Legendary Wet Willie vocalist and harmonica player, Jimmy Hall is proud to present Ready Now, his first album of new material since 2007. Guests include co-producers, Joe Bonamassa and Josh Smith along with Reese Wynans, Warren Haynes, and more.
Producers Joe Bonamassa and Josh Smith worked with Jimmy to make an album worthy of his amazing career and talent. Ready Now is a major statement in a career full of highs dating back to Jimmy's work with the legendary rock band Wet Willie. Backed by a crack band of Bonamassa, Smith, Reese Wynans, Michael Rhodes and Greg Morrow, Hall is free to give his all to the songs and performances.
Jimmy Hall first gained popularity as the lead vocalist, saxophonist, and harmonica player for the band Wet Willie, emerging from Mobile, Alabama. His unique brand of R&B-infused rock and roll and onstage swagger propelled the group’s signature song "Keep on Smilin’" to the Top 10 on the Billboard singles chart in 1974. After seven albums with Capricorn Records, Wet Willie moved forward to Epic Records releasing the singles "Street Corner Serenade" and "Weekend." Both hit the US Top 40 and five other songs were placed in the Billboard Top 100.
From epic southern rock tunes like "Ready Now" and "A Long Goodbye," to the boogie and blues of "Girl's Got Sugar" and "Jumpin' for Joy," Jimmy's incredible voice is front and center on Ready Now. And then there is "Dream Release," written with his son Ryan Hall about his lifetime friendship with Gregg Allman. Bonamassa co-wrote five songs on the new album and plays unforgettable guitar solos on "Jumpin’ For Joy," "Risin’ Up," "Holding On For Dear Love," A "Long Goodbye," and "Will You Still Be There."
The album also features special guest performances from legendary guitarists Warren Haynes and Jared James Nichols. Haynes plays a slide guitar solo on the title track "Ready Now," while Nichols plays a guitar solo on "Without Your Love."
Coming on LP on October 14, 2022.