British Guitarist/Singer/Songwriter Davy Knowles Signs to Provogue
Regarding the signing, Mascot Label Group President North America, Ron Burman who personally signed Davy said, “We’re very excited to be working with Davy, He’s a talented young soulful, blues-rock guitar player whose skills far surpass his age! Davy is a welcome addition to our Provogue roster. “
Knowles added, “I am excited to join the ranks Provogue, a label I’ve admired and been a fan of for a long time, I feel honored to be included in their incredible roster, and am excited to knuckle down on making some great music together in 2020.”
Knowles first burst onto the scene in 2007 with his band ‘Back Door Slam’, garnering rave reviews, national US television appearances (Jimmy Kimmel Live, Good Morning America), extensive triple-A radio airplay, and two top 5 Billboard Blues charting albums. Since then, Knowles has independently released two more studio albums, 2014’s ‘The Outsider’ and 2016’s ‘Three Miles From Avalon’, which also hit the top 5 on the Billboard Blues chart. An EP, ‘1932’, showcasing his talents on acoustic guitar, specifically a 1932 National acoustic guitar, was released in early 2017.
An extensive tour schedule has ensured he has put in more than his ’10,000 hours’ on the road, including appearances with The Who, Jeff Beck, Gov’t Mule, Lynrd Skynrd, Kid Rock, Joe Bonamassa, Sonny Landreth, Peter Frampton, Joe Satriani, and the Sammy Hagar-fronted supergroup ‘Chickenfoot’among many others. “It’s your job to be the worst player in the room, and absorb like a sponge”says Knowles of sharing the stage with his heroes. And it’s not just his heroes he’s played for, in 2010, he became the first musician in history to play live directly to the International Space Station from Mission Control in Houston.
About MLG: Mascot Label Group is a 100% independent record company specialized in guitar-oriented music with a focus on rock, metal and (blues) guitar. The company has offices in New York, London, Paris, Milan, Cologne, Stockholm and Rotterdam (headquarters).
Artists on the Mascot Label Group roster and in the catalogue: Joe Bonamassa, Beth Hart, Black Stone Cherry, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Ynwie Malmsteen, Ayreon, Robert Cray, Shaman’s Harvest, George Benson, Eric Johnson, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Sonny Landreth, Quinn Sullivan, P.O.D., Eric Gales, Crobot, 10 Years, Jake Shimabakuro, Hollis Brown, King Solomon Hicks, DeWolff, Little Hurricane, Gov’t Mule, Paul Gilbert, Jordan Rudess, Kris Barras Band, Albert Cummings, Johnny Lang, Robben Ford, Walter Trout, Teramaze, Meshiaak, Black Label Society, Jan Akkerman, Bootsy Collins, Monster Truck, The Rides, Warren Haynes, Flying Colors, Steve Lukather and Volbeat amongst others.
Tickets – https://davyknowles.com/tour
Thurs 4th Jun – Tunnels, Aberdeen
Fri 5 Jun – The Iron Works, Inverness
Sat 6 Jun – Oran Mor, Glasgow
Sat 29 Aug – Pendle Hippodrome Theatre, Colne
Mon 31 Aug – Isle of Man TT Classic, Douglas, Isle of Man
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