John Clifton “-” In the Middle of Nowhere in Stores Now

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Rip Cat Records is proud to present In The Middle Of Nowhere, the latest CD from John Clifton. The California-based singer/harmonica player, whose legend continues to grow with every release, seamlessly translates his onstage blend of West Coast and Chicago In the Middle of Nowhere - album coverBlues, ’50s style hard R&B and high-energy vintage Rock’n’Roll to the studio for 11 tracks that sizzle and shake to perfection.  Clifton says “The new record is the live band, the guys who I play with every night, so it definitely has more of a live feel to it.” Clifton’s singing and playing have never been better as he continues to blur the lines between multiple genres; he never lets the blues slip out of sight while touching on everything from soul to jazz to R&B and even country. In The Middle Of Nowhere is the follow-up to his critically acclaimed 2018 release, Nightlife (which spent six months in the Top 50 Contemporary Blues charts, hit the Top 10 on Sirius/XM’s Rack Of Blues, #11 on Living Blues Radio Chart, and finished the year at #72 on Roots Music Report’s Top 200 Contemporary Blues Chart). …Nowhere features five all-new originals, along with six covers of songs by artists as diverse as Lightning Slim and Merle Haggard. Clifton’s ability to craft a unifying thread between his own originals and those disparate covers is what sets him apart from the pack.

Fronting a band firing on all cylinders, Clifton is an intense and magnetic live performer. His reputation as both a harmonica player and vocalist has led to onstage invites from the legends like James Cotton, Rod Piazza, Mark Hummel, John Mayall, Kim Wilson and Huey Lewis (among others). Since beginning his solo career 4 years ago (after first rising to prominence in the late 1980s as lead singer for California blues-roots favorites The MoFo Party Band) he has emerged as a true showman, delivering straight from the heart, soul, and gut, while staying clear of the typical clichés and novelties.

Clifton will be touring in support of the album on the West Coast in late April and across the US in June and July.

In the Middle of Nowhere is available starting April 19th at Amazon.com iTunes and Rip Cat Records.com

For booking and other info go to John Clifton Music.com.  Radio and promotions contact Frank Roszak at Roszak Radio.com

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In Stores Now! – Black Market III – Dashboard Jesus

Nov 16th Release Date:

With influences ranging from Leadbelly and Lightnin’ Hopkins to Tom Waits and The Black Keys, San Diego, CA based Black Market III presents “Dashboard Jesus”.

“Americana from the heavy end of the CD bin. After a lifetime of exploring the history of the blues, Scottie Blinn and his bandmates turn their explorations to postwar and modern American folk and gospel…with big fat soul-shaking electric guitar!” ~~Joey Harris (vocals/guitar for The Beat Farmers)

For their 5th release, this trio has signed with Rip Cat Records, home to The Blasters, Kid Ramos, The John Clifton Blues Band, and many other relevant bands.  With their RCR debut, “Dashboard Jesus”,  BMIII is ready to take their “soul shaking” sound to a wider audience.

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Johnny & Jaalene “-” On Sale Now!

19-year-old singer, guitarist Johnny Ramos is making the scene all over Orange County, LA and beach cities alike. Even hitting Viva Las Vegas this year, and making

quite a splash. As son of Blues guitarist Kid Ramos, Johnny has been surrounded by music all of his life. From Blues to Rock, Jazz, Rockabilly, Punk, Disco, even Classical and Broadway. He has been living a musical life since he was in the womb. When he was young, Johnny started o with the piano. Then he was old enough, dad (Kid Ramos) handed him his very first guitar, never to be put down again. The handsome 19-year-old actor/choirboy musician is tearing up the music scene with his blues and roots/rockabilly band, Johnny & Jaalene. His super talented co-front girl Jaalene DeLeon is the 16-year-old b

eauty from Anahiem CA, Who sings like a bird and looks like a doll. Jaalene is a theater girl and choir student turned rockabilly diva, given the moniker “The Queen Of the Teens.” Jaalene has played many a lead role in musical theater, before joining Johnny with her timeless voice. She has won first place in many singing competitions and performed the national anthem for for a variety of prestigious events.

Their debut album, “Johnny & Jaalene” on Rip Cat Records Features Kid Ramos, Tommy Harkenrider, Brent Harding, and Kip Dabbs. The best of the best of the SoCal music scene. This album has 12 songs featuring Roots, Rockabilly, Chicano Rock ‘n’ Roll, and Americana. The future holds many great things for these two rising Mexican-American teen idols.

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