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From their self-titled debut - "Ark Angels" - 1992
Doyle Bramhall II – lead guitar/lead vox
Charlie Sexton – lead guitar/lead vox
& SRV's Double Trouble:
Tommy Shannon - bass
Chris Layton - drums
Formed in the musical hotbed of Austin, Texas,
the Arc Angels consist of some of the finest musical
talents to ever play an instrument. With a devoted
and adoring fan base, the Arc Angels are known
as a tremendous band with an equally tremendous
story. That story began in 1992 after the devastating
loss of their friend and fellow musician
Stevie Ray Vaughan. The miracle that came from that
loss was the unique sound of four musicians aptly named – The Arc Angels: drummer Chris Layton and
bassist Tommy Shannon (the veteran rhythm section
of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Double Trouble) coupled with
musical wonders Charlie Sexton and Doyle Bramhall II
sharing lead vocal and lead guitar duties.
From: "Cotton Mouth Man" - James Cotton - 2013
James Cotton is an American blues harmonica player, singer and songwriter, who has performed and recorded with many of the great blues artists of his time as well as with his own band. Although he played drums early in his career, Cotton is famous for his work on the harmonica. Cotton began his professional career playing the blues harp in Howlin' Wolf's band in the early 1950s. In 1965
he formed the Jimmy Cotton Blues Quartet, utilizing Otis Spann on piano to record between gigs with Muddy Waters' band. In the 1970s, Cotton played harmonica on Muddy Waters' Grammy Award winning 1977 album "Hard Again", produced by Johnny Winter.
I reviewed This Album for The Blues Society of Tulsa's Bi-Monthly Newsletter "Blues News" (Summer 2013) & was immediately impressed & blown away the very first time I heard it, and, although, this seems to rarely happen these days, I was subsequently moved to grab my own guitar & play along halfway through the album,
and then back through the entire album again !! It's become one of my favorite new blues albums of 2013 !!
From: Susan Tedeschi's Awsome Blues Debut:
"Just Won't Burn" - 1998
She's now married to Derek Trucks - The Derek Trucks Band - Check out the live performance of Susan w/ The Derek Trucks Band from Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival within my "Videos" pg. You can also hear a cut from the new 11 piece Tedeschi Trucks Band Debut Album within my Music pg.
From: "Trouble Is" - Kenny Wayne Shepherd - 1997
"Trouble Is" ... is the second album by American blues solo artist Kenny Wayne Shepherd.
It features the No. 1 Mainstream Rock Tracks hit "Blue on Black". The album also spawned three further hits including "Slow Ride", "Somehow, Somewhere, Someway", and "Everything is Broken", a Bob Dylan cover. It also features a cover of "I Don't Live Today"
by Jimi Hendrix. It is the first of two albums featuring Noah Hunt on vocals. "Trouble Is" was certified Gold by the RIAA in 1998 and certified Platinum in 1999. The track 'Trouble Is' ... appeared in the EA Sports video game NASCAR 2001. Kenny Wayne Shepherd is my kind of guitar slinger, like me he's "completely self taught", and does not read music or sing on his chart topping albums. - c.f.
Growing up, Shepherd's father (Ken Shepherd) was a local radio personality and some-time concert promoter,
and had a vast collection of music. Shepherd got his first "guitar" at the age of three or four, when his
grandmother purchased a series of several plastic guitars for him with S&H Green Stamps, which Shepherd
has said he would "go through like candy". Shepherd stated in a 2010 interview that he began playing guitar in earnest at age seven, about six months
after meeting and being "pretty mesmerized" by Stevie Ray Vaughan, in June 1984, at one of his father's
promoted concerts. His self-taught method employed a process of learning one note at a time, playing and
rewinding cassette tapes, using "a cheap Yamaha wanna-be Stratocaster...made out of plywood, basically", learning Muddy Waters, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Albert Lee licks from his father's vast music collection. At the age of 13, Shepherd was invited on stage by the New Orleans bluesman Bryan Lee. After proving his abilities, he decided on music as a career. Demo tapes were made and a two-camera video was shot at Shepherd's first performance at the Red River Revel Arts Festival in Shreveport. It was this video
performance that impressed Giant Records chief Irving Azoff enough to sign Shepherd to a multiple
album record deal.
From 1995 on, Shepherd took seven singles into the Top 10, and holds the record for the longest-running album on the Billboard Blues Charts with "Trouble Is"
Shepherd married actor Mel Gibson's eldest daughter, Hannah, on September 16, 2006, and they have three children, a daughter born 2007, and sons born 2009 and 2011.
From: "Man In Motion" - Warren Haynes - 2011
Warren Haynes (born April 6, 1960) is an American
rock and blues guitarist, vocalist and songwriter of
Gov't Mule, a long time member of the Allman Brothers
Band and is a member of the Dead. Haynes also founded
and runs Evil Teen Records.
Warren began to play the guitar at age 12. His primary
guitar is a Gibson Les Paul '58 Reissue Electric Guitar
(he often plays a Gibson Firebird as well, though his
choice of a '58 is most likely because of Duane Allman's
famed '58 Les Paul and the tone he achieved with that,
rather than a more so commonly used '59 Les Paul model,
popularized by guitarists such as Eric Clapton and
Jimmy Page). From Editorial Review - CDNOW: "Warren Haynes continues to be one of the most lauded straight-ahead rock lead guitarists performing today. But with his latest album his superior vocals are also at the forefront. Haynes' bold and emotive delivery, shimmering with his smoky vibrato is not to be missed. On the legendary 'Stax' label - This new album features Ivan Neville on organ and background vocals, Ian McLagan on piano, Ruthie Foster on background vocals, George Porter Jr. on bass and Ron Holloway on saxophone. The album was recorded LIVE - in studio to capture all of the emotion, passion and spontaneity at Willie Nelson's Pedernales Studios on two-inch tape with vintage tube microphones." ...And the jams at the end of almost every song are incredible. A great bluesy, 'Otis Redding' kinda' collection of outstanding music. - c.f. (Check out the video of 'The River's Gonna Rise' within my Videos pg.)
From: "Things We Do" - Indigenous - 1998
In the late 1990s, a whole slew of young guitarists emerged, all making a grab for the Stevie Ray Vaughan mantle. In this group, one must include Mato Nanji, guitarist for the family venture: "Indigenous". Mato Nanji's always provided the heartbeat of the band Indigenous - along with the warm dusty voice and the soaring, spirited guitar fireworks that have earned the group from South Dakota's Nakota Nation a place
among roots rock's elite. Check out their new - 7th album: "The Acoustic Sessions"
"Red House" written by Jimi Hendrix and originally recorded by The Jimi Hendrix Experience in 1966. The song, a slow twelve-bar blues, "is one of the most traditional in sound and form of all his official recordings". It was developed during his pre-Experience
days while Hendrix was performing in Greenwich Village and was inspired by earlier blues songs...& recognizable from the very first note. I just love this lyric:
"Well, I ain't been home to see my baby in about ninety nine and one half days..." - c.f.
Bill Perry was an American blues musician. The guitarist, songwriter and singer toured throughout the U.S. and Europe. In the 1980s, he was the main guitarist for Richie Havens; he also toured with Garth
Hudson and Levon Helm around the same time.
Bill was a legend among guitar players known for his unique ability to play guitar solos while simultaneously singing the lead vocals. (Thanks Buffalo Bill Barrett for filling me in on this Bluesman !)
From: The INCREDIBLE Double Album "Rhythm & Blues"
Buddy Guy - 2013
77 yr. old George "Buddy" Guy - Born July 30, 1936 - is an American blues guitarist and singer, critically acclaimed, & a pioneer of the Chicago blues sound and has served as an influence to some of the most notable musicians of his generation, including Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan. In the 1960s Guy was a member of Muddy Waters' band and was a house guitarist at Chess Records. He can be heard on Howlin' Wolf's "Killing Floor" and Koko Taylor's "Wang Dang Doodle" as well as on his own Chess sides and the series of records he made with harmonica player Junior Wells. He was Eric Clapton's favorite inspiring guitarist way back in the 60's and BB King recently named Buddy - one of the new young cats that still - greatly inspires him!!
Ranked 30th in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time", Guy is known for his showmanship on stage: playing his guitar with drumsticks or strolling into the audience while playing solos (Which he started doing decades before guitar cords were even long enough, which meant he had to create his own). His song "Stone Crazy" was ranked 78th in Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time.
From: His 3rd & Self Titled Album "Howlin' Wolf" - 1962, which featured contributions from Willie Dixon, Jimmy Rogers & Sam Lay among others, is a famous and influential blues album, often referred to as "The Rocking Chair album" because of its cover illustration depicting an acoustic guitar leaning against a rocking chair. This song features the Wolf's favorite guitarist and the guitarist most often heard on Howlin' Wolf recordings - Hubert Sumlin.
Chester Arthur Burnett (June 10, 1910 – January 10, 1976), known as Howlin' Wolf, was an influential American blues singer, guitarist & harmonica player. With a booming voice and looming physical presence, Burnett is commonly ranked among the leading performers in electric blues; musician and critic Cub Koda declared, "no one could match Howlin' Wolf for the singular ability to rock the house down to the foundation while simultaneously scaring its patrons out of their wits."
A number of songs written or popularized by Burnett—such as "Smokestack Lightnin'", "Back Door Man", "Killing Floor" and "Spoonful"—have become blues and blues rock standards. At 6 feet, 6 inches and close to 300 pounds he was an imposing presence with one of the loudest and most memorable voices of all the "classic" 1950s Chicago blues singers. This rough-edged, slightly fearsome musical style is often contrasted with the less crude but still powerful presentation of his contemporary and professional rival, Muddy Waters.
Howlin' Wolf, Sonny Boy Williamson (Rice Miller), Little Walter Jacobs, and Muddy Waters are usually regarded in retrospect as the greatest blues artists who recorded for Chess Records in Chicago. Sam Phillips once remarked, "When I heard Howlin' Wolf, I said, 'This is for me. This is where the soul of man never dies.'"
In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked him #51 on their list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time".
Burnett died at The Hines VA Hospital in Hines, Illinois on January 10, 1976 and was buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Hillside, Cook County, Illinois in a plot in Section 18, on the east side of the road. His large gravestone, allegedly purchased by Eric Clapton has an image of a guitar and a harmonica etched into it.
Is Tulsa's Hardest Rock'n Blues Band that not only cover the music of Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Indigenous, Robin Trower, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Big Head Todd & The Monsters, but compliments them as well with high-energy performances each & every time you hear them.
IIIrd Degree is:
Dave Sandkuhl - guitar/lead vox
Jim Summerlin - bass/vox
Joel Harlan - lead guitar/vox
Kent Swepston - drums
Click HERE or on the banner above or their name at any posted gig to go to their website & check out their music & live performances they've captured on video, sign up to join the band, read the latest band news, check their gig calendar...& other options available there.
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The only two albums of note from legendary Hard Rockin' Austin Blues Band "Storyville"
* These two albums contain some of the finest modern, guitar-driven blues you may ever hear.
If you don't own these two albums...& you love music...especially the blues...you seriously need to add them to your collection...you'll definitely thank me later !!
Check out this link for more INCREDIBLE Storyville: http://curtslist.net/blues_music/storyville
* The Band consisted of Malford Milligan on lead vox, with Stevie Ray Vaughan's Double Trouble rhythm section: Tommy Shannon - bass, Chris Layton - drums, with blazing, incredible dual guitar work by John Mellencamp's guitar players: David Grissom & David Holt.
* The Band was formed after Tommy & Chris jammed with Malford one afternoon down in Austin at the legendary Antone's.
* They still get together once a year or so for a Storyville reunion concert and a Dvd can be found containing the same. * "A Piece of Your Soul" - Rel: 1996, "Dog Years" Rel: 1998, The Debut album was recorded on an indie lable in 1994 & was more of a prelude - without most of the players on the two that followed & was titled "Bluest Eyes"* Listen to a track from "A Piece of Your Soul" within the column to the left...as well as a track from "Dog Years" within my "Music" pg. & a video from Antone's within my Video pg..Bluesman - Elmore James: King of the Slide Guitar
.Stevie Ray Vaughan - "In Step" Alcohol and drug abuse severely affected Stevie's health, though he became sober in late 1986. After three years without a new album, he returned to the studio, which led to the release of what many regard as his finest studio Album: "In Step". The album produced the number one hit single "Crossfire" in July 1989.
At around 1:00 a.m. on August 27, 1990, after Vaughan boarded a helicopter flying from East Troy, Wisconsin to Chicago with members of Eric Clapton's tour crew, the helicopter crashed into the side of a 300-foot-high ski slope. Earlier that evening, Vaughan had played a concert of approximately 25,000 with Double Trouble
at Alpine Valley Music Theatre, featured as a special guest with Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Robert Cray, & brother; Jimmie Vaughan.
If you're a Blues Lover - Like me - Cadillac Records is an Awesome Film - you really need to see !! It's an Amazing look back at the singers & musicians that created The Blues !! It tells the story of the legendary blues songwriters & musicians above as well as Willie Dixon, Howlin' Wolf & Little Walter AND the white Polish immigrant brothers of Jewish descent Leonard and Phil Chess who created the label & recording Co. & introduced some of the greatest & most influential music known as "Blues Music" to the world. The company produced and released many important singles and albums, which are now regarded as central to the rock music canon. Musician and critic Cub Koda described Chess Records as "America's greatest blues label. - c.f.