Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Trombone Shorty Follows Breakout 'Backatown' With New Album, 'For True,' Out Sept 13

Produced by Galactic's Ben Ellman with guest appearances by Jeff Beck, Kid Rock, Lenny Kravitz, Ledisi, Warren Haynes, Ivan and Cyril Neville, Rebirth Brass Band and More Guide to New Orleans Music Music

Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews follows his Grammy nominated 'Backatown‚' CD with 'For True,' to be released Sept 13 on Verve Forecast. 'For True' features Andrews' band, Orleans Avenue, as well as a string of legendary performers with whom he recently shared the stage, including Jeff Beck, Kid Rock, Lenny Kravitz, Ledisi, Warren Haynes, Ivan and Cyril Neville, Rebirth Brass Band and more. Troy wrote or co-wrote all 14 tracks on the new album including co-writes with Ledisi, Kid Rock, the legendary Lamont Dozier and more. The CD was produced and engineered by Ben Ellman (except "The Craziest Thing" produced by George Drakoulias).

The singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist has earned unanimous raves on 5 continents in the past year alone with his patented high energy 'supafunkrock' sound. He was praised in the media from Rolling Stone and Entertainment Weekly to NPR and the New York Times following the 2010 release of 'Backatown,' which spent 10 weeks at #1 on Billboard's Contemporary Jazz Chart and still reigns in the top 10 over a year after its release. Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue have been everywhere since, performing on The Late Show With David Letterman, The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Austin City Limits and more. Troy has made additional appearances on Good Morning America, Tavis Smiley, NFL Kickoff (joining Dave Matthews Band), ESPN and a recurring role on the hit HBO series Treme, on which he played himself.

In December 2010 Andrews brought an all-star lineup from NOLA to New York as musical director for the landmark 'Red Hot + New Orleans' concert event at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Broad based respect for Andrews' virtuosity and versatility is exemplified by a list of performances at events as varied as Bonnaroo, and Jam Cruise to Japan's Fuji Rock Fest, Australia's Byron Bay Blues Festival, the prestigious Montreux, Newport, and Playboy (at Hollywood Bowl) Jazz Festivals, Philadelphia Folk Festival, San Francisco's Hardly Strictly Bluegrass and a Reggae Festival in Germany in addition to festivals as far flung as Brazil and Singapore plus tour dates with Jeff Beck and Dave Matthews Band.

Andrews has built his reputation on "blistering, bold, exuberant and cutting edge" (USA Today) live performances and is currently on tour with Orleans Avenue. Full tour schedule here:

FOR TRUE track listing:

01. Buckjump (w/ Rebirth Brass Band - Horns; 5th Ward Weebie - Vocals; Ben Ellman & Charlie Smith - Percussion)
02. Encore (w/ Warren Haynes - Guitar; co-write w/Lamont Dozier)
03. For True
04. Do to Me (w/ Jeff Beck - Guitar)
05. Lagniappe Part 1 (w/ Stanton Moore - Drums)
06. The Craziest Thing
07. Dumaine St.
08. Mrs. Orleans (w/ Kid Rock - Vocals; Robert Mercurio - Bass)
09. Nervis (w/ Ivan Neville - Vocals and Clavinet; Cyril Neville - Vocals)
10. Roses (w/ Lenny Kravitz - Bass)
11. Big 12 (w/ Ben Ellman - Harmonica)
12. Unc
13. Then There Was You (w/ Ledisi - Vocals)
14. Lagniappe Part 2 (w/ Stanton Moore - Drums)

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