CALLING NASHVILLE

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Thank you for taking the time to browse this site. I have created it primarily to showcase the new album and make
information easier to navigate for promoters etc. My main site is still situated at trevorsewell.com. This is my fifth album since going it alone 5 years ago. Please see my bio/one-sheet for more details.  Calling Nashville is currently picking up a lot of radio play around the world including plays on BBC Radio 2. A new single with Janis Ian ‘Fade to grey’  has just been released and a lyrics video can be viewed further down this page. Trips to the USA (January) and Portugal (February)  have already been arranged for 2018.

The album, produced by Geoff Wilbourn entitled CALLING NASHVILLE is currently at number 8 on the official IBBA Chart  and has also entered the top thirty on the RADIO CAROLINE Chart in its second week of release whilst gathering many great reviews around the world.

I was fortunate to work with some wonderful musicians on CALLING NASHVILLE and  my thanks go to all of them.

 

Current nominations include the forthcoming  JOSIE AWARDS  in the ‘ARTIST OF THE YEAR’ category to be held at The NISSAN STADIUM NASHVILLE  17th September 2017.

THE IBBA CHART IN THE UK #8

THE RADIO CAROLINE CHART up 7 places to #29

PLAN B LISTENING LINK – If you should experience any problems with the Soundcloud player please use the following link to listen to CALLING NASHVILLE  thank you, Listen to Calling Nashville here 🙂

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What Others are saying:

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.

JANIS IAN  [Grammy Winning Singer/Songwriter]

 

“I’ve only just met this brilliant musician but i can tell you he is the real thing. Heart felt, passionate and truly excellent rock/blues guitar playing and singing. Comparable with some of the greats I’ve had the pleasure to work with.Two of them called Lee, Albert Lee and Alvin Lee.”Trevor is in my opinion from the same mould he gives rock/blues a new boost. You’ve just got to love it!!!”

STUART EPPS [Producer /engineer – Elton John – Bill Wyman – Robbie Williams]

 

This  video is a lyrics vid for the single SHADOWS which is also submitted in ‘BEST GOSPEL PERFORMANCE / SONG – The Piano arrangement was performed by JANIS IAN and I wrote the song – we recorded this live in one take at Sound Emporium Nashville – happy days 🙂

This is the current single ‘Fade To Grey’ from the album CALLING NASHVILLE featuring the wonderful JANIS IAN on piano and lead vocals 🙂

Reviews/Press – all generated within the last 3 weeks

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

‘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.

read the whole review here 

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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.

read the whole review here

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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.

read the whole review here

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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.

read the whole article here


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.

More from the Huffington Post

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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.

Read the full article here 

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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

http://barnowlblues.punt.nl/conte

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.

Read the whole article here.


www.trevorsewell.com
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.

 

 

BLUES ROOTS CORNER _ NETHERLANDS

‘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.

Ian Patience  …. read the whole revue here

 

OUR VERY SPECIAL GUESTS

Janis Ian 

Now her fifth decade of writing songs and performing, Janis Ian received her most recent Grammy nomination in 2016, making a total of 10 nominations over the years in 8 categories! (She lost to President Jimmy Carter.) Her last Grammy Award, presented at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony, was for Best Spoken Word Album for her audio book “Society’s Child” (Audible.com). She had stiff competition — President Bill Clinton, First Lady Michelle Obama, Rachel Maddow and Ellen DeGeneres. When she won, she sincerely considered it to be a “stunning upset.” With her inimitable sense of humor, she went on to say “There must be a joke in here somewhere. An ex-president, a First Lady and three lesbians go into a bar…”

Janis lends her huge talent to several tracks on CALLING NASHVILLE and is not only a featured lead vocalist and instrumentalist on FADE TO GREY but also performed the piano arrangement on SHADOWS. In addition to this Janis played piano and sang backing vocals throughout the album. Both of the singles are submitted in the 60th. FADE TO GREY in  Best American Roots Performance Song and SHADOWS in Best Gospel Performance Song.

 

Tracy Nelson

Tracy Nelson’s immense talent is difficult to categorize. She has flirted with psychedelic rock stardom, with her band Mother Earth.She has scored country hits, including a Grammy-nominated duet with Willie Nelson. She has recorded rock and R&B albums to great acclaim. But the common thread through all of Tracy’s music is the blues – and I am really happy that she said yes to appearing on this album. Tracy is a featured Lead vocalist on CALLING NASHVILLE on the track ‘LONG TIME AGO’ and she can also be heard performing backing vocals on several other tracks.

 

Vickie Carrico

was born in Louisville Kentucky. After believing for her entire childhood that she would become a nun, Vickie started doing gigs in bars at the age of 14 and has never stopped

Since moving to Nashville some years ago, Carrico has been working not only as a solo artist, but also as a studio singer and as a background vocalist for any number of different acts. Shes lent her voice to albums by a diverse group of artists, from ZZ Top and Don McLean to Lee Greenwood, Dobie Gray and Patty Loveless. Carrico has also toured the world as a background singer with a number of artists. including Dottie West, Sam Moore and Brenda Lee in addition to touring with her own material

Vickie can be heard performing backing vocals on CALLING NASHVILLE

 


Sean O’Bryan Smith

is an internationally acclaimed fim composer, signed record artist and record producer. As a professional musician, Sean is considered to be one of the elite bass players around the globe and has recorded with over 100 major and independent artists worldwide ranging from Keith Urban to Larry Carlton to George Clinton.

Seans brilliant stand up bass playing can be heard on the single FADE TO GREY, A truly fantastic musician and great boost to CALLING NASHVILLE.

 

Geoff Wilbourn

Member of the Producers and Engineers wing National Academy for Recording Arts and Sciences and National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Blues Committee Chicago.
Has produced songs by Johnny Winter, David “Honeyboy” Edwards, Michael Burks, Rory Block, Robben Ford, Sonny Landreth, Jeremy Spencer, Eric Sardinas, Wayne Baker Brooks, Bobby Messano, Chris Duarte, Left Of Reason, Aaron Williams & the Hoodoo, Circleswitch, and more. Geoff was the man who introduced us to Sound Emporium and produced CALLING NASHVILLE.

 

Mia Moravis

Mia is a three-time Emmy®-nominated producer, an award-winning filmmaker, actress and songwriter, and an accomplished backup singer and voice-over artist. She is an Executive/Co-Producer at Broadway Records, and has produced Off-Broadway (2016 “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” at The York Theatre Company), and enjoyed her Broadway producer debut this year with “ANASTASIA”~The Musical, with the Van Dean/Stephanie Rosenberg production team. This is her second album singing for Trevor Sewell!

Mia can be heard singing backing vocals on several tracks and is featured on the tracks Mountain Of Gold and Matter Of Time.

 

 

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