Lonnie Shields' debut album Portrait introduced an accomplished, talented bluesman, one that was equally capable of playing guitar with abandon and delivering a song with soul. Unlike many of his peers, he doesn't oversell a song, he caresses it with his voice, knowing when to bring it all back home. Supported by guitarist Jack Johnson, keyboardist Frank Frost and drummer Sam Carr, he's able to pull off contemporary blues, laidback soul and funky grooves, resulting in a truly impressive and detailed Portrait.
Lonnie Shields (born April 17, 1956) is an American electric blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist. His primary influence was . He has released six albums to date, and one publication described his music as "bewitching, funk-influenced variations on the oldest country blues". Lonnie Thomas Shields Jr. was born in West Helena, Arkansas, United States, with his local church being a focus for family life
Portrait (CD, Album). Rooster Blues Records. Portrait (CD, Album, RE).
Lonnie Shields - Portrait (2000). Posted By: countryfreak. Date: 19 Oct 2010 08:50:41. After Lonnie played the King Biscuit Blues Festival in his home town of Helena, Arkansas in 1986, he was asked to record a single for the Rooster Blues label. This in turn led to his first album for Rooster Blues, Portrait, released in 1993. Lonnie Shields' debut album, Portrait, introduced an accomplished, talented bluesman, one that was equally capable of playing guitar with abandon and delivering a song with soul. Unlike many of his peers, Lonnie doesn't oversell a song, he caresses it with his voice, knowing when to bring it all back home
Home Blues Lonnie Shields Portrait '2000. 1. (00:04:26) Lonnie Shields - Fistful of Dollars. 2. (00:03:58) Lonnie Shields - Hard Times. 3. (00:05:20) Lonnie Shields - I Can't Let You Hurt Me.
Audio CD, Original recording reissued, June 20, 1995. Lonnie Shields has got the feelin'. Clapton would do well to sing some of this stuff. One person found this helpful.
Lonnie Shields is truly the next generation of the blues. He cut his blues teeth performing with the Jelly Roll Kings. His recording career has led him through a number of studios from Memphis and Clarksdale to tours all over the world. This Delta born guitarist, singer and songwriter's style is just the opposite of his demeanor. Lonnie comes across as a mild mannered southern gentleman with a laid back nature.
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Guitarist, singer and songwriter Lonnie Shields' Portrait (Rooster Blues) was praised by critics as one of the best debut albums of the year when it was released in 1992. Since then, the high praise from all corners of the world has continued for Shields' simple yet complex style of soulful, rhythmic blues. Shields was brought up in a family where the church played a central role in daily life, and his gospel roots show through in everything he sings. This in turn led to his first album for Rooster Blues, released in 1993. The album got him noticed in the blues world and let to a broader touring base that included festival stops around the Northeast. Shields recorded and released Tired of Waiting (1996) and Blues Is On Fire (1997) for the London-based JSP Record label. A second Rooster Blues album, Midnight Delight, was released in 2000. He continues to perform around the .
Lonnie Shields - Portrait. Lonnie Shields - Portrait.
|1||Fistful Of Dollars|
|3||I Can't Let You Hurt Me|
|4||I Can Play Dirty|
|5||Eight Days A Week|
|9||Knock In Our Love|
|10||My Baby Left Me|
|11||L.S. Blues [Instrumental]|
|12||Cheatin' Woman Is Gone|
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Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode (scanned): 691874262627
- Rights Society: Biem stemra
- Label Code: LC 03396
|R72626||Lonnie Shields||Portrait (CD, Album)||Rooster Blues Records||R72626||US||1992|