Wally will be teaming up once again with Eric McFadden for a night of music at The Mint in Los Angeles, CA. The duo will also be joined by Sid Brown, Bob Malone, Tom Freund, Delphine de St. Paer, David Graham, and a special surprise guest!
Check out the details below then go get your tickets!
Wally is thrilled to be headed back to Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin for the 2013 Steel Bridge Songfest. Wally will be joining many other talented musicians (including Jackson Browne, Eric McFadden, Delaney Davidson, Chris Aaron) over the multi-day festival.
From the festival’s Facebook page:
Steel Bridge Songfest is an annual volunteer community event produced by CfOB and is the largest songwriter showcase in the Midwest. The annual 4-day celebration is designed to promote community awareness, enrich the local economy, and to champion historic preservation through the use of artistic expression and experience, reaching an audience not normally drawn to such a dry subject as Historic Preservation. We also raise awareness through CD compilations of original songs written and inspired by the bridge, and through volunteer public performances.
Steel Bridge Songfest details:
06/13/13 – 06/16/13
Sturgeon Bay, WI
Steel Bridge Songfest 2013 - http://www.sbsf5.com/
Eric Burdon has put together a new band to tour as Eric Burdon & The Animals. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame singer/songwriter (The Animals, WAR) has teamed up with percussionist Wally Ingram (Sheryl Crow, Jackson Browne), Eric McFadden (guitar), Billy Watts (Guitar), Tony Braunagel (Record Producer/Drums), Terry Wilson (Bass), Teresa James (Vocals, keys) and Red Young (Organ/Keys). The group will hit the road in support of Burdon’s new album ‘Til Your River Runs Dry, though they will also be playing a mix of new and old material, including classic songs by The Animals and WAR.
The next gig is on June 8th at the fabulous Harrah’s in Lake Tahoe, CA. This is Eric & The Animals’ only remaining June show before heading to Seattle in early July! Eric Burdon has the following confirmed dates:
- 6/8/13 – Lake Tahoe, CA – Harrah’s Lake Tahoe
- 7/3/13 - Snoqualmie, WA - Snoqualmie Casino w/ Ziggy Marley
- 7/5/13 - Portland, OR – Waterfront Blues Festival
- 7/7/13 - Ottowa, Ontario – RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest
- 7/10/13 – Vienna, Austria – Jazz Fest Vienna
- 7/20/13 – Pori, Finland – Pori Jazz Festival
- 7/27/13 – Lichtenvoorde, Netherlands – Zwarte Cross Festival
- 7/28/13 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
- 8/3/13 – Notodden, Norway – Notodden Blues Festival
- 8/30/13 – Buffalo, NY – Buffalo Place
- 8/31/13 – Seattle, WA - Bumbershoot Festival
- 9/7/13 – Calgary, AB – Deerfoot Inn & Casino
- 10/11/13 – Beverly Hills, CA – The Saban Theater
- 11/12/13 – Köln, Germany – Live Music Hall
- 11/14/13 – Essen, Germany – Colosseum Theater
- 11/19/13 – Hamburg, Germany – Fabrik
- 11/21/13 – Heerlen, Netherlands – Parkstad Theater
- 11/12/13 – Hengelo, Netherlands – Metropool
- 11/23/13 – The Hague, Netherlands – Paard Van Troje
- 11/26/13 – Paris, France – The Olympia
- 12/3/13 – Frankfurt, Germany – Frankfurter Hof
Check out the album promo video below, then head over to the gigs page for all of Wally’s upcoming shows with Eric.
Legendary frontman for the Animals Eric Burdon recently participated in an installment of the GRAMMY Museum’s An Evening With series. Before an intimate audience at the Museum’s Clive Davis Theater, Burdon discussed the Animals’ No. 1 hit “House Of The Rising Sun” and his latest solo album, ‘Til Your River Runs Dry. Burdon also performed a brief set, including “House Of The Rising Sun” and “Water” from his latest album.
“[Hurricane] Katrina had a big impact on me,” said Burdon. “We were in the studio beginning work on this album and I was so distressed by the vision of what was going on in Louisiana that I said to my producer, Tony Braunagel, ‘Let’s switch tracks and just do a blues album in homage to the people down there.’”
A native of Newcastle, England, Burdon is considered one of the British Invasion’s most distinctive vocalists as the frontman for the Animals, a band who influenced artists such as Bruce Springsteen. The Animals released their self-titled debut album in 1964, which peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard 200 on the strength of the No. 1 hit “House Of The Rising Sun.” Several top 20 hits followed, including “We Gotta Get Out Of This Place” (1965), “Don’t Bring Me Down” (1966) and “See See Rider” (1966). The Animals disbanded in 1969, but reunited in 1976 and again in 1983. “The House Of The Rising Sun” and “We Gotta Get Out Of This Place” were inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame in 1999 and 2011, respectively.
In 1969 Burdon formed Los Angeles-based funk group War, with whom he released the top 20 album, 1970′s Eric Burdon Declares “War” featuring “Spill The Wine.” The group’s 1972 album, The World Is A Ghetto, reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Prior to releasing ‘Til Your River Runs Dry, Burdon’s solo efforts included 2004′s My Secret Life, 2006′s Soul Of A Man and 2008′s Mirage.
Released on Jan. 29, ‘Til Your River Runs Dry features 12 tracks, 10 of which were written or co-written by Burdon, and a cover of the Bo Diddley blues classic “Before You Accuse Me.” Burdon is currently scheduled to perform select dates in North America through September.
Upcoming GRAMMY Museum events include Reel To Reel: Downloaded (April 1), An Evening With Howard Kaylan (April 2), An Evening With Noel Paul Stookey (April 4), and An Evening With Hal Willner (April 10).
Watch Wally Ingram perform “House of the Rising Sun” with Eric Burdon at The Grammy Museum HERE. More videos from the event:
- An Evening With Eric Burdon – Performance of “Water”
- An Evening With Eric Burdon – Eric Discusses “House Of The Rising Sun”
- An Evening With Eric Burdon – Eric talks about his new album
- An Evening With Eric Burdon – Eric on the city of New Orleans
The problem with many gifted guitarists is a tendency to show off technique, courting the spotlight with attention grabbing solos and fireworks. More impressive is a six-stringer that lets the instrument speak to the needs of the song, his fingers the lubricant to a broader conversation. SF’s Chris Haugen is the latter, a player of great natural feel, artful restraint, and collaborative empathy. Where his all-instrumental debut, Seahorse Rodeo(review), put him in line with Leo Kottke and Michael Hedges, his new eponymous album (pick it up here and listen below) is a grand piece of California rock in the spirit of vintage solo Stephen Stills, the playful side of Neil Young, and Later Days-era Mother Hips.
More than ever this very gifted guitarist – who spends a chunk of his time these days picking with Impound pals Poor Man’s Whiskey – has crafted an almost beatifically West Coast joint, a vibe announced by the shot of Haugen barefoot on the beach at sunset/sunrise on the front and palm trees and aqua blue skies adorning the back cover. Place matters, and clearly California is in the bloodstream of this gently wooing set. Haugen possesses a wining voice that flows nearly as smoothly as his guitar lines, which predictably give one a little tingle they’re so right on. This is precisely the soundtrack one wants to go with an afternoon of cold beer, a pinch of California’s best crop, and good friends, or perhaps a choice companion for tooling solo down Highway 1, one’s thoughts and this sweet music mingling as the waves crash and forests rise along the yellow lines.
While there are some lovely instrumentals here, it’s cool to hear Haugen expanding his range, showing off more than just his skill with his signature instrument. And he’s clearly got great instincts for putting together a top-notch band surrounding himself with Mark Degli Antoni(keys, samples), Mike Sugar (bass), Kate Gaffney (backing vocals), Asher Fulero (organ) and a particularly in-tune, effervescently right-on Wally Ingram (drums, percussion). This ensemble feels like it has legs and more music to make together, so keep your fingers crossed for live appearances. For now, there’s this finely wrought album to spend quality time with.
Wally is pleased to continue touring with Steve Kimock, Bernie Worrell, and Andy Hess in 2013. After the Hawaii tour with David Nelson, Wally will be out on the road again with the Kimock crew for a string of dates across the eastern United States, including a show in support of relief from Hurricane Sandy in NYC. Then it’s off to Japan in March, followed by shows in California. Stay up to date with the latest Wally shows by checking out the shows page!
- 3/7/13 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Small’s Theater
- 3/8/13 – Philadelphia, PA – The Blockley
- 3/9/13 – Washington, DC – The Hamilton
- 3/23/13 - Daikanyama, Japan – Unit
- 3/24 /13 – Yokohama, Japan – Bay Hall
- 3/26/13 – Umeda, Japan – Club Quattro
- 3/28/13 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
- 3/29/13 – Tahoe, CA – Crystal Bay
- 3/30/13 – Grass Valley, CA – Center for the Arts
- 3/31/13 – Novato, CA – Hopmonk
- 4/1/13 – Santa Cruz, CA – Moe’s Alley