+ Zak Trojano
Tuesday, August 13th
(rescheduled from 9/16/18)
Iron Horse, 20 Center Street
Box Office 413-586-8686 daytime.
“The Godfather of British Blues,” John Mayall’s musical career spans over 50 years. The English blues singer, pianist, harmonica player, guitarist, and songwriter founded the band, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers in the 1960’s—whose members have included Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Jack Bruce, Mick Taylor, Walter Trout, Coco Montoya and Buddy Whittington. John’s newest member is Carolyn Wonderland, who’s headlined the Iron Horse herself in recent years.
On his new album Nobody Told Me, Mayall works with blues guitarists Joe Bonamassa, Larry McCray, and Carolyn Wonderland, as well as less-expected choices, like Rush’s Alex Lifeson, Steven Van Zandt of Sopranos/Bruce Springsteen/Lilyhammer fame, and Todd Rundgren, who’s done everything and performed with everyone. But Mayall goes a step further and even includes the key of each song in the album credits, so guitar players can jam along. The disparate crew of guitarists gives the album a fun energy, like a roast with blues licks instead of insults.