The Rides was formed by the well-known trio of musicians, Stephen Stills. Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and Barry Goldberg. Elliott Roberts who manages Neil Young also manages Stills and Goldberg and suggested they get together and record.
The trio’s new band is further powered by the dynamic rhythm section of bassist Kevin McCormick and Shepherd’s longtime drummer Chris Layton (a veteran of the legendary Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble).
The recording Can’t Get Enough was inspired by the 1968 alliance with Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper. The Super Session album featured Stills’ guitar work on one side, and Bloomfield’s on the other. It just so happens that Barry Goldberg played piano on side one of Super Session with Bloomfield and Kooper (Tracks:Albert’s Shuffle and Stop).
Stills dubs this collaboration as “the blues band of my dreams”
The album was produced by Jerry Harrison of Talking Heads fame.
The Rides are slated to release their début album, Can’t Get Enough, on August 26 through Provogue Records. There are tour plans but nothing is available as of this writing. I’d love to see them live 🙂
- Stephen Stills And Kenny Wayne Shepherd Put The Rides Super Session Together (noise11.com)
- Super Session, Variations on a Theme (musicofourheart.me)