Friday, April 26, 2019

Peter Frampton to release All Blues covers album ahead of farewell tour

Peter Frampton will release a collection of covers entitled “All Blues”, on June 7, a few weeks ahead of the start of a farewell tour.

Billed as the Peter Frampton Band, the guitarist rcorded the project at his Nashville home studio with his longtime touring outfit of guitarist/vocalist Adam Lester, Rob Arthur (keyboards/guitar/vocals) and drummer Dan Wojciechowski.

Co-produced by the rocker and Chuck Ainlay, the set features additional collaborations with Deep Purple guitarist Steve Morse, Larry Carlton, Sonny Landreth and Kim Wilson.

"I have always loved to play the blues,” explains Frampton. “When we formed Humble Pie, the first material we played together was just that. For the last two summers I had been playing a handful of blues numbers every night on stage with Steve Miller Band. I enjoyed this immensely and it gave me the idea of doing an 'All Blues' album live in the studio with my band.

“We started the resulting sessions 9 days after coming off the road last year. Over a two-week period, we recorded 23 tracks, all live in the studio. The energy of these tracks is completely different from building a track one instrument at a time.”

“With this recording,”
he adds, “we pay tribute to all the original artists who invented this incredible music. I hope you can hear and feel our enjoyment. I'm not sure if you can say we had fun playing the blues. But we definitely did."

“All Blues” will be available in multple formats, including digital, CD, and 2LP alongside a limited edition translucent blue vinyl color pressing exclusively available via

The double LP package will include the bonus track, "I Feel So Good," which was written by Big Bill Broonzy and popularized by Muddy Waters.

In sync with the set’s release, Frampton will launch his farewell tour in Tulsa, OK on June 18.

The guitarist will retire from regular vigorous touring at the end of this year due to his diagnosis of the autoimmune disease Inclusion Body Myositis (IBM), a progressive muscle disorder characterized by muscle inflammation, weakness and atrophy.

$1 of every ticket sold, as well as any donations, will benefit The Peter Frampton Myositis Research Fund at Johns Hopkins, a newly established fund by Frampton and Johns Hopkins, where he's being treated.

Peter Frampton Band
“All Blues”

Release date: June 7

01. I Just Want To Make Love To You (featuring Kim Wilson)
02. She Caught The Katy
03. Georgia On My Mind
04. Can't Judge A Book By The Cover
05. Me And My Guitar
06. All Blues (featuring Larry Carlton)
07. The Thrill Is Gone (featuring Sonny Landreth)
08. Going Down Slow (featuring Steve Morse)
09. I'm A King Bee
10. Same Old Blues

See also:

VIDEO: Peter Frampton details degenerative health issue on The Howard Stern Show
Peter Frampton reveals health issue behind farewell tour
Peter Frampton announces farewell tour
VIDEO: Steve Miller Band previews 50th Anniversary US tour with Peter Frampton
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