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Exclusive First Listen: Stephen Stills And The Rides Get A ‘Kick Out Of It’

Stephen Stills, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Barry Goldberg return with new album.

Stephen Stills, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Barry Goldberg are back as The Rides, the super-trio that surfaced in 2013 with their debut album, “Can’t Get Enough.” Now, three years later, the band is gearing up to release the follow-up, “Pierced Arrow,” due out Friday.  

Stills said they had no doubts about getting the band together again for another album. [Read more...]

Interview with Barry Goldberg 

- By LINDA CAIN

Goldberg keeps Chicago and the blues close to his heart as he embarks on a tour with his new band, The Rides.

In the halls of Chicago Blues history, Barry Goldberg’s name will forever be linked to his fallen compatriots Michael Bloomfield and Paul Butterfield.  And Goldberg wouldn’t have it any other way. After all, he famously backed up Bob Dylan at the Newport Folk Festival with Butterfield’s band and he played keyboards with Bloomfield in The Electric Flag.[Read More...]

Neil Young joins Stephen Stills' 4th Light Up the Blues autism benefit

Stephen Stills and his long-ago Buffalo Springfield band mate Neil Young will take part again in Stills’ fourth Light Up the Blues concert to benefit Autism Speaks, scheduled for May 21 at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood.

Young was among Stills’ guests at last year’s edition of the event, and this year Stills and his band, the Rides (which also features guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd and veteran blues-rock keyboardist Barry Goldberg) will be joined by Jakob Dylan, Nikka Costa, the War on Drugs, Chris Stills and emcee Jack Black

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EXCLUSIVE: The Rides Share A Behind The Scenes Glimpse Into Their Upcoming Record, “Pierced Arrow”

Some people daydream about their perfect musical line-up… legendary Stephen Stills, guitarist  Kenny Wayne Shepherd and keyboard extraordinaire Barry Goldberg turned their blues-rock dream band into reality! That’s the Rides, a super group with a mile long resume, from Rock n Roll Hall of Fame inductions to Grammy wins, whose 2013 debut, Can’t Get Enough, landed them in the Top 40 on the Billboard 200 and garnered them a nomination for Best Rock Blues Album at the 2014 Blues Music Awards.

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Goldberg adds, “It’s so great to be back recording and playing live on this high level again with Stephen and Kenny Wayne, and we’re really excited about the music on Pierced Arrow…The chemistry is just so good between the three of us. We all have so much respect for each other.” 

THE RIDES' TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED

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The Rides’ ‘Pierced Arrow Tour’ Stephen StillsKenny Wayne Shepherd, and Electric Flag keyboardist Barry Goldberg are back for another bluesy journey across the land when The Rides steps out in support of a new album arriving in May. Read more...

 

Due out May 6Pierced Arrow is the band’s second album and showcases a group whose individual members have learned how to work together. [Pre-ORDER Here...!]

 

THE RIDES TOUR DATES:

Coming soon... stay tuned!

 

remembering SOUL LEGEND PERCY SLEDGE...[ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE]   

 

The Rides Complete 2nd Album!!

Blues-rock supergroup The Rides have completed recording their second album, guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd has confirmed. Read More... 

BORN IN CHICAGO DOCUMENTARY FILM SCREENS FOR INDUCTION CEREMONY @ ROCK 'N ROLL HALL OF FAME MUSEUM, CLEVELAND OH APRIL 18

 

CHICAGO BLUES ROYALTY LIVE @ Gator By The Bay, SAN DIEGO May 9th

Appearing as the Chicago Blues Royalty Review with Johnny V will be Corky Siegel, Sam Lay, Barry Goldberg and Marcy Levy, all legendary pioneers of the Chicago Blues scene who are known for some pretty exciting genre-splicing. Blues with a touch of rock, blues and classical, and even blues with electric folk—all are in these performers’ far-reaching repertoires. Saturday 4:20 PM. Buy Tickets. 

BORN IN CHICAGO DOCUMENTARY FILM SCREENS @ the Grammy Museum, Los Angeles CA MONDAY MAY 11

LIVE PERFORMANCE BY BARRY GOLDBERG, CORKY SIEGEL, SAM LAY, AS WELL AS MARCY LEVY, JIMMY VIVINO, GARY MALLABER and RICK REED... 

 

BORN IN CHICAGO PREMIERE PARTY
VIC THEATER THURSDAY JUNE 6

A premiere party and (Sweet) homecoming for the documentary film Born In Chicago is set to for Thursday, June 6 at the Vic Theatre in, 3145 N. Sheffield in Chicago, 7 pm.  The evening will be highlighted by full sets of musical performances by Chicago Blues Reunion -- Barry Goldberg, Nick Gravenites, Harvey Mandel, and Corky Siegel – who will be joined by special guests including Charlie Musselwhite, Eric Burdon, Sam Lay and Elvin Bishop plus surprise guests. Proceeds from the event will benefit Chicago’s Coalition for the Homeless. Tickets on sale through etix.com. 

Born In Chicago documentary film screens Friday, June 7

Born In Chicago documentary film screens Friday, June 7 at 8:15 PM at the Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State Street, followed by a discussion and audience questions with Barry Goldberg, Nick Gravenites, Sam Lay, Harvey Mandel and Corky Siegel.

Additional screenings are scheduled for Saturday, June 8 at 5:15 PM, Monday, June 10 at 6:15 PM, Wednesday, June 12 at 6:15 PM and Thursday, June 13 at 8:30 PM. Tickets on sale through Ticketmaster Ticketmaster, 800-982-2787, www.ticketmaster.com and at the Gene Siskel Center box office, 312-846-2600.

Link to trailer: http://vimeo.com/sinapz/review/61650612/1b89ba3898

Check out Born In Chicago Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/BornInChicagoMovie

 

BLACKS AND WHITES MADE THE BLUES!

“We wanted to learn from these great masters, and they were willing to teach us.”
— The New York Times
We carried on the blues licks, it was all Chicago influenced, but nobody really knew about that, or about us,” said Mr. Goldberg
— The New York Times
Hammond remembered Al Kooper and Barry Goldberg occasionally sitting in on keyboards and Hendrix performing one solo number by Bo Diddley, possibly “I’m a Man”

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