Solomon King

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New L.A. Club 6090 Presents… Solomon King

(Guitarist-Songwriter-Singer-Deep Thinker)
And Top Practitioner of ‘New-School Blues’

Solomon King

Performing At Club 6090 Grand Opening…Saturday,  October 26

(LOS ANGELES) – Solomon King, Los Angeles-based guitarist-singer-songwriter and leading “New-School Blues” practitioner, makes a special guest performance at the Grand Opening of Club 6090, (at Beth Chayim Chadashim Synagogue), 6090 West Pico Blvd., Saturday, October 26. 7:30-10:30 p.m. $25. (limited seating). Info: Also performing: Jam band, The Peculiars.
King also performs at  the upcoming Homegrown Festival in Hawaii, November 9, on the Big Island of Hawaii.

“Solomon King’s new release “Train” is the sign of an artist on his way up. This is his best music so far–with great singing, strong songwriting, and a selfless maturity–and yet I sense even bigger things ahead. reminds me of early Dire Straits or The Band circa “Music From Big Pink,” great music following an artistic vision all in service of each individual song.”

Solomon King

The 2009 Grammy Awards entrant nominee was recently in the news for “The Phil Spector Incident,” King’s clever movie remake of the high-profile Phil Spector trial that also includes a ten-song companion soundtrack (“Live On”) with a stripped-down, sensuous version of Spector’s Wall of Sound classic, “Be My Baby.” “With King, the blues are in good hands,” writes Ashley Jude Collie of The Huffington Post. “His New-School Blues’ includes some modern riffs on traditional blues, and beyond.” BMans Blues Report states, “King’s track ‘Suicide’ features hot guitar riffs that will blow your hair back.”

In a review of King’s new album, Train, John Vermilyea of Blues Underground states, “after listening to Train I must once again put his music into a category for which the term brilliant is first and foremost…packed with truly great tunes from beginning to end. A really great album from one of the better singers, songwriters, and guitarists performing nowadays. Highly recommended and thoroughly enjoyed.”

Check out a live version of the Phil Spector classic “Be My Baby” performed by Solomon King: