Guitarist Jeff Golub embraces New York City on Grand Central

March 6th album release previewed by �Hello Betty,� spring/summer tour planned

With a spirit, energy and diversity that are uniquely New York City, guitarist Jeff Golub will open the doors to Grand Central, his seventh solo album, on March 6th. �Golub produced most of the Narada Jazz/Blue Note Label Group collection of electric and acoustic blues, contemporary jazz, rock and pop with Steven Miller, with a few tracks produced by Rick Braun and Paul Brown. �Roaring out of the station first is �Hello Betty,� which is engineered by Golub�s cool-toned electric riffing and powered by an incendiary horn section.� Conductors will begin punching tickets for the track at smooth jazz radio on February 5th.��� ���

JeffGolub_guitar.jpgGolub has a natural flare for delivering raw and honest recordings.� Grand Central was primarily recorded with a live band in a New York studio by musicians Golub jams and improvises with at small, informal club gigs around the city that they do for the love of playing when they�re off the road. �Golub deftly deployed a clean blues sound to his guitar that took on more of a lyrical, vocal-like quality on the new record. �The New York City dweller wrote or co-wrote nine new songs for the disc in addition to selecting a few classics to record, including Sly Stone�s �If You Want Me To Stay,� George Harrison�s �Something,� and the soulful �Ain�t No Woman,� on which saxophonist Richard Elliot shines.� Other luminaries contributing were Rick Braun (trumpet, flugelhorn), Kirk Whalum (sax), Philippe Saisse (piano), Stephen Ferrone (drums), Mitchell Foreman (keyboards) and Luis Conte (percussion).

�Part of being a New Yorker is that you�re in a state of constant communication with people.� Sometimes words are spoken.� Sometimes the communication is just a glance or an unspoken acknowledgement on a subway train, while in line at a newsstand or as you brush past someone in a corner grocer.� I wanted this album to capture the constant communication between musicians: the sometimes overt dialogue as well as the subtle exchanges.� I embrace living in New York City and I think Grand Central has got a real New York vibe to it,� explained Golub.�� ���

To support the release, Golub will again be co-headlining the perennial fan-favorite �Guitars & Saxes� tour with concert dates starting in the spring that will run through summer.� On the national trek, he�ll be sharing the stage with Kirk Whalum, Gerald Albright and Tim Bowman.� Dates and cities will soon be announced.�

A native of Akron, Ohio, Golub initially made his name as an in-demand sideman during long-term gigs backing rock stars Rod Stewart and Billy Squire.� He released his solo debut in 1988, but then recorded several successful albums in the mid-1990s under his band name, Avenue Blue, which established him as a core artist in contemporary jazz.� Golub returned to recording under is own name in 1999 and he has continued to consistently deliver bluesy jazz albums and radio hits ever since.� Additional information can be found at www.jeffgolub.com.�

Golub�s Grand Central contains the following songs:

�Hello Betty�
�Lulu�s Back�
�If You Want Me To Stay�
�Mojito�
�Something�����������������������������
�Shockwave�
�Slinky�
�Grand Central�
�Ain�t No Woman�
�The Way I Feel Tonight�
�Stuffin� It�
Bonus Tracks: �Brooklyn Dreams� and �Let�s Stay Together�