KB & the Backbeat "Don't Call Me Ruby" EP Release
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Release Party at Henry Turner Jr.'s Listening Room on Thursday, February 17 from 9 to 11pm.

BATON ROUGE, La. - eMusicWire -- KB & the Backbeat will have their EP release party for "Don't Call Me Ruby" at Henry Turner Jr.'s Listening Room on Thursday, February 17 from 9pm to 11pm. The venue is located at 2733 North Street in Baton Rouge. Admission is $10 and includes a soul food side dish. Doors open at 8pm.
KB & the Backbeat is a New Orleans influenced Soul Band founded by horn player Kasey Ball. The title track, "Don't Call Me Ruby," is an homage to his grandmother who supported him in his choice of a musical career, and who also had hundreds of nicknames as she detested her real first name.
The first track, "Uncle Bernie Meets Miss Marcia," features Eric 'Uncle Bernie' Bernhardt on tenor saxophone. It is inspired by Bernie's harmonically technical arrangements and improvisational skills and Kasey's fascination when he heard him play with blues singer and pianist Marcia Ball (no relation). It is a composition that incorporates these two musicians' vastly different styles.

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"Make It Do What It Does," was influenced by Kasey's longtime friend and band leader Kb Bonus. The chorus... "make it do what it does till it does something else," is a direct quote from him. It has become a mantra for Kasey not only during hard times but it also lets people know it is okay to be themselves.
Kasey Ball is a Louisiana native. He began playing music at the age of seven and is currently finishing his degree in Interdisciplinary Studies at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. He has performed with numerous local artists, event bands and touring acts for the last fifteen years. His studies have encompassed jazz, soul, classic bebop, funk and Latin rhythms. He has also performed in Ecuador, representing the state with the outreach group Ecos Latinos. This is his first EP of original Louisiana Soul inspired compositions just in time for Mardi Gras.

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For more information about the show and party log on to http://www.henryslisteningroom.com.
KB & the Backbeat is Kasey Ball on vocals, trumpet and flugelhorn, Eric Bernhardt on tenor sax, Garret Howell on guitar, Eric Stewart on bass and Aaron Walker on drums with backing vocals by Ben Bryan, Garrett Howell, Eric Stewart and Alex D'Onofrio. Arrangers are Kasey Ball, Alex D'Onofrio, Eric Stewart, Garrett Howell and Aaron Walker.
The EP was recorded at Muse and Maker Studios. Engineer is Ben Bryan. Producers are Kasey Ball and Ben Bryan.
"Don't Call Me Ruby" is released by KB Productions LLC and will be available on digital platforms as of February 17, 2022.



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