Friday, August 17, 2012
Kelvin Holly Interview Dick Cooper Party
Alabama Music Office.com goes to Shoals Creek near Florence, Alabama to attend WC Handy Festival as well as Dick Cooper's After WC Handy Festival Party to honor Christine Ohlman. I interviewed tele-master and road warrior, Kelvin Holly in Dick Cooper's studio/library.
"I'm very fortunate to be able to work doing what I love. I've made my living for over three decades playing the guitar. Many one nighters, a lot of hard work, a lot of long nights, long flights, endless drives, but still the same joy as the day I started. I've played everywhere from Edna's Chicken Shack to the Vienna Opera House. I play guitar for Little Richard, The Amazing Rhythm Aces, Pegi Young, and The Decoys. I also do recording sessions, and i've had the oppurtunity to record with some of my favorite artists.
I've had the good fortune to play live or in the studio with, Bobby"Blue" Bland, Gregg Allman, Jimmy Hall, Little Richard, Tina Turner, Bo Diddley, Dan Aykroyd, James Belushi, Billy Bob Thornton, Klaus Voormann, Don Nix, Jerry Joseph, The Drive By Truckers, Bettye Lavette, Mac Davis, Marty Stuart, Eddie Levert, Donnie Fritts, Lee Roy Parnell, John Fogerty, The Amazing Rhythm Aces, Tony Joe White, Percy Sledge, Little Milton, Ruth Brown, Billy Preston, Russell Smith, Marty Raybon, T. Graham Brown, Steve "Bubba" Bassett, Chuck Leavell, Eddy Mitchell, Johnny Haliday, The Decoys, The Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, Phil Driscoll, Kris Kristofferson, Billy Swan, Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham, Jerry "Boogie" McCain, B.B King, James Brown, Bonnie Bramlett, Bekka Bramlett, Ron Wood, Reggie Young, James Burton, David Foster, Ricky Minor, Sheila E., Beth Nielson Chapman, Tommy Shaw, Aslyn, Paul Thorn, Jerry Butler, Lloyd Price, Steve Cropper, Booker T., Tommy Talton, The Oak Ridge Boys, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Wilson Pickett, The Commodores, Lionel Ritchie, Eddie Hinton, Eddie Floyd, William Lee Golden, Waylon Jennings, Tim Wilson, Delbert McClinton, Clarence Carter, and a lot of great musicians!
Also appeared on TV shows such as The Tonight Show, David Letterman, The American Music Awards, The Grammy Awards, The TV Land Awards, The Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame grand opening on HBO, Rosie O'Donnell Show, Wayne Brady Show, Celebrity Duets, Motown Live, CBS Early Show, The Today Show, PBS, The History Channel, MTV and VH1...and, oh yea, Bozo the Clown show when I was about five!" ~K