New Orbiters Album "In Orbit" here soon!
We've been busy recording! Our fourth album, "In Orbit", will release at the end of July. It includes six new originals plus some favorite covers - 14 songs in all! All the songs are recorded, and we're finalizing mastering and art work. Stay tuned for CD release events!
Brian & the Orbiters receive two WBS 2013 "Best of the Blues"nominations !
Brian and the Orbiters have been honored in 2013 with two "Best of the Blues" nominations by the Washington Blues Society:
2013 Best Traditional Blues Act: Brian Lee & the Orbiters
2013 Best Slide Guitar: Brian Lee
THANK YOU Washington Blues Society members for these new nominations! We really appreciate this recognition!
If you aren't a WBS member, consider joining! The WBS hosts a free monthly meeting with both an acoustic opening act, and electric band. The WBS also publishes the excellent monthly "Bluesletter" with news, a calendar of performances/venues, and other great articles on the blues scene. Come on out to the BB awards show at the Kirkland performing arts center on Saturday June 22 from 3-7PM. For more on the WBS and the BB's, see their website at www.wablues.org
February 2013 Washington Blues Society Bluesletter Feature Article!
Author Tim Maher provides an update interview with Brian Lee in the February Bluesletter, with photos by Laddy Kite. Here's a link to the February Bluesletter issue: http://www.scribd.com/doc/123408867/Bluesletter-February-2013
Thanks to Tim, Laddy, and to Jesse Phillips and Eric Steiner of the WBS for the coverage in the Bluesletter!
"Identity Theft" hits #15 on Living Blues Radio Chart!
Our album, "Identity Theft", charted at #15 in the Living Blues Radio Charts for world-wide blues radio airplay in Feb 2012!
Founded as America’s first blues publication in 1970, Living Blues magazine has set the standard for blues journalism around the world. From its first issue featuring blues legend Howlin’ Wolf on the cover, Living Blues has provided fans with insightful, in-depth stories on such legendary blues artists as Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Koko Taylor, and John Lee Hooker. Living Blues is renowned for its detailed feature stories and exceptional photography. Each issue contains the Living Blues Radio Charts, which provide the music industry with one of the most accurate compilations of playlists from blues radio programmers throughout the world.
Here's a link to the Living Blues Chart
We are very grateful to the Program Directors and DJ's around the world who have chosen to air our music! And THANKS to our loyal fans for your continued support of our band and performances!
"Identity Theft" album hits #1 on the Roots Music Report Washington Charts!
Brian Lee & the Orbiters' "Identity Theft" album placed #1 twice in the weekly Roots Music Chart for nationwide radio airplay of Washington based roots artists. The album charted in the top 10 for a total of 15 weeks during the period of February through June, 2012.