solomon king


Singer/songwriter/guitarist Solomon King is unique. Poignant songwriting and powerful performances place Solomon King in the tradition of timeless artists like Lou Reed, Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave and Bob Dylan. His music embraces everything from Rock, R&B, the Blues, Americana to classical music. 

His songs turn their back on formula pop blues and return to the grit of early John Lee Hooker and Bo Diddley: no-nonsense, no filter, in your face guitar, bass, drums, and vocals. Solomon's 2008 album “Under The Sun,” was produced by Motown legend Sylvester Rivers who brings in the ace rhythm section of Motown hit makers.

Surprisingly (but not to King), that album was nominated for a Grammy in the “Best Contemporary Blues Album” category. Two of the songs from that album, “Jack Me Up” and “Frankie and Johnnie,” are featured in the first season of HBO’s “True Blood.” Currently, Solomon has been busy recording a new album of original music and a side project of recreating some of his favorite songs from the 60's and 70’s. These songs are available now on his YouTube channel with more to come.

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