Shuggie Otis Releases New 7″ Single, Announces First Leg Of 2016 European Tour!
Shuggie Otis is preparing a comeback that is sure to make the music world sit up and listen. 2016 will see the release of a brand new solo album from this much revered singer-songwriter-guitarist, his first since the 1974 all-time classic Inspiration/Information.
Fans have waited more than 40 years for a new Shuggie album, and now they can get a taste of what awaits them by picking up the Ice Cream Party 7”, which was released on November 27 2015 as part of the Black Friday Record Store Day promotion.
This new song finds Shuggie exploring his psychedelic side while turning in an explosive, guitar-heavy performance.
Shuggie Otis has also announced the first leg of his European tour, which will start in Paris on February 17th and hits London on February 21st. He always brings soul, style, and swagger to a live performance and with his signature red Gibson SG a Shuggie Otis concert is not an event to be missed.
Whether it be the fabulous grooves of Inspiration Information or the funk-i-fied rhythm of the stone-cold classic Strawberry Letter 23 Shuggie’s songs have a magical sway over audiences.
The son of renowned bandleader and musician Johnny Otis, Shuggie Otis began his incredible career at the tender age of 15, playing as a session guitarist alongside Al Kooper before releasing his first solo album Here Comes Shuggie Otis in 1970.
After the release of his third album Inspiration Information failed to meet expectations, Shuggie seemed to retire permanently from music. But, thankfully, he re-emerged in 2013 with a deluxe reissue of Inspiration Information as well as a live CD & DVD Live In Williamsburg.
Feb 17 Paris – New Morning
Feb 18 Dublin – Sugar Club
Feb 19 Manchester UK – Academy Club
Feb 20 Edinburgh – Liquid Room
Feb 21 London UK – Koko
Visit http://www.shuggieotismusic.com for up to date tour information