John Mayall is pleased to announce the release of his latest single, “I’m as Good as Gone” out on all platforms, Friday, November 20th via Forty Below Records in honor of his 87th birthday. The song was premiered on American Songwriter Magazine.
The Godfather of British Blues serves up a deep and funky groove for a song about love on the outs. Written by Grammy winner Bobby Rush, the track features Americana legend Buddy Miller on lead baritone guitar with Mayall mixing it up on Hammond B3 organ. Also, on hand are Mayall’s dynamic Chicago rhythm section of Greg Rzab on bass guitar and Jay Davenport on drums, along with Austin’s Carolyn Wonderland on guitar. The track was produced by Eric Corne and John Mayall.
John effuses, “As funky as you can get…It’s a feast for all guitar lovers, with Buddy Miller’s powerful baritone guitar leading the way.” And in response, Buddy said that “John gave us the roadmap and blueprint and remains a fearless inspiring soulful pioneer. What an honor to be a small part of a great project.”
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For over five decades, John Mayall, The Godfather of British Blues is a pioneer of blues music. Since signing with producer Eric Corne’s label, Forty Below Records in 2013, Mayall has been experiencing a true artistic and career renaissance, including a Blues Hall of Fame induction in 2015. His last release, “Nobody Told Me (2019) featured an impressive list of guest guitarists including Todd Rundgren, Little Steven Van Zandt, Alex Lifeson, Joe Bonamassa, Larry McCray and Carolyn Wonderland who joined the band on tour.
At thirty years old, Mayall moved to London and putting together the Bluesbreakers which first featured Eric Clapton. Under his leadership, the Bluesbreakers included phenomenal musicians including Peter Green, John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Andy Fraser and Mick Taylor. A new vision of the Bluesbreakers launched in 1984, and included guitarists Coco Montoya and Walter Trout. In 1993 Buddy Whittington joined the Bluesbreakers. After dissolving the Bluesbreakers in 2008, and began again with guitarist Rocky Athas a few years later.
John’s new studio album is slated for a late spring / early summer release.
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