Thursday, February 21, 2019


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Todd Rundgren
Little Steven Van Zandt of The E Street Band
Alex Lifeson from Rush
Joe Bonamassa
Larry McCray
and Carolyn Wonderland 


For over 50 years, John Mayall has served as a pioneer of blues music, rightly earning him the title, "The Godfather of British Blues". In 2013, John signed with producer Eric Corne's label, Forty Below Records, and has since been experiencing a true artistic and career renaissance, including a Blues Hall of Fame induction in 2015.

On February 22nd Forty Below Records will release Nobody Told Me, the new studio album from The Godfather of British Blues, John Mayall. ​ As with his last handful of albums, Mayall again shares production duties with Forty Below Founder Eric Corne who also handles engineering and mixing duties.  
The album boasts an impressive and diverse list of guest guitarists, all personal favorites of Mayall’s including Todd Rundgren, Little Steven Van Zandt of The E Street Band, Alex Lifeson from Rush, Joe Bonamassa, Larry McCray and Carolyn Wonderland who will be joining the band on tour. Also, on hand are Mayall’s dynamic Chicago rhythm section of Greg Rzab on bass guitar and Jay Davenport on drums, along with Billy Watts (Lucinda Williams) on rhythm guitar and Mayall’s regular horn section, moonlighting from their day job in The Late Show with Conan O’Brien’s house band. 
Eric Burdon from The Animals-Stu Leathwood from The Koobas
Keith Ellis from The Koobas-Roy Wood  from Woods and The o'jays-Jimi Hendrix from The Jimi Hendrix Experience-Noel Redding from The Jimi Hendrix Experience-Carl Wayne-John Mayall-Steve Winwood from Traffic-Trevor Burton from Steve Gibbons Band-Roy Morris The Koobas

The album was recorded at The Foo Fighters’ Studio 606 on the same legendary Sound City Neve console his one-time protégés from Fleetwood Mac used to record parts of the best-selling Rumors album.  
“This project has been a true labor of love for me and I can’t wait for people to hear the fireworks that took place,” beams Mayall. Nobody Told Me is an apt title for the blues icon who suffered a recent unexpected health scare shortly after recording the album. But, the seemingly ageless road dog, who famously takes no days off and carries his own gear on tour, has been given a clean bill of health and plans to return to his usual grueling touring schedule to support the release. 

John Mayall has actually run an incredibly great school for musicians. …Eric Clapton

John Mayall, he was the Master of It. If it wasn't for the British musicians, a lot of us black musicians in America would still be catchin' the hell that we caught long before. So, thanks to all you guys, thank you very much! …BB King

I had this friend in London, John Mayall of the Bluesbreakers, who used to play me a lot of records late at night. He was a kind of DJ-type guy. You'd go back to his place, and he'd sit you down, give you a drink, and say "Just check this out." He'd go over to his deck, and for hours he'd blast you with B.B. King, Eric Clapton - he was sort of showing me where all of Eric's stuff was from, you know. He gave me a little evening's education in that. I was turned on after that, and I went and bought an Epiphone. So, then I could wind up with the Vox amp and get some nice feedback. …Paul McCartney

Purchase Nobody Told Me, the new studio album from Blues Hall of Fame member, John Mayall boasts an impressive and diverse list of guest guitarists, all personal favorites of Mayall’s including Todd Rundgren, Little Steven Van Zandt of The E Street Band, Alex Lifeson from Rush, Joe Bonamassa, Larry McCray and Carolyn Wonderland who will be joining the band on tour. 
Nobody Told Me will be available Feb 22nd at

01 What Have I Done Wrong (featuring Joe Bonamassa)
02 The Moon Is Full (featuring Larry McCray)
03 Evil And Here To Stay (featuring Alex Lifeson)
04 That’s What Love Will Make You Do (featuring Todd Rundgren)
05 Distant Lonesome Train (featuring Carolyn Wonderland)
06 Delta Hurricane (featuring Joe Bonamassa)
07 The Hurt Inside (featuring Larry McCray)
08 It’s So Tough (featuring Steven Van Zandt)
09 Like It Like You Do (featuring Carolyn Wonderland)
10 Nobody Told Me (featuring Carolyn Wonderland)

For more information about John Mayall and the latest tour information visit 

Date  Venue        City
Tue 26 Feb 2019  Pakkahuone       Tampere, Finland
Wed 27 Feb 2019 Cirkus        Helsinki, Finland 
Fri 01 Mar 2019   Nalen Stora Salen        Stockholm, Sweden    
Sat 02 Mar 2019  Slagthuset  Malmö, Sweden  
Sun 03 Mar 2019 Rockefeller Oslo, Norway     
Mon 04 Mar 2019 Pustervik    Gothenburg, Sweden   
Tue 05 Mar 2019 Kulturhuset Viften        Rødovre, Denmark      
Wed 06 Mar 2019 Train Aarhus, Denmark
Fri 08 Mar 2019   Rosenhof    Osnabrück, Germany  
Sat 09 Mar 2019  Die Kantine Cologne, Germany      
Sun 10 Mar 2019 Colos-Saal  Aschaffenburg, Germany     
Tue 12 Mar 2019 Die Fabrik in Altona      Hamburg, Germany    
Wed 13 Mar 2019 Columbia Theater Berlin, Germany 
Thu 14 Mar 2019 Georg-Friedrich-Händel-Halle Halle, Germany  
Fri 15 Mar 2019   Forum Karlín       Prague, Czech Republic
Sun 17 Mar 2019 Klub Stodoła       Warsaw, Poland  
Mon 18 Mar 2019 Klub Studio Krakow, Poland  
Tue 19 Mar 2019 Akvárium Klub     Budapest, Hungary     
Wed 20 Mar 2019 Porgy & Bess       Vienna, Austria   
Thu 21 Mar 2019 Dom Im Berg      Graz, Austria      
Fri 22 Mar 2019   Teatro Nuovo Giovanni da Udine     Udine, Italy
Sun 24 Mar 2019 Teatro Delle Muse        Ancona, Italy     
Mon 25 Mar 2019 Teatro Obihall     Florence, Italy    
Tue 26 Mar 2019 Auditorium Parco della Musica        Rome, Italy
Wed 27 Mar 2019 Teatro Politeama Genova      Genoa, Italy      
Thu 28 Mar 2019 Auditorium Santa Chiara       Trento, Italy      
Fri 29 Mar 2019   Campus Industry Music 43123       Parma, Italy      
Sat 30 Mar 2019  Pala Phenomenon Fontaneto d'Agogna, Italy    
Sun 31 Mar 2019 Les Docks   Lausanne, Switzerland 
Tue 02 Apr 2019  La Laiterie  Strasbourg, France     
Wed 03 Apr 2019 Le Splendid Lille, France       
Thu 04 Apr 2019  Zeche        Bochum, Germany      
Fri 05 Apr 2019   Hirsch        Nuremberg, Germany  
Sun 07 Apr 2019 Im Wizemann     Stuttgart, Germany     
Mon 08 Apr 2019 Muffathalle Munich, Germany
Tue 09 Apr 2019  Volkshaus   Zürich, Switzerland     
Thu 11 Apr 2019  Le Bataclan Paris, France      
Fri 12 Apr 2019   De Roma    Borgerhout, Belgium   
Sat 13 Apr 2019  Patronaat   Haarlem, Netherlands  
Sun 14 Apr 2019 De Oosterpoort   Groningen, Netherlands
Tue 16 Apr 2019  Ronnie Scott's     London, UK
Tue 16 Apr 2019  Ronnie Scott's     London, UK
Wed 17 Apr 2019 Ronnie Scott's     London, UK
Wed 17 Apr 2019 Ronnie Scott's     London, UK
Thu 18 Apr 2019  Ronnie Scott's     London, UK
Thu 18 Apr 2019  Ronnie Scott's     London, UK
Sat 18 May 2019 Doheny Blues Festival 2019   Dana Point, CA, US     
Tue 18 Jun 2019  Aladdin Theater   Portland, OR, US
Thu 20 Jun 2019  Tower Theatre    Bend, OR, US     
Sat 22 Jun 2019  Rio Theatre Santa Cruz, CA, US     
Tue 25 Jun 2019  Crest Theatre      Sacramento, CA, US    
Wed 26 Jun 2019 The Siren   Morro Bay, CA, US      
Thu 08 Aug 2019 Iridium      New York, NY, US
Fri 09 Aug 2019   Iridium      New York, NY, US
Sat 10 Aug 2019  Iridium      New York, NY, US

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