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Shane DWIGHT Blues Band – Boogie King 2001

Posted in BLUES, Shane DWIGHT on December 2, 2010 by whoisthemonk

Shane DWIGHT Blues Band – Boogie King 2001


The Shane Dwight Blues Band is currently the Hottest Blues Band on the West Coast. Sharing the stage this year with the likes of John Mayall, Taj Mahal, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Tommy Castro, Chris Cain, Night Ranger, Coco Montoya and dozens of other great artists, Shane and his Band have captured the attention of the Blues World.

Shane’s “searing” guitar riffs combinded with his incredible vocals are driving fans wild. His experienced band, whose various members have previously played with Johnny Winter, John Lee Hooker, The Pointer Sisters and Brad Gillis, do Shane justice! His debut CD “Boogie King” is a definite “must have” for any blues fan.
Shane Dwight is a charismatic and supremely talented guitarist, soulful vocalist, prolific songwriter and one of the brightest young up-and-coming stars on the blues scene today. In one short year the Shane Dwight Blues Band has been catapulted to the forefront of the West Coast Blues Scene. Appearing at prestigious venues such as the Monterey Blues Festival, San Francisco Jazz Festival, Slim’s in San Francisco, John Lee Hookers’ Boom Boom Room, Biscuit And Blues (S.F.), Moe’s Alley In Santa Cruz, Torch Club in Sacramento and B.B. Kings in Los Angeles. These are just a few of the venues that recognize & appreciate the potential of Shane & his band and are expecting great things in their future. Shane and his band, are getting rave revues at every venue they play…..

Silicon Valley Metro’s Marianne Messina quotes, “… In spite of ‘old’ influences, Shane Dwight is anything but dated … Dwight hops up crowds wandering in from both hip-hop and rock clubs … He’s been known to incite the girls to crazy-wild behavior.”

Monterey’s Coast Weekly’s Chuck Thurman says, “This guy’s on fire.”

Santa Cruz Good Times Bruce Willey says. “Early exposure (to the Blues) combined with an intense commitment has made Dwight one of the most sought after blues players… The blues powerhouse lays down a blistering guitar spell that binds with his sturdy smoky voice.”

Monterey County Heralds Mac McDonald says, “Dwight, who comes off as a younger Tommy Castro with his rockin’ blues, charismatic stage presence and crowd-pleasing repertoire, won both the judge’ top prize as well as audience approval (at Monterey Bay Blues Festival’s Inaugural Battle of the Bands).”

The catalyst of Shane’s growing popularity and fan base has been the unforeseen development of his soulful, country-tinged vocals and charismatic stage persona. Though he has only been singing and fronting his own band for a year, continuous media exposure and “good press” has afforded Shane the opportunity to play extensively throughout the West Coast as he builds a loyal fan base in every city that he plays. Frankly, he is performing at a maturity level well beyond his years.

The Blues Band, known for it’s high octane, dance ’till you drop Blues & Rock, is fast becoming the ‘Blues Sensation’ of the West Coast. The bands ability to draw a crowd is consistent and unparalleled as each show draws more and more fans who file in and literally ‘Boogie’ all night. The Shane Dwight Blues Band currently features…

(On drums ~ Jerome Kimsey), formally with Hoodoo Rhythm Devils, has also played with the likes of Johnny Winters and T-bone Walker.

(On bass ~ Chuck Fike), one of the Bay Area’s best kept secrets! Chuck, known for his seamless groove and solid root oriented bass lines, honed his ability playing in countless Bay Area Blues Bands. However, he is most noted for his tenure with former John Lee Hooker guitarist John Garcia.

(On harp ~ Greg “Tumbleweed” Mooney), who has shared the stage with innumerable West Coast Stars, such as Tom Fogerty (Creedence Clearwater Rivival), Taj Mahal, Charlie Musselwhite and Nick Gravinties (Electric Flag) is most noted for his tenure with John Lee Hooker.

(On Rhythm Guitar – Robby Z.), an accomplished songwriter and sessions player, he completes the band with his high energy rhythm guitar playing. Robby’s recent studio works include the likes of Tommy Thompson (Gregg Allman Band), Chris Miller (Dave Menikettie Band), Linda Davis (Reba McEntire) and Brad Gillis of Night Ranger round out his resume.

In recent performances, Shane has shared the bill with national touring acts such as John Mayall & The Blues Breakers, The Supremes, Jefferson Starship, Terri Clark, The Greg Kihn Band, Big Bill Morganfield (Muddy Waters son), Bob Margolin, Dennis Quaid, Indigenous, Brad Gillis of Ozzy Ozbourne, Night Ranger and Tommy Castro.
01. Sweet Home Chicago
02. Snatch it Back & Hold It
03. I Need U So BAd
04. Just a Little Bit
05. Boogie King
06. Baby What You Want Me To Do
07. Yonder’s Wall
08. That’s Alright
09. You Were Wrong
10. Gangster of Love
11. Please Love Me
12. Hide Away
13. It Takes Time
14. Backstroke

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