Sunday 5th November at 3.30pm
One of the world’s most unique bluesmen, Wolf Mail returns to Australian venues this September to celebrate the release of his sixth album ‘Above The Influence’.
The Montreal-born, California-raised Blues-rocker has arrived at a blues guitar style all his own, sparked initially by childhood idol Elmore James and polished on thousands of stages in over 20 countries during a nomadic career spanning 27 years. That being said, ‘polished’ is not entirely the best word to describe Wolf Mail’s contribution to the blues. His world-renowned guitar tone gives voice to an entirely honest, earthy and personal approach to phrasing and writing, and this is matched with a gravely, instantly recognisable vocal style, sometimes rough around the edges (and all the better for it).
Wolf Mail has been living right under our noses since relocating to Australia in 2006, yet tends to spend most of his time touring overseas, stopping by to play our shores every couple of years.
Wolf Mail gets his message across on his new album ‘Above The Influence’, particularly due to the album’s stripped back production style, live-tracked feel and sparseness of overdubs and other studio tomfoolery. A truly international effort, the album was recorded in The Netherlands and Australia, mixed in France and mastered in the US, while the album launch tour takes in Russia, Western Europe, Australia and China. ‘Above The Influence’ is available on iTunes and at shows in Australia.
“Way out in front of blues guitarists around the world” Linda Fisher, The Times, UK
“Here is a man who tickled my guitar bone so mightily, it’s never been the same since” Sam Fell, Rhythms Magazine, Australia
Wolf Mail Releases Above The Influence
For a preview of ‘Above The Influence’ - youtube.com/WolfMailmusic1