Smokin’ Joe Kubek & Bnois King at All Play in Des Moines, IA. March 4, 2011.
Smokin’ Joe Kubek was undoubtedly one of the most distinctive guitarists of the last few decades. He was considered a faithful and competent follower of “the Texas” style associated with names such as Lightnin ‘Hopkins, T-Bone Walker, Freddie King, Albert Collins, Johnny Winter and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
A native of Pennsylvania and the first guitar cuts obtained in the band of Freddie King. From the late 80s until the death, his stage partner was jazzy singer and guitarist Bnois King. Together, they recorded several albums (the most famous of them, and most appreciated, is “Steppin’ Out Texas Style“, “Chain Smokin Texas Style“, “Texas Cadillac“, “Got My Mind Back“, “Take Your Best shot “).