Along for the Ride Aynsley Lister
- 2Bide My Time04:56
- 3Wait for Me03:42
- 4Is This Really Happening Now03:51
- 5Eve, Pt. 104:54
- 6Cast a Light04:18
- 7Along for the Ride05:06
- 8World Is Falling03:25
- 10Made Up My Mind03:46
- 12No One Else But You05:01
- 13Eve, Pt. 2: Love You to Death04:55
Info for Along for the Ride
British blues-rock guitarist, singer and songwriter Aynsley Lister releases his eighth studio album "Along For the Ride" in November 2022.
Lister has built a reputation as an incredible live performer and one of the best guitarists in the world. He has supported major artists such as Jools Holland, John Mayall, Robert Cray, Buddy Guy, Walter Trout and ZZ Top, sold over 100,000 records and received countless rave reviews. He also won the Songwriter of the Year Award at the British Blues Awards. Now, with a hotly anticipated nationwide tour and the release of Along For The Ride, there's never been a better time to be an Aynsley Lister fan.
On Along For The Ride, Lister draws on his rich blues influences, his trademark storytelling, and his ability to write anthemic rock songs. Lister puts his heart and soul into his own brand of contemporary blues / rock music, driven by a musical philosophy that ranges from amp to 11.
Lister's new single from the 13 track album is "Made Up My Mind" It is a powerful blues / rock track with groove, banging drums and a hint of Hendrix mixed with his own clear soulful vocals. "Made Up My Mind" features Lister on guitar and vocals, Stuart Ross on bass, Russ Parker on drums, Ross Stanley on Hammond, Scott McKeon on guitar / percussion and Gavin Conder on backing vocals.
The 13 track album "Along For The Ride" takes the listener on a musical journey through swelling choruses, tender moments and everything in between. Lister has delved deep into his own sonic journey, and here he bridges the blues influences of the 60s and 70s that shaped his childhood to contemporary songwriting and production destined for stadiums. Lister is an artist worth making time for, and you should give it to him from now on.
Aynsley Lister, guitar, vocals
Scott McKeon, guitar
Stuart Ross, bass
Russ Parker, drums
Ross Stanley, Hammond organ
Gavin Conder, backing vocals
When explosive natural ability collides with fiery, emotionally charged compositions, the result is Aynsley Lister; an incredible guitarist whose brand of blues-based rock delivers contemporary song writing fuelled with the kind of heart and soul that’s missing from so much modern music. Whether passionately writing and recording his own material or mesmerising audiences at his live shows, one thing is abundantly clear: music is hard-wired to his DNA and flows from his fingertips like sonic bolts of lightning. With over 100,000 albums sold, lashings of critical acclaim and years of high profile touring, Lister’s resumé speaks for itself and firmly secures his position as a leading light in the resurgence of British blues-infused music.
In hindsight, it's clear Aynsley was born to be a musician. As a child he was hypnotised by his dad's old guitar and at the age of eight was finally gifted his very own. The moment he held that first six-string the outcome was inevitable; he was going to be a guitarist. Blessed with the coolest dad in town, regularly spinning Hendrix, Cream, Fleetwood Mac and a whole host of bewitching blues for his spellbound son, Aynsley taught himself to play with relentless dedication and a precociously attuned ear, spending hours copying his favourite records note for note. Peter Green, Albert King, Clapton and Kossoff weren't just his heroes; they became his teachers.
Blazing a trail in a bar band from the age of 13 honed his skills and in 1998 Thomas Ruf signed Aynsley to his label, hooking him up with Stevie Ray Vaughan's producer Jim Gaines to record his self titled debut disc, kicking off a successful relationship with Ruf Records that saw him release 7 albums and 2 DVD's in ten years. Their influence, coupled with his dynamite live shows and intense touring schedule, earned high profile support slots with established artists like Walter Trout, John Mayall and Robert Cray, whilst rousing festival appearances alongside artists like the Fun Lovin' Criminals cemented his standing as an artist whose work, although rooted in blues, transcended the genre with a fiery modern sound. In 2007 Aynsley was the only British artist to be named in Classic Rock magazine's "Top 10 Contemporary Blues Artists", alongside John Mayer and Joe Bonamassa.
In 2008 Aynsley's huge crossover potential saw him sign to Manhaton Records and the following year released 'Equilibrium', an album that exposed Lister in his best ever form and stormed into Classic Rock’s Top 50 Albums of 2009. The subsequent tour saw Aynsley playing to sold out shows to over 16,000 people whilst opening for the legendary Lynyrd Skynyrd, after which he and his band relocated to the Tower Arts Centre and with the tape rolling, nailed a cracking rendition of their high-octane live set to produce the storming 'Tower Sessions' record, which was consequently voted ‘Best Live Album’ in the 2011 Blues Matters Writers Poll. Aynsley is currently touring his latest album, Home, which is out now on his own label, Straight Talkin’ Records. The album has featured in recent issues of Guitarist Magazine, Classic Rock, Blues Matters and HiFi Magazines among many others and has received some of his greatest reviews yet! He has a new release due out in summer 2016 on his own label.
This album contains no booklet.