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2011 Blues Music Award Nominee - Best New Artist
2014 Jammie Award Recipient - Best Blues/Soul Album
2011 Blues Blast Nominee - Best New Artist Debut, Rising Star Award
2011 Jammie Award Recipient - Album of the Year, Best Group,
Best Blues Album, Best Producer (Glenn Brown)

NEWS

08/15/14
Vincent Hayes is Performing at Kalamazoo District Square in August!
The Kalamazoo District Square Blues Series welcomes the Vincent Hayes Trio (incorrectly listed as The Vincent Hayes Project), on Friday August 22, 2014! The band will be rocking the house with original music from Vincent's last two releases on North 61 Records! Please visit the event website for details!

Vincent Hayes Trio at New Holland Brewery in September!
For those of you on the Lakehsore, mark your calendars for Friday September 5, 2014 for the return of Vincent and the band to New Holland Brewing Co. in Holland, MI. Check the venue website for details! See you there!

05/09/2014
The Grind Reviewed in Blues Blast Magazine!
Thanks to Jim Kanavy for the glowing review of The Grind in the May 06, 2014 edition of The Blues Blast!
Read the full review HERE!

The Grind is Now on Pandora!
The Grind was recently accepted by Pandora Radio for inclusion in their catalog. Along with will mark the second release by Vincent Hayes to be added to the Pandora roster. The disc should be showing up any day, so just do a search and add it to your list of favorites, or make your own Vincent Hayes station!


02/30/2014
The Grind Wins 2014 WYCE Jammie Award for "Best Blues Album"
We are excited to announce that on February 21, The Grind won the 2014 WYCE Jammie Award for "Best Blues Album", alongside Michigan's blues giants Root Doctor who tied for the winning position for their 2013 release "New Attitude." A HUGE thank you to all of the friends and fans in Michigan, and the staff at WYCE-FM, Grand Rapids for the continued support!
 
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2014 Jammie Award Nominations Are In!!!
Last week WYCE-FM 88.1FM, Grand Rapids announced the 2013 Jammie Award Nominees, and I'm honored to tell you that The Grind has been nominated in FOUR categories which are-

-Best Album (All Genres)
-Best Blues/Soul Album
-Song of The Year (Things That Get Me By)
-Producer/Engineer (Bill Chrysler/Joe Sturgill/Vincent Hayes)

Though radio support for The Grind has been great around the US and the globe, perhaps the most support of any terrestrial station has been from the folks right here in West Michigan at WYCE-FM! Thanks so much to Pete Bruinsma, Matt Jarrels, Greg Saur, and the rest of the staff for the continued support and for considering The Grind for these honors! The 2014 Jammie Awards will be held on February 21, 2014 at The Intersection in Grand Rapids.

Please visit this link to submit your vote for:

* Best Album of 2013 (The Grind is listed near the bottom)

Voting Deadline: 12am Feb 1, 2014.

The 15th Annual Jammies will be held at the Intersection on February 21, 2014.
Brought to you by 88.1FM WYCE and Bell's Brewery
FREE Admission; clothing and non-perishable food items will be collected at the door

See you there!

The Grind IS On Sirius/XM!!!
Once again the folks at BB King's Bluesville Sirius/XM Channel 70 have shown their amazing support by additing The Grind to rotation on the station's playlist! Huge thanks go out to Tony Colter for featuring it on Stone Blue, and to Pat St. John for spinning cuts on his nightly program! You can also request tracks by calling the station request line at 877-64-BLUES

All CD's Now Only $12.99 @ CDbaby!
To celebrate the recent Jammie nominations and Sirius/XM airplay, the price of both The Grind and Reclamation of only $12.99 has been extended through the 2014 Jammie Awards Ceremony in February 2014! Get you copy now, or save an additional 10% when you buy two!

 
 

The Grind Debuts At #1 on Michigan Roots Radio Chart!
 

In just a little under two weeks since it's release on August 20, 2013, The Grind has already been added to dozens of playlists on terrestrial blues radio in the US, Canada, France, Autralia, Ireland, Germany, Norway, Poland, and UK! More stations are on the way, and there will also be an additional radio promotion at the end of September to target an additional 200 College, Jamband, AA, and Roots Rock stations in the US and abroad. It's really exciting to watch something that you've put so much hard work, love and care into rise up the radio charts. As for the Michigan Roots Radio Chart, there was no "rising" to be seen, The Grind simply debuted at the #1 position on the September 06, 2013 chart! Thank you to all of the programmers/DJ's who have already begun to show such amazing support for this new release! Check out the Michigan Roots Radio Chart HERE!

"Other Side Of Town" From The Grind, to Be Featured on a Syndicated Radio Program!

But wait, there's more! Once again, the syndicated 2 hr radio program called Blues Deluxe will feature an original song on the program, for airplay on over 100 terrestrial radio stations! The program is also streamed on the player at the Roots Radio Chart website!

We are honored to be chosen among such an impressive selection of artists who will appear on the same playlist, including The Band, Fleetwood Mac, Cream, Bob Corritore, Pete Anderson and Jonny Lang! Click the link below to be taken there to listen anytime between September 22-28. You may also catch the program on your local radio affiliates who air the program!

 
 
 
 
CD Release Party at The Playhouse in Whitehall on Sept 28, 2013 
 
 
 
We are excited to announce the date and location of the First Official CD Release Party at The Howmet Playhouse in Whitehall, MI on Saturday, September 28, 2013!
 
Sponsored by Killer Blues, the event will feature two 50 minute sets of original material from The Grind by Vincent Hayes and the band, as well as old favorites from their first award-winning release, Reclamation! Plenty of copies of The Grind will be on hand for purchase, and beverages will be supplied by Michigan's own Rockford Brewing Co. 
 
Tickets for this event are $10.00, and can be purchased at the door, or by calling the Whitehall City Hall during normal business hours at (231) 894-8048
 
All proceeds from the tickets and beer sales go toward helping the efforts of Killer Blues. To find out more about Killer Blues, go to http://www.killerblues.net
 
 
The Grind Now Available at: iTunes, CDbaby, Spotify, Rhapsody, Last.fm, Amazon, and more!
 
If you haven't heard The Grind, the brand new CD by Vincent Hayes that is sweeping the blues and roots/rock world by storm, then check it out at your favorite online music source now!  Help us spread the word about The Grind by sharing links on your social media walls! 
 
Thanks so much to everyone who has already begun to show such amazing support for this new CD, from DJ's & programmers, to media, fans and family! Make sure you stay updated by joining the newsletter signup link on the official Vincent Hayes Website! Until next time-


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North 61 Records is pleased to announce the official release of "The Grind", the brand new, long awaited brand new CD by Vincent Hayes! 
 
Featuring ten brand new songs recorded by Hayes and his stellar rhythm section (David Alves, Donnie Hugley), recorded at Redwall North Studios in Hayes's hometown of Grand Haven, MI, "The Grind" takes Vincent and the band back to their beginnings as a power trio, and showcases Hayes's evolution as a songwriter and a guitar force to be reckoned with. The disc was produced and engineered by "soundman of the stars" Bill Chrysler (John Mayer, Lionel Richie, Kanye West, Justin Timberlake, Eagles, Christina Aguilera), and co-produced and engineered by Joe Sturgil (Four Finger Five) during the Spring of 2013, and mastered by Brian Lucey from Magic Garden Studios, who also has won Grammy's for his work with the Black Keys (Brothers, El Camino). There are eight new Hayes originals on The Grind, in addition to an interpretation of "Inner City Blues", the 1971 classic by Marvin Gaye, and the moody and dark "Not Tonight", a collaborative song penned by West Michigan singer/songwriter Joel Toppen, and arranged by Hayes and the band. 
 
Join Vincent Hayes and Vinny Marini for the World Premier of "The Grind" on Monday, August 5 at 11:45 EST on Music on The Couch www.musiconthecouch
 
 
World Premier of "The Grind" August 5, 2013 at 11:45 EST


Summer Shows With Buddy Guy, BB King & Jonny Lang! 
 
As the recording process for the new CD is winding down for a summer 2013 release, things are REALLY heating up for the band's summer schedule too! We have just confirmed two shows you won't want to miss! It's not every day that an artist is offered the opportunity to perform in front of one of their heroes, and this summer the band has been honored to play shows with not one, but BOTH of Vincent's favorite electric blues artists, Buddy Guy and B.B. King!
 
B.B. King wsg The Vincent Hayes Project
June 3, 2013 @ Frederik Meijer Gardens
 
This an all ages outdoor show at the beautiful Frederik Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids, MI. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy a night of great music and fun with the King of The Blues himself, B.B. King! The Vincent Hayes Project will be performing at 7:00pm.
 
Buddy Guy & Jonny Lang 
wsg The Vincent Hayes Project
July 5, 2013 @ Coast West Music Festival
 
After serving as house band for the 2011 Blues Blast Awards at Buddy Guy's Legends in Chicago, IL, the Vincent Hayes Project has now been invited to open the show for Buddy and Jonny Lang on the Main Stage at this year's Coast West Music Festival in Vincent's hometown of Muskegon, MI. This will be a night of rockin' blues by one of the most electrifying guitarists in the world and living legend, Buddy Guy, who will be joined on stage by his good friend, blues/rock virtuoso, Jonny Lang! The Vincent Hayes project kicks things off at 7:00pm, but show up early to get a good seat!
 
Vincent and the band are truly honored to be invited to warm up the crowd for these two musical giants, who along with his father, have been two of the three biggest influences on Hayes's musicianship and guitar career. We hope to see you all at these shows! 
 
Additional Upcoming Shows:
 
Saturday, May 18, 2013...The Vincent Hayes Project headlines the Sizzlin' Blues show at Muskegon Rec. Club. In the spirit of the locally infamous "Steak n' Blues", your admission to Sizzlin' Blues will include a full steak dinner, and opening performance by Them Two Guys. Call Muskegon Rec Club for ticket info: (231) 755-7217
 
Saturday, May 25, 2013..."Annual Buses By The Beach" Festival. This festival draws VW Bus lovers from all over the region and country to celebrate the coolest thing to ever hit the highway, the VW Bus! The Vincent Hayes Project headlines on Saturday night from 9:00pm-11:00pm. Camping and is available and there will be additional performances by regional roots artists. Fun for the whole family!  http://www.busesbythebeach.org/Home_Page.php
 
Friday, June 21, 2013...The Vincent Hayes Project at Billy's Lounge, Grand Rapids, MI. 9:30pm-close

Summer dates are being added all the time, so check our full schedule at the website at vincenthayes.com/shows.cfm