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Dirty Red & the Soul Shakers


"... lead singer Eric “Dirty Red” McDaniel’s powerfully soul-drenched vocals and funky harmonica immediately let you know you’re in for a long, sweaty night. ...“Hard Liquor” will have you reaching for the nearest, cheapest bottle of bourbon while reminiscing about your life’s mistakes...Oh, my God — I think I finally just “got” the blues! Looks like The Smiths are going to have some competition on my iPod!"
Louis Fowler, Oklahoma Gazette


Dirty Red & The SoulShakers are a modern-day powerhouse-blues band, built on old-school influences and a mutual love for the down'n'dirty style of blues that define the band's sound. A dangerously tight rhythm section, backing a funky, shake-your-money-maker groove, guarantees ladies dancing and good times! Top that with wailing blues harp, jaw-dropping guitar licks, and the unmistakable charm and soul of the towering blues-man they call, "Dirty Red," and you can bet you're gonna find yourself hooked.


Influences vary from Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Junior Wells, Little Walter, Slim Harpo, RL Burnside, Buddy Guy, Buddy Holly, Michael Bloomfield, Otis Rush, Otis Redding, James Brown, Booker T & The MGs, Jimmy Reed, The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Elmore James, and Bo Diddley. The SoulShakers have set themselves as high a standard for delivering a pure sound, worthy of such company.