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The Kingsnakes are one of the most talented Blues bands from the city of Syracuse, New York. The Kingsnakes were the hottest ticket around during the 1980's and were called on to open up for many great Blues acts who passed through the Northeast, such as Stevie Ray Vaughan, John Lee Hooker and Savoy Brown. The band also accompanied John Lee Hooker during many of his east coast dates and Pete McMahan, Vocals/harmonica, spent time on the road with Savoy Brown. Kenny Baker & Deacon Jones, from Hooker's band, worked with the Kingsnakes on a few projects and would sometimes join the guys on stage in Syracuse.
Greg Spencer, Blue Wave Records, and Terry Mulhauser, lead guitarist for the Snakes, found a few of these live recordings and put together the tracks for this disc which were recorded at Copperfield's in Syracuse on 7/22/89. The release coincides with a long awaited reunion when the band played at this year's New York State Rhythm'N'Blues Festival in Syracuse on 7/18/04. There's some talk that the guys may get together for a few select gigs and I would encourage everyone to get out to see and feel the energy of this incredible homebrewed band.