BLUES DUO SCREAMIN’ JOHN & T.D. LIND RELEASE NEW SINGLE “BIG BAD CORALINE”
NEW ALBUM GIMME MORE TIME TO DEBUT OCTOBER 14th AT THE GARVIN GATE BLUES FESTIVAL
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LOS ANGELES, CA – October 4, 2017 – Blues duo Screamin’ John & T.D. Lind have released their new single “Big Bad Coraline.” The song premiered exclusively on The Vinyl District and is now available to stream on the official Down the Alley Records Soundcloud.
“Everybody really hit it out of the park on this session, and it was great to have the freedom to actually write songs in the studio,” Screamin’ John Hawkins recalled. “We wrote, rehearsed, and recorded ‘Coraline’ in about an hour and a half, and actually played it at a gig that night. Amazing things happen here in Kentucky when you get old friends together with guitars and bourbon!”
“On the second day of recording John decided that four of the songs we planned to record weren’t relative to the existing recordings,” TD Lind explained. “While holding a good pour of Four Roses Bourbon, he hollered to me from across the studio ‘Tim, time to write some songs…ya ready?!’ I replied ‘what riff and key?’ He played me the part, I grabbed a book, sat outside with a cigarette and a glass of bourbon and twenty minutes later ‘Big Bad Coraline’ was born. I’ve always loved the name and years ago I wrote a song about a bad ass woman called Coraline but it was shit, so I took the good parts and mixed it with fresh ideas and this time it’s not shit.”
Screamin’ John Hawkins and T.D. Lind take their game up a notch with their first collaboration in two decades, the new album Gimme More Time. The album was recorded live over three days at La La Land Studios with a roster of friends and former bandmates. The familiarity of the musicians with one another resulted in a hard edged sound that imbues the blues with the raw energy of early Rock N’ Roll.
Lind is originally from England. He relocated to America in 1991 to pursue music. In the late’ 90s, he fronted the Louisville band Edenstreet, which featured Screamin’ John Hawkins and Chuck Mingis on guitars along with bassist Jeff Crane and drummer Paul Culligan. Edenstreet disbanded after its record label, A&M, was sold to Universal Music Group. Lind pursued a solo career while Hawkins, Crane, and Culligan ended up playing in the Predators.
Gimme More Time was originally conceived as a Screamin’ John Hawkins solo album. He recruited Crane, Culligan and harmonica player Joel Pinkerton for the project. Then he got the idea to bring in Lind. “I am generally not a fan of albums by guitar players who don’t sing,” Hawkins confessed. “Tim seemed like a good solution to the problem. There was never any bad blood between any of us. When Edenstreet disbanded, he was on a work visa so he had to go back to England. We always enjoyed playing together.”
Gimme More Time is being released by Down the Alley Records. The record will be available at the 2017 Garvin Gate Blues Festival, October 13-October 14. Lind and Hawkins will debut their new material at the festival on Saturday, October 14 at the 2017 at 5:45 p.m.
Screamin’ John & TD Lind Online:
Official Website: http://screaminjohnandtdlind.com/
Down In The Alley Records: http://www.downinthealleyrecords.com/