Road Dog's Life

Road Dog's Life

by Smokin' Joe Kubek

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Overview

Smokin' Joe Kubek and Bnois King first hooked up in 1987, and their musical association has lasted nearly 20 years. Their albums are dependable affairs that stick close to good old barroom Texas blues, and if they seldom deviate from that, well, that's fine, because they do it as well as anyone this side of Stevie Ray Vaughan. Road Dog's Life is the pair's second album for Delta Groove Music, who they signed with in 2012, and it follows the unplugged Close to the Bone, marking a return to plain old electric Texas blues. That's what you get here, plain and simple, with ten originals and an impressive pair of covers, the Rolling Stones' "Play with Fire" and the Beatles' "Don't Bother Me," both among the albums highlights. The sound, recorded by Prince's long-time engineer David Z, is warm, full, and makes intelligent use of stereo separation to give everything a broad, powerful kick. There's nothing new here -- Kubek and King aren't trying to expand Texas blues as much as they simply revel in it -- which is a good thing, since they do it so well.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/17/2013
Label: Delta Groove Prod
UPC: 0850021001810
catalogNumber: 162
Rank: 120710

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Smokin' Joe Kubek   Primary Artist,Guitar,Lap Steel Guitar
Kim Wilson   Harmonica,Vocals
Jimi Bott   Drums
William J. Campbell   Electric Bass
Randy Chortkoff   Harmonica,Vocals
Bnois King   Guitar,Vocals
Kid Andersen   Guitar
Patrick Recob   Electric Bass

Technical Credits

George Harrison   Composer
Mick Jagger   Composer
Charlie Watts   Composer
Bill Wyman   Composer
Randy Chortkoff   Producer,Executive Producer
David Z.   Engineer
Bnois King   Composer
Keith Richards   Composer
Joshua Temkin   Artwork
Jeff Scott Fleenor   Liner Notes

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