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Friday, February 13, 2015

Kubek-King ablum debuts on Billboard chart
"Fat Man's Shine Parlor" at #11 in First Week! The new Blind Pig release from celebrated guitar tandem Smokin' Joe Kubek and Bnois King - Fat Man's Shine Parlor - debuted at #11 on this week's Billboard blues sales chart.

Besides fans at retail, the album is being well received by critics and radio programmers.  Living Blues magazine said, "For a heavy dose of heavy-hitting Texas blues-rock, a visit to Fat Man's Shine Parlor is definitely in order."
Blues Blast magazine added, "The new album finds Kubek and King doing what they do best, rocking out in Texas roadhouse style on a series of tough blues, boogies and rockers...another solid album with much to enjoy."
At radio, the release was #7 on the Roots Music Report's Blues Radio chart, and jumped into the Top 20 on Living Blues' radio chart for January, despite being released on February 3rd.
Here are some of the comments from radio programmers:
“This is a very cool release.  These guys continue to set the bar with solid guitar based groovy blues.  – Brian Bourgoin (WCNI-FM )
“They never seem to stray from the great standard they have set of gritty vocals and power guitars. ” – Ray Hansen (BOB FM )
“They consistently provide a wonderful sound of the blues, that triggers strong feelings, with wonderful and solid lyrics.”   - Emm Thurston ( WVBR-FM )
“LOVE IT.  Will be playing it for several months. Great stuff!  – Richard Skelly (WRSU- FM)
“I began playing it last week and I will continue playing it until the day I die.”
                                                                      - John Gorny (WPNA- AM )
Kubek and King are a dynamic musical tour de force, with Joe's flame-throwing guitar work complemented by Bnois' cool, jazz-inflected playing and soulful vocals.  Their incendiary live shows feature two top flight guitarists intuitively locked in with each other and backed by a firepower rhythm section, making for a powerful and irresistible combination.

Upcoming shows:
March 6 Phoenix, AZ The Rhythm Room
March 7 Tucson, AZ Boondocks Lounge
March 8 Long Beach, CA Malarkey's Grill
March 9 Tarzana,CA Maui Sugar Mill Saloon
March 11 San Francisco, CA Biscuits and Blues
March 14 Milwaukie, OR Winter Blues Festival
March 15 Seattle, WA Highway 99 Blues Club
April 1 Kansas City, MO BB's Lawnside BBQ
April 2 Sioux City, IA Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
April 9 Monroe, LA Bleu Bayou Harley Davidson Bike Rally
April 18 Erie, PA Get The Winter Blues Out
April 21 Del Ray Beach, FL Boston's On The Beach
April 24 Goodland, FL Little Bar Restaurant
April 25 Sarasota, FL Suncoast Blues Society
April 27 Pensacola, FL Seville Quarter

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