Experience the music of guitarist Al McKay and the extraordinary musicians of the Al McKay Allstars.
JANUARY 6, 2021: SOULMUSIC.COM HALL OF FAME
Al was inducted into the SoulMusic.com Hall Of Fame - Category: Musician/Instrumentalist.
FEBRUARY 2020: ULTIMATE DISCO CRUISE - AL WITH TITO JACKSON
Al and Tito Jackson talking music on the Ultimate Disco Cruise (February 10-15, 2020).
NOVEMBER 12, 2019: ULTIMATE DISCO CRUISE - FEBRUARY 10-15, 2020
Hey everyone! We’re so excited to be sailing on the Ultimate Disco Cruise, from February 10-15, 2020! We’ll be visiting Key West, FL and Nassau, Bahamas, all while gettin' down to over 40 LIVE performances! Book your cabin now and use promo code ALMCKAYFAN for special savings, click here.
OCTOBER 24, 2019: UPCOMING SHOWS
To check out our upcoming shows which includes the Gessnerallee Zürich JAZZNOJAZZ Festival in Zürich, Switzerland on November 2, 2019, click here.
JULY 24, 2019: CAPITOL THEATRE (SINGAPORE) - SEPTEMBER 18, 2019
The Al McKay Allstars will be performing at the Capitol Theatre in Singapore on September 18, 2019.
JULY 18, 2019: THE KENNEDY CENTER HONORS - DECEMBER 8, 2019
Earth, Wind & Fire, Sally Field, Linda Ronstadt, Sesame Street and Michael Tilson Thomas are the 42nd Annual Kennedy Center Honorees. Airs Sunday, December 15th, 2019: CBS Broadcast (8pm ET). To read more, click here.
APRIL 13, 2019: THE SMITHSONIAN'S NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY - NOVEMBER 17, 2019
Earth, Wind & Fire to receive the 2019 “Portrait of a Nation Prize” at the American Portrait Gala on November 17th, 2019 at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. To read more, click here.
MARCH 20, 2019: EWF'S SINGLE 'SEPTEMBER' HAS BEEN ADDED TO THE NATIONAL RECORDING REGISTRY (U.S. LIBRARY OF CONGRESS)
Earth, Wind & Fire’s single “September” has been added to The National Recording Registry (U.S. Library of Congress). “The National Recording Registry honors the music that enriches our souls, the voices that tell our stories and the sounds that mirror our lives,” Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden said in the press release. To read more, click here.
NOVEMBER 23, 2018: DO YOU REMEMBER? THE SATURDAY NIGHT SENSATION OF EARTH, WIND & FIRE'S 'SEPTEMBER'
"It was one of those mornings," begins Al McKay, remembering the creation of a song that, four decades on, ignites a disco inferno every weekend - especially in the UK, and notably at a very specific time. To read the entire article, click here.
SEPTEMBER 14, 2018: SOUL TRAIN CRUISE 2019
We are looking forward to being on the Soul Train Cruise 2019. There are going to be some great live performances. Book your cabin with promo code ALMCKAYFAN for special savings! To book your cabin, click here.
JULY 13, 2018: HEED THE MESSAGE (JOEY NEGRO REMIXES)
Check out the Joey Negro remixes of "Heed The Message." Get them at digital sites like iTunes, stream them on SoundCloud or Spotify.
JUNE 14, 2018: AL FEATURED IN THE JULY 2018 ISSUE OF GUITAR MAGAZINE (JAPAN)
Al: Thanks Guitar Player Magazine JP, what an honor to be in your magazine with other great guitarists, musicians & my EW&F brothers #gratitude
We’re thrilled to be joining Brian Culbertson at this year’s Jazz Getaway in beautiful Napa Valley, CA - June 6-10, 2018!
Don’t miss a weekend full of food, wine, fun, and of course incredible music. We’ll be performing on Friday, June 8th and tickets are still available. Head to www.jazzgetaway.com/tickets to get yours today!
SEPTEMBER 18, 2017: KENT NISHIMURA PERFORMING WITH THE AL MCKAY ALLSTARS
14-year old guitarist Kent Nishimura performing Earth, Wind & Fire's "September" with the Al McKay Allstars at Billboard Live - Osaka.
NEW SINGLE: HEED THE MESSAGE
Check out the new single by the Al McKay Allstars entitled, "Heed The Message." To purchase the single on iTunes, click here.
MARCH 2017: THE AL MCKAY ALLSTARS IN CANCUN, MEXICO
Al and the Allstars will be performing with KC And The Sunshine Band at the Moon Palace Arena in Cancun, Mexico on April 21-22, 2017. For more info, click here.
OCTOBER 2016: ROLLING STONE ARTICLE
Al and the Allstars are featured in an article in Rolling Stone magazine (French). To read the article, click here.
OCTOBER 2016: GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends
The show will air on PBS' "Great Performances" on Friday, October 14th, 2016 from 9-11:30pm. To preview Earth, Wind & Fire's performance, click here.
AUGUST 2016: SOULMUSIC.COM INTERVIEW
SoulMusic.com's David Nathan talks with Al about The Allstars, the new single "Heed The Message," working on a new album, EWF, the early days and more. To listen to the interview, click here.
JULY 2016: "HEED THE MESSAGE" ON THE CHARTS!
The new Al McKay Allstars single "Heed The Message" comes in at #10 on the Solar Radio Airplay Chart! (As of July 14th, 2016)
JULY 2016: THE URBAN MUSIC SCENE REVIEW: HEED THE MESSAGE
Check out The Urban Music Scene review of the new Al McKay Allstars single "Heed The Message," click here.
JUNE 2016: SOULTRACKS REVIEW: HEED THE MESSAGE
Check out the SoulTracks review of the new Al McKay Allstars single "Heed The Message," click here.
IN CONCERT VIDEO!
Live concert footage of the Al McKay Allstars! This was filmed "Live In Europe" and is available on DVD. Check out a clip here!
The very first CD from the Al McKay Allstars is available on Rhythym Records. The CD features 11 tracks including a unique take on a selection of hits from Al's long-running tenure with the legendary Earth, Wind & Fire.
Earth, Wind & Fire vocalist Philip Bailey had this to say in a recent interview: "In my estimation, we haven't made a great record since [guitarist] Al McKay and Charles Stepney left."
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