Knockin' Em Back, The Roy Kay Trio
Lur Liner LL002, 2004

Some two years ago I did a write-up about The Roy Kay Trio's debut album, and it was one heck of a debut. Authentic rockabilly, recorded live in the studio with all vintage tube gear, and the five star recommendation at that time was well earned. But Roy, Mike and Robin haven't been sitting still in the past few years. Always on the road and still they found time time to make another great album for us to enjoy.

The boys write most of their songs themselves, and the selection on this new release consists of another 11 selfpenned tracks, and a few covers, including Johnny Burnette's "Lonesome Tears In My Eyes", Buddy Holly's "Down The Line" and Hank Williams' "There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight". The album comes in a beatifully designed jewel case cover, which includes a 8-page booklet with lyrics of all selfpenned songs and full color artwork and photographs.

The Roy Kay Trio will be touring Holland and Germany in June (2004), and they'll be playing at all the well known rocking spots like Cruise Inn and Maloe Melo in Amsterdam, Caddy's Diner in Purmerend. Check out the band's website for a complete list of the the show dates and BE THERE! Don't forget to check out the review I wrote about the Roy Kay Trio debut album, it also includes some more biographical info about the band.

I Know / Fearless / She Left Me / Fightin' Bop / In the Middle / Lonesome Tears in My Eyes / Better Beware / Baby Me / Down the Line / There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight / Playin' the Fool / Tell Me Your Dreams / Last Time Charmed

The Roy Kay Trio is:
Roy "Kay" Konitzer - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Mike Ceglia - Telecaster Guitar, Vocal Harmony
Robin Cady - Upright Bass

Information & bookings:
The Roy Kay Trio
801 34th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
Phone: +1 206 328 0658


Reviewed by The BlackCat, 2004