GREENEVILLE, Tenn. -- Texas State Musician, Shelley King, will perform with Scottish singer songwriter Oona Love, and Sandy Ray and the Cold Shoulders at the Old Mountain Campground, in Greeneville,on Friday July 6. The show will start at 8pm and tickets will be sold at the gate. For more information call 638-3236.
Shelley King is touring in support her newest CD “Welcome Home”. “Welcome Home” was recognized by the Americana Music Association as one of the top 100 albums of 2010.
The “Welcome Home” CD and the single “Summer Wine” spent more than four months on the College Americana Radio Chart and debuted at #4 on the Euro-Americana Radio Chart.
“On “Welcome Home”, King fulfilled a longtime dream and recorded with most members of New Orleans' pride and joy the subdudes,” writes Bill Bentley in SonicBoomers, “and Lordy what a stroke of smarts that was! Together they've captured the essence of music, kind of like lightening in a bottle, and shown us just what joy there is in the sound of people pouring the souls out in sound. The woman's voice is as natural a wonder as you're likely to hear today, coming from that place where feelings run deep and without affectation. She obviously has some kind of direct line to greatness, because on songs like "Summer Wine," "Asking Too Much" and "Grain of Sand," there is a wisdom that cannot be learned; rather it must be lived from birth. The subdudes' members --John Magnie, Tim Cook and Steve Amedee--have an instantaneous ESP running from their spirits that lets them connect to these songs almost by osmosis. There are no overwrought solos or extraneous shenanigans in their playing at all, of course. It is all sweet and special and perfectly attuned to what King is singing.
For fans of music that feels like it is inspired on back porches in Southern climes, Welcome Home is a perfect fit. That this is Ms. King’s fifth album and she may still be a newname is our loss and her gain. Either way, this is a sound we've been waiting for awhile.” – Bill Bentley Sonicboomers.com
King is the 2008 Official State Musician of Texas, an honor she shares with Billy Joe Shaver, Ray Benson of Asleep at the Wheel, Willie Nelson, and Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top. She is the first woman to hold this honor bestowed by the Legislature of Texas.
She is the winner of two Austin Music Awards and headlined at the Kerrville Folk Festival.
Additional information is available at http://www.shelleyking.com