Jamie McLean Band have announced the release of four brand new EPs in 2011.
The first EP entitled Time Of My Life is due out today, March 3rd and features the core electric trio – Jamie McLean (vocals, lead guitars), Ben Mars (bass) and Brian Griffin (drums) – pumping out their brand of original roots, rock n' roll, country and swampy soul.
Jamie McLean commented, ""We really wanted to find a way to get our fans more music more often. I wanted to steer clear of a typical album release cycle where we only put out an album every couple of years. We are excited to stretch ourselves musically and I think it's a great way to get the most amount of new music possible to our fans."
In celebration of the release of the first EP, the Jamie McLean Band will play a set on release date (March 3rd) in New York City at a party sponsored by John Varvatos at his iconic store. The band will be hitting the road with more tour dates around the country. Please see below for the Jamie McLean Band's upcoming U.S. itinerary.
Jamie McLean first made crowds take notice as the guitarist for New Orleans' famed Dirty Dozen Brass Band. With them, McLean played sets at Madison Square Garden, Bonnaroo and Japan's Fuji Rock. In 2006, McLean established his own outfit, the Jamie McLean Band and has never looked back since…to date the band has released three full-length albums: 2010's COMPLETELY, 2008'S AMERICAN HEARTACHE and 2006's THIS TIME AROUND. They have toured with the likes of Gregg Allman, Drive By Truckers, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, Blues Traveler, North Mississippi Allstars, Joan Armatrading, Jackie Greene, and Gov't Mule and have appeared at festivals such as Mountain Jam, Gathering of the Vibes, Bele Chere, Sweetwater Festival, Warren Haynes' Christmas Jam and Great Woods Music.
TIME OF MY LIFE track listing:
1. Time Of My Life
2. Girl Is Mine
3. Best I've Ever Known
5. Dear Love
6. Almost Home
Jamie McLean Band tour dates:
3 New York, NY John Varvatos
4 Rehoboth Beach, DE Dogfish Heads Brewing & Eats
5 Herndon, VA Carpool
11 Kennett Square, PA Kennett Flash
25 Burlington, VT Red Square Bar & Grill
9 Sellersville, PA Sellersville, PA
9 Plymouth, NH The Flying Monkey
11 Ridgefield, CT The Ridgefield Playhouse
16 New York, NY BB King's
23 Baltimore, MD Ram's Head Live