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Forty Below President Eric Corne Earns Blues Music Award Nomination


The Blues Foundation announced the nominees for the 2020 Blues Music Awards and Forty Below President, Eric Corne earned a Song of the Year nomination for "Time to Get Moving'" off of Sugaray Rayford's Grammy nominated album, "Somebody Save Me" .


Sugaray Rayford Receives 6 Blues Music Award Nominations


Sugaray Rayford, last year’s Soul Blues Male Artist of the Year, is not only attempting to retain that title, he’s also nominated for the B.B. King Entertainer of the Year, Soul Blues Album (for Somebody Save Me), Instrumentalist: Vocals, and with the Sugaray Rayford Band for Band of the Year, while “Time To Get Movin’,” penned by Somebody Save Me’s producer Eric Corne, is competing for Song of the Year.


Sugaray Rayford Earns Grammy Nomination For Best Contemporary Blues Album


Congratulations to Sugaray Rayford and producer/songwriter Eric Corne on the Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Blues Album!


The HawtThorns Release Debut Effort On Forty Below Records


The HawtThorns official debut, Morning Sun, released August 9th on Forty Below Records.

Rooted in the collaborative chemistry of husband and wife duo, KP and Johnny Hawthorn, Morning Sun is an amped-up Americana album with sun-kissed songwriting, fiery electric guitar, and lush vocal harmonies that evoke the California coastline as much as the Bible Belt countryside.

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Rolling Stone: 10 Best Country, Americana Songs to Hear Now


Rolling Stone Country included The HawtThorns, “Shaking” among their '10 Best Country, Americana Songs To Hear Now'

Already a leading light in L.A.’s independent country scene, the HawtThorns swing for the heartland country-rock fences with “Shaking,” whose brightly-strummed guitars and sunny harmonies channel the warmth of the band’s west coast home. 


Sugaray Rayford Talks to The Grammys about winning a Blues Music Award


Sugaray Rayford talks to The Recording Academy about winning the Blues Music Award for 'Soul Blues Artist of the Year', touring and the diversity of the blues genre.


SoulBounce Exclusive: Sugaray Rayford Introduces You To ‘The Revelator’ premiered the new Official Video for Sugaray Rayford's "The Revelator" from his album, "Somebody Save Me".

Watch Sugaray Rayford's "The Revelator" music video in this exclusive SoulBounce world premiere. For more blues, funk and soul where this came from, be sure to add his album Somebody Save Me to your collection.


Classic Rock Magazine Premieres John Mayall's "Evil and Here to Stay" feat. Alex Lifeosn (Rush)


Classic Rock Magazine - Track premiere “Evil and Here to Stay” feat. Alex Lifeson (Rush): "When I was asked to do this particular project I was actually quite thrilled by it. Long being an admirer of the many amazing guitar players that have been a part of the Bluesbreakers and to be considered in that esteemed group I was very, very honoured & it’s been a real pleasure." Alex Lifeson - Rush


UNCUT Premieres John Mayall’s New Track Featuring Todd Rundgren


Veteran blues guitarist John Mayall will release a new album called Nobody Told Me through Forty Below Records on February 22.

Uncut Magazine premiered the latest track from it, a version of Little Milton’s “That’s What Love Will Make You Do” featuring Todd Rundgren.


Abumism Premieres New Sugaray Rayford Song "You and I"


We’re thrilled to present the exclusive world premiere of “You and I” for your listening pleasure. And if there’s any justice in this wacky world of ours, when Somebody Save Me arrives next month, nobody will be able to save Sugaray Rayford from the widespread success that his music so rightfully deserves.

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PopMatters Premieres The Revelator by Sugaray Rayford


"The Revelator" marries the funky soulfulness of classic R&B records while acknowledging contemporary sensibilities. All this while Rayford delivers a vocal performance in which he boasts and brags like a true badass. A badass who, by the way, served in the Marines and cut his musical teeth singing and playing drums in church.


Billboard Premieres New John Mayall feat. Joe Bonamassa


John Mayall has worked with a few notable guitar players during the past six decades -- Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Mick Taylor and Harvey Mandel, just to name a few. And his latest album, Nobody Told Me, finds the British-born blues legend teaming with a few more, including Joe Bonamassa on "What Have I Done Wrong," premiering exclusively here.  - Billboard


Sugaray Rayford to Release Somebody Save Me, March 1, 2019


We are thrilled to announce a Mar. 1 release date for the new album from soul blues singer, Sugaray Rayford.

Somebody Save Me is an ambitious album that slides gracefully between the new blues of Gary Clarke Jr.and Fantastic Negrito and the vintage Daptone vibe of the late Charles Bradley and Sharon Jones, bringing a fresh take to classic sounds.


New John Mayall Features Todd Rundgren, Steven Van Zandt & More!


84-year-old blues guitar legend John Mayall has announced that his new album, Nobody Told Me, will be released by Forty Below Records on February 22.

Special guests in the album include Todd Rundgren, Little Steven Van Zandt of The E Street Band, Alex Lifeson from RushJoe Bonamassa, Larry McCray and Carolyn Wonderland.


LA’s Young Prince of Unabashed Country Gold


The story of a 20-something fleeing Texas for Los Angeles, reckoning with addiction, and  becoming a rising country music star, is, well, the sort of thing that’d make a good country song. And it happens to be the story of Sam Morrow, LA’s young prince of unabashed country gold. - Will Schube


American Songwriter Magazine Premieres New Eric Corne Album


Corne pulls together the sum total of his influences on Happy Songs For The Apocalypse, an album that, true to its title, confronts today’s complex social issues with a critic’s eye, careful optimism, and a fusion of rock, blues, country, and folk. 

To help pull off such an ambitious project, Corne called upon musical friends like guitarist/fiddle player Freddy Koella (k.d. lang), keyboardist Bo Koster (My Morning Jacket), and bassist Joe Karnes (Fitz and the Tantrums), to name a handful.         

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Sam Morrow Concrete and Mud Out Now - A Rolling Stone Editor's Best Album Pick


Sam Morrow's new album came out March 30th and landed in the Rolling Stone Editor's picks for Best New Album to Stream alongside Kasey Musgraves, The Weeknd and The Voidz.

"Morrow pairs his brawny voice and tales of life at the margins with brittle funk grooves and greasy slide guitar licks." - Rolling Stone

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Hear Country Outlaws Sam Morrow, Jaime Wyatt's Raucous New 'Skinny Elvis'


Sam Morrow and Jaime Wyatt know all about hard living, and on their new duet "Skinny Elvis" they invoke one of rock & roll's original hedonists, Elvis Presley, with an assist from steel pedal great Jay Dee Maness (Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, and the Byrds)The go-for-broke boogie, written and produced by Morrow's frequent songwriting partner Eric Corne, appears on Morrow's new album Concrete and Mud. - Rolling Stone



Jaime Wyatt Featured on NPR Weekend Edition


"A new country artist on the scene bares her hardscrabble life of drug problems and jail time in an autobiographical album, Felony Blues. Jaime Wyatt talks with NPR's Don Gonyea."

"Country music is full of performers with tales of hard living, including about time spent behind the bars of a jail cell. Truth be told, such stories are often greatly exaggerated. Though, there are some country legends - names like Merle Haggard or David Allan Coe - who did indeed serve prison sentences. Now comes a singer-songwriter from the Los Angeles country music scene who has some all-too-true stories of her own to tell. Meet Jaime Wyatt."

- NPR's Don Gonyea



Eric Corne Releases First Single For New Record Coming 4/20



"Eric Corne is a very busy man. Besides being an award winning engineer, producer, and songwriter, he’s also a talented artist. Corne’s latest release, Happy Songs For The Apocalypse, has a street date of April 20th, via his own Forty Below Records label....Shades of John Lennon, Tom Waits, Robbie Robertson, Tom Petty and others appear, all in the most remarkable ways." - American Blues Scene


Happy Songs for the Apocalypse by Eric Corne is now available for pre-order.


Order the album on CD from Forty Below Records here

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Order the single or album on iTunes here


Blues Legend John Mayall Set to Release New Live Album "Three for the Road" on Feb. 23



Three for the Road, the new album from iconic musician and Blues Hall of Fame member John Mayall, features cuts drawn from two exuberant concerts recorded live in Germany in 2017. The title is a nod to the trio format featured on Mayall’s 2017 world tour, which includes long time bassist Greg Rzab and drummer Jay Davenport. The new record, produced by Eric Corne and John Mayall and mixed by Corne will be released on February 23rd.

Three for the Road by John Mayall is now available for pre-order.


Order the album on CD from Forty Below Records here

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Rolling Stone: 10 New Country Artists You Need to Know



Sounds like: California classic rock like Little Feat mixed with Texas honkytonk for a new breed of SoCal melting pot country 

For fans of: Margo Price, Sturgill Simpson's "Brace For Impact," Band of Heathens 

Why You Should Pay Attention: Though LA's country scene isn’t packed to the gills, it does boast a small but talented group of new artists making good on the state's Bakersfield history. Alongside Sam Outlaw, Jade Jackson and Jaime Wyatt, Houston-born Sam Morrow started putting out bluesy, boot-stompingly traditional records a few years back.


Concrete and Mud by Sam Morrow is now available for pre-order

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See Country Rebel Jaime Wyatt's Gritty Ride to California in 'Wasco'


Rolling Stone Country premiered Jaime Wyatt's new video for "Wasco".

"Songs about doing time are nothing new in country music, but Jaime Wyatt is one of the few who's sung about it from experience. Now the song "Wasco" from her debut LP Felony Blues brings to life a prison romance with a freewheeling new music video.." -



Bill Carter to Release Solo Acoustic Record October 6



For his tenth release, renowned songwriter Bill Carter performs his best known songs, as done by Stevie Ray Vaughan, Waylon Jennings, Robert Palmer and more. “I love to get in the studio and record and arrange music with great players,” Carter says. “But I also firmly believe that a song should stand on its own merits, stripped down and performed with only the tools used to create it in the first place.” 

 Bill Carter by Bill Carter is now available for pre-order.


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Jaime Wyatt's 'Felony Blues' Available NOW



Jaime Wyatt's Felony Blues is OUT NOW!


Order the album on CD from Forty Below Records here

Order the CD or download the album from Amazon here

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"Vintage California country that's equal parts humor and humility, with a few middle fingers thrown in for good measure" - Rolling Stone


Rolling Stone Country Premieres new Jaime Wyatt Video



Rolling Stone Country Artist You Need to Know sings in front of a monument of defiance in "Giving Back the Best of Me".

Up-and-comer Jaime Wyatt has gotten a lot of attention for both her music –a seamless blend of early California country and modern outlaw sensibilities – and for her unusual origin story: Her new album Felony Blues got its title from an actual stint in prison.


John Mayall 'Talk About That' Released Worldwide Today


John Mayall's Talk About That, featuring Joe Walsh is out now on CD, LP, and digital formats. 

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"A master class in contemporary blues, topped off with a helping of Mayall’s trademark lyrical wit." - People Magazine



Jaime Wyatt a Need-to-Know Country Artist Says Rolling Stone


As she prepares to release her Forty Below Records debut, Felony Blues on February 24, Jaime Wyatt continues to be named to a number of influential lists for 2017.  Among the latest is Rolling Stone's "10 New Country Artists You Need to Know".


"Vintage California country that's equal parts humor and humility, with a few middle fingers thrown in for good measure". Sounds about right, Rolling Stone.



The Bluegrass Situation Names Jaime Wyatt to Class of 2017


Check out The Bluegrass Situations's Class of 2017 for an excellent preview of the most anticipated roots records dropping this year from everyone from Bruce Springsteen, to Ryan Adams, to our own Jaime Wyatt. Jaime also gives a rundown of her favorite touring essentials which you can read about HERE via The Bluegrass Situation. Raves about John Mayall's 'Talk About That'


Andy Snipper at Music News has some great things to say about John Mayall's Talk About That!

"The songs on this album are powerful, evocative and steeped in the many forms of Blues that Mayall has been a part of. a starter for 2017 it is brilliant."

More album details HERE



Jaime Wyatt's 'Felony Blues' Named One of the Most Anticipated Albums of 2017


Saving Country Music has named Jaime Wyatt's Felony Blues one of the most anticipated albums of 2017, alongside releases from Nikki Lane, Son Volt, and Rhiannon GiddensFelony Blues will be available Feb 24!

Pre order HERE



Introducing #TALKABOUTMAYALL: Order a Signed Album, Join the Discussion, and WIN!


The new record from John Mayall, Talk About That features guest artist, JoeWalsh and will be available January 27,2 2017.  But, in the mean time, we have some exciting news! MORE INFO HERE


Bill Carter's Video for "Black Lion" Wins Big


Huge congrats to Bill Carter, whose video for his song, "Black Lion" won Best Music Video at the Big As Texas Short Film Festival! You can check out the video HERE.

"Black Lion" appears on Bill's latest record, Innocent Victims and Evil Companions, AVAILABLE HERE in the FBR Store.


Forty Below Welcomes Jaime Wyatt


A striking figure with an old soul, and a voice like a force of nature, its Wyatt’s “Punk Rock Attitude” that sets her apart. Regardless of genre, Wyatt is a dynamic performer, who sails naturally between vintage 60s and 70s country/rock ’n’ soul anthems and heartfelt country ballads of love and corruption. Country radio station 95.3 The Bear recently named her alongside Sturgill Simpson and Margo Price as “one of the country artists you may not have heard of, but need to hear.”


Felony Blues will be released on CD and digitally on February 24, 2017. Pre-order the album on iTunes and receive an instant download of the song "Wishing Well" here.


Watch John Mayall - The Making of "Talk About That" Featuring Joe Walsh!



John Mayall Says Joe Walsh Contributed "Great Blues Work" to Next Album; Mayall Launches New US Tour


A British blues pioneer John Mayall has worked with many well-known guitarists during his long career, and you can add one more name to that list -- Joe Walsh. The longtime Eagles member makes a guest appearance on Mayall's upcoming studio album, Talk About That, which he plans to release early next year.


Sam Morrow on Tour and at AmericanaFest


Catch Sam Morrow on his East Coast Tour and at AmericanaFest in Nashville, including at The Bluegrass Situation event Hangin' and Sangin' streaming live on Facebook.


Forty Below Artists John Mayall & Bill Carter on the Road


Two great Forty Below artists on the road together. Acclaimed songwriter and Austin Music Hall of Famer Bill Carter is on tour supporting his latest record "Innocent Victims & Evil Companions" and Blues Music Hall of Famer John Mayall has 3 months worth of US tour dates in support of his latest "Find a Way to Care".


KaiL Baxley On Tour


KaiL Baxley on tour opening for Marlon WIlliams, Michael Kiwanika, KT Tunstall, Reeve Carney and pictured here in prime time at the Edmonton Folk Festival.


Announcing: Vinyl Release Of The Bluesbreakers "Live In 1967 Volume 2"


Available in North America and Europe, Friday, July 8.

From the Rolling Stone Magazine Feature...."Live in 1967 – Volume Two (Forty Below) is a welcome second helping.

In July 1967, the young British blues guitarist Peter Green left a good job and rising profile as Eric Clapton's replacement in John Mayall's Bluesbreakers to start his own band. Fleetwood Mac. Mayall responded as he did after Clapton split to start Cream, hiring British guitar's Next Big Thing, teenager and future Rolling Stone Mick Taylor." David Fricke


Walter Trout's Battle Scars wins 2 at The Blues Music Awards


Congrats to our good friend Walter Trout, the band and producer, Forty Below's own Eric Corne, for winning 2016 Blues Music Awards in two categories: Rock blues album and best song of the year. Walter was on the road, and his wife and manager Marie, Eric Corne, and son, Dylan picked up the award at the Blues Music Awards in Memphis, TN.


John Mayall Inducted Into The Blues Hall of Fame!


Last night, John Mayall was inducted into the Blues Hall of FameMayall tells ABC Radio that it's "pretty exciting," adding, with a laugh, "It's about time."


We couldn't agree more!


Offer for Friends of Forty Below



For a limited time, we're giving away 2 songs from Live in 1967, the never-before-heard live recordings of John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, featuring Peter GreenMick Fleetwood, and John McVie just before the formation of Fleetwood Mac.


'Live in 1967 - Volume II' is due out May 6. 


"Sunken treasure doesn't get much better" - Classic Rock Magazine



Another Haul of Priceless Treasure From a Classic Bluesbreakers Lineup!


Last year's release of Live In 1967 generated an overwhelmingly positive response and now, as promised, we are issuing a second volume of never before heard live recordings from 1967, featuring the historic lineup of John Mayall, Peter Green, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie.

Volume II is due out May 6, but you can pre-order it now on Amazon to add it to your CD, mp3, or vinyl collection as soon as it's available!

Praise for Live In 1967 - Volume I

"Sunken treasure doesn't get much better" - Classic Rock Magazine

"An immersion into musical history" - Reuters


KaiL Baxley Wraps Up Sold Out Run at LA's School Night


After a pair of sold out shows in New York supporting Michael Kiwanuka and a sold out slot for Communion's Residency at Rockwood Music Hall, KaiL came back to LA Monday night to open for KT Tunstall at the city's venerated School Night, hosted by KCRW's Chris Douridas.


KaiL Baxley's Songs In Some Great TV Shows


Episode 3 of The Path, the new series on Hulu starring Aaron Paul, featured the song, "Light That Never Dies"

We're thrilled that two TV shows have recently featured music from KaiL.  The ABC hit show, Nashville featured the song, "Don't Matter To Me" in Episode 7 of Season 4.


Forty Below Founder, Eric Corne Talks Solo Record and Working with John Mayall and Walter Trout


Check out Eric's interview with The Blues Magazine.

"Forty Below man takes the centre stage with John Mayall and Walter Trout's endorsement."

Pick up your copy of Kid Dynamite & The Common Man in the Forty Below Records Store!


Watch Bill Carter's Video for "BLACK LION"



Today, Glide Magazine premiered Bill Carter's darkly menacing video for “Black Lion”, a song from his Forty Below debut Innocent Victims and Evil Companionsout Feb 26.

"a righteous composition with a classic crawling Tom Petty/John Hiatt vibe atop a refined finish mixed with raunchy blues that is pure Bill Carter. “Black Lion” is a dark mystery, a psychotic dream, or maybe drug induced hallucination,” says Carter. “It is an uncontrolled trip somewhere between reality and insanity.


John Mayall Voted Into the Blues Hall of Fame


It is with great pride that we announce John Mayall's induction into the Blues Hall of Fame! For over 50 years, John Mayall has served as a pioneer of blues music, rightly earning him the title, “The Godfather of British Blues.” The induction ceremony will be held Wednesday, May 4, at the Sheraton Memphis Downtown in Memphis, Tennessee.


Sam Morrow Featured in Music Connection


"Rich with rollicking roadhouse vitality crosscut with a confessional jolt of unadulterated honesty....Good things are on the horizon for Sam Morrow" - Music Connection



John Mayall's 'Find a Way to Care' Available on Vinyl Feb 26


John Mayall's Find A Way To Care, produced by John and Eric Corne, will be available on vinyl February 26.  Pre-order now to reserve your copy!

Now you can add to your collection the album Living Blues Magazine calls "Earphone candy for the Mayall aficionado and a top of the playlist album for blues fans in general".




Sam Morrow Used to Hate Country Music — Now He's One of it's Most Intriguing Voices


"Morrow’s excellent album, There Is No Map, lands closer to the alternative country and outlaw Americana of Steve Earle and Uncle Tupelo. artfully blending pedal steel and Southern-fried keys with psychedelic rock, gospel and classic rock." - LA Weekly



Pop Matters Premieres New Bill Carter song "Recipe For Disaster"


 "Austin-based singer-songwriter Bill Carter has a long history as a composer in the music industry,  having penned popular songs by the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double  Trouble, John Mayall, and Robert PalmerAnd it just so happens you can hear the new track “Recipe For Disaster” below, which with its  Warren Zevon-style narrative and wit, is an acerbic powerhouse." -  Pop Matters




KaiL Baxley's 'A Light That Never Dies' Now Available on Vinyl


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Don't miss your chance to purchase the limited edition vinyl + download of KaiL Baxley's new album ‪‎A Light That Never Dies‬"11 riveting songs that herald Baxley as a major talent. Most of this is like nothing we've heard before." - American Songwriter


Eric Corne's 'Kid Dynamite & The Common Man' To Be Released in Europe



Already available in the US and Canada, Kid Dynamite gets a European release on October 16.

“Steeped in Americana, New Wave and the blues, Kid Dynamite & The Common Man is a stunning musical polemic that uses a light touch to make heavy points” – STEREO EMBERS

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Special Edition Double LP: Bluesbreakers 'Live In 1967' NOW AVAILABLE!


We are thrilled to announce this special edition double LP of John Mayall's Bluesbreakers Live In 1967 (Never Before Heard Live Performances) from John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, featuring the original members of Fleetwood Mac - Peter Green, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood

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AVAILABLE NOW! Sam Morrow: There Is No Map...WATCH The Album Trailer


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"Without doubt, Morrow’s freewheeling, experimental attitude, his self-assuredness mixed with self-awareness and his ability to bring people together in a creative environment makes him one of the exciting new fixtures in modern Americana." -Elmore Magazine



The Bluegrass Situation Will Be Streaming Sam Morrow's Upcoming Release All Week


Stream the album here

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“[Morrow] offers ready comparisons to the inspiring melancholia of Springsteen’s Nebraska, Steve Earle’s Train a Coming and Jason Isbell's more recent Southeastern…a singular presence, an artist who can turn a slow moan into a song that’s truly compelling…clearly positioned to make a lingering impression – NO DEPRESSION 


John Mayall "Find a Way to Care" AVAILABLE NOW ON CD/LP/DOWNLOAD


We're thrilled to announce the release of "Find a Way to Care", the new full length studio album from John Mayall, available now on CD, LP and digital.  

Buy at: iTunes 

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The Blues Magazine: 10/10 For John Mayall's Bluesbreakers "Live In 1967"


 Featuring the original members of Fleetwood Mac, months before forming..."Live In 1967 could not be more like buried treasure if had it been found in an old wooden sea =chest beneath the floor of The Marquee Club" - The Blues Magazine

See the print edition of the Blues Magazine for the 6 page feature interview with John Mayall, Eric CorneTom Huissen, Mick Fleetwood and more!



Music Connection: KaiL Baxley Profile


"With the release of his full-length A Light That Never Dies, the future is auspicious. Masterfully co-produced by Eric Corne, the new song series reveals a rich oeuvre both archaic and modern. Against urban inflected grooves, scratchy guitars, wailing harmonicas, Southern-fried horn sections, soulful choruses––and on “Better Days” what sounds like an electric bullfrog––Baxley’s songs illuminate a vivid tapestry entwined with deeply affecting narratives." - Music Connection



American Songwriter Reviews KaiL Baxley


“It has been so long since soul music has pushed boundaries. Baxley gracefully and effortlessly combines gospel, blues, pop, tinges of harder rock and even classical themes with immediately distinctive vocals. The result is a riveting 11 songs that herald Baxley as a major talent." -American Songwriter



The Huffington Post: Speaking With Your New Favorite Artist -- KaiL Baxley


"He is a musical nomad that tells his tales in his music and his tales are some of the most fascinating you will hear. I got a chance to experience them first hand in our interview with Baxley where he discussed his upbringing, new record, his grandfather, and that time he danced in front of The Godfather of Soul - James Brown." - The Huffington Post



Now Available - KaiL Baxley, 'A Light That Never Dies'


KaiL Baxley's 2nd album, A Light That Never Dies out now.

ORDER your copy! 



Diffuser Premieres KaiL Baxley's Video for "Mirrors of Paradise"


"On June 2, KaiL Baxley will celebrate the North American release of his sophomore LP, A Light That Never Dies, via Forty Below Records. The album is laced with rich, beautiful and haunting arrangements, all working together to showcase Baxley’s undeniable authenticity. Today (April 9), Diffuser is thrilled to partner with the South Carolina native to premiere his music video for the ethereal “Mirrors of Paradise”"





Sam Morrow To Perform at SXSW


For those heading to Austin next week for South By Southwest, don't miss Sam Morrow at any of these 7 venues, including his official showcase on March 21 at Stephen F's Bar and the Bandit Town Festival March 17.


Now Available! Bonson Berner: Reflection


REFLECTION' Continues Critically Acclaimed Post-Punk Revival Laid Forth On Debut Album PASSPORT

Bonson Berner’s electro-charged rock bridges the gap between indie-rockers like The National and another well-known band with Argentine bloodlines, Diego Garcia’s Elefant.” Buzzbands LA



Announcing The Release Of John Mayall's Bluesbreakers 'Live In 1967'


We are thrilled to announce the release of John Mayall's Bluesbreakers Live In 1967, featuring never before heard live performances from John Mayall and the original members of Fleetwood Mac - Peter Green, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood.  The album is available now for Pre Order in the U.K, with a U.S. pre order coming March 23! 

Pre Order Now:  Amazon U.K.  iTunes U.S.


Twangville Premieres Sam Morrow's Live In The Studio Video For '14'


Morrow has been spending time in the studio working on a new album which will be released later this year. He paused long enough to share this special live performance of “14,” a track from last year’s Ephemeral




The Alternate Roots Interviews FBR Label Chief Eric Corne


Eric Corne is a Canadian producer, engineer and singer-songwriter. In 2004, he relocated his family to Los Angeles to work for widely respected producer, engineer and bassist Dusty Wakeman (Lucinda Williams, Dwight Yoakam at Mad Dog Studios. Working at Mad Dog, Eric engineered sessions for the likes of Glen Campbell, Lucinda Williams, Nancy Wilson (Heart),  DeVotchKa, Walter Trout and Michelle Shocked.




Download Free on Forty Below Records & Friends Vol. I


Forty Below Records & Friends, Volume I features tracks from blues legends John Mayall and Walter Trout, Americana veterans Tim Easton and Anne McCue, emerging artists KaiL BaxleySam Morrow and Bonson Berner, and other friends and frequent collaborators of Forty Below founder Eric Corne, including Joanna Wang. A star in her native Taiwan, this adventurous songwriter pushes the boundaries with an American supergroup as her backing band.

Available 1.22.15 exclusively at


Blues Foundation Nominates Walter Trout's The Blues Came Callin'


Congrats to FBR producer Eric Corne and blues legend Walter Trout, nominated for Rock Blues Album of the Year by The Blues Foundation for the album The Blues Came Callin'.


The Best Blues Rock Albums of 2014 has selected John Mayall's A Special Life as one of the Top 10 Blues Rock Albums of the Year for 2014. Also nominated was Walter Trout's, The Blues Came Callin'. Both albums were co-produced and engineered by Forty Below Record's Eric Corne.


The Grammy Museum Presents "An Evening With John Mayall"





Glowing John Mayall Live Review From All About Jazz


 At 81 years old, the British bluesman plays with a fire and enthusiasm that musicians half his age only wish they could muster. His live performances are legendary. On a warm Friday evening in mid-September in the tiny Long Island town of Bay Shore, Mayall's performance was exactly as billed: intense, dynamic and flawless. In short, legendary.


FBR Artists Tour Eastern US This September


Sam Morrow  will be hitting the road, playing with John Mayall, Emily Hackett and taping some live "in-studio" performances for The Alternate Route and The Blue Plate Special.

All of John's and Sam's tour dates can be viewed here along with links to purchase tickets.


Sam Morrow on NPR's World Cafe: Next


The esteemed David Dye features emerging Forty Below Records artist, Sam Morrow for World Cafe:Next on NPR

Listen as David spins tunes from Sam's recent debut, Ephemeral and talks about what he sees in this exciting young troubadour.


Blurt Magazine Reviews John Mayall's 'A Special Life': "A Damn Good, Vibrant Album"


"On A Special Life (Forty Below Records) John Mayall proves that he is still a vital musical force...“Just A Memory” is a slow and smoky piano blues that might be one of the best blues songs written by anybody in recent years."


No Depression Reviews Sam Morrow's New Release


Sam Morrow has crafted a sterling debut LP that offers ready comparisons to the inspiring melancholia of Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska, Steve Earle’s Train a Coming and Jason Isbell's more recent Southeastern,"


Performer Magazine Premieres New Video for "War" by Sam Morrow


Performer is excited to premiere the new video for “War” by the incredibly talented Sam Morrow.



John Mayall's 'A Special Life' Debuts At #3 On The Billboards Blues Chart!


The Billboard Blues Chart is in and we are happy to report that John  Mayall's A Special Life has debuted in the # 3 spot!


American Blues Scene Raves About John Mayall's 'A Special Life'!


Mayall is at the top of his game here, and the band comes together nicely, serving up some of the finest fare we’ve heard in a while. This music draws listeners in, and engages them on so many levels! The more we listened to A Special Life, the more we wanted to hear it. Superbly crafted and performed, it is at once earthy, elegant, and soul stirring. Listeners will wear this album out. - American Blues Scene


The Music Enthusiast: "This Is A Starting Point of What Should One Day Be a Legacy Career!"


"The true troubadour musicians seem to be a gradually dying breed these days. If you look hard enough, you can find some truly exceptional ones, though, and one of those would have to be Sam Morrow.

The 23-year-old singer/songwriters' debut album, “Ephemeral”, was recently released on Forty Below Records, and moments into starting the listening experience you find it hard to believe Morrow isn’t two or three times his age, due to the depth and honesty that’s conveyed in his songs." - The Music Enthusisast


John Mayall's 'A Special Life' Out Today!


Blues legend, John Mayall's  new album, A Special Life is out today in North America and May 19th in The UK/Europe on Forty Below Records

"I’d easily put this one among Mayall’s best efforts – and that includes Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton, A Hard Road, and Blues From Laurel Canyon – so run, don’t walk, to your record store come release day for a copy of A Special Life!" - Reverend Keith A. Gordon -


Billboard Exclusive Song Premiere: John Mayall "Why Did You Go Last Night"


Mayall recorded A Special Life, his first release for Forty Below Records, during a three-day session with his band, special guest CJ Chenier and co-producer/engineer Eric Corne during November at Entourage Studios in North Hollywood

Here is Billboard's exclusive premiere of the first single, "Why Did You Go Last Night".



LA Music Blog Premiere: Sam Morrow – "14" Off His Debut 'Ephemeral' Out April 29th


LA Music Blog premiere Sam Morrow's song "14" of his debut album, Ephemeral, out April 29th in the US and June 23 in Europe. 

As Sam tells LA Music Blog, "“My producer and co-writer, Eric Corne, kept challenging me to write a song that detailed my turbulent past. This ended up being that song. I wanted to offset the somewhat dark topic of the lyrics with a more upbeat, bright melody. I think that dichotomy turned out really cool.” 


Forty Below Records Signs the Legendary Godfather of British Blues John Mayall


Blues icon, John Mayall recently completed his new album, A Special Life, engineered/co-produced by Forty Below founder Eric Corne. The album will be released on FBR on May 13th, 2014. John and his band will be touring extensively all over the world to support the release." - Nashville Music News


KaiL Baxley Nominated For NPR Album Of The Year


NPR has been a great supporter of KaiL Baxley's record, Heatstroke/The Wind and the War: Nominating it for NPR Album of the Year, featuring him on World Cafe with David Dye and All Songs Considered with  Bob Boilen. 


World Cafe's David Dye Hosts KaiL Baxley For An Interview And Performance


Listen to KaiL Baxley's poignant interview and performance live in the studio with host David Dye on NPR's World Cafe. 




Bonson Berner’s electro-charged rock bridges the gap between indie-rockers like The National and another well-known band with Argentine bloodlines, Diego Garcia’s Elefant. The first single “Running Days” is as urgent as it is concise. 


Watch Bonson Berner's Official Video for "Running Days"



WXPN - My Morning Download


"One of our favorite new recent discoveries is Los Angeles based singer-songwriter KaiL Baxley. On March 19th Baxley will release Heatstroke/The Wind and The War. Baxley grew up in South Carolina where he got to know James Brown and was an amateur boxer. He got bit by the music bug when he was a senior in high school, honing his craft and recording his double EP debut. Baxley was recently chosen by World Cafe host David Dye for World Cafe: Next emerging artist series that you can listen to here. Below, download “Don’t Matter To Me.” - Bruce Warren (WXPN)


NPR MUSIC: Essential and Emerging Artists


This installment of World Cafe: Next features two captivating singles — "Don't Matter to Me" and "Heatstroke" — as well as a link to download "Say Goodbye to the Night."


American Songwriter Premieres "Legend of The Western Hills" by KaiL Baxley


 "Released today, the album Heatstroke/The Wind and the War — technically a double-EP — showcases the two sides of Baxley’s songwriting. One disc focuses on haunting folk songs, while the other is steeped in grooves and guitars, shining a light on his rowdier tendencies. “Legend of the Western Hills,” a swirling ballad filled with strings, vibrato and waltzing percussion, is one of the highlights from the folk disc."