The Bluefields: An American rock band from Nashville, Tennessee. Their rock and roll story might be as pure and simple as the prior statement if it weren’t for the fact that the combined band members’ resumes boast platinum record success, a Grammy nomination, an Americana Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award, and song authorships that have become iconic, rock and roll standards, making this band far from simple. Comprised of rock veterans, Warner E. Hodges on lead guitar and vocals (Jason and the Scorchers), Dan Baird on bass, guitars and vocals (Georgia Satellites), Brad Pemberton on drums (Steve Earle) and Joe Blanton on lead vocals and guitar (Royal Court of China), these southern bred rockers remind you why you love rock and roll in the first damn place!
Here's a shortlist of what the members of The Bluefields have and will be up to in 2020...so far!
Joe Blanton (me) released a new solo record entitled, Good, Bad, Right or Wrong in 2019! It is NOW available on CD, iTunes, Spotify or wherever you listen to your music. I'm currently producing/recording Warner's new album which is leaning towards his Scorchers roots. I also have gigs scheduled with Walk The West/Cactus Bros. in Nashville April 4, 2020, and working on new material with some of the Royal Court of China guys which is sounding pretty hot! Life is good!
Dan Baird has officially retired from touring but.... is working on a Top Secret project. He recently played bass for Warner on the Outlaw Country Cruise as well as pulling double duty in 3 rare Yayhoos performances! Pretty busy retirement action for Dan Fans! I've got a feeling we'll be hearing a lot more outta Dan.
Warner E. Hodges, is wildly BUSY!!!!!!! He released a new WEH Band Live record and finished a successful 2019 tour with Homemade Sin as well as WEH Band dates. Before The Bluefields record was finished, Warner, Dan, and Joe switched gears and wrote the new album that's in the works with his ace English band of John Powney, Jason Knight, and Ben Marsden. Look for 2020 touring dates and get The WEH Live album HERE.
Brad Pemberton is busy as hell touring all over creation with the fab Steve Earle! He KICKED ASS on the new Bluefields album and we had a blast playing with him on the OCC 5 with Warner. Rock on Turbo!
That's all for now, Stay tuned. JB