Grammy Award Wins for John Lee Hooker - Hooker Pepsi Commercial, Soundtrack Appearances
A belated congratulations to our Grammy Award winners, John Lee Hooker. Hooker is beginning work on his next record and, for the first time in the past few years, will be accepting limited engagBents outside California throughout the Summer. Hooker will be seen and heard on a new Pepsi TV commercial airing nationwide beginning in April. His music will also be heard in the upcoming films, Stealing Beauty and Heaven's Prisoners. John Lee also performs onscreen in The Rich Man's Wife due later this year.
Robert Cray's "Well I Lied" in The Truth About Cats and Dogs, The Dirty Dozen's "My Feet Can't Fail Me Now" in Steve Martin's Sgt. Bilko, The Dirty Dozen horns on The Black Crowes new CD, Three Snakes And One Charm
The Robert Cray Band's "Well I Lied" appears in the movie and soundtrack CD for the upcoming Truth About Cats and Dogs while The Dirty Dozen's "Feets Can't Fail Me Now" appears in Sargeant Bilco due later this month. The Dozen's new Mammoth CD is due for release in June and the group has also recorded a number of tracks with The Black Crowes for their upcoming CD.
John Hammond and Duke Robillard new CD's & package tour - Luther Allison's #1 blues airplay and commanding 6 Handy nominations
John Hammond and Duke Robillard have been trading the #1 and #2 positions on the blues airplay charts with both records selling in the top 10 in Billboard's Blues charts. They will tour together and separately throughout the year. Luther Allison, who had held the #1 blues airplay spot for several months stops in the US in early May for the W.C. Handy Awards where he leads all other artists with six nominations. Also touring behind new albums are Loudon Wainwright III, Geno Delafose, whose new Rounder album is released in May, and JJ Cale in his first US dates in two years behind his new CD, Guitar Man.