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Peter Mayer New Album: "Music Box"

Peter Mayer new album entitled "Music Box" will be available on May 3rd. This is Peter's first general-audience since 1999's Romeo's Garage. The album is produced by Jay Oliver (who also produced "Green Eyed Radio" album).
You can listen to samples of the CD (Cool Blue Swing, Every Morning, It's Good To Have a Friend, Music Box, Sweet Nothing, The Last Island) and buy the album at this address. Via Blue Desert website.

George Duke News and Anita Baker News

On George duke's website we can read these words :

"At the end of February, I began work on a new CD for Regina Belle, which is now finished. The CD is called “Lazy Afternoon” and features Christian McBride and Alex Al on bass, Ray Fuller and Dean Parks on guitar, Gordon Campbell on drums, Lenny Castro on percussion, Everette Harp - saxes, Oscar Brashear – trumpet, Perri – background vocals, and me on keys. It’s a really nice album that I know many of you will
The CD is on Peak Records and is due on July 13th 2004.

And these other words about Anita Baker...
"Let me say that I have been speaking with Anita Baker, and it looks like we will be in the studio within the next several weeks to complete her album, and that’s all I’ll say about that right now!"

David Crosby and Graham Nash duo album and a C.S.N. tour very soon

Graham Nash and David Crosby are currently working on a new album that they began to record in last January in Burbank, California; their first duo album since "Whistling Down the Wire", 18 years ago.
Nate and Russ Kunkel are co-producing some material. Some musicians on it: Dean Parks, Jeff Pevar, James Raymond, Leland Sklar.
In addition, there will be a Crosby Stills & Nash tour this summer.

Tour dates:
7/1: Prior Lake, MN, Mystic Lake Casino
7/3: Milwaukee, Marcus Amphitheater
7/4: Muskegon, MI, Heritage Landing
7/6: Lansing, MI, Common Ground Festival
7/9: Clio, MI, Clio Amphitheater
7/10: Indianapolis, White River Park
7/12: Wheeling, WV, Wheeling Downs
7/13: Cleveland, Tower City Amphitheater
7/15: Toledo, Zoo Amphitheater
7/16: Kettering, OH, Fraze Pavilion
7/18: Pittsburgh, Chevrolet Amphitheater
7/19: Canandaigua, NY, Finger Lakes PAC
7/21: Shelburne, VT, Shelburne Museum
7/22: Boston, FleetBoston Pavilion
7/24: Manchester, NH, Verizon Wireless Arena
8/3: Hyannis, MA, Cape Cod Melody Tent
8/4: Portland, ME, Cumberland Civic Center
8/6: Wallingford, CT, Oakdale Theater
8/9: Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center
8/10: Bethlehem, PA, Bethlehem Musikfest
8/12: Wantagh, NY, Jones Beach Theater
8/13: Atlantic City, NJ, Borgata Hotel
8/15: Dover, DE, Dover Down Slots
8/16: Baltimore, Pier Six Concert Pavilion
8/18: Virginia Beach, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
8/19: North Charleston, SC, No. Charleston Coliseum
8/21: West Palm Beach, Sound Advice Amphitheater
8/22: Tampa, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center
8/24: Atlanta, Chastain Park Amphitheater
8/25: Antioch, TN, Starwood Amphitheater
8/27: Biloxi, MS, Beau Rivage
8/28: Marksville, LA, Paragon Casino
8/30: Tulsa, OK, Expo Square Pavilion
8/31: Valley Center, KS, Kansas Coliseum
9/2: Morrison, CO, Red Rocks Amphitheater
9/6-7: Saratoga, CA, Historic Mountain Winery
9/10: Las Vegas, Hard Rock Hotel
9/12: Santa Barbara, CA, Santa Barbara Bowl
9/15: Alpine, CA, Viejas Concerts in the Park
9/16: Los Angeles, Greek Theater
9/18: Concord, CA, Chronicle Pavilion
9/19: Kelseyville, CA, Konocti Harbor Resort
9/21: Bend, OR, Les Schwab Amphitheater
9/22: Woodinville, WA, Chateau Ste. Michelle

Glen Burtnik "Welcome To Hollywood" new album

Glen Burtnik's new album "Welcome To Hollywood" will be released throughout Europe on June 2 (in the U.K. on June 28). The bonus DVD that follows with the first edition of the album will be region-free!
"My new album "Welcome To Hollywood" is kick ass. The songs are perhaps the strongest I've ever written, and the production is about as big a sound as I've ever heard come out of two speakers," Glen Burtnik said. Via Stefan Polzer from Atenzia Records in Sweden.

Styx are rocking the Blues

Styx are planning to record a version of "Blue Collar Man" at the legendary Chess Studios (at 2120 S. Michigan Ave in Chicago) to benefit the Willie Dixon Blues Heaven Foundation.
"Blue Collar Man", originally released in 1978 on the Styx LP "Pieces of Eight", is a song about the trials and tribulations of the unemployment line, and most certainly is a song for 2004 as well.

Renee Olstead's debut album co-produced by David Foster


Houston jazz singer Renee Olstead has recorded jazz standards and brand new songs composed by David Foster and some other talented songwriters for her selftitled album on Warner Brothers Records. Renee is well known as co-star of the CBS comedy series "Still standing" and as a talented singer. Her voice makes her compared to Patsy Cline, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holliday.
The album is co-produced by David Foster and Humberto Gatica. It will be released on May 25th and will include guest stars Carol Welsman, Chris Botti and Peter Cincotti.

Track Listing:
1/ Summertime    
2/ Taking A Chance On Love    
3/ Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby    
4/ Someone To Watch Over Me    
5/ Breaking Up Is Hard To Do    
6/ A Love That Will Last    
7/ Meet Me, Midnight    
8/ Sunday Kind Of Love    
9/ On A Slow Boat To China    
10/ What A Difference A Day Makes    
11/ Midnight At The Oasis    
12/ Sentimental Journey

Michael McDonald acoustic concert on RTL France radio this wednesday

Michael McDonald gave a concert at the Casino de Paris (France) in Autumn 2003. A day before the concert, Michael McDonald recorded an acoustic set on piano for RTL French Radiostation featuring hits like "I heard it through the grapevine", "What's goin' on", "What a fool believes", "Peace"...
Georges Lang famous radio Dee Jay will broadcast this wednesday, April 28th at midnight, this acoustic concert and an interview with Michael McDonald.

In France and continental Europe, you will be able to listen this concert on AM and FM frequencies but also via a live webcast at RTL France radiostation by just clicking on the left-top red logo RTL ("Ecoutez l'antenne en direct"). Don't miss it. This was a great set. Arnaud from Westcoast Rendez-Vous blog had nice memories about it!

Stan Bush New Album in June

Frontiers Records is releasing a brand new Stan Bush "melodic rock" album waited on June 23, called "Shine".
The musicians featured on Shine are guitar player Tim Pierce, bass player Matt Bissonette, Curt Cuomo on keyboards and drummer Kenny Aronoff, with King Of Hearts and Airplay singer Tommy Funderburk as guest on back vocals.
"Shine" will include the following tracks: Shine, Falling, I Will Be There, I Turn To You, What You Mean Tonight, Say It Ain t Love, Have You Ever Believed, Do It All Over, The Chance You Take, When I Dream.

Wilson Phillips "California" Tracklisting

On May 25, 2004 Columbia will release the brand-new, long-awaited album by Wilson Phillips. The title will be "California".

Produced by the legendary Peter Asher (Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor, J.D. Souther, Neil Diamond, Kenny Loggins, Bonnie Raitt, Randy Newman, Little Feat, etc.), this collection of songs may become the summertime album of '04.

Here is the tracklisting:
1. You're No Good
2. Old Man
3. California
4. Already Gone
5. Go Your Own Way
6. Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)
7. Monday Monday
8. Get Together
9. Doctor My Eyes
10. Dance Dance Dance
11. In My Room