THE RIDES’ FIRST SINGLE “DON’T WANT LIES” Top 10 @ KCSN IN LOS ANGELES,
BILLBOARD.COM INTERVIEW AND EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

STEPHEN STILLS,  KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD AND BARRY GOLDBERG FORM “THE RIDES,” A BLUES-ROCK SUMMIT WITH A DEBUT ALBUM—“CAN’T GET ENOUGH”—PRODUCED BY JERRY HARRISON
SET FOR RELEASE AUGUST 27

Los Angeles, CA, August 7,  2013: The Rides, the new blues-rock supergroup featuring legendary songwriter Stephen Stills, guitar slinger Kenny Wayne Shepherd and venerable Electric Flag keyboardist Barry Goldberg, are continuing to build buzz with radio airplay of their first single, “Don’t Want Lies” exploding in Los Angeles—recently #1 at tastemaker radio station KCSN (88.3). Says KCSN Program Director Sky Daniels: “Stephen Stills’ distinctive vocals make the phones ring every time KCSN plays this.  The guitar interplay of Stephen and Kenny Wayne Shepherd and the keyboards of Barry Goldberg made this the #1 most played track at KCSN this week!”  In addition, the album’s momentum has been propelled by an interview and exclusive video premiere for the second single “Search and Destroy” on Billboard.com August 5th.  An exclusive stream of the title track “Can’t Get Enough” is scheduled to debut on Grammy.com on August 7th.  The multi-generational outfit’s debut album, Can’t Get Enough, is set for CD, digital, and vinyl release August 27 on 429 Records.  Featuring four co-written originals, a handful of covers, and a vintage, previously unrecorded Stills gem, Can’t Get Enough was inspired by—and is an homage to—the now-classic 1968 album Super Session, which featured Stills on guitar on one side, and the late Mike Bloomfield on the other (Bloomfield had founded Electric Flag with Goldberg, who also played on Super Session, as did Blood, Sweat & Tears keyboardist Al Kooper).  The Rides will embark on a world tour beginning in September (dates below).

That exhilarating creative sorcery blasts through ten fire-breathing tracks, four of them Stills/Shepherd/Goldberg co-writes including the album-opening barnburner “Roadhouse”—about the life of an itinerant bluesman—the melodic, CSN-esque “Don’t Want Lies,” and the title track, a groove soaked, guitar-heavy anthem with a soul-baring lead vocal by Stills. The in-the-moment energy and unscripted emotion of Can’t Get Enough, however, are among the album’s greatest strengths, as is the powerhouse guitar interplay between Stills and Shepherd, and the stellar accompaniment from Goldberg—who, as a teenager in his native Chicago, sat in with Muddy Waters, Otis Rush and Howlin’ Wolf, and went on to play keyboards for Bob Dylan at the Newport Folk Festival, formed The Electric Flag, and composed with Gerry Goffin. The album was recorded live in the studio over the course of about a week at EastWest in Los Angeles, helmed by longtime Shepherd producer Jerry Harrison, a renowned musician in his own right (Talking Heads, Modern Lovers, Casual Gods). Mostly first or second takes made the album’s final cut.  In addition to Layton—Shepherd’s drummer, and also a veteran of Stevie Ray Vaughn’s Double Trouble—the players include bassist Kevin McCormick (CSN, Jackson Browne). 

429 Records is a unit of The Savoy Label Group (SLG).  SLG is the North American based division of Nippon Columbia the oldest music company in Japan.  The Savoy Label Group has evolved into a Grammy Award winning and chart topping independent music company consistently outperforming competitors in key music categories as monitored by Billboard Magazine. The Savoy Label Group is led by Steve Vining and is based in Los Angeles, CA.

The Rides Tour Dates:

Wed 08-28-13                        New York        NY                Iridium Jazz Club
Thu 08-29-13                         New York        NY                Iridium Jazz Club
Sun 09-01-13                         Atlantic City         NJ                Tropicana Hotel & Casino
Tue 09-03-13                         Englewood           NJ                Bergen Performing Arts Center   
Thu 09-05-13                         Ridgefield              CT                The Ridgefield Playhouse            
Sat 09-07-13                           Boston                   MA                Wilbur Theatre 
Sun 09-08-13                         Westbury              NY                 Theatre at Westbury         
Tue 09-10-13                         Munhall                 PA                Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead           
Wed 09-11-13                        Chicago                 IL                North Shore Performing Arts Center
Fri 09-13-13                            Milwaukee            WI                Pabst Theater                 
Sat 09-14-13                           Cincinnati              OH                Ohio River Throwdown
Mon 09-16-13                        Lexington              KY                Lexington Opera House
Fri 09-20-13                            Houston                TX                Arena Theatre 
Sat 09-21-13                           Austin                    TX                ACL Live at the Moody Theatre   
Tue 09-24-13                         Riverside              CA                Fox Performing Arts Center   
Wed 09-25-13                        San Francisco         CA                The Fillmore                 
Fri 09-27-13                           Reno                      NV                Grand Sierra Resort & Casino   

For more information, visit:
http://www.429records.com/sites/429records/429details/d_therides.asp

Currently in the Top 5 on Amazon's blues chart, Can't Get Enough is available for pre-orders for $9.99. Order here:  http://www.amazon.com/Cant-Get-Enough-The-Rides/dp/B00BQ1D7BQ/ref=ntt_mus_dp_dpp_1
Also available on itunes for pre-order here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/cant-get-enough/id657600728
And @ Best Buy: http://bit.ly/17w8qjk

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