All Dressed Up & Nowhere to Go
Contact: email@example.com Bio: There's a classic scene in the Rolling Stones' documentary "Gimme Shelter" where we find the boys visiting Muscle Shoals studios in Memphis listening to a playback of their brand new rocker- a little tune you may have heard called "Brown Sugar". Keith is in exquisite recline mode, lying on the floor, with his snakeskin boots propped up on the coffee table, clicking serpentine heels together in time with the wicked beat. This was 1969- TWO YEARS before the release of "Sticky Fingers", the first album on their own vanity label (via Atlantic records) and after a nasty, drawn out divorce from their original label, Decca. Have you ever wondered if there wasn't a hidden treasure trove of lost tunes that they might have recorded during that time of limbo- sure, there was "C********* Blues" and a smattering of tunes that appeared on the hodgepodge "Metamorphosis" LP years later, but nothing more significant than that? This was the inspiration for "All Dressed Up ... and Nowhere to Go"- a mix of the imaginary great lost studio album between "Let it Bleed" and "Sticky Fingers", Rod Stewart's early '70's solo and Faces albums, and a splash of Bowie added for good measure. Of course nothing can possibly come close to the majesty of the real Mick n' Keef & Co. And the other icons mentioned, but anyone who appreciates real down n' dirty, hip-shakin', tear-jerkin' rock n' roll (with a little blues and cod country thrown in the mix) should appreciate this homage to that era. So grab a bottle of Jack, pull on those ol' snakeskin boots, light up a smoke, and crank it up! Billy Miles Brooke spent his formative years playing the legendary clubs of Los Angeles with his former band, Tragic Romance. After finally inking the ever-elusive record deal (see "Cancel the Future" on Century Media records) he toured the U.S. and eventually went solo - to Europe- armed with only an acoustic guitar and a tuning fork. He spent five years abroad, honing his songwriting craft and gathering fans from Helsinki to Toulouse. After a year in Nashville, he has since settled in the old wild west town of Santa Fe, New Mexico. "All Dressed Up ... and Nowhere to Go" was recorded in October, 2007 and March, 2008 at Switchyard Studios in Nashville, TN, with some help from Music City's hottest players.