Blues rocker Alastair Greene releases his new single “Wontcha Tell Me” from his upcoming release Alive In The New World, out January 20, 2023, produced by Tab Benoit and released on Benoit’s Whiskey Bayou Records.
“Wontcha Tell Me” is a wicked sharp, mid-speed minor blues that gives Greene all the room he needs to display his considerable rhythm and lead chops. His groove and tone are both beyond reproach and work together to launch his solo breaks into the heavens. The lyrics are about tension and confusion and could be taken at a global or personal level. Greene makes his plea for peace but his intensity never lets up. Hearing him throw this one down live is free cheese. Don’t miss it!
“I love this live version of ‘Wontcha Tell Me!’ You can really hear Tab, Corey, and me going for it and stretching out on this one. It definitely rocks harder than the studio version and is a testament to how excited we were to get out on tour and play the songs off the studio album,” Greene exclaims.
Alive In The New World was recorded in Chicago at the City Winery during a six night sold-out “Chicago Takeover” in which Greene opened every show in support of his latest studio recording The New World Blues (Whiskey Bayou Records, October, 2020). The ten live tracks feature Greene on guitar and vocals, Benoit on drums, and Corey Duplechin on bass. The sold-out crowds inspired the band with the kind of energy that produces timeless performances. Greene affirms, “Enjoy your front row seat to what I consider some of my finest live moments as a blues rock musician.”
Listen “Wontcha Tell Me (Live)”
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Alastair 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 criss-crossed the globe touring with Sugaray Rayford’s band, which was nominated for a 2020 Blues Music Award with Greene. Most recently, Greene has been touring cross-country in support of Tab Benoit, and also with his own power trio, The Alastair Greene Band.
Greene is a multi-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. Alastair Greene’s new album Alive In The New World produced by Tab Benoit will be available worldwide on CD and all digital/streaming platforms January 20th via Whiskey Bayou Records.
Alive In The New World Track Listing
1 Back at the Poor House 3:32
2 Lies and Fear 3:30
3 When You Don’t Know What To Do 4:10
4 No Longer Amused 5:52
5 Wontcha Tell Me 4:27
6 Heroes 4:59
7 Find Your Way Back Home 5:21
8 Living Today 4:26
9 Bayou Mile 4:51
10 The New World Blues 4:45
Alastair Greene website