P A T
T R A V E R S
RELEASES (2) NEW SINGLES
NEW ALBUM DUE OUT LATER THIS YEAR!
WITH RAY SHASHO
TO LISTEN IN ITS ENTIRETY
PAT TRAVERS is one of the most indominable guitar slingers of his generation. An unstoppable force of bold tone, electrifying musicianship, and dynamic performance. No wonder he’s been able to persevere through numerous decades of musical fads and trends, staying true to his artform and calling.
And now Pat Travers and his band steps forward once again with a blazing new single, “Push Yourself.” Built around Travers’ trademark Fender Strat, “Push Yourself” crackles with intensity and bravado. The guitar playing is matched in grittiness and power by Travers’ own vocals, which ring out like a wakeup call to anyone thinking that this veteran blues rocker will be resting on his laurels.
As Travers himself puts it, “‘Push Yourself’ is a mantra I use when I need to get my ass in gear and get stuff done. Pretty simple.”
Also check out the killer video cut together for “Push Yourself,” which was assembled using recent live footage of Travers tearing up the stage intercut with scenes from the recent Lynyrd Skynyrd dramatization Street Survivors: The True Story Of The Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash.
In addition to the single being available on all digital platforms, it will also be pressed on limited edition RED 7” vinyl backed with another new cut “Full Spectrum” both of which are set to appear on Travers’ new studio album coming later this year!
PAT TRAVERS BAND has scheduled several concerts this spring and summer, including select dates with CACTUS.
S w i n g !
Legendary guitarist Pat Travers gets swinging on a set of big band classics from '40s & '50s on this unique project! Features full band rock arrangements of Louis Prima's "Sing Sing," Duke Elington's "Take The 'A' Train," Glenn Miller's "In The Mood" and many more! Available on both digipak CD and vinyl in your choice of BLUE or RED!
For more information
March 12 - Kent Stage, Kent, OH (with CACTUS)
March 13 - Sellersville Theatre, Sellersville, PA (with CACTUS)
March 26 - Uptown Art Expo Fest Altamonte Springs, FL (PAT TRAVERS BAND only)
April 22 - Tampa Bay Seafood & Music Festival - Tampa, FL (PAT TRAVERS BAND only)
April 29 - Backseat Bar & Grill- Winchester, VA (PAT TRAVERS BAND only)
May 20 - Ramona Mainstage- Ramona, CA (PAT TRAVERS BAND only)
June 11 - Ludlow Garage, Cincinnati, OH (with CACTUS)
June 12 - Token Lounge, Westland, MI (with CACTUS)
June 16 – Reggie's Rock Club, Chicago, IL (with CACTUS)
June 17 - Wildey Theater- Edwardsville, IL (with CACTUS)
June 18 - The Arcada Theatre, St. Charles, IL (with CACTUS)
1976 Pat Travers
1977 Makin' Magic
1977 Putting It Straight
1978 Heat in the Street
1978 The Pat Travers You Missed Mini-Album (EP)
1979 Live! Go for What You Know (live at Opry House 1979)
1980 Crash and Burn
1981 Radio Active
1982 Black Pearl
1984 Hot Shot
1990 School of Hard Knocks
1991 Boom Boom (live 1990)
1992 BBC Radio 1 Live in Concert (live 1977 and 1980) (re-released in 2000)
1992 Blues Tracks
1993 Just a Touch
1994 Blues Magnet
1995 Halfway to Somewhere
1996 Lookin' Up
1997 King Biscuit Flower Hour (live 1984)
1998 Blues Tracks 2
2000 Don't Feed the Alligators
2000 Boom Boom – Live at the Diamond Club 1990 (CD & DVD)
2003 Etched in Stone (2-CD live 2002)
2003 P.T. Power Trio (also called Power Trio)
2003 From the Front... Live! (DVD-audio live 1984)
2006 P.T. Power Trio 2
2007 Boom Boom (Out Go the Lights) (live)
2008 Stick with What You Know – Live in Europe (live 2007)
2009 Travelin' Blues
2012 Blues on Fire
2013 Live at the Bamboo Room (live CD & DVD)
2013 Can Do
2014 Snortin' Whiskey at the Warfield (Official Bootleg)
2015 Live at the Iridium NYC
2015 Retro Rocket
2017 Live at Rockpalast (1976)
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