×

New Jersey Stage menu
New Jersey Stage home
New Jersey Stage search button

Search website


 

NEWS | FEATURES | PREVIEWS | EVENTS

Dion Releases Video For "Angel In The Alleyways"


originally published: 10/14/2021

Dion Releases Video For "Angel In The Alleyways"

Dion has released the single and video for “Angel in the Alleyways.” The song, on which Patti Scialfa and Bruce Springsteen are featured, was written by Dion and Mike Aquilina and is one of the selections from the forthcoming Stomping Ground album. Stomping Ground is set for release on November 5 through Keeping The Blues Alive Records.

The new track is the third Stomping Ground cut to have been made available in advance of the album. The two released earlier are “Take It Back” with Joe Bonamassa guesting and “I’ve Got To Get To You” with Boz Scaggs, Joe Menza and Mike Menza joining in.

Dion has long been known as a man of faith and “Angel in the Alleyways” reflects that in terms of its lyric and the setting of the video clip.  It was shot at the Monastery of St. Bernard de Clairvaux, a Spanish monastery constructed in the eleventh century.  It fell into disuse in the 1830s and was ultimately shipped in pieces to Miami where it was reconstructed in 1950s.  Patti Scialfa and Bruce Springsteen’s contribution was shot in their home studio.

The song’s theme is one of abiding belief with a line that underscores Dion’s dedication to the blues: "An angel walks / An angel prays / By your side at night unseen in the alleyways / Who guides the hand that comes to play? / Like BB King and Stevie Ray / Who takes the pain we didn't choose? / Turns it into Chicago Blues"

Patti Scialfa and Bruce Springsteen previously worked with Dion on “Hymn To Him,” a track from his 2020 Blues With Friends album. Dion credits Scialfa for the richness of the song’s arrangement.  “Everything you hear -- that’s all her,” he explains.  He had sent her only the most basic track on which to lay her vocal and she returned with 64 tracks that were fully arranged.  Dion quipped, “64 tracks is more than I’ve used on all my records combined.”



 
Advertise with New Jersey Stage for $50-$100 per month, click here for info



In the liner notes that accompany Stomping Ground, Dion writes, I gave Patti a simple, raw demo of ‘Angel in the Alleyways,’ with just my guitar and vocal. What you’ll hear now is what Patti made of it. There are five verses, and she treated each of them in a unique way. This is her gift. The lady's imagination is unlimited. Her husband contributed the right tones on guitar and harmonica. They are my dream team. They truly make me feel loved.”

Stomping Ground, produced by Wayne Hood and Dion, features a total of 14 tracks and includes musical contributions by Mark Knopfler, Eric Clapton, Peter Frampton, Billy F Gibbons, Keb’ Mo, Sonny Landreth, Marcia Ball, Jimmy Vivino, G.E. Smith, Rickie Lee Jones as well as the aforementioned Bonamassa, Scaggs and the Menzas. The album also includes original liner notes by Pete Townshend.

Dion Releases Video For "Angel In The Alleyways"

Stomping Ground track listing (LP version -- CD version follows the same order)

 Side A

1.     Take It Back with Joe Bonamassa

2.     Hey Diddle Diddle with G.E. Smith

3.     Dancing Girl with Mark Knopfler

4.     If You Wanna Rock ‘n’ Roll with Eric Clapton

Side B

1.     There Was A Time with Peter Frampton

2.     Cryin’ Shame with Sonny Landreth



 
Advertise with New Jersey Stage for $50-$100 per month, click here for info



3.     The Night Is Young with Joe Menza and Wayne Hood

Side C 

1.     That’s What The Doctor Said with Steve Conn

2.     My Stomping Ground with Billy F Gibbons

3.     Angel In the Alleyways with Patti Scialfa and Bruce Springsteen

Side D

1.     I’ve Got To Get To You with Boz Scaggs, Joe Menza and Mike Menza

2.     Red House with Keb’ Mo’

3.     I Got My Eyes On You Baby with Marcia Ball and Jimmy Vivino

4.     I’ve Been Watching with Rickie Lee Jones and Wayne Hood

Visit DionDimucci.com or KTBArecords.com for more information







 



 

more in music




EVENT CALENDAR

ART | COMEDY | DANCE | MUSIC | THEATRE | COMMUNITY

RAIN – A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 @ 7:30pm
Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC)
100 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960
category: music

Click here for full description

Films That Made Music: Jazz on a Summer's Day

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 @ 7:00pm
Hopewell Theater
5 S. Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell, NJ 08525
category: film

Click here for full description

COMPLEXIONS CONTEMPORARY BALLET: BACH TO BOWIE FEATURING BACH 25 AND STARDUST

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 @ 8:00pm
State Theatre New Jersey
15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
category: dance

Click here for full description

WP Theatre: "Tape" by Stephen Belber

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 @ 7:00pm
Hunziker Black Box Theatre
300 Pompton Rd, Wayne, NJ 07470
category: theatre

Click here for full description

WP Theatre:

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 @ 7:00pm
Hunziker Black Box Theatre
300 Pompton Rd, Wayne, NJ 07470
category: theatre

Click here for full description

JAY LENO

Thursday, October 21, 2021 @ 8:00pm
Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC)
100 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960
category: comedy

Click here for full description

Your Stage At Any Stage: Open Mic Hosted By Michelle Klein

Thursday, October 21, 2021 @ 8:00pm
Hopewell Theater
5 S. Greenwood Avenue, Hopewell, NJ 08525
category: music

Click here for full description

Anna Deavere Smith

Thursday, October 21, 2021 @ 11:00am
Grunin Center
1 College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754
category: community

Click here for full description



For more event listings, click here


 

 

New Jersey Stage © 2021 by Wine Time Media, LLC | PO Box 140, Spring Lake, NJ 07762 | info@newjerseystage.com

Images used on this site have been sent to us from publicists, artists, and PR firms.
If there is a problem with the rights to any image, please contact us and we will look into the matter.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram



Art | Comedy | Dance | Film | Music | Theatre | Ad Rates | About Us | Pitch a Story | Links | Radio Shows