2019 album. Soul blues.
Award winning blues musician Billy Price is releasing his new studio album ‘Dog Eat Dog’ produced by Kid Andersen and released on Gulf Coast Records. After the critically acclaimed success and Blues Music Award nomination of his last album ‘Reckoning’, Billy was excited and eager to get back into Greaseland Studio in San Jose, California with producer Kid Andersen. Kid and Billy’s mutual love for the music and commitment to making an original contribution to the soul blues genre is evident in this newcollection.
Kid and Billy assembled a first-class group of musicians on ‘Dog Eat Dog’, which features Price on vocals along with Andersen (guitars and assorted instruments), Alex Pettersen (drums), Jerry Jemmott (bass), Jim Pugh (keys), Eric Spaulding (tenor sax), Jack Sanford (baritone sax), and John Halblieb (trumpet). Andersen added congas to most tracks, covered by Jon Otis (son of the great Johnny Otis) and Vicki Randle (Mavis Staples). Randle also provided background vocals long with Lisa Leuschner Andersen, Charlie Owen, and the Sons of the Soul Revivers gospel group.
‘Dog Eat Dog’ also features guest appearances by Rick Estrin, Alabama Mike, and Mike Zito. Estrin plays harmonica on the title track, which he wrote. A big fan of Alabama Mike, Price was thrilled to share the lead vocals with Mike on “Dog Eat Dog”. Mike Zito also contributed a scorching guitar solo on “All NightLong Caf “. “Billy Price is an outstanding singer and artist. He’s simultaneously steeped in the soul tradition and 100% original and instantly recognisable. He will make you believe anything he sings.” - Christoffer “Kid” Andersen “I was taken and shaken by Billy Price and the Keystone Rhythm Band in the 1970s, when I was playing guitar in Muddy Waters’ band. Billy has been one of my favourite singers, without qualification, ever since.” - Bob Margolin
2016 Blues Music Award Winner Billy Price first attracted national attention during his three-year association with guitarist Roy Buchanan. Price is the vocalist on two of Buchanan's LPs, ‘That's What I'm Here For’ and ‘Live Stock’. Since then, with the Keystone Rhythm Band, the Billy Price Band, and solo projects, Billy Price has recorded and released a total of 15 albums, CDs, and DVDs. In April 2016, he was officially recognised and inducted as a Pittsburgh Rock ’n Roll Legend at an award ceremony. Price’s album ‘This Time for Real’, with the late Chicago soul singer Otis Clay, received a 2016 Blues Music Award in the category of Best Soul Blues Album of 2015. A live recording of the Billy Price Band, Alive and Strange, was released in April 2017. His previous album ‘Reckoning’, was produced by Kid Andersen at Greaseland Studios, was released on June 15, 2018 by Vizztone Label Group and it too has been nominated for a 2019 Blues Music Award in the category of Best Soul Blues Album of 2018.