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 will be supporting Warner on the OCC in late Jan/early Feb. 2020 as the second guitarist, backing vocalist, along with the other Bluefields members. 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! Oh...I'm also working with Warner on his new record in the Underground Treehouse. Life is good!
Dan Baird has officially retired from touring but.... is working on a secret project in addition to the new Bluefields record. He is also playing bass for Warner on the Outlaw Country 2020 Cruise as well as pulling double duty in The Yayhoos on the cruise! Pretty busy retirement action for Dan Fans! Check out the OCC 2020 news here! OCC 5
Warner E. Hodges, is wildly BUSY!!!!!!! He released a new WEH Band Live record this year, finished a successful 2019 tour with Homemade Sin as well as WEH Band dates, recorded the new Bluefields record, started work on the new WEH Band record with his crack English band of John Powney, Jason Knight, and Ben Marsden. The songs were written by Joe, Dan, and Warner and tracking has already begun. Look for 2020 touring dates 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 look forward to playing with him on the OCC 5 with Warner.
That's all for now, Stay tuned. JB