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JJ Cale's "Travelin' Light" Played In Space

May 21, 2010

JJ Cale's version of his own "Travelin' Light" was played to awaken the crews of the Atlantis Space Shuttle and International Space Station preceding their spacewalk early on Friday May 21, 2010 (NASA 5/21/2010 "STS-132: Final EVA completes battery task"). The song was originally featured on JJ Cale's 1976 album Troubador and was also covered by Eric Clapton and Widespread Panic - true satellite radio indeed.


JJ Cale Interview on American Routes March 10, 2010 - Walt Richmond To Tour With Eric Clapton

March 10, 2010

A rare interview with JJ Cale is scheduled to premiere on American Routes on March 10, 2010. American Routes is a public radio program produced in New Orleans. To find a station broadcasting the show in your area, please visit the American Routes web site to listen to their online archives after the show airs.

In related news, JJ Cale keyboard player, Walt Richmond, has been tapped to join the North American leg of Eric Clapton's upcoming tour. Walt played on the Grammy winning gold record - JJ Cale / Eric Clapton The Road to Escondido and on some recent studio work with Eric and Cale. Walt's credits also include work with Rick Danko, Bonnie Raitt, The Tractors and Bob Seger in addition to having written songs covered by The Doobie Brothers, Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band and Maria Muldaur.

Eric's North American tour dates run from February 18 - March 13 with Jeff Beck acting as Special Guest on the initial dates and Roger Daltrey for the balance of the tour.


Filter Interviews JJ Cale

September 12, 2009

Keep an eye out for an interview with JJ Cale by Ben Bridwell from the group Band of Horses, which will be featured in the Summer issue of Filter magazine. (Filter magazine #37)


JJ Cale Songs Featured On New Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood Live From Madison Square Garden CD/DVD Release (4 June, 2009)

June 4, 2009

Three JJ Cale songs are featured on the new Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood Live From Madison Square Garden CD/DVD release, recorded in February 2008.

"Lowdown," "After Midnight" and "Cocaine" are all featured on the CD, while "After Midnight" and "Cocaine" are on the DVD of the performances. For complete track listing and purchase information, please click here. The show is currently being featured on Great Performances on PBS.


JJ Cale Tour Highlights

April 16, 2009

JJ Cale recently completed his first tour in five years in support of his acclaimed new album, Roll On. He was joined on stage by Tom Petty and Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell in Santa Monica, CA and Mike returned to play the entire show in Seattle. At each stop on the tour, a portion of the proceeds were donated to a local animal charity or rescue effort.


JJ Cale’s new album ‘Roll On’ is released in Europe on Because Music (9 March, 2009)

March 9, 2009

The great JJ Cale's new album is released this week in the UK, where it has been chosen as BBC Radio 2's Album of the Week. The station will be featuring tracks every day this week  The album, which has been dubbed by The Independent newspaper, is available now on and iTunes UK.

JJ Cale Is Our Hero

March 6, 2009 Rolling Stone magazine

A few weeks back we had the honor of interviewing legendary songwriter JJ Cale about his new album, Roll On. We wrote about it in the last issue of RS. Check it out right here.

Turns out that the man who wrote the awesome Clapton hits "After Midnight" and "Cocaine" is one of the most down-to-earth dudes we've ever met.

And Roll On is an incredible album. We've been listening to it nonstop!

As he has throughout his career, JJ played pretty much every instrument on Roll On, and his lyrics couldn't be more perfect and economical. On the album he sings about the old days, and he sings (a lot) about loose women, but our favorite song on the album, "Leaving In the Morning," which addresses mortality. (JJ is seventy years young!)

It's one of the most beautiful songs ever.

Please enjoy.

Then get your hands on the whole album.


JJ Cale Announces First Tour Since 2004

February 28, 2009

JJ Cale will be hitting the road for the first time since 2004 in support of his new album, Roll On, released February 24, 2009.  Rolling Stone says of the new CD "he's a model for indie-rock longevity...his bubbling guitar - as much a jam band archetype as Jerry Garcia's - glints across the shadows." The tour will cover the West Coast, where JJ Cale will be playing solo, choosing to play intimate venues in California, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia.  A portion of the proceeds from each show will be donated to local animal shelters and rescue efforts.  Please visit the tour dates page for more information.

JJ Cale - The Roll On Tour - Solo

3/27 – McCabe's, Santa Monica, CA
3/28 – McCabe's, Santa Monica, CA
3/29 – Belly Up, Solona Beach, CA
3/30 – Coach House, San Juan Capistrano, CA
4/1 – Mystic Theatre, Petaluma, CA
4/2 – Bimbo's, San Francisco, CA
4/3 – Rio Theatre, Santa Cruz, CA
4/5 – WOW Hall, Eugene, OR
4/6 – Aladdin Theatre, Portland, OR
4/7 – Triple Door, Seattle, WA
4/8 – Triple Door, Seattle, WA
4/10 – Capilano College, Vancouver, BC
4/11 – Alix Goolden Hall, Victoria, BC
4/13 - Craterian Ginger Rogers Theatre, Medford, OR
4/14 - Paradise Performing Arts Center, Paradise, CA
4/15 - Tower Theatre, Fresno, CA


JJ Cale's Roll On is now available everywhere, released in the U.S. and Canada by Rounder Records and in the rest of the world by Because Music. (March 2009)

February 24, 2009

Roll On, JJ Cale's first solo CD of new material in nearly five years follows his Grammy-winning, gold-certified 2006 album with Eric Clapton, The Road to Escondido. The title track features a previously unreleased collaboration with Clapton. Cale wrote and produced all twelve songs on Roll On.


2019-04 Record Store Day
2019-03 First-ever vinyl pressings - Out April 26th
2018-10 New Album Coming Soon!
2017-11 New JJ Cale T-shirts
2017-10 RIP Tom Petty
2017-03 Live In San Diego
2016-06 3 Original Albums
2016-05 Clapton Collection, I Still Do

2015-10 The Breeze Wins Downbeat Reader's Poll
2015-02 The Breeze Wins Vintage Guitar Reader's Poll
2014-12 Happy Birthday JJ Cale
2014-11 Oklahoma Music Hall Of Fame Induction
2014-08 "Call Me The Breeze" Caps
2014-08 Eric Clapton Discusses The Breeze
2014-08 Appreciation Of Eric Clapton
2014-07 "Call Me The Breeze" Starbucks Pick

2014-07 The Breeze featured on NPR NYTimes AP
2014-07 The Breeze Documentary on VH1 Classic
2014-07 The Breeze Streaming on iTunes
2014-07 Cajun Moon Premiered on Rolling Stone
2014-07 The Breeze Mini Documentary
2014-07 The Breeze Deluxe and Special Edition
2014-06 Eric Clapton's JJ Cale Tribute Video
2014-06 "Call Me The Breeze" Official Lyric Video
2014-04 The Breeze Official Press Release


2013-12 NY Times Op Doc
2013-11 Oklahoma Jazz Hall Of Fame
2013-06 JJ Cale Has Passed Away
2013-04 Classic Album-Selection
2013-03 "Angel" Featured In Clapton's Old-Sock
2012-09 Neil Young's Waging Heavy Peace
2011-06 Nashville Songwriters HOF Nomination
2011-02 The Silverton Years
2010-09 JJ Cale Featured In Clapton's New Album

2010-05 "Travelin' Light" Played In Space
2010-03 American Routes Interview
2009-09 Filter Magazine Interview
2009-06 Clapton/Winwood Live From MSG features Cale songs
2009-04 JJ Cale Tour Highlights
2009-03 Roll On Euro Release
2009-03 "JJ Cale Is Our Hero"
2009-02 JJ Cale Tour Announced
2009-02 Roll On Released