Legendary musician George Marinelli joins nine-time Grammy award winning artist Bonnie Raitt for her Slipstream tour which spans the globe. The tour includes 11 dates in the UK during the month of June before the band travels to the European continent for an additional 14 dates. The UK dates include stops in England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. Guitarist George Marinelli, Bonnie Raitt's long-time band-member since 1993, co-wrote one of the songs on Raitt's Grammy-winning Slipstream album. Marinelli is also an accomplished singer, songwriter and solo artist in his own right with three solo albums to his credit.
Marinelli's current album, Believe, has received rave reviews. The project encompasses an exciting blend of musical influences, running the gamut from roots to world to R&B. "I write in as many styles as possible, and my priorities are consistency and producing a genuine sound," explains the longtime artist and sideman.
Marinelli's keen musicianship is on display throughout his current album, Believe. He played every instrument on the recording; contributing vocals, guitar, bass, keys, drums, mandolin, and percussion. From studio work to graphic design, the multi-talented artist handled all aspects of the project. Keeping production to a minimum, he strived for spontaneity and spark, focusing on music over technology, much like his influences The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, and Chuck Berry.
One of the album's finest tracks, "Taller Than Yesterday," could easily summarize Marinelli's musical philosophy. "It is about not taking the easier path, and not accepting repetition as success," he assures. "It is about trying to improve who you are and what you do every day."
UK Tour Dates: June 2013 Sunday, 9 June - Southend Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-On-Sea, ENGTuesday, 11 June - Symphony Hall, Birmingham, ENGThursday, 13 June - Manchester O2 Apollo, Manchester, ENGFriday, 14 June - Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, WALSaturday, 15 June - Isle of Wight Festival, Isle of Wight, ENGWednesday, 19 June - Vicar Street, Dublin, IREFriday, 21 June - Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow, SCTSaturday, 22 June - Liverpool Empire Theatre, Liverpool, ENGMonday, 24 June - Newcastle City Hall, Newcastle Upon Tyne, ENGTuesday, 25 June - Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, ENGThursday, 27 June - Royal Albert Hall, London, ENG