One year after his all-star Dion ‘Blues With Friends’ album Dion is back with more friends, more songs and another all-star album ‘Stomping Ground’.
Dion’s famous friends this time around are Boz Scaggs, Mark Knopfler, Eric Clapton, Peter Frampton, Patti Scialfa, Bruce Springsteen, Billy F Gibbons, Keb’ Mo’, Sonny Landreth, Joe Menza, Mike Menza, Marcia Ball, Jimmy Vivino, Rickie Lee Jones, Wayne Hood, Joe Bonamassa and G.E. Smith with Pete Townshend’s liner notes .
About the new ‘Stomping Ground’ album Dion says, “When I was young, I was always striving for accolades and admiration. Those were my goals. But when I reached them, they didn’t satisfy. I discovered joy when I leaned to stop caring about all that – when I learned to relax and make music with friends… music that would make more friends for us through its joy. To make music with friends, and to make friends through music: I can’t imagine a better life than this. I am grateful to my friends who made Stomping Ground with me – and my new friends who are listening.”
In his liner notes Pete Townshend says, “Dion, like a circling star that never fades, generates the energy and fire we need to pull ourselves up and start again. Dion is a star who knows well how to start again, how to keep shining. He looks at his watch every few years. Damn! Let’s make a record. Take care. This one will blow those little white things in our ears right into your brain.”
‘Stomping Ground’ will be released on 5 November, 2021.
Stomping Ground track listing (LP version — CD version follows the same order)
1. Take It Back with Joe Bonamassa
2. Hey Diddle Diddle with G.E. Smith
3. Dancing Girl with Mark Knopfler
4. If You Wanna Rock ‘n’ Roll with Eric Clapton
1. There Was A Time with Peter Frampton
2. Cryin’ Shame with Sonny Landreth
3. The Night Is Young with Joe Menza and Wayne Hood
1. That’s What The Doctor Said with Steve Conn
2. My Stomping Ground with Billy F Gibbons
3. Angel In the Alleyways with Patti Scialfa and Bruce Springsteen
1. I’ve Got To Get To You with Boz Scaggs, Joe Menza and Mike Menza
2. Red House with Keb’ Mo’
3. I Got My Eyes On You Baby with Marcia Ball and Jimmy Vivino
4. I’ve Been Watching with Rickie Lee Jones and Wayne Hood
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