Dion "Blues With Friends" Album
Music legend Dion announces new studio album 'Blues With Friends', released on Friday 5th June 2020. 14 original songs with musical contributions from Jeff Beck, Rory Block, Joe Bonamassa, Samantha Fish, Billy Gibbons, John Hammond Jnr, Sonny Landreth, Joe Menza, Van Morrison, Patti Scialfa, Brian Setzer, Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Van Zandt, Jerry and Jimmy Vivino, Joe Louis Walker.
The label is an offshoot of Keeping The Blues Alive Foundation, Joe Bonamassa’s non-profit that aims to conserve the art of music and the rich culture and history of the blues, recognized as a true American art form. Bonamassa along with his long-time manager, Roy Weisman, have taken the next step by creating a new record label, Keeping The Blues Alive (KTBA) Records.
The label’s objective is to provide a platform for musical talent in blues and blues-rock based music and helping promote the careers of extraordinary musical talent. The label works synergistically with the non-profit’s mission of supporting musicians to continue the legacy of the blues. 10% of all profits from KTBA Records will be donated to the non-profit.
The label is an important step in the co-evolution of the music and the business of making it. It represents another of Bonamassa’s continuing efforts over the last 25 years in support the artistic community. It reflects the philosophy of paying it forward just as so many did for Joe in the hope of paving the way for blues-rock stars in the future.