Tuesday, July 29, 2014

J.J. Cale to be inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall Of Fame

Singer/Songwriter J.J. Cale will be posthumously inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall Of Fame this fall.

Cale, who passed away from a heart attack last year at the age of 74, will be honored in an event at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa on November 1.

The ceremony will feature performances from many of Cale's friends and past collaborators.

Other Oklahoma music greats to be inducted this year include Elvin Bishop, Jim Keltner (a close friend of Cale's who also plays on Eric Clapton's tribute album - The Breeze, as well as many of the greatest records in rock and roll history), Chuck Blackwell and Lowell Fulson.

Tickets for the 2014 event go on sale to OMHOF members on Friday, August 8 and to the general public on Friday, August 15, and can be purchased at www.cainsballroom.com

Cale was one of the originators of what became known as the Tulsa Sound, a loose genre drawing on blues, rockabilly, country, and jazz influences.

Some of his most recognized songs were hits for others, including “After Midnight” and “Cocaine” by Eric Clapton and “Call Me The Breeze” by Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Clapton organized the newly-released project, “Eric Clapton & Friends: The Breeze, An Appreciation of JJ Cale”, to honor one of his musical mentors.

The package features a collection of 16 Cale tunes revisited by Clapton, Mark Knopfler, John Mayer, Willie Nelson, Tom Petty, Derek Trucks and Don White.

See also:

Eric Clapton premieres Train To Nowhere from J.J. Cale tribute album
Eric Clapton premieres third song from J.J. Cale tribute album
Eric Clapton premieres cover of Cajun Moon from J.J. Cale tribute album
VIDEO: Eric Clapton previews J. J. Cale tribute album
Search Eric Clapton at hennemusic