Dion releases “Stomping Ground” album today ft. Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen and Joe Bonamassa
|DION’S NEW ALBUM “STOMPING GROUND” WAS RELEASED WORLDWIDE TODAY!|
FEATURING THE SINGLES “ANGEL IN THE ALLEYWAYS” WITH PATTI SCIALFA & BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, “TAKE IT BACK” WITH JOE BONAMASSA, AND “I’VE GOT TO GET TO YOU” WITH BOZ SCAGGS AND JOE & MIKE MENZA
INCLUDES COLLABORATIONS WITH ERIC CLAPTON, MARK KNOPFLER, BILLY F GIBBONS, RICKIE LEE JONES, KEB’ MO’, PETER FRAMPTON, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, JOE BONAMASSA, SONNY LANDRETH, WAYNE HOOD AND MANY MORE!
|Dion’s new album, Stomping Ground, is released worldwide today (Friday, November 19) and is available from www.ktbarecords.com. |
To date three singles from the album have been made available on digital platforms including “Take It Back” with Joe Bonamassa, “I’ve Got To Get To You” with Boz Scaggs, Joe & Mike Menza, and “Angel in the Alleyways” featuring Patti Scialfa and Bruce Springsteen.
Dion is following up his critically acclaimed and commercially successful 2020 album release Blues With Friends with Stomping Ground, a new album that finds him collaborating yet again with music greats with whom he shares mutual admiration. Stomping Ground was produced by Wayne Hood with Dion is released through Joe Bonamassa and Roy Weisman’s KTBA Records. The album is available digitally as well as on CD and as a two-LP vinyl set.
Most of the album’s songs were written by Dion and his song-writing partner Mike Aquilina.
Guest artists appearing on tracks with Dion include Boz Scaggs, Mark Knopfler, Eric Clapton, Peter Frampton, Patti Scialfa, Bruce Springsteen, Billy F Gibbons, Keb’ Mo’, Sonny Landreth, Joe Menza, Mike Menza, Marcia Ball, Jimmy Vivino, Rickie Lee Jones, Wayne Hood, Joe Bonamassa and G.E. Smith with Pete Townshend’s liner notes which Dion describes as “amazing.”
The album’s voluminous notes include an intro by Dion that succinctly summarizes the philosophy behind the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s latest recorded endeavour:
“When I was young, I was always striving for accolades and admiration,” says Dion. “Those were my goals. But when I reached them, they didn’t satisfy. I discovered joy when I leaned to stop caring about all that – when I learned to relax and make music with friends… music that would make more friends for us through its joy. To make music with friends, and to make friends through music: I can’t imagine a better life than this. I am grateful to my friends who made Stomping Ground with me – and my new friends who are listening.”
Stomping Ground CD Track Listing
1. Take It Back with Joe Bonamassa
2. Hey Diddle Diddle with G.E. Smith
3. Dancing Girl with Mark Knopfler
4. If You Wanna Rock ‘n’ Roll with Eric Clapton
5. There Was A Time with Peter Frampton
6. Cryin’ Shame with Sonny Landreth
7. The Night Is Young with Joe Menza & Wayne Hood
8. That’s What The Doctor Said with Steve Conn
9. My Stomping Ground with Billy Gibbons
10. Angel In The Alleyways with Patti Scialfa & Bruce Springsteen
11. I’ve Got To Get To You with Boz Scaggs & Joe and Mike Menza
12. Red House with Keb’ Mo’
13. I Got My Eyes On You Baby with Marcia Ball & Jimmy Vivino
14. I’ve Been Watching with Rickie Lee Jones & Wayne Hood
About Keeping the Blues Alive (KTBA) Records
The new independent record label is an offshoot of Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation, Joe Bonamassa’s non-profit that aims to conserve the art of music in schools and preserve the rich culture and history of the blues. Bonamassa along with his long-time manager, Roy Weisman, have expanded their business by creating the new label.
The first release from KTBA was Dion’s album Blues with Friends, released to critical acclaim in June 2020; thereafter, it stayed at #1 on the Billboard Blues Chart for several weeks. In February 2021, KTBA Records released Joanna Connor’s album 4801 South Indiana Avenue which received rave reviews worldwide and earned her a #1 album on Billboard’s Blues Chart. KTBA’s catalogue is growing quickly with new projects on the horizon including The Blues Album, Joanne Shaw Taylor’s first covers album available on September 24th and Dion’s Stomping Ground, as described here.
KTBA Records’ main 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 are donated to the non-profit.
KTBA Records is the next step for Bonamassa in the evolution of music and the business of creating it. It represents Joe’s continuing efforts, spanning the last 25 years, in supporting the artistic community. It reflects the philosophy of paying it forward just as so many did for him in the hope of paving the way for blues artists in the future. Visit www.KTBArecords.com for further information.