Episode 15 Features Performances from Jools Holland, AJ Ghent and Jimmie Vaughan!
Turn up for Recovery is a charitable movement raising awareness of abstinence-based recovery, tackling the stigma of addiction and helping make treatment affordable to people struggling with alcohol and drug addiction. The idea for Turn up for Recovery (TUFR) came to founder, Melia Clapton, while walking her dog. She wanted to tackle the stigma around addiction and alcoholism and raise awareness about the power of abstinence based recovery. It’s a topic very close to her heart, having supported family members throughout their recovery. Her vision is for an inclusive community of artists, music lovers and those affected by addiction coming together to have a good time, talk about recovery and raise money for others to get the help that they need. Melia Clapton announced the movement during Eric Clapton’s 2019 Crossroads Guitar Festival.
The Turn Up From Home concert series was launched by TUFR in response to the Coronavirus Pandemic. New episodes of Turn Up From Home are posted at www.youtube.com/turnupforrecovery. Previous episodes are also archived on the channel for later viewing.
On October 17 at PDT 11:00am, EDT 2:00pm and BST 7:00pm, Episode 15 of the concert series will debut on TUFR's YouTube Channel. The episode features performances from Jools Holland, AJ Ghent and Jimmie Vaughan. Joining Jimmie are Jason Corbiere (Drums), Mike Flanigin (Hammond B3 Organ) and Sue Foley (Rhythm Guitar).
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ABOUT THE PARTICIPATING MUSICIANS:
JOOLS HOLLAND: Jools Holland is a composer, pianist, bandleader and broadcaster. By the age of 8, he had picked up the basics of boogie woogie and blues piano from an uncle. By his mid-teens he was playing in the pubs and clubs in the East End and South London. In 1974 - at age 16 - he was a founding member of Squeeze, in which he remained until 1981. He began his solo career in 1978 and later branched out into television broadcasting with music show, The Tube. He returned to Squeeze from 1985-1990. In 1987, he formed the Jools Holland Big Band which became the 18-piece Jools Holland Rhythm & Blues Orchestra. Since 1992, he has hosted short series of the music show Later ... with Jools Holland and Jools Holland's Hootenanny, which airs annually on New Year's Eve, on BBC Two. He also presents a weekly show on BBC Radio 2. Over his lengthy career, Jools has played on sessions for a wide variety of artists including Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Sting, B.B. King, Luther Vandross, Fine Young Cannibals and others. Learn more about Jools at joolsholland.com
AJ GHENT: is a third-generation singer-songwriter, record producer and lap and pedal steel guitar player. He was born into a legacy of famous lap steel guitar players including his great uncle Willie Eason, grandfather Henry Nelson, and father Aubrey Ghent Sr. His grandfather was the founder of the "Sacred Steel" rhythmic style played by many steel guitarists today including Robert Randolph, The Lee Boys, and The Campbell Brothers. Mentored by the legendary Colonel Bruce Hampton, AJ was invited to play in Hampton’s band, Pharaoh's Kitchen, which he did for about a year. His debut studio album, The Neo Blues Project, debuted No. 7 on the Blues Billboard Charts when released in 2018. His most recent album is Let the Guitar Sing (Live at American Sushi) released last year. He's opened for Zac Brown and performed with The Allman Brothers Band, Derek Trucks, Robert Cray, and Gov’t Mule. Learn more about AJ at ajghent.com
JIMMIE VAUGHAN: Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Jimmie began playing guitar as a child. Influenced by the "Three Kings" - Freddie King, B.B. King, and Albert King - Jimmie developed a tough, lean sound that became one of the most recognizable sounds of '70s and '80s blues and blues-rock. He founded and co-led the Fabulous Thunderbirds with vocalist Kim Wilson in 1975. While still with the T-birds, he recorded Family Style (1990) with younger brother, Stevie Ray Vaughan. Jimmie launched his solo career in 1994 with the Nile Rodgers-produced Strange Pleasure. His 2001 disc, Do You Get The Blues?, won the Grammy for best Traditional Blues Album. Jimmie tours and records regularly. His most recent disc, Baby, Please Come Home came out in 2019. He has appeared at all of Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festivals. Learn more about Jimmie at jimmievaughan.com
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