Friday, March 4, 2011

Blues Rock Soulstress Dana Fuchs Will 'Love To Beg' on April 12th

Ruf Records announces the signing of dynamic rock/blues singer Dana Fuchs and the release of her label debut CD, Love To Beg, on April 12. Ruf Records is distributed in the U.S. by the Allegro Corporation. Fuchs is currently on tour in Europe and will celebrate her U.S. release with a special showcase in New York City on April 15 at the Highline Ballroom.

Love To Beg is a visceral combination of pure rock and blues, with touches of soul, gospel and R&B in the mix. Fuchs’ band has sold out shows all across the U.S. sharing the bill with such national acts as Joe Cocker, Dickey Betts, Gov’t Mule and Bob Weir. Dana and her band are a festival sensation, rocking to over 2000,000 people since 2008 at festivals in the U.S., Italy, The Netherlands, Germany and Scandinavia.

Fuchs played the character “Sadie” in the highly-acclaimed Julie Taymor film, Across The Universe, and Dana’s featured lead vocals on the soundtrack CD earned her a platinum album, with over one million sales in the U.S. The accompanying DVD has also sold over 1.5 million units worldwide. She also starred as Janis Joplin in the Eric Nederlander production of the long running off-Broadway musical, Love, Janis.

The Village Voice called her “a voice that is sultry and astonishingly boundless;” while The New Yorker wrote, “Dana Fuchs and her band turn out rocking, blues-infused originals that come to life in Dana’s burnished vocals.” And Stereophile Magazine summed up its review by stating, “Imagine a sultry, more emotive Janis Joplin backed by a higher-energy version of the late ‘60s Rolling Stones…rock ‘n’ roll doesn’t get any better.”

Love to Beg was produced by Jon Diamond and Dana Fuchs, with additional production by Kenny Aaronson. It features 12 original songs, and a scintillating cover of “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long,” originally recorded by Dana’s favorite male soul vocalist in the world, Otis Redding.

“We are so happy with this new record,” enthuses Dana Fuchs. “I really feel like I finally captured all of the styles I am most influenced and inspired by: soul, rock, blues, gospel and roots. It was so fun and inspiring to see our songs materialize with great musicians in a studio environment where we could really experiment with sounds, different instrumentation, tempos, etc. This is only my second studio album, and while I have a special connection with my first record, as well as the live CD we've been touring on, I feel this new one just expresses exactly who I am, and what I am about musically!”

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