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Neal Black & The Healers

Mag 29, 2021 Torrita Blues 2021

Torrita Blues 2021

Sabato 3 Luglio

www.nealblack.net/

 

Neal Black & The Healers

 

 

Neal Black, chitarrista e cantante texano, ha trascorso gli ultimi 30anni elettrizzando il pubblico in tutto il mondo con la sua fusione diBlues, Rock, Jazz e Country.Definito dalla critica “The Master of High Voltage Texas Boogie”, ha ricevuto da Rolling Stone recensioni a 4 stelle per i suoi primi due album ed è stato definito da John Swenson (giornalista musicale del “The New York Free Press”) “one of the most important Blues songwriters /performers on the sce- ne today”.La sua carriera vanta ben 7 CDs realizzati per la Dixiefrog Records (Eu- rope), con la quale collabora da ben 16 anni (più di qualunque altro artista): Neal Black & The Healers (1993), Black Power (1995), Gone Back to Te- xas (2000), Dream are for Losers (2003), Let’s Have a Blues Party (2004) realizzato in collaborazione con Nico Wayne Toussaint e Leadfoot Rivet, Handful of Rain (2007), che è stato al numero 1 nelle classifiche radiofoni- che francesi e l’ultimo lavoro Sometimes the Truth (2011) che vanta ospiti di eccezione come Popa Chubby, Joan Osborne e The Holmes Brothers. Alcune collaborazioni tra le quali ricordiamo la compilation Blues Story della Polygram Records dove appare in ben 4 volumi accanto a leggende blues quali Muddy Waters, Freddy King, Roy Buchanan, Chuck Berry e altri prodotti realizzati per gli USA con le etichette Flying Fish Records, Deluge e Soul Cobra Music oltre ad una nomina in Francia, nel 2005 per il “Trophee du Blues” come “Best Modern Electric Blues Guitarist

 

 

Il Blues di Neal Black narra di vere storie di vita, non è qualcosa che puoi imparare dai libri, come un vero bluesman lui vive il suo blues, le sue storie raccontano di difficili periodi vissuti in Texas, a New York e in Messico.

 

 

Cantanto con una voce che sta tra Tom Waits e Howling Wolf, il suo blues è intriso di una profonda rabbia, una dolce malinconia e dalla fumosa chitarra che brucia come una Tequila Sunrise.

 

 

Divide i palchi e collabora in studio con leggende blues e rock quali:

 

 

Jimmy Dawkins, Lucky Peterson, Johnnie Johnson, The Chambers Brothers, Papa John Creach, Chuck Berry, John Sebastian (Ex-Doors, Lovin Spoon- ful), Dan Baird (Ex-Georgia Sattelites), Julian Vaughan (Ex-BB King, Albert King) Gerardo Velez (Ex-Jimi Hendrix), Gib Wharton (Ex-Van Morrison, Cas- sandra Wilson) Harvey Brooks (Ex-Bob Dylan), Jon Paris (Ex-Johnny Win- ter), James Wormworth (Ex-Donald Fagen, Johnny Copeland), Tim Tindall (Ex-Bill Perry, Richie Havens), Jose Fors & Forseps (Legendary Mexican Artist/Musician), Alabama Slim, Fred Chapellier (France’s Number One Blues Guitarist) Billy Price (Vocalist For Roy Buchanan), e molti altri…

 

 

Si esibisce in tutto il mondo ed ai maggiori festival incluso: Montreal International Jazz fest (Canada), Woodstock 20th anniversari (New York), Guadalajara Blues (Mexico), New Morning (Paris,France), Antone’s (Texas), Montreux Jazz (Switzerland), River Blues Fest (Philadelphia), Bragdoya Blues (Norway), Lonestar Roadhouse (N.Y.C), Puistoblues (Finland), Castle- bar Blues (Ireland), New Orleans Music Fest (Germany), Cahors Blues Fest (France), Isola Liri Blues Fest (Italy), Gastroblues Fest (Hungary), Hell Blues Fest (Norway ), …

 

 

Nel 1980 è costantemente presente sulle scene musicali texane aprendo i concerti per Stevie Ray Vaughan, Albert King, Fabulous Thunderbirds, Omar & The Howlers, Johnny Copeland, George Thorogood, Leon Rus- sell, Paul Butterfield, Lou Ann Barton, Rick Derringer, Lonnie Mack, SirDouglas Quintet, Savoy Brown, The Nighthawks, …studiando contempo- raneamente al The Southwest Guitar Conservatory sotto l’insegnamento dei grandi artisti jazz Barney Kessel, Lenny Breau, Herb Ellis e Jacky King.

 

 

Nel 1990 si trasferisce a New York dove velocemente si guadagna la reputazione di “Top Guita- rist/ Performer / Songwriter”, qui Neal non solo si esibisce con il suo progetto “The Healers” ma anche con Popa Chubby, Joan Osborne The Holmes Brothers in interminabili jam session.

 

 

Nel 2000 si sposta in Messico dove trascorre ben 3 anni in tourneè esibendosi in tutto il circuito degli Hard Rock cafè e Festival Blues, diventa professore di musica alla Pan American Univer- sity, collabora con il leggendario artista cubano Jose Fors & la sua band Forsteps e realizza il tanto acclamato Dreams are for Losers.

 

 

Dal 2004 risiede in Francia esibendosi regolarmente in tutta Europa con la sua band “Neal Black & The Healers” e lavorando come produttore, scrittore e chitarrista per altri artisti incluso Blues Conspiracy, Fred Chapellier, Leadfoot Rivet, Nico Wayne Toussaint, Mason Casey, Drin- khouse Preachers, Randy.

 

 

Il 2011 segna l’arrivo di Sometimes the Truth una vera pietra miliare nella sua carriera che con- ferma il talento di questo grande bluesman.
Un lavoro registrato in parte a New York nello studio del buon amico di Neal, Popa Chubby (la cui voce appare in ben tre tracce e la chitarra in ben 5) e una parte in Europa con la collaborazione di Frenchies Nico “Wayne” Toussaint e Fred Chapellier.

 

 

John Swenson dice di lui “Neal Black è uno dei più importanti artisti americani Blues contempo- ranei…la sua musica è legata alla tradizione texana ma lui non è un imitatore ma un innovatore. Fantastico performer, talentuoso compositore e trascendentale chitarrista è uno dei talenti emer- genti dell’ultimo decennio”.

 

 

sito ufficiale: www.nealblack.net

 

 

Line-up

 

 

Neal BLACK – guitar, lead vocal 
Bako Mikaelian – Harmonica 
Abder Benachour – Bass
Natan Goessens – Drums

 

 

 

 

ENGLISH VERSION

 

 

NEAL BLACK, Texas Blues Rock , Roots  Musician, has spent the last 25 years electrifying audiences around the World with his fusion of Blues, Rock ,Roots Music. Referred to by one critic as ” THE MASTER OF HIGH VOLTAGE TEXAS BOOGIE” . His albums have received 4**** reviews from Rolling Stone Music Critics  as well as reaching  the  Number One position on  European Radio Charts .

 

 

As a guitarist Neal Black’s  credits include performances on stage or in the studio with Blues /Rock legends ;
​Robben Ford , Chuck Berry, Popa Chubby, Jimmy Dawkins, Larry Garner , Lucky Peterson, Johnnie Johnson,
The Chambers Brothers, Papa John Creach, Elliott Murphy , Johnny Copeland , Van Wilks 
Jimmy Vivino , Michael Meritt , James Wormworth / Aka Conan Obrien Band ,
Jennifer Batten ( ex- Michael Jackson ) ,  Michael Jones ,  Fred Chapellier , Billy Price (vocalist for Roy Buchanan) , 
John Sebastian(ex – Lovin Spoonful & The Doors), Dan Baird (ex – Georgia Sattelites) ,Gerardo Velez (ex-Jimi Hendrix) ,
Howie Wyeth (ex-  Bob Dylan ) Harvey Brooks (ex-Dylan , Miles Davis ), Jon Paris (ex-Johnny Winter), 
​Jose Fors & Forseps (Legendary Mexican Artist/Musician), Alabama Slim, and more .. 

 

 

https://youtu.be/a3eLN2Sj4dg

 

 

As a Songwriter Neal Black has more than 200 songs publishedand his compositions and collaborations have been recorded by ; Taj Mahal , Manu Lanvin , Beverly Jo Scott , Larry  Garner , Popa Chubby , Billy Price , Fred Chapellier , Gaelle Buswel, Nico Wayne Toussaint  and many , many other Artists . 

 

 

NEAL BLACK has recorded 11 Albums forDIXIEFROGRecords during the past 20 years, being longer than any other artist on the European  label. In the U.S.A, his records are available on the FLYING FISH/DELUGE label, ALLEGRO distribution, and HARMONIA MUNDI distribution.

 

 

NEAL BLACK is also featured on POLYGRAM Records  Compilation “BLUES STORY” where he appears on 4 Volumes of the compilation series with legendary Blues artists like Muddy Waters, Freddy King, Roy Buchanan, Chuck Berry …

 

 

NEAL BLACK has performed in 21 countries at major festivals & venues including ; MONTREAL International Jazz Festival (Canada), WOODSTOCK 20th anniversary (New York), GUADALAJARA Blues Fest (Mexico),  LE BATACLAN (Paris,France),
​ANTONE’S (Texas),  MONTREUX Jazz Festival (Switzerland),  RIVER BLUES FEST (Philadelphia),  BRAGDOYA Blues (Norway),  LONESTAR ROADHOUSE (N.Y.C),  PUISTOBLUES (Finland),  NEW MORNING  (Paris,France),
​CASTLEBAR Blues Ireland),  WENDELSTEIN  Music Fest (Germany),  CAHORS Blues Festival (France),  ISOLA LIRI BLUES FEST (Italy), SATYRBLUES FEST ( POLAND ) , GASTROBLUES Fest (Hungary),  HELL BLUES Fest (Norway), and many others… 

 

 

In the 1980’s NEAL BLACK was a regular on the TEXAS BLUES SCENE,  opening shows for  ;Stevie Ray Vaughan, Albert King, Fabulous Thunderbirds, Omar & The Howlers, Johnny Copeland, George Thorogood, Leon Russell, Paul Butterfield, Lou Ann Barton, Rick Derringer, Lonnie Mack, Sir Douglas Quintet, Savoy Brown, The Nighthawks, and many, many others. Also during this period, NEAL BLACK studied music at The Southwest Guitar Conservatory under Jazz greats like Barney Kessel, Lenny Breau, Herb Ellis and Jacky King…
In the 1990’s NEAL BLACK moved to NEW YORK CITY where he quickly gained a reputation as a respected  Guitarist/Performer/Songwriter.  NEAL BLACK was a regular not only with his own project “THE HEALERS”, but also was seen at many a late night JAM SESSION playing with Popa Chubby, Joan Osborne, The Holmes Brothers, etc.

 

 

In 2000, NEAL BLACK headed to MEXICO, where spent  3 years touring the “HARD ROCK CAFE”circuit and performing Blues festivals throughout. During his time in MEXICO, Neal recorded the Critically acclaimed “DREAMS ARE FOR LOSERS“. He was also a Professor of music at Pan American University and collaborated often on stage/Studio with Legendary Mexican/Cuban Artist & Musician, JOSE FORS & his Band FORSEPS…

 

 

2004 – 2014, NEAL BLACK tours regularly throughout Europe with his band “NEAL BLACK & THE HEALERS”, living between the South of France and USA and working as a Producer/Songwriter/Guitarist for projects with other Artists. 

 

 

 2005, NEAL BLACK was nominated in France/Europe for The Trophee du Blues as “Best Modern Electric Blues Guitarist”.

 

 

2007, NEAL BLACK’s  Album HANDFUL OF RAIN” was NUMBER ONE on the France Blues Radio Charts, receiving 4 Star  reviews in The U.S.A  & Europe .

 

 

2011, NEAL BLACK released“SOMETIMES THE TRUTH” which also reached NUMBER ONE on the France Blues Radio Charts with special guests Popa Chubby, Mason Casey, Fred Chapellier, Nico Wayne Toussaint.  The album was recorded in  France and New York City and  was followed up by more than 200 concerts in 2012/2013…

 

 

NEAL BLACK ‘S latest Album  ” BEFORE DAYLIGHT “,,was Number One on the France Blues Radio Charts,Album Of the Week on Belgium National Radio,, Album of the Week on Netherlands National Radio ,, received 5 Star Reviews in Germany  Press,,And  Heavy Airplay in the U.S.A on B.B KINGS BLUESVILLE Sattelite Radio program .

 

 

 

 

Neal BLACK – guitar, lead vocal 
Bako Mikaelian – Harmonica 
Abder Benachour – Bass
Natan Goessens – Drums