Solomon King, talented purveyor of "New-School Blues" and no stranger to the Southern California music landscape, performs in concert at The Piano Bar, 6429 Selma Ave., Hollywood, Saturday, May 11. 9 p.m. No cover. Info: (323) 466-2750 or logo ontohttps://www.facebook.com/
King - a 2009 Grammy Awards entrant nominee in the Contemporary Blues category for his Under The Sun release - was recently in the news for "The Phil Spector Incident," his movie remake of the high-profile Phil Spector trial that also includes a ten-song companion soundtrack ("Live On") with a stripped-down, sensuous version of Spector's Wall of Sound classic, "Be My Baby." "With King, the blues are in good hands," writes Ashley Jude Collie of The Huffington Post. "His New-School Blues' includes some modern riffs on traditional blues, and beyond." BMans Blues Report states, "King's track 'Suicide' features hot guitar riffs that will blow your hair back."
In a review of King's forthcoming release, Train, John Vermilyea ofBlues Underground opines, "after listening to Train I must once again put his music into a category for which the term brilliant is first and foremost...packed with truly great tunes from beginning to end. A really great album from one of the better singers, songwriters, and guitarists performing nowadays. Highly recommended and thoroughly enjoyed."
Check out a live version of "Be My Baby" performed by Solomon King: