Living Blues Magazine is a top notch publication – now on issue number 257 – that is just about as close to the Bible of the blues as we’ve got.
And two of our favorite artists – Latimore and Damon Fowler – show up in this month’s issue and Latimore, who sold-out our nightclub last summer and calls Riverview home, is featured on the cover.
The story – Latimore: Some Things You Can’t Fake – is a well-researched chronicle of the career of this gentle giant of a man, who has managed to stay relevant and busy for almost 50 years. The story reveals a few secrets to that longevity. One is that Latimore keeps his performance life and his home life in two different boxes. He plays to adoring fans, but always comes home to Yvonne, his wife of over 40 years, and a quiet life with old friends. The other secret to his success is that Latimore has always just been himself.
“I just want to be a better Latimore tomorrow than I am today…if somebody comes out to see Latimore, they gon’ get Latimore.”
It helps that he’s a studio-savvy keyboard player who has backed tons of other artists, and his big voice still includes all the high notes. Check out Living Blues by following this link and I suggest you subscribe and help keep this great publication strong.
Latimore will be back at the Palladium next summer for sure. And he’s out on the Blues Cruises and lots of festivals this year. Don’t miss him.
Damon Fowler shows up in Living Blues along with another Palladium favorite – JP Soars – in the list of songs that are charting on blues radio stations this month. Damon’s new album – The Whiskey Bayou Sessions – comes in at Number 6 for August, right behind a guy named Boz Scaggs. Pretty good company.
Damon is bringing his Holiday Blues Bash back to the Palladium on Wednesday, Nov. 21. That’s again the night before Thanksgiving, so Wednesday is definitely a Friday! And he’s bringing Betty Fox, Sean Chambers, Ed Wright, Josh Nelms, Chuck Riley and lots more special guests. Tickets are going fast and available by following this link to our box office.
And JP Soars, who I’m hearing on SeriusXMs blue channel, charts in both July and August with Southbound I-95.
And Damon’s November Palladium show is featured in a full- page article in the Paradise News this month. Thanks to writer Nanette Wiser for that story.