ROCK ICON MICK FLEETWOOD NAMED PRESENTER AT GRAMMY AWARDS
THE MICK FLEETWOOD BLUES BAND FEATURING RICK VITO’S
“BLUE AGAIN” NOMINATED FOR “BEST TRADITIONAL BLUES ALBUM”
New Live DVD “Blue Again” Features Original Compositions and Classic Fleetwood Mac Songs
Set For Release January 26
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Santa Monica, CA: Legendary rock musician Mick Fleetwood has been honored with an invitation to participate in the 52nd Grammy Awards ceremony pre-telecast as a presenter of 15 Grammy awards. The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band featuring Rick Vito has been nominated for their first-ever Grammy in the category of “Best Traditional Blues Album” for the album “BLUE AGAIN.” Mr. Fleetwood will be joined for these presentations by Colbie Caillat, herself nominated for 5 Grammy's this year. Together, they will present in the categories of Jazz, Americana, Bluegrass, Folk, and Country. The pre-telecast will be broadcast live on www.grammy.com the day of the show, January 31st. “BLUE AGAIN,” released on the Savoy Label Group’s 429 Records label, is a powerhouse showcasing of the iconic drummer and Fleetwood Mac co-founder Mick Fleetwood and his Mick Fleetwood Blues Band, a top notch quartet of musicians featuring Rick Vito. Produced by Mick Fleetwood and Rick Vito, the recording is equal parts blues rave-up and loving homage to the early incarnation of Fleetwood Mac, revisiting the blues-based classic songs of early Fleetwood Mac along with several new compositions in riveting live performance. Released on March 17 on 429 Records (home of last year’s “Best Contemporary Blues Album” Grammy winner Dr. John), “BLUE AGAIN” was an instant commercial and critical success which debuted in the top 20 on the iTunes Overall Chart and both the Billboard and iTunes Blues charts. In addition, the companion concert performance “BLUE AGAIN” DVD will be released by 429 Records which is distributed by Fontana/Universal in the U.S., Universal Music in Australia and E1 Entertainment in Canada, on January 26, 2010. The 52nd Grammy Awards will be held in Los Angeles on January 31, 2010.
“BLUE AGAIN” was recorded live at the Sheldon Concert Hall in St. Louis, Missouri in February of 2008. The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band features guitarist, lead vocalist and co-producer Rick Vito, bassist Lenny Castellanos and keyboardist Mark Johnstone alongside the legendary rock drummer. The stellar recording gives classic Fleetwood Mac songs such as “Albatross,” “Oh Well” and “Black Magic Woman” (a hit for Fleetwood Mac prior to Carlos Santana’s version), a modern and irrepressibly vibrant energy that only a live performance can provide.
The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band is co-managed by Jonathan Todd of Sabre Entertainment and Carl Stubner of Sanctuary Management Group. Contact: email@example.com.
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429 Records is a unit of the Savoy Label Group (SLG). SLG is the North American unit of CME (Columbia Music Entertainment), the oldest music company in Japan. The Savoy Label Group has evolved into a leading independent company consistently outperforming competitors in key music categories as monitored by Billboard Magazine. SLG is led by Steve Vining and CME is headed by Chairman Strauss Zelnick, founder of Zelnick Media which owns interests in and manages an array of media companies.