Moe's Alley welcomes The ALASTAIR GREENE BAND as part of our Sunday afternoon blues series.
ALASTAIR GREENE BAND “TROUBLE AT YOUR DOOR”
Blues and rock have met at many different crossroads. From Cream and Johnny Winter to Stevie Ray Vaughan and Gov’t Mule these blues rock recipes are often boiled down to a simple trio. Such is the melting pot of influences and presentation of the Alastair Greene Band. Greene formed his first blues rock trio with former members of the legendary Southern California band the Pontiax in 1997. The Alastair Greene Band (AGB) has gone through several incarnations and line-ups over the years and has included alumni of the Steve Miller Band, Paul Butterfield Band, and Junior Wells Band. The AGB has also backed many blues artists in the studio and on stage, including Delta Groove recording artists Mitch Kashmar, Franck Goldwasser, as well as the incomparable James Harman. Currently, the line-up has solidified with Alastair Greene on guitar and vocals, Jim Rankin on bass and vocals, and Austin Beede on drums.
Not only is Greene a blues rock guitar slinging and singing front man, but he has also served many years as a side man to some legendary musicians. Currently, Greene is the touring guitarist with Alan Parsons and has been touring internationally with the English pop/ progressive rock veteran since 2010. After Greene played on Parsons' 2004 release A Valid Path, Alan was quoted as saying, "Alastair should be out playing guitar with the biggest bands in the world. I believe it's just a matter of time." Heady praise indeed coming from the man who engineered Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon, served as second engineer on the last two albums by The Beatles, and has also sold millions of albums with his own Alan Parsons Project. When the guitar slot for Parsons' band opened in 2010, Greene got the call. Alastair has also appeared on albums by high profile artists such as drum legendAynsely Dunbar as well as Toad the Wet Sprocket front man Glen Phillips.
Alastair Greene has released four studio albums and one live record since 2002. His fifth studio recording will be the Eclecto Groove Records offering Trouble at Your Door. This is sure to be his most explosive recording thus far. The Alastair Greene Band combines a deep respect for traditional forms and themes, but adds a modern approach combined with a classic rock sound. Drummer Austin Beede brings a deep knowledge of jazz and rock grooves, as well as an innate ability to shuffle with the best of them, while Jim Rankin’s rock solid rhythm & blues and classic rock influences on both bass and vocals have been a welcomed addition to the band. "This is the happiest I've been musically in a long time," Greene said recently. "These guys are so much fun to play music with. We've got a great chemistry, and I can't wait for the world to hear it."
"I've known Alastair since we were kids and he's always been a ripping guitarist. Glad to hear he's still going strong."– Chris Shiflett / Foo Fighters
“The guitar sound is full bodied with a grinding lived in quality, with hints of unfiltered tobacco and whisky as smooth as 40-grit sandpaper.” – Mike Cavanaugh / All Access Magazine
“…Greene morphs his signature blues approach into a wailing rock ‘n’ roll hybrid, replete with searing solos and licks that recall the Stones at their most bombastic!” – Aly Comingore / Santa Barbara Independent
Trouble at Your Door will be serviced to over 600 commercial and non-commercial radio outlets including, NPR, Satellite, College, Americana and Blues programming.
Print ad campaign featuring full-page color ads in publications including Living Blues, Blues Music Magazine and Big City Rhythm &Blues.
Alastair Greene Band will be touring worldwide in support of “Trouble at Your Door”
In-store play copies available for retail upon request.