Smokin’ Joe Kubek and Bnois King, one of the most talented guitar tandems in any genre, will celebrate the release of their latest studio album, Fat Man’s Shine Parlor, in Seattle on Sunday March 15th at Highway 99 Blues Club. Show starts at 7:00 p.m. and tickets are $15 available HERE
Fat Man’s Shine Parlor is the latest addition to the duo’s prolific discography. They’ve been thrilling music fans all around the world with their red-hot Texas rockin’ blues for twenty-five years, and have developed into a dynamic musical tour de force, with Joe’s flame-throwing guitar work complemented by Bnois’ cool, jazz-inflected playing and soulful vocals.
Their incendiary live shows feature two top flight guitarists intuitively locked in with each other and backed by a firepower rhythm section, making for a powerful and irresistible combination.
Regarding the CD title – as a young musician, Smokin’ Joe Kubek would venture in the wee hours to a declining, somewhat unsavory Dallas neighborhood in search of fried chicken. A commercial district for African-Americans, the area had been a hotbed for jazz and blues musicians from the 1920’s through the 50’s where you could also find gun and locksmith shops, tattoo studios, pawnshops, and pool halls.
Joe was fascinated by one remaining establishment across the street called “Fat Man’s Shine Parlor.” Ostensibly a place to get your shoes shined, to those in the know, it was also a place for other activities such as gambling, drinking, and womanizing.
Joe sees this CD in a similar light – crack open the door, and inside you’ll find lots more than advertised. Only in this case, the pleasures will be musical.
Tickets for the Seattle show are $15 and are available HERE
For our Oregon blues lovers, they’ll be at the Winter Blues Music Festival in Milwaukie on March 14. Tickets HERE