“Spend one night in King’s “Hotel Voodoo” and you may never want to leave.”
“Hotel Voodoo” is the first new studio album in five years from Grammy winning guitarist, songwriter, and actor, Chris Thomas King. “Hotel Voodoo” is a blues rock guitar tour de force on par with legendary greats Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Eric Clapton and Buddy Guy. Chris Thomas King, an electric guitar virtuoso, based in New Orleans, is at the peak of his powers on rockers, “Have You Seen My Princess,” “Voodoo Child (On Hell's Highway), and “Rock-and-Roll Conjurer.”
King conceived the album for vinyl as two suites, side A and B, not the linear CD sequence. Side A is the “Baron Samedi Suite.” (Baron Samedi is the lord of the crossroads in Voodoo religion). Side B is the “Jelly Roll Suite.” The “Jelly Roll Suite” is a nod to New Orleans as the birthplace of the blues.
The long-anticipated ten-song album features nine Chris Thomas King originals and a cover of superstar Adele’s “Someone Like You,” which features King playing grand piano and singing lead vocal. The song, like several in the Jelly Roll Suite, was performed live in the studio as an acoustic jazz trio. Another highlight is the King penned second-line stomp “Tabby’s on the Bayou,” an ode to Tabby’s Blues Box and Heritage Hall, his late father’s Louisiana juke joint—razed in 1999.
King is supported on the album by his touring band, Jeff Mills on drums, and Danny Infante on bass guitar. Several outstanding New Orleans musicians join in the fun, too. Clarinet and upright bass are featured on the hot tune, “White Folks Call It Jazz.”
The multi-talented guitarist is also a celebrated actor. He co-starred in Oscar winning movies “O Brother Where Art Thou” and “Ray.”
The Chris Thomas King Band is on tour this fall, 2017, in the United States and Mexico.
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Baron Samedi Suite
1. American Man (In the Key of Free)
2. Voodoo Child (On Hell’s Highway)
3. Friday Night Bleu
4. Have You Seen My Princess?
5. Rock and Roll Conjurer
Jelly Roll Suite
6. Les Bleus Was Born in Louisiana
7. White Folks Call It Jazz
8. Tabby’s on The Bayou
9. Someone Like You (Adele)
10. Rainbow Lullaby
21st Century Blues Records
· ARTIST: CHRIS THOMAS KING
· ALBUM TITLE: HOTEL VOODOO
· RELEASE DATE: SEPTEMBER 14, 2017
· LABEL: 21ST CENTURY BLUES RECORDS
· PRODUCER: CHRIS THOMAS KING
· PRODUCT NUMBER: 21CB-CD-2133
· UPC: 6 7626121322 2
· GENRE: BLUES/ALTERNATIVE ROCK/NEW ORLEANS/JAZZ
· FORMAT: CD, Digital, Vinyl
· TERRITORY: The World
· DISTRIBUTED by Virtual Label, Brooklyn N.Y