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Good time Rock and Roll is what this NEW record from Keith Sykes emotes. Keith cuts some tracks that take us back to his rockin Memphis roots. From Pictures, a ballad done in the Sykes way, to Muddin' Honey, collaboration between Keith, Jerry Philips and Robert Hall, free for download at www.fatpete.com. This record covers the gambit. Not a recording to sit by the fire with, it offers its own warmth and a good blanket of frolicking tunes. Keith lets it loose the only way a guy who wrote hits for Jimmy Buffett, Rodney Crowell and Guy Clark could, with “Old Rockin Roller.” While "Tearing the House Down" co-written with Todd Snider keeps ya rockin. Keith writes with some of the best. The roster reads like a who’s who of songwriters. Danny Flowers (Tulsa Time), jointly crafted, “That’s The Way You Do It”... Roger Cook (Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress) co-penned “Midnight Tupelo” and “You Can't Lie About Love.” Then there is Django Walker, Jerry Jeff Walker's progeny, who co- wrote “Old Rock and Roller” and “Wake Up Sleepy Head.” The Title Track, “Let It Roll” co- written with Ted Thompson twists the disc up in a fine package. More Music That Deserves to be Heard from Fat Pete Records.

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Keith Sykes
Sykes had one or more songs, (either on LPs or singles, as a writer, co-writer or publisher), on one of Billboard’s music or movie charts continuously from 1978 through 1984, then again from 1986 to this year. The artists who have covered his songs sounds like a seating chart at The Grammy Awards, including not only Buffett but also Jerry Jeff Walker, Patty Loveless, Guy Clark, John Prine, The Judds, Rosanne Cash, Lacy Jay Dalton and Rodney Crowell, among others.

We are Proud to be releasing Keith’s latest album, “Let it Roll.” Available in Stores October 17, 2006 and at FatPete.Com’s online store Sept. 10, 2006. www.keithsykes.com

Wes McGhee
If you really do judge a man by the company he keeps, you have to take Wes McGhee very seriously indeed. Ask around in Austin, Texas and they’ll tell you he’s the real thing - a great songwriter, musician and entertainer whose talents are undisputed, whether as band leader, guest musician or solo artist. Given that they know a bit about music in Texas, that marks Wes McGhee as special. (David Sandison 2003) www.wesmcghee.com

Jimmy Davis
The "Memphis sound" has always escaped a simple definition. Jimmy Davis is no exception to this rule. This versatile singer-songwriter, named "Premier Male Vocalist" five times by the Memphis Chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, knows no boundaries when it comes to musical styles. Whether fronting a rock band, providing a soundtrack for an Oscar-winning film-maker, or picking his guitar around a campfire, Jimmy Davis continues his musical journey and the emerging legacy of a new Memphis sound.

John Inmon
His peers know John as one of the finest guitarists in Austin, Texas (and, considering the competition, that is high praise indeed); his fans know him as the signature guitar style that has at one time or another propelled the music of Townes van Zandt, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Joe Ely, Delbert McClinton, Marcia Ball, Omar and the Howlers, the Lost Gonzo Band, Bruce Robison, Pat Green, Michael Martin Murphy, Keith Sykes, and most famously, Jerry Jeff Walker, for over three decades. Though he is far too self-effacing to ever put himself in such august company, John Inmon fits seamlessly into that six-string continuum. www.johninmon.com

River Buff Clan
Though we reign from the Home of the Blues, this band is leading the way in Memphis' growing love of Americana/Alternative Country music, having won the Premier Band Award from the Memphis chapter of NARAS for the past two years. www.riverbluffclan.com

Lori Singer and Bradley Kopp
Bradley Kopp and his wife, Lorrie Singer, have extensive professional pedigrees: He's a guitarist gun-for-hire and a producer and engineer with a long list of credits under all three categories; She's a vocalist, both in her own right, in show bands, and on sessions by other artists. Walk Tall, their first "official" collaboration, blends soul, pop, folk and country, reflecting the duo's influences while melding them into a seamless whole. (Lorrie Singer and Bradley Kopp) www.bradleykopp.com

Shawn Z
Shawn has played numerous bars and clubs, both with a band, in a duo, and solo. His first independent release titled "Wishful Drinkin" received airplay throughout the US on Americana and NPR stations ... airplay on Xm Satellite Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio, and reached #11 after 14 weeks while on the XM X-Country Chart. He's written songs with some of the best songwriters in country and rock and he's only getting started. www.shawn-z.com

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Upcoming Events
August 23rd, 2006
We are on the road… Fat Pete is joining up with Freddie “Steady” Krc & Sal Valentino on tour in CA… As he travels the countryside aboard his house on wheels he‘ll keep you updated on his adventures through the BLOG at www.fatpete.com

Fun Facts
Did you know... the number one selling CD in history is the third Beatles anthology? It recently beat out the Eagles' "Their Greatest Hits."

The data track on a CD is a very long spiral. If it were unwound and laid out in a straight line, it would be over 3.5 miles

Music Trivia
Q: How many Bands has Freddie been in since leaving the Gonzo Band? (a) 5; (b) 2; or (c) 3
Q: Who co -wrote "Let It Roll" with Keith on his upcoming release on FPR of the same name? (Hint also wrote Tulsa time): (a) Danny Flowers; (b) Ted Thompson; (c) Django Walker
Q:  What was the name of the venue Buddy Holly last sang "Peggy Sue" (also on Let it roll): (a) Vista View (b) Homeland; or (c) Surf Ballroom

Congratz to our Vol.1 trivia quiz winners Mike & Peggy Dunham!!! You could be our next winner, submit your answers today for Vol.2!!!

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