Hugo Race & Michelangelo Russo

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Hugo Race and Michelangelo Russo are no strangers to either Hooker or the blues. Hailed as a supreme influence on the music of their band Hugo Race & The True Spirit, here the duo create a full sensory immersion in John Lee Hooker’s World Today with devastating singularity of purpose.

Recorded in a single, continuous day and night session in Berlin at andereBaustelle studio of Boris Wilsdorf (Einsturzende Neubauten), this is an epic album of sonic sorcery suspended in time and place, looking back through twenty-first century eyes at John Lee Hooker’s delta blues legacy in a swirling mix of analogue grit and deep trance pulses. The selection of tracks tells a story in itself; from the runaway twelve-year old boy of the desolate classics ‘Hobo Blues’ and ‘Country Boy’ to the worldly-wise elder Hooker of ‘The World Today’ (originally from Hooker ‘n Heat) and 'The Motor City’s Burning' (a cover of Hooker’s cover of the MC5 classic), the album traces the arc of a life from pre-modernity to the Now on the 100th anniversary of Hooker’s birth.

Race and Russo’s reimagining of Hooker is simultaneously blues, electronica, avant-garde and ambient, a homage to one of the greats of rock and roll prehistory, delivered with a sting and a twist more relevant than ever to The World Today.

Release date May 19th, 2017 through Glitterhouse Records and Gusstaff Records in Europe. Race and Russo will tour JLH’s The World Today in Europe, Oct-November 2017.

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Hugo Race & Michelangelo Russo

John Lee Hooker’s World Today

Release Date: 05/19/2017 · Format: LP (plus Download code) · Cat-No: GRLP 911

Hugo Race and Michelangelo Russo are no strangers to either Hooker or the blues. Hailed as a supreme influence on the music of their band Hugo Race & The True Spirit, here the duo create a full sensory immersion in John Lee Hooker’s World...
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10/24/2017 Hugo Race & Michelangelo Russo · CH - Geneva - Le Bouffon

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10/26/2017 Hugo Race & Michelangelo Russo · IT - Seregno (Milan) - Tambourine

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10/27/2017 Hugo Race & Michelangelo Russo · IT - Cagliari - Fabrik

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10/28/2017 Hugo Race & Michelangelo Russo · IT - Torino - La Suonaria

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10/29/2017 Hugo Race & Michelangelo Russo · IT - Vitulazio - Mr. Rolly’s

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10/30/2017 Hugo Race & Michelangelo Russo · IT - Avellino - Godot’s

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10/31/2017 Hugo Race & Michelangelo Russo · IT - Magione - Teatro Mengoni

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11/01/2017 Hugo Race & Michelangelo Russo · IT - Siena - Bottega Roots

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11/07/2017 Hugo Race & Michelangelo Russo · DE - Paderborn - Theatre Deelenhaus

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11/10/2017 Hugo Race & Michelangelo Russo · SL - Ljubljana - Pinelina Dnevna Soba

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11/11/2017 Hugo Race & Michelangelo Russo · SL - Novo Mesto - KC Janez Trdine

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11/12/2017 Hugo Race & Michelangelo Russo · AT - Vienna - Chelsea

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11/13/2017 Hugo Race & Michelangelo Russo · SR - Belgrade - KC Grad

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11/14/2017 Hugo Race & Michelangelo Russo · SR - Kladovo - Fusion Klub

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11/15/2017 Hugo Race & Michelangelo Russo · SR - Novi Sad - Starlit Community Bar

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11/17/2017 Hugo Race & Michelangelo Russo · CZ - Bystre - Elada Centrum


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