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Thursday, 10 March 2016

Legendary John Mayall bringing the blues to the Narrows in Fall River

Blues legend John Mayall will be performing at the Narrows Center for the Arts on March 27 as part of an East Coast/Southeast tour.FALL RIVER — Blues legend John Mayall’s career is hotter than ever these days with a recently released album drawing critical acclaim and an honor that’s eluded him for decades: induction into the Blues Hall of Fame.
“It’s a nice honor to get after all these years,” said Mayall in a phone interview last week.
Mayall, who will be performing at the Narrows Center for the Arts on March 27 as part of an East Coast/Southeast tour, recently released the album, “Find a Way to Care.”
Produced by Mayall and Eric Corne of Forty Below Records, it features Mayall on vocals, piano, Hammond organ, Wurlitzer, clavinet, guitar and harmonica with his current band lineup: Rocky Athas (lead and rhythm guitar), Greg Rzab (bass) and Jay Davenport (drums).
According to the press release for Mayall’s upcoming tour, “Find a Way to Care” includes “a scintillating group of new songs and savvy covers of 'Mother in Law Blues' (Don Robey), 'The River’s Invitation' (Percy Mayfield), 'I Feel So Bad' (Lightnin’ Hopkins), 'Long Distance Call' (Muddy Waters), 'I Want All My Money Back' (Lee Baker) and 'Drifting Blues' (Charles Brown)."
“Every time I make an album, I always feel I owe it to my fans to come up with fresh and varied interpretations of the blues. With this in mind, I chose an assemblage of songs that includes perhaps some slightly lesser-known bluesmen, and that all had either different beats or special instrumental treatments. I also found three songs that would be further enhanced by the addition of horns,” Mayall said of the cover songs in a press release about “Find a Way to Care.”

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