Put A Sock In It

by Andy Aledort and the Groove Kings

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about

“Andy Aledort has been my favorite new guitar player for a long time now.”—Joe Satriani

“Taste, tone, chops—Andy’s got it all!”—Warren Haynes

“I’m always trying to find the best guitar player I can, and Andy’s playing is really great. He’s a true player!”—Dickey Betts

“What a soulful player. Andy knows music inside and out.”—John Scofield

"The blues is a multi dimensional world of tone, color and emotion. When we play the blues effectively we speak from our core. When Andy plays, his love and sincerity for the blues is moving. The amazing tone in his fingers offers an authentic and classic blues rock experience.
He is independent, focused and committed to his love for his craft."-Steve Vai

We are very excited to announce the re-release of Andy Aledort and the Groove Kings' brilliant 1999 album Put A Sock In It.

It sounds as fresh and exciting now as it did 20 years ago. That’s an impressive feat, but it won’t be a surprise to anyone familiar with Aledort, a musician’s musician and guitarist extraordinaire, who has taught millions to play with his instructional writing and DVDs; toured the world with Dickey Betts’ Great Southern; done the impossible by filling in for Jimi Hendrix with Buddy Miles and Billy Cox in the Band of Gypsys; and lit up stages with many others, from Buddy Guy to Double Trouble.

Put A Sock In It is Aledort’s only solo studio record, self-released to critical acclaim, then gaining renown as a cult classic over the years. It is timeless music that needs to be heard and appreciated by anyone who loves creative blues rock guitar playing, moody, impassioned vocals and inventive songwriting. The latter is key; even the hottest licks cool off quickly if they’re not resting on a solid frame. Aledort is that rarest of birds: a smoking guitarist who can craft hooky tunes that are just as memorable.

We are proud to bring this album back in a new shining remastered version.

credits

released February 19, 2019

AA & the GK’s are:
Andy Aledort: Guitar, bass (tracks 5 & 11), vocals
Paul Apostolides: Bass (tracks 1, 7-10), vocals (track 8)
Richard Rosch: Drums
Special guest: Mike LeClerc: Bass (tracks 2-4, 6)
Original 1999 recording produced by Andy Aledort
Recorded at my home studio in Sea Cliff and Applewild Recordings, Bridgehampton, NY
Engineered by Andy Aledort, Larry Schmid and Dave Portocarrero
Mixed by Joe Barbaria
“Buried Summerville’ mixed by Tom McGrath at Tom Tom Studios, NYC
Original 1999 recording mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Mastering
Remastered in 2018 by Maurizio Giannotti at Newmastering Studio, Milano

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