Purchase a piece of Americana history today. Rose City Kings, considered the #1 West Coast Blues/Rock Band when it rocked the West, is now KOLVANE. If you love this album, you will most certainly love KOLVANE.
*** 2003 Winner of Muddy Award for Best New Act ***
*** 2004 Winner of the CBA Journey to Memphis Competition ***
***2004 Winner of Muddy Award for Best Comtemporary Blues Act
***2004 Real Blues Magazine's Award for Best West Coast Blues/Rock Band
Looking for something fresh and authentic in the Blues arena? Look no further than RCK's 2003 Release of Delta Hop. Rose City Kings are an all original band that takes the power of Country and Chicago Blues and melds it into a unique contemporary sound. There is something familiar yet new and exciting about this band.
Winner of the 2003 Cascade Blues Association's "Muddy Award" for Best New Act, RCK delivers it's energy filled soulful sound with a mix of Guitar, Keyboards, Harmonica Bass, Drums and Percussion. Their sonic textures are modeled after the classic sound of Muddy Waters and then filtered through today's experience.
The band is known for its energetic live perfomances, recently winning the 2004 CBA Journey to Memphis Competition, after competing against 9 other worthy regional bands. The band represented the Northwest Region in the February 2005 International Blues Challenge, creating quite a buzz on Beale Street.
The band's connection with the audience is incredible and this is not lost on this CD. No doubt it is a "family" affair where every performance each night is a great new experience for all involved. Rose City Kings fans are every bit as much a part of this music as the players themselves.
Hook yourself up to the RCK PARTY!!
To hear and purchase, RCK's other albums click the links on the left of this page for UP ON IT and Holler Out for More. UP ON IT includes fan favorites like Double Belly Twist, Best Friend, and Dark Cloud. UP ON IT was ranked as one of the Top West Coast Blues CD's for 2004 by Real Blues Magazine. Holler Out for More is RCK's recently released live album, which has received wide radio airplay, garnering a Top 30 status on the Roots-Blues weekly chart.
Rose City Kings has been on a roll since its inception 5 years ago, steadily gaining recognition in the Pacific Northwest and on the West Coast. Rose City Kings regularly performs at the premier Northwest Blues clubs and festivals. Be sure to catch them at their next show. With fresh new line-up of musicians, Rose City Kings is set to propel even farther.
In its first year, the 1,000+ members of the Cascade Blues Association voted Rose City Kings as the winner of its Muddy Award for Best New Act. The following year, Rose City Kings won the prestigious Muddy Award for Best Contemporary Act, and was the regional winner of the 2004 Journey to Memphis competition sponsoring Rose City Kings to compete in the 2005 International Blues Challenge. Most recently, Rose City Kings is a nominee in four categories for the 2005 Muddy Awards: Best Contemporary Blues Act; Northwest Recording for Holler Out for More; Male Vocalist for lead singer Kolvane; and Harmonica for Joe Powers.
Rose City Kings are winners in several categories in Real Blues Magazine's 11th Annual Real Blues Awards for the year 2004, as announced in issue #29/August 2005. In June 2004, during its second year as a band, Rose City Kings released UP ON IT following up on its debut album, Delta Hop. Real Blues ranked UP ON IT as #4 in its listing of 2004's Top West Coast Blues CDs. UP ON IT was the highest ranked, self-sponsored CD by an independent act on the list of Top West Coast CDs. Moreover, UP ON IT was the winner of the award for the Best West Coast CD in the Blues/Rock category. As importantly, Rose City Kings was named the #1 West Coast Blues/Rock Band. At the regional level, Rose City Kings was named the Best Pacific North-West Blues Band for 2004.
2006 Nominee for Muddy Awards
2005 Nominee for Multiple Muddy Awards
2005 International Blues Challenge Contestant.
2004 Real Blues Multiple Award Winner: #1 West Coast Blues/Rock Band and Best Pacific North-West Blues Band.
2004 Muddy Award Winner Best Contemporary Blues Act
2003 Muddy Award Winner for Best New Act.