The Rides featuring Stephen Stills / Kenny Wayne Shepherd / Barry Goldberg
Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 8:00 PM EDT
(6:00 PM Doors)
Iridium, New York, NY
THE RIDES ON TOUR Featuring STEPHEN STILLS, KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD AND BARRY GOLDBERG
THE RIDES—A BLUES-ROCK SUMMIT FEATURING STEPHEN STILLS, KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD AND BARRY GOLDBERG— WILL TOUR THE U.S. IN SEPTEMBER WITH BETH HART AS OPENING ACT
THE RIDES’ DEBUT ALBUM “CAN’T GET ENOUGH” FEATURES CO-WRITTEN ORIGINALS AND COVERS OF CLASSICS BY ARTISTS INCLUDING MUDDY WATERS, ELMORE JAMES, IGGY POP & THE STOOGES, AND NEIL YOUNG
Los Angeles, CA, July #, 2013: The Rides is a new all-star blues-rock trio formed by legendary singer-songwriter and Buffalo Springfield/CSN/CSN&Y principal Stephen Stills, fellow guitar slinger Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and venerable Electric Flag keyboardist Barry Goldberg. The group will tour throughout September in support of its debut album, Can’t Get Enough, set for release August 27 on 429 Records. The series of dates kicks off with the band filming a concert for television from New York City’s iconic Iridium Jazz Club on August 28 and 29, and wraps on September 27 at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, NV. Highlights also include shows at the Wilbur Theatre in Boston (9/7), Theatres at Westbury in Westbury, NY (9/8), Pabst Theatre in Milwaukee, WI (9/13), The Backyard in Austin, TX (9/21), and The Fillmore in San Francisco (9/25).
Singer-songwriter Beth Hart is the tour’s opening act. Last December, Hart captured the spotlight when she joined Jeff Beck at the Kennedy Center Honors to pay musical tribute to Buddy Guy, and she recently sang at Eric Clapton's Crossroad Guitar Festival at New York's Madison Square Garden.
The Rides took shape after Stills and Goldberg wrote together at their mutual manager Elliot Roberts’ recommendation. “It was like finding a long lost soul brother,” says Goldberg (who hadn’t met Stills before, their shared 1968 credit notwithstanding). “We connected on so many things, started jamming, and soon had begun writing our first song.” Next came Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and their three-way chemistry was immediate and intense. “The Rides are a perfect mix of generations, where three musicians who love and play the blues collide and create music that goes beyond all our other individual life experiences and career achievement,” says 36-year-old, Shepherd, who’s had six #1 Blues albums. Can’t Get Enoughis inspired by—and is an homage to—the now-classic 1968 album Super Session, which featured Stills on guitar on one side, and the late Mike Bloomfield on the other (Bloomfield had founded Electric Flag with Goldberg, who also played on Super Session, as did Blood, Sweat & Tears keyboardist Al Kooper). The Rides bring a historic and distinctively American musical form into the 21st century, and Stills calls the group the “the blues band of my dreams.”
Currently in the Top 10 on Amazon's blues chart, Can't Get Enough is available for pre-orders for $9.99.