There will be a unique promotion following release of the production of a 2.0 version of the record as though it were the original cast album for a musical - the scenes which would have set up the songs will be acted out in an audio version, then combined with the songs to make an audio theater version which will be submitted to the HEAR Now festival for American audio theater (Al Basile's audio play Flash Blind will be featured this summer as a podcast at the festival. Last Hand 2.0 will be entered for 2021). It will also be accessible on YouTube around the release date of the CD in August.
(5% DISCOUNT THRU 7-24-20) Last Hand is a song cycle in blues and roots style which tells the story of a May-December romance. It's Al Basile's 17th solo CD, and he sings these new songs of his with a keyboard trio backing him up drawn from the Duke Robillard Band who have been on his CDs going back ten years. Al wrote, arranged, and produced this project. It will have a 200 station radio promotional campaign by Todd Glazer Promotions, a four month publicity campaign by Mark Pucci Media, and print ads in Living Blues, Blues Music Magazine, and Blues Blast. Al says: "For the first time after forty years of recording and twenty of making my own records, I decided t add the producer's hat to my hatrack. This one's all on me - it was time.