Jeff Kollman: announces new digital singles, upcoming live schedule


JEFF KOLLMAN announces new digital singles, upcoming live schedule

March 11, 2014 - Continuing his recent digital output, acclaimed L.A.-based guitarist JEFF KOLLMAN (BOMBASTIC MEATBATS, COSMOSQUAD, ASIA feat. JOHN PAYNE, GLENN HUGHES) has announced the release of two new singles, "In The Hills of Granada" and "Another Rainy Saturday", which will be available March 17 via iTunes and other outlets. Video of warmup runs for both songs are posted on the Jeff Kollman YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/guitarscreams .

States Kollman: "So, after living in Southern California for more than 15 years already, I'm finally getting around to naming a song after the neighborhood I've been living in all this time. Go figure! "In the Hills of Granada" is an acoustic blues track inspired by the old school finger-style blues players. You could say it's a bit dark and ominous sounding, amplified by the baritone tuning I'm using on this one. "Another Rainy Saturday" is a solo acoustic piece with a pretty, melancholy sort of vibe. Funny enough, it only rained like two major downpours in six months in L.A. but it was enough to inspire a song."

On the live front, Kollman has a packed schedule of local, national and international shows coming up, gigging with his progressive trio, COSMOSQUAD, Chad Smith (of RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS fame) led all-stars, the BOMBASTIC MEATBATS, blues rockers BLEEDING HARP, jazz contemporaries TIZER, and fellow ASIA feat. JOHN PAYNE member Erik Norlander's THE GALACTIC COLLECTIVE, before heading out on a tour of Japan with vocalist Eikichi Yazawa in November and December.

The full JK live itinerary reads as follows:
Mar. 15 - Ireland's 32 - Van Nuys, CA w/ Bleeding Harp
Mar. 23 - Baked Potato - Studio City, CA w/ Bleeding Harp
Mar. 29 - Capetown Jazz Fest - Capetown, South Africa w/ Tizer
Apr. 11 - Winchester Music Hall - Lakewood, OH w/ Erik Norlander
Apr. 13 - NJProghouse - Roxy & Duke's Roadhouse - Dunellen, NJ w/ Erik Norlander
Apr. 19 - Baked Potato - Studio City, CA w/ Cosmosquad
Apr. 25 - Baked Potato - Studio City, CA w/ Bombastic Meatbats
Apr. 26 - Alva's - San Pedro, CA w/ Cosmosquad
May 09 - Cherokee Arts Center - Canton, GA w/ Erik Norlander
May 25 - Jacksonville Jazz Fest - Jacksonville, FL w/ Tizer
May 29 - Jazz Under The Stars, Aliante Casino - Las Vegas, NV w/ Tizer
May 29 - Ireland's 32 - Van Nuys, CA w/ Bleeding Harp
May 30 - Spaghettini - Seal Beach, CA w/ Tizer
Jun. 26 - Levitt Pavilion - Pasadena, CA w/ Tizer
Jun. 27 - Ireland's 32 - Van Nuys, CA w/ Bleeding Harp
July 12 - Lake Mission Viejo Park - Mission Viejo, CA w/ Bleeding Harp
Sep. 26 - Brea Jazz Fest - Brea, CA w/ Tizer


Kollman recently unveiled his second signature guitar pedal, The Bombastortion, developed in conjunction with noted tone guru Tim Jauernig, designer of the Gristle King and the Luxury Drive, among others. The pedal can be ordered directly via http://www.jeffkollman.com/merch.htm.

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www.jeffkollman.com
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Bombastortion -Jeff Kollman Signature Distortion Pedal
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