Ben Reel – The Nashville Calling
Format: CD – Digital
Label: Sonic RendezVous / B. Reel Records
Releasedatum: 27 maart 2020
‘The Nashville Calling’ is the title of the upcoming 9th studio album by Irish artist Ben Reel. It is due to be released early 2020. Produced by Will Kimbrough and Tommy Womack and featuring Garry W Tallent on bass from the legendary E Street Band.
The album contains 11 newtracks all written by Ben Reel. It was recorded at Skinny Elephant Studios in Nashville. This album was done and dusted in just 3 days with all live takes. Following the critically acclaimed experimental slow burner ‘Land of Escape’ from 2018, this new record has a more Americana, rock, live band feel.
Since his debut album ‘This Is the Movie’ back in 1999, Ben has reinvented himself from album to album, influenced hy different styles of music over the years, As one critie said, ” He’s not afraid to throw in some in folk, soul, reggae vibes, which in turn call to mind John Hiatt at his best”. Another describes him as “somewhere in the middle ground between rock and jazz or a sound that is sometimes reminiscent of Dylan and the Band”.
In a solo career which now spans over 20 years, Ben has received worldwide critical acclaim with numerous high profile TV/Radio appearances like BBC, RTE and Dutch NPO Radio.
Supporting Jools Holland. Alabama 3 & The Cranberries and he has collaborated musically with such names as Hal Ketchum & The Blockheads. He has co written and performed live with his fellow countryman Tony Mcl,oughlin and some of Nashville’s finest such as David Olney & Irene Kelley.
Band line-up for The Nashville Calling:
Ben Reel – Vocals. acoustic guitar, Harmonica/
Will Kimbrough- electric guit*rs, keys, melotrone, mandoline, Backing vocals , dobro, percussioni
Tommy Womack – additional electric guitar, backing vocals
Evan Hutchings – Drums & Percussion
Garry W Tallent bass
Julieanne Reel – Backing vocals
Recorded @ Skinny Elephant stuc!io, Nashville
Mixed by: Dylan Alltredge @ Skinny elephant studio, Nashville
Mastered by: Jim DeMain ,Yes mastering studio, Nashville
Tourdata Ben ReeI (B. Reel Records)
April 2,2020 Amsterdam, Mulligans (duo)
April 3,2020 Krabbendam, Krabbendammer erfgoed (Band)
April 4,2020 Zevenaar, De Lantaern (Band)
April 10,2020 Delft, Tiemey’s (duo)
April 11,2020 De Rijp, De Groene Zwaan (Band)
April 12,2020 Haarlem, De Waag (Band)
April 13,2020 Amsterdam, Monumentje (solo)
April 14,2020 Nijmegen, Trianon (solo)
April 15,2020 Amsterdam, Checkpoint Charlie (solo)
April 17,2020 Alkmaar, Gunnery’s (duo)
April 18,2020 Spijkerboor, ‘t Keerpunt (Band)
April 21,2020 Rotterdam, Paddy’s Murphy (solo)
April 23,2020 Terheyden, Witte Kerkje (Band)
(duo) met Ronald de Jong
(Band) The Haarlem Boys
Website: Ben Reel