Phoenix, AZ

I'm not really sure how to say this, but I really think we've found our home after a few years of roaming up and down the coast. We spent a year at an RV Resort and figured it was time to move back into a real home and unpack our things from storage. I've been working with a great classic rock band out of Phoenix and doing side work here and there. The studio is set up in full force and I've even added a dual screen monitor to make life in Pro Tools a little easier! My first client is coming in a week or two and and a blues harmonica CD is in the works. I've been fire testing all the hardware and software to ensure a smooth work process and very excited that everything still works except for quite a few guitars that did not enjoy the bouncy ride up and down the coast in the moving truck. Time to pull the soldering iron out again and pray for no burns! 

      I hope to start on a new blues/rock CD for myself in 2018 and invested in a book about lyric writing which has never been a fun thing to do. I also added a Tom Scholz power soak for my Fender Bassman amp and really love the sound of a Fender on steroids! The addition of the Roland TD30 electronic kit will be a new sound on the albums and I added Slate Blackbird trigger drum replacement after I'd finished my third CD. The drums will really make your ears perk up and take notice! 

    That's about it for now and we are really enjoying the warm winter weather in Phoenix, AZ!

 

Sunny Days!

  The wife and I have spent some time out of the country which started by leaving Tucson, AZ and moving to Palm Springs, CA for a month. Talk about jumping from the frying pan and into the fire, we hit 123 degrees and endured a moderate earthquake. I was asked to sit in at the famous "Melvins" Jazz club on the strip and we spent many evenings in the pool. From there we headed to San Francisco and climbed hills in our own neighborhood that rivaled any mountain hiking. We enjoyed the trolley cars and toured downtown as well as Height Ashbury, but found this city far too crowded. Traversing Highway 1 and 101, we wound up in Astoria, OR and spent a week with my eldest daughter and her kids! A quaint little town with ships in the bay and bars scattered across the pier.

    Taking our leave, we drove to Port Angelos and took the ferry across to Vancouver Island, B.C. where we spent six months between the Island and some time in Kelowna just over the mountains. After living in Air B&B's, we purchased a travel trailer and soon found it to be too small to live in full time. We then traded that in for a largeMontana 5th wheeler that lets us stretch out a bit. At the end of our six month stay in Canada, we pulled up stakes and came back to Mesa, AZ and no longer have to endure the cold, wet weather that shrouded the island.

    Most of our things are in storage for now, but I've found a way to make do with recording in the 5th wheel. My MacBook Pro is on the dining room table as well as a small rack with my two Presonus rackmount units that allow me 18 channels of inputs. Pro Tools is on the Mac I have my trusty vintage 70's Sony C48 microphone. We've purchased a Roland TD30 drum set that sits in the corner and bothers none of our neighbors. I have it plugged directly in the bottom eight channels and have another eight inputs on top where the vocal mic, keyboards and guitars can plug in.

    My Fender Telecaster was my pick of electric guitar to bring along and it goes line in to the S-Gear Scuffham amps. Pretty decent when you spend some time tweaking. I've not had much time to do any real recording yet and no albums on the horizon. Moving into a new area like this had me hot on the heels of a fantastic classic rock band where I had to go through some auditions and spend a few weeks working on their list of some 85 songs. I've played a few shows and my keyboard and guitar chops are starting to come back. Feels great to sing again and I've also picked up a regular Thursday night gig downtown doing a solo act. I've also started booking a duo with the other singer from the band and also booked some assisted living gigs in the day time.

    I just called and booked a show with Noble Hops back in Oro Valley and we hope to reconnect with some friends from our old neighborhood. I must say that enjoying the sunny days and the swimming pool in January have been more than just wonderful! We think this will be our forever home and look forward to all the new friends and family coming down to visit.

Dark Bridges Release 2016

The first CD in 2011 was "Play Me Some Blues" and was mostly covers with a few originals written by myself and it did pretty well. Ben Johnson is a drummer and close friend of mine who got wind of my doing a blues CD and he suggested a listening list to soak my brain with different artists. Recording took place in my garage that was cold in the winter and hot as hell in the summer time. I used electronic drums to trigger Slate drums as well as a real Hammond CV organ. I shuffled quite a few different Hammonds in and out of that garage and still own two. I used pretty much the same guitars back then through a Peavey Delta tube amp and was quite happy with the sound. Many late nights spent in that garage till three in the morning.

    It's been nearly four years since I released "It's Good to be the King" in 2012. I had a co-writer helping me with the lyrics. Steve Erlewine was a kind soul who passed away just as we had started talking about putting a new album out. His insight into the dark side of the bar business gave me a close up look with his gritty lyrics, but it's also what cost him his life in the end. Gonna miss ya buddy and I hope you're looking down grinning at us all.

    The Dark Bridges album in 2016 was rather daunting as I couldn't find a writing partner and I hate writing lyrics. They just don't come easy for me, but thankfully the music always has. I wasn't sure what direction to take as I've taken a move to add a progressive, jazz feel to my music that doesn't always go over with the blues crowd. I chose to be true to myself and grow with the music while adding a few blues flavored songs with a classic rock and progressive feel. I started recording in my basement studio in Omaha and then we moved to Tucson, AZ where I was allowed more room and a nicer home to record within. I also was able to bring the Hammond organs and Leslie cabinets into the house and was more than pleased with the results. 

   About the gear used... I used a Hammond M3 organ with 145 Leslie miked from both bottom and top rotors. Drums were a DW collectors kit miked behind a plexi-shield with close micing and overhead condensers. Bass guitar was a 1984 Ibanez RB800 run directly into the recording system and an Ampeg SVT plug in. The guitars were Fender Strats, Telcasters and Ibanez guitars mostly from the mid 70's. I recorded through a Fender Deluxe Reverb and Marshall JCM2000 miced with an SM57, Sennheiser E609 and  a secondary ribbon mic. The Eleven Rack system was also used on a few tracks and has me scratching my head on how good it can sound when sitting properly in the mix with custom patches. 

     Vocals were sung through a 70's Sony large diaphram mic that totally blows me away with clarity and warmth. My inputs were 18 channels of Presonus XLR inputs into Pro Tools 11 on an iMac machine. Playback was through the Presonus studio controller into a pair of Tapco and Yamaha near field monitors. Having access to all the Steven Slate drum and recording plug ins was a very cool thing and learning the entire process set me back a bit. I was lucky enough to learn while recording other clients and able to avoid repeating mistakes this way. 

    Dark Bridges started in 2014 and has traveled from the midwest of Omaha, NE, into the desert of Tucson, AZ and now released while in Canada. My wife Elaine labored over the painting and threatened to paint over the bridge countless times. Thankfully I was there to pull off the ledge! I know that I had to go back and recut quite a few tracks before letting go for a release date.    

This album signals an end to recording for a short spell, but I will pick it up after finishing some other projects that demand my attention. I thank everyone from the jocks who play these albums to the kind folks who buy the product and tell their friends about it! 

Old Dogs and New Tricks!

  Last night at Time Cycle's show, I ran into a technical glitch that had me very confused. My new Behringer X air 18 channel box stopped working after thirty seconds. I looked at the ipad and rebooted both the X-Air and iPad as well to no avail. The address simply vanished and about two dozen other wireless addresses appeared. I gave up after much swearing and hooked up the Yamaha mixer that I keep as a spare. Having a plan "B" is always a good thing!

  After the first set went by, a thought occurred to me that the switch on the box might have been bumped and this switch will convert the box from send to receive mode concerning all things wireless. At the end of the show, I tried this theory after booting up both units and found that I was indeed correct and someone or myself had bumped the switch.

  I had been thinking earlier that this unit was not dependable enough to rely on and was even wondering about a refund. Thankfully I had found the user error and will be aware of this problem in the future. Fool me once, yada yada... After embracing new technology after all these years and training on the old school to start with, I still had doubts in the dark corners of my mind. Ten minutes before show time can put all of us in panic mode and put the blame mode into effect. My thought to Behringer is to put a better switch in the unit that would cause it to NOT move after a gentle breeze blows through the room.

  I learned many years ago after working for a computer and copier company that the first thing to check are the most obvious. Look for the AC electrical plug and make sure it's plugged into the wall. Most repair jobs fall under this mother of all errors and this was not far from the truth last night. Being it's a new product for me and I've been field testing it for a good month now, I've learned some valuable lessons.

1. Check all your connections.

2. Make sure to check the wireless connections on the iPad as it will go to your home router first!

3. Don't stand in front of the speakers while the iPad puts the system into feedback mode after you've looped it through an Aux feed. Your first instinct is to ignore the iPad and unplug the powered speakers while 800 watts are howling in your face. This only results in you soiling your pants and a profound ringing in the ears.

4. Carry a spare if at all possible and bring along some extra clean underwear.

 

Merry Christmas!

    It's deep into December and we've been in Arizona six months now. I can look out my back yard and see snow, but it's on top of the mountain, so I guess that doesn't count. Winter is here now, but no snow on the ground. Yes, it can get chilly and we'll see 28 degrees tonight back into the 60's tomorrow afternoon. No windows to scrape and no snow to shovel… sigh. 

      I've made a few false starts with bands in Tucson and the flake factor runs high in this town, but I have a brand new group surfacing this weekend at an Irish pub. My first AZ clients for recording  will start work after Christmas and I have a few other logs in the fire. 

    I finished up Kim Brummer's CD a few months ago and she is thrilled beyond belief. My wife even did her artwork and it turned out fantastic. I've aquired some new plug ins for Pro Tools that will treat the material sweetly with NEVE clone preamps and compression, EQ and other goodies. Also picked up some drum replacement software that is pretty cool along with drum loops for MIDI. 

     Learning everyday about mixing and getting better at it. Even working out the band harmonies has been fun with assigning root, 3rd and 5th for some great sounds.

   We've also had some out of town company and it's been wonderful! Everybody loves the warm air and pool in the backyard. Pretty much living the desert island life here and moving out of the midwest was the best thing we've ever done for ourselves! Not much else to report on and the Dark Bridges artwork is near finished while the tracks are very close. No rush here, just taking our time to get it right.

Dry Climates and Ugly Dogs

It's been quite a while since I've had time to write on the blog, but here goes. In late November, my wife treated me to a guitar clinic with Robben Ford in California! I learned much and still have so much more to go, but it was a thrill to study under him. Returning to Omaha, I immersed myself in new material with the 70's Band which is ironic as it's old material and a lot of disco which I detest. I soon learned to enjoy the sight of people packing the floor most every night took solace in this fact alone. Disco would be allowed to stay much like the ugly dog that is brought home, but can fend off the wolves at the door with steady pay. 

     Elaine and I have enjoyed our stay in Omaha, but have decided that a move to the west coast was needed. Let's face it, the weather in Omaha is pretty fickle and spring arrives for one day and then summer blasts in the door with hot and humid conditions. We'd looked at the Vancouver area and even California, but Tucson, AZ was the winner and had the most to offer. In 52 days we will have the truck packed and mosey on down the interstate to a hot and dry climate with plenty of work for a senior entertainer like myself. We have hopes for a nice house with a pool and neighbors not too close so I might record and rehearse in private. This means tearing down the studio and packing and labeling everything so it goes back in place with some sense that doesn't require a translation from pig latin or massive hair pulling late at night. 

   The last year has allowed me recording sporatic fits due to the nature of my wife being out of country, immigration issues, or me recording other clients projects that kept my own material on hold. I look forward to working on "Dark Bridges" soon and moving the studio where it started on Maple Street in a garage and Harrison street where it ended up in the basement. Now it will move to the main floor of the house and be treated as equally as the television room or the kitchen. I've learned much from my friend Alex about recording and the Recording forums that have taught me about less being more. 

    I've changed out a few drum sets in the drum booth and added a vintage seventies Sony mic into the vocal channel. The guitar rigs have been upgraded and I really hope to bring one of the Hammond organs into the AZ studio along with a new organic feel from the desert. 

   While it's sad to leave so many good friends in Omaha, we are excited to meet new folks and play in new bands in the south west. Perhaps the next blog will  reflect the promise that I'm feeling...

The Eternal Search for Harmonica Tone

The search for that perfect harmonica tone is a tough one! My first brush with the blues harp was with Timothy Betts and I was no more than 14 years old. I heard him play the blues style and knew I had to learn, so I asked him. He kindly showed me the technique and I stuck with that for years. I managed to work in harp solos across the country on various stages and people always seemed to enjoy the novelty instrument.

Blowing harp into an SM57 is not easy as it's a mic with a small head and you need to cup the hands around the mic and harp at the same time. Unless you have unusually large hands, this can be a real challenge. One day I heard a bandmate playing and he was jamming along with CDs in the car. I heard Little Walter playing and fell in love with his growling harp sound. I studied some of the technique on youtube videos with blowing and sucking notes and how to bend the notes with either direction. How to trill the notes with the tongue without sliding the harp back and forth and even playing octaves with tongue blocking. Then I heard Magic Dick from J. Geils band playing Whammer Jammer and just about lost it! This man plays notes on all ten holes and bends the notes forever. 

I've since then laid the harp down except for the seldom solo on Long Train Running or What I Like About You, but still retained some of the information I'd garnered over the years. The last month or two, we've had some harp players get on stage at the open jam and I've heard some good and some not so good. Last week I decided to pull mine out again and of course cupping a mic into a large PA system is a real bad idea! The feedback is terrible and the raw sound of the harp is not what I prefer. I pulled out my Green bullet Shure mic and Fender Pro Junior amp and we threw a mic on the amp instead. The sound was sweet, but not up to Little Walter standards. I was 80% happy with my first try out and got some really nice comments, but knew I could do better!

Yesterday, I called a friend in Fargo who knows the harp too well and got his advice on harp gear. Seems the little Fender amp is not conducive to a sweet growl and is prone to feedback when cupping the mic…. same problem, smaller scale. I soon started looking through the music shops and everybody wanted $500 dollars or better for just the right amp. I then headed to the pawn shop! A delay pedal has been suggested to complete the right sound by all the pros and they just happened to have three MXR Carbon Copy pedals in the box for a sweet price. I wanted to try the pedal and knew that this analog pedal might add a bit of hair to the tone, but I had no Green Bullet mic with me. I carry a harp in the car nowadays, but no mic. Lo and behold, a young fellow walks in the door just then and pawned his Green Bullet mic for $20.00 dollars. I knew this was meant to be and was soon plugged into several amps, but was still not crazy with the tone. Just as I was walking out the door, the tube snob spied a little Fender Frontman transistor amp with a screaming 15 watts! I figured I'd give it a last ditch effort and noticed it had a preamp volume which allows for distortion. I plugged the harp in and tested volumes at about 3 with the gain all the way up. Blowing into the harp, I heard that magic tone that brings up images of ancient amps that are brown and tattered with half blown speakers that sound like a nest full of angry hornets.

I knew I'd found it on a beggars budget and walked out the door smiling. I can't wait to pull this little giant out at the Chrome tomorrow night and think I'll take it with me this week on my trek back to Quincy, IL where I'll find a little blues jam just off Chestnut street on Sunday evening.  

The New Man Cave

   As many of you may or may not know, Red Mojo Studios was created from my garage/man cave in 2011. My trailer was parked there with equipment for my live shows and after awhile I decided to sell off the trailer and bigger equipment. 36 aluminum par cans and a three way P.A.system was sold off to make way for newer and lighter LED lights. A newer PA system was phased in that took up less space and weighed much less, yet more powerful. With the trailer sold off, I now how all this leftover room in the garage and wondered if I could record out here without disturbing the neighbors and hopefully not freeze to death in the winter. I set some lights up and a few tables and picked up a Hammond CV organ from a church that was looking for a good home for this organ. Sales from some of the bigger equipment allowed me some funds and my Boss 8 track recorder was outdated and sounded bad. I soon found a deal on a Fostex 16 track, but then fell into another deal with a Tascam 24 track digital machine. I upgraded this machine to the 24 track NEO and learned my way around the menus in no time. I managed to record both Fez Kings CDs in this garage and then winter hit….

      Next door to the condo was a Lowes Home Center and I set about researching what mode of heat could be used. I tried an electric oil filled heater and froze my toes off! Looking for another source, I picked up a kerosene heater that did wonders for my man cave and allowed me to maintain near 60 degree heat on most days. I put up a thermometer and a clock to keep track of time and temps and even an alarm to warn me of carbon monoxide poisoning. 

      One day I brought home a Hammond L100 organ that was in decent shape. It wasn't long before I was looking for something better. I found a buyer and then went searching for a step closer to the holy grail… the B3!  The Hammond CV and Hammond M3 spent their allotted time with me in the studio until I found my Hammond B3 and 122 leslie in Lincoln. Three Hammonds sat in the garage for a full year before I could find new owners for the CV and M3.  My move from Maple street to a house over on Harrison allowed me to move the studio downstairs into a finished basement which is no bigger than a decent bedroom and I've managed to fit my corner desk with a single basement window where I have some stain glass hanging. My Crush drum set is a few feet away behind a plexiglass shield and a Fender and Marshall amp each sit behind me. I went into debt this last year and bought an iMac 5 as well as a Pro Tools 11 software and Presonus preamps. Thanks to the generosity of Mike Adkins, I inherited some more pro recording gear and the studio has grown by leaps and bounds. I now have 16 XLR inputs and a MIDI keyboard by my side for playing keys. My Hammond B3 and 122 sit in the garage awaiting the call someday when I can actually use them. I've even acquired another Hammond M3 and 145 leslie from Little Ronnie Brown from Quincy Illinois. I can't let go of either Hammond and now they both sulk in my garage. Sadly neither organ will fit down the steps, nor is there room in this cozy little cave. I am so grateful for heat and AC as well as a clean place to record. Someday I will tell the spider story!

       When my new wife Elaine walked back into my life from thirty years ago, I felt alive again and started writing and recording material i'd never thought possible. My growth process was stunted over 2013 and no album had been recorded or even thought of. I hoped I'd find the reserves to start writing, but found the well totally dry. After Elaine came back, I was creating and recording with no end in sight. Sadly she had to go back to Canada for work and green card status and I stopped recording and even found it difficult to even pick up my guitar. The house became as quiet as a church on a Friday night and I didn't know how to fix it. Something changed inside me and I decided to take a trip to go see her in Canada. After making my mind up that it had to be done, I first had to conquer my life long fear of flight. I found a pilot at the local airport just down the hill and booked a flight for instruction. After this liberating trip into the sky in a small two seat plane, I was felt ready for a trip in the big commercial airliner. I started to get my groove and passion back again! 

       My trip to Canada was awesome and I came back after twelve days a new man. I've spent the last six months or so learning about Pro Tools and working my way back into digital recording thanks to the advice of Mike Adkins and Alex Austyn. I've picked up some neat tricks and of course I can't forget some of the crew at Guitar Center for giving me great advice and tips! 

     I even managed to take a paying client on and learned much along the way. I'm looking forward to the next album which is titled "Dark Bridges". Elaine even became a part of this project while snapping photos from her iPhone on our trip back to see family last summer. Crossing the Memorial bridge into Quincy, Illinois, she remarked on what a wonderful bridge this was and decided to process the image through photoshop and then paint that image with a different sky. Strange things happened with this bridge photo and I ended up writing a song about it. The painting is a work in progress itself and I hope to use it for the album cover. 

    The music on Dark Bridges is still blues flavored, but has a funky jazz groove as well. I feel that my sound is evolving even further from the last album and sadly I am missing my co-writer from the "It's Good To Be The King" release. Steve Erlewine wrote half the lyrics and had more insight to bar life than any person I know. Being a musician and bar owner for years, Steve could paint a picture that captivated me. Sadly he passed away last spring from liver failure and  has left me searching for another co-writer. So far, I've run aground in this search, but I've been writing all the same and hope to do this one solo if need be. 

     The recording quality and writing should improve quite a bit from the last effort  with any luck and my muse should be returning this summer. I look forward to releasing my third album by next winter of 2014 if all goes well. Until then, I'll post some snippets of raw tracks for a taste of what's to come!

May, 2014

 

Other Blues Stations

WHOB radio in Canada!

 Posted by charlie glasgow on August 7, 2011 at 8:35 PM comments (0)

Just got a message from Chelsea at WHOB radio in Canada and she said people are loving the Fez Kings in the great white North, eh?  Love it!

 

Tucson Arizona!

 Posted by charlie glasgow on August 7, 2011 at 8:25 PM comments (0)

TOPBLUES [NBTB] (Live36 Internet)

www.topblues.com

TUCSON, AZ United States

 

Thanks to you folks, I now am being heard in Arizona! Get back! lol

Airplay in Houston Texas

 Posted by charlie glasgow on August 7, 2011 at 8:25 PM comments (0)

KPFT Houston [KPFT] (90.1 FM)

www.kpft.org

Houston, TX United States

Thanks so much guys! Appreciate the airplay!

 

Goldradio Network Blues

 Posted by charlie glasgow on August 7, 2011 at 8:20 PM comments (0)

Goldradio Network Blues [Gold] (44.1 k Internet)

www.facebook.com/pages/Goldradio-Network-Blues/173840679340543

A big thank you to the Goldradio Network Blues folks for putting Charlie and the Fez Kings over the air!

Elliot City, Maryland

 

103.9 The Fox

 Posted by charlie glasgow on August 2, 2011 at 8:43 PM comments (0)

A big tip of the hat goes to Jerry D. at 103.9 the Fox in Quincy, Illinois and of course the Mid Mississippi Muddy Water Blues Society for thier kind promotion of my CD! Check out the link below!

http://quincyblues.com/

 

A big thank you to Forest FM 92.3 in East Dorset, U.K.

 Posted by charlie glasgow on August 2, 2011 at 8:29 PM comments (0)

Thanks so much for playing the Fez Kings in East Dorset and please keep spreading the blues!

Check these guys out for live radio play and thank them for supporting the blues!

 

http://www.forestfm.co.uk/

WHOB radio in Canada!

 Posted by charlie glasgow on August 7, 2011 at 8:35 PM comments (0)

Just got a message from Chelsea at WHOB radio in Canada and she said people are loving the Fez Kings in the great white North, eh?  Love it!

 

Tucson Arizona!

 Posted by charlie glasgow on August 7, 2011 at 8:25 PM comments (0)

TOPBLUES [NBTB] (Live36 Internet)

www.topblues.com

TUCSON, AZ United States

 

Thanks to you folks, I now am being heard in Arizona! Get back! lol

Airplay in Houston Texas

 Posted by charlie glasgow on August 7, 2011 at 8:25 PM comments (0)

KPFT Houston [KPFT] (90.1 FM)

www.kpft.org

Houston, TX United States

Thanks so much guys! Appreciate the airplay!

 

Goldradio Network Blues

 Posted by charlie glasgow on August 7, 2011 at 8:20 PM comments (0)

Goldradio Network Blues [Gold] (44.1 k Internet)

www.facebook.com/pages/Goldradio-Network-Blues/173840679340543

A big thank you to the Goldradio Network Blues folks for putting Charlie and the Fez Kings over the air!

Elliot City, Maryland

 

103.9 The Fox

 Posted by charlie glasgow on August 2, 2011 at 8:43 PM comments (0)

A big tip of the hat goes to Jerry D. at 103.9 the Fox in Quincy, Illinois and of course the Mid Mississippi Muddy Water Blues Society for thier kind promotion of my CD! Check out the link below!

http://quincyblues.com/

 

A big thank you to Forest FM 92.3 in East Dorset, U.K.

 Posted by charlie glasgow on August 2, 2011 at 8:29 PM comments (0)

Thanks so much for playing the Fez Kings in East Dorset and please keep spreading the blues!

Check these guys out for live radio play and thank them for supporting the blues!

 

http://www.forestfm.co.uk/

 

More Stations

Radio in the UK and Europe!

 Posted by charlie glasgow on February 26, 2012 at 10:25 PM comments (0)

A big thanks to Ian McHugh and ...

UK Jazz Radio Pure Jazz 24/7 through the UK, Europe and the World - CD of the Year 2011

www.ukjazzradio.com

 

And another station from the Netherlands!

 Posted by charlie glasgow on February 23, 2012 at 4:50 PM comments (0)

Thanks so much for the airplay guys!

TV Enschede FM [TVEF] (105.1 FM)

www.tvenschedefm.nl

ENSCHEDE, NL NETHERLANDS

 

Another great Aussie station!

 Posted by charlie glasgow on February 23, 2012 at 2:50 AM comments (0)

The Fez Kings are so happy to get airplay on yet another great station down under!

Fraser Coast FM [4FCR] (107.5 FM)

frasercoast.fm

Torquay, Queensland Australia

 

El Paso Texas joings the ranks!

 Posted by charlie glasgow on February 23, 2012 at 12:55 AM comments (0)

Thanks for the airplay in El Paso!

 

KTEP [KTEP] (88.5 FM)

www.ktep.org

El Paso, 43 1

 

The Fez Kings welcome out newest station from Spain!

 Posted by charlie glasgow on February 21, 2012 at 8:40 PM comments (0)

RADIO VILAFANT [RED ] (107.3 FM)

www.radiovilafant.net

VILAFANT, SPAIN SPAIN

A big thank you to our Canadian friends!

 Posted by charlie glasgow on February 21, 2012 at 12:55 AM comments (0)

www.ptsroadhouse.com [ptsr] (Intern Internet)

www.ptsroadhouse.com

Vernon, British Columbia Canada

In the Netherlands!

 Posted by charlie glasgow on February 21, 2012 at 12:35 AM comments (0)

Does it get any better!  lol

 

RTV Maastricht [RTVM] (107.5 FM)

www.maastrichtfm.nl

Maastricht, Limburg The Netherlands

 

On the air in Gemany!

 Posted by charlie glasgow on February 21, 2012 at 12:35 AM comments (0)

Welcome to the ranks, all the way from Germany!

 

radio 98eins [98ei] (98.1 FM)

98eins.de

Greifswald, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Germany

 

Nathan N?rgel shared a link via Wasser-Prawda.

 Posted by charlie glasgow on February 21, 2012 at 12:25 AM comments (0)

http://wasser-prawda.de/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6668&catid=18&Itemid=1201#.T0IzpFp0_FA.facebook

 

Charlie and the Kings of Fez Nebraska Blues put their love to with surprising doses of progressive rock. Their second album "It's Good To Be King" contains 11 songs written by guitarist Charlie Glasgow between classic blues, ZZ Top and Classic Rock.

 

How many ways there are actually dissolve the paper on the rigidity of the blues the blues without destroying itself? In my opinion, not too many. Since I'm with the likes of Ana Popovic on one thing: If too much playing around with the blues, he is quick to the dogs. Then, from blues rock music very quickly, which one sounds the best, they are rooted in the blues.

 

Which brings us to Charlie And The Kings Fez brings Charlie Glasgow and his colleagues are clearly rooted in the blues. It diminishes them, that they have for years in clubs in the States on the road - alone or now established with the 2010 band. But who on hearing of the eleven songs of "It's Good To Be The King" at bands like Styx, Saga or Steely Dan sometimes even remembers feeling that lies in his assessment is not entirely wrong. Guitar lines and keyboards thanks to the rock music of the 70s and early 80s a lot. And the sophisticated harmonic changes in songs like "Shelter" is unthinkable without this heritage. And the opening song, "Another Time Another Day" and then jazzy sounds come into play, the more likely you would expect the California blues. This can be denounced as a total betrayal of the pure blues lesson. Or are you happy about the fact that here explores a band their own sound worlds, without worrying about petty criticism.

 

The eleven songs on the second album by the band work fine as a rock song. And they are a real alternative to most of what else happens in the straight blues-rock. Highlights for me are "Play Me Some Blues" and "Overdrive" with his ZZ Top groove. And the wonderfully funky "Sugar Daddy" shows how tight this band is still on the blues roots. "It's Good To Be The King" is in the range of blues rock a refreshingly independent album with good songs. The album is currently available only as a download. A "real" CD is available later this year.

North Carolina! Shaggin' music!

 Posted by charlie glasgow on February 21, 2012 at 12:20 AM comments (0)

Thanks to a great radio station for playing Fez Kings new release! Keeping

music alive on the beach!

A big thanks to our new friend in Weldon, NC! First Media Radio [WTRG] (97.9 FM)

www.thegreat98fm.com

Weldon, NC USA

 

Looker Radio gets track from unreleased CD for 2012

 Posted by charlie glasgow on November 4, 2011 at 3:55 PM comments (0)

Kevin Beale from Looker Radio in Great Britain was so kind as to give my new track a test spin to test reaction across the pond. The new CD is more progressive and has a Steely Dan approach to blues and classic rock! Sugar Baby is the newest track and we are now six tracks into the CD with writing and production back in activity.!

Welcome Aussies! PBS 106-7 FM [PBS] (106-7 FM)

 Posted by charlie glasgow on August 9, 2011 at 11:45 AM comments (0)

PBS 106-7 FM [PBS] (106-7 FM)

www.pbsfm.org.au

Melbourne, Victoria Australia

 

A big welcome to our friends down under! Thanks for playing the Fez Kings!

 

KBRZ Springfield, Missouri

 Posted by charlie glasgow on August 9, 2011 at 12:00 AM comments (1)

Kool Breeze [KBRZ] (intern Internet)

www.catchthebreezelive.com

Springfield, MO United States

 

Thanks KBRZ!!! Played Springfield back about 20 years ago. Nice to get radio airplay and hope to see Springfield again!

Chicago/St.Louis!

 Posted by charlie glasgow on August 8, 2011 at 11:55 PM comments (0)

Bar Rockin' Blues [1CLU] (87.7 Internet)

www.1club.fm

St. Charles, IL U.S.A

 

Thanks for playing my tracks in my home state of Illinois!.

 

Radio Stations playing Fez Kings

Radio in the UK and Europe!

 Posted by charlie glasgow on February 26, 2012 at 10:25 PM comments (0)

A big thanks to Ian McHugh and ...

UK Jazz Radio Pure Jazz 24/7 through the UK, Europe and the World - CD of the Year 2011

www.ukjazzradio.com

 

And another station from the Netherlands!

 Posted by charlie glasgow on February 23, 2012 at 4:50 PM comments (0)

Thanks so much for the airplay guys!

TV Enschede FM [TVEF] (105.1 FM)

www.tvenschedefm.nl

ENSCHEDE, NL NETHERLANDS

 

Another great Aussie station!

 Posted by charlie glasgow on February 23, 2012 at 2:50 AM comments (0)

The Fez Kings are so happy to get airplay on yet another great station down under!

Fraser Coast FM [4FCR] (107.5 FM)

frasercoast.fm

Torquay, Queensland Australia

 

El Paso Texas joings the ranks!

 Posted by charlie glasgow on February 23, 2012 at 12:55 AM comments (0)

Thanks for the airplay in El Paso!

 

KTEP [KTEP] (88.5 FM)

www.ktep.org

El Paso, 43 1

 

The Fez Kings welcome out newest station from Spain!

 Posted by charlie glasgow on February 21, 2012 at 8:40 PM comments (0)

RADIO VILAFANT [RED ] (107.3 FM)

www.radiovilafant.net

VILAFANT, SPAIN SPAIN

A big thank you to our Canadian friends!

 Posted by charlie glasgow on February 21, 2012 at 12:55 AM comments (0)

www.ptsroadhouse.com [ptsr] (Intern Internet)

www.ptsroadhouse.com

Vernon, British Columbia Canada

In the Netherlands!

 Posted by charlie glasgow on February 21, 2012 at 12:35 AM comments (0)

Does it get any better!  lol

 

RTV Maastricht [RTVM] (107.5 FM)

www.maastrichtfm.nl

Maastricht, Limburg The Netherlands

 

On the air in Gemany!

 Posted by charlie glasgow on February 21, 2012 at 12:35 AM comments (0)

Welcome to the ranks, all the way from Germany!

 

radio 98eins [98ei] (98.1 FM)

98eins.de

Greifswald, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Germany

 

Nathan N?rgel shared a link via Wasser-Prawda.

 

Charlie and the Kings of Fez Nebraska Blues put their love to with surprising doses of progressive rock. Their second album "It's Good To Be King" contains 11 songs written by guitarist Charlie Glasgow between classic blues, ZZ Top and Classic Rock.

 

How many ways there are actually dissolve the paper on the rigidity of the blues the blues without destroying itself? In my opinion, not too many. Since I'm with the likes of Ana Popovic on one thing: If too much playing around with the blues, he is quick to the dogs. Then, from blues rock music very quickly, which one sounds the best, they are rooted in the blues.

 

Which brings us to Charlie And The Kings Fez brings Charlie Glasgow and his colleagues are clearly rooted in the blues. It diminishes them, that they have for years in clubs in the States on the road - alone or now established with the 2010 band. But who on hearing of the eleven songs of "It's Good To Be The King" at bands like Styx, Saga or Steely Dan sometimes even remembers feeling that lies in his assessment is not entirely wrong. Guitar lines and keyboards thanks to the rock music of the 70s and early 80s a lot. And the sophisticated harmonic changes in songs like "Shelter" is unthinkable without this heritage. And the opening song, "Another Time Another Day" and then jazzy sounds come into play, the more likely you would expect the California blues. This can be denounced as a total betrayal of the pure blues lesson. Or are you happy about the fact that here explores a band their own sound worlds, without worrying about petty criticism.

 

The eleven songs on the second album by the band work fine as a rock song. And they are a real alternative to most of what else happens in the straight blues-rock. Highlights for me are "Play Me Some Blues" and "Overdrive" with his ZZ Top groove. And the wonderfully funky "Sugar Daddy" shows how tight this band is still on the blues roots. "It's Good To Be The King" is in the range of blues rock a refreshingly independent album with good songs. The album is currently available only as a download. A "real" CD is available later this year.

North Carolina! Shaggin' music!

 Posted by charlie glasgow on February 21, 2012 at 12:20 AM comments (0)

Thanks to a great radio station for playing Fez Kings new release! Keeping

music alive on the beach!

A big thanks to our new friend in Weldon, NC! First Media Radio [WTRG] (97.9 FM)

www.thegreat98fm.com

Weldon, NC USA