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Prescott, Arizona based Shri Blues Band has been playing clubs, festivals and concerts in Europe every summer for nearly two decades. Shri Blues Band's stellar lineup features vocalist Kate Parker, guitarist/violinist/vocalist Doug Fulker, organist Steve Ball, bassist Tina Zuccarello and drummer/vocalist Zac Parker. Founding Shri lyricist & vocalist Lee Lozowick and long-time Shri guitarist Franck Giambelluco both passed away in recent years, yet as they wanted it and in the spirit of the blues, the band continues to rock on! The Shri Blues Band takes the influences of blues, rock, soul and world music and creates a sound that respects the tradition of the blues but also pushes it's contemporary bounds. The band's stage show is filled with an entertaining and danceable mix of traditional blues, blues rock and gypsy blues including a variety of original songs that showcase the talents of all of the band members. Over the years, the Shri Blues Band has played some of the most prestigious festivals in Europe with blues and jazz dignitaries such as Taj Mahal, James Brown, Marva White and the New Orleans Spiritualettes to name just a few. 'SHRI' is the Shri Blues Band's latest studio album released in July of 2014 which features 16 songs (13 original). The band has also recently released their first live album in over 10 years titled Live in Leipzig having been recorded during their 2012 tour of Europe in Leipzig, Germany. The band has 13 studio albums and 3 live albums in it's discography which spans over 20 years of churning out the blues! Formed in 1993, the Shri Blues Band has become a staple in Arizona's blues scene. With 17 European tours, relentless gigging in the American Southwest and sixteen albums of original blues music under it's belt, the band is well versed in what it takes to please a crowd. The Shri Blues Band has also been featured in The Blues Alive - a book chronicling the history and significance of the blues and has a Sony Music debut on a compilation album featuring Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page. Comprised of five talented and experienced musicians, the band exhibits levels of professionalism and musicianship that makes it easy to become a dedicated fan. It's easy to see right away that these guys really like each other and love the music they make together. Not surprisingly, their loyal fan base continues to grow as a result. The band's influences include: Bob Dylan, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Patti Smith, Big Mama Thornton, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Sonny Boy Williamson, Janice Joplin, Derek Trucks, Howlin' Wolf, Robert Johnson, Rolling Stones, Albert King, Tom Waits, Elmore James, Jimi Hendrix, T-Bone Walker, Memphis Minnie, Josh White, Otis Redding, George Harrison, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Concrete Blonde, Ry Cooder, ZZ Top, Leadbelly, Billy Holiday, Allman Brothers Band, John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Nina Simone, Reverend Gary Davis, Leonard Cohen, Eric Clapton, among many others ...


Artist: Shri Blues Band
Title: Shri
Genre: Blues
Release Date: 20/07/2014
Label: CD Baby
Media Format: CD
UPC: 888295111713


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