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LZ Love & Lightning Red
March/April 2012 Festival Tour
Holland/Belgium/France/TBA
March 23
Blues Autour Du Zinc Festival
Beauvais, France
www.zincblues.com
March 24
Blues Alive Cuijk
Cuijk, Netherlands
www.schouwburgcuijk.nl/bluesalive/
European Promotion of
International BLUES FAMILY
(CD)
www.hemifran.com
Reviews & Radio Airplay
  from all over...
The shuffles and grooves from the guitar of Lightning Red
and his raw way of singing the blues, combined with the
moving gospel and blues vocals from LZ Love and the joyous
harp playing of Sonnyboy are creating a unique ‘Blues Family’-sound.
You’d better be there in 2012 when they are coming back to perform several shows in Europe.
– Rootstime  BELGIUM
www.rootstime.be
...Loved it, especially the acoustic tracks at the end – Blues performances hardly get better!
- Home Of Rock  GERMANY
www.home-of-rock.de
...a packed CD with room for diverse styles. This talented band throws itself behind the core duo
doing blues, soul, funk and rock. Most songsfeel vibrant and spontaneous, and a nice live feel is always
there. This CD is hot. Variation is there in many ways, especially in the striking vocal microphone
rotation of Lightnin' Red and LZ Love. Very original .
- Noje & Kultur Magazine  SWEDEN
Noje & Kultur Magazine
...With LZ Love on vocals on this release, it is a nice blues moment.
- Keys & Chords  BELGIUM
www.keysandchords.com
...Quality stuff!  . (Points: 7.7 out of 10)
- Strutter  NETHERLANDS
www.strutter.8m.com
...along with the fine artists LZ Love and Lightnin' Red, this quintet has a good,
stable blues swing. Good vocal work and skilled musicians.
We approve the entire fifteen tracks [on this CD].
- IKON Magazine  SWEDEN
IKON Magazine, Sweden
...I placed the cd in its drawer, jumped around from song to song, and was caught by the
fat sound and variety of this particular group. I was caught by the atmosphere, by the
sound quality and by the natural effort of the musicians.
I had never before heard of this group, but this is of high quality. Very high class!
- Blues Magazine   NETHERLANDS
Blues Magazine, Netherlands
Recorded in live in Germany, Croatia and the US, this fifteen track album is
certainly something to seek out for those of you who love some good blues music
- BillyBop   BELGIUM
BillyBop, Belgium
international Blues Family - CD
Video CHANGE IS GONNA COME getting raves...
(LZ Love & Lightning Red)
2012 Lightning Red Australia Tour in the works
from Red
"It'll be great to see all my
Australian and Kiwi friends again."
______________________________
Red makes a special concert appearance in the midwest!
March 11 - 10:00p until 10:45
CLUB 504
504 E. Locust
Des Moines, IA 50309
map
note: CAPACITY 1000
"The 504 was built specifically for your listening enjoyment
with an outstanding stage along with a superb sound and
light system, and our club is without a doubt the best place
to hear live music in the greater Des Moines area."
Arena Cast interview March 2011
Concerts - January
Perth Blues Club
Charles Hotel
Perth, Australia

Concerts - February
Wellington Blues Club
Hotel Bristol
Wellington, New Zealand

Guest Appearance with Darren Watson
The Lido
Wellington, New Zealand

Private House Concert
with Steve Gainsford
Christchurch, New Zealand

Red heads back Downunder
BLUES FAMILY international
Zoffingen, Switzerland - June 28 2010
Zoffingen, Switzerland 2010
Rapperswil Blues'n'Jazz Festival     LADY'S SUMMIT     Rapperswil, Switzerland - June 27 2010
LADIES SUMMIT - Rapperswil, Switzerland 2010
LADIES SUMMIT - Rapperswil, Switzerland 2010
LADIES SUMMIT - Rapperswil, Switzerland 2010
LZ Love & Lightning Red   (and BLUES FAMILY)    European Tour 2010:

      June 26 - Rapperswil Jazz n' Blues Festival, Rapperswil Switzerland
                        www.bluesnjazz.ch
      June 27 - Rapperswil Jazz n' Blues Festival, Rapperswil Switzerland
                        www.bluesnjazz.ch
      June 28 - New Orleans Meets Zofingen, Zofingen Switzerland
                        www.neworleansmeets.ch
      June 29 - Street Festival, Zagreb, Croatia
      June 30 - Town Square, Omis, Croatia
      July 01   - Zadar Festival, Zadar, Croatia
      July 02   - The Old Castle, Zagorje, Croatia
      July 03   - Fontana Blues Festival, Varazdin, Croatia
      July 04   - Virovitica Festival, Virovitica, Croatia
      July 8-11, Blues Family Recording Session in Split, Croatia
      July 20   - Vallemaggia Magic Blues Festival, Cevio, Switzerland
      July 22   - Vallemaggia Magic Blues Festival, Maggia, Switzerland
      Aug 18-20, Blues Family Recording Session in Ingolsdadt, Germany
      Aug 21   - Summerfest in der Hohen Schule - Ingolstadt, Germany
      Aug 22   - der Gaststatte am Auwaldsee - Ingolstadt, Germany
      Aug 22-25, Blues Family Recording Session in Ingolsdadt, Germany

Rapperswil, Switzerland 2010
Rapperswil, Switzerland 2010
Rapperswil, Switzerland 2010
Rapperswil, Switzerland 2010
Rapperswil, Switzerland 2010
Rapperswil, Switzerland 2010
Rapperswil, Switzerland 2010
Rapperswil, Switzerland 2010
Rapperswil, Switzerland 2010
Rapperswil, Switzerland 2010
Rapperswil, Switzerland 2010
April 16 - Bloomington Illinois
Dec 29 2009 airplay in Denmark
Eureka Springs 2009
Red wowed 'em at the
BAYFRONT BLUES FESTIVAL 2009
and tore up the
Cycle Path Blues Festival
"...impressive guitar...festival highlight and I can’t wait to see him again"
                                                                                                    - Doug Spike   Blue Monday
click for LIVE song clips
Lightning Red at the Cycle Path Blues Festival Lightning Red at the Cycle Path Blues Fest
he lit up the
Santiago Shakedown 7
"Red’s the genuine article. Make no mistake about it, the man can flat out PLAY!"
                                                                                                    - Gary Eckhart   Blue Monday
Lightning Red at the Santiago Shakedown Lightning Red at the Santiago Shakedown Lightning Red at the Santiago Shakedown Lightning Red at the Santiago Shakedown Lightning Red at the Santiago Shakedown
latest release - the groovemaster
this CD Review says it all!
a  REVIEW  from  Munich GERMANY
another CD  REVIEW  from  Germany
and another from Germany
nice  REVIEW  from  BELGIUM
CD  REVIEW  from  HUNGARY
CD  Press  from  HOLLAND
HEAVEN Magazine - BELUX
Folkworld Magazine - Europe
click to see him on
Iowa Public Television
CD review at bluesmagazine.nl

the Groovemaster is now available on cdbaby.com
to buy, click on this image   the Groovemaster at CD Baby


listen to Red on Australian Nat'l Radio

state-wide airplay on Iowa Public Radio

this CD is receiving airplay on

live365 (international) May 2010

Southern Fried Sounds - Elizabethton, TN, May 2010

Future Radio - Norwich, UK

Radio Holstebro 97.4 MHZ, Cable 89 MHZ - DENMARK (DEC 29, 2009)

KOWZ 1170 AM - Waseca, MN

Isles FM 103 FM - Stornoway, UK

American Music (OCT 15) - Mol, Belgium

KTEP 88.5FM - El Paso, Texas

BayFM 99.9 - Byron Bay, Australia

GTFM 107.9 FM - PONTYPRIDD. UK

Radio Vilafont 107.3 - Vilafont, Spain

Wykkyd Bru Radio - Seattle/Texas

American Music Belgium - Mol, Belgium

Radio Arverne/CRDV 100.2mgz - Gerzat, France

Radiojazz 34 - Sussargues, France

BEAUB FM89 - Limoges, France

KAOLIN FM88.4 - Correze/Dordogne/Haute Vienne, France

RMJ 90.1 - Haute/Indre/Vienne, France

RADIO VASSIVIERE 88.6 = Haute-Vienne, Creuse, France

BRAM FM 98.3 - Tulle/Pays D'Egletons/Correze, France

RADIO TROUBLE FETE 95.4 - Limoges, France

BRENIGES FM 95.6 - Brive/Correze, France

RADIO HOLSTEBRO 97.4MHZ - Denmark

WGLT 89.1FM - Normal, Illinois USA

WGLT 103.5FM - Peoria, Illinois USA

Highway 61 Radio in ITALY

Radio Jazz 34,F,29.05.09 - Sussargues, France

Radio Lelystad/Radio 227-Radio Waddenzee-Radio Enkhuizen-VARA Radio 1-WOLD airplay in Europe

Radio Aria - Longwy, France

Radiojazz 34 - Sussargues, France

RADIO GOUD - Belgium

Radio Ung FM 106,9 - Kristiansand, Norway

Country Stew in Holland

Buyens Radio Tiger 106.4 - Skagen, Denmark

Radio EVW - Lengerich, Germany

Radio Winschoten in The Netherlands

new airplay in Holland

further airplay in Holland

more airplay in The Netherlands

Rootsparadise-Landslide 103.3/104.9 - Purmerend, Holland

Radio Compagnie, KABEL 105.0 FM 105.2 - Sappemeer, Holland

Radio Coteaux 97.7-104.5FM - Saint Blancard , France

Radio Winschoten 106.2-104.1mHz - Vannact, Holland

charting at #6 on WECS 90.1Fm in CT & RI USA

charting at #15 on WEMWV 93.5Fm in NH USA

KFAI 90.3FM - Minneapolis, MN USA

KFAI 106.7FM - St Paul, MN USA

WHDD 91.9FM - Sharon, CT USA

WVOF 88.5FM - Fairfield, CT

KSJS 90.5FM - San Jose, CA USA

Star FM Comm. Radio - Tasmania, Australia

BBB 89.1Fm - Adelaide, Australia

KPFT 90.1FM - Houston, TX USA

KNON 89.3FM - Dallas, TX USA

KUMN 89.9FM - Albuquerque, NM USA

Radio Economia 104.6FM - Spain

RADIO SINAAI 105.5FM - Belgium

89.1 & 103.5FM - Clinton, IL USA

RTR 92.1FM - Perth, Australia

Heritage 103.7Fm - Perth, Australia

KRVL 94.3FM - Kerrville, TX USA

KOOK 93.5FM - Junction, TX USA

KYXX 94.3FM - San Angelo, TX USA

Rootstime Radio - Belgium

Radio Aria - Longwy, France

WGVE 88.7FM - Gary, IN USA

KVRX 91.7FM - Austin, TX USA

KBCO 97.3 FM - Boulder, CO USA

Saint 94.7FM - Essex, England

KMFB 92.7FM - Mendocino, CA

KMFB 96.7FM - Ukiah, CA

KTDE 100.5FM - Willits, CA

WUCF 89.9FM - Orlando, FL USA

24/7 airplay - Fairfield, CT USA & world

5EFM FM89.3 - Victor Harbor, Australia

Hot FM106.7 - Mildura, Australia

KMXT 100.1FM - Kodiak Island, Alaska

WMEB 91.9FM - Orono, Maine

KUNR 88.7FM - Reno, NV USA

...and many more


Jimi Lee & LZ Love
are guest artists on this CD

Congradulations to Jimi Lee on winning
the Austin Blues Society 'Blues Challenge'

He now heads to Memphis to compete in the 'Nationals'

LIGHTNING RED in action

LIGHTNING RED the groovemaster- Red's new CD
LIGHTNING RED the groovemaster- Red's new release

Lightning Red's latest electric album

                      featuring:
                              Chuck Krecz on Keys
                              Austin Krecz on Drums
                              LZ Love's fabulous vocals
                              Jimi Lee playing some kick-ass harp!


                                listen to Mp3 clips:

                             One Man's Heaven
                             Don't Have To Worry
                             Do The Revolution
                             Voluptuous
                             Tortured Mind
                             Cavern Crawl
                             Change Is Gonna Come
                             The Meek
                             Lie No More
                             The Shake
                             No Matter What
                             What It Takes<



Hill Country Happenings -  LZ Love & Lightning Red


GUT BUCKET BLUES -  LZ Love & Lightning Red


Change Is Gonna Come - the new single from LZ Love & Lightning Red
Click on the CD image
to hear the new single

LZ LOVE & LIGHTNING RED
click image to see the new video on YouTube
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Gut Bucket Blues airplay in Barcelona

CDs and Sounds

      November 2007 Tour Dates

      Lightning Red with LZ Love & Her Rockin' Band
Saturday November 3rd - 3:00pm
      Charles Brown Blues Festival    Nessler Park (9th Ave. North & 21st St.), Texas City, Texas
            Marsha Ball headlines. For more information contact The Blues Hound KPFT Radio, Houston

      LZ Love & Lightning Red
Saturday, November 17th - 7:30pm
      4th Annual Rio Grande Valley Blues Festival
         Country Club at Cimarron-Mission, 1200 S. Shary Road, Mission, Texas
                  for more information, contact Annette Alvarado (956) 583-6440 or (956) 490-6468

      Lightning Red Band (with Coy Fuller on drums & John Jordon on bass)
Saturday, November 17th - 9:45pm
      4th Annual Rio Grande Valley Blues Festival
         Country Club at Cimarron-Mission, 1200 S. Shary Road, Mission, Texas
                  for more information, contact Annette Alvarado (956) 583-6440 or (956) 490-6468

                                                                                      all performance dates now at   www.myspace.com/lightningred

 

Gut Bucket Blues stumpdown acoustic at CDBaby
click on the CD image above

GBB could be one of the sleeper hits of the year.
LZ Love has one of the best voices in Austin, and
teamed with Lightning Red's acoustic guitar,
it's applied with great care and thought.

LZ Love's debut, Higher Ground, was her calling card into Austin's languishing R&B scene, and her new live Gut Bucket Blues disc is the thank-you. Recorded with her longtime guitarist, the estimable Lightning Red, GBB collects nine mostly original tracks with Willie Dixon ("Wang Dang Doodle") and Jimmy Reed ("Baby, What You Want Me to Do") thrown in for good measure. Love has one of the best voices in Austin, and teamed with Lightning Red's acoustic guitar, it's applied with great care and thought.
This platter could be one of the sleeper hits of the year.
                                                                                            - Austin Chronicle  2007

                                         Daisy's Red Ryder BB Gunshots
                                         LZ Love & Lightning Red, Gutbucket Blues:
                                         Ms. Love sings with such a deep soulful spirit,
                                         Lightning Red accompanies with a fine Texas country blues style.
                                         8.5 shots
                                                                                            - Austin Daze Magazine 2007

 

Austin Sound review of GUT BUCKET BLUES

The down-home Texas sound of traditional, acoustic blues has been revived and reinterpreted in recent months by local artists like Ray Cashman (Texassippi Stomp, 219 Records, 2007), Ben Bowen King (Sidewalk Saints, Talking Taco Music, 2006), and now LZ Love and Lightning Red. With Gut Bucket Blues, this Austin-based powerhouse duo delivers a big sound on an all-acoustic, eclectic nine song set of both original and classic material.

Both LZ Love and Lightning Red are Chicago-born artists who have established a powerful presence on Austin’s music scene. Red has been a steady force in Austin after moving here from the Windy City in 1975. He grew up on a healthy diet of Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, Albert King, and Paul Butterfield, and combines the electric grit of urban Chicago blues with the unplugged, back porch pickin’ of Delta blues. He is a master of both acoustic and slide guitar.

Love, a songwriter and vocalist who was already belting out gospel tunes in her church choir at the age of five, left Chicago at an early age and grew up in California. She had some success in the 1990s as a dance music artist in the U.K. , and in the early 2000s she turned her considerable vocal talent to blues and gospel, making waves in the San Francisco Bay Area before relocating to Austin. One of her most stunning performances was delivered at Antone’s Nightclub on May 24, 2006, the day after Clifford passed. Those lucky enough to make it into the packed club that night were treated to her jaw-dropping a cappella rendition of “Amazing Grace,” a beautiful tribute to one of the champions of local Austin music and a fine display of Love’s vocal prowess and commanding stage presence.

Gut Bucket Blues is the first full-length album Love and Red have recorded together. The highlight of the record is the Lightning Red-penned instrumental “Backyard Boogie,” featuring Red playing bottleneck slide on what sounds like a National Steel guitar. Love backs him with some expert minimalist tackita-tap-tackita percussion. Like all great blues boogies, “Backyard Boogie” struts along the one-chord in a dark, trance-like groove. I can’t wait to see this one performed live.

Love and Red experiment with an acoustic treatment of Willie Dixon’s classic Chicago number “Wang Dang Doodle,” first made famous by the great Koko Taylor with her 1966 recording on Chess Records. Love performs the song with confidence and passion, and Red’s sense of timing and style give a welcome new spin on this quintessential blues tune. Another fine cover is Jimmy Reed’s “Baby, What You Want Me to Do.” While Red is a much stronger guitar player than vocalist, his vocal duet with Love on this cut is spot-on and his guitar accompaniment just shines.

Red's guitar playing never fails to impress. He brings out the slide for another beautiful instrumental on the quick-paced “Cotton Pickin,” a sweet tune with a bit of a gospel flare. Love gets a little funky on “Something Good,” and offers a message about, well, love on the deep, moody “Been Lovely.”

Fans of both acoustic and electric blues will find something to love in Gut Bucket Blues.                                                                      - Roger Gatchet, May 2007 - www.austinsound.net

Roger “Smokehouse Brown” Gatchet hosts Blues at Sunrise every Wednesday from 7-9 AM on KVRX 91.7 FM


July 12  2007
LZ Love & Lightning Red perform live on KUT Radio 90.1FM, Austin, Texas After topping the European dance charts over ten years ago, a promising future in music has blossomed for local gospel-blues belter LZ Love. Her right hand man, Lightnin’ Red has established a name of his own as a Texas country blues guitarist. They collaborate for a duo acoustic set on one of this year’s sleepers, Gut Bucket Blues. Hear the pair Thursday at 2:05 p.m. on Music with
Jay Trachtenberg
.                                                                                           — Jay Trachtenberg


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YouTube Video of LZ Love & Lightning Red performing at the Led Zeppelin Hoot Ruta Maja Concert, 
Austin,Texas - January 3, 2007

Video of LZ Love & Lightning Red performing at the Led Zeppelin Hoot Ruta Maja Concert, 
Austin,Texas - January 3, 2007


www.myspace.com/lightningred


Gut Bucket Blues - stumpdown acoustic, 
the new CD from LZ Love & Lightning Red

click here for Mp3 clips

 

http://www.airplaydirect.com/music/bands/12105/   

Roger's Birthday Cake

Roger of Austin Artistz Booking has a birthday bash at the Oasis on Lake Travis.
Malford Milligan performed and LZ Love was the featured vocalist.

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