July 22, 2018
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Boston Area Welcomes Genre Shattering MicroTime Tour, June 11/12


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.  As part of the MicroTime Tour. Willie McBlind will kick off the release of its second CD, Bad Thing.
13 O'Clock Blues Band and Willie McBlind will play a double bill show at the Lily Pad in the creative hub of Inman Square in Cambridge, MA on Thursday, June 11th from 7-10pm; Admission $15 at the door; www.lily-pad.net. 

On Friday June 12th at 7pm, Jon Catler will lead members of 13 O'Clock Blues Band alongside singing partner Babe Borden in a presentation of Harmonic Music at The Cathedral of St. Paul in downtown Boston, including a lecture demonstration where Catler will discuss how Harmonic Rhythm and Harmonic Lyric concepts can be derived from the pure intervals of the Harmonic Series and also features a microtonal guitar demonstration; Admission at door $15.www.stpaulboston.org.
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." 

For more information, visit www.microtones.com
Funded in part through Meet The Composer's MetLife Creative Connections program.
Thursday, June 11, 7-10pm
featuring: Willie McBlind and 13 O'Clock Blues Band
The Lily Pad
Inman Square, 1353 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA
$15 @ door

Friday, June 12, 7-9pm
featuring: performance symposium with Jon Catler and members of the 13 O'Clock Blues Band
The Cathedral Church of St. Paul
138 Tremont Street
Boston, MA
$15 @ door
Performers: Jon Catler, fretless and Just Intonation guitars; Babe Borden, vocals and autoharp; 
Lorne Watson, drums; Mat Fieldes, bass; Joseph Liebhart and Dane Johnson, 12-Tone Ultra Plus guitars (13 O'Clock Blues Band)

Funded in part through Meet The Composer's MetLife Creative Connections program.

For more information, interviews and media contacts 
: Meredith Borden 
Phone: 212-580-0602
Email: freenote@earthlink.net

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