A guitarist and whisky-voiced singer who has knocked around the Crescent City long enough to have been rained on at a Saints home game, kid red creates a spicy electric music; a punky roots rock, seasoned with swing and salsa and reggae .
On stage he's been described as "that Iggy Pop blues guy," furtively prowling back and forth while his guitar stings, then purrs, then growls,then bops.His vocals serve up the jagged edges of his soul in the true Big Easy tradition, Tom Waits with an overhead cam and glasspacks and a pocket full of worry and pain.Billy Pilgrim music, unstuck in time.
New Orleans has a gris gris connection with her musicians. When they first become involved in music there they fall into it, though like kid red, few realize it at the time. They go on their merry way, wandering off to here or there until the gris gris calls them back and says, "let's hear what you learned."
What they learned is what New Orleans blues great Eddie Lang once told a young Skip "Hoochie Coochie Man" Easterling, who told it to kid red, "just let 'em hear what's in your heart."
So the new album is moving forward slowly but surely. Over the holiday season I went into Suite Mix studio in Bayou Liberty, LA and laid down some basic tracks for Groove of Life, one of my songs, and Judgement Day Blues, a Carolyn Wonderland song. I was thrilled to get Eddie Christmas in on drums and Beth Patterson, who is also producing the album, on bass. My good friend Wayne Lohr was there on keyboards.
While I was back in Louisiana over Christmas taking my mom to see the grandkids I went back for a couple of hours and worked on just guitar parts. It is my fond hope to have these songs ready in the next couple of months.
Brand New Mambo, the title song featuring Lenny McDaniel on piano and George Porter Jr on bass, is now available for download for just 99 cents on CD Baby at the link below. There is also a link to my GoFundMe campaign for the album below. I have some very nice premiums to thank you for backing my project and I should have some new photo premiums available soon.
Here's a video for your viewing pleasure of me sitting in with the amazing Doreen Ketchens, one of the high points of my musical life.
thank you for your support.
The new album project is on!!
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the first single from the new cd is the title song, Brand New Mambo.
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