DAVE STEWART will return to Los Angeles’ Troubadour for a special “Dave Stewart and Friends” show, Friday, September 28. This performance marks the British singer, songwriter and guitarist’s first Los Angeles show since the release of his new THE RINGMASTER GENERAL earlier this month. For this performance, STEWART will be joined by friends: Orianthi, Dana Glover, Nik West, Randy Cooke, Amy Keys, Kieran Kiely and Ann Marie Calhoun, along with other special guests. Tickets are on sale now.
THE RINGMASTER GENERAL (Weapons of Mass Entertainment/Surfdog) is a potent and distinctive musical gumbo with rock, blues, country, rhythm & blues and psychedelia. It was recorded and mixed by John McBride at the famed studio he owns with Martina McBride, Blackbird Studio. It features 13 new songs–including striking duets with Alison Krauss, Diane Birch and Joss Stone–as well as one sung with and co-written by Jessie Baylin. The blistering guitar skills of Orianthi are featured as well. As with The Blackbird Diaries, STEWART is backed by some of the finest musicians in Nashvilleincluding: guitarist Tom Bukovac, drummer Chad Cromwell, bassist Michael Rhodes, steel guitarist Dan Dugmore and Mike Rojas on piano.
Here’s some early critical praise for THE RINGMASTER GENERAL:
“…a terrific songwriter, guitarist and producer and surrounds himself with great players and vocalists such as Alison Krauss, Joss Stone, Jessie Baylin and Diane Birch. Stewart reveals just enough of the love-perplexed man behind the curtain to keep us entranced.”
–Jerry Shriver, USA TODAY, September 4, 2012
“A love letter to American roots music, it is steeped in blues, folk and country…”
–Adrian Thrills, DAILY MAIL (U.K.), August 9, 2012
“Both albums fuse country, rock, blues, bluegrass and R&B, and the results are quirky, soul-stirring and thoroughly engrossing.”
–Joe Bosso, MUSICRADAR.COM, August 13, 2012
“…a record bursting with passion, personality and variety…. Dave Stewart, both ringmaster and general, takes a powerful bow.”
– MXDWN.COM, September 10th, 2012
About DAVE STEWART:
“An explosive musician, deft guitar player, innately recognizes the genius in other people and puts it into play without being manipulative.” - Bob Dylan
“Jack of All Trades Master of All of Them” –The Sunday Times
“He’s the musician’s musician.” –Rolling Stone
For a full bio on STEWART, click here http://weaponsofme.com/employee/19/