Please join Provogue/Mascot Label Group for Record Store Day with new releases from Joe Bonamassa and The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band.
Record Store Day is an annual event, started in 2007, as a way to promote the more than 1400 independently owned record stores located across the United States, as well as those throughout the rest of the world. This year’s Record Store Day takes place on 18-April-2015. To help support this event, the Provogue/Mascot Label Group will be releasing limited edition 180g vinyl pressings from two of their artists; blues rock superemos Joe Bonamassa and The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band.
Joe Bonamassa has sold millions worldwide. He is an American blues rock musician, singer, and songwriter. When he was just 12 years old, Bonamassa opened for B.B. King. He has put out 15 solo albums in the last 13 years through his independent label, J&R Adventures. Of his solo albums, 11 have reached Number 1 on the Billboard Blues Charts.
Some highlights of Bonamassa’s career include performances at Royal Albert Hall and a Grammy Award nomination in 2013. Some of the artists he has played alongside include Buddy Guy, Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes, and Eric Clapton. Bonamassa runs a nonprofit organization called Keeping The Blues Alive Foundation. Their mission is to support music education programs by providing scholarships and resources to schools. His Record Store Day exclusive pressing is limited to 2500 units. Consisting of eight tracks, side A features classic tracks, while side B features live acoustic versions of the same tracks.
The five-time Grammy nominated Kenny Wayne Shepherd is an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. His Record Store Day release will be a 1000-unit limited run of A Little Something From The Road.
Shepherd began playing guitar at age seven and is completely self-taught. At the age of 13, he was invited to play guitar onstage by blues musician Bryan Lee. Shepherd took seven singles into the Top 10 and holds the record for the longest running album on the Billboard Blues Charts with “Trouble Is.” He has established himself as an immensely popular recording artist and influential force in the resurgence of blues.