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IS TAKING OVER THE AMERICAN RADIO AIRWAVES AND CONCERT HALLS THIS SPRING:
Will perform on ABC Jimmy Kimmel Live April 12
Interview/performance segments to air on
World Cafe, Mountain Stage, E-Town and WFUV
Spring 2004 tour dates announced
If you have not yet listened to SANCTUARY, the powerful new album from American music icon Charlie Musselwhite out April 6 on Real World/Narada, you need to right away...its Charlie at his darkest hour yet. Musselwhite, who has recorded with everyone from Bonnie Raitt to INXS to Eliades Ochoa of Buena Vista Social Club, finds new company with friends Ben Harper and The Blind Boys of Alabama, and a superb guest band featuring Charlie Sexton, Michael Jerome and Jared Nickerson, who together revamp and ignite the soul of the blues.
Jon Pareles of the NEW YORK TIMES highlighted SANCTUARY in his April 4 Playlist, writing, From his Mississippi birthplace to Memphis to Chicago, Charlie Musselwhite has soaked up the blues in the right places and eras, and his harmonica playing has been respected since the 1960's. "Sanctuary" (Real World) pays equal attention to Mr. Musselwhite's modest, lived-in voice and a selection of songs that probes the blues' existential lessons about loss, wandering and death... a lean, bluesy backup group that brings out both Mr. Musselwhite's roots and his unfinished search. Respected blues critic Jeff Johnson of the Chicago Sun Times wrote: Once every few years, a blues album comes along that's so overwhelmingly powerful, so moving that it transcends the genre and gains across-the-board acclaim. Harmonica great Charlie Musselwhite's first album for Peter Gabriel's Real World label, "Sanctuary," refutes any critic who dares to say they don't write great blues songs anymore. (4/4/04)
On the heels of amazing early radio success--Musselwhites rousing duet with Ben Harper on a new version of Homeless Child is already tearing up the radio charts, coming in at #2 most added at triple A in the country-- Charlie will unleash his strong new material with several upcoming national TV and radio performances.
Musselwhite also has a 20-city Spring US tour that includes a performance at the WC Handy Awards in Memphis on April 29, where he has been nominated again for Best Harmonica Player (he has won 14 Handy awards in total).
Sirius Satellite Radio - April 5
WFUV Radio Charlie Musselwhite Day - April 6
ABC Jimmy Kimmel Live - April 12
PRI World Cafe - April 15
NPR Mountain Stage - April 23
House of Blues Radio - May 1-2
E-Town - April 28