Celebrating 33 successful years of entertaining blues, funk and jazz fans throughout the US and Europe, Chris Daniels and the Kings with Freddi Gowdy are proud to announce the release of the Kings’ 15th album, Blues with Horns (Moon Voyage Records), on September 15, 2017. Listen here. Described as “John Hiatt meets Tower of Power” and “Keb Mo with horns,” the seven-piece band presents their latest collection of horn-driven blues, R&B, funk, and rock n’ roll in this new 10-track body of work that includes both originals and some of the best horn-drenched classics from the likes of Johnny “Guitar” Watson, Walter “Wolfman” Washington and Bobby Blue Bland.
Since playing his first Kings show in 1984, Grammy-nominee and Colorado Music Hall of Famer Chris Daniels has led his seven-piece band through three decades of commercial and international success. The band has performed for millions of fans across the US and Europe and has been featured on Dutch national radio TROS 3 Live, Paris MTV, and Brussels 1. Other international TV appearances include Much Music/Canada, Nippon TV/Japan, and Swing TV in Buenos Aires.
After signing with the blues/rock Netherlands label, Provogue Records (who also house Joe Bonamassa and Gov’t Mule), the band toured Europe 21 times, headlining many European festivals, including Europe’s famous Parkpop Rock Festival for 450,000 and for the Queen of Holland at the 50th Year VE Day Celebration. Their music hit number one on Holland’s popular rock show, Countdown Café, and they were featured on the covers of De Telegraphand De Standard in Amsterdam and Brussels. They continued to headline international festivals, like the Ribs & Blues Festival, Marktrock, Berchem Blues, and the Lokeren festivals in Belgium. The Kings have also served as the back-up band for Garth Brooks, Vince Gill & Amy Grant, John Oates, Sonny Landreth, Bo Diddley, Dutch guitarist Jan Rijbroek, Bonnie Raitt and members of Little Feat.
In the US, Chris Daniels and the Kings have shared stages with the likes of Cracker, B.B. King, Uncle Cracker, Blues Traveler, The Neville Brothers, Sheryl Crow, Bonnie Raitt, Ziggy Marley, and The Fixx. Starting in 2012, Daniels was joined by Freddi Gowdy (former Reprise recording artist and lead singer of the Freddi Henchi Band). In 2015, Chris produced their first collaboration album Funky to the Bone. Today, Daniels and The Kings continue to play 100+ festivals and concert dates per year, most recently being The Down Home Blues Festival in South Carolina.
Check out Blues With Horns, the new album by Chris Daniels and the Kings with Freddi Gowdy on September 15th! And catch them on tour in any of the cities listed below through the rest of the year.
Chris Daniels and the Kings
with Freddi Gowdy
Aug 12 5:30 PM Kirkland Daniels Band at Brews & Blues Festival, Denver
Aug 13 6 pm Fiddler’s Green – CMHOF Tribute w Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, Amy Grant, John Oates, NGDB, Michael Murphey, Richie Furay, The Lumineers, Big Head Todd & Monsters and Joe Walsh & Barnstorm – SOLD OUT
Aug 19 6 PM Five Parks, Arvada, Colorado
Aug 20 4:30 PM Canterbury Concert Series, Littleton, CO
Aug 23 6 PM GRV Concert Series in Green Valley – Green Valley Ranch, CO
Aug 25 7 PM Café Sole with Freddi Gowdy, Jay Forrest, John March and Kevin Lege, Boulder CO
Aug 26 Elitch Gardens Benefit with FACE and Hazel Miller, Denver, CO
Aug 30 5 PM Levitt Pavilion, Denver, CO
Sept 2 4:30 PM Colorado Springs – Gold Hill Mesa
Sept 8 5:30 PM Sunset Park Concert Series, Denver, CO
Sept 9 2 PM Evergreen Lake House – Firehouse BBQ Fundraiser
Sept 16 Broomfield Days Festival
Oct 7 9 PM Q’s, Littleton, CO
Oct 13/14 5 PM Monarch Casino, Black Hawk
Oct 20 Wings Over The Rockies
Oct 21 6 PM Wild Live – Evergreen
Nov 4 Rock A Belly Fundraiser
Nov 8-12 Chris Daniels with Magic Music debut of Magic Music Documentary, NAPA Valley Film Festival
Dec 16 7 PM Swallow Hill 6th Annual Christmas Special