Interview with The Rides: Stephen Stills, Barry Goldberg, Kenny Wayne Shepherd
8/27/2013 10:57:00 AM
Meet the new blues supergroup: The Rides, featuring Stephen Stills, Barry Goldberg and Kenny Wayne Shepherd. Yesterday, I had the honor of talking to these guys about their debut album, “Can’t Get Enough,” which is out today.
Former Double Trouble drummer Chris Layton adds drums and Kevin McCormick is on bass. Produced by ex-Talking Heads member Jerry Harrison, the sessions feature a killer selection titles. Shepherd sings the Stooges’s “Search and Destroy” while Stills handles the vocals on Neil Young’s “Rockin’ in the Free World.” And, of course, The Rides explore the blues pioneers: Elmore James and Muddy Waters.
These guys have earned their blues stripes. Shepherd, 36, is a bonafide blues star. Goldberg, 70, backed Waters, Otis Rush and Howlin’ Wolf, and in ’67 co-founded the Electric Flag. Throughout his career as a solo artist and at times in Crosby, Stills & Nash, the 68-year-old Stills has demonstrated both a flair and passion for the blues.
The Rides will tour beginning in September. No Chicago date, yet.