Las Vegas Bluesman Glenn Patrik Releases New CD, NUTHIN' BUT A THANG! CD Release Party@ King Tut's in Las Vegas June 19

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(LAS VEGAS) – Renowned longtime blues guitarist/vocalist Glenn Patrik releases NUTHIN’ BUT A THANG! (Shakehouse Records), follow-up to his critically-lauded MR. BLUES, JR. (the latter currently #12 on the REAL BLUES list of Top 100 Blues CDs).
Patrik and band performs at a CD Release Party for NUTHIN’ BUT A THANG! at King Tut’s Pub And Poker, 6138 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, Friday, June 19. 10 p.m. $5. Info: (702) 258-6344 or log onto www.allsportsbar.com.
Glenn discusses the songs on NUTHIN’ BUT A THANG!: “4 A.M. Blues,” he says, “is a straight- ahead blues shuffle that reflects on the thoughts of breaking up with my wife;” “Don’t Call Me Daddy” is about “women that will say anything to get in with you – this is about one of them; “Don’tcha Know” is “inspired by a sweet woman that I once woke up with in the morning, on a regular basis;” “Friend Of Mine” is about “a good friend that had broken up with his woman whom I saw walking home from work…when I dropped him off, he said, ‘you’ve always been a good friend of mine.’ “Other Side Of Town” details “another lady I was nuts about that could never be counted on;” Thang Thang” (featuring Pat Rizzo of War/Sly & The Family Stone/Frank Sinatra renown on saxophone) is “about having sex (with) the opposite sex;” “Kansas City,” pertains to “Kansas City is my hometown and when musicians find out, they will often call ‘Kansas City’ to jam on…I’ve had enough of this tune (even though it is a great tune to jam on) and decided to write a modern arrangement.” “The Bossman” chronicles “a woman that didn’t appear to be at work during working hours; suspicious of her and her Bossman.” “Too Blessed To Be Depressed” is about Annetta "Cotton Candy" Washington, who I had the pleasure of playing guitar with; in later years her bad health resulted in the loss of both her legs. She began performing in sequined gowns from a crystal encrusted wheelchair and took on the motto "Too Blessed To Be Depressed". When she died in 2008, I was moved to write this tune the next day in her memory.”One More Day” speaks of “oppression, which never ends for any people…this is my protest.”
Patrik was recently nominated in the “Best Blues Artist or Group” category for the 5th Annual South Bay Music Awards (www.southbaymusicawards.com). Patrik – winner of “Best Guitarist” at the 2005 Coachella Valley Music Awards -- is also featured on the July 2009 cover of SOUTHLAND BLUES.
Over 40 years after performing his very first show at age eight for a crowd of 3,000 people in his hometown of Kansas City, Kansas - singer, songwriter and guitarist Glenn Patrik brings a lifetime of struggle and soul, joy and pain and hard-driving blues playing to his craft.
Patrik has become an international ambassador, so to speak, for the music that has defined his life. Without the benefit of formal radio promotion, Patrik’s music has hit the airwaves everywhere from Denmark, Poland and Belgium to Thailand and Brazil. “In the neighborhood I grew up in,” Patrik recalls, “everyone played soul and blues; I was exposed, starting at about age six, to live shows and recordings by Freddy King, Albert Collins as well as Archie Bell & The Drells (and) Count Basie. I can feel Mozart right along with Nat Cole, Django Rheinhardt along with some George Clinton. Then, throw in some Hound Dog Taylor, Aaron Neville, The Carter Family with Too Live Crew and Hendrix. Add the influence of K.C. blues guitar legend Leon Estelle and you get a feel of where I come from,” Patrik concludes. Since launching his blues odyssey well before the age of 21, hitchhiking and hopping trains from Kansas City, Kansas’ massive railroad switching yard to all points north, south, east and west, in search of musicians that he had only heard of, Patrik says, “I’ve spent the last thirty- something years trying’ to show up early, look sharp, and deliver the guitar/vocal sound that the boss was looking’ for.” Now Glenn Patrik is the boss, making sounds that carry on the legacy of the greats he learned from.
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I really love the blues. I

I really love the blues. I can't wait to have his new album. His music is so refreshing. I hope that he can have a tour in Vegas. las vegas bus tour