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Listen To New Shuggie Otis Album ‘Inter-Fusion’

Shuggie Otis - Inter-Fusion

Shuggie Otis has an adventurous new fusion rock project called Inter-Fusion. The album consists of mostly instrumental tracks that groove and weave, taking unexpected turns in surprising directions but all anchored by one of the finest rhythm sections imaginable featuring drummer Carmine Appice (of Vanilla Fudge and Beck, Bogert & Appice) and bass player Tony Franklin (of The Firm and Roy Harper). In addition, keyboardist Kyle Hamood (of local L.A. rockers Them Guns) steps in as both a musician and producer of the album bringing the absolute best performances possible out of each player. – BroadwayWorld

Shuggie Otis – Inter-Fusion

Updated: Shuggie Otis Schedules U.K. Shows In September 2017

Shuggie Otis Tour 2017

Shuggie Otis has scheduled the following tour dates for fans in the U.K.:

  • Sep 2 – The Junction – Cambridge, UK – Tickets
  • Sep 3 – The Fleece – Bristol, UK – Tickets
  • Sep 4 – The Ruby Lounge – Manchester, UK – Tickets
  • Sep 5 – Under the Bridge – Fulham, UK – Tickets
  • Sep 6 – Concorde 2 – Brighton, UK – Tickets
  • Sep 7 – Hare & Hounds – Birmingham, UK – Tickets
  • Sep 8 – Chinnerys – Southend, UK – Tickets
  • Sep 8 – Chinnerys – Southend, UK – Tickets

Celestial Soulman Shuggie Otis Continues Comeback – The Austin Chronicle

Shuggie Otis at the 2013 Austin City Limits Music Festival

“My first experience being around musicians happened at my own house with my father’s band,” recalls Shuggie Otis, born Johnny Alexander Veliotes Jr. “I was probably about 3 or 4 years old and they would rehearse every weekend. They’d play R&B, rock & roll, and blues. Rock & roll had just come out then. They were some of the first ones to do it.

…Otis swears his guitar chops have never been better and he gets giddy talking about a forthcoming album of new material on Cleopatra Records.

“I feel a spiritual connection for doing this music where, when I was younger, I would deny sharing any sort of personal experience that would be emotional at all. I was too insecure. I had a lot of hang-ups. I think I’m on a better path now, and every day you learn something new.

Read more at The Austin Chronicle.

Photo by Sandy Carson