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Saturday, July 6, 2024

THE GEORGIA THUNDERBOLTS TRIUMPH WITH ‘RISE ABOVE IT ALL’ INCREDIBLE NEW ROCK ALBUM: EXCLUSIVE ZOOM INTERVIEW WITH LEAD SINGER TJ LYLE!

 


THE GEORGIA

 THUNDERBOLTS 

TRIUMPH WITH

RISE ABOVE IT ALL

INCREDIBLE NEW ROCK ROCK ALBUM

EXCLUSIVE ZOOM INTERVIEW

WITH LEAD SINGER 

T J   L Y L E 

ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS
WITH RAY SHASHO


The Georgia Thunderbolts have announced their highly anticipated sophomore album, 'Rise Above It All,' set for release on August 23rd via Mascot Records. Featuring the quintet's signature blend of Southern rock, blues, and heartfelt Americana, the 13-track album showcases the band's ability to navigate a vast array of musical terrains, while also capturing the profound emotional and artistic growth fostered by their years on the road. “When you cut back on being a tough guy, more emotions can come through, and you hear that on this record,” says TJ Lyle, lead vocalist, harmonica, and keyboards. “This album travels all musical genres,” he adds.

To celebrate the announcement, the band released the album’s latest single, "Stand Up," accompanied by a music video directed by Jim Arbogast. The video captures the band in their element, performing this powerful track that combines slithering guitar riffs and soaring vocals with a Southern rock flair.

The road to being hailed as the new torchbearers of Southern rock hasn’t been as glamorous as you might imagine for The Georgia Thunderbolts. It wasn’t many years ago that the guys busked at gas stations, fumbled through covers, and drove four hours to Alabama to play to a bartender and a three-legged dog sitting on a barstool.

These days, however, the Rome, Georgia-based quintet is a critically acclaimed and internationally touring band fending off the sophomore slump with its latest release. The Georgia Thunderbolts are rounded out by Zach Everett, bass, classical guitar, harmony vocals; Bristol Perry, drums; Logan Tolbert, guitar; and Riley Couzzourt, guitar. The quintet’s earthy and emotive aesthetic spans late 1960s singer-songwriter intimacy, the yearning for the blues, the mythological stories of country, and a bracing dose of arena-ready classic hard rock.  

Previously, the band released its debut album, ‘Can We Get A Witness,’ smack in the middle of the pandemic. Despite not having the opportunity to tour, the album amassed over 6 million streams across digital platforms and earned critical acclaim.

Raring out of lockdown, the guys made up for lost time, performing alongside a who’s who of rock icons. Select live performance highlights include sharing stages with Black Stone Cherry, Deep Purple, The Marshall Tucker Band, the Allman Betts Band, Blackberry Smoke, The Kentucky Headhunters, The Steel Woods and The Outlaws. 

However, the most transformative experience for the band has been the month back in 2022, The Georgia Thunderbolts spent touring Europe with Black Stone Cherry. None of them had been across the pond before, and it was the longest they had been away from home.

Playing historical European theaters and seeing firsthand how their music translated overseas was eye opening. “Hearing people sing our songs back to us felt like we were in the Twilight Zone. We never thought this was possible—it’s a long way from getting beer bottles thrown at us,” TJ says laughing. All the growth and maturation over the past two and half years can be heard on ‘Rise Above It All.’ The 13-song collection is a flag-planting album, setting the stage for an exciting new chapter as The Georgia Thunderbolts continue to rise and resonate with audiences worldwide.

PURCHASE

THE NEW ALBUM

BY

THE GEORGIA THUNDERBOLTS

entitled

RISE ABOVE IT ALL


Preorder at: https://lnk.to/TheGAThunderbolts





Officially released on August 23rd

 via Mascot Records

Stream the latest single “Stand Up”

Watch the dynamic music video, directed by Jim Arbogast


FOR MORE INFORMATION

ABOUT

THE GEORGIA THUNDERBOLTS

VISIT

https://www.georgiathunderbolts.com/

Official website

https://www.facebook.com/GAThunderbolts/

Facebook

https://twitter.com/GAThunderbolts

Twitter

https://www.instagram.com/gathunderbolts/

Instagram

https://www.tiktok.com/@gathunderbolts

Tiktok

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdJf6atP6Z_MsR7rSBoKzXASIT

YouTube


 THE GEORGIA

 THUNDERBOLTS

TOUR DATES 2024

05 Jul

First Fridays

Rome, GA

25 Jul

Eastside Bowl

Nashville, TN

26 Jul

Trainwreck Saloon Westport

St. Louis, MO

27 Jul

Knuckleheads

Kansas City, MO

31 Jul

Marquis Theater

Denver, CO

01 Aug

Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

Colorado Springs, CO

03 Aug

Kickstands Campground & Venue

Sturgis, SD

10 Aug

Ace Frehley and Foghat with special guests The Georgia Thunderbolts

Beaver Dam, KY

23 Aug

Blues Garage

Hannover, Germany

27 Aug

Colos-Saal

Aschaffenburg, Germany

30 Aug

Karosserifabrikken

Helsingør, Denmark

31 Aug

Sønderborghus

Sønderborg, Denmark

03 Sep

Hafenbar Tegel

Berlin, Germany

04 Sep

Gaststätte Stock

Hagen Am Teutoburger Wald, Germany

06 Sep

L.A. Live Style Cafe

Cham, Germany

07 Sep

WaldHaus eV Heilbronn

Heilbronn, Germany

08 Sep

Raismes Fest 2024

Raismes, France

14 Sep

Zydeco

Birmingham, AL

19 Sep

The Barrelhouse Ballroom

Chattanooga, TN

20 Sep

Smith's Olde Bar

Atlanta, GA

21 Sep

The Grand Theatre

Cartersville, GA

26 Sep

Live at Hub City Vinyl

Hagerstown, MD

08 Oct

Sellersville Theater

Sellersville, PA

25 Oct

The Georgia Thunderbolts Night 1

Dunn, NC

26 Oct

The Georgia Thunderbolts - Night 2

Dunn, NC

14 Dec

Pillars Pub

Fitzgerald, GA










T J  L Y L E
APPEARS
JULY 15TH 2024

ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS

WITH RAY SHASHO

THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES

BOOK TRAILER

 

BOOK REVIEW

-By Literary Titan (5) STARS

The Rock Star Chronicles by Ray Shasho, is a splendid book written by a music enthusiast who has poured their heart and soul into it. It’s a story of a boy who loved rock music, and his obsessive passion of it earned himself the name Rock Raymond. He went to school but instead was schooled in all matters of music while his peers were buried chin-deep in coursework. He then became a radio DJ and has now compiled a book on all interviews he held with Rock gods who raided the airwaves back in the 70s and 80s. It’s a compilation of interviews with outstanding vocalists, legendary guitarists and crazy drummers in the rock music scene. Each interview gives a reader an in-depth view into their personal lives and the philosophies that guide their lives which all serve to humanize these great icons. For readers who are old enough to call themselves baby boomers this book will bring old memories back to life. Millennials, on the other hand, may think of this book as a literal work of the Carpool Karaoke show. 

The Rock Star Chronicles is a book I didn’t know I was waiting for. To come across a book that will talk me into trying something new. One brave enough to incite me to venture into new frontiers. This book made me a believer- I am now a bona fide Rock and Roll music fan. 

Ray Shasho masterfully gets the interviewees talking. He smartly coaxes answers from them with crafty questions designed to get a story rolling out of them. The artists talk about diverse issues ranging from music, politics, and their social engagements. Having been on the music seen all his life, Ray Shasho knows the buttons to press, how to get them comfortable about talking about their lives. 

The book’s cover is befitting of its subject matter with the leather look offering a royal background to the golden letter print. It speaks to how high a level rock music holds in the pecking order- arguably, modern music as we know it has originated from blues and rock music.  The second noteworthy thing is the use of high-definition pictures to reference the musician being interviewed in every sub-chapter. This ensures that the book is for both original rock and roll lovers and aspiring new ones. Together is makes for a refreshing and consistently enjoyable read.

I recommend this book to rock music enthusiasts, aspiring musicians wondering what it takes and all readers curious to learn new things by going back in time.

https://literarytitan.com/2020/05/03/literary-titan-book-awards-may-2020/   

Gold Award Winner



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RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY
 
TO BE PART OF MUSIC HISTORY!

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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

ERIC BIBB BLUES LEGEND AND THREE-TIME GRAMMY NOMINEE RELEASING NEW ALBUM ‘LIVE AT THE SCALA THEATRE’ STOCKHOLM ON APRIL 5TH -EXCLUSIVE LIVE FROM SWEDEN!

 






E R I C   B I B B

 THREE-TIME GRAMMY NOMINEE

 LEGENDARY BLUES 

SINGER/GUITARIST/SONGWRITER

RELEASING NEW ALBUM 

L I V E 

AT THE SCALA THEATRE

 STOCKHOLM

  EXCLUSIVE 

LIVE FROM SWEDEN!

ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS


A three-time Grammy nominee with multiple Blues Foundation awards, Bibb is known and revered globally for having carved his own musical destiny with honesty and power. Eric’s father, the late Leon Bibb, was an activist, actor, and folksinger who marched at Selma with Dr. Martin Luther King. Eric’s youth was spent immersed in the Greenwich Village folk scene. Bob Dylan, Joan Baez and Pete Seeger were visitors to his home. He was deeply influenced by Odetta, Richie Havens and Taj Mahal, and he has synthesized all of that into his very own style. 

Eric Bibb is one of the world’s most prolific Blues troubadours, with an illustrious career spanning 5 decades and over 40 albums. Bibb has received three Grammy nominations, multiple Blues Foundation ‘Artist of the Year’ and ‘Album of the Year’ awards, and countless more accolades along the way. As Eric reflects on his musical journey, gratitude pervades. Evolution is evident in his voice and guitar playing, with his words providing grounding in truth and fostering a vision of unity amid a world filled with divisive rhetoric. Eric Bibb is more than a blues troubadour; he is a storyteller and philosopher. His legacy is not just in the notes he plays or the stages he graces, but in the questions, he poses and the hope he instills. His latest release is Eric Bibb Live at the Scala Theatre in Stockholm. The album will be officially released on April 5th but is currently available for preorder.

PREORDER

ERIC BIBB

L I V E 

AT THE SCALA THEATRE

STOCKHOLM

Official release April 5th

Preorder Now

at

https://stonyplainrecords.com/ericbibb/


Live at The Scala Theatre is the latest recording from blues troubadour Eric Bibb, which follows 2023’s Grammy nominated album, Ridin’. Performed and recorded in front of a live audience at Stockholm’s Scala Theatre on September 30, 2022, the atmosphere captured in these recordings is electric.

With a career now spanning five decades, three Grammy nominations, a multitude of Blues Foundation awards and countless more accolades, Eric Bibb has secured his legacy as a legendary figure in the blues and roots genre.

ALSO

PURCHASE

ERIC BIBB’S

 2024 GRAMMY Nominated Album

RIDIN’

The follow-up to his multiple award-winning, critically acclaimed 2021 album, Dear America, Ridin’ is a continuation of the vision and ethos that informs Bibb’s artistry as a modern-day Blues troubadour, receiving a GRAMMY nomination in the 'Best Traditional Blues' category.

Available at amazon.com


FOR MORE INFORMATION

ABOUT

ERIC BIBB

VISIT

https://www.ericbibb.com/

Official website

https://www.facebook.com/EricBibbMusic

Facebook

https://www.instagram.com/ericbibbmusic/

Instagram

https://open.spotify.com/artist/2uNcfNhlVJUyEX0t0NG1m1?si=EEDYb5oxRuyccp7Do_UUpQ&nd=1&dlsi=c273367ca4fd4bd4

Spotify

https://www.youtube.com/@EricBibb

YouTube

 

ERIC BIBB

DISCOGRAPHY

Studio albums

Ain't It Grand (MNW, 1972)

Rainbow People (Opus 3, 1977)

Golden Apples of the Sun (Opus 3, 1983)

Me to You (Code Blue, 1997)

Home to Me (Ruf, 1999)

Roadworks (Ruf, 2000)

Just Like Love (Opus 3, 2000)

Painting Signs (Manhaton/EarthBeat!, 2001)

Natural Light (Manhaton, 2003)

A Ship Called Love (Telarc, 2005)

Diamond Days (Telarc, 2006)

12 Gates to the City (Luna, 2006)

Get On Board (2008)

Spirit I Am (2008)

Booker's Guitar (Telarc, 2010)

Blues Ballads & Work Songs (Opus 3, 2011)

Deeper in the Well (Stony Plain, 2012)

Jericho Road (Stony Plain, 2013)

The Haven (Luna, 2011)

Blues People (Stony Plain, 2014)

Migration Blues (2017; nominated for a Grammy as Best Traditional Blues Album)

Global Griot (double album, 2018)

Dear America (Provogue, 2021)

Ridin' (Repute, 2023)

 

Collaborative albums

Cyndee Peters & Eric Bibb: Olikalikadant (Caprice, 1978)

Eric Bibb & Bert Deivert: April Fools (Opus 3, 1979)

Eric Bibb & Bert Deivert: River Road (Opus 3, 1980)

Eric Bibb & Friends: Songs for Peace (Opus 3, 1982)

Eric Bibb & Bert Deivert: Hello Stranger (Opus 3, 1983)

Cyndee Peters & Eric Bibb: A Collection Of Cyndee Peters & Eric Bibb (Opus 3, 1991)

Eric Bibb & Needed Time: Spirit & The Blues (Opus 3, 1994)

Eric Bibb & Needed Time: Good Stuff (Opus 3, 1997)

Leon & Eric Bibb: A Family Affair (Manhaton, 2002)

Eric Bibb, Rory Block, & Maria Muldaur: Sisters & Brothers (Telarc, 2004)

Eric Bibb & Friends: Friends (Telarc, 2004)

Leon & Eric Bibb: Praising Peace: A Tribute to Paul Robeson (Stony Plain, 2006)

Habib Koité - Eric Bibb: Brothers in Bamako (Stony Plain, 2012)

Eric Bibb & Andrew Maxfield: Celebrating Wendell Berry in Music (2013)[18]

Eric Bibb, Ale Möller & Knut Reiersrud: Blues Detour (2014)

Eric Bibb & JJ Milteau: Lead Belly's Gold (Dixiefrog, 2015)

Eric Bibb & North Country Far with Danny Thompson: The Happiest Man In The World (Dixiefrog, 2016)

Eric Bibb, Ale Möller, Knut Reiersrud, Aly Bain etc.: Jazz At The Berlin Philharmonic - Celtic Roots (ACT, 2016)

 

Live albums

Live at the Basement (2002)

An Evening with Eric Bibb (2007)

Live À FIP (a.k.a. Live at FIP) (Dixiefrog, 2009)

Troubadour Live with Staffan Astner (Telarc, 2011)

Live at the Scala Theatre Stockholm (2024)

 

DVDs 

Up Close With Eric Bibb (2008)

Live At The Basement (2010)

The Guitar Artistry Of Eric Bibb (2011)








ERIC BIBB

APPEARS WEEK OF

FEBRUARY 21ST 2024


ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS

WITH RAY SHASHO

ORDER NOW

 WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

RAY’S BEST-SELLING BOOK

ENTITLED

THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES

SERIES ONE  

CHRONICLES,TRUTHS

 CONFESSIONS AND WISDOM 

FROM THE MUSIC LEGENDS 

THAT SET US FREE!





BY MUSIC JOURNALIST ...TALK SHOW HOST...  

AUTHOR ... TV SITCOM SCRIPT WRITER 

RAY SHASHO


OUTSTANDING

 COFFEE-TABLE BOOK!


CHAPTER ONE SPOTLIGHTS INTERVIEWS WITH MANY OF THE MUSIC LEGENDS WHO ARE NO LONGER WITH US

THE HARDCOVER EDITION IS A BONAFIDE COLLECTORS ITEM!

Order yours today on (Collector edition) Hardcover or E-book at bookbaby.com and amazon.com

Featuring over 45 intimate conversations with some of the greatest rock legends the world will ever know.

CHRIS SQUIRE... DR. JOHN... GREG LAKE... HENRY MCCULLOUGH... JACK BRUCE … JOE LALA…  JOHNNY WINTER... KEITH EMERSON... PAUL KANTNER...  RAY THOMAS... RONNIE MONTROSE... TONY JOE WHITE... DAVID CLAYTON-THOMAS… MIKE LOVE... TOMMY ROE... BARRY HAY... CHRIS THOMPSON... JESSE COLIN YOUNG... JOHN KAY... JULIAN LENNON... MARK LINDSAY... MICKY DOLENZ… PETER RIVERA ...TOMMY JAMES… TODD RUNDGREN... DAVE MASON... EDGAR WINTER... FRANK MARINO... GREGG ROLIE... IAN ANDERSON... JIM “DANDY” MANGRUM... JON ANDERSON... LOU GRAMM... MICK BOX... RANDY BACHMAN… ROBIN TROWER...  ROGER FISHER... STEVE HACKETT... ANNIE HASLAM… ‘MELANIE’ SAFKA... PETULA CLARK... SUZI QUATRO... COLIN BLUNSTONE… DAVE DAVIES... JIM McCARTY... PETE BEST

 

THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES

BOOK TRAILER

 

BOOK REVIEW

-By Literary Titan (5) STARS

The Rock Star Chronicles by Ray Shasho, is a splendid book written by a music enthusiast who has poured their heart and soul into it. It’s a story of a boy who loved rock music, and his obsessive passion of it earned himself the name Rock Raymond. He went to school but instead was schooled in all matters of music while his peers were buried chin-deep in coursework. He then became a radio DJ and has now compiled a book on all interviews he held with Rock gods who raided the airwaves back in the 70s and 80s. It’s a compilation of interviews with outstanding vocalists, legendary guitarists and crazy drummers in the rock music scene. Each interview gives a reader an in-depth view into their personal lives and the philosophies that guide their lives which all serve to humanize these great icons. For readers who are old enough to call themselves baby boomers this book will bring old memories back to life. Millennials, on the other hand, may think of this book as a literal work of the Carpool Karaoke show. 

The Rock Star Chronicles is a book I didn’t know I was waiting for. To come across a book that will talk me into trying something new. One brave enough to incite me to venture into new frontiers. This book made me a believer- I am now a bona fide Rock and Roll music fan. 

Ray Shasho masterfully gets the interviewees talking. He smartly coaxes answers from them with crafty questions designed to get a story rolling out of them. The artists talk about diverse issues ranging from music, politics, and their social engagements. Having been on the music seen all his life, Ray Shasho knows the buttons to press, how to get them comfortable about talking about their lives. 

The book’s cover is befitting of its subject matter with the leather look offering a royal background to the golden letter print. It speaks to how high a level rock music holds in the pecking order- arguably, modern music as we know it has originated from blues and rock music.  The second noteworthy thing is the use of high-definition pictures to reference the musician being interviewed in every sub-chapter. This ensures that the book is for both original rock and roll lovers and aspiring new ones. Together is makes for a refreshing and consistently enjoyable read.

I recommend this book to rock music enthusiasts, aspiring musicians wondering what it takes and all readers curious to learn new things by going back in time.

https://literarytitan.com/2020/05/03/literary-titan-book-awards-may-2020/   

Gold Award Winner



MORE BOOKS BY RAY SHASHO




RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY
 
TO BE PART OF MUSIC HISTORY!

CALL 941-567-6193

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR???