L.A. Blues Authority "Hats Off To Stevie Ray"

L.A. Blues Authority "Hats Off To Stevie Ray"

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L.A. Blues Authority
Hats Off To Stevie Ray
The Story
"Hats Off To Stevie Ray" is a tribute to one of the all time electric blues guitar greats, Stevie Ray Vaughan. Legendary performers Leslie West, Pat Travers, Rick Derringer, Frank Marino, Ricky Medlocke, Steve Hunter, Jon Butcher plus Craig Erickson, Kevin Russell and Tony Spinner perform smoking renditions of songs popularized by the late Texas blues guitarist! Steve Hunter delivers a classic instrumental ("Lenny"), while the closing instrumental, "Blues For Stevie", features several guitarists, including Russell, Travers, Hunter, Derringer, Mike Varney and Michael Onesko. Brad Russell plays the bass, while Aynsley Dunbar and Andy Doerschuk pay drums on this blues blazer.
The Music
03:56 Pat Travers "Cold Shot" Vocal
03:19 Tony Spinner "Empty Arms" Vocal
04:07 Craig Erickson "Telephone Song" Vocal
04:07 Steve Hunter "Lenny" Instrumental
04:04 Frank Marino "The Things (That) I Used To Do" Vocal
03:57 Rick Derringer "Pride And Joy" Vocal
04:03 Jon Butcher "Crossfire" Vocal
03:13 Kevin Russell "Tell Me" Vocal
05:24 Ricky Medlocke "Texas Flood" Vocal
03:32 Leslie West "Look At Little Sister" Vocal
07:33 Blues For Stevie Instrumental
The Artists
Kevin Russell Lead Guitar, Lead Vocal, Rhythm Guitars
Pat Travers Lead Guitar, Lead Vocal, Rhythm Guitar
Tony Spinner Lead Guitar, Lead Vocal, Rhythm Guitar
Craig Erickson Lead Guitar, Lead Vocal
Steve Hunter Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Frank Marino Lead Guitar, Lead Vocal, Overdub Engineering, Mixing
Rick Derringer Lead Guitar, Lead Vocal
Jon Butcher Lead Guitar, Lead Vocal
Ricky Medlocke Lead Guitar, Lead Vocal
Leslie West Lead Guitar, Lead Vocal
Mike Varney Guitar
Mike Onesko Guitar
Aynsley Dunbar Drums
Andy Doerschuk Drums
Brad Russell Bass
Steve Fontano Basic Track Engineering, Overdub Engineering, Mixing
Ross Yeo Mixing
Joe Marquez Overdub Engineering
Mooka Rennick Overdub Engineering
Shawn Morris Overdub Engineering, Engineering Assistance
Tom Tatman Overdub Engineering
G.G. Garth Overdub Engineering
Efren Herrera Overdub Engineering
Jean-Luc Oudin Overdub Engineering
Michael Frondelli Overdub Engineering
Scott Haines Overdub Engineering
Greg Schnitzer Engineering Assistance
Lou Demetri Engineering Assistance
Matthias Mederer Engineering Assistance
Kenneth K. Lee, Jr. Mastering
Annie Calef Art Direction, Graphic Design
Dave Stephens Art Direction, Graphic Design
Pat Johnson Photography
Basic tracks recorded at Philo's Ranch and Coast Recorders.

Overdubs recorded at Prairie Sun Studios, Catamount Recording, The Clubhouse Studios, Starbase, Capitol Recording Studios, Coast Recorders, and Sonic Recording Studio.

Mixed at Coast Recorders, S.F., CA.

Mastered at Rocket Labs.