soak in the essence of what staying true is all about, which is something we’d touched upon in our interviews prior. AC/DC, consisting of guitars, bass, drums and vocals, in today’s quantized computer-ridden music that dominates most airwaves, has broken a record today. Perhaps the pendulum (which has always swung in the favor of AC/DC) is coming back around to all things raw and real. That’s where we, Vintage Trouble, truly enter this picture. We hit the stage with guitar, bass, drums and vocals, throwing ourselves unto our convictions of soul music delivered with a primitive edge all our own—and it worked unbelievably well. It truly felt 105,000 VT TroubleMakers were before us, erupting after every song, responding to our every call like they knew the protocol, hands in the air, shouting out loud, dancing in this enormous field with the sun setting over the Austrian mountaintops just beyond. It was spectacular to witness—but to feel it before us was unbelievable, the crowd chanting “ZU-GA-BE” as we left the stage, which we later learned meant “Encore!” We’ve had some great shows, but this one truly felt like a life changing moment of transcendence. Thank you AC/DC, and fans alike, for keeping all things real and raw alive. We are honored to be on this tour, and humbled daily by the influx of support passed our way.

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Vintage Trouble to support AC/DC – Rock Or Bust Tour Europe

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Vintage Trouble would like to thank AC/DC and their crew for giving us this opportunity to join them on this epic Rock Or Bust European tour!
We believe in the live performance, the connection it can bring. Audience and band creating a community together, that undeniable energy that very few bands can deliver in a massive scale. In rock music AC/DC tops that list that can bring wild fire like that. It’s a huge honor for us to learn from the masters and we will soak in every minute of this tour! We are proud to bring our own style of rhythm & blues music as a contribution to the power of AC/DC, and truly looking forward to be sharing it with all their fans!

See you very soon

 

5/05 | Gelredome – AC/DC “Rock or Bust” Tour | Arnhem, Holland
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5/08 | Zeppelinfeld – AC/DC “Rock or Bust” Tour | Nuremberg, Germany
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5/10 | Rinne Dresden – AC/DC “Rock or Bust” Tour | Dresden, Germany
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5/14 | Red Bull Ring – AC/DC “Rock or Bust” Tour | Zeltweg, Austria
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5/16 | Hockenheimring – AC/DC “Rock or Bust” Tour | Hockenhiem, Germany
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5/19 | Olympiastadion – AC/DC “Rock or Bust” Tour | Munchen, Germany
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5/21 | Olympiastadion – AC/DC “Rock or Bust” Tour | Munchen, Germany
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5/23 | Stade de France- AC/DC “Rock or Bust” Tour | Paris, France
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5/26 | Stade de France- AC/DC “Rock or Bust” Tour | Paris, France
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5/29 | Estadio Olympic- AC/DC “Rock or Bust” Tour | Barcelona, Spain
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5/31 | Vincente Calderon- AC/DC “Rock or Bust” Tour | Madrid Spain
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* JUNE *
6/02 | Vincente Calderon- AC/DC “Rock or Bust” Tour | Madrid Spain
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6/05 | Letzigrund- AC/DC “Rock or Bust” Tour | Zurich, Switzerland
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6/07 | Letzigrund- AC/DC “Rock or Bust” Tour | Zurich, Switzerland
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6/26 | British Summer Time – Hyde Park | London, UK
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NYE Show with Willie Nelson

Time is moving fast, we are already at a 2014 Thanksgiving date again. Hope you all are with friends, family and loved once. We are tremendously grateful for all your love and support. We are back in Los Angeles writing new music at Studio R that we hope to share with you soon. We get to finish this beautiful 2014 with a new years bash in Austin TX with the one and only Willie Nelson and his family at the ACL.  Stay in touch on our Facebook, Twitter or our website

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Swing House Sessions Canada Tour

Great to back up here in Canada. Our first show was Lee’s Palace in Toronto with a quick drive to Ottawa for our second show at Maverick’s. We Sold Out both shows and we have arrived in Montreal today. We haven’t been back here since The Montreal Jazzfest so we are very excited for tomorrow night’s show at Cafe Campus.

In a few day we entering the US borders again.
Here is the reminding dates of the Swing House Sessions Tour.
Of course also visit www.VintageTrouble.com

09/26 | Cafe Campus | Montreal, QC  – Buy Tickets

09/27 | Higher Ground Music | Burlington, VT  – Buy Tickets

09/28 | The Hollow | Albany, NY  – Buy Tickets

09/30 | Brighton Music Hall | Boston, MA  – Buy Tickets

* OCTOBER *

10/01 | Underground Arts | Philadelphia, PA  – Buy Tickets

10/02 | The Grog Shop | Cleveland, OH  – Buy Tickets

10/04 | Park West | Chicago, IL  – Buy Tickets

10/05 | Varsity Theatre  | Minneapolis, MN  – Buy Tickets

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Swing House Sessions North American Tour

With the success from our Swing House Acoustic Sessions EP we decided to jump on a final North American Tour – join for the Swing House Sessions Tour!

* SEPTEMBER *

09/07 | LouFest | St Louis, MO  – Buy Tickets

09/09 | Radio Radio | Indianapolis, IN  – Buy Tickets

09/10 | Bijou Theatre | Knoxville, TN  – Buy Tickets

09/11 | The Thompson House | Newport, KY – Buy Tickets

09/14 | Phases of the Moon Festival | Danville, IL – Buy Tickets 

09/16 | Highline Ballroom | New York, NY  – Buy Tickets 

09/18 | The Hamilton | Washington D.C.  – Buy Tickets 

09/19 | Mill Point Park | Hampton, VA  – Buy Tickets

09/20 | Bottle & Cork | Dewey Beach, DE  – Buy Tickets 

09/23 | Lee’s Palace | Toronto, ON  – Buy Tickets 

09/24 | Maverick’s | Ottawa, ON  – Buy Tickets

09/26 | Cafe Campus | Montreal, QC  – Buy Tickets

09/27 | Higher Ground Music | Burlington, VT  – Buy Tickets

09/28 | The Hollow | Albany, NY  – Buy Tickets

09/30 | Brighton Music Hall | Boston, MA  – Buy Tickets

* OCTOBER *

10/01 | Underground Arts | Philadelphia, PA  – Buy Tickets 

10/02 | The Grog Shop | Cleveland, OH  – Buy Tickets

10/04 | Park West | Chicago, IL  – Buy Tickets

10/05 | Varsity Theatre  | Minneapolis, MN  – Buy Tickets

10/24 | Life Is Beautiful Festival | Las Vegas, NV  – Buy Tickets

 

For more info always visit us at:  www.VintageTrouble.com

Vintage Trouble - The Swing House Sessions Tour 2014

Vintage Trouble – The Swing House Sessions Tour 2014

 

Summer of Trouble Video

9 countries, 70+ shows. A brief peek at the Summer of Trouble tour of 2014. A special thanks to TroubleMakers around the globe for partying so hard with us. You all make what we do such a joy. VT

Strike Your Light (feat. Kamilah Marshall) – Single – Buy It Here 

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SHAS on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and more…

Vintage Trouble releases The Swing House Acoustic Sessions on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and more world wide.

Please check your local digital reseller for Vintage TroubleThe Swing House Acoustic Sessions

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Vintage Trouble – The Swing House Acoustic Sessions

iTunes link’s for countries
Japan – Click Here
UK – Click Here
US – Click Here

Vintage Trouble –
Blues Hand Me Down (acoustic)
Never Mine
Run Outta You (acoustic)
Another Man’s Words
Lo And Behold

Vintage Trouble Japan Tour 2014

On Aug 14, 2014 Vintage Trouble  will depart for a tour of Japan.
First date will be the Summer Sonic #SummerSonic festival in Tokyo.

08/16 | Summer Sonic 2014 | Tokyo, JapanBuy Tickets 
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08/17 | Summer Sonic 2014 | Osaka, JapanBuy Tickets 
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08/19 | The Blue Note Club | Tokyo, JapanBuy Tickets
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08/20 | The Blue Note Club | Tokyo, JapanBuy Tickets
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for more Vintage Trouble tour dates please visit www.VintageTrouble.com

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VINTAGE TROUBLE – Blue Note Tokyo

 

Vintage Trouble - Japan 2014 Poster

Vintage Trouble – Japan 2014 Poster

Summer of Trouble Tour Ends

Summer Of Trouble has come to an end. Every year it just gets better and better. The UK, Norway, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Canada, US and Netherlands all in one giant Summer Of Trouble and yes there was a lot of FLYING! So many highlight’s that it will take months to even comprehend what happened. So many new TroubleMakers that we got to know on a personal level. Huge thanks to all the local promoters that worked their asses of to make it the success it turned out to be. Here are pictures from the last 2 nights at Islington Assembly Hall in London. 2 SOLD OUT shows with our dear UK TroubleMakers, what a great end to the tour!

Vintage Trouble by Adam Kennedy

Vintage Trouble by Adam Kennedy

Here is the setlist from the last night July 31, 2014

London 2 Set List

Great 2014 Spain Tour

We just got to London UK after a great tour of Spain. Wow, we can’t thank the Spanish people enough for the support and fire they brought! We got to see this beautiful land from south to the north.

We started the tour in Santiago de Compostela, Festas de Apóstolo
then off to Madrid where we played the legendary El Sol Club ( SOLD OUT ) . We connected with so many new TroubleMakers there that ended up coming to the rest of the shows in Spain.

Next stop was Soria for the Enclave De Agua Festival with a very late show at 3 AM . But we have to give it up for the Soria audience the kept the energy on very high level!

After only a few hours of sleep we got on the road to San Sebastian for the San Sebastian Jazz Festival also called Jazzaldia. We wish we could have stayed longer in this amazing town but Barcelona was calling.

Our last show of the 2014 Spain tour at the legendary Bikini Club. A great ending to fantastic tour. We had TroubleMakers from all of Spain coming joining UK and Italy, Sweden and Finish TM’s. We thank you all for an amazing time and we hope to come back real soon.

photos from FESTIVAL ENCLAVE DE AGUA , Soria Spain.

Here are pictures from the last show at Sala Bikini – Barcelona
Click Here Thank you Desi Estévez for photos!

Photos from El Sol, Madrid, Spain
Click Here Photo credit to Roberto Almendral

Vintage Trouble Santiago Set List

Vintage Trouble Santiago Set List

Vintage Trouble Set List Madrid El Sol

Vintage Trouble Set List Madrid El Sol

Vintage Trouble Soria Set List

Vintage Trouble Soria Set List

Vintage Trouble San Sebastian Set List

Vintage Trouble San Sebastian Set List

Vintage Trouble Barcelona Set List Bikini Club

Vintage Trouble Barcelona Set List Bikini Club

Swing House Acoustic Sessions – Now Available

We now have The Swing House Sessions EP CD on our website.

Click here to Buy the CD

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Vintage Trouble
The Swing House Acoustic Sessions

1. Lo And Behold
2. Run Outta You (acoustic)
3. Another Man’s Words (acoustic)
4. Never Mine
5. Blues Hand Me Down (acoustic)

Produced and Recorded by Vintage Trouble
Studio engineer Sam Martin
Mixed by Warren Huart
Studio Spitfire Studio
Assisted by Phil Allen and Sam Martin

Glastonbury 2014 Acoustic Performance

We had dreamt about coming back to Glastonbury after our 2013 performance as this festival pretty much top em’ all. They offered us to play the highly coveted West Holt stage with BBC TV coverage this year so we were more then exctited. Our chance to perform live on TV for the first time since Later with Jools Holland. Almost as clock work as our intro rolled and we walked on stage some seriously menacing clouds gathered above us and lightning broke out. After only 2 songs ( High Times and Blues Hand Me Down) they decided to evacuate the stage for fear of lightning strikes hitting the top of the stage. Ugh! Power downed we had no other choice then to leave the stage. First we got told the storm would pass in only 5 min and we could start again but after 30 min of thunderous amazon rain our last hopes of taking the stage again got to a halt. Our amazing TroubleMakers kept on thru the rain storm and we couldn’t leave them behind so we did the only thing we could do, performed acoustic in front of the stage.

On our way to Manchester, UK for the Grillstock Festival

for more touring info please visit www.VintageTrouble.com

ALL IMAGES BY: Neil Kitson

Queen’s Hall – Edinburgh Scotland

Summer of Trouble moved on to Scotland, Edinburgh to be exact. We got an extra day to enjoy this beautiful city in full. Queens’s Hall ended up a beautiful spiritual experience with all the TroubleMakers of the North and many from the South as well. We brought the amazing Cailean Hall-Gardiner playing great bagpipe on Not Alright By Me
and of course Amanda & Will getting one step closer to marriage.

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Vintage Trouble Queen's Hall, Edinburgh Scotland

Vintage Trouble Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh Scotland

Vintage Trouble setlist Queen's Hall, Scotland

Vintage Trouble setlist Queen’s Hall, Scotland

Summer of Trouble 2014 Starts Now!

Well, the 2014 Summer of Trouble tour has started. We just got of the stage at Santa Cruz Blues Festival with Chris Isaak, great event! Here is a US tour poster. Also look out Vintage Trouble in Europe, UK, Canada, Japan this summer. See you soon!

Vintage Trouble 2014 Summer of Trouble US dates

Vintage Trouble 2014 Summer of Trouble US dates

Summer 2014 US Tour Dates

We are excited to finally roll down the old familiar US roads this year.  We are bringing our favorite dJ Soul Selector Tom ‘Papa’ Ray with us to spin soul, blues, rhythm & blues and rock n’ roll! #VintageTrouble

Join us on Facebook     TWITTER    YOUTUBE

Starting of with a show in Portland with our friends at KINK.FM 101.9 as the run the Waterfront Festival again, this Saturday, May 24  – Click Here for more info 

Sunday, May 25  Santa Cruz CA   SantaCruz BluesFest. – Read more here
with Jackie Green, Rich Robinson, Chris Isaak

Wednesday, May 28 Tempe AZ   Marquee Theatre   – Read more here

Friday, May 30 Dallas TX  Gas Monkey Bar –  Read more here

Saturday, May 31 Austin TX  The Belmont  – Read more here

Sunday, June 1  Houston TX  The Continental ClubRead more here

Tuesday, June 3  New Orleans, LA  House of BluesRead more here

Thursday, June 5  Ozark AR  Wakarusa Music FestivalRead more here 

Saturday, June 7 Morrison CO  Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre supporting Big Head Todd And The MonstersRead more here

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Japan Jam 2014 – Shaky Start

We are back in Tokyo, arrived here last night and got woken up this morning by a serious rumble, an 6.0 M earth quake hit right outside the city and it sure was shaking pretty good. Read more about it here
We are all well and no one got hurt. We are used to some rumble from California
We are ready to join Japan Jam tonight .

Hope to see you there. For more touring dates please see www.VintageTrouble.com

Vintage Trouble JapanJam 2014

Vintage Trouble JapanJam 2014

Vintage Trouble 2014 Japan

Vintage Trouble 2014 Japan

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SXSW Austin 2014

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Vintage Trouble at Empire SXSW 2014

Vintage Trouble at Empire SXSW 2014

For more info please  go to www.VintageTrouble.com

much love,
Vintage Trouble

Prince Mentions VT in MOJO Interview

Read the MOJO interview here

Exerpt from the new Mojo magazine interview with Prince:

“People don’t understand real musicians anymore.”
PRINCE

In advance of his UK invasion, Prince invited MOJO’s Will Hodgkinson to his secret Caribbean lair, subjected him to a weird vetting procedure before waxing surprisingly candid in an early-hours interview that included an exclusive premiere of his latest album, PLECTRUM ELECTRUM.

On the state of the music industry…
“People don’t understand real musicians anymore. Jack White is great, he’s the real thing, but he isn’t having hits. Why aren’t Vintage Trouble or Lianne La Havas having hits?

Prince MOJO interview

Prince MOJO interview

2014 SXSW Dates Announced

Vintage Trouble will join the SXSW party in Austin TX
March 8 – 13, 2014 

Saturday,  March 8  11PM  Empire Automotive Services, 604 East 7th St, Austin, TX 

Tuesday, March 11  10pm @ Empire Automotive Services, 604 East 7th St,  Austin, TX

Wednesday,  March 12  6PM @ Clive Bar, 609 Davis Street, Austin TX
– more info about this event

…stay tuned for more updates

 

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Vintage Trouble News April – May, 2013

Leno performance now on YouTube

THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO Vintage Trouble with actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus

THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO
Vintage Trouble with actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Coachella Music Festival 13-20 April, Indio CA
See more info about Coachella

US Tour
04/26 | Blind Tiger | Greensboro, NC
04/27 | Sky City | Augusta, GA
04/28 | Mercy Lounge | Nashville, TN
04/30 | The Local 662 | St Petersburg, FL
05/01 | The Social | Orlando, FL
05/04 | Shaky Knees Festival | Atlanta, GA
05/05 | Beale Street Music Festival | Memphis, TN

Upcoming tour Japan, US Festivals

Much Love – Vintage Trouble

FREE Concert featuring Vintage Trouble – Saint Petersburg, FLORIDA

FREE Concert featuring Vintage Trouble – Saint Petersburg, FLORIDA

12:00 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013

Mahaffey Theater
400 First Street South
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701

Get More info here

Sunday, January 27th, Bud Light, 102.5-The Bone and 97x will kick-off Superbowl week (and the Pro-Bowl) with a FREE concert event featuring Vintage Trouble on the lawn at The Mahaffey! This is an outdoor concert for all-ages show. Admission is FREE and no ticket is required to enter.
A local band will start the festivities at noon with Vintage Trouble taking the stage at 2pm. Vintage Trouble is flying in for the show and they will kick-off their tour with The WHO the next day!

On the plaza, fans will have the opportunity to compete in mobile gaming challenges to win Bud Light prizes.
To add to the excitement, fans/listeners will have the chance to win a Bud Light Superbowl Party Packages

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Billboard Magazine Tastemaker Session with Vintage Trouble

Click Here to see the live performance!

See the photo session

Watch the band perform three songs in this Tastemakers @ Sunrise session and talk music, fans and pressure.

We shot this on top of the London Hotel, Los Angeles December 19th, 2012. Got a great view of the Hollywood Hills in the background. It was recorded early in the morning to the major complaints from hotel guests 🙂 We did 3 songs that morning Nobody Told Me, Nancy Lee and Blues hand Me Down. An interview with the band also got added. Enjoy!

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Vintage Trouble – The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Finally we got the video up on YouTube for you guys that didn’t get to see the performance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

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Vintage Trouble with D.L. Hughley backstage at The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Vintage Trouble with D.L. Hughley backstage at The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Vintage Trouble with Jessica Simpson backstage The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Vintage Trouble with Jessica Simpson backstage The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Cheers and Sayunara

Vintage Trouble - Asakusa Temple

Vintage Trouble – Asakusa Temple

Before I fly home after a long summer of being away from the states we refer to as united, I would like to put some thoughts on paper while they are fresh in my mind and illuminating my soul.

As a child I always dreamed of being a singer that would travel the world making music, and sharing songs with different cultures, but I had no idea what the reality of the situation would bring with it. In my mind I thought the core of being a traveling musician would be music, but what I have fortunately found, is that is not; It is about the people.

As I think about flying home today, I’m not thinking about the words I put out or the notes I sang. My minds eye is full of the beautiful and inspiring people that I came in contact with.

TroubleMakers, you are really unique brand of music lover. I will try to strip myself of all desire to be cool in this paragraph, in order to allow you to truly feel my appreciation and adoration of you.

We like to challenge our audiences, to go beyond their normal good time, and I want to acknowledge what so many of you have challenged us to do by coming to so many shows. You have made us feel the need to never let you down and always give you and ourselves something new out of every show… No, out of every moment of every show.

We head home feeling like stronger men due to the fact that you have made us feel necessary and exciting. We land in Los Angeles tomorrow more humble because of the way your realness keeps us grounded. Tomorrow night as we lay in bed, we will fall asleep with smiles on our faces because of how sexy you have made us feel all summer.

If you have not been told by one of us at some point, we would like you to know this. There are not enough tears of joy in the world to fill the place you have in our hearts. You have made the summer of 2012 feel like a delicious home away from home.

From Japan, I and we raise a glass of the finest unfiltered Sake to you. Thank you for your hearts and souls, your time and minds and your sweat applause, but mostly we thank you for being your wild abandoned selves and putting out and giving in the way you have and do.

Please think of us fondly while we are away and don’t be strangers.

Peace please,
Ty

Unexpected inspirations… (Ty Taylor)

Yesterday while driving from Iowa to Missouri with the rest of the band, we pulled over so that I could do a phone interview. Top of the conversation I find out that the reporter had attended the 1967 Stax tour that featured Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, Eddie Floyd, Booker T. and the M.G.’s, The Mar-Keys and more. When I first saw the recording of this concert it changed my life, my outlook on everything that I had done as a performer, and everything I wanted to do from that moment on. I had never seen such passion and soul and communion on stage before. Seeing this captured evening connected me to a part of myself I didn’t even know needed connection. It stitched together stage and life for me. It ignited my desire to have audience and performers become one during any given gig.

I had the opportunity to ask this man about details I thought I’d never have the answers for. Throughout our conversation he drew comparisons between what went down on that tour and what we do now as a band, it literally brought chills to my spine and a heightened pride of our art and mission.

Thank God for unexpected inspirations.

I’m not even sure if it was good interview but I will tell you this….it was a magical conversation.

To top the whole thing off I found this record in a store earlier today and had to have it…

The Stax/Volt Revue London

Peace please,
Ty

Here’s some Sam and Dave from the 1967 Stax Tour