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Blues rocker Rosie Flores’ ‘Drive Drive Drive’ single release show on Aug. 31 at C-Boy’s Heart & Soul
August 31 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm - Free
Rosie Flores will release her brand new single “Drive Drive Drive” on “Rosie Flores Day,” proclaimed in 2006 by the City of Austin, on Friday, Aug. 31. The single is from her new album – SIMPLE CASE OF THE BLUES – due to land in early 2019. The official release show for “Drive Drive Drive” is set for Friday, Aug. 31 at C-Boy’s Heart & Soul, located at 2008 S. Congress Ave, Austin, Texas 78704. Doors are at 6 p.m. Flores’ eight-piece blues band, The Rosie Flores Revue, also performs every Friday this summer at 6:30 p.m. at C-Boy’s Heart & Soul. For more information on the release show, please see www.rosieflores.com.
“‘Drive Drive Drive’ was inspired by every woman’s passion to take the wheel and go exactly where she wants to go, while its sexual innuendos take us places everyone wants to go,” said Rosie Flores.
Where Flores goes is straight back to her early roots to reinvent her sound on this offering of bluesy guitar riffs and sultry, soulful vocals. Recorded in Nashville, “Drive Drive Drive” features Flores on electric lead guitar and vocals, trading guitar solos with renowned guitarist Kenny Vaughn (Marty Stuart, Lucinda Williams). Co-produced by Charlie Sexton (Bob Dylan, The Arc Angels) who also lends his hand on rhythm guitar; the recording also features Dave Roe (Johnny Cash) on electric and upright bass, Jimmy Lester on drums, T. Jarrod Bonta on piano and Mike Flanigin (Jimmie Vaughan) on organ.
Flores has been a highly acclaimed and respected artist for decades. She has been profiled in Guitar World, Premiere Guitar and Guitar Player magazines, and was cited by Venuszine as one of the “Top 75 Greatest Female Guitarists of All Time.” In 2007, she won a Peabody Award for her narration of the rockabilly documentary, Whole Lotta Shakin’. In addition, she has worked with, and helped to propel back into the spotlight, such pioneer female rockabilly artists as Wanda Jackson and Janis Martin. In 2012, Flores produced The Blanco Sessions, which would prove to be Janis Martin’s last recording.
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