One of the most notable aspects of the seventies was the sheer number of epic recordings. Red Llama recording and touring artist Kevin Sandbloom has announced plans to release his interpretation of one of the most critically acclaimed LP's from the era: Joni Mitchell
's 1971 Blue
album. With plans to release the album this year, Sandbloom plans to capture the spirit of the album while infusing it with a fresh modernity.
Joni Mitchell is hands down one of the greatest songwriters in the musical canon. With my recording, I hope to stay true to her approach while still expressing my own unique style," says Kevin Sandbloom. The sensitivity and layers in her music have inspired so many musicians and I am no exception. I look forward to exposing a whole new generation of fans to her work."
The year 2011 will be a busy one for Sandbloom as he puts the finishing touches on Blue. It will be immediately followed by his seventh studio recording of original material, Sugafied. He is excited about the opportunity to pay homage to Joni Mitchell.
The songs on Blue touched me deeply on a personal and professional level. You'd be hard pressed to find a song writer who doesn't respect Joni Mitchell's legacy. I just want to express how much these songs have meant to me by exposing my audiences to them. My prayer is that I do them justice," says Sandbloom.
Visit Sandbloom's website at www.kevinsandbloom.com.
About Kevin Sandbloom:
With six full-length albums and an EP under his belt, Kevin Sandbloom is currently touring and promoting his latest recording, Live in AB. He has performed on stages as diverse as Poetry N Motion in London, England, to Nuyorican Poets Cafe in New York to Berklee College of Music in Boston to B.B. King's Blues Club in Los Angeles and is a fixture at music and poetry venues across the U.S. He brings a fresh sound to an industry weaned on Auto-tune without being retro or dated.
Regarded as a songwriter at the top of his game, he wrote the title track for Grammy-nominated guitar legend Robben Ford's Supernatural album. He has also contributed music to many independent films including Laurence Fishburne's directorial debut, Once in the Life and he had a featured appearance on the ABC Family series Lincoln Heights.
He has shared stages and studios with Michael McDonald, Gil Scott-Heron, Vinny Caliutta, Goapele, Bilal, Jimmy Earl, The Zap Band, poet Talaam Acey and countless other artists. He is highly sought after for collaborations with other musicians, singers and poets and uses his musical prowess to advance social causes like economic justice and environmental consciousness.