Up to My Balls in Blues
Whether you call his music Folk Blues, Jump Blues, or Faux Blues, PK Dwyer continues to be an innovative force on the roots music scene today. A seasoned street performer, PK Dwyer started busking in Los Angeles in 1970 and while playing the theatre lines was noticed by film maker Jac Zacha. Jac the had PK write, perform, and record the soundtrack for the movie 'Walk The Walk' which is now an incredibly rare and much sought after Cult Classic film! PK Dwyer returned to the Pacific Northwest in 1971 and became a familiar sight of the steet corners and in the clubs of Seattle performing with singing partner Donna Beck. PK also has the distinction of forming the first street band ever to busk at the Seattle Pike Place Market. This band, Felix & the Freelicks, grew, changed, and eventually became the much loved and followed Seattle band the Dynamic Logs. Always evolviong and writing new material. PK went on to found the Jitters, Throbbing Gems, the infamous 'Gutter People of Paris' street cabaret, the Hollywood Dick Doll Revue, and glitter folk hero George Michael Jackson. Inspired by a sighting of the ghost of Jimmy Reed, PK started writing original jump blues matereial and once again took his music to the streets. In 2001 the CD 'Up To My Balls In The Blues' was released and received world wide airplay on folk, blues, and college radio. PK Dwyer's most recent CD, 'Blues Guy Now' was released in June 2003 to an enthusistic audience, further world wide airplay, and crtical acclaim. A gypsy at heart, PK continues to busk his way around the world, traveling the back roads of the U.S. and the streets of Europe with his wife and two dogs. Highlights of 2004 include: Performing at the Mt. Baker Blues Festival with Hubert Sumlin and Big Jack Johnson; and the Sunbanks Rhythm & Blues Festival with Duke Robillard; Busking in Amsterdam and Paris; Opening for Louisian blues artist Tab Benoit.