Living Blues Living Blues #235 : Page 53

New and Noteworthy Releases, Fan Favorites, Heritage Artists & Old-School Gems Check us out at itunes.com/blindpig Visit the “Pig Pen” for the Finest Roots Music Downloads. LIKE BACON FOR YOUR EARS! SMOKIN’ JOE KUBEK & BNOIS KING “FAT MAN’S SHINE PARLOR” Smokin’ Joe Kubek and Bnois King are one of the most talented guitar tandems in any genre. Playing together for twenty-ve years, they have become a dynamic musical tour de force, with Joe’s ame-throwing guitar work complemented by Bnois’ cool, jazz-in ected playing and soulful vocals. Their incendiary live shows feature two top ight guitarists intuitively locked in with each other and backed by a repower rhythm section, making for a powerful and irresistible combination. As a young musician in Dallas, Smokin’ Joe Kubek would venture in the wee hours to a declining, somewhat unsavory neighborhood in search of fried chicken. A commercial district for African-Americans, the area had been a hotbed for jazz and blues musicians from the 1920’s through the 50’s where you could also nd gun and locksmith shops, tattoo studios, pawnshops, and pool halls. Joe was fascinated by one remaining establishment called “Fat Man’s Shine Parlor.” Ostensibly a place to get your shoes shined, to those in the know, it was also a place for other activities such as gambling, drinking, and womanizing. Joe sees this CD in a similar light – crack open the door, and inside you’ll nd more than advertised. Only in this case, the pleasures will be musical . SENA EHRHARDT “LIVE MY LIFE” “Ehrhardt’s voice cannot get any more powerful, range-defying, and throwback cool. Truly one of the most dynamic young voices any genre has seen in a long time.” – Living Blues JIMMY THACKERY “EXTRA JIMMIES” “His soulful guitar work touches nerves previously exposed by the idiom’s legends -Stevie, Muddy, Otis Rush, etc. -and his clean picking and scorching tone are irresistible.” – Guitar Player JW-JONES “BELMONT BOULEVARD” “Jones’ style is a uid amalgam of T-Bone Walker’s big, bright chords, Johnny ‘Guitar’ Watson’s slashing leads, and Clarence ‘Gatemouth’ Brown’s jazzy sting.” – Blues Revue ROD PIAZZA AND THE MIGHTY FLYERS “EMERGENCY SITUATION” “This record – especially when paired with the DVD Big Blues Party – will satisfy even the most discerning blues fan.” -Living Blues 5 CDs for 50 www.blindpigrecords.com Visit our website: SPECIAL OFFER $ BLIND PIG RECORDS a division of Whole Hog Inc. P. O. Box 2344, San Francisco, CA 94126 Call TOLL FREE 1-888-4 PIGPEN ®

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