First listen: George Benson announces new album

His new project is a tribute to two American music legends

George Benson has confirmed that his 45th studio album will be titled ‘Walking to New Orleans’ and will be a tribute to the pioneering rock’n’roll sound of Fats Domino and Chuck Berry. The legendary jazz guitarist and singer says he’s always been a great appreciator of both these musicians, saying Berry was a great showman, and Domino “cut nothing but hit after hit”. It will feature songs including ‘Rockin’ Chair’, ‘Blue Monday’, ‘Ain’t That A Shame’ and ‘Nadine’. "We did have us a ball making this record," he tells us.

To support the album (due out on April 26th), George Benson will headline the new ‘Apollo Nights Summer Series’ in July 2019 where the Hammersmith Apollo is transformed into an exclusive Art Deco music and dining experience for two nights, along with Joss Stone, Burt Bacharach and Marc Almond.

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