Eugene "Hideaway" Bridges Band, ft. Seth Kibel
Eugene “Hideaway” Bridges — guitar, vocals
Seth Kibel — tenor sax, flute, clarinet
Sam Goodall — electric bass
El Torro Gamble — drums
Eugene “Hideaway” Bridges is a nomadic musician living his life on the road. His home is wherever the next performance takes him, with annual tours in Europe, Asia, and Australia. Born in 1963 in New Orleans and raised in Amite, Louisiana, the son of Otheneil Bridges Sr, also known as blues guitarist Hideaway Slim, Eugene is the fourth child of five. His mother was from the Bullock family (the same as Anna Mae Bullock better known as Tina Turner) and Eugene claims he got his guitar skills from the Bridges side and his voice from the Bullocks. At five he was already playing with his father around Louisiana; with his brothers as The Bridges Brothers he sang gospel and was the musician of his church touring with the Pastor, Elder AA Edwards. At thirteen Eugene was entering R&B talent shows and had formed his first R&B band The Five Stars. In 2000, Eugene signed to UK label Armadillo Music and released his first album with them, “Man Without A Home,” which got worldwide airplay. Eugene appeared, often headlining, at major festivals in the USA, all over Europe, Singapore, New Zealand and Australia, whipping up a storm wherever he went with his distinctive southern sound. His 2012 release on Armadillo Records, “Rock And A Hard Place,” charted at No 4 in The Living Blues Radio Chart for July 2011 and Eugene was a triple 2012 Blues Music Award nominee in the following categories: Album of the Year, Soul Blues Album, Soul Blues Artist.