SHORTY K CD RELEASE PARTY! (EARLY SHOW)

Celebrating His New CD "Full Custom Boogie"

SHORTY K CD RELEASE PARTY! (EARLY SHOW)

Sat, December 13, 2014

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm (event ends at 7:45 pm)

$5.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

SHORTY K (OF VOODOO SWING)
SHORTY K (OF VOODOO SWING)
In the 90's, Shorty and friend Leeroy Nelson created Voodoo Swing. Their unique style of “rip-it-up” Rockabilly first attracted England’s Nervous Records in 1993. Voodoo Swing's debut album "We're Usin' Code Names!" is followed by a second album, "Well, Okay Then!" released on Netherlands’ Rockhouse Records label. Voodoo Swing is also featured on Rockabilly compilations "American Rumble" and “The Sounds of Gasoline’’. The band also scores the soundtrack for the Lowrider documentary "Low and Slow" as well as for the full-length feature film “Rockabilly Vampire”.
In 1998, Shorty is awarded "Best Electric Guitar Player" by Salt Lake's City Weekly Magazine reader’s poll. In the early years, the band headquartered in Salt Lake City. After a long hiatus, the band regrouped in Phoenix and released their third record, “Greasers Por Vida”. In 2010 the band, released “Refried Voodoo Beans” produced by Olivier Zahm. Then 2 other albums were released with Electric Lotus Label: the pure rockabilly “Keep on Rollin’” in 2011, then “Fast Cars, Guitars, Tattoos and Scars” in 2013 blending diverse roots music influences from country to blues.

Summer 2014: Shorty K debuts a solo chapter based on his love for Blues.
After 20 years given to the rockabilly trio, leader Shorty K decided to follow his Muse, his love for the sound of Blues guitar players such as Dave Gonzalez (The Paladins), Jimmie Vaughan, Steve Cropper, Kid Ramos… He’s just recorded his first solo album “Full Custom Boogie” at Electric Lotus Music in Phoenix, AZ, produced by Olivier Zahm. Shorty K worked notably with legendary Brian Fahey (The Paladins) and other fantastic musicians who definitely know their blues: Jeff Naylor and Shea Marshall from the Sugar Thieves, Ryan Baker, Tommy Collins, Ali Salcedo, Kevin Tangney, Mark Witt and the soulful singer Kenyata Christina for a duet “a la” Ike and Tina Turner.
The result sounds as if Shorty traded his hair pomade for cooking grease. “I really wanted this album to be my tribute to all of the amazing blues guitar players who have influenced me over the years. With the help of Olivier, Brian, and Jeff, it evolved into something even better than I’d hoped for.» explains Shorty. « This album has been a true labor of love. I hope that Voodoo Swing fans, as well as new fans out there like it!”
Venue Information:
The Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85014
http://www.rhythmroom.com/