TORONTO, ON – Eagle Rock Entertainment and Conveyor Canada will release a recording of Live At The Horseshoe Tavern from iconic Canadian jazz and blues group The Jeff Healey Band on October 7, 2014. Available on CD and Digital Audio, the 1993, hometown recording from The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto’s historical west end brilliantly captures the power of The Jeff Healey Band live. In addition, it was announced yesterday that Healey will be inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame, a permanent tribute to the artist’s 20 years of accomplishments.
The previously unreleased album features a well-rounded combination of the band’s most-loved hits and staple covers, making this revival of a legend a must-have for dedicated fans. Complemented by two backup singers, Live At Horseshoe Tavern showcases Jeff Healey’s renaissance style, known to bridge multiple genres creating a transcending, unique sound. Feature tracks including “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” “Roadhouse Blues” and “The Thrill Is Gone” will once again bring this Canadian treasure of a band into the spotlight, for audiences old and new. Vivacious favourites such as “Baby’s Lookin’ Hot” and acoustic classics like “That’s What They Say,” “You’re Coming Home,” and “Angel Eyes” contribute to a soulful collection by this masterful musician.
An icon in his own right, Healey’s child-hood battle with cancer left him without sight, possibly enhancing his other senses, contributing to his superb musical skills as singer, guitar and trumpet player. His signature style of playing the lap pedal-steel style guitar flat on his thighs gained him early recognition, leading to his discovery by the legendary Stevie Ray Vaughan. Throughout his career, Healey toured alongside rock legends including ZZ Top, Eric Clapton, The Band, George Harrison and The Allman Brothers Band. As a new group in 1988, the Jeff Healey Band received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Rock Instrumental Performance for their song “Hideaway” off the album See the Light. In 1990, they won a JUNO Award for Canadian Entertainer of the Year. In four short years, they produced 10 charting singles in Canada off their albums Hell to Payand Feel This. In 2002, Healey formed the Jazz Wizards
who he would record with for six years. In 2004, he produced Adventures in Jazz on his own label, Healey-O-Phonic, exploring the genre of 20s’ & 30s’ American Jazz which he loved and heavily integrated into the band’s sound. After his death in 2008, Healey’s last album Mess of Blues won the 8th annual Independent Music Award for Best Blues Album and he was inducted into the Terry Fox Hall of Fame, recognizing outstanding Canadians with physical disabilities.
Live at Horseshoe Tavern: Track Listing
**Track is only available digitally
1. Baby’s Lookin’ Hot
2. The House That Love Built
3. Blue Jean Blues
4. Confidence Man **
5. I Think I Love You Too Much
6. Lost In Your Eyes **
7. Heart Of An Angel
8. That’s What They Say
9. You’re Coming Home
10. Angel Eyes
11. Roadhouse Blues
12. See The Light
13. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
14. The Thrill Is Gone