Dirty Red & The Soulshakers
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.
DIRTY RED AND THE SOULSHAKERS :
Eric “Dirty Red” McDaniel fronts the band with a fiery blues harp, soul drenched vocals, and the high energy stage presence of an old timey gun toting, whiskey sipping Southern preacher hell bent for higher ground. He has more than 30 years song writing experience, and got his start on stage with Oklahoma Blues legend Miss Blues where he met guitar player Robb Hibbard while playing in The Blue Notes. Hibbard’s rich guitar style and innovative licks in combination with Red’s story telling makes for a dynamic duo of blues soul power. Eric has appeared on recordings with Miss Blues and The Blue Notes, Old Gray Mule, Rickett Pass and Cedric Burnside as well as writing and coproducing the band’s debut CD “Soul Shakin
Ike Lamb, Blues Music Award Winner (formerly known as the Handy Awards) for best record of the year with Watermelon Slim and the Workers. has been playing professionally for over 30 years. He has played, recorded, and toured with countless acts over this span and provides an energetic, seasoned playing style.
Forrest Worrell Born Ft. Wayne, IN 1965 studied piano age 6-13, and played Trombone in school band. That is where he discovered his true passion and began his study of percussion at age 13. He performed in his first professional gig at age 17. He has performed with Otis Watkins, Miss Blues, Watermelon Slim, and many acts in between. Opened for Koko Taylor, Robert Cray Band, Fabulous Thunderbirds, Dr. Hook and he toured the UK in 2013 with Watermelon Slim and the Workers His influences include John Bonham, Ricky Fataar, Stan Lynch, Steve Ferrone, Steve Jordan, Neil Peart, Phil Collins, Carter Beauford. When it comes to his stage kit he plays Gretsch drums with DW hardware and Zildjian cymbals. Forrest Joined Dirty Red and the Soulshakers Oct. 2013.