Summer 2014- Greg Izor will be touring Europe this summer. Planned tours in Spain, with King Bee; Italy, with the Max Prandi Vintage Trio; The Canary Islands, with the Canarias Blues Society Band; and Norway, with Blues Express are all in the works. Izor has toured with these bands, playing both festivals and intimate clubs in the past to a great response. ”I’m really looking forward to playing with old friends in new places!” Final dates and schedules will be announced later in the spring.
Greg Izor will be appearing at The Shakespeare Pub in Houston, TX Saturday Jan. 11th. This marks Greg’s first return to the area since his successful debut at the Houston Harmonica Show two years ago. “I’m so happy to be returning to the Gulf Coast,” Izor says,”So much of my musical history is there.” The band will feature tunes from Greg’s new record- Close to Home.
The Shakespeare Pub
14129 Memorial Dr
Houston, TX 77079
Greg Izor’s new album – Close To Home is now available!!! ”One of the top harmonica players and singers on the blues scene today, Izor is changing the way the game is played, swinging through 12 originals that run through deep blues, chromatic dazzlers, bayou rockers, and New Orleans R&B.” The album features the Box Kickers- Willie Pipkin, Mike Keller, Corey Keller, Jason Corbiere, and Ronnie James. Produced by Izor, James, and Mike Keller, the album was recorded live in the studio, with all the musicians together in the same room, playing off of each other.
The album is available on itunes, spotify, and cdbaby.com, and from the “Buy the CD” tab on this website.
Canary Islands with Canary Blues Society Band:
13/06 Mojo Club- Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
14/06 Café El Muellito- Playa El Burrero, Gran Canaria
14/06 Sala NASDAQ- Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
15/06 La Guarida Del Blues- Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
15/06 Hurtado de Mendoza Square- Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
15/06 Private Party -Santa Brigida, Gran Canaria
Madrid with King Bee:
20/06 Sala Bogui Jazz- Madrid, Spain
Italy with Max Prandi Vintage Trio:
21/06 Festa della Musica – Ledro, Italy
22/06 Osteria Santa Cielo – Malcesine, Italy
23/06 Il Chiosco – Padova, Italy
25/06 Bar da Mario – Malcesine, Italy
26/06 Nasty Boys – Treviso, Italy
27/06 Piacenza Blues Festival – Piacenza, Italy
29/06 Vintage Roots Festival – Inzago, Italy
30/06 Castel Sant’angelo – Roma, Italy
Norway with Geir Bertheussen & Blues Express:
05/07 Lofoten Ramsalt & Blaa Blues Club – Leknes, Norway
06/07 Kjøpsvik Blues club at Walters Kro – Kjøpsvik Norway
10/07 Blues InVest – Melbu, Norway
11/07 Nordlaendingen – Harstad, Norway
12/07 Sørreisa Hotel – Sørreisa, Norway
13/07 På Byen Pub – Tromso, Norway
Check the Shows page for updated details.