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Review of Calling Nashville in the Netherlands: read the whole review here 

‘Calling Nashville’, his latest release, hi-lights his strength as both aa songwriter and guitarist, crossing genres with ease and assurance that find Sewell ringing the changes from straight, full-on rockfish-blues and R&B through modern Americana with touches and flourishes that will find a welcome in Music City itself. Subtitled, ‘An Americana Adventure,’ the eleven tracks are expertly framed, formed and delivered by a guy clearly on the rise and on the way to true success. Janis Ian guests on a couple of tracks bringing her own quality and talent to the mix.

Sewell seems to be on an absolute winner here, with an album that genuinely works on almost every level and proves just how talented he really can be and, on this evidence, clearly is.

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Review of Calling Nashville from Wall to Wall Blues in the UK: read the whole review here

This modest master of the guitar is clearly held in high regard around the globe. Trevor’s songwriting and guitar playing is at a very high standard, up there with the best, which the names involved in the recording of his new album reflect.

The quality of the sound on ‘Calling Nashville’ is second to none. It was produced and recorded by Geoff Wilbourn, in, well, guess where! Geoff has produced songs by the likes of Johnny Winter and David ‘Honey Boy’ Edwards, and some of the musicians he has worked with were only too pleased to get involved with the album. It is a real coup to not only share duets with blues great Tracy Nelson, on ‘Long Time Ago’, and the wonderful Janis Ian, on a re-working of ‘Fade To Grey’, but they also appear as backing vocalists, along with the multi-talented Mia Moravis, and others.

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Review from The Rocking Magpie UK: read the whole review here

Opening track Someday instantly made me sit back in my swivel chair……it’s the Blues Bub; but with the addition of a fiddle has a sweaty Country feel to it; and I like it a lot.
This is followed by Mountain of Gold; a tender ballad that wouldn’t be out of place at the Bluebird Cafe or one of the more hip venues in East Nashville; as opposed to the Working Men’s Clubs of the North East where Sewell served his apprenticeship.
I’ve said before I truly admire artistes that are prepared to step out of their comfort zone and Trevor does that from start to finish here. Of course his distinctive gravelly voice (think Chris Rea after 40 Benson and Hedges) and his top quality guitar playing make this a Trevor Sewell album; but who among his many fans (old and new) would expect some light night sultry Jazz tinged ballad like the beautiful 7 and 1/2 minute duet with Janis Ian? Me neither; but with Ms. Ian tinkling the ivories, Trevor Brewis’ rock solid drumming and Sean O’Bryan Smith on double bass sounding as if they have just left the Bluenote studio; it’s the perfect late night accompaniment for lovers everywhere.
Older fans will love and newer ones impressed by the fire and brimstone guitar and vocals  on Stand Next To Him and You Ain’t What I’m Looking For, as both are Blues Rockers of the finest order; and with Matter of Time shows Mark Knopfler how it’s done.

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Sewell’s music has not only been recorded recently by several American artists but also featured on numerous major compilations alongside legendary artists such as Robert Johnson, B.B King and Howlin’ Wolf. The years have seen Trevor Sewell continue to go from strength to strength… ‘We have the new album coming out which features some amazing guests in the shape of the wonderful Janis Ian who is herself a multi platinum selling artist and Grammy winner. Also Tracy Nelson from the legendary Mother Earth and produced by American producer Geoff Wilbourn’.

 

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‘Fade To Grey’ showcased Janis Ian on piano who joined Trevor on excellent vocals. A lovely track with a light jazz feel. Next, Americana at its best with ‘Matter Of Time’ and some fantastic guitar work on this.

Tracy Nelson joined Trevor on vocals for ‘Long Time Ago’ a slow country blues. Then moving on to an excellent classic blues shuffle with ‘You Ain’t What I’m Looking For’, with superb guitar work again and added brass giving a full on sound.

‘Tear It Down’ is violin led, with more of a country influence , while ‘Stand Next To Him’ is stomp and holler classic Nashville, with violin and banjo, what a great track.

A melodic country ballad with ‘The Way You Are’ has lovely lyrics and great vocals from Trevor. Plenty of variety of vocal input, almost leaning to gospel, on ‘Blanket Of Hope’ with a happy clappy feel with Cajon overtones.

The final track on this exceptional album is the haunting ‘Shadows’. Previously released as a single it is piano led by Janis Ian with Trevor on vocals. A beautiful end to this really well put together album.

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Within this community Trevor came in contact with iconic musician Janis Ian and soon after Janis found herself recording with Trevor as a pianist, a musical role not usually associated with her. “I’ve been a big fan of Trevor’s work ever since hearing his Hollow album, so meeting him earlier this year was a real treat. I offered to play on his next record but wasn’t sure if he’d take me up on it- fortunately, he did.” recalls Ian. The result is a haunting bold work called “Shadows” released in December, 2016 as a single. It was recorded in one take and is part of Trevor’s upcoming CD, “Calling Nashville”. Trevor tells us, “It was amazing working with Janis. I’d been a fan since the 70’s and always loved her voice but I didn’t realize what an amazing piano player she is”. Ian also appears as a vocalist on several tracks and performs a duet with Trevor. Tracy Nelson of Mother Earth fame also appears on “Calling Nashville” produced by Geoff Wilbourn. Tony Heyes is the Executive Producer. Mia Moravis and Vickie Carrico also appear as a backing vocalists.

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Another one from Europe :)

Even vermelden dat deze Trevor Sewell op vijf jaar tijd vijf albums uitbracht en zes ‘tours’ doorheen de US heeft beleefd. Om nog enkele cijfers te geven ontving hij liefst 17 internationale awards en dit nadat hij ook jaren als sessie muzikant heeft gewerkt. Zijn album ‘Calling Your Name’ haalde destijds de nr. 1 in de American Blues Charts.

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Titled Calling Nashville, the album, which was produced by Geoff Wilbourn, also features Trevor performing duets with guest artists including Janis Ian who’s received nine Grammy nominations, and hit the coveted Billboard number 1 slot with her album Between the Lines in 1975, as well as Tracy Nelson, singer with the band Mother Earth. Trevor said: “It was a truly amazing experience working with the Nashville musicians. They are all really top drawer. I’ve been a big fan of both Janis and Tracy since the 70’s and Geoff Wilbourn, who has worked with the likes of Johnny Winter, David Honeyboy Edwards and Robben Ford, really pulled the whole thing together.”

Read more at: http://www.sunderlandecho.com/whats-on/music/sunderland-musician-follows-in-the-footsteps-of-johnny-cash-don-mclean-and-kenny-rogers-to-record-at-nashville-studio-1-8672805

ROOTSTIME – BELGIUM

Trevor Sewell: UK Calling Music City – interview from GREECE 

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BARN OWL BLUES – NETHERLANDS

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Als Songwriter und Gitarrist hat es Trevor Sewell in den letzten Jahren geschafft, in den USA noch populärer zu werden als in seiner britischen Heimat. Und mit seinem neuesten Album “Calling Nashville” hat er eine musikalische Reise quer durch die amerikanische Musik zwischen Rock, Blues und Country bis hin zum Gospel unternommen. Zu Gast im Studio waren dabei unter anderem Janis Ian (voc, p) und Tracy Nelson.

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TREVOR SEWELL/Calling Nashville: A blues rocking white boy with the blues meets Americana head on and puts out a call to some vet folkies to add the organic flavorings. Having paid his dues gladly, he shows the lessons he learned along the way are being put to good use as hitting the heights and having his efforts rise to the top come across as a natch. Hard hitting stuff that holds your attention too hard for it to wander, this is a great throwback to when albums were given some thought before they were released and took you from A to B with stops at great diversions along the way. The right stuff throughout.

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BLUES IN THE SOUTH

‘Calling Nashville,’ his latest release, hi-lights his strength as both a songwriter and guitarist, crossing genres with ease and assurance that find Sewell ringing the changes from straight, full-on rockfish-blues and R&B through modern Americana with touches and flourishes that will find a welcome in Music City itself. Subtitled, ‘An Americana Adventure,’ the eleven tracks are expertly framed, formed and delivered by a guy clearly on the rise and on the way to true success. Janis Ian guests on a couple of tracks bringing her own quality and talent to the mix.

Sewell seems to be on an absolute winner here, with an album that genuinely works on almost every level and proves just how talented he really can be and, on this evidence, clearly is.

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I first encountered Trevor Sewell last year when he punted out a Christmas single with Janis Ian. That was ‘Shadows’ and it was a very enjoyable piece of piano driven balladry.

Well he’s back with a full album, the latest in many for the Brit who made the move to America many moons ago and has successfully forged a career over there. This latest record is subtitled “An Americana Adventure” and that should be all the information you need really as he works his way through an enjoyable set of largely melodic country tinged roots rockers.

He doesn’t completely abandon the blues sound that has served him well over the last few years, as the opening ‘Someday’ attests and his songwriting is exemplary throughout. Janis Ian is back to duet on ‘Fade To Grey’ as is Tracy Nelson of Mother Earth who also appeared on an earlier album. But this is about Mr Sewell and he ably demonstrates on songs like ‘Mountain Of Gold’, ‘Tear It Down’ and ”The Way You Are’ just why he’s managed to carve out a place for himself over there in the colonies. An excellent release that comes highly recommended.

BLUES AGAIN – FRANCE

SHINE ON HOLLYWOOD MAGAZINE

Shine On Hollywood March

Another nice review in Blues matters for the Sheffield City Hall gig.

Review of the Sheffield City Hall gig in Blues Matters by reviewer Ian Ravendale

Review of the Sheffield City Hall gig in Blues Matters by reviewer Ian Ravendale

Major Feature in Blues Matters this month.

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Great Feature In Blues In Britain plus Front Cover pic.

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Another Cool Feature In Living North

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Really pleased to get a fantastic 3 page full colour spread in Living North Magazine – Very Cool

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Blues In The North West – Review by Rosy Greer

 

CLASSIC ROCK BLUES – FULL COLOUR SPREAD

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Review coming – thank you for the very nice trophy  American Songwriting Awards.

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Sky News Piece on American Gigs and Awards including live from Hollywood video.

Sunderland singer-songwriter Trevor Sewell has picked up the title of Best Blues Artist at a prestigious music awards ceremony in America. The Millfield-based musician flew to Los Angeles for the Artists In Music Awards in February 2013.
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Tale Of Two Sunderlands: Wearside Meets Stateside In Blues Music Collaboration – Sky News 

Award-winning Sunderland songwriter Trevor Sewell was thrilled when he discovered his latest project involved working with an artist from the same city.
But despite both living in Sunderland, the musicians are from opposite sides of the Atlantic, as blues artist Wildcat O’Halloran hails from Sunderland, Massachusetts. The pair have never met, but were introduced on Les Young’s radio show, Wall to Wall Blues, where they were both featured artists.

It was there that Wildcat heard Trevor’s track Hate Me for a Reason and approached him about recording his own version of the song.

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Trevor Sewell And The New Wave OfBritish Blues Continue To Gain Ground In The U.S

In the last 15 months Trevor has received a total of 8 nominations in Hollywood and a nomination in the British Blues Awards in his native UK. It seems only a matter of time before The Trevor Sewell Band play Los Angeles and this could be as early as February. Sewell is rapidly gaining support in the area and his debut in Los Angeles may well be timed to coincide with the Artists In Music Awards where he is listed in the final list of 5 nominees in the Best Blues Artist Category.

Ian Bush – Bush Telegraph

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Sunderland’s Blues twin in the USA – SKY NEWS
TWO Sunderlands, three thousand miles apart, one shared love of the Blues. 

An American Blues singer, from Sunderland, Massachusetts, USA, is recording a cover version of a track by a Mackem musician. Wildcat O’Halloran heard Hate Me For a Reason on a Blues radio show and tracked down its creator Trevor Sewell via Facebook. He even asked Trevor, who lives in Millfield, to guest appear on the track. The song, which is about intolerance, has been making waves on both sides of the pond after receiving a recent nomination in the British Blues Awards, as well as Trevor winning Best Blues Artist award in this year’s Artists in Music Awards in Hollywood.

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Meet Sunderland’s world-class blues man

A MACKEM musician has been celebrated for flying the flag for British blues in the States. Trevor Sewell made the trip from his home in Millfield to Hollywood, to pick up the Best Blues Artist award in the prestigious Artists in Music Awards. The singer and guitarist is no stranger to awards – this was his eighth nomination across the pond.

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Album Review from berock-live.com
Calling Your Name Album Review

and another one from Metal Zone!

8 out of 10 – Calling Your Name (in a metal mag) blimey!

The British Blues Awards

Trevor Sewell, already has a Hollywood Music and Media Award under his belt, and now he is hoping for a gong on home turf. He has been shortlisted in the British Blues Awards, which take place on September 9 at the Newark Blues Festival, in Nottinghamshire. Trevor is nominated in the category of Best Original Song for Hate Me for a Reason and he is in good company, with international artists such as Walter Trout and Joe Bonnamasa also receiving nominations.

The songwriter said: “Winning in Hollywood last year was fantastic, but this is the one that I would really like to do well in as it is in this country and it may hopefully help open some doors over here for me and my band.”

Katy Wheeler – The Sunderland Echo

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Surf Spies And Film Noir Trevor Sewell Releases New Instrumental Album Music Supervisors Take Note!

Trevor Sewell may be better known for his Blues Rock based material but this new instrumental album has been coming for a long time and it shows a completely different side to the British Guitarist.

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Hollywood Music In Media winner Launches New App.

Trevor Sewell is the triple nominated British Guitarist who recently won the ‘Best Blues Award’ in the prestigious Hollywood Music in Media Awards held in November at the Kodak Complex in Los Angeles. He continues to make real progress since his recent triumph and to celebrate this he has launched a new ‘Trevor Sewell’ App which is currently available only on the Android Platform’ but promises to be available for Apple devices later in the year.

Bmans Blues Report – United States

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Trevor’s Stateside Success

A MACKEM music-maker has been hitting the high notes in Hollywood. Millfield-based Trevor Sewell has been given the Best Blues Award at the prestigious Hollywood Music Awards, held at the home of the Oscars, the Kodak complex in Los Angeles. Other nominated acts in the red carpet ceremony included Linkin Park with the lifetime Achievement Award going to Smokey Robinson.

Trevor, who initially received three separate nominations, won for his song Where the Wild Ones Go.

Sunderland Echo Supplement

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Trevor Sewell And The New Wave Of British Blues Return To Hollywood.

Trevor Sewell is a British Blues Rock Artist who has recently made impressive in roads in the U.S. His album ‘Calling Your Name’ recently spent seven weeks at number one on the American Blues Scene Chart.

Louis Rosental – Online PR

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Trevor Sewell – AIM Awards Los Angeles

 

British Guitarist Trevor Sewell Nominated in the All Indie Music Awards in Los Angeles.
Trevor Sewell is a British Guitarist/Vocalist and Hollywood (HMMA) Award Winning Artist who has been widely associated with the current ‘New Wave of British Blues’ in the United States.
Online PR News

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Tyneside-born guitarist up for three music awards in Hollywood

Tyneside-born guitarist Trevor Sewell has received triple nominations at a major Hollywood awards ceremony and is jetting out to LA this month with the hope of winning.

The prestigious Hollywood Music in Media Awards will be held at the Kodak complex on November 17.

Gordon Barr – Newcastle Evening Chronicle

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Calling Your Name Album Review.

Trevor has been hugely successful with this release, reaching no 1 on the American Blues Scene Chart, but not only doing that, staying there for seven weeks in a row. Very impressive stuff. The Future is looking very bright for Trevor and he is arranging a string of UK tour dates for around late august / September time…not sure of the actual dates yet, but will keep you updated on the site. If your a fan of the blues, or even a rock fan with blues tendencies like me I strongly suggest that you buy this album and place this work of superb song writing and performing excellence where it belongs , permanently embedded in your cd drive.

Rick Palin – Firebrand Media

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Trevor Sewell Band touring in 2013 after success in British Blues Awards

Online PR News – 26-September-2012 –The Trevor Sewell Band finally hit the road in June 2012 kicking off their Summer dates with an appearance at the highly acclaimed Maryport Blues Festival.

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