Blue-Eyed Soul-Songtress Bonnie Bramlett Hits The Road In Support Of Her New CD Roots, Blues, and Jazz


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Bonnie Bramlett Tour Dates
Featuring Her Band...
Mr. Groove
Tim Smith bass, Roddy Smith guitar, Steve Willets piano, Mark Stallings Hammond organ, Tim Gordon saxes and flute, Donnie Marshall drums and percussion

June 1 Visulite Theater, Charlotte, NC

June 3 Lange Farm Tampa, FL
The American Cancer Society's
Third Annual Pasco County Cattle Barons' Ball

July 8 Watertown Jazz Festival
Watertown, TN
Downtown - outdoors

July 10 The Turning Point, Piermont, NY

July 11 B.B. King's, NY

Additional East Coast dates for August 2006 to be announced shortly.

In addition to her tour and new CD Bonnie is also pleased to announce that she recently participated in the 25 year cast reunion for the Roseann Show on Larry King Live...and has just completed shooting her role in an upcoming Touchstone Pictures movie called “The Guardian" featuring Kevin Costner and Ashton Kutcher. Film is scheduled for release in the Fall of 2006.

What The Critics Are Saying About Roots, Blues, and Jazz...

Jonathan Widran, All Music Guide Review

No less than Ike Turner and Charlie Daniels have raving quotes in the packaging of the famed R&B/soul/jazz belter's rip-roaring, funky, and swinging mix of originals and standards from the worlds of rock and jazz -- but the former Ikette could have had numerous other legends chime in. She's worked with 'em all, singing with Eric Clapton, Joe Cocker, George Harrison, Leon Russell, and Carly Simon and having tunes recorded by everyone from the Staple Singers to Hank Williams, Jr. Although she returned from a long musical hiatus with 2002's Nashville date I'm Still the Same, this collection signals her full- scale return to the soul sounds that inspired her jazz fame in St. Louis and rock notoriety in L.A. The way she bursts from the gate, rockin' on “Love the One You're With" and jamming on her edgy original blues number “I Can Laugh About It Now," the listener is prepared for a fiery party -- but then she pulls a low-key seductive jazz rabbit out of her hat. And not just on standards, either, though she pays homage to greats like Cannonball Adderley and classic dates like “Harlem Nocturne." She cleverly turns Chuck Berry's “No Particular Place to Go" into a cool, organic meditation, and lets “I'm Confessin'" simmer in a dreamy jazz blues stew. There's a sweet balance throughout between graceful reflections like “That Lucky Old Sun" and swinging barnburners like her own “Gotcha," with blistering twists on Sam Cooke and “Love Hurts" thrown in for good measure. Providing full support is her Nashville-based ensemble, Mr. Groove, which is more than up to every rhythmic and harmonic task her stylistic diversity demands. It's almost like she can't decide if she wants to be a jazz singer or a blues-rocker who loves R&B. So she does it all.

Richard Ludmerer-Director, The New York Blues & Jazz Society

Bramlett has an impressive vocal range and an effortless delivery. Thankfully, she never makes the mistake of many of her contemporary R&B divas in thinking that her style is more important than the song she's singing. This album marks the continuation of Bramlett's comeback and deserves to be heard.

Bonnie and Mr Groove explore Jazz standards “I'm Confessin", “That Lucky Old Sun", “Work Song", and “Harlem Nocturne". Bonnie contributes three of her own songs and shows us that her songwriting skills ("Let It Rain"; “Superstar"), haven't diminished. “I Can Laugh About It Now" hits the nail on the head as also does “Gotcha" and Carefree".

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