Published DateLACONIA — The Michael Vincent Band will be releasing their new CD this Friday at the Tower Hill Tavern in Weirs Beach, beginning at 8 p.m. The new disc will be available for purchase, and the band will be playing their own brand of blues all evening.
The band has been home in Gilford since mid-November, reconnecting with local fans and friends, and recording this album in their free time. They decided not to do this one in the studio, instead using their own recording and mixing experience to try something new.
Bass player Dan Mack puts it this way, "This is the album we are most proud of so far. We recorded it ourselves in our own homemade studio at a friend's house, where we were able to relax and record rather than to rush in the studio setting always
being on the clock. That was the real difference in making this one."
Their fourth CD, Puttin' the Word on the Streets, features more original songs and more versatile performances. The title and cover photo refer to a familiar phrase from "The Blues Brothers" movie, and where Cab Calloway helps the Blues Brothers spread the word about their upcoming concert. The band hopes their fans will help spread the word and make their CD release party a success.
CD sales will help the band finance their trip next week to Memphis, to represent the Gulf Coast Blues Society in the International Blues Challenge, from January 29 to February 2, in the clubs on Beale Street. No stranger to the IBC, the Michael Vincent Band was featured in the IBC Youth Showcase in 2011, representing the Granite State Blues Society at the time. Since then they have been touring the Gulf Coast and playing from Florida to Texas and up to Nashville, learning whatever they can from each unique area of the country. After the IBC, they will head back to the Gulfport, Mississippi area until June when they plan to return to the Lakes Region for Motorcycle Week.
The new CD will also be available for purchase from their website beginning Friday www.michaelvincentband.com.
For information about the International Blues Challenge, check out the Blues Foundation website at www.blues.org
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Michael Vincent. (Courtesy photo)