Thursday, January 25, 2007
Buddy Flett performed with Kenny Wayne Shepherd in Los Angeles, opens for Jesse Winchester Fri, Feb 2, LSUS Theater
The Bluebirds’ Buddy Flett is coming out with an album of acoustic blues next month, to be called Mississippi Sea. "We recorded the acoustic guitars so they are real, real big," said the happy Flett. The producer is musician Steve Howell, of Howell & Caskey.
Flett recently performed with Kenny Wayne Shepherd in Los Angeles for the music equipment convention called NAMM. "Buddy was featured with Kenny Wayne Shepherd & Double Trouble (Stevie Ray Vaughan’s band), Blues Legend Hubert Sumlin (Howlin Wolf’s Guitarist), and Bryan Lee," wrote Bruce Flett in the Bluebirds newsletter.
He added, "the DVD/CD “10 Days Out: Blues on the Backroads” starring Kenny Wayne Shepherd & Double Trouble and featuring B B King, Gatemouth Brown, Bluebirds’ Buddy Flett, Hubert Sumlin and other blues stars will be released this week. Buddy and Kenny were filmed playing acoustic guitars at Lead Belly’s grave near Mooringsport, Louisiana, performing “Blues in a Honky Tonk Key” from the Bluebirds’ Swamp Stomp CD. "Ten Days Out" will be aired on PBS tv and available from Warner Bros. Recordings. More info at www.tendaysout.net.
Next Fri, Feb 2, Flett will open for songster Jesse Winchester at LSUS Theater, says Baton Rouge producer Johnny Palazotto. Tickets are $20 and available at the door for the 7:30 pm show. Click on the acoustic blues / Mississippi Sea hyperlink above for a downhome Flett video.