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"The blues is what I love - the blues is what I live"

Tas Cru Newsletter -
September 2017

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IN THIS ISSUE:
HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT!
What's Been Happening
New Album News
Another Brand New Video!
Upcoming Dates
Order The Music
Book Tas Cru
About 6 weeks ago, Tas got a message from Mike Delaney of Delaney Guitars.
A number of conversations occurred since then and today we are
THRILLED to announce that Tas will be joining the DELANEY GUITAR FAMILY!
Here is the text from the Press Announcement on September 7th

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DELANEY GUITARS ANNOUNCES NEW ENDORSED ARTIST – TAS CRU

BASTROP (AUSTIN), TX: Delaney Guitars is proud to announce its newest endorsed artist, Tas Cru. Based out of upstate New York, Cru performs in a variety of formats ranging from solo acoustic to a 7 peace-backing band. His music is heard regularly on blues radio worldwide, including Sirius/SM’s BB King’s Bluesville. In addition, Cru brings his award-winning Blues Education programs and workshops to numerous schools, hospitals, and community centers.

“Tas is writing and playing some of the best blues around today. He’s a diversified bluesman, a great player, a good showman, and a really nice guy. He’s a great addition to the Delaney Guitars family!” said Mike Delaney, owner of Delaney Guitars.

“I am truly honored to join the Delaney Guitars family of contemporary blues artists that include Mike Zito, Albert Castiglia, Samantha Fish, and others,” said Cru.

Production of Tas Cru’s first Delaney Guitar, a Jagata model, has just begun. According to Mike, Delaney Guitars will be sharing photos as the build progresses on its social media pages.

Tas plans on debuting his new Delaney in Memphis at his annual Rum Boogie International Blues Challenge Jam in January 2018.

About Delaney Guitars: Delaney Guitars was founded by Mike Delaney, a guitarist who has played rock, blues, soul, rhythm & blues, and funk for 40 plus years from Los Angeles to Atlanta and shared the stage with many big names in the industry. Mike began experimenting with the guitar building process in October 1999 out of frustration with inconsistencies in workmanship and quality that he found in the mass-produced guitars available in stores. Using his woodworking background along with his experience as a guitarist, Mike started building his own guitars. Other musicians took notice and started asking Mike to build guitars for them. He hasn't stopped since.

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If you would like more information or would like to schedule an interview with Mike Delaney, please contact Mike at mike@delaneyguitars.com, (512) 774-4760.

If you would like to schedule an interview with Tas Cru, please contact Vinny Marini, Music on the Couch Artist Management, tascru@musiconthecouch.com (609) 731-3034.

WHAT'S BEEN HAPPENING?
August brought many firsts for Tas & The Tortured Souls.
For the first time, they performed in South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska and Colorado.  Their time in these new states was well worth the travel time.  They hope to return that way in 2018.
There were also performances in Connecticut and a return to the Time Out Pub in Maine.  
Tas was also honored to host the Blues Society Of Western New York's IBC Challenge.  He was joined by The Clarksdale Regulators for some fine music.
Finally, they closed the month on stage at Alonzo's Picnic in Maryland.
Thanks to all those who came out to see the band, friends new and old came out in force!
WE DIDN'T GET A LOT OF PHOTOS...BUT PROMISE TO DO BETTER NEXT TIME!

Eleven years ago I met this drummer and fine young man, Mr. Lee Williams when he backed me at the very first pre IBC jam that we then held at Ground Zero in Clarksdale.
Alonzo's Picnic, hosted by the Baltimore Blues Society.
An Oldie But Goodie - And A Contest!!!
Click The Image To View

Check out the guitarist in shorts, just to Tas' right.
Recognize him?

Tas writes: "This young man and I played together for about 4 years when he was a teen.  He was part of a youth band I led at an annual Fathers' Day event  called the
Crossborder BBQ & Blues Fest near Buffalo NY.

He now plays in one of the most sought-after Blues Bands in the world!

The first person to guess correctly wins an autographed copy of Tas' upcoming album!
WHAT'S COMING UP?
ORDER TAS' MUSIC
CLICK THE ALBUM COVER TO ORDER
      
To Book Tas For Your Venue, Festival or Event, Please Contact Douug Tackett at Road Dawg Touring...Click Their logo To Contact Him.
For Information On Blues Education Programs, Please Contact Vinny Marini.  
Click On The Logo To Contact Him.
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