Sugar Ray & the Bluetones kicked off their latest tour early last month, promoting the release of their upcoming album Living Tear to Tear, due out August 19. Celebrating their 35th year, the Bluetones boast a remarkable resume, including performances with Big Walter Horton, Joe Turner Jimmy Rogers and more, along with their five Blues Music Awards nominations for 2011’s Evening. Fronted by Grammy nominee Sugar Ray Norcia on vocals and harmonica, the Bluetones also include guitarist Monster Mike Welch, bassist Mudcat Ward, pianist Anthony Geraci and drummer Neil Gouvin.
Living Tear to Tear‘s “Here We Go,” a classic hard-driving blues number, finds Norcia right in his element. His voice is soulfully engaging, in sync with Welch’s guitar and his own masterful harmonica playing. Listen to “Here We Go” below, exclusively through Elmore.
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