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  • Glasgow-based blues musician Dave Arcari will be releasing his fifth studio album, Whisky In My Blood, worldwide March 25th. On it, the slide guitarist & songwriter turns in 14 tracks that owe as much to trash country, punk and rockabilly as they do pre-war Delta blues. Arcari is joined by his backing band The Hellsinki Hellraisers, featuring Finnish musicians Juuso Haapasalo (upright & electric bass) and Honey Aaltonen (snare drum, cymbal, rub-board). Melding the rural sounds of the Deep South with a hint of folk music that emerged from the British Isles over a century ago, Arcari & Co. manage to update these age-old sounds into an energetic and often bone-chilling new modern take on the blues.

    Whisky In My Blood features three cover songs – two from Robert Johnson (“Traveling Riverside Blues” & “Preachin’ Blues”) and one from Bukka White (“Jitterbug Swing”). The remaining 11 tracks were all composed by Arcari and showcase his ability at crafting equally timeless songs that sit comfortably next to the blues masters he covers.

    Performing more than 100 UK dates a year, as well as regular shows in Finland, Estonia, France, Germany, Belgium, Poland and Ireland, Arcari is one of the hardest gigging live artists on the circuit. In addition, he’s performed at numerous music festivals around the globe, including appearances at Glastonbury (UK), BluesAlive (Czech Republic & Poland shows), Moulin Blues (Netherlands), The Great British R&B Festival, Peer Festival (Belgium) and NXNE (Toronto), among others. Notable performances opening for music legends such as Steve Earle, Alabama 3, Seasick Steve, Toby Keith and Jon Spencer, along with his relentless tour schedule has established Arcari as a formidable international solo performer who, with his hard-hitting gravel-laden voice and slashing bottleneck steel guitar, is quickly building a reputation with media and fans alike as a ‘hell-raising National guitar madman’.

    Dave Arcari & The Hellsinki Hellraiser’s Whisky In My Blood will be available March 25th on CD, digital and limited edition colored vinyl.

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    CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD & SHARE DAVE ARCARI & THE HELLSINKI HELLRAISERS’ TITLE TRACK “WHISKY IN MY BLOOD”

    DAVE ARCARI (SOLO) 2013 U.S. SUMMER TOUR DATES
    July 3 – Terra Blues, New York, NY
    July 6 – The Legendary Dobbs, Philadelphia, PA
    July 9 – Preservation Pub. Knoxville, TN
    July 10 (midday) – WDVX Blue Plate Special radio session, Knoxville, TN
    July 10 – JJ’s Bohemia, Chattanooga, TN (w/ Husky Burnette)
    July 17 – The Mill, Iowa City, IA
    July 20 – Bayport BBQ, Bayport, MN
    July 21  – Weber’s Deck, French Lake, MN
    July 25 (6pm) – Rock n Roll Land, Green Bay, WI
    July 25 – The Crunchy Frog, Green Bay, WI (w/ Meantooth Grin + Dead Modern Villains)
    July 26 – Kruse, Wausau, WI (w/ Meantooth Grin)
    July 27 – Reggies, Chicago, IL (w/ Meantooth Grin)
    August 3  – venue tba, Grand Rapids, MI
    August 4 – InsideOut Gallery, Traverse City, MI
    August 8 – Polish American Citizens Club, South Hadley, MA (w/ Cannibal Ramblers)
    August 9  – Nick a Nees, Providence, RI (w/ Cannibal Ramblers & Ten Foot Polecats)
    August 12 – The Trash Bar, Brooklyn, NY
    (more dates to be announce soon)

    Whisky In My Blood track listing:
    1. Whisky in my Blood (Dave Arcari)
    2. Cherry Wine (Dave Arcari)
    3. Tell me, Baby (Dave Arcari)
    4. Traveling Riverside Blues (Robert Johnson)
    5. Rough Justice (Dave Arcari)
    6. Day Job (Dave Arcari)
    7. Still Friends (Dave Arcari)
    8. Wherever I Go (Dave Arcari)
    9. See Me Laughing (Dave Arcari)
    10. Jitterbug Swing (Bukka White)
    11. Third Time Lucky (Dave Arcari)
    12. Heat is Rising (Dave Arcari)
    13. Preachin’ Blues (Robert Johnson)
    14. Get Outta My Way (Dave Arcari)

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  • REVIEWS

    • "Dave plays like he got his skin turned inside out and pretty soon my skin was inside out too listening and it was all good. That boy bleeds for you – he's a real down deep player and a soul man... " - SEASICK STEVE
    • "There's no fleet-finger twiddlage here, just blasting bottleneck riddims and Arcari's scary Captain Beefheart vocal. It's the original blues message - drink, be merry, fall over. Hurrah!" - GUITAR MAGAZINE
    • "...a powerful solo performer whose strong compositions, unstoppable rhythms and Delta-inspired slide work stand without support." - BLUES REVUE MAGAZINE
    • "... a truly authentic UK blues artist and let’s celebrate that." - ROCK 'N' REEL MAGAZINE