Guitar Shorty

We The People

We The People
Guitar Shorty delivers more of the heavyweight blues that sparked the popularity of his Alligator debut, Watch Your Back. Once again, Shorty blasts intense, piercing guitar work and raw, passionate vocals over raucous blues rock grooves to devastating effect.

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WINNER OF THE 2007 BLUES MUSIC AWARD FOR "CONTEMPORARY BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR"

Guitar Shorty: Vocals and Lead Guitar

Jake Andrews: Rhythm Guitar

Wyzard: Ba...
WINNER OF THE 2007 BLUES MUSIC AWARD FOR "CONTEMPORARY BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR"

Guitar Shorty: Vocals and Lead Guitar

Jake Andrews: Rhythm Guitar

Wyzard: Bass and Acoustic Guitar

John (JT) Thomas: Keyboards

Alvino Bennett: Drums

 

Produced by Wyzard and Brian Brinkerhoff

Recorded and Mixed by Larry Goetz at The Lair Studio, Los Angeles, CA

Assistant Recording Engineer: James Bennett

Additional Recording by Wyzard at Brown Baby Studio, Ocean Park, CA

Vocal coach: Vida Simon

Mastered by Dan Stout and Bruce Iglauer at Colossal Mastering, Chicago, IL

Packaging design by Kevin Niemiec

Photos by Dan Monick

Alligator logo by Michael Trossman

 

Special Thanks to Bruce Iglauer for his unending support in getting this recording done; the entire team at Alligator Records for the hard work they do on my behalf; Steve Hecht, Tina Terry and everyone at Piedmont Talent for keeping me out on the road and busy touring; Georgina Moore of Moore Music Inc.; Dave McLaren; G&L Guitars and BBE Sound for giving me the sound and tone I’ve been looking for all my life; Gene Engellhart, my guitar tech at G&L, Thomastik-Infeld Strings for crisp clean sound and durability; Steve Gromm, Marc Cram and Bruce Pecher with Fender, who makes my favorite “The Twin” tube amps with the red knobs; my amp tech Paul Morte of Technical Services; Mike Perez with Nady Wireless Systems; Jim Dunlop for my picks; Bill Wenzloff with Morley Sound Enhancement for my effects; my producers Brian Brinkerhoff and Wyzard (Thanks Wyz, for making time in the studio great!); Vida Simon for the voice tips (I’m still practicing); Larry Goetz at The Lair Recording Studio for going the extra mile;  John Lee Cooper of Guitar Center, who’s always right there for me, even out on the road; my long-time friend Jerry “Swamp Dogg” Williams for years of support, advice and inspiration; Keb’ Mo’ for his production advice; Greg Brozik for taking the pressure off me on road trips; Gary Chiachi and Chris Maley and all the other DJs and radio stations who play my music; everyone who books live music; and most importantly the fans, whose energy keeps me going. Very special thanks to Lezlea Ross for her essential support and teamwork. –Guitar Shorty


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"Defiant electric blues with piercing intensity and raw venom that’ll leave your ears singed"
- CHICAGO TRIBUNE



    Track Name Duration  
Play Preview 1 We The People
Author/Publisher:  Guitar Shorty & Jesse Harms, High Flying Blues, BMI/Harms Way Songs, ASCAP
4:19
Play Preview 2 What Good Is Life?
Author/Publisher:  Guitar Shorty, Wyzard, Jerry Williams, & Beverly Green, High Flying Blues, BMI/G'noosh Mouth Music, ASCAP/Jerry Williams Music, BMI
4:04
Play Preview 3 I Got Your Number
Author/Publisher:  Bob Halligan, Jr., WBOB Music/Full Court Hoops & Songs, ASCAP
3:52
Play Preview 4 Runaway Train
Author/Publisher:  Doug Thomas & Gary McCoy, Howlin' Hill Music, ASCAP
4:59
Play Preview 5 Down That Road Again
Author/Publisher:  Guitar Shorty, Lezlea Ross, & Jesse Harms, High Flying Blues, BMI/Harms Way Songs, ASCAP
4:58
Play Preview 6 Fine Cadillac
Author/Publisher:  John Grimaldi, GT Hawk Music, BMI
5:51
Play Preview 7 Can't Get Enough
Author/Publisher:  Wyzard, G'noosh Mouth Music, ASCAP
4:23
Play Preview 8 A Hurt So Old
Author/Publisher:  Bob Holligan, Jr., WBOB Music/Full Court Hoops & Songs, ASCAP
3:56
Play Preview 9 Who Needs It?
Author/Publisher:  Jerry Williams, Jerry Williams Music, BMI
3:22
Play Preview 10 Blues In My Blood
Author/Publisher:  Merv Goldsworthy, House of Swerve Songs, PRS
3:11
Play Preview 11 Cost Of Livin'
Author/Publisher:  Guitar Shorty & Wyzard, High Flying Blues, BMI/G'noosh Mouth Music. ASCAP
4:10
Play Preview 12 Sonic Boom
Author/Publisher:  Jesse Harms, Harms Way Songs, ASCAP
3:14
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