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Gut Bucket Blues stumpdown acoustic

by LZ Love & Lightning Red

Highly acclaimed live duo acoustic americana/blues CD of great original songs (with a Willie Dixon, and a Jimmy Reed songs thrown in for good measure) in Texas and on tour. YOU WILL LOVE THIS CD.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Been Lonely
5:39 album only
2. Wang Dang Doodle
5:05 album only
3. Lie No More
3:44 album only
4. Something Good
4:51 album only
5. Backyard Boogie
2:54 album only
6. Baby, What You Want Me To Do
4:01 album only
7. Can't Help Myself
3:16 album only
8. Cotton Pickin
2:58 album only
9. Gates Of Heaven
3:32 album only


Album Notes
LZ Love & Lightning Red - recording artists who front their own international touring bands and often tour together.
This is their acclaimed live album - GUT BUCKET BLUES

GBB could be one of the sleeper hits of the year.
LZ Love has one of the best voices in Austin,
and teamed with the estimable Lightning Red's acoustic guitar,
it's applied with great care and thought.
- Austin Chronicle 2007

Daisy's Red Ryder BB Gunshots (8.5 shots):
Ms. Love sings with such a deep soulful spirit,
Lightning Red accompanies with a
fine Texas country blues style.
- Austin Daze Magazine 2007

A master of both acoustic and slide guitar
His guitar playing never fails to impress.
- Austin Sound 2007

One of the Great Soul Voices of our time...
- Southland Blues, Longbeach, CA

She sings from the bottom of her soul
- Hillary Clinton

Born in Chicago, back to Louisiana at age 3, raised in Berkeley California

As so many great American singers have, LZ began singing gospel in a southern church…
at age five. Having sung and toured with a long list of icons including Mary Wells, Joan Armatrading, Billy Preston (the 5th Beatle), Parliament Funkadelic, Luther Vandross and Stephen Marley, her credentials are impressive.

A favorite of Tommy Castro and Michael Fronti, her voice appears on their releases, as does theirs on hers. LZ Love’s s solo career began in 1995 when her song Lift Me Up reached number two on the European dance charts. When residing in London, LZ’s dance-music career was interrupted by the severe illness of her mother. After caring for her dying mother in California, her career took yet another path.

In 2001 she co-wrote ‘ONE’, her first album, and the song Been Lonely became a favorite on the San Francisco scene and was released on ‘San Francisco Bay’s Best Blues’ by Epitaph Records. In addition to singing in the Broadway production of ‘The Lion King’ in San Francisco, 2003 saw the release of the acclaimed CD ‘Standing Wide-legged & Proud’.

Relocating to Austin, Texas with her song-writing partner and their lead guitarist, LZ continues to release dance-singles in Europe, albums in the US, and lend her amazing vocal abilities to other projects. 2006 saw her doing supporting vocals on Lightning Red’s first acoustic release, and their duo recordings have led to label interest and tours.

November 29 saw the establishment of LZ LOVE DAY by proclamation of the Mayor. Festivities at city hall include a performance by her Rockin' Band.

2007 Gut Bucket Blues stumpdown acoustic
---- LZ Love & Lightning Red (GR-105)
2006 My Higher Ground (cdbaby.com/cd/lzlove) (M.A.Records)
---- guest artists: Michael Franti, Tommy Castro
2006 Yell Fire (new album by Michael Fronti & Spearhead)
---- guest vocalist: LZ Love
2005 Anytime – dance single Swing City, UK)
2005 Singing Gospel In Austin
---- guest artists: Lightning Red, Charlie Prichard
2003 Standing Wide-Legged And Proud guest artist: Irina Mikhailova
2003 Everyone Deserves Music (Michael Fronti & Spearhead)
---- guest vocalist: LZ Love
2002 San Francisco Bay’s Best Blues Epitaph Records (compilation CD)
with the LZ Love song 'Been Lonely' from ONE
---- (artists include Angela Strehli, Chris Cain, Sugarpie Desanto)
2001 guest artist: Tommy Castro
1998 It’s Your Love – dance single Phuture Trax, UK)
1996 See The Light – #3 dance single
(Slip n’ Slide, UK – with Derrick Carter)
1995 In The Middle – dance single (Freshly Squeezed, UK)
1995 Lift Me Up – #2 dance single (Freshly Squeezed, UK)


Passionate guitar and creative songwriting
…scintillating guitar riffs. Exceptional slide,
burning hot guitar and Texas style blues
- Blues On Stage www.mnblues.com

Demonstrated his guitar mastery with a series of scintillating solos. A superb guitarist and a talented songwriter. An excellent evening's entertainment
- Blueprint Magazine, Lionel Ross (UK)

Born near Chicago, lived and ‘musically educated’ in Chicago
Relocated to Austin, Texas in the mid-seventies.

As a 3 year old, he'd sit directly in front of the saxophone sections of Count Basie, Jimmy Dorsey, Duke Ellington and all the other Big Bands playing the military base circuit. This was during the time his father was stationed in Missouri. His mother says, “While the other kids would run outside to play, he'd plop right down on the floor and sit there all night. We could never get him to move.”

Before finishing grade school, Red became a bandleader. “When I heard Elvis doing 'Houndog' and 'Blue Suede Shoes', I was hooked on the Blues.” After befriending Luther Allison and soaking up the sounds of Buddy Guy, Otis Rush, Mike Bloomfield, B.B. and Albert King in and around Chicago, Lightning Red began touring the Midwest and Canada. Upon turning 20, the Lightning Red Blues Band was formed. He’s never looked back.

In 1976 Austin, Texas became his home and touring base. While Red was performing at the Armadillo World Headquarters, Omar Dykes, W.C.Clark and "little" Charlie Sexton were brought onstage and introduced to a wider audience. Living in Austin, Lightning Red soaked in the music of an unknown band, The Fabulous Thunderbirds (Jimmie Vaughan, Kim Wilson) at the original Antone's and met a struggling "Little" Stevie Ray Vaughan.

On Stage With:

v Willie Nelson
v Marsha Ball
v W.C.Clark
v Omar & The Howlers
v Luther Allison
v Eugene “Hideaway” Bridges
v Charlie Prichard
v Kenny Acosta
v Detroit Blues Band
v Big Bob Robinson (original Ink Spots)
v Joe “Guitar” Hughes
v Milton Hopkins (BB King’s bandleader for 12 years)
v Gwyn Ashton
v Steve Tallis

Opened For:

· Bob Seger
· Dr. John
· Head East
· Pinetop Perkins
· Sam Lay
· Saffire the Uppity Blues Women
· Eugene “Hideaway” Bridges
· Marsha Ball
· Mitch Ryder,
· MC5
· Bugs Henderson
· Dallas Hodge (Canned Heat)
· Koko Taylor
· Grady Gaines (Little Richard)

Presently (2007):
‘Gut Bucket Blues stumpdown acoustic’ the new CD by LZ Love & Lightning Red is getting rave reviews.
LZ Love and her Rockin' Band with Red on his stratocaster (as well as the acoustic duo of LZ Love & Lightning Red) were a big hit at the Eureka Springs Blues Festival, the RGV (Rio Grande Valley) Blues Festival , the Charles Brown Blues Festival, and in concerts throughout the region.

Lightning Red's smoky slide blues come well-seasoned by his lengthy tenure as a guitarist and harp player. His new CD, A long way home, spotlights his lo-fi Chicago- and Delta-influenced blues compositions with matchless acoustic style, and nods to Willie Dixon and Jimmy Reed.
- Austin Chronicle 2006

Having toured in Europe and in Great Britain repeatedly, with two consecutive appearances at The Great R&B Festival in Colne, England, Red was interviewed on Radio New Zealand [national broadcast]. This and a number of other Australasia interviews featured cuts from his previous CD release ‘Tortured Mind’.
Special Guest performer at the Whangarei Jazz and Blues Festival, Lightnin’s other appearances included Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch, New Zealand as well as Sydney and Perth, Australia.

Change Is Gonna Come (2007 single release
---- LZ Love & Lightning Red LZ Love/LR Productions GR-106
'Gut Bucket Blues stumpdown acoustic' (2007)
---- LZ Love & Lightning Red LZ Love/LR Productions GR-105
‘a long way home’ (2006) LIGHTNING RED
---- Groovemaster Records GR-104
‘Singing Gospel In Austin’ LZPHOENIX, featuring LZ Love (lz-love.com) 2005
‘Tortured Mind’ LIGHTNING RED & Thunder Blues
---- Angelwing Records AW-2102
‘Texas Thunder Blues’ LIGHTNING RED
---- Heroic Records HR-103
---- Heroic Records HR-102
‘East St. Louis’ LIGHTNING RED (45rmp)
---- dbRecords d45-1002A
‘Walkin’ Thru The Park’ LIGHTNING RED (45rmp)
---- dbRecords d45-1002B (© M.Morganfield)
‘Melting Your Mind’ ICE (w/ LIGHTNING RED)
---- Bonny Records 1211-L



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