Landslide Records

DELTA MOON, CABBAGETOWN
We are pleased to present CABBAGETOWN, the latest release from veteran blues/rockers Delta Moon and its label, Jumping Jack Records. Led by the group’s two founders, singer/guitarist Tom Gray, the Roots Music Association’s 2008 Blues Songwriter of the Year, and slide guitar master Mark Johnson, the album features nine original tunes plus blistering cover of Sun House’s “Death Letter.” Net Rhythms (UK) has called Delta Moon’s signature sound, “Music as it should be – raw and honest.” We call it a voice, a groove and two slide guitars.  After winning the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in 2003, the band widened its travels to include the US, Canada, and Europe. In 2007 bassist Franher Joseph joined Delta Moon and was followed in 2015 by drummer Vic Staff (Blueground Undergrass, Donna the Buffalo, Toubab Krewe) to complete the current line-up. The band’s constant recording and touring continues into 2017with tours scheduled for the United States, Germany, England, France, Italy,  and more.  Gray is also a past Georgia Songwriter of the Year, with tunes recorded by Cyndi Lauper (including the hit “Money Changes Everything”), Manfred Mann, Carlene Carter, Bonnie Bramlett and many others.

 

NEW GEOFF ACHISON BLUES ROCK CD NOW AVAILIABLE
Landslide Records is proud and excited to announce a March 3, 2017 compact disc release of ANOTHER MILE, ANOTHER MINUTE, a vibrant new set of rockin’ original compositions from Australian blues/roots guitar sensation Geoff Achison.  Produced by Achison with Rob and Ben Harwood, the album combines elements of blues, funk, soul and jam-band music and features his band, the Souldiggers (Roger McLachian, bass; Gerry Pantazis, drums, and Richard Tankard, drum).  ANOTHER MILE, ANOTHER MINUTE was recorded  at HS45 Studios in Melbourne, Australia and represents his 14th release as a solo artist.  Jorma Kaukonen of Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna fame said of Achison, “Geoff is among the finest blues guitarists that I know with a completely individual style.”  Since first arriving to tour in the U.S. in the mid- 1990s, he has garnered consistently strong reviews. Down Beat magazine lauded his music as “catchy, intelligent songwriting…he spills out blues guitar phrases that shed further light on various emotional states.” Elmore Magazine said, “Achison seems more like a singer/songwriter’s soul in Jeff Beck’s body.”  And the Times of London called him, “One of the most gifted musicians to arrive on the scene ... his playing verges on the miraculous.” A hardworking road warrior, Achison is set for spring/summer USA and European tours at festivals, theaters and clubs.

NEW TINSLEY ELLIS RELEASE, RED CLAY SOUL, NOW AVAILABLE
Landslide Records is excited to announce that the compact disc release of RED CLAY SOUL, a vibrant new set of original, soulful compositions from veteran Georgia blues rocker Tinsley Ellis is now available.  A follow up to Ellis’ award winning, critically acclaimed TOUGH LOVE, the new album combines Ellis’ masterful guitar and vocal prowess with fresh arrangements and a crack backing band.  Produced by Ellis and keyboardist Kevin McKendree, RED CLAY SOUL was recorded live in McKendree’s Nashville studio with bassist Steve Mackey and drummer Lynn Williams.  Oliver Wood (the Wood Brothers) contributed guitar and background vocal parts on the duet, “Givin’ You Up,” which he also co-wrote with Ellis.  The 4th release for Ellis’ Heartfixer Music label, RED CLAY SOUL boasts a wide ranging assortment of soul induced blues rock that opens with “All I Think About,” a Freddie King inspired rocker, then moves along effortlessly through the southern soul of “Callin’,” a groove laden shuffle, “Circuit Rider,”  and the Latin based instrumental, “Estero Noche.”   Ellis is set for a worldwide slate of festival, theater and club bookings for the rest of the year.

 

NOW AVAILABLE:  The vinyl release for TOUGH LOVE, the critically acclaimed set of soulful originals from veteran Georgia blues rocker Tinsley Ellis.
Landslide Records is proud to announce a March 18, 2016 vinyl release for TOUGH LOVE, the critically acclaimed set of soulful originals from veteran Georgia blues rocker Tinsley Ellis. Produced by Ellis, the album marks the first vinyl issue from his Heartfixer Music and the first for Landslide Records since 1988. TOUGH LOVE features a compelling variety of tunes that has already garnered a Blues Blast Magazine's Blues Album of the year award, a Blues Music Awards Album of the year nomination, and a high ranking in Downbeat Magazine’s Readers Poll of top 2015 Blues albums. In TOUGH LOVE, the versatile Ellis has crafted perhaps his most complete record, combining masterful guitar work and vocals with songs that both rock and soothe. Given some of Ellis’ finest material to date, TOUGH LOVE presents a wide ranging set that moves effortlessly from the catchy opening track, “Seven Years,” through the rollicking shuffle groove of “Midnight Ride,” the Dylanesque “Hard Work,” and a plaintive soul drenched ballad, “Should I Have Lied.” Additional musicians, all of whom are longtime veterans of Delbert McClinton’s band, include Nashville keyboard whiz Kevin McKendree (Brian Setzer), bassist Steve Mackey, and drummer Lynn Williams (John Hiatt). A hardworking road warrior who boasts numerous U.S. and international tours, Ellis has set a 2016 worldwide slate of festival, theater and club bookings beginning in February.

ALL NEW WEBB WILDER ALBUM NOW AVAILABLE
We are proud and excited to announce our latest release: MISSISSIPPI MODERNE, (LDCD-1043), the all new album by veteran roots rocker, Webb Wilder. A recent inductee into the Mississippi Music Hall Of Fame, Wilder has recorded a terrific set of distinctive originals coupled with creative cover renditions that stretch from tunes by Otis Rush to Charlie Rich to Jimmy Reed.  With strong backing from his highly accomplished bandmates, the Beatnecks, featuring Tom Comet, bass, Bob Williams, guitar, and Jimmy Lester, drums, MISSISSIPPI MODERNE includes all of the ingredients that have made the ever swaggering Wilder, aka The Last Of The Full Grown Men, a popular attraction throughout the USA and Europe for the past 30 years. The new album rocks, rolls, grooves, and touches the heart in what is surely Wilder’s finest recording since his classic, IT CAME FROM NASHVILLE (LDCD-1029), came out in 1985.  As always, Webb Wilder will be on tour constantly over the next year, and his shows are not to be missed!

LANDSLIDE TO RELEASE DELTA MOON’S “LOW DOWN”
We are pleased to announce a May 5th street date for LOW DOWN from veteran blues/rockers Delta Moon and its label, Jumping Jack Records. Led by the group’s two founders, singer/guitarist Tom Gray, the Roots Music Association’s 2008 Blues Songwriter of the Year, and slide guitar master Mark Johnson, the album features nine original tunes plus covers penned by Bob Dylan, Tom Waits and Skip James. Net Rhythms (UK) has called Delta Moon’s signature sound, “Music as it should be – raw and honest.” We call it a voice, a groove and two slide guitars. In 2007 bassist Franher Joseph joined Delta Moon and was followed in 2015 by drummer Vic Staff (Blueground Undergrass, Donna the Buffalo, Toubab Krewe) to complete the current line-up. The band’s constant recording and touring continues into 2015 with tours scheduled for the United States, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Poland and more. Gray is also a past Georgia Songwriter of the Year, with tunes recorded by Cyndi Lauper (including the hit “Money Changes Everything”), Manfred Mann, Carlene Carter, Bonnie Bramlett and many others.

SEAN COSTELLO INDUCTED INTO GA MUSIC HALL OF FAME
We were thrilled to attend the 36th Annual Georgia Music Hall Of Fame Awards on Saturday, October 11, in Atlanta, during which Sean Costello was officially inducted.   Also on hand for the excellent video tribute were Deborah and Glenn Smith, Sean's mother and step-father (pictured here with Landslide president, Michael Rothschild), and longtime musical partner, Paul Linden.  Renowned for his fiery guitar playing and soulful singing, Sean’s influential work represents a mastery of various blues and rhythm and blues styles.  He was profiled with a large cover story in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Sunday, October 4, edition:

http://www.myajc.com/news/news/requiem-blues-player/nhZ3S/#19b78643.257043.735511.  Sean was inducted with several other Georgia music luminaries including Lady Antebellum, (Performer), Wet Willie (Group), Francine Reed (Pioneer), and Bobby Byrd, a former member of James Brown’s Famous Flames, also posthumously.   COMING SOON:  Landslide will reissue the album, We Can Get Together (2008), Sean's final recorded performances on November 25. Additionally, the label is proud to feature five of Costello’s other albums in its catalog:  Call The Cops (1996), Cuttin’ In (2000), Moanin’ For Molasses (2002) and two compilations, Sean’s Blues and At His Best – Live, both of which were released after his sudden death at the age of 28 in April, 2008. 

 

ALL NEW MIKE MATTISON ALBUM NOW AVAILABLE
Landslide Records is excited to release the debut solo release by singer and songwriter extraordinaire, Mike Mattison.
.  Perhaps best-known for his work in Scrapomatic, the Derek Trucks Band and currently the Tedeschi Trucks Band, with whom he has won Grammy Awards, Mattison’s new album, “You Can’t Fight Love,” shows off his impressive pipes on an eclectic range of original material that spans blues, rhythm and blues, Americana, and rock.  Mattison is backed by Scrapomatic cohorts Paul Olsen and Dave Yoke (guitars), theTedeschi Trucks Band’s Kofi Burbridge (keyboards) and Tyler Greenwell (drums), among others.  In addition to his solo gigs, Mattison will perform nationally and overseas with TTB through  2014.

NEW WEBB WILDER SINGLE NOW AVAILABLE
Iconic roots rocker Webb Wilder rolls on with a new single, now available via all major download services. “Yard Dog” b/w “Lucy Mae Blues” features Webb on guitar and vocals along with Beatnecks cohorts Tom Comet (bass), and Jimmy Lester (drums) and special guests Ryan Norris (organ) and Jon Radford (percussion). Produced by Joe V. McMahan, who also contributed guitar tracks, the songs will be included in an upcoming full album to be released by Landslide Records in the Spring, 2014. Great to have some new rockin’ southern material from Webb, ever the “electrifying artist.” Stay tuned for more!

TINSLEY ELLIS’ MIDNIGHT BLUE CD NOW AVAILABLE
Landslide Records is proud to announce that Tinsley Ellis’ latest release, MIDNIGHT BLUE, an all-new set of original blues rock tunes from guitar master, Tinsley Ellis, is now available. Produced by Ellis and already garnering strong airplay and critical reviews, the album marks the second release from his recently established label, Heartfixer Music.  The first, GET IT!, an all instrumental album also distributed by Landslide has garnered excellent sales and strong reviews. MIDNIGHT BLUE features original blues/rock at its finest given some of the best vocals and guitar work of Tinsley’s career. And the accompanying musicians are sublime: in demand keyboardist Kevin McKendree (Delbert McClinton), prolific bassist Ted Pecchio (Susan Tedeschi, Scrapomatic), and drummer Lynn Williams (Delbert McClinton).

LANDSLIDE REISSUES SEAN COSTELLO’S CALL THE COPS
Landslide Records has re-released CALL THE COPS, a reissue of the late Sean Costello’s first ever album featuring his original band, the Jivebombers. First released in 1998 by the then 16 year old blues prodigy, CALL THE COPS has been out of print for several years; however, interest in Costello’s music has built thanks to exposure generated from more recent Landslide compilation albums, SEAN’S BLUES and AT HIS BEST – LIVE, plus the establishment of the Sean Costello Memorial Fund for Bi-Polar Research. Landslide also sells two additional Costello albums, CUTTIN’ IN and MOANIN’ FOR MOLASSES. The Jivebombers were Costello (guitar, vocals), Paul Linden (harmonica, piano), Terrence Prather (drums), and Carl Shankle (bass).