Blues Hall of Famer aka The Godfather of British Blues, John Mayall, will perform in Henderson at Club Madrid at Sunset Station Hotel & Casino on June 28. This past February, Mayall released Nobody Told Me on Forty Below Records (Photo credit: David Gomez)
Produced in the Foo Fighter’s studio on old Neve console once used by Fleetwood Mac, the album is littered with guest guitarists including Todd Rundgren, Little Steven Van Zandt of E Street Band fame, Alex Lifeson from Rush, Joe Bonamassa, Larry McCray and Carolyn Wonderland. McCray and Wonderland will be joining Mayall on the road.
Blues Hall of Fame Member John Mayall Announces New Album, Nobody Told Me Featuring Todd Rundgren, Little Steven Van Zandt, Alex Lifeson and Joe Bonamassa
On February 22, Forty Below Records will release Nobody Told Me, the new studio album from The Godfather of British Blues, John Mayall.
As with his last handful of albums, Mayall again shares production duties with Forty Below Founder Eric Corne who also handles engineering and mixing duties.
The album boasts an impressive and diverse list of guest guitarists, all personal favorites of Mayall’s including Todd Rundgren, Little Steven Van Zandt of The E Street Band, Alex Lifeson from Rush, Joe Bonamassa, Larry McCray and Carolyn Wonderland who will be joining the band on tour. Also, on hand are Mayall’s dynamic Chicago rhythm section of Greg Rzab on bass guitar and Jay Davenport on drums, along with Billy Watts (Lucinda Williams) on rhythm guitar and Mayall’s regular horn section, moonlighting from their day job in The Late Show with Conan O’Brien’s house band.
The album was recorded at The Foo Fighters’ Studio 606 on the same legendary Sound City Neve console his one-time protégés from Fleetwood Mac used to record parts of the best-selling Rumours album.
Elmore magazine effuses; “the result is simply superb, an album that is nothing short of glorious in every way. another bit of striking blues brilliance.” So current is the record that this week on Sirius XM’s Underground Garage, Little Steven has chosen Mayall’s “What Have I Done Wrong” featuring Joe Bonamassa as the “Coolest Song in the World.”
“This project has been a true labor of love for me and I can’t wait for people to hear the fireworks that took place,” beams Mayall. Nobody Told Me is an apt title for the blues icon who suffered a recent unexpected health scare shortly after recording the album. But, the seemingly ageless road dog, who famously takes no days off and carries his own gear on tour, has been given a clean bill of health and plans to return to his usual grueling touring schedule to support the release.
Tour dates can be found at johnmayall.com.