Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford and longtime Ted Nugent vocalist Derek St. Holmes will release a new album, “Reunion”, on June 3 via Mailboat Records.
The project sees Whitford St. Holmes the pair reconnect three decades after they issued their self-titled album in 1981, which delivered tracks like “Sharpshooter” and “Whisky Woman.”
“It’s hard to believe we first jammed over 30 years ago,” says Whitford.
The duo recently found themselves living in the same town on the outskirts of Nashville and, after hanging out together, they decided to revisit their collaboration with a set of new material.
After writing a number of songs, the duo recruited bassist Chopper Anderson, keyboardist Buck Johnson and on drums, Tesla’s Troy Luccketta to record the album.
Self-produced by Whitford and St. Holmes, “Reunion” was recorded at The Castle Studios in Franklin, TN and will be previewed with the May 9 release of the lead single, “Shapes.”
“We are excited for this record to get out there, we want to share it with our friends, all the hardcore rock ‘n’ roll fans,” adds St. Holmes. “Like our fans and good whiskey, we all seem to get better with age. These new cuts are bold, brassy and ballsy and we can’t wait to play them live.”
Whitford St. Holmes will join Whitesnake on their Greatest Hits tour for a month of shows starting June 3 at the Bomb Factory in Dallas, TX.
The run will include a pair of headlining Whitford St. Holmes dates, including a June 22 stop in Sellersville, PA and a July 1 appearance at the Tupelo Music Hall in Londonderry, NH.
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