(Alexandria, MN) Alexandria had a famous visitor on Friday, July 29th. Founding and current member of “Rock & Roll Hall of Famer” Bob Seger & his Silver Bullet Band, Alto Reed drop by the KX92 studio. He was recently inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame at a special ceremony and SRO Performance “Grammy” winner Reed’s early saxophone and music influences include Motown’s Jr. Walker and sax-man King Curtis which helped shape Reed’s “R&B” and “Rock” sensibilities as a perfect complement to Seger’s “Rhythm & Blues/Rock & Roll style”.
The legendary musician paid the KX92 studio a visit with his fiance`on the way to the Fargo Blues Festival.He talks with KX-92 announcer Michael Right. Here's just a portion of that interview.
Reed began in the early 70’s, what is now, a long career with Bob Seger, creating signature sax lines on numerous Seger Classics like “Turn The Page”, “Old Time Rock and Roll”, “Main Street” and “The Horizontal Bop” which established his saxophone as a significant lead instrument in “Rock & Roll”.
Alto Reed is celebrated equally for his legendary electrifying concert performances in front of millions of concert goers as well being an intrinsic musical ingredient on more than a dozen Multi-Platinum Albums with sales of close to 100,000,000.
Reed’s diverse repertoire with his 10 piece Motor City AllStars gives a whole new meaning to “Rockin’ Blue’s”, whether seemingly levitating a huge bass saxophone slung around his neck or delivering sexy/down & dirty heartfelt blues licks and vocals.
Reed has also guest starred with a long list of “Music Icons” ranging from The Blues Brothers, Foghat, Grand Funk, Otis Rush, Otis Day, Maria Conchita Alonso, Jeff Daniels, Blue Oyster Cult, George Thorogood, The Steve Thorpe Blues Orchestra, Kid Rock, Little Feat and many more including performing with The Ventures for their 2008 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction on “Hawaii 50”.