Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Rock And Roller Enjoys Small Successes

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – One Southern guitar guru is swinging his axe at the cult of celebrity.

Tim Krekel has strummed his way to fame, writing and playing with artists like Bo Diddley, Delbert McClinton, and Martina McBride, but the Louisville guitar slugger is just fine staying in the celebrity shadow.

Krekel says, “I don’t want to be too anonymous, but I’m glad I’m not Britney Spears or somebody!”

And while Krekel – who has been dubbed “one of American rock ’n roll’s great unknowns” – isn’t assaulting the airwaves, he does hear his tunes in some interesting, and convenient locations.

He says, “I wrote a song called “Turning Away” that Crystal Gale took to number one on the country charts in 1984, and I heard a muzak version of it playing at the grocery store. That was kind of funny!”

So, even though you won’t see Krekel on MTV, he’s definitely not shying away from his fans.

He says, “I’m happy with the people who get and like what I’m doing. It’s nice, but not insane.”

Krekel’s new album, Soul Season, hits stores September 18.

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