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And Top Practitioner of 'New-School Blues'
SPECIAL GUEST PERFORMANCE AT "NOTHING BUT BLUES"
TRIBUTE TO BLACK MUSIC MONTH - SUNDAY, JUNE 9@THE JOINT
(West Los Angeles, CA) - Solomon King, Los Angeles-based guitarist-singer-songwriter and a top "New-School Blues" practitioner, makes a special in-concert appearance at the "Nothing But Blues" Tribute To Black Music Month, this Sunday, June 9 (8:30-9:00 p.m.) at The Joint, 8771 W. Pico Blvd., West Los Angeles. Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/534840433245302/.
King - a 2009 Grammy Awards entrant nominee in the Contemporary Blues category for his Under The Sun release - was recently in the news for "The Phil Spector Incident," his movie remake of the high-profile Phil Spector trial that also includes a ten-song companion soundtrack ("Live On") with a stripped-down, sensuous version of Spector's Wall of Sound classic, "Be My Baby." "With King, the blues are in good hands," writes Ashley Jude Collie of The Huffington Post. "His New-School Blues' includes some modern riffs on traditional blues, and beyond." BMans Blues Report states, "King's track 'Suicide' features hot guitar riffs that will blow your hair back."
In a review of King's forthcoming release, Train, John Vermilyea of Blues Underground opines, "after listening to Train I must once again put his music into a category for which the term brilliant is first and foremost...packed with truly great tunes from beginning to end. A really great album from one of the better singers, songwriters, and guitarists performing nowadays. Highly recommended and thoroughly enjoyed."
Other recent SK press: Interview in All Access Magazine: http://allaccessmagazine.com/2013/04/25/9945/; Rockwired Radio Profiles interview: http://www.rockwired.com/rockwiredprofiles381.html;
and L.A. Music Examiner: http://www.examiner.com/list/solomon-king-track by-track?CID=examiner_alerts_article (review of "Live On").Check out a live version of "Be My Baby" performed by Solomon King: