Collection Featuring 11 Songs
Was Recorded Onboard The January 2023 Cruise;
Available on All Major Streaming Services on June 23, 2023
Ft. Lauderdale, FL (June 23, 2023) ---GRAMMY Award winner Wayne Toups has been selected to launch the new “Live From the 2023 Sandy Beaches Cruise” album series, releasing a collection of 11 songs today that were recorded during the cruise earlier this year. The album features fan favorites like “Les Filles De La Ville (New Orleans Ladies)” and his rollicking classics including “Tupelo Honey” and “Please Explain.” It is the first in a series of live recordings to be made available to the public by the cruise producers, StarVistaLIVE, a leader in theme music cruises.
“We have been a big part of the Delbert McClinton & Friends Sandy Beaches Cruise for such a long time,” says Toups. “We appreciate Delbert and Wendy and all at StarVista LIVE for giving us the opportunity to share this experience with our friends over the last 30 years. And now we get to share it with everyone who wants to get a little taste of what that was like.”
A peerless musician, Toups has earned the Album-of-the-Year award from Offbeat magazine, has been inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame, the Gulf Coast Hall of Fame and the Cajun French Music Hall of Fame. Renowned for his “Zydecajun” mix of Cajun sounds with the rhythms of zydeco and elements of soul music and Southern rock, he has recorded more than a dozen albums that feature his “Cajun fusion band with a rock ‘n’ roll attitude” and thrills fans around the world with his exuberant performances.
The DelbertMcClinton & Friends Sandy Beaches Cruise brings fans together with more than 20 artists to celebrate the very best in American roots music, embracing blues, Cajun, country, folk, gospel, R&B, rock, soul and Zydeco. More than 50 concerts fill eight days and seven nights, and several on the 2023 voyage were recorded specifically for this new album series. It was was the first Sandy Beaches Cruise produced by StarVista LIVE since it acquired the event in early 2020 from co-founders McClinton and television/film producer Wendy Goldstein, who had run it since 1995. McClinton has remained closely involved, curating the lineup and ensuring it maintains its family reunion vibe.
About StarVista Music:
StarVista Music offers artists and brands worldwide digital audio retail distribution and promotion, driving global demand for artist repertoire by creating consumer awareness combined with previously established brand equity. StarVista Music also provides physical and digital video distribution. With years of experience in distributing entertainment-based content and in live entertainment via sister company StarVista Live, StarVista Music is a trusted and effective distribution partner bringing world-class resources such as multi-channel marketing, publicity, in-house creative expertise, and long-standing industry relationships and marketing partnerships developed throughout our history.
StarVista LIVE creates unique entertainment experiences that bring fans together to relive their favorite moments, create new memories, and enjoy unparalleled access to the superstars they love. StarVista LIVE cruise events include the Malt Shop Memories Cruise, the Soul Train Cruise, The Country Music Cruise, The Flower Power Cruise, the ‘70s Rock and Romance Cruise, Sandy Beaches Cruise, the Ultimate Disco Cruise, the Big Easy Cruise and Abbey Road on the River festival. StarVista LIVE is a division of Direct Holdings Global. Direct Holdings Global is a leading multi-channel marketer with a broad portfolio of products and services, most notably associated with the success of the StarVista brand, delivered with a commitment to excellence and integrity. Additional information about StarVista LIVE can be found at:
Listen to “Live from The 2023 Sandy Beaches Cruise” HERE.
“Live from The 2023 Sandy Beaches Cruise” Tracklisting:
1. One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer
2. All Right Now / More Than Just a Little
3. Les Filles De La Ville (New Orleans Ladies)
4. Grand Night Special
5. Come On In (Make Yourself at Home)
6. Chain of Fools (feat. Sarah Russo)
7. At Last (feat. Sarah Russo)
8. Love Me As Hard As You Hurt Me
9. Tupelo Honey
10. Standing On Shaky Ground
11. Please Explain