The Rides' Stephen Stills, Barry Goldberg and Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Photo: Eleanor Stills
GRAMMY.com Exclusive First Listen: The Rides
The Rides, a new blues/rock trio featuring keyboardist Barry Goldberg (The Electric Flag), guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd and singer/songwriter Stephen Stills (Crosby, Stills & Nash) are set to release their debut album Can't Get Enough on Aug. 27. Ahead of the album's release, GRAMMY.com has your exclusive first listen to the soulful title track.
"This is an anthem which Stephen's soulful singing tore the heart out of," said Goldberg. "It's really about how happy we were with our present situation and opportunity to do music together. It's a story song about how lucky people can be when fate just sort of stumbles in. When you walk through the door, all your troubles turn around."
Considered "the blues band of my dreams" by Stills, the Rides were formed after mutual manager Elliot Roberts suggested Stills and Goldberg collaborate. "It was like finding a long-lost soul brother," recalled Goldberg. Also featuring five-time GRAMMY nominee Shepherd, the Rides are rounded out by bassist Kevin McCormick and drummer Chris Layton.
Recorded at EastWest Recording Studios in Los Angeles, Can't Get Enough is an homage to the 1968 album Super Session, which was conceived by GRAMMY nominee Al Kooper of Blood, Sweat And Tears and featured Stills and Goldberg. Can't Get Enough was produced by GRAMMY nominee Jerry Harrison (Talking Heads) and features 10 tracks, including the title track, which was co-written by Goldberg, Shepherd and Stills, and covers of songs by Elmore James, Iggy Pop, Muddy Waters, and Neil Young.
The Rides will kick off a tour in support of Can't Get Enough on Aug. 28 in New York, with select dates scheduled through September.