"Chasing You” is a simmering blues rocker anchored by Cale’s plucky guitar and tender vocals » - Rolling Stone magazine, January 31, 2019 https://youtu.be/6Hh7vdCsvJg
"Chasing You" is out now! Listen to the first single from "Stay Around", the new JJ Cale album coming on April 26. → http://smarturl.it/JJChasingYou
Remembering legendary guitarist, Reggie Young, who passed away last week (January 17) at the age of 82. Reggie played guitar on recordings and / or toured with ELVIS PRESLEY, John Prine, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, George Strait, Dionne Warwick, Herbie Mann, Merle Haggard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Neil Diamond, The Box Tops and countless others. Young also played on JJ Cale's Grasshopper and Shades albums as well as on Eric Clapton's The Breeze tribute to JJ Cale and on the forthcoming JJ Cale album, Stay Around. See much more at the link below. RIP Reggie.
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Happy 80th Birthday to JJ Cale! It's a good day to play JJ Cale's music and appreciate what a wonderful trove of great songs he left for us all. Be aware that he left us even more music and the background to this clip is one small taste of the music yet to come. STAY AROUND and watch for more news on the continuing legacy of JJ Cale.
It's that time of year again where JJ Cale's merchandise will be on sale throughout the Holiday Season. Be sure to check out the merch store today https://stores.portmerch.com/jjcale/. The sale ends December 31.
"Call Me The Breeze" has been a popular choice for musicians covering JJ Cale, including Lynyrd Skynyrd, Johnny Cash, John Mayer, and more. But we're not sure if we've ever heard faster guitar playing or a harder rocking version than this cover by guitarist Johnny Hiland (Johnnyhilandofficial) from his album, Standing Strong (2017). Johnny has played on records by Toby Keith, Randy Travis, Ricky Skaggs, and Hank 3 as well as having performed with Sammy Hagar, George Clinton and P-Funk, Les Paul, Steve Vai, Joe Bonamassa, G3 and many others.
RIP Tony Joe White, who passed away on October 24th at the age of 75. Tony Joe White was a musician and songwriter best-known for his "swamp rock" or "swamp groove" style. He had his own hits with "Polk Salad Annie" and "A Rainy Night in Georgia", but his songs were also recorded by many legendary musicians such as ELVIS PRESLEY, Tina Turner, Ray Charles, Waylon Jennings and more. Although they only rarely crossed paths, JJ Cale and Tony Joe White were mutual admirers. Tony Joe was quoted in an interview with songfacts.com as saying "Well JJ was another hero, man. He was right in there with Elvis and Tina Turner to me. People like that." As for Cale, he showed his respect for a somewhat surprised and appreciative Tony Joe when he responded to his invitation to collaborate on Tony Joe's "Louvelda". Tony Joe didn't have high hopes for his request since Cale rarely collaborated with anyone but, about two weeks later, per Tony Joe, a CD came back from Cale with this letter inside (which he later said he had "framed in my studio"): "Dear Tony Joe, I hope you don't mind. I got so into the song that I not only recorded it, laid it down, but I wrote another verse to the end of it." Per Tony Joe (from an interview with American Songwriter Magazine), "not only did he get on it…he put five guitars on, electric banjo, electric fiddle and then he wrote two more verses to it." The song appears on Tony Joe's Uncovered CD (2006), on which he featured some of his other favorite artists such as Waylon Jennings, Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler and Michael McDonald. Tony Joe had also recorded Cale's "Magnolia" which appeared on Jamie Oldaker's Mad Dogs & Okies project.
"Travelin' Light" appeared on JJ Cale's 1976 album Troubadour. Widespread Panic has frequently covered the song during their live shows. Twenty years ago, their cover of "Travelin' Light" appeared on their official live album, Light Fuse, Get Away, which debuted at #67 on the Billboard 200 chart. In a more unusual (but very fitting) setting, JJ Cale's original version was played to awaken the crews of the Atlantis Space Shuttle and International Space Station preceding the astronauts' spacewalk in May 2010. So, here is JJ Cale's "Travelin' Light"...
RIP Jimmy "Junior" Markham A long time friend and collaborator with JJ Cale, Jimmy passed away on Friday, September 21. Jimmy was part of the "Tulsa Sound", along with JJ Cale and Leon Russell. Jimmy played harmonica on JJ Cale's albums To Tulsa and Back (2004) and Roll On (2009), and he appeared on 2014's The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale by Eric Clapton and friends. Much more about Jimmy below in the video created for his June 2017 induction into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame. RIP Jimmy.
JJ Cale was always flattered when others would cover his songs - especially when he really admired the artists. This is Gatemouth Brown, an early hero to Cale, covering Cale’s "Don't Cry Sister" with the ever phenomenal Sonny Landreth (Sonny Landreth- Official)on slide. And the woman joining Gate on vocals is none other than Maria Muldaur. The album title is coincidentally the same as another Cale song but not the same song.
Yes there is unreleased JJ Cale material and it's planned for a late Fall 2018 release on Because Music! With gratitude for your loyalty and appreciation for JJ Cale, this message is going exclusively to the followers of this Official JJ Cale Facebook page prior to any other announcements. Many of you have been asking and hoping that there was more unheard JJ Cale material and, yes, there is. Indeed JJ Cale did have an album's worth of material that was unreleased at the time of his passing in 2013 and it will be available soon. We will be sharing more details about the project in September but know that these songs and the production are right up there with Cale's best material. We'll be back to you next month with more information. Please note that the image shown here does not reflect cover art as that is yet to be confirmed.
Happy Birthday to Christine Lakeland Cale! Christine and JJ Cale are shown here performing "Devil in Disguise" live in a studio for a Dutch Radio program in 1994. The song was originally released on 1982's Grasshopper. Backing Cale and Christine are band members Rocky Frisco, Bill Raffensperger, Jim Karstein and James Cruce.