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      ALIVE AT THE DEEP BLUES FEST
      November 27, 2012
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  • Tour Dates

    • 12/03/16 DATURA4 in North Fremantle, Western Australia at Mojos Bar Fremantle
    • 12/03/16 SOUL SCRATCH in Riverside, CA at Mission Tobacco Lounge
    • 12/06/16 CRACKER in Birmingham, AL at Saturn
    • 12/07/16 CRACKER in New Orleans, LA at Gasa Gasa
    • 12/08/16 CRACKER in Houston. TX at Warehouse Live Studio
    • 12/09/16 CRACKER in Dallas, TX at Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
    • 12/09/16 SOUL SCRATCH in Hollywood, CA at Sassafras

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  • ALIVE NATURALSOUND RECORDS TO RELEASE LIVE ALBUM “ALIVE AT THE DEEP BLUES FEST” NOV. 27TH ON CD, DIGITAL & BBQ SAUCE RED COLORED VINYL!
     
    ALBUM INCLUDES LIVE PERFORMANCES FROM ALIVE RECORDING ARTISTS BUFFALO KILLERS, LEE BAINS III & THE GLORY FIRES, RADIO MOSCOW, LEFT LANE CRUISER & MORE!

    Earlier this summer Chris Johnson (owner of Bayport BBQ in the Twin Cities’ suburb of Bayport, MN) resurrected his popular Deep Blues Festival for three glorious (sold-out) days of great music, Southern-style BBQ and camaraderie between musicians, fans and friends alike. Far from the corporate sterility of many larger modern music fests, Johnson’s Deep Blues Fest instead successfully revived the communal spirit of late ’60s and early ’70s music gatherings, evoking the vibe of a large summer picnic with family, friends, good food and great music.

    The 2012 Deep Blues Fest featured 26 bands from four countries & 16 states. Out of these acts there were seven phenomenal performances from the current Alive roster. Alive At The Deep Blues Fest is the document of these incendiary and unforgettable performances. All 13 tracks were mixed by famed Detroit producer/musician Jim Diamond, who managed to capture the loose and spontaneous feel of live albums produced in the Golden Age of rock’n’roll. Buffalo Killers and Radio Moscow turned in super heavy sets soaked in psychedelia and reverb, while Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires fiercely ripped through their show with a blistering set of songs steeped in Southern rock, R&B, soul, gospel and punk from their critically acclaimed debut LP There Is A Bomb In Gilead – an album that has been helping to define the sounds of The New South. Brian Olive and his backing band melded soulful R&B with technicolor garage-pop for their early daytime set, while the Welsh duo Henry’s Funeral Shoe, Left Lane Cruiser and newcomers John The Conqueror perhaps kept closest to the Deep Blues curriculum with their respectively raunchy and heavily amplified modern interpretations of rural gutbucket Delta Blues.

    To get a sense of this intimate yet electrifying festival, grab a copy of Alive At The Deep Blues Fest, invite a bunch of good friends over for some food & drink, and PLAY IT LOUD.

    Alive at the Deep Blues Fest will be released November 27th through Alive Naturalsound Records in the following formats: CD, Digital and Black Vinyl with mp3 download card & poster, as well as Limited Edition “BBQ SAUCE RED” Colored Vinyl exclusive to the Bomp mail-order.

    Chris Johnson and Alive Naturalsound Records will be throwing a special Alive At The Deep Blues Fest Record Release Show featuring Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires on Sat. Dec. 1st at 8:00pm at Bayport BBQ, 328 5th Ave. N., Bayport, MN

    ALIVE AT THE DEEP BLUES FEST TRACK LISTING
    01 River Water – Buffalo Killers
    02 It’s a Shame – Buffalo Killers
    03 There is a Bomb in Gilead – Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires
    04 The Red, Red Dirt of Home – Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires
    05 Traveling – Brian Olive
    06 Bonelle – Brian Olive
    07 Hold On Me – Radio Moscow
    08 Little Eyes – Radio Moscow
    09 24 Hour Blues – Left Lane Cruiser
    10 Rambling on My Mind – Left Lane Cruiser
    11 Three More – John The Conqueror
    12 Be your own Invention/Stranger Dig – Henry’s Funeral Shoe
    13 Henry’s Funeral Shoe – Henry’s Funeral Shoe

    FOR MORE INFO ON ALIVE RECORDS:
    http://www.alive-totalenergy.com

    FOR MORE INFO ON BAYPORT BBQ AND DEEP BLUES FEST:
    http://bayportbbq.com/

    FOR MEDIA AND INTERVIEW REQUESTS:
    Tony Bonyata
    Pavement PR
    p: 262.903.7775
    e: tony@pavementpr.com
    http://www.pavementpr.com

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  • REVIEWS

    • Be forewarned, boys and girls: running your thumbnail through the plastic wrap and pulling Alive At The Deep Blues Fest out of the package is like opening a half-gallon of bourbon and throwing the cap out the window. You touch this album off and things are going to happen … Recorded at Bayport, Minnesota’s Deep Blues Fest this past summer, Alive is a sampler of rocking blues at its best, with plenty o’ grease and grit and growl. You might expect that a compilation album with seven different bands would have its low points, but not here: the energy never slacks. Every human on this album plays his living ass off. – JAMBANDS
    • This live CD captures the raw energy and great musicianship from the 2012 Deep Blues Fest and one of the best performers from last June, Lee Bains III, is coming in from Alabama to help celebrate the release! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! - CITIES 97 RADIO
    • Recorded live this summer in Bayport, Minn., this compilation features blues and rock tunes from a handful of bands such as the Buffalo Killers, Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires, Brian Olive, Radio Moscow, Left Lane Cruiser, John The Conqueror, and Henry’s Funeral Shoe. Although recording live at a festival can be tricky in terms of getting a good sound, this record does a nice job in doing so. And due to the fact that it is recorded live, one of the highlights includes a nine-minute jam from the Buffalo Killers. And with only two tracks from most of the groups, your ears get a nice mix of sounds that doesn’t let the album drag or get old. – Jory Carroll / SLUG MAGAZINE
    • Alive Records artists visit Deep Blues Fest and record a classic live scorcher. This is the future's retro blues. This is our Blue Cheer, our Blues Magoos, our Buddy Miles, our Spirit, our post-Black Crowes/Keys/stripes music. This is the album you give your cool mom or dad or an old friend for xmas (after you burn it for yourself), sit down with 'em across the kitchen table with good bourbon and cold water, maybe you'll step outside for a joint, but this is gonna be your soundtrack and your going to remember the moment. - REAL DEEP BLUES
    • In spirit and flavor, Alive at the Deep Blues Fest captures a scene that evokes a mid-'60s garage rock, sometimes blues rock, rough and raw groove with an emphasis on power trios. For some of us, Alive at the Deep Blues Fest is a bit of a flashback to weekends at the college where everyone was sitting on blankets and passing around aromatic cigarettes rather than sandwiches with barbecue sauce. For others, here's 1966 in an alternative universe updated to 2012. - BLOG CRITICS
    • Various blues and rock bands created the matchless album Alive at the Deep Blues Fest. The music seems as if it's from a time when music was being used to address real life situations, as opposed to just cars, money and women. That's what's most inspiring to me. It's revolutionary music. A "must buy” album. - JOHN SHELTON IVANY
    • The spirit of the Deep Blues Fest from earlier this summer is captured on Alive at the Deep Blues Fest, a live recording of seven bands that were there, all on the roster of the L.A. label Alive Naturalsound. Buffalo Killers, Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires, Brian Olive, Radio Moscow, Left Lane Cruiser, John the Conqueror, and Wales's Henry's Funeral Shoe collectively confirm Alive's emphasis on the rock 'n' roll wing of outsider blues. – MINNEAPOLIS CITY PAGES
    • 63 minutes of high-impact blues wailing from seven different acts. – ALL MUSIC
    • It’s great to hear these bands together (even if only through the magic of editing), offering the numerous shades of two- and three-man blues that is their label’s stock-in-trade. – NO DEPRESSION
    • Alive Naturalsound has built a stunning back catalogue that presaged and launched today’s back-to-basics garage blues-soul scene, harking backwards but always looking forwards. Seven acts span 13 tracks on an album recorded over a few days (June 29-July 1, 2012, to be precise) at a festival at Minneapolis in the American Midwest. Even my maths suggests all the bands aren’t going to get equal time but there’s more than enough to spread around and give you a good feel for what went down. – I94 BAR
    • Alive at The Deep Blues Fest is put together with perfection as every band here scratches that blues itch in its’ own special way. – THE FIRE NOTE
    • An excellent primer to inoculate yourself with the talent Alive has in its stables. – The Triggerman / SAVING COUNTRY MUSIC
    • “Really captured the general feeling of the festival. You can hear the dampness of barbecue-covered guitar strings and fingertips,” says Andy Gabbard of Buffalo Killers, who kick off the disc with a pair of rollicking, psychedelia-laced blues-rock nuggets. – CITY PAGES
    • After listening to this LP of howling electric guitars, and feedback, and thick, dense, heavy blues rock, my brain wasn’t fried, but it was definitely scrambled. I had to sit back at the breakfast table and have a slice of bacon, and some milk before I asked for seconds. – THE RECORD CHANGER
    • Tear into that BBQ leg son, multitask with your favorite 12 oz, and get ready for some quality blues rock. The compilation ‘Alive at the Deep Blues Fest’ is out now via Alive NaturalSound Recordings and features 13 incendiary performances from the festival. - INSOMINIA RADIO
    • If you like your blues big, bad, live and loud, then Alive At The Deep Blues Fest is for you. You can just smell the hot amplifier tubes and feel the mid-summer sun beating down on you with this collection recorded in Bayport, Minnesota just a few months ago. It’s a sizzling set of winners taken from a weekend of heavy-duty electric blues that reminds us how good it feels when the blues get down and dirty. – RUSTZINE