Vernon Webb to Release Album, Announces Tour Dates

Vernon Webb to release album, announces upcoming tour dates

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April 24, 2018;  Fair Lawn, NJ:

Renowned live concert photographer Vernon Webb, whose countless images of rock stars have been prized for decades, is coming out from behind the camera to center stage as he is set to release his own compilation of original songs.  What fans are quickly learning is that Vernon Webb is so much more than an accomplished live music photog but he is also a Singer/Songwriter with over 20 years of original material waiting to be heard.   Webb’s initial work, Back To Normal & Beyond, is five songs, and features the musicality of an all-star group of Vernon’s longtime friends. The musicians helping him launch his career as a solo artist include:

-Michael Falzarono (New Riders of the Purple Sage, Hot Tuna) on guitar,
-Ronnie Penque (New Riders of the Purple Sage, Melvin Seals & JGB) on bass guitar,

-Anastasia René; backing vocals,

-Sandra Williams (Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings);  backing vocals,

-Ben Wilson (Blues Traveler) on keyboards,

-World famous banjo player Tony Trischka,

-Aaron Comes (Spin Doctors) on drums,

-Peter Roberts on bass,

-Mike Flynn on slide,
-Pappy Biondo (Cabinet) on banjo,

-Vin Warner on upright bass,

-Sean Schulich on flute,

-Kind Bud Johnson on acoustic guitar,

-AJ Santana on Cajun and drums, and

-Wes Fahringer on bass

Webb says “As a music photographer I got to meet many of my musical idols and thought, how cool would it be to have some of them playing on my tracks? I threw caution to the wind and reached out and was blown away by the support I received. I am more than honored for each and every one that has helped me in this endeavor.”

The songs are great, and from the soulful country ballad “Every Now & Then,” to the Americana tracks and the frolicking rocker “Got 2 Reasons”,
“Back To Normal & Beyond” covers lots of musical ground.   The strong vocals, powerful lyrics, and inspired guitar of Webb are well known to attendees of his solo acoustic concerts,and are mightily added to by Vernon’s cast of friends in a recording environment.

“These songs have been with me for a long time. Most were written over the past twenty years. I have seen them as my children and they are now all grown and ready to go out into the world on their own.”

Although Vernon is well known as a photographer, and his best contacts are rock idols and now musical collaborators, there is a unique plan to market “Back To Normal & Beyond.”   A song per month will be released through Vernon’s website, starting end April ’18. Those that sign up for his newsletter will receive free downloads of individual tracks. The entire CD is currently scheduled to be released and available for purchase October 2018.

Watch out for many more Vernon Webb original recordings, and to always be in the know as to where you can see his solo acoustic sets sign up for his e-mail list here: vernonwebb.com   And don’t rule out some friends from joining in!!

Upcoming tour dates:

APR 26, Homegrown Radio (streaming Live), Boonton, NJ

APR 27, Loughrans Irish Pub, Salisbury Mills, NY

APR 28, Grateful Doggies Rescue Fundraiser, Pompton Lakes, NJ

MAY 19, Jersey Shore Music Festival, Seaside Heights, NJ

JUN 16, The Dog House Saloon, Washington, NJ

 

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