‘Female Power Duo’ The Spear Shakers (guitarist/vocalist Kelly Richey; percussionist Sherri McGee) continue their 2019 Summer Tour with a local performance at “MackFest: A Celebration of Lonnie Mack”, taking place at the Blue Note Harrison, 9660 Dry Fork Rd., Saturday, July 20. Show Tiime: 3pm. Tickets are $20. Info: (513) 202-3570 or visit https://bluenoteharrison.com. Richey joins some of the region’s best blues artists to fete the late guitarist.
Kelly Richey, dubbed “Queen of the Road Warriors” by WHAS-TV Channel 11 in Louisville, has twenty-five years of touring and sixteen albums on her lengthy resume, including a stint as lead guitarist on Stealin Horses, a popular Kentucky-based rock group once signed to Arista Records. Drummer Sherri McGee is an in-demand session musician who previously was a member of successful rock group Velvet Elvis on Enigma Records.
Richey was recently profiled on Blues Highway, whose Host, Garry Goldsmith, wrote, “Kelly Richey may be the hardest-working recording artist in the business. She has a natural Blues voice that she pairs with a Rock ‘n’ Roll soul. With those two components firmly rooted in Americana, she has developed a unique style. She has a sensibility about her approach to music, and prides herself in being independent in producing her work. All of this together is a pleasurable listening experience that one can not get enough of. Can you tell I’m a fan?”
Friday, July 19 WATERFRONT GRILLE & GATHERING Winchester, KY
Saturday, July 20 MACKFEST: LONNIE MACK CELEBRATION Harrison, OH
Saturday, July 20 THE GREENWICH* Cincinnati, OH
Wednesday, July 24 QUAKER STATE & LUBE Milford, OH
“The raw power, electrifying force and psychedelic sound of these two stars is certainly powerful. McGee’s blues-rock grooves lay a thundering foundation for Richey’s masterful guitar jams. They are badass musicians. It’s hardcore blues-rock on steroids, a blistering, in-your-face tour de force.” – ROCKANDBLUESMUSE
“2019 is shaping up to be a big year for The Spear Shakers…guitarist Kelly Richey and drummer Sherri McGee are one hell of a spirited rock duo, bringing some much-needed revelry and recklessness to blues rock.” – ROCKWIRED
“‘Something’s Going On’ is a blues-rock smoker from The Spear Shakers, featuring the incredible guitar licks of Kelly Richey and perfect drums by Sherri McGee. The perfect start to this ‘back to work’ day.” – LA MUSIC CRITIC
“Leaving It All Behind’ is a marvelous hard rock/blues-inspired piece of music…the video only captures a fraction of the power and is a mere example of the talent of these consummate performers.” – INDIE PULSE MUSIC
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