Guitar Shorty

Bare Knuckle

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

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Guitar Shorty Lead Guitar and Vocals
Wyzard Bass
Alex Alessandroni Keyboards, except: Tadashi Namba piano (10), Vida ...
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.

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    Track Name Duration  
Play Song 1 Please Mr. President
Author/Publisher:  Bruce Iglauer, Wyzard & David
Play Song 2 Too Hard To Love You
Author/Publisher:  James C. Johnson, Tangerine Music/Vito Rococo Music, BMI
Play Song 3 The Sting
Author/Publisher:  Wyzard, G'noosh Mouth Publishing, ASCAP
Play Song 4 Slow Burn
Author/Publisher:  Wyzard, Vida Simon & Jon Tiven, G'noosh Mouth Publishing, ASCAP/Uncontrolled Compositions, admin. by Kobalt Music Publ.,BMI
Play Song 5 True Lies
Author/Publisher:  Danny Tate & Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Only Hit Music/Songs Of Universal, Inc., BMI
Play Song 6 Texas Women
Author/Publisher:  Lezlea Ross, David
Play Song 7 Too Late
Author/Publisher:  David
Play Song 8 Neverland
Author/Publisher:  Bob Halligan, Jr., WBOB Music/Full Court Hoops & Songs, ASCAP
Play Song 9 Betrayed
Author/Publisher:  Wyzard, G'noosh Mouth Publishing, ASCAP
Play Song 10 Get Off
Author/Publisher:  Tom Hambridge & Tommy Castro, Tom Hambridge Tunes, ASCAP/Tommy Castro Music, BMI
Play Song 11 Bad Memory
Author/Publisher:  Talley, McMahon & Smith, Warner Tamerlane Music, BMI
Play Song 12 Temporary Man
Author/Publisher:  Dennis Jones, Leroy's Boy Music, BMI
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