“Above The Influence”
Wolf Mail is getting set to release his sixth CD "Above The Influence", the eagerly awaited album, due out later this year. The new recording has a strong classic Blues flavour and a less is more humble approach to song writing and soloing. The focus is on guitar tone, phrasing with a profound commitment to every single note played.
Photo by Sam Bruce
In between putting the final touches on his latest work Wolf shared some insights on how he has approached his latest offering:
"For the last few months I have been gathering bits & pieces of songs, lyrics and riffs, and started to piece some tracks together. Once I had some ideas I was happy with, I called up the band to start some cooking. This time around we are definitely working on getting a rawer, spontaneous and ‘back to the roots’ Bluesy record”.
To achieve this sound, “Above The Influence” is being recorded in the studio but with all the band members playing live. A “Power trio” set up. Drums, Bass and Wolf. It represents a slight change in direction from Mail’s previous studio album "Electric Love Soul", recorded in Los Angeles with producer BB Chung King and Robert Cray's main man Dennis Walker.
"Working with BB and Dennis was an enlightening experience. We spent a lot of time on final touches and post-production. We also had backing vocalists, a B3 Hammond and saxophone, which made “Electric Love Soul” a pretty polished record. On this next one I thought I'd try the other end of the spectrum with a more spontaneous approach".
Photo by Sam Bruce
Stay tuned for the release of "Above The Influence". In the meantime, a promotional track from "Above the Influence" will be posted on Wolf's website soon.
“First Scandinavian Tour Announced”
FIRST LEG – EUROPE/RUSSIA
Over the years we have had several requests from fans in the great North and now we are delighted that we can finally announce that their long wait is over. Wolf Mail is set to perform for the first time in Scandinavia.
The tour will start off in September in Norway, travel to Sweden and conclude in Denmark at the prestigious Copenhagen Blues Festival where Wolf Mail will be a guest for Blues rock giant Walter Trout.
Wolf and crew will then head out to The Netherlands with a first show at the Alkmaar blues festival where Wolf has been invited to jam with Johnny Laporte, legendary guitarist formerly with Albert Collins. Scandinavian shows will be followed up by other festivals and venues across Belgium, France and Germany. It is then off to Russia where the tour is set to kick off at the famous BB King club in Moscow, followed by additional dates across the country. Check tour dates
2012/2013 ABOVE THE INFLUENCE TOUR FOLLOW UP
SECOND LEG – AUSTRALIA/JAPAN /US/CANADA
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