Yardbirds turnê com John Mayall na França! (2010)
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Greetings Yardbird Fan,
A couple of tidbits to share with you this morning. First off...Congratulations are in order for Yardie bass player Dave Smale who got married last week!
Jim McCarty will be interviewed on the syndictaed radio show Classic Artists Today over the next few weeks. Check out the site for more details.www.classicartiststoday.com
One track featuring Jim will be played the week on September 13th. C.A.T. will be interviewing Randy Bachman and they will play The British Invasion All-Stars version of 'Shakin All Over' which of course The Guess Who also covered. The show can be heard several times a week on various stations most of which offer streaming audio.
Work on the concert DVD continues at a good pace and those of us behind the scenes are agitating for anoter Yardbirds tour of the U.S.A. in the near future. In the meantime The Yardbirds will tour France in October including select dates with John Mayall.
Keep The Faith,
February 19, 2010 - Here's a quick update on what the lads are up to. In March they will do another whirlwind tour of Canada and will be dropping south just a bit for two dates here in the USA. For us those gigs will be March 12th at The Cannery Casino in Las Vegas and March 13th at Harrah's Casino in Lake Tahoe. They will be back in May for a nice long tour up and down the East Coast.
Long sleeved black t-shirts will be the new item on 'The Merch Table'...classic Yardbirds logo, of course! These will be limited to this tour only so if you're not able to attend and would like the new t-shirt drop me an e-mail and I can ship you one. $25.00 (No extra charge for shipping).
In other Birdland news: Jim McCarty will be launching his solo album "Sitting On Top Of Time" at Hugh's Room in Toronto on March 30th. If you havent heard the new album yet there are a couple of clips on YouTube including the title track and Blowing Thru The Countryside The album is available at Amazon.Com
Hope to see you soon!
Cheers, Russ Garrett www.yardbirds.us
Check out the new five song E.P. by Jim McCarty of The Yardbirds in collaboration with original Animals guitarist Hilton Valentine. John Hawken (Nashville Teens/Renaissance) and Dave (Savoy Brown) Walker round out the team of H.M.V.W. The 'single' is the Graham Gouldman penned 'You Stole My Love' and the flip side is a McCarty original 'It All Comes Around'...take a listen at www.yardbirds.us (If you like it then buy it from The Music Shoppe)
Mooreland Street Records
Just to let you know that the Royalty Of Rock tour has had a few dates added. The Yardbirds, Zombies and Spencer Davis Group will be appearing in Milwaukee on The 4th of July and at The Mohegan Sun Casino in Conn on July 6th. For a complete listing of venues and dates check out www.yardbirds.us ...this will be the first American appeance of the new Yardbirds line-up featuring lead singer Andy Mitchell. Hope to see some of you at the gigs!
New Line Up (Yardbirds)!
The 2009 line-up is now in place. Andy Mitchell is the new singer and Dave Smale the new bess player. Check out www.yardbirds.us for more information. The 'Rock Royalty' tour is pretty much set too. Yardbirds,Zombies and Spencer Davis Group. Dates and venues at the web site. (I'll be along for the New York, Philly and Baltimore shows. Hope to see you there)
Jim McCarty's new solo album 'Sitting On Top Of Time' will be available during the tour. The recording project with McCarty, Hilton Valentine (The Animals) and John Hawken (Nashville Teens) is still a work in progress. Dave (Savoy Brown) Walker will be adding his vocal magic to the mix later this month.
Keep On Blueswailing!
Looks like The Royalty Of Rock Tour will be hitting the USA this summer. A few dates have already been booked for June and July. The Yardbirds/Zombies/Spencer Davis Group. It just doesnt get much better than that. Tour dates and venues to be posted soon at www.yardbirds.us
Mooreland St Records will be releasing a single from the recent recording sessions with Jim McCarty, Hilton Valentine (The Animals) and John Hawken (Nashville Teens/Renaissance/Strawbs) The 'A-side' will be the Graham Gouldman penned 'You Stole My Love' with a new McCarty penned song on the 'flip side' I'm hoping to have the song out by the time the Royalty Of Rock tour hits the road.
In other Mooreland St news we are celebrating out 10 year anniversary this year! 10 years since our first release -The Yardbirds Reunion Jam (which is now a digital only release. If you dont have it for some reason grab a digital copy now for just $6.98. Check out the Music Shoppe page at
Speak to you again soon!
The Yardbirds Report
Here's the latest on the greatest rave up band of all time. The Yardbirds have just completed a whirlwind tour of Canada and most of the flock flew back to the U.K. without frostbite. Yardbird McCarty however flew south to The States to record some tracks with former Animal's guitarist Hilton Valentine and John Hawken formerly of The Nashville Teens and also Jim's old bandmate in Renaissance. We have five tracks in the can including a killer version of Graham Gouldman's song 'You Stole My Love' which I hope to release as a single on Mooreland St records in the near future. You'll dig it!
There is also a rumor in the wind about a 'Royalty Of Rock' tour hitting the USA this summer which will include The Yardbirds, The Zombies and more. Nothing in concrete yet so keep your fingers crossed.
Rock n Roll legend Giorgio Gomelsky celebrated his 75th birthday last week and I was very pleased that the old boy invited me to his party. He's looking good and still full of new ideas and concepts. Little Steven was there so I shamelessly pitched the McCarty/Valentine/Hawken Project to him. Maybe we'll get some airplay on The Underground Garage! That would be nice.
Till next time I remain your humble webmaster,
Russ Garrett (www.yardbirds.us)
Yardbirds Related News (From Russ Garrett)
January is usually a slow month for The Yardbirds but there is plenty going on for one of the lads this month.
Yardbird Jim McCarty will be on French radio for two hours this coming Friday and will be debuting songs from his forthcoming solo album 'Sitting On Top Of Time'... Please see the 'Gigs' page at
www.yardbirds.us for the link to tune in. The show gets going at 2PM Eastern time.
More McCarty news. Directly following the Canadian tour in February James will travel south to the USA to record some new rock & roll songs with his old mate Hilton Valentine of The Animals. I'll be producing the sessions and I guarantee a splendid set of rockin' tunes that will be released on Mooreland Street Records later this year.
The January sale is still on. (Makes sense as it's still January) The Yardbirds Family Tree and The Jim McCarty Band only $7.98 till Feb 1st. Thanks to those of you who have already made your purchase.
Russ Garrett - www.yardbirds.us