Bare Knuckle

Guitar Shorty

Bare Knuckle

The guitar legend fires off bruising riffs and raw, fervent vocals on an exhilarating collection of deep, hard-rocking tracks, while his up-to-the-minute lyrics address everything from the economic meltdown and the plight of Iraq War veterans to timeless tales of love won and lost. “Blistering, modern blues-rock…bristles with galvanizing guitar and forceful vocals”Billboard

1. Please Mr. President 4:13
2. Too Hard To Love You 3:45
3. The Sting 3:23
4. Slow Burn 5:08
5. True Lies 4:15
6. Texas Women 4:23
7. Too Late 4:14
8. Neverland 3:58
9. Betrayed 5:51
10. Get Off 3:16
11. Bad Memory 3:47
12. Temporary Man 3:28

Guitar Shorty Lead Guitar and Vocals
Wyzard Bass
Alex Alessandroni Keyboards, except: Tadashi Namba piano (10), Vida Simon Organ (12)
Rickey Rouse Rhythm Guitar (1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11)
Spacey T. Rhythm Guitar (2, 3, 6, 10, 12)
Harold Seay Drums, except: Alvino Bennett Drums (10, 12)

Additional rhythm guitar: Keb Mo (1), Wyzard (3, 10), Larry Goetz (4)
Additional keyboards: Tadashi Namba organ (6, 7, 11), piano (9)
Percussion: Harold Seay (8), Larry Goetz (10)
Additional arrangement (4): Leven Kali

Produced by Wyzard
Additional vocal production by Vida Simon
Recorded by Tadashi Namba at Del Ray Studios, Marina Del Rey, CA, assisted by Ian Sloane
Additional recording by Wyzard at Brown Baby Studio, Ocean Park, CA
Mixed by Larry Goetz at The Lair Studio, West Los Angeles, CA
Editing, Pre and Post Production by Wyzard
Mastered by Dan Stout and Bruce Iglauer at Colossal Mastering, Chicago, IL
Photos by Bruce Lee Smith
Packaging design by Kevin Niemiec
Alligator logo by Michael Trossman
Executive producer: Bruce Iglauer

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Guitar Shorty thanks: Bruce Iglauer and Lezlea Ross for believing in me and pushing me to be my best; Wyzard, my producer and Vida Simon, my vocal coach, for their hard work and hospitality; Larry Goetz, my engineer at Lair Studios; Brian Brinkerhoff for his support and help picking great songs, and Swamp Dogg, for his friendship and professional advice. Thanks also to my Austin family, John and Jake Andrews; to Tom McLendon, who opened the door for me to come back to Houston, and to my good friends Cevin Clark and Chris Maley who always “watch my back.” Thanks to G&L Guitars, BBE Sound, Nady Wireless, Morley Pedals, and Fender “The Twin” tube amps for my tone; to Jim Dunlop for keeping a pick between my fingers; to Intrepid Artists for keeping me busy; to Ricky Ivey and the crew at Pueblo Tires for keeping my vehicles safe for the road, and to all the clubs and festivals for booking me. Most importantly, special thanks to my fans for loving my music and showing me that love by coming out to shows and buying my CDs.

Wyzard thanks: Alex at Orange Amplifiers, GHS Strings, Studio Instrument Rentals (SIR) Hollywood and Thomas at Teac Amplifiers.