A bluesman worth discovering, Bobby Manriquez is circulating his CD-R of original blues/rock music entitled Another Shade Of Blue(s). If the playing on tracks such as "G-Blue" and "The Boogie Man's Comin'" doesn't rip your head off, the incendiary instrumental live track "Smokehouse" can always do the trick. Manriquez definitely brings an original approach to the blues, whipping out explosive leads where required and always filling in with tasty funk, soulful rhythm, or dirty riffage. Manriquez is no slouch behind the microphone either, as most tracks feature his been-there-and-back vocal style. Another Shade Of Blue(s) also features him on a number of other instruments, such as piano, bass, keyboards, congas and more. Do yourself a favor and track down Manriquez' recording if you want some original blues you can use.Bobby Manriquez was originally profiled in the February-March, 2001 edition of The Undiscovered.
In the early '70s you could find Bobby sharing lead guitar duties in a prominent D.C. based band, climaxing in the A&M Records release of "Daddy's Girl" in 1976. He has also toured with Capitol Records artist Kathi McDonald, as well as guitarist/songwriter Nils Lofgren. The unforgettable TV appearance of the London BBC recording of the "Old Grey Whistle Test" was later released by Nils Lofgren on a 1993 CD of the same name. After a ten-year hiatus, Bobby came back on the scene as lead guitarist for soul legend Wilson Pickett, which led to shows both in the US and abroad.
Manriquez later put together a demo in 1999 and received such a consistently good reaction, that he decided to add tracks to what would become Another Shade Of Blue(s).
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