Thursday, November 1, 2007

Dave Riley to Play at Little Willie's in Tuscaloosa

Dave Riley will be playing at Little Willies in Tuscaloosa on Weds. Nov. 7th at 9pm. You should all try to come out to the show, because, as Andrew "Cougar Wiles" Cook says, "Dave's the real deal."

Phoenix, AZ - Blue Witch Records is proud to announce the release of DAVE RILEY and BOB CORRITORE TRAVELIN' THE DIRT ROAD on September 11, 2007.

Guitar player/singer DAVE RILEY and harmonica player BOB CORRITORE's TRAVELIN' THE DIRT ROAD takes the listener on a musical journey through the Delta. Produced by Bob Corritore, TRAVELIN' THE DIRT ROAD features 10 original tracks of powerful downhome blues including 8 Dave Riley compositions and two ("I'm Not Your Junkman" and "Doggone Blues") written by his friend (and former bandmate) the late John Weston. Dave and Bob met three years ago and quickly became fast friends and musical collaborators. They have a natural blues chemistry with Riley's gritty Mississippi vocals and downhome blues guitar and Corritore's passionate, full-toned harp playing and the result is a musical joy and exuberance all too seldom heard.

KBA Award-winning triple threat harmonica player/producer/club owner BOB CORRITORE’s deep & varied blues history are highlighted on the new Blue Witch Records releases. Growing up in Chicago, Bob began playing harmonica at age 13, learning from some of Chicago's blues legends -- Big Walter Horton, Junior Wells, Louis Myers and others. His harmonica appears on over 25 recordings. Bob's played with many of the blues greats including Jimmy Rogers, Bo Diddley, Sam Lay, Pinetop Perkins, Honeyboy Edwards, R.L. Burnside, Koko Taylor and Willie Dixon. As a Grammy-nominated producer, Bob Corritore lives to be in the studio and has a history of production credits on over 36 CDs.

Born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, guitar player/singer/songwriter DAVE RILEY spent his formative years playing and singing Gospel music. He moved to Chicago's west side as a teenager living near Maxwell Street and its vibrant Blues scene. After joining the army he played in a military band traveling from base to base entertaining the troops and opening USO shows. In the mid-90s Riley met Blues legends Sam Carr, Frank Frost, and John Weston. They formed a friendship and a musical bond which lead Riley back to the Delta and back into Blues full time.

HOUSE ROCKIN' & BLUES SHOUTIN'! and TRAVELIN' THE DIRT ROAD are the second and third releases this year by Phoenix, AZ-based Blue Witch Records. The earlier release, Blues shouter BIG PETE PEARSON's acclaimed I'M HERE BABY! (February 2007) "represents the best of vintage and modern blues." (Ron Wynn/Nashville City Paper)

Blue Witch Records is distributed by Burnside Distribution.


Karen Leipziger/KL Productions


RECORD CO: Blue Witch Records, P. O. Box 352, Phoenix, AZ 85001

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