A final farewell to James Harman, and a musical tribute to Gene Taylor.
Gene Taylor, whose fiery boogie woogie and classic blues piano graced decades worth of classic albums and stages around the world, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021. According to social media posts from family and friends, Taylor, who lived in Austin, Texas, had been without heat or water for days during the devastating winter storm thisContinue reading “Roll ’em, Gene: Boogie woogie master Gene Taylor dies in Austin, Texas”
James Harman — blues raconteur extraordinaire — is 74, without the means to earn a living, and beginning chemotherapy for Stage 4 cancer.
Having lived with “King King” for the last 28 years, I believe I know this record better than any other I’ve heard. It gets at least one annual “I’m obsessed with this” turn in the car or earbuds, not to mention all of the other times it crops up on various playlists. We all haveContinue reading “11 favorite moments on ‘King King’”
Some of the best stories about The Red Devils come from the people who watched it all go down. Kevin Shattuck was there for Genesis 1: The Blue Shadows 1988 at the King King club.
The January 2011 edition of Mojo magazine has a Red Devils mention, in the annual “The Best Thing I’ve Heard All Year” section. James Skelly, singer and guitarist from the psych-folk band The Coral, describes his newfound love for “King King”: John Leckie played me The Red Devils’ “King King” album when we were inContinue reading “The Coral’s James Skelly on ‘King King’”