Monday, October 7, 2013

The Hamilton
Washington, DC

Venue Info

The Hamilton
Official Venue Website Official Website
Phone: (202) 787-1000
600 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
View Larger Map & Directions

Fans Going

Artists

Show Info

In 1982, motivated by nostalgia and fond memories, John decided to re-form the original Bluesbreakers. Mick Fleetwood was unavailable at the time so John hired drummer Colin Allen to join with John McVie and Mick Taylor for a couple of tours and a video concert film entitled 'Blues Alive'. Featured greats were Albert King, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells and Etta James. By the time Mick and John had returned to their respective careers, public reaction had convinced Mayall that he should honor his driving blues roots. In Los Angeles, he selected his choices for a new incarnation of the Bluesbreakers. Officially launched in 1984, it included future stars in their own right, guitarists Coco Montoya and Walter Trout. Throughout the eighties and nineties, John's popularity went from strength to strength with a succession of dynamic albums such as Behind The Iron Curtain, Chicago Line, A Sense of Place, and the Grammy-nominated Wake Up Call that featured guest artists Buddy Guy, Mavis Staples, Albert Collins and Mick Taylor.In addition, over the last ten years, Mayall released live recordings on his own online label, Private Stash Records. In 2009 Eagle Records called upon John to come up with a new album. Feeling much revived after months away from music, he put together a new band for the project: Texan guitarist Rocky Athas, bassist Greg Rzab, Jay Davenport on drums and keyboardist Tom Canning. Within two days of meeting up in Los Angeles, the album Tough was in the can. Although Tom toured with John and the guys for the first year, eventually his other priorities conflicted and he quit.Inn November 2010 a live show in London was recorded Today, John can safely say he's never been happier with his band and long career. Revived and revitalized, the long road continues.
Ticket Price: $38 ADV/$43.50 DOS
Door Time:6:30 PM
Show Time:7:30PM

Buy Tickets

Event Forum