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Albert Bashor is a Florida based Blues /Americana artist. He released his first solo CD...Cotton Field Of Dreams on Earwig Music in 2012. Albert wrote every song on the CD . It features Bill Payne of Little Feat on Keyboards , Ron Holloway on Sax and , Pat Travers on guitar .
Albert began playing drums at the age of nine . He played to Jerry Butler and Motown records . A self taught drummer . at the age of seventeen he met Bob Greenlee and Floyd Miles. Greenlee a Yale graduate introduced Albert to the process of writing songs . Albert met Greenlee's friend Foster Mackenzie who later became Root Boy Slim. Albert played drums with Root Boy Slim and The Sex Change Band and recorded several CD's with Root Boy . The band also did a three month tour of Europe in 1979 with Ian Dury. They were featured on Mr. mikes Mondo video . After a Cd with Warner Brothers the band signed to the Police's label IRS . Albert later played on fifteen plus Kingsnake recordings and several Ichibon CDs . He recorded with Lucky Peterson , Noble " Thin Man " Watts , Chicago Bob Nelson , Raful Neal , Nat Adderley , and , Reverend Billy C. Wirtz to name a few . He was also in Dr. Hector And the Groove Injectors for a few years and played on their 1990 House Calls CD on Kingsnake /Ichibon. He toured Japan with Alex Taylor ( James Taylors brother ) in 1990. Albert also had the good fortune to play drums for Bo Diddly during this time . After studying music in College for two years Albert formed an acoustic duo in 1990 and opened for the likes of John Mayall , Bobby Bland , Leon Russell , Dave Mason , Clarence Carter , JR Wells , Average White Band and , many others .
In 1996 his song Rockin Red Rooster was recorded by blues legend Lonnie Brooks on his Roadhouse Rules CD for Alligator Records .
Albert has recently settled in Bradenton Fl . He is playing guitar and singing locally while writing for several upcoming studio projects . A tribute to Robert Johnson , his sophmore solo project and , a Reggae CD.
Albert Bashors new recordings will be available on this official Albert Bashor website. Along with some old school basement tapes coming soon .