Renowned guitarist Adrian Galysh will release his fifth solo album Into The Blue on May 25, 2016, featuring nine blues-rock tracks with guitar and vocals that take the West Coast guitarist into an entirely new musical direction.
Produced and recorded by Galysh in Los Angeles, Into The Blue draws heavily on the guitarist’s ‘70s-era influences. Galysh shares vocal duties with powerhouse vocalist Kacee Clanton, known for her soulful work with Joe Cocker, Luis Miguel, Beth Hart, and Janis Joplin’s band, Big Brother and The Holding Company.
And while Into The Blue is an all-vocal blues-rock affair, fans of Galysh’s guitar-centric style will enjoy this very guitar-driven record. The album also features special guest performances by studio session ace Carl Verheyen (Supertramp), who plays on Galysh’s energetic version of the Junior Wells classic “Messin’ With The Kid,” and chicken picker Johnny Hiland, who takes a string- and mind-bending guest solo on Bobby Blue Bland’s “Further On Up The Road.”
The album’s rhythm section is rounded out by the stellar and authentic blues talents of drummer Joey Heredia (Stevie Wonder, Tribal Tech), and bassist Paul Loranger (Eric Sardinas).
“Playing blues guitar needs to be a concise statement, and requires simple, good tone,” said Galysh. “Into The Blue offers just that – blues-inspired songs that are straightforward in their arrangement, sound, and instrumentation. I didn’t want to waste a single phrase, and wanted to ensure that every solo reflects the song’s feel and intent.”
Praised by artists like Jennifer Batten and outlets like Power Play Magazine, Galysh has a successful trajectory spanning four previous solo albums and numerous collaborations and performances with industry giants like Uli Jon Roth, Yngwie Malmsteen, Robben Ford, Mike Keneally, George Lynch, Warren DeMartini, and many more.
Preview Into The Blue now at www.adriangalysh.com.
- “Let Your Hammer Ring” (Galysh)
- “Barstool Monarchy” (Galysh/Clanton)
- “Unloveable Me” (Galysh/Clanton)
- “Messin’ With The Kid” (Mel London)
- “Nobody Knows You (When You’re Down and Out)” (Jimmy Cox)
- “Who Am I To Say” (Galysh/Clanton)
- “The War” (Galysh/Clanton)
- “Further On Up The Road” (Veasley/Robey)
- “Why Am I Singing The Blues” (Galysh/Clanton)
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About Adrian Galysh
Guitarist Adrian Galysh is a Los Angeles-based solo artist, session musician, composer, published author, Guitar World Magazine online lesson columnist, and Education Coordinator for Guitar Center Lessons. He’s the author of the book Progressive Guitar Warm-Ups and Exercises. Galysh uses SIT Strings, Seymour Duncan pickups and effects, Brian Moore Guitars, and Voodoo Lab and Morley Pedals. He has collaborated with artists like Mike Keneally (Frank Zappa), Robben Ford (Miles Davis), Adrian Belew, and many more. For more information, visit www.adriangalysh.com.