Whiskey Bayou Records proudly presents ALIVE IN THE NEW WORLD, by Alastair Greene, produced by Tab Benoit for his Whiskey Bayou label. This live album finds fast-rising blues- rocker Greene performing ten songs as a power trio with multi- instrumentalist Benoit on drums and bassist Corey Duplechin during a six-night “Takeover” at the City Winery in Chicago. The sold-out crowds infuse the band with the kind of energy that produces timeless performances, and Greene, whom Blues Music Magazine calls “a major talent in the blues rock category,” more than rises to the occasion.
“These recordings are from some of the very first shows Iperformed while on tour opening for Tab Benoit in support of my latest studio recording ‘The New World Blues’, which was released in October of 2020. It is such an amazing and unique opportunity for me to open for Tab, with the man himself on drums along with Corey on bass. I consider this to be an absolutely killer version of ‘my band’ that I get to play with as schedules permit. It is truly an honor and pleasure for me to get to perform these songs with Tab and Corey in front of Tab’s fans. If you have already heard ‘The New World Blues’, I’m sure you’ll dig hearing how these songs have morphed and stretched. If this is your first exposure to my music, welcome! Enjoy your front row seat to what I consider some of my finest live moments as a blues rock musician.” – Alastair Greene
Greene’s rock credentials include eight years of international touring on guitar and vocals with the Alan Parsons Project, and major dates with Starship featuring Mickey Thomas; as a blues player he is a longtime regular and host at the Memphis-based Blues Foundation events, performances and showcases, has been a featured performer at the Big Blues Bender and the Legendary Rhythm
& Blues Cruise, and traversed the globe touring with Sugaray Rayford’s band, which was nominated for a 2020 Blues Music Award. Greene is a multiple- charting Top 10 Billboard artist. The Alastair Greene Band, which has drawn comparisons to Gov’t Mule, ZZ Top and Cream, recently celebrated their 20th anniversary with a two-disc live album.