Veteran Cincinnati music promoter and Blues/R&B singer/saxophonist Leroy Ellington and his band Sacred Hearts are releasing a new live album, the follow-up to last year’s studio effort Sanctified. Live and Kickin’ It will be released March 20 through the new Blues label Infiniti Group Records.
Musicians featured alongside Ellington on the album include longtime local greats like Marcos Sastre, Charlie Fletcher and Max Gise. Recorded over two 2019 nights, Live and Kickin’ It includes original tracks like “Heaven Don’t Want Me” and “I Wanna Tickle Your Fancy,” plus covers of John Mayer’s “Gravity,” Robert Cray’s “The Forecast Calls for Pain” and “Why Me?” by Delbert McClinton.
Ellington calls McClinton “one of my idols,” and he’s opened for the legendary Blues/Roots rocker in the past. He was to join McClinton again Friday, March 20 to help celebrate the new album’s release, but the McClinton concert at the Ludlow Garage in Clifton (which at press time was close to selling out) has been rescheduled for Oct. 2. Visit ludlowgaragecincinnati.com for show details.
More info: leroysacredhearts.com.