Summer of Trouble Video

9 countries, 70+ shows. A brief peek at the Summer of Trouble tour of 2014. A special thanks to TroubleMakers around the globe for partying so hard with us. You all make what we do such a joy. VT

Strike Your Light (feat. Kamilah Marshall) – Single – Buy It Here 

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Vintage Trouble Japan Tour 2014

On Aug 14, 2014 Vintage Trouble  will depart for a tour of Japan.
First date will be the Summer Sonic #SummerSonic festival in Tokyo.

08/16 | Summer Sonic 2014 | Tokyo, JapanBuy Tickets 
QVC Marine Field & Makuhari Messe

08/17 | Summer Sonic 2014 | Osaka, JapanBuy Tickets 
Maishima Summer Sonic Site

08/19 | The Blue Note Club | Tokyo, JapanBuy Tickets
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08/20 | The Blue Note Club | Tokyo, JapanBuy Tickets
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Vintage Trouble - Japan 2014 Poster

Vintage Trouble – Japan 2014 Poster

Super Bock Super Rock Festival in Portugal

Hey, we just landed in Lisbon, Portugal. Beautiful place, only our sound guy Brian has been here before so we are very excited to be here.
We are here for the Super Bock Super Rock Festival

Only staying a few days but we will roam the town as much as we can 🙂 Today is a day off after a lengthy journey from Telluride, CO USA. Puh, 26 hours total. But who cares when you arrive at such beauty as this place, right?

We are truly looking forward to be joining the culture scene and artists from this part of the world. Always good to start the relationship with a festival where we can connect with new souls. So see you tomorrow at Super Bock Super Rock!

We will report shortly about more adventures here in Portugal>

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Ride Festival – Telluride CO

Day after thoughts 🙂 We are leaving Telluride in an hour. Such a beautiful place and the festival was great! Both shows went really well and the response was of the charts! Hope we can come back soon again.

Vintage Trouble Ride Fest, Telluride CO

Vintage Trouble Ride Fest, Telluride CO

Vintage Trouble Ride Fest, Telluride CO

Vintage Trouble Ride Fest, Telluride CO

We just arrived in beautiful Telluride Colorado at an elevation almost 9000 feet. Clear skies and the air feels amazing.


We are joining the NightRide as well with a late night show at the Sheridan Opera House – Join Us

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Glastonbury 2014 Acoustic Performance

We had dreamt about coming back to Glastonbury after our 2013 performance as this festival pretty much top em’ all. They offered us to play the highly coveted West Holt stage with BBC TV coverage this year so we were more then exctited. Our chance to perform live on TV for the first time since Later with Jools Holland. Almost as clock work as our intro rolled and we walked on stage some seriously menacing clouds gathered above us and lightning broke out. After only 2 songs ( High Times and Blues Hand Me Down) they decided to evacuate the stage for fear of lightning strikes hitting the top of the stage. Ugh! Power downed we had no other choice then to leave the stage. First we got told the storm would pass in only 5 min and we could start again but after 30 min of thunderous amazon rain our last hopes of taking the stage again got to a halt. Our amazing TroubleMakers kept on thru the rain storm and we couldn’t leave them behind so we did the only thing we could do, performed acoustic in front of the stage.

On our way to Manchester, UK for the Grillstock Festival

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ALL IMAGES BY: Neil Kitson

Queen’s Hall – Edinburgh Scotland

Summer of Trouble moved on to Scotland, Edinburgh to be exact. We got an extra day to enjoy this beautiful city in full. Queens’s Hall ended up a beautiful spiritual experience with all the TroubleMakers of the North and many from the South as well. We brought the amazing Cailean Hall-Gardiner playing great bagpipe on Not Alright By Me
and of course Amanda & Will getting one step closer to marriage.


Vintage Trouble Queen's Hall, Edinburgh Scotland

Vintage Trouble Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh Scotland

Vintage Trouble setlist Queen's Hall, Scotland

Vintage Trouble setlist Queen’s Hall, Scotland

Sage Gateshead 2014 – A Night to Remember

There will always be mile stones in our lives and one we will always remember is our show last night at Sage Gateshead, UK. Our UK tour took us thru Linton Festival up to Newcastle to venue we visited many time Sage Gateshead. One of the most beautiful venues we know.

We supported Brian May from Queen there and sold out the smaller room there in 2013. Last night we filled the Hall A with 1200 TroubleMakers, such a beautiful sight.



Strike Your Light
Nancy Lee
Lo & Behold
Pelvis Pusher
Not Alright By Me ( acoustic )
Never Mine ( acoustic )
You Saved Me ( acoustic )
Blues Hand Me Down ( acoustic )
Run Outta You ( acoustic )
Total Strangers
Still & Always Will
Another Man’s Words
Get It
Run Like River
Nobody Told Me
Blues Hand Me Down

Read The Journal’s review from the show here.

Vintage Trouble - Sage Gateshead 2014 photo by Adam Kennedy

Vintage Trouble – Sage Gateshead 2014
photo by Adam Kennedy

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Summer of Trouble 2014 – UK

Alright, we have now entered the UK borders. We started the tour of with the Summer Ball for the York Uni at the York Race course. Got the meet a few of our old and new TroubleMakers. But the real show started last night in Leeds at the Cockpit venue. We sold it out with a completely full house. Nice and sweaty just like we like it. We are here supporting our new EP album The Swing House Sessions so lots of new songs got played last night. We added the acoustic part to our set.

Set list:

Run Like River
Low Down Dirty Dog
Still And Always will
Lo & behold
Blues Hand Me Down ( acoustic )
Never Mine (acoustic )
Run Outta You ( acoustic )
Total Strangers
Nancy Lee
Another Man’s Words
Pelvis Pusher / Blues Hand me Down
———— anchor
You Better Believe It
Nobody Told Me

Tonight we are headlining the Linton Festival.

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Summer of Trouble 2014 in the US!

Resting up out in Salina Kansas overnight journey to Red Rock CO for our support show with Big Head Todd and the Monsters. Heard so many beautiful stories about this place , we can’t wait to see hear and feel it.

We had a great trip thru TX visiting Dallas, Austin and Houston. Here’s some great pics from our Austin show at The Belmont in Austin. Pictures by Sandra Dahdah and Kerry Langford

Booker T Jones and KINK.FM – Portland Oregon

VT News: Sadly, the day has come for Vintage Trouble to perform our first show that doesn’t include all 4 members of the band. Rick Barrio Dill will not be performing with us for The Kink FM festival gig. This is new territory for us, and our first instinct was to cancel. But, after conferring with Rick and (literally) our favorite radio station, KINK FM, we decided to “Take lemons and make lemonade,” as Nancy Lee would say. So, our brand of Lemonade tastes like this: Our friend and collaborator, Booker T. Jones, will be joining us in Mr. Dill’s stead. We will surely miss Rick on stage. But we are so very appreciative that the universe has opened us up with a solution. As we hope any and all VT shows entail, the magic of danger shall be in the air on this one. May 24, 2014: a day that will go down in the lore and history of Vintage Trouble.


Summer 2014 US Tour Dates

We are excited to finally roll down the old familiar US roads this year.  We are bringing our favorite dJ Soul Selector Tom ‘Papa’ Ray with us to spin soul, blues, rhythm & blues and rock n’ roll! #VintageTrouble

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Starting of with a show in Portland with our friends at KINK.FM 101.9 as the run the Waterfront Festival again, this Saturday, May 24  – Click Here for more info 

Sunday, May 25  Santa Cruz CA   SantaCruz BluesFest. – Read more here
with Jackie Green, Rich Robinson, Chris Isaak

Wednesday, May 28 Tempe AZ   Marquee Theatre   – Read more here

Friday, May 30 Dallas TX  Gas Monkey Bar –  Read more here

Saturday, May 31 Austin TX  The Belmont  – Read more here

Sunday, June 1  Houston TX  The Continental ClubRead more here

Tuesday, June 3  New Orleans, LA  House of BluesRead more here

Thursday, June 5  Ozark AR  Wakarusa Music FestivalRead more here 

Saturday, June 7 Morrison CO  Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre supporting Big Head Todd And The MonstersRead more here

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Doheny Blues Festival 2014

On our way to Doheny Blues Festival, beautiful day here in California, gonna check out Gov’t Mule and Keb Mo. We go on at 5:40PM

Vintage Trouble at Doheny Blues Festival 2014, this Sunday, May 17
California’s great blues festival with Buddy Guy, Gov’t Mule, Greg Allman and many more. Get your tickets here

Vintage Trouble live in Petaluma



Performing at Glastonbury Festival 2014

We are proud to announce we will join the amazing lineup for Glastonbury Festival 2014 it will be part of our UK tour starting:

06/20 | The Cockpit | Leeds, UK – Buy Tickets

06/21 | Linton Festival | Herefordshire, UK  – Buy Tickets

06/22 | The Sage | Gateshead, UK – Buy Tickets

06/24 | Queen’s Hall | Edinburgh, UK – Buy Tickets

06/26 | Bristol Bierkeller | Bristol, UK– Buy Tickets

06/27 | Glastonbury Festival | Pilton, UK

06/28 | Grillstock Manchester Festival | Manchester, UK – Buy Tickets

06/29 | Festival Mundial | Tilburg, The Netherlands – Buy Tickets

Vintage Trouble Glastonbury 2014

2014 SXSW Dates Announced

Vintage Trouble will join the SXSW party in Austin TX
March 8 – 13, 2014 

Saturday,  March 8  11PM  Empire Automotive Services, 604 East 7th St, Austin, TX 

Tuesday, March 11  10pm @ Empire Automotive Services, 604 East 7th St,  Austin, TX

Wednesday,  March 12  6PM @ Clive Bar, 609 Davis Street, Austin TX
– more info about this event

…stay tuned for more updates



Summer 2014 UK & European Tour Dates

 Vintage Trouble announces UK & Europe dates for 2014
For full touring program please visit

* JUNE *

06/20 | The Cockpit | Leeds, UK – Buy Tickets

06/22 | The Sage | Gateshead, UK – Buy Tickets

06/24 | Queen’s Hall | Edinburgh, UK – Buy Tickets

06/26 | Bristol Bierkeller | Bristol, UK – Buy Tickets

06/28 | Grillstock Manchester Festival | Manchester, UK – Buy Tickets

* JULY *

07/20 | Gurten Festival | Berne, Switzerland – Buy Tickets

07/30 | Islington Assembley Hall | London, UK – Buy Tickets

 …more dates coming soon


Vintage Trouble UK 2014

Vintage Trouble UK 2014


February 2014 Newsletter

Hey TroubleMakers

Hope you had a good start to the year!  We sure did, and we are ready to hit the road soon.  The Honda commercial connected us with a lot of new TroubleMakers and we cant wait to see you all.  In case you missed it, check it out here.

We released a new single Strike Your Light.  It’s only available online right now, but have patience, as we will put it out on vinyl as well.  You can find it on, iTunes and Amazon. We really hope you like it.

We had the honor to be on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, for the 4th time!  It aired this past week.  Here we are performing the single Strike Your Light.

New tour dates are added on a daily basis now, so please check for cities near you! See Vintage Trouble tour dates here

We have added some cool things to our online store.  Check out our new Vintage Trouble messenger bag and new live poster with a photo by our own Adam Kennedy. Also new, check out the music page as we added a download section with new and rare recordings coming soon.

We SO appreciate your love and support and please know, we could never have done all this without YOU!  So, stay in touch and we will make this a year of music and joy!


Much love,

Vintage Trouble


Valentine’s Weekend and More!

Vintage Trouble will join KISS for the Charity at House of Blues, Los Angeles CA Friday Feb 14, 2014

Vintage Trouble will join Robert Cray and many others at the Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival , Florida Saturday Feb 15

Vintage Trouble announces more dates on

02/14 | Mending / House of Blues | Los Angeles, CA

02/15 | Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival | Clearwater, FL


03/29 | Vive Latino Festival | Mexico City, Mexico

* MAY *

05/18 | Doheny Blues Festival | Dana Point, CA

* JUNE *

06/05 | Wakarusa Music Festival | Ozark, AR

06/07 | Red Rocks Amphitheatre | Morrison, CO

06/21 | Linton Festival | Herefordshire, UK

06/22 | The Sage | Gateshead, UK

06/24 | Queen’s Hall | Edinburgh, UK

06/26 | Bristol Bierkeller | Bristol, UK

06/28 | Grillstock Manchester Festival | Manchester, UK

* JULY *

07/20 | Gurten Festival | Berne, Switzerland

07/30 | Islington Assembley Hall | London, UK

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno

Sandra Bullock and Vintage Trouble at The tonight Show with Jay Leno

Sandra Bullock and Vintage Trouble at The tonight Show with Jay Leno

Mickey Rooney & Vintage Trouble The Tonight Show With Jay Leno

Mickey Rooney & Vintage Trouble The Tonight Show With Jay Leno


Get your copy of the new Vintage Trouble single Strike Your Light
Now available as a digital download from iTunes, Amazon, Spotify

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, Again!

To say that we are so thankful to Jay Leno and The Tonight Show folks for supporting and showcasing us this fourth time (three within a year) would be the grandest of understatements. We all grew up watching The Tonight Show and dreaming of one day getting the honor of hopping in on their legendary tube space. Being an independent band without much radio and mega news awareness, we understand their must be some honest mutual respect and adoration going on with us and them, and that is wildly empowering and igniting for us. We humbly and earnestly say, “We are wholeheartedly grateful for their time, friendship and light.” We dedicate our “Strike Your Light” to them. – Vintage Trouble

Vintage Trouble News April – May, 2013

Leno performance now on YouTube

THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO Vintage Trouble with actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Vintage Trouble with actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Coachella Music Festival 13-20 April, Indio CA
See more info about Coachella

US Tour
04/26 | Blind Tiger | Greensboro, NC
04/27 | Sky City | Augusta, GA
04/28 | Mercy Lounge | Nashville, TN
04/30 | The Local 662 | St Petersburg, FL
05/01 | The Social | Orlando, FL
05/04 | Shaky Knees Festival | Atlanta, GA
05/05 | Beale Street Music Festival | Memphis, TN

Upcoming tour Japan, US Festivals

Much Love – Vintage Trouble

Billboard Magazine Tastemaker Session with Vintage Trouble

Click Here to see the live performance!

See the photo session

Watch the band perform three songs in this Tastemakers @ Sunrise session and talk music, fans and pressure.

We shot this on top of the London Hotel, Los Angeles December 19th, 2012. Got a great view of the Hollywood Hills in the background. It was recorded early in the morning to the major complaints from hotel guests 🙂 We did 3 songs that morning Nobody Told Me, Nancy Lee and Blues hand Me Down. An interview with the band also got added. Enjoy!

Montreal Lemonade (rbd)

Lifetime musicians, despite all the difficulties, we really are the lucky ones and I consider myself incredibly fortunate to have a career in music. Chasing your bliss really is something so few people get to do and somewhat of a secret to life I believe.  As many reading this may know, while on tour earlier this year supporting the Cranberries in Montreal, we had one of those moments where misfortune bit down hard when several of our instruments were stolen from us and it was a grind in those moments to say the least. Sometimes though, it’s this misfortune that forces us to take a step back, appreciate what we DO have even deeper, and often jump forward in ways even bigger than we thought were possible. True goodness and positivity can come out of these awful moments in life if we just stay open to the possible. They can also serve moments of great growth in our lives. I recently thought again to share this particular adventure to celebrate all the amazing energy that helped make this great story happen and to also thank those again for this love. To celebrate TroubleMaking the way only our community knows how.

As an opening act, you are blessed because you get to play larger stages and expose your music to whole new sets of crowds. Similarly, as a new band, you have logistical, budget, communication and time constraints that create constant challenges as well. Not being able to park at the venue and somewhere between our previous night in town and soundcheck, our van was unattended and two main instruments were stolen from us.   The first was a backup Les Paul that Nalle had borrowed from a dear friend of ours and the second was my main bass…a Blonde Fender 57′ ReIssue P-Bass Maple neck that was customized all my own and something tremendously special to me.   The love and time that we put into our main instruments, you can’t imagine.   I don’t know what to compare it to, but the feeling you get in your stomach when you figure out this part of your family has been stolen from you…it is a pain like no other.  Its tough to even imagine.  As we were literally on our way to soundcheck when we realized, the mad rush began to a) get a replacement so we could do the show in 2 hours, b) inventory in my head what else was also with the bass in the case when it was stolen and c) somehow keep processing all the emotions of the experience but also block it out as it got closer to showtime. The show still is most important thing.  It always is.

We managed to handle everything in the way of a loaner bass with the help of the local promoter and the show went off fantastic.  I think there is even plenty of youtube video from that night in Montreal.   It really was a great emotional show.   Afterwards though, it was back to reality, trying to figure out what to do next. I was trying to just breathe, not freak out and also just trying to pick up the lessons and stay open to what I was supposed to be learning from this experience. This is where things start to take a beautiful turn.   (Life can be funny like this).

We have a community called the TroubleMakers that supports us in ways I have never experienced anywhere else in music or life for that matter.   We can’t really call them fans because they are more like family to us.  They are so positive, so loving, and such a force amongst themselves…it simply humbles me to be a part of such a tribe.    Several of the key TroubleMakers, and in particular Adam and Lisa Kennedy, felt a particular outrage to what had happened to us once the news posted on our Facebook about the stolen guitars.  From their computers all the way in Newcastle, UK, they started a twitter campaign to blast the world with news, pictures and the serial number of my stolen bass.   They tirelessly worked and got other TroubleMakers to help do the same, reposting and reposting the story.  So much so that they reached the limit that Twitter allows for number of tweets in a day.  They then moved to other accounts and anyone that would pick it up as well…and in the process, the story actually began to take hold in a huge way. It started trending on twitter.  While we were driving all day to our next show in Providence, Rhode Island, we started hearing and seeing the story gaining more and more traction.  Through the help of the T.M. community, our management, and all of the constant pushing of the story, every pawn shop and music store in Montreal knew about the bass and I was even contacted by one of the largest radio stations in Montreal to do an interview about the story during drive time radio.   Even the awesome gig bag company that I use (Reunion Blues) offered me an endorsement deal from the story and they immediately replaced my bag for free.  Huge names were now starting to get wind of the story and repost and before we knew it, people like Zak Wylde and Peter Frampton and even Slash (a childhood hero of mine) had retweeted the story.  SLASH knew about our band and even emailed Ty to offer his help.  Incredible. With his help now sharing to all his followers and friends at this point, we now had something like 3 million posts of the story. It really helped push it over the edge and it was incredibly emotional for me how many people were just trying to help any way they could.

Over the next few days, the word actually got to Fender Worldwide on what had happened thanks to the constant online reposting of the story as well as the critical help of our manager Doc McGhee.   Doc put in the call and connected Fender even closer to who we are as a band, the story of the stolen bass, and our overall work ethic.  Once Fender combined it with the help we had from people like Slash, Fender UK and all the TroubleMakers, they offered up something they rarely do anymore…a full artist endorsement to me for Bass.  Insane.   My heroes have all played Fender and I have been a Fender guy most of my life.  To now have the support of Fender Worldwide, its a kids dream come true.   2 days later, I had a Blonde 57′ RI Fender PBass Reissue delivered to me and I can now call myself a Fender worldwide artist.  Montreal Lemonade was made in full and it was humbling beyond words.

Flash forward now to a few months ago where we got the honor of playing the same festival in Sweden with Slash.   We were backstage and I got the incredible opportunity to meet the man himself and even more important for me, I got to personally thank him for his help with the reposting of my bass story.   He had heard of the Fender deal I picked up from it and even made the great comment that “Twitter is good for some things”. Indeed it is.  Only for me, it wound up being good for so much more in addition to being able to personally thank a childhood hero for his help and goodwill.

To date, we haven’t gotten the stolen bass back, but I’m hopeful she will find her way back to me one day.   In the meantime, this story now represents something to me that is so much more valuable than what was lost that day.   To have such positivity be born from such a negative situation is a true testament to love and openness of the human spirit.   Everyone that helped in whatever little ways they could added up to something epic in proportions.  This was an incredible reminder to me that immense good can come from bad, especially if we stay positive and let it in.

I have so many people to thank for this and even more importantly, to where I am at in life.   I am blessed to have the friends, family, TroubleMakers, mentors and angels that I have as part of my fabric.  To all those who are under this beautiful umbrella, you know who you are and I thank you with all my heart.  Genuine Love is something that can’t be destroyed or stolen.  It is fantastically contagious and so vital.  I hope each of you know how much I truly do appreciate all that you have given to me.

The people you are, the love that you spread, and the lives you lead…

Thank you for lighting by example.