A Time Like This, the 3rd release from The McKee Brothers, once again features fine LA and Michigan musicians and spotlights Denis McKee’s ongoing collaboration with prolific songwriter and amazing pianist Bobby West, this time creating 16 lyrically interesting and seriously funky originals. It is produced by multi-instrumentalist Denis McKee, who is also featured on lead vocals, backed by supremely soulful vocalist Maxayn Lewis (Ike & Tina Turner/Maxayn). The rhythm section includes A-list LA musicians Bobby Watson (Rufus/Billy Preston/Michael Jackson) on bass, with drummers Steve Stephens (Patti Austin/Glen Hughes) and Vincent Fosset Jr. (Kirk Fletcher/Janiva Magness). The songs feature great horn arrangements by Lee Thornburg (Supertramp/Etta James/TOP/Joe Bonamassa), with Lee on brass and Positone recording artist Doug Webb (Stanley Clark/Freddie Hubbard/Rod Stewart) on reeds. Veteran bluesmen Larry McCray and Joey Delgado add inspired guitar to several tracks, with Denis contributing dynamic guitar solos on Realize, The Rain, and A Scene From Sunday.Like on the critically acclaimed Enjoy It While You Can (2016) and Moon Over Montgomery (2017) albums, the McKee Brothers continue to explore a sophisticated blend of horn-driven blues, soul, gospel, and rock (See the track list for specific song descriptions).
Bandleader/producer/guitarist Denis McKee (King Floyd/Linda Hopkins/Barbara Morrison/HB Barnum) moved to LA from Lansing in 1988 to attend the acclaimed Dick Grove School of Music, graduating from the Guitar Program. He has recently fronted McKee Brothers gigs at clubs in LA, Ann Arbor, and Lansing, and at larger venues including the Michigan Theater in Jackson and the Long Beach Bayou Festival.