On October 5th, Provogue  will release ‘Shades‘, singer-songwriter and guitarist Doyle Bramhall II‘s dramatic debut for the label. The album comes hot on the heels of Bramhall’s 2016 critically acclaimed fourth record, ‘Rich Man‘, his first solo album in 15 years.

In the intervening  years between albums, Bramhall established himself as one of the most distinctive and sought-after guitarists around, performing with a dizzying array of artists that includes Roger Waters, Elton John, Gregg Allman, Allen Toussaint and T-Bone Burnett, to name a few. More significantly, Bramhall had spent over a decade as Eric Clapton‘s musical right-hand man, collaborating closely with the legendary guitarist both in the studio and on stage. He’s also produced albums and written songs for Sheryl Crow and the Tedeschi Trucks Band, among others.

Shades‘ is a spellbinding blend of grungy blues, raucous garage rock, transcendent psychedelia, and soothing, soul-stirring ballads that sees Bramhall reaching new heights as a multi-instrumentalist, producer and vocalist while responding to his heart’s most urgent commands as a lyricist and arranger.

The new record finally feels like I’m comfortable in my own skin, like I don’t have anything to prove other than trying to express myself as honestly as I can,” says Bramhall. “As an artist, writer and producer, I’m in a good place, and I think I can allow this flow of music to come out and form a real body of work that my fans can appreciate. I’m thrilled to have them go on this journey with me.

Throughout much of ‘Shades’, Bramhall addresses deeply personal themes – on the  R&B-laced ‘Everything You Need‘ and the elegant ballad ‘Searching For Love,’ he examines matters of the heart. But on the gritty, soulful rocker ‘Love and Pain,’ he takes on gun violence, a song inspired by last year’s concert massacre in Las Vegas.

Performing alongside Bramhall on ‘Shades‘ is an ace group of musicians he’s worked with over the years – bassist Chris Bruce, multi-instrumentalist and string arranger Adam Minkoff, and drummers Carla Azar and Abe Rounds – and there are also notable appearances by friends and luminaries: Eric Clapton, Norah Jones, the Tedeshi Trucks band, and Austin buds the Greyhounds. “Without appearing immodest, I can admit that I’ve led a pretty charmed life,” Bramhall says. “I’m thrilled and honored to have all of these incredible people guest on my record.

Track Listing
1. Love And Pain
2. Hammer Ring
3. Everything You Need (feat. Eric Clapton)
4. London To Tokyo
5. Searching For Love (feat. Norah Jones)
6. Live Forever (feat. Greyhounds)
7. Break Apart To Mend
8. She’ll Come Around
9. The Night
10. Parvanah
11. Consciousness
12. Going Going Gone (feat. Tedeschi Trucks Band)

Texas six string legend Lance Lopez is set to unleash his long-awaited new solo album, ‘Tell The Truth‘, March 2, 2018.

This is not just another blues rock record – this is a great album by any measure, regardless of how it may get labelled. Blues rock? Hell yeah. Rock? Got it covered. The blues? It’s in everything Lance Lopez does.

Lance is the special guest for Provogue‘s official festival tour ‘Rockin’ The Blues’. Click here for more info.

 ‘Tell The Truth’ is released worldwide on CD, vinyl, download and streaming services. The vinyl includes a code for a complimentary MP3 download of the album.

US/CAN : Pre-order CD/LP

EU / Rest of world : Pre-order CD/LP

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Lyric Dubee

Mascot Label Group is thrilled to announce that the Canadian award winning and multi-genre artist Lyric Dubee has signed with their label Provogue. Proficient and at ease playing rock, pop, blues, classical, and jazz, Lyric’s deep appreciation and experimentation with all the genres led him to personalize his own style of music known as revolution rock. Provogue will release his upcoming album in 2017, more details about this release will follow later this year.

Mascot Label Group CEO Ed van Zijl: “In our never ending search for new talent we now bring you Canadian future star Lyric Dubee. From a very young age it was obvious there is something special about him, not just another great guitar player but also an impressive songwriter. I predict that in a few years the whole world will know who he is!

Lyric Dubee released four albums before he turned 18, is endorsed and supported by Ernie Ball Music Man Guitars and Guitar Center and is part of the Brotherhood of the Guitar.

His most recent album Combat Of Love (September, 2015) was recorded in LA with Grammy Award winning producer Warren Huart (Aerosmith, The Fray, James Blunt), which debuted at #7 on the DRT (Digital Radio Tracker) and moved up into the USA National Airplay Top 200 from #187 to #182. The single ‘Linger‘ entered the DRT USA Top 80 Independent Artists Charts at #21; and the following ‘Combat of Love‘ debuted at #11 on the US Top 20.FM Count Down in Hollywood, California. Lyric’s music can be heard in regular rotation on various online and traditional radio stations and found on iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby, Soundcloud, Reverbnation, songza and many other sites.

Since 2013, Lyric has performed live in over 250 national and international shows and music festivals, where he has opened for or shared the stage with performers such as Walk Off The Earth, Honeymoon Suite, David Usher, Rik Emmett (Triumph), Jim Cuddy (Blue Rodeo), Lee Aaron and Carole Pope (Rough Trade). His international shows include a very successful tour of Japan and China last fall; Lyric has plans to visit these countries again next year. From August 2 onwards, he will be joining Kaya Stewart (daughter of guitarist, songwriter, record producer and Eurythmics front man Dave Stewart) to open for the legendary band The Go-Go’s during their farewell tour. Lyric will also accompany Kaya during her three headline dates, including a daytime Album Launch Party at Webster Hall on August 12. Dave Stewart: “Lyric Dubee is a natural born star, he plays guitar like his life depended on it and sings his own songs with the sincerity needed to cut through a lot of today’s manufactured music”.

Jeff Healey - Heal My Soul

On March 25th, Provogue will release ‘Heal My Soul‘, the first new, original Jeff Healey rock material in over 15 years. This incredible lost album features some of the most powerful and passionate performances Healey ever committed to record.

‘Heal My Soul’ has been compiled with the participation and full approval of the Jeff Healey Estate to coincide with what would have been Healey’s 50th birthday on March 25th, 2016. Healey is remembered as one of the most outstanding guitarists and performers of the past 30 years. After losing his sight during childhood, he developed the distinctive lap-style guitar technique that helped bring him international fame.

Click here to pre-order: http://smarturl.it/JeffHealey-MLG

 

Hindsight

On October 27, Provogue will release Australian rocker Jimmy Barnes’ new album in Europe!
Titled Hindsight, the album contains tracks from Jimmy’s fabled career, re-recorded with several of his musical friends, such as Joe Bonamassa, Neil Schon and Jonathan Cain (both from Journey) and Steven Van Zandt (Bruce Springsteen’s E-Street Band, The Sopranos).
CD Tracklisting:

1. Lay Down Your Guns (w/ The Living End)
2. Time Will Tell (w/ The Baby Animals)
3. Ride The Night Away (w/ Steven van Zandt)
4. Stand Up (w/ Mahalia Barnes + The Soul Mates)
5. I’d Die To Be With You Tonight (w/ Diesel)
6. Stone Cold (w/ Tina Arena and Joe Bonamassa)
7. Working Class Man (w/ Jonathan Cain and Ian Moss)
8. Going Down Alone (w/ Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain)
9. Love And Hate (w/ Shihad)
10. No Second Prize
11. I’d Rather Be Blind (w/ Jon Stevens)
12. When Your Love Is Gone
13. The Other Kind
14. Walk On (w/ David Campbell)*
15. I’m Still On Your Side (w/ Bernard Fanning)*

2LP Tracklisting:

A1. Lay Down Your Guns (w/ The Living End)
A2. Time Will Tell (w/ The Baby Animals)
A3. Good Times (w/ Keith Urban)**
A4. Ride The Night Away (w/ Steven van Zandt)
B1. Stand Up (w/ Mahalia Barnes + The Soul Mates)
B2. I’d Die To Be With You Tonight (w/ Diesel)
B3. Stone Cold (w/ Tina Arena and Joe Bonamassa)
C1. Working Class Man (w/ Jonathan Cain and Ian Moss)
C2. Going Down Alone (w/ Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain)
C3. Love And Hate (w/ Shihad)
C4. No Second Prize
D1. I’d Rather Be Blind (w/ Jon Stevens)
D2. When Your Love Is Gone
D3. The Other Kind

* CD only track
** Vinyl only track

Life in The Jungle

Life In The Jungle, Walter Trout’s first album on Provogue, and the sixth vinyl reissue of Walter’s 25th anniversary vinyl series is up for pre-order.

Throughout 2014 Provogue will re-release Walter’s albums on vinyl.

Once they’re gone – they will not be re-printed! Released throughout 2014, and limited to only 2,000 copies per album worldwide, the collectible LP series is pressed on high quality 180g vinyl. The albums will have a maximum of 20 minutes of music per side for enhanced sound quality.

There will be a limited edition of 100 hand-numbered LPs on white vinyl, for fans and collectors. These are individually numbered, and are only available from MLG Merch Europe!

25th anniversary vinyl

There are also made bundles for those who want to catch up with the 25th Anniversary vinyl releases:

The first set contains the first 5 albums on white vinyl:

* Live (No More Fish Jokes)
* Deep Trout
* The Outsider
* Positively Beale Street
* Breakin’ The Rules

The second set, to be shipped in December, contains the remaining 5 albums on white vinyl:

* Life in the Jungle
* Unspoiled By Progress
* Transition
* Prisoner of a Dream
* Face the Music

The 25th Anniversary Edition Vinyl series is available through their web store. It will be issued in Europe by Provogue / MLG on the following dates:
COLLECTIBLE SERIES 2014 RELEASE SCHEDULE:

No More Fish Jokes (3 March) *AVAILABLE*

Deep Trout (7 April) *AVAILABLE*

The Outsider (5 May) *AVAILABLE*

Positively Beale Street (7 July) *AVAILABLE*

Breakin’ The Rules (18 August) *AVAILABLE*

Life In The Jungle (8 September) *UP FOR PRE-ORDER*

Unspoiled By Progress (6 October)

Transition (27 October)

Prisoner of a Dream (17 November)

Face The Music (1 December)