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Contact:
Meredith Borden
Phone: 212-580-0602
Email: freenote@earthlink.net
The MicroTime Tour Kicks Off Tri-City Tour in Jersey City, NJ at the Historic Barrow Mansion, June 5th

FreeNote Music announces the MicroTime Tour featuring New York City's Harmonically Tuned electric blues ensembles, 13 O'Clock Blues Band and Willie McBlind, both led by innovative guitarist and composer, Jon Catler. MicroTime will cut a swath of the Northeast, with appearances slated in Jersey City, Boston and New York City.

On Friday, June 5th, at 8pm, the MicroTime Tour will kick off with a performance featuring 13 O'Clock Blues Band in Jersey City, New Jersey at the historic Barrow Mansion as part of the JC Fridays series. Jon Catler will usher in the evening with a discussion and demonstration of his unique musical ideas revolving around Harmonically Tuned Blues. Admission is FREE with donations at the door voluntary.

As articulated by Downbeat blues columnist and 2007 Blues Foundation Keeping the Blues Alive awardee in Journalism, Frank-John Hadley, "The Willie McBlind band's timing is consummate. In this stagnant decade for the blues, with most of the idiomatic action sadly relegated to the obituary column, the New York City-based quartet fronted by virtuosic guitarist Jon Catler and talented singer Meredith "Babe" Borden offers a singularly exciting type of electric blues. Willie McBlind uses the pitches or tones found between the notes of the traditional Western scale to create a mesmerizing pitch-and-rhythm vernacular Catler calls "Harmonic blues." Behind the entertainment, attentive listeners feel a fervid creative intelligence and a heart present in the microtonal blues of the new Willie McBlind album, Bad Thing--set for release on June 1, 2009, courtesy of FreeNote Records."

June 2009 MicroTime Tour with 13 O'Clock Blues Band and Willie McBlind
When: Friday, June 5th, 8-10pm*
Featuring: 13 O'Clock Blues Band
Where: JC Fridays @ The Barrow Mansion
83 Wayne Street
Jersey City, NJ
Admission: FREE w/voluntary donation
Info line: 201-413-9200
*performance includes pre-show lecture/demonstration with Jon Catler
www.jcfridays.com

For more information, visit www.microtones.com
Funded in part through Meet The Composer's MetLife Creative Connections program.
For more information, interviews and media contacts
Contact:
Meredith Borden
Phone: 212-580-0602
Email: freenote@earthlink.net