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Showing posts with label B'nois King. Show all posts
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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Delta Groove signs Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King



DELTA GROOVE IS PROUD TO WELCOME TO OUR FAMILY
SMOKIN' JOE KUBEK & BNOIS KING


Delta Groove Music is extremely pleased to welcome the dynamic duo of Smokin’ Joe Kubek and Bnois King to the Delta Groove family. With over two decades of experience together on stages and in studios around the world, and over a dozen major CD releases, Kubek and King bring the essence of Texas blues to Delta Groove. Their debut release on Delta Groove is the all-acoustic “Close To The Bone”, and features such special guests as fellow Delta Groove artists Big Pete, Shawn Pittman, Kirk Fletcher, Randy Chortkoff, Bob Corritore, Hollywood Blue Flames keyboard man Fred Kaplan, former Red Devils guitarist Paul Size, and others.

Joe Kubek was raised in Irving, Texas, and while still a teenager was playing guitar in the band of the original Texas Cannonball, Freddie King. Kubek went on to forge his aggressive guitar style fronting his own band, backing many legendary blues artists throughout the ‘70s and ‘80s, including Al “TNT” Braggs, Little Joe Blue, and others. Influenced by the hard-rocking blues of the ‘60s and ‘70s, his guitar playing smolders with the same fire that burned in the styles of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Johnny Winter, earning him the well-deserved nickname “Smokin’ Joe.”

Bnois King is a native of Monroe, Louisiana. His musical influences come from a generation earlier than Kubek’s, with the smoother sounds of T-Bone Walker and B.B. King in evidence, along with some of the soulful and jazzier sounds of the 1950s and ‘60s. He was fronting his own band in the ‘80s when he first met Kubek backstage at someone else’s gig. Together this unlikely pair forged a musical bond that has not only lasted the test of time, but continues to flourish. Joe’s hard-edged guitar provides the perfect counter-balance for the jazzy guitar and deep blues vocals of Bnois. King serves to keep their music rooted in the tradition, while Kubek stretches out and provides an energy that has been thrilling audiences over the twenty-plus years of their partnership.

“I first saw them at the Sunset Social Club in Hollywood in the early ‘90s” says Delta Groove president Randy Chortkoff. “I loved what they were doing then, and even more so now. So I’m very excited to have them in the Delta Groove family. I’m blown away by their great songwriting and performances - a true Texas duo.”

UPCOMING TOUR DATES

09/16/12: Bethlehem, PA – Blast Furnace Blues Festival
09/18/12: Dubois, PA – Treasure Lake Ski-Lodge
09/20/12: West Seneca, NY – Rhinos Union Pub
09/28/12: Kansas City, KS – Knucklehead Saloon
09/29/12: Junction City, KS – Jammin' In JC Blues Festival
10/06/12: Paris, TX – Paris Blues Festival
11/02/12: Denizzli/Marmaris, Turkey – Richmond Pamukkale Spa Hotel
11/03/12: Antalya, Turkey – Hillside Su Hotel
11/04/12: Konya, Turkey – Dedeman Konya Hotel
11/06/12: Kayseri, Turkey – Hilton Kayseri
11/08/12: Mersin, Turkey – Mer-Yat Merada Center
11/09/12: Adana, Turkey – Hilton Sa
11/11/12: Hatay, Turkey – Anemon Antakya Otel
11/12/12: Trnc, Turkey – Jasmine Court Hotel – Disco
11/13/12: Trnc, Turkey – Jasmine Court Hotel – Disco
11/14/12: Gaziantep, Turkey – Kalender Plaza
11/16/12: Diyarbakir, Turkey – Demirok Tesisleri
11/18/12: Erzurum, Turkey – Polat Renaissance Hotel
11/20/12: Trabzon, Turkey – Zorlu Grand Hotel
11/22/12: Ankara, Turkey – Biken Otel
11/23/12: Ankara, Turkey – Biken Otel
11/24/12: Ankara, Turkey – Biken Otel
11/26/12: Eskisehir, Turkey – 222 Park
11/27/12: Bursa, Turkey – Bursa Suare
11/28/12: Balikesir, Turkey – Asya Pamukcu Termal Otel
11/30/12: Istanbul, Turkey – Lutfi Kirdar Ukss-Rumelihall
12/01/12: Istanbul, Turkey – Lutfi Kirdar Ukss-Rumelihall
12/02/12: Istanbul, Turkey – Lutfi Kirdar Ukss-Rumelihall
12/04/12: Edirne, Turkey – TBA
12/05/12: Canakkale, Turkey – Kolin Hotel
12/07/12: Izmir, Turkey – Hilton Izmur/Izmir Arena
12/08/12: Izmir, Turkey – Hilton Izmur/Izmir Arena
12/09/12: Ismir, Turkey – Hilton Izmur/Izmir Arena
01/20/13 - 01/27/13: Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise

SMOKIN' JOE KUBEK & BNOIS KING
"CLOSE TO THE BONE"

IN STORES SEPTEMBER 18

MUSICIANS
Smokin' Joe Kubek: acoustic guitar & slide guitar
Bnois King: vocals & acoustic guitar
Randy Chortkoff: harmonica
Bob Corritore: harmonica
Lynwood Slim: harmonica
"Big Pete" van der Pluijm: harmonica
Kirk Fletcher: acoustic guitar
Shawn Pittman: national steel guitar
Paul Size: acoustic guitar
Fred Kaplan: piano
Willie J. Campbell: bass
Jimi Bott: drums
Jeff Scott Fleenor: suitcase foot drum

Produced by Randy Chortkoff

TRACK LISTING
01. Poor Boy Blues (3:30)
02. Can't Let Go (4:10)
03. My Best Friend (3:55)
04. Keep Her Around (3:30)
05. Get Out There and Get it (3:57)
06. Yankin' My Chain (3:36)
07. Drowning in Red Ink (5:37)
08. My Hats Off To You (4:06)
09. No Good Could Come Of This (3:29)
10. Ordinary Man (5:00)
11. She Got Rid Of Me (3:54)
12. Jump The Moon (4:55)
13. Mama's Bad Luck Child (4:33)
14. Baby You're the One (3:20)


BOOKING:

PIEDMONT TALENT, INC.
P. O. BOX 680006
CHARLOTTE, NC 28216
Phone (704) 399-2210
Fax (704) 399-2261
steve@piedmonttalent.com
tina@piedmonttalent.com

FESTIVALS EXCLUSIVE
Phone: (818) 907-1613
booking@festivalsexclusive.com


MORE INFO:

http://www.smokinjoekubek.com/



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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Smokin' Joe Kubek and B'nois King


Smokin' Joe Kubek (born November 30, 1956, Grove City, Pennsylvania, United States is an American electric blues[2] guitarist.
Although he was born in Pennsylvania, Kubek grew up in Texas and is associated with the Texas blues style. He played with Freddie King while still a teenager, and put together his own band to tour in the Dallas area. He met the Louisiana-born singer, Bnois King (January 21, 1943) in the 1980s, and together they put together the first incarnation of Kubek's band. Kubek signed to Bullseye Blues in 1991 and released his debut record; he has steadily released albums since then, which often featured the two frontmen's songs
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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Blues Feelings - Smokin' Joe Kubek & B'nois King


Smokin' Joe Kubek (born November 30, 1956, Grove City, Pennsylvania[1]) is an American blues guitarist.
Although he was born in Pennsylvania, Kubek grew up in Texas and is associated with the Texas blues style. He played with Freddie King while still a teenager, and put together his own band to tour in the Dallas area. He met the Louisiana-born singer, Bnois King, in the 1980s, and together they put together the first incarnation of Kubek's band. Kubek signed to Bullseye Blues in 1991 and released his debut record; he has steadily released albums since then, which often featured the two frontmen's songs.
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