December 20 • 2014 Bolin Festival – Remiss of me not to remember earlier to plug the fund raising campaign to help finance the 2014 Bolin fest in America. This is being done through one of those crowdsourcing fund raiser sites, and you can get full details on this link…. http://www.gofundme.com/51jpf8 Trace Keane has always worked hard, often with little recognition, keeping Tommy’s music alive through this annual gathering. “100% of the proceeds will be used exclusively for expenses that relate to our annual kick off to The Tommy Bolin Music Festival in Sioux City, Iowa. Hotel rooms and fees for participating musicians make up the largest part of our expenses. I will be posting donation totals as well as any and all expenses so you know exactly how your donation will be used. Thanks to all who can and choose to donate to this great gathering!”
July 10 • Whirlwind is NOT coming out in Europe, and will only be sold here as an import. There is a 2CD digi, a gatefold vinyl and a special box set limited to 2,000 copies worldwide. Rather than try to explain in detail, here is the sales sheet! DTBOnline is stocking the imports, but be warned, it’s not cheap. Release is due in late August 2013. [update - shipped from DTB, in stock]
June 2013 • The next in the new Bolin archive collections (from the people who brought you Whips & Roses) is due sometime in August / September, titled Whirlwind. More details to follow. DTBOnline will stock the European edition once we have had the full details from the suppliers.
Nov 23 • There’s a new biography of Tommy published in France this month. Written by Eric Smets. It has a few photos but is mostly text, and written in French. Eric sent us the cover to look at. Published by Camion Blanc books, bar code is 9782357792111 if you want to try finding it online.
Sept 12. 2012 • If you’re Stateside on holiday this year “Gypsy Soul: Remembering Sioux City’s Tommy Bolin” is now showing at the Sioux City Public Museum, 607 Fourth St. For more information visit www.siouxcitymuseum.org.
Sept. 10. 2012 • We’ve posted a detailed review of the new Definitive Teaser 3CD / 5CD set. Amazingly it turns out that this is NOT a remaster, but a lovingly remixed version to match the original. See what our reviewer thought.
Aug 1. 2012
There’s a new Tommy Bolin site just gone live. Put together with Johnnie Bolin’s blessing and approval, you can check it out at www.tommybolin-official.com. Lots of new pics and stuff to check out.
Thanks to web man David Streeten for the news.
Hot on the heels of the Great Gypsy Soul set comes the Teaser Definitive Edition, which includes (we think) all the alt versions and mixes of Teaser tracks issued to date PLUS a proper remastered edition of the album itself, all in a nice 3CD box set. This is due early September. It is on the DTB Online Store to pre-order. There is also a 5 disc set, but this contains the 3CD set PLUS the recent Great Gypsy Soul 2CD set. Confused? Me too! So if you already have that, the 3CD set will do you.
Thanks to Ian Douglas (news item updated Aug 30).
Also for Bolin fans, we will have news of a set of rare Deep Purple back-stage photos very soon which includes a great imperious shot of the man himself.
And did you know that the day Montreux Casino burnt down -December 4. (1971), is the same date that Tommy Bolin (1976) and Frank Zappa died (1993)…