George Thorogood Releasing 1st Solo Album
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Rounder Records has announced the first-ever solo album from blues-rock guitarist/vocalist George Thorogood. Titled Party of One, the album will be available worldwide on August 4, both digitally and at retail stores. The album will feature 14 cuts of traditional blues, classics and modern blues songs, from John Lee Hooker’s “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer” to Hank Williams’ “Pictures from Life’s Other Side” and the Rolling Stones’ “No Expectations.” The CD version of the album will also include a Robert Johnson bonus track, “Dynaflow Blues.” (Pre-order it here.)
Party of One was produced by Grammy-winner Jim Gaines (John Lee Hooker, Luther Allison and Stevie Ray Vaughan), who reunites with Thorogood on the debut solo project, having produced several of Thorogood’s biggest albums to date (Ride ‘Til I Die, The Hard Stuff, The Dirty Dozen). The album’s primarily acoustic instrumentation—including slide, Dobro, and harmonica—is performed entirely by Thorogood.
GEORGE THOROGOOD TO RELEASE FIRST-EVER SOLO ALBUM TITLED “PARTY OF ONE” ON ROUNDER RECORDS ON AUGUST 4
NEW COLLECTION FEATURES 15 SOLO RECORDINGS OF GEORGE’S RAW AND STRIPPED DOWN PERFORMANCES OF TRADITIONAL BLUES, CLASSICS AND MODERN BLUES SONGS; BONUS RECORDING OF “DYNAFLOW BLUES” AVAILABLE ON CD ONLY
“PARTY OF ONE” FEATURES JOHN LEE HOOKER’S “ONE BOURBON, ONE SCOTCH, ONE BEER”; HANK WILLIAMS’ “PICTURES FROM LIFE’S OTHER SIDE”; THE ROLLING STONES’ “NO EXPECTATIONS,” AND MORE
Los Angeles, CA (May 9, 2017)—Rounder Records announces the first-ever solo album release from legendary guitarist/vocalist George Thorogood, titled PARTY OF ONE, which will be available worldwide on August 4, both digitally and at retail stores. The album will feature 15 cuts of traditional blues, classics and modern blues songs, from John Lee Hooker’s “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer” to Hank Williams’ “Pictures From Life’s Other Side” and The Rolling Stones’ “No Expectations.” The CD version of the album will also include a Robert Johnson bonus track, “Dynaflow Blues.” Check out album preview HERE.
PARTY OF ONE was produced by Grammy-winner Jim Gaines (John Lee Hooker, Luther Allison and Stevie Ray Vaughan), who reunites with Thorogood on the debut solo project, having produced several of Thorogood’s biggest albums to date (RID
Thorogood, Foghat, Molly Hatchet to perform at Tag’s
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George Thorogood and the Destroyers will bring their “Rock Party Tour 2017” with special guests Foghat and Molly Hatchet to Tag’s in Big Flats on June 2.
In celebration of the Summer Stage’s 25th anniversary, general admission tickets for the concert — presented by CrossRhodes Entertainment and Magic City Productions — are $25. Reserved seating tickets are $49.50 and Gold Circle tickets are $75.
Tag Rhodes, owner and president of CrossRhodes Entertainment and Monitag Inc., said: “I wanted to play a fun show for our customers and at a ticket price reflective of what it would have been 25 years ago for these three bands. You have Southern rock with Molly Hatchet, classic rock with Foghat and blues rock with George Thorogood, and at $8.33 for each group, that’s a really great deal.”
Rock Party: Cool As Ice American Guitar Rocker, George Thorogood, Melts Down The Arcada
Courtesy: In The Loop Magazine
By James Currie
The guitar slinging, finger plucking, six string slide genius known as George Thorogood brought down opening night of his two night stay in St. Charles, IL at the Arcada Theatre. He, along with his Destroyers, played through the classic rock boogie driven tunes with fervor. They paid tribute to fallen rockers and lost legends in their profession and brought his brand of humor to encompass it all into a tight hour and a half package of rock and respect. All this on just the first night.
We all know George Thorogood and the Destroyers as that bar rocking, blues boogie belting power house from Delaware. The band that defines badass biker tunes, bar brawls in movies and summertime fair ground love. Thorogood’s sound is unmistakable. His brand stems from his love of rock n roll. His trademark look of perfectly quaffed hair, wrap around black sunglasses, black t-shirt, black jeans and a touch of rattlesnake hide. His sound, from his black (Blacktooth) or white (White Fang) Gibson ES-125 electric hollow bodies and that unmistakable whiskey soaked voice. It all still stands the test of time as great rock n roll should.
On this night, we get a mix of classic Thorogood hits as well as his own favorites in the form of cover tunes. The show opens with his drummer, Jeff Simon’s drums cross lit with blue spot lights center stage as Barry McGuire’s track, “Eve of Destruction” belts out through the PA system. This lead into “Rock Party” then “Who Do You Love?” After which, the band takes their first mini break.