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News from the FreeNote Front:

READ WILLIE MCBLIND'S THREE AND HALF STAR REVIEW IN DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE - SEPTEMBER 2013

"Powerful rock and blues.....McBlind travels it own way." Frank-John Hadley

 

 

 

WILLIE AND BABE PLAYED AMHERST RAILWAY SOCIETY TRAIN SHOW @ THE BIG "E" IN MASSACHUSETTS 1/26 - 1/27/13

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO ABOUT WILLIE AND BABE!

 

 

READ THIS IN DEPTH INTERVIEW BY MICHALIS LIMNIOS OF BLUES.GR!

An Interview with NYC-based Jon Catler & Meredith “Babe” Borden of Willie McBlind: Yin Yang Blues

 

Willie McBlind's new CD, Live Long Day, is now available!!!

CLICK HERE TO ORDER NOW ~

GO TO CD BABY TO DOWNLOAD TRACKS ~

CLICK HERE FOR UPCOMING SHOWS ~

READ THE WILLIE MCBLIND TRACK TALK!!

 

 

Artist Bob Nilson of the Portsmouth Herald created a carticature of Willie McBlind at the band's show on 10/2/10 @ Inn on the Blues in York Beach, Maine. The New England lineup features Jon Catler, Babe Borden, Mat Fieldes, Scott Daniels and Rick Klane ~

CHECK OUT THE NEW FREENOTE GUITAR PHOTOSTREAM!! CLICK HERE TO SEE PHOTOS OF SOME OF THE INSTRUMENTS THAT FREENOTE MUSIC HAS PRODUCED RECENTLY ~

 

 

WILLIE AND BABE WERE FEATURED IN A LIVE PERFORMANCE AND INTERVIEW ON WNTI @ CENTENARY COLLEGE IN HACKETTSTOWN, NJ WITH MELANIE THIEL, FRIDAY, 8/5/11. WILLIE MCBLIND APPEARED ON THE WNTI SUMMER CONCERT SERIES ON 8/12/11 IN THE DELAWARE WATER GAP ~

BECOME A FAN OF WILLIE MCBLIND ON FACEBOOK! CLICK HERE!!

 

 

SMOKEN'JOE'S BBQ & BLUES

 

 

 

 

 

 

ON THE TRACKS: WILLIE McBLIND'S 3RD CD, LIVE LONG DAY, RECORDED @ BENNETT STUDIOS DUE OUT SOON IN 2011 ~

- STAY TUNED!!

 

 

Willie McBlind's BAD THING is one of the BEST CD'S OF 2010 per Downbeat's JANUARY 2011 issue -

 

BAD THING was awarded a 4 star review by Frank-John Hadley in DB's August 2010 issue

CLICK HERE TO READ THE REVIEW

**** 4 STARS!!!

 

 

ROAD REPORT : FreeNote @ Great American Guitar Show, PA 11/7/09~

Jon Catler and Babe Borden had a great time meeting folks at The Great American Guitar Show sponsored by Bee-3 Guitars in King of Prussia, PA on November 7th.

Catler demonstrated his FreeNote 12-Tone Ultra Plus ® Guitar to a captive crowd. Plus, our man Darren was on hand to show off his handiwork. CLICK HERE TO SEE WHAT FREENOTE GUITARS ARE CURRENTLY IN STOCK - BUY NOW!

photo of Darren by Babe Borden

NOW FOR SALE! Wille McBlind's new release, Bad Thing ~ Go to the FreeNote Store to order your copy ~

Willie McBlind on MySpace~

Mark your calendar - Jon Catler will perform Raga Darbari on electric sustainer guitar with La Monte Young and the Just Alap Raga Ensemble, Friday, November 13 and 20, 9pm, at The Dream House in NYC in celebration of Pandit Pran Nath's 91st Birthday Memorial - More info at MELA Foundation

La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela, Dream House, 1962–present. La Monte Young, Marian Zazeela, and The Just Alap Raga Ensemble performing Raga Sundara, ektal vilampit khayal by La Monte Young in Raga Yaman Kalyan in a setting of Imagic Light, June 27, 2008. Dream House: Seven + Eight Years of Sound and Light, 275 Church Street, NYC.

Photo: Jung Hee Choi, © Jung Hee Choi 2008

Hot off the press!

READ REVIEWS OF THE NEW WILLIE MCBLIND CD ~ CLICK HERE

Willie McBlind reviewed in Downbeat Magazine - click here to read

 

FreeNote Guitar reviewed in Guitar Player - click here to read

Matt Blackett  of GP calls it "fascinating.....powerful.....addictive" - Click here.

 

Youtube of Willie McBlind Live at Blue Apple Blues Festival, NYC~

RADIO NEWS:

~ Jon Catler of Willie McBlind was interviewed Saturday, 9/19 by Doc Sigmier on KHEN, 106.9 FM, on his Sonic Gumbo show in Salida, CO - check out Doc's show which runs 3-6pm every Saturday (5-8pm EST) - click here to listen online to KHEN!

~Willie McBlind was featured on John Schaefer's NEW SOUNDS on WNYC, 93.9 FM, Wednesday, 6/17 on his program NEW AMERICANA - CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE ARCHIVED PROGRAM

~Babe Borden was interviewed live on air 6/9 by Peter Black on his Wide World of Blues, WATD, 95.9 FM, Boston's South Shore station, in advance of the MicroTime Tour to Boston highlighting tunes off the new Willie McBlind Bad Thing CD ~ CHECK OUT WIDE WORLD OF BLUES ~

Other FreeNote news.......

Check out the new 13 O'Clock Blues Band page with a video clip from Blue Apple Blues Festival~

pictured from left to right: 13 O'Clock Blues Band featuring Jon Catler, Mat Fieldes, Lorne Watson, Dane Johnson, Joe Liebhart and Babe Borden. photo: Joseph Rosen © 2008

 

 

More cool pics by blues photographer Joseph Rosen from the 2008 Blue Apple Blues (B.A.B.) Festival event at Crash Mansion in NYC on 4/3/08 ~

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