1949 (age 70)
Price attracted national attention in the mid-1970s during his three-year collaboration with blues guitarist Roy Buchanan. The pair toured the US and Canada, playing Carnegie Hall in New York City, the Newport Jazz Festival, the Roxy and Troubadour in Los Angeles, and the Spectrum in Philadelphia. After leaving Buchanan, Price formed the Keystone Rhythm Band, which toured the Eastern US on a circuit that stretched from Boston to Atlanta with large followings in Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. and North Carolina. Sustaining several personnel changes, the band performed until 1990. He then formed The Billy Price Band, which currently consists of Steve Delach (guitar), Tom Valentine (bass), Dave Dodd (drums), Jimmy Britton (keyboards), and Eric DeFade (tenor saxophone).
In April, 2016, Price received a Legends of Pittsburgh Rock 'n Roll Award as a Modern Era Inductee. His 2015 recording with Otis Clay, This Time for Real, received a 2016 Blues Music Award in the category of Soul Blues Album.
Though he works in corporate communications at the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, he continues to perform regularly in Pittsburgh, the eastern United States, and occasionally in Europe.
(Below was translated from French to English using the Google translator application. You can read the original text here: Fred Chapellier)
Fred Chapellier born June 4, 1966 in Metz , began playing guitar in 1981. After a few years of learning, he started shooting with his first blues band "Kashmir" (1992 to 1997) before forming the group "Men in Blue" with Big Joe Barret. In 1999 he decided to form his ultimate band "Fred Chapellier Blues Band".
In 2004, "Fred Chapellier blues band" definitely becomes Fred Chapellier . Exit the words "blues band", because if Fred is indisputably influenced by this music, it is as much by the Soul and the Rock. It is with these three musical styles that he builds his own music.
There follow two albums in French: "Blues devil" in 2003 and "The eye of the blues" in 2005. Fred pays homage with Jean Alain Roussel to his favorite guitarist, the late Roy Buchanan in his album "Fred Chapellier & friends, tribute to Roy Buchanan", published in 2007.
In 2009, Fred partners with Billy Price, the singer of Roy Buchanan. Their " Night Work " album released under the DixieFrog label sees the criticism being excellent on both sides of the Atlantic, so that Night Work will take first place in Powerblues in X.Roads magazine in France and enter 5th position of the American blues charts, to rise to the first place for several weeks Fred is thus recognized, not only by the Europeans, but also by the American public.
In 2010, alongside Jacques Dutronc , Fred left for a tour of 89 dates. A live cd & dvd of this tour: And you, And you, And you came out in October 2010.
2011 is the year of multiple collaborations. Fred shares the stage with his friends Neal Black and Nico Wayne Toussaint for a series of concerts. The same year, Fred and his friend Tom Principato, guitarist from Washington DC , meet for a tour of 15 dates, which will give birth to the "live at Paulette".
In February 2012, Fred moved to Memphis, Tennessee , where he represented France (by France Blues) at the International Blues Challenge. One hundred and fifty bands from around the world compete in Beale Street clubs for 8 days. Fred will go to the semi-finals. A team from France followed him and made a report of 25 minutes on his American adventure.
He is one of the guitarists who accompany Les Vieilles Canailles ( Jacques Dutronc , Johnny Hallyday , Eddy Mitchell ), during concerts in Bercy in November 2014 and during the 2017 tour.
In 2017, he participates in the album "Magneto" of the Lyonnais band Les Chics Types where he appears as guest on two tracks "Pile et Face" and "Au James Café". He also plays Flo Bauer's blues album where he plays a duet with a French title "Un soir de blues".
In 2018, he was invited into the studio by the Livingstone group, to play on two tracks: "Love is a race", an original composition of the band, and a cover of "War Pigs" by Black Sabbath . The recording of both titles is filmed and is published on Livingstone's Youtube channel. He also released in the fall of 2018, a new record, in tribute to the great Peter Green (Fleetwood Mac) with shock guests, Leadfoot River and Ahmed Mouici on vocals, and Pascal Mikaellan on harmonica.
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