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Kenley Collins releases her new album, Belle Black, today on Lanark Records. Her 60’s girl-group influences are immediate yet she brings a fresh approach instead of just rehashing the past. Her first single from the project, “Stop And Listen”, was released last December and was a sign of what was to follow. In addition to the Spector-esque style of the first single, you’ll hear influences of everyone from Etta James to Qwen Stefani but under the vintage umbrella she’s created complete with horns, handclaps and soaring background vocals.
Quentin Jones, a recent inductee into the Rockabilly Hall Of Fame, produced the project which continues a long list of great comeback and introduction albums with him behind the board including Robert Gordon, Linda Gail Lewis, Charlie Gracie and many more. The musical sensibility of Collins combined with Jones’ careful attention to getting the right feel for a song brings a breath of fresh air among the over-produced and soul-less projects being churned out today.
Kenley wrote or co-wrote 10 of the 12 songs on the album and recorded with live musicians further showcasing her talent. The 60’s influence is alive and well and this is one you’ll want to set on repeat!Read More
Lanark Records is pleased to announce that its own Quentin Jones has been inducted into theRockabilly Hall of Fame, located in Nashville Tennessee. Jones is listed as a Second Generation Artist along with such roots music greats as the Stray Cats, Danny Gatton, Robert Gordon, The Rockats, The Polecats, High Noon, The Blaster, Rev Horton Heat, Big Sandy, Levi Dexter, James Intveld, Billy Burnett, Br549, Eddie Angel and many more. Second Generation artist listings are artists that have recorded or preformed post 1963.
Bob Timmers , Founder and Curator of the Official Rockabilly Hall of Fame® since 1997 said :“After the pioneers of rockabilly made their initial impact on the music scene in the '50s and early '60s, many performers have followed in their footsteps to "carry the torch." This section of the Rockabilly Hall of Fame is devoted to that "2nd Generation."
" In an ongoing effort, we will list the artists and individuals that we feel have made a significant contribution to rockabilly music in recent years.”
Along with its building in Nashville, the Rockabilly Hall of Fame is an outstanding website where people can find videos, mp3s, history, and memorabilia on their favorite roots artists. The web site ishttp://www.rockabillyhall.com/
Quentin Jones accomplishments as a guitar player, a producer, songwriter, bass player, engineer, and label owner led to his inclusion on the Second Generation list .
Jones’s latest project was producing and engineering the Linda Gail Lewis album “Hard Rockin’Woman. He wrote five of the songs and played guitar and bass trading off on both with the great Danny B Harvey. This album has revived the highest praise from publications like Mojo magazine (who gave it 5 stars) to greats like her brother, Jerry Lee Lewis.
Jones other credits include playing guitar on the1996 Robert Gordon album, “Robert Gordon” and playing guitar/engineering and co-producing the 2014 Robert Gordon album “I’m Coming Home”
He has also worked on three albums from rock and roll pioneer Charlie Gracie, including 2001’s “I’m Alright” which Jones produced and engineered. Jones also played guitar and bass on this album. Jones went on to co-produce with legend AL Kooper and co engineered Charlie’s 2012 album “For the Love of Charlie” which was released by ABKCO Records. Jones wrote many of the songs on this album and on 2016s Charlie Gracie album “Angel on my Shoulder”.
Jones is the guitar player, producer and main songwriter for the Reach Around Rodeo Clowns, a band that brought rockabilly strong notice in the north east USA and put a new twist on the sound. The “Clowns” were tweeted about by the great writer Stephen King and have had press in major publications, and are played heavily on radio and streaming sites. Their music has been used in many indie films. They have released six full albums and continue to record and play live shows.
Jones’s songs have been covered by many artists including the Stray Cat, Lee Rocker, Charlie Gracie, The Rockats and others. Along with Linda Gail Lewis, Gordon, Gracie, and the Clowns, Jones producing credits include such artists as Tommy Conwell, Nick Kane, The Rockats, Dr Hamoinca and Rockett 88, and many more
Jones has played guitar live with Robert Gordon, The Rockats, Charlie Gracie, Linda Gail Lewis, rhythm guitar for Eddie Angel as well as Danny Harvey, and even 20 plus shows as lead guitar forPeter Noone and Herman’s Hermits and many others. At the 2014 Viva Las Vegas rockabilly festival Jones played guitar for Robert Gordon, the Rockats,The Reach Around Rodeo Clownsand joined Tim Polecat for “Make a Circuit With Me” all on the same day.
Quentin jones is endorsed by Gretsch Guitars.
Come out and celebrate the Clowns guitar player, Quentin Jones induction into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame with a special show on October 29, 2016 at Roxy and Dukes Road House in Dunellen NJ! This is a show you will remember!!!Read More
Fresh off the heels of performing at the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce Annual Picnic, the BurliQ’s want to let everybody know that they are in the process of recording a new theme album which will delight all who hear it. Next up for the BurliQ’s is being the headline act at the Atlantic Baseball League All-Star extravaganza at the Ware center in Lancaster n July 12. This is a private event. However, the general public can get a glimpse of this new material, when they perform at Fiorentino’s Italian Restaurant at the Lancaster PA airport, outside on the deck with a runway view, on July 9 from 8 until 11PM. Come out for a night of great food and fun!Read More