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Monday, February 18, 2013

New Release Available Now: Kevin Selfe "Long Walk Home"


 



Retail: $17.99
Discounted Price: $12.99
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MUSICIANS:

Kevin Selfe: vocals, guitar
Jimi Bott: drums, backup vocals
Allen Markel: bass, backup vocals
Mitch Kashmar: harmonica & vocals
Doug James: baritone sax
Gene Taylor: piano
Lisa Mann: backup vocals
Joe McCarthy: trumpet
Chris Mercer: tenor sax
Brad Ulrich: baritone sax
Steve Kerin: piano
Dover Weinberg: organ

TRACK LISTING:

01. Duct Tape On My Soul (4:08)
02. Mama Didn't Raise No Fool (4:18)
03. Moving Day Blues (6:21)
04. Last Crossroad (2:54)
05. Dancing Girl (4:32)
06. Midnight Creeper (7:09)
07. Walking Funny (4:19)
08. Too Much Voodoo (4:52)
09. Second Box On The Left (3:33)
10. The Blues Is My Home (3:47)
11. Put Me Back In Jail (4:16)

BOOKING:
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Phone: (541) 227-8533
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Phone: (818) 907-1613
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KEVIN SELFE "LONG WALK HOME" In a world of teenage guitar prodigies, Kevin Selfe learned to play the guitar at a relatively late age while studying Meteorology at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. "I had plenty of time to practice in my dorm room," Kevin explains, "because my major was not real popular with the ladies." His roommate – who also played bass - introduced Kevin to this whole new world of music that he wasn't aware of. While everybody else was into the grunge thing, Selfe was listening to Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, and Elmore James. It was like this big light suddenly went on in his head. After graduating Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Meteorology in 1995, Selfe felt like there was something missing, something else calling him. It was then that he decided to abandon a potential career as a weatherman, and pursue the music that now consumed his soul, the blues.
In 1997 at the age of 23, Selfe joined the regionally popular Fat Daddy Band based out of his hometown of Roanoke, VA. During his tenure with them, the band won the Charlotte Blues Society's 2001 Talent Competition and was a finalist at the Blues Foundation's 2002 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. After spending 6 busy years touring the South and recording 3 CDs, Kevin left Fat Daddy and joined forces with fellow Virginia bluesman Rodger Crowder, forming Little Rodger and the Cheap Thrills in 2003. Over the next 2 years Kevin continued touring, regularly performing at some of the nation's best blues clubs. In early 2005, Kevin decided it was time to pursue a solo career and formed his own group, Kevin Selfe and The Tornadoes. The band quickly became known as one of the tightest and most energetic blues outfits around. Selfe relocated to the blues hotbed of Portland, OR in February 2007 and assembled a West Coast version of The Tornadoes.
In five short years Kevin Selfe and The Tornadoes have become a Northwest favorite, having been inducted into the Cascade Blues Association Hall of Fame in late 2012, as well as becoming an eight-time Muddy Awards recipient, including prestigious awards for Traditional Blues Act of the Year (2012, 2011, 2010) and Contemporary Blues Act of The Year (2009). In early 2011, the band welcomed legendary blues drummer and 14-time Blues Music Award nominee Jimi Bott, whose own home studio was utilized for Selfe's Delta Groove debut. "Long Walk Home" features 11 original compositions demonstrating Selfe's musical depth and diversity with forays into West Coast, Texas, Chicago and Delta blues, along with top-notch support by veteran blues and roots musicians including Delta Groove labelmate Mitch Kashmar on vocals and harmonica, Gene Taylor (The Fabulous Thunderbirds, The Blasters) on piano, Allen Markel (The Insomniacs) on bass, Jimi Bott (Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers, The Mannish Boys) on drums, and Doug James (Roomful of Blues, Jimmie Vaughan) on baritone sax.


"Selfe plays with rare thoughtfulness and taste…his clean tone and deep well of approaches keep things fresh." - Blues Revue Magazine
"They have originality of lyrics, individuality of playing their chosen instruments and a collective output which ranks at the best of the modern era in blues" - Blues Matters Magazine
"Kevin draws the crowds to the band with fiery fretwork that gets
"wanna-be" guitar heroes excited and professionals listening closely."

– Greg Johnson, President, Cascade Blues Association



UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
02/15/13: Lincoln City, OR - Roadhouse 101
02/16/13: Tigard, OR - Tigardville Station
02/24/13: Portland, OR - Duff's - CD Release Party
03/03/13: Portland, OR - Blues For MS, Aladin Theater
03/08/13: Walla Walla, WA - Walla Walla Guitar Fest, Sapolil Cellars
03/09/13: Seattle, WA - Highway 99 - CD Release Party
03/16/13: Zig Zag, OR - Skyway Bar and Grill
03/29/13: Tigard, OR - Tigardville Station
04/05/13: Lincoln City, OR - Roadhouse 101
04/06/13: Lake Oswego, OR - Gemini
04/12/13: Portland, OR - Halibuts
04/13/13: Hood River, OR - Naked Winery
04/26/13: Walla Walla, WA - Sapolil Cellars
05/11/13: Kennewick, WA - UnTapped Blues Festival
05/25/13: Simi Valley, CA - Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival (w/Mannish Boys)



 
 

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