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Sunday
Apr172011

Interview - Guitar Shorty

There are hundreds of great blues/rock artists around, but if you want the real deal, the man who inspired everyone from Jimi Hendrix to Buddy Guy, you must check out Guitar Shorty.  At 71 years of age, the Texan born legend shows no signs of slowing down.   Born as David William Kearney, 'Shorty' has been electrifying rock halls and blues bars, across the nation, since he was just 17 years old.  In 1957, Blues legend Willie Dixon, who was in the audience for a show by Guitar Shorty, was so impressed with Shorty’s blazing guitar style, and his ability to “electrify” the audience, that he demanded that he take him into his Chicago studio and record him.  The result from that session was Guitar Shorty's first single, "Irma Lee" b/w "You Don't Treat Me Right," for Cobra Records.

Soon after, Shorty found himself as the featured guitar player in the Ray Charles band.  During this time, Shorty took his high energy performance to another level, by doing back flips, during his live performances.   Shorty relocated to New Orleans, during this time period, and soon after, the highly in-demand guitarist was recruited by Sam Cooke, to be in his backing band.  

In 1962, Shorty moved to Seattle, and started dating Marsha Hendrix, who was the step-sister of Jimi Hendrix.  During a Hendrix family re-union years later, according to Shorty, Jimi had admitted to borrowing some of Shorty’s guitar “tricks.”  Shorty approved, and told Hendrix "take whatever you want. "

During the next couple of decades, Shorty struggled to achieve the notoriety that he deserved.  Because of this, Shorty had to pick up additional jobs.  He started driving tractor trailers, and working as an auto mechanic, to earn extra money to survive.  And he even appeared on the hit TV program, “The Gong Show,” in the 70’s, and won top prize for playing guitar, while standing on his head.  

In the 90’s, Shorty’s career started getting back on track.  But it wasn’t until 2004, when he was signed to Alligator Records, that Shorty started receiving all of the accolades that he deserved.  Since then, Guitar Shorty has released three brilliant, hard hitting records, that rival any other Blues/Rock artists on the planet.  

What follows is an exclusive interview with the music legend, Guitar Shorty.  During this interview, Shorty proved to be one the nicest musicians that I’ve ever interviewed.  I hope you enjoy reading this, as much as I enjoyed the conversation.

For interview click here

Thursday
Apr142011

CD Review - Cake - "Showroom of Compassion"

by John Jeffrey
 
When I heard Cake was on tour, and coming to the Western New York area (they will be coming to Lewiston's Artpark on May 20th), I was actually shocked to hear that the group was active again.  The last CD they released was in 2004 ("Pressure Chief") and this past January, they quietly debuted at No.1, on Billboard's Top 200 album chart, with "Showroom of Compassion."  They made a World record of being the lowest selling #1 record in history, in selling only 44,000 copies during the first week of it's release.

For full review click here

Monday
Apr112011

KIX - Mohegan Sun Wolf Den, Uncasville, CT - 4-9-2011

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Friday
Apr082011

Concert Review - Buddy Guy - UB Center of Performing Arts - Buffalo, NY - 04-04-2011

By Thomas S. Orwat Jr.

Buffalo, NY - Blues legend and six time Grammy award winner, Buddy Guy, played a captivating show, to a very receptive (close to sold out) audience, here in Buffalo, on a rainy Monday evening. Although the weather was a very gloomy outside, the audience inside, was cheered up by an extraordinary evening of traditional blues and blues/rock. And anyone who thought that Buddy was going to tone down his show because of his age, was in for a big surprise. The 74 year young legend, must have found the fountain of youth somewhere. He was filled with energy and even at one point, about mid-way through the show, he ran into the audience, and performed up and down the aisles. 

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Tuesday
Apr052011

Photo gallery - Alcatrazz - Mohegan Sun Wolf Den, CT - 03-31-2011

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