Alligator Records To Be Represented By Amped Distribution
Beginning January 1, 2019, Alligator Records, the Chicago-based blues and roots label, will be represented for physical distribution in the U.S. by AMPED Distribution, a division of Alliance Entertainment.
Tommy Castro & The Painkillers' KILLIN' IT LIVE Set For Release
Alligator Records has set a February 1, 2019 release date in Europe and the UK and a March 1, 2019 date in the US and Canada for Killin’ It Live, the blistering new live album from Tommy Castro & The Painkillers.
Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio Receives Grammy Award Nomination
Legendary guitarist, singer and songwriter Elvin Bishop and his Big Fun Trio -- Bob Welsh on piano and guitar and Willy Jordan on cajón (a hand-played Peruvian drumbox) and vocals -- received a Grammy Award nomination in the Best Traditional Blues Album category for their 2018 Alligator Records album, Something Smells Funky 'Round Here.
Blues Legend Jody Williams: February 3, 1935 – December 1, 2018
Famed Chicago blues guitarist/vocalist and Blues Hall Of Fame member Jody Williams, who recorded with legends including Howlin’ Wolf, Otis Spann and his childhood friend Bo Diddley, as well as under his own name, died of cancer at the Munster Med Inn in Munster, Indiana on December 1, 2018. He lived in nearby St. John, Indiana. He was 83.
Alligator Albums Dominate MOJO's Top 10 Blues CDs Of 2018
Tastemaker UK magazine MOJO, in the January 2019 issue, includes four Alligator Records releases in their influential list of Top Ten Blues Albums of 2018. Sitting at the #1 spot is Shemekia Copeland's groundbreaking America's Child, followed at #2 by Joe Louis Walker, Bruce Katz and Giles Robson's acoustic triumph, Journeys To The Heart Of The Blues*. The Nick Moss Band featuring Dennis Gruenling's label debut, The High Cost Of Low Living, landed at #4. And Curtis Salgado & Alan Hager's irresistible duo album, Rough Cut, took the #7 spot.