Loaded Dice
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Webpage: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/loadedd
Location: Exeter, RI, USA
Description: One of the Prime American Blues Bands
Biography: Schoolkids’ recording artists LOADED DICE are a veteran, rockin’ Rhythm and Blues band from Providence, R.I. and one of the finest anywhere! This excellent quartet achieves a unique sound through their original approach and cohesive interplay. The Band has been together for over ten years. They worked for four years with Alligator recording artist LAZY LESTER traveling all over the world. They’ve performed at such notable events as: The National Blues Foundation” W.C. Handy Awards Ceremony, Montreal Jazz Festival, Kansas City Blues Festival, San Francisco Harmonica Festival, and Norway’s Notodden Blues Festival, among others. Some of the country’s top music clubs have hosted their performances including Tipitina’s (New Orleans), Lone Star Café (NYC), Slim’s (San Francisco), House Of Blues (Cambridge, MA), Antone’s (TX), and BLUES (Chicago). LOADED DICE features the exceptional harmonica styling of Peter Shonk, guitarist Rob Nelson, bassist Chicago Vin Earnshaw, drummer and vocalist Bob Soiot, and pianist Matt McCabe. Maybe you can blame it on the water in the Scituate Reservoir or on those radio jocks hereabouts who play Slim Harpo and Jimmy Reed along with Chuck Berry and the other hitmakers of the 50’s and 60’s . But there are, undeniably, more outstanding Blues-oriented acts hailing from Rhode Island, the Red Rooster State, than virtually anywhere in the nation. Just ask former Fabulous Thunderbirds guitarist Jimmie Lee Vaughn. I did. He shook his head in wonder and replied; “It’s a teeny, tiny, little place where all these great Blues musicians come from. Unbelievable!”
Press Release:
Upon it’s Original release in 1996, LOADED DICE was called “The feel good Blues album of the year” by the Chicago Sun Times. Here again is the Schoolkids’ Records classic release from this veteran Blues group, best known for their four year stint as Louisiana harmonica legend LAZY LESTER’S dynamic band. Touring the world with Lester, LOADED DICE has garnered a reputation for their excellent fare of straight blues and blues served up with rock, country, or R&B touches. With the re-issue of LOADED DICE in January 2006 blues fans around the world have begun discover this little gem at www.cdbaby.com/cd/loadedd. Find out for yourself why Blueprint Magazine UK, calls LOADED DICE, “One Of the Prime American Blues Bands”. LOADED DICE features the exceptional harmonica styling of Peter Shonk, guitarist Rob Nelson, bassist Chicago Vin Earnshaw, drummer and vocalist Bob Soiot, and pianist Matt McCabe.