Full Record featuring The 8th Wonder Band Members Missy Raines, Scott Vestal, Shawn Lane and Chris Davis Titled Blue Haze Available August 7, 2020—Includes Fresh Takes on Hits From The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, REO Speedwagon, Eric Clapton and More
Over the years, Bluegrass mainstay Robert Hale has gained attention for his world-class musicianship, performing with countless bands and collaborating with some of the biggest artists in the world. That creativity and inspiration is on full display with his brand new single, “Help!” (STREAM/BUY) The remake of the classic Beatles track also features The 8th Wonder Band, which consists of Missy Raines, Scott Vestal, Shawn Lane and Chris Davis. “Help!” serves as the lead single from a very special covers album Blue Haze, which is slated for release on August 7, 2020.
For the upcoming Blue Haze project, Robert Hale with The 8th Wonder Band are tackling some of the biggest hits of all time, but with a reimagined bluegrass twist. The collection includes cuts previously made famous by acts like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, REO Speedwagon, Eric Clapton and more (see track listing below). Standout recordings on the album include a unique take on “The House of the Rising Sun,” a No. 1 hit from 1964 by The Animals. Like the lead single Beatles cover, the band’s version of “It’s All Over Now” is another must-hear track that was made famous by The Rolling Stones. All of these songs are sure to bring back that nostalgic feeling, but in a way never experienced before.
“The original idea for this project was songs that you may hear, or play in a jam session but maybe not on stage. However.. it kinda changed over time to just choosing great old rock songs,” says Robert Hale. “I knew I had to have great musicians. So… Scott Vestal… Missy Raines… Shawn Lane and Chris Davis formed the all-star lineup… The 8th Wonder Band! It is all acoustic and honors some of my favorites including… The Beatles… Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton to name a few. We had a blast recording Blue Haze! I hope everyone enjoys listening as much as we did recording it!”
Blue Haze Track Listing:
2. It’s All Over Now
3. Rapid Roy
4. Mr. Bojangles
5. House of the Rising Sun
6. The Shape You’re In
7. Riding the Storm Out