Award-winning pianist/vocalist/songwriter Marcia Ball will release her new Alligator Records CD, The Tattooed Lady And The Alligator Man, on September 23, 2014. For all the info on the release, see here.
Today, August 6th, Relix magazine launches the world premiere album stream of Can’t Even Do Wrong Right, Elvin Bishop’s welcome return to Alligator Records. The stream will run for the next two weeks until the CD hits the streets. Check it out here.
The nationally syndicated NPR radio program World Cafe featured Alligator recording artist Jarekus Singleton today, July 30th. Listen to the interview and hear his story here.
Jarekus Singleton, who will perform at the AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival in Johnstown, PA on Sat, August 2nd, was interviewed by Our Town Johnstown. He discusses his childhood, his basketball career and life on the road after the release of his Alligator Records debut, Refuse To Lose. Read all about it here.
Just in time for the double-pronged guitar attack that will happen when Selwyn Birchwood and Jarekus Singleton come to Evanston’s SPACE next Thursday, July 31st, Greg Kot features both young, up-and-coming bluesmen in today’s Chicago Tribune Entertainment Section. This is the first time that these two incendiary rising stars have ever shared a stage…a show that shouldn’t be missed! Read about it here.
Two Alligator artists headline Blues Brews and Barbecue at Monterey Bay this weekend in Monterey, CA – Joe Louis Walker (7/26) and Elvin Bishop (7/27). Read about it here.
Alligator Records president Bruce Iglauer to receive “Iconic Innovators” Award from Airplay Direct. Read all about it here.
Selwyn Birchwood is the featured artist at Band of The Day (July 18th). Listen to streaming tracks from his Alligator debut Don't Call No Ambulance, see videos and read up on their history here.
Don’t Call No Ambulance, the brand Alligator Records debut from Tampa, FL’s Selwyn Birchwood, receives high praise in a review at RollingStone.com, "a powerhouse player and emotive performer whose work respects blues tradition but could not be more contemporary…Highly recommended.” Read the full review here.
Bruce Iglauer, Alligator founder and president, was honored last week when he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from A2IM (American Association of Independent Music). His acceptance speech was hailed as one of the highlights of last week's A2IM Libera Awards. Iglauer discussed the history and perseverance of Alligator and the many challenges facing the indie music community. You can read the entire speech here.
On June 25, The National Endowment For The Arts (NEA) announced that soul/blues/gospel legends The Holmes Brothers (Wendell Holmes, Sherman Holmes and Popsy Dixon) will receive a coveted and prestigious National Heritage Fellowship. For the full story, see here.
Blues Blast Magazine, the online blues publication, today announced that five Alligator Records artists received a total of seven 2014 Blues Blast Music Award nominations. Voting is open to subscribers and non-subscribers alike at www.BluesBlastMagazine.com beginning July 15, 2014 and continuing until September 15, 2014. See all the Alligator nominees here.
The Holmes Brothers are the featured artist at Band of The Day (June 20th). Listen to streaming tracks from their Alligator release Brotherhood, see videos and read up on their history here.
Alligator’s two young bluesmen, Selwyn Birchwood and Jarekus Singleton, are featured in the Washington Post Style Section this weekend. These visionary singer/songwriter/guitarists are carrying the torch for the next generation of blues! Read the feature here.
Young Mississippi bluesman Jarekus Singleton is the featured artist at Band of the Day for June 5th. Listen to five streaming tracks from his brand new Alligator Records debut, Refuse To Lose, see videos and more. Check it out here
The Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy blog premiered full album stream of Selwyn Birchwood’s Alligator debut, Don’t Call No Ambulance, yesterday, June 3rd. The stream will be available all week leading up to the release on June 10th. Check it out here