FIREHOUSE Legend BILL LEVERTY Releases Classic Rock Covers CD
legend BILL LEVERTY
has released a new CD of classic rock
covers, guaranteed to thrill even the hardest of rockers. Covers include
songs from bands and artists such as CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL,
LITTLE FEAT, OHIO PLAYERS, THREE DOG NIGHT, ERIC CLAPTON, EDGAR WINTER,
THE GUESS WHO, STEVIE WONDER, STEELY DAN
and RARE EARTH.
“These songs were all very personal. In choosing these
songs to cover, each had to be a song that I loved before I started
playing guitar, that I still love today, a song that hadn't been covered
to death in the genre, and a song that I thought I could put my own
spin on, while still staying true to the original recordings. That
narrowed it down to these ten songs.”Tracks
- CCR'Spanish Moon'
- LITTLE FEAT'Free Ride'
- EDGAR WINTER'One'
- THREE DOG NIGHT'I Shot The Sheriff'
- ERIC CLAPTON'Fire'
- OHIO PLAYERS'No Time'
- THE GUESS WHO'Jesus Children Of America'
- STEVIE WONDER'Rikki Don't Lose That Number'
- STEELY DAN'I Just Want To Celebrate'
- RARE EARTH
In a recent interview with Jeb Wright of Classic Rock Revisited,
Bill explains the exciting rock guitar sound he has created on the
album's recordings, “It all starts with my C.R. Alsip guitar. C.R. Alsip
guitars are made right outside of Wichita, KS. Mine is a
neck-through-body guitar. It's hard rock maple with mahogany sides. This
wood combination, along with some other very unique design elements,
makes the guitar very solid and it has a very favorable tone. I used the
bridge pickups, which are Billy Gibbon's Pearly Gates pickups by
Seymour Duncan, on this one. I plugged the guitar straight into my
Splawn Quick Rod 100 for a stereo pair of rhythm tracks and into my
Fractal Audio Axe FX II for another stereo pair.”
In closing Bill has this to impart to his fans and listeners, “I
really want to thank all the people who have supported my career and
made it possible for me to be able to work full time in the music
business for over 25 years. It's been a great ride so far. I'm going to
do everything in my power to keep this train rolling for another 50
years. Hope to see you down the road!!”
More on Bill Leverty at this location.