John Mayall, 82 years young, is working on an album of new material, which he expects to be released at the end of the year. On the disc, titled “Let’s Talk About That”, he is working with his band and a very special guest: Joe Walsh (The Eagles).
The number of great musicians who have spent time performing in bands led by John Mayall is amazing. Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, Mick Taylor, John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Peter Green, Walter Trout, Coco Montoya, … all spent time with Mayall.
John and his amazing band have had a great start to 2016, just returning from a month long rockin’ tour of the Northeastern US. They sold out many of the shows there, proving that word is truly out about John Mayall’s current renaissance and how good he and the band are to see live. Their chemistry and the interplay between them is so much fun to watch! John says this is the best band he’s ever had, and anyone that’s seen them recently can attest to that! They will have many more shows in the US this year.
There will be no visit to Europe this year unfortunately, but they’ll be back early in 2017 with a big European tour, and there are also plans for a tour of the UK later in the year.
In what may be becoming a tradition, John and the guys were at the House of Blues Studio in February again this year, recording another studio album titled “Let’s Talk About That.” This time featuring Joe Walsh! John and the band were lucky be in the studio for some of the recording, and it was quite something to be able to see all that talent come together and create some spectacular blues!
Website John Mayall : http://www.johnmayall.com/