“There are those that simply play the blues and some people that have lived them, and there are those like SOLOMON KING who have done both. ”
“Under The Sun,” produced by Motown legend Sylvester Rivers ” is nominated for a Grammy in the “Best Contemporary Blues Album” category. Two of the songs from that album, “Jack Me Up” and “Frankie and Johnnie,” are featured in the first season of HBO’s “True Blood.” Suddenly the grit and grime of King’s native Detroit seem a million miles away, compared to the glitz and glam of Hollywood. Of course, there’s a cautionary tale to be told here, as well: As that glitters is rarely gold...
... In between making records and the occasional movie, Solomon King has been performing in venues from Hawaii to Chicago. If there’s a dance floor the audience is on it. His live shows are unpredictable, spontaneous and attended by all ages, colors and races who seek something different from the usual rehash of blues standards (though King is known to hash up a standard from time to time).
PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS (COOL GIGS)
Home Grown Hawaii festival w/Bill Kreutzman (Greatful Dead)
Coachella Valley Music Festival
Mesa Music Festival,
Marina Del Rey Music Festival.
Whiskey a go go, Los Angeles
Rainbow, Los Angels
House of Blues, Los Angels, Las Vegas,
Buddy Guy's, Chicago
Phoenix Theater, San Francisco,
Stock Exchange, Bisbee AZ
Maui Sugar Mill, Los Angeles
Babe and Ricky's, Los Angeles
The Living Room, Los Angeles
Washington Blues Society, Everett WA.
Joe's Great American, Burbank CA
Wang's, The Retro Room, Palm Springs CA
Mulainey's, Long Beach CA
Starboard Attitude, Redondo Beach CA