BillyLee Janey Iowa Blues Hall of Fame induction Oct 13th

Iowa Blues Hall of FameOctober 13th will be a great evening of celebrating the history of the blues in Iowa, preserving the blues in America. At 7pm the downtown Des Moines, Iowa Marriott is hosting the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame induction ceremony followed by a Raise the Roof fundraiser for the Blues Hall of Fame to be built in Memphis, TN.

Founded in 1999, the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame mission is to recognize and honor the Iowa Blues heritage. This year one of the inductees includes Rockadrome label recording artist Billylee Janey. BillyLee is well known among label followers, record collectors and guitar players for heading up the classic 70s hard rock group, Truth and Janey. The Vintage arm of the label has reissued Truth and Janey’s collector favorite 1976 debut album on both CD and LP as well has classic concert recordings from the era. Janey has also released four top shelf classic rock and blues solo albums on the Rockadrome label, the latest being last year’s “No Saints Ringin’ the Bells”.

You can find more information about the fundraiser, other performing artists and further event information here: http://cibs.org/2012/09/iowa-blues-hall-of-fame-raises-the-roof-for-memphis/

Billylee Janey – No Saints Ringin’ the Bells CD (ROCK037-2)

Billylee Janey No Saints CDBillylee Janey – No Saints Ringin’ the Bells CD. Latest 2011 classic rock and blues guitar release from legendary Iowa Rock Hall of Fame guitarist who has been bending strings since the late 60s and released his first single in the early 70s with his hard rock band, Truth and Janey. Billylee stretches out here with a wonderful collection of 17 tracks including several extended jams and an enduring variety of songs that even further showcase his tremendous talent and style. This is his fourth solo release for the Rockadrome label and another strong album that anyone and everyone who digs classic rock guitar and blues should be checking out.  [Read more…]

Billylee Janey new album audio sneak peek!

Billylee JaneyLegendary Iowa Rock Hall of Fame guitarist Billylee Janey has been bending strings since the late 60s and released his first single in the early 70s with his hard rock band, Truth and Janey. Since, he’s released over 15 albums and had guest appearances on many more, been elected to the Iowa Rock Hall of Fame, received a Grammy entry mention, appeared on stage with Buddy Guy and Little Ed, was featured in Bo Diddley’s backing band for shows in 2000 and appeared at BB Kings in Memphis, Buddy Guy’s Legends during Chicago blues fest and the Mississippi Valley Blues Fest along with over 600 major shows in the USA and Canada. His recordings with 70s rock band Truth and Janey have been re-released to great acclaim on compact disc and vinyl by the Rockadrome label, been featured in several books on 70s hard rock and have achieved cult status and are one of the label’s best selling Artists. Billylee continues to write and release new material in the blues and classic rock genres, teach guitar and play gigs almost non-stop. Up next for Billylee is his fourth release for the Rockadrome label, “No Saints Ringin’ the Bells”, which will hit the streets in the late Spring of 2011.

Here’s an audio sneak peek at some tracks from the upcoming album! (60 sec clips – www quality)

Billylee Janey – Eagle Fly (from the forthcoming No Saints Ringin’ the Bells CD)

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Billylee Janey – Man and a Horse Dark Night (from the forthcoming No Saints Ringin’ the Bells CD)

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Billylee Janey – Lord of Strings (from the forthcoming No Saints Ringin’ the Bells CD)

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Billylee Janey – Gypsy Blood (from the forthcoming No Saints Ringin’ the Bells CD)

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Billylee Janey – Killin the Blues (from the forthcoming No Saints Ringin’ the Bells CD)

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Billylee Janey – Sweet Seventeen (from the forthcoming No Saints Ringin’ the Bells CD)

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Billylee Janey – Gimme Some Lightnin’ CD (ROCK029-2)

 

Billylee Janey - Gimme Some Lightnin CD

Billylee Janey – Gimme Some Lightnin’ CD. Iowa’s legendary rock guitarist is back again! This time around, it’s a full throttle non-stop barrage of down and dirty smoldering heavy blues rock guitar licks that just keep coming at you from start to finish. It’s almost like one long heavy guitar jam session where Janey just cuts loose at will. Janey’s mean and nasty tone and signature axe-slingin style are totally electrifying here. [Read more…]

Billylee Janey – What’s Your Trick CD (ROCK022-2)

Billylee Janey - What's Your Trick CDBillylee Janey – What’s Your Trick CD. Ex-Truth and Janey guitarist returns, hot on the heels of his superb “Soul Driver” album, with another classic hard rock and funky blues album filled with tough ballsy guitar licks, super powerhouse drumming and hook filled songs! The opening track is the heaviest thing heard from Janey since his “No Rest for the Wicked” days! [Read more…]

Billylee Janey – Soul Driver CD (ROCK004-2)

Billylee Janey - Soul Driver CDBillyLee Janey – Soul Driver CD. The legendary Truth and Janey and Iowa Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame  guitarist, BillyLee Janey, is back with his latest smokin’ guitar driven blues rock album. Soul Driver, a crossover between blues and hard rock, marks Billy’s return to the heavier Gibson/Marshall sound after 25 years as a Fender bluesman. It’s a showcase for guitar talents that have been honed over a career in music that spans three decades and features his crafty use of the wah wah. Recorded at the award-winning Catamount studios and produced by Tom Tatman. [Read more…]