BLACK PISTOL FIRE’S LITTLE RICHARD TRIBUTE SHUT UP! AVAILABLE NOW VIA RIFLE BIRD RECORDS
Black Pistol Fire’s tribute album to Little Richard, Shut Up! is available today, May 22nd, via Rifle Bird Records.
The Canadian soul-rock duo features Kevin McKeown on guitar/lead vocals and Eric Owen on drums, who have been friends since kindergarten and began playing music together when they discovered a shared passion for rock and roll music in high school. The two relocated to Austin in 2009 and Black Pistol Fire was born.
While playing a local Austin hotspot, producer Jim Diamond (The White Stripes, The Von Bondies, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion) approached the band about recording together. Their LP, simply titled Black Pistol Fire, was released in February 2011 in select record stores in North America, at live shows, and worldwide through iTunes. The LP garnered a positive critical response from publications such as the Austin Chronicle, Pop Music Matters, and the Houston Press.
Shut Up! is Black Pistol Fire’s modern and fun blues-rock spin on Little Richard’s signature soul sound.