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Albert Castiglia

July 16th, 2010

Albert Castiglia was born on August 12, 1969 in New York during the weekend of the famous (infamous) Woodstock music festival. At the age of 5, his family moved to Miami. With a Cuban mother and an Italian father, he is an example of the melting pot of culture that is Miami. He learned to […]

Albert Cummings

July 16th, 2010

Breaking every cliché associated with the blues while producing some of the most powerful music of the 21st century comes as natural to Albert Cummings as swinging a hammer while constructing one of his award-winning custom built homes. The Massachusetts native learned the requisite three chords on the guitar from his father, but then switched […]

Ana Popovic

July 16th, 2010

2006 Ana is invited for the famous ‘Blues Cruise 2006’ – She is the first European artist ever called upon to play this prestigious cruise with their original band. 2005 Ana releases her third Ruf Album jointly as a live DVD. Recorded at the ‘Melkweg’ in Amsterdam and Titled ‘Ana! Live in Amsterdam’ The DVD/CD […]

BB Chung King & The Buddaheads

July 17th, 2010

BB Chung King & The Buddaheads are back on the LA scene after returning from a tour of Asia and the U.S. Taking a year and a half off, Alan Mirikitani (aka BB Chung King) established his own 24 track recording studio “Dawghouse Studios” in Burbank California. BB’s music is a mix of roots rock […]

Beth Hart

July 17th, 2010

Beth Hart’s voice stirs more than the emotions. It is a uniquely powerful vocal presence that paints pictures, parses prose and sculpts statues in every song. While it is difficult to define the essence of great art, you sure know it when you hear it. Beth’s remarkable artistry attracted superstar producers David Foster, Hugh Padgham […]

Chris Duarte

July 17th, 2010

On two previous outings—his rockin’ roadhouse debut Texas Sugar/Strat Magik and his dynamic follow-up Tailspin Headwhack—Chris Duarte established himself as one of the most formidable fretboard scorchers on the contemporary blues-rock scene. With Love Is Greater Than Me, his Zoë/Rounder Records debut, the impressive, soul-drenched chops and aggressive attack are still very much intact but […]

Coco Montoya

July 17th, 2010

Over the course of his 30-year career, guitarist and vocalist Coco Montoya’s explosive guitar playing and soul- driven voice have propelled him to the upper reaches of the blues-rock world. From his early days as a drummer to his current status as one of the top-drawing guitarists and vocalists on the blues-rock scene, Montoya has […]

Corey Stevens

July 17th, 2010

Born in the small town of Centralia, Illinois, Corey Stevens never just says he is from Illinois. After hearing, “Oh, from Chicago?” a few too many times, he has learned the succinct way to put it: “I’m from Southern Illinois – an hour east of St. Louis.” St. Louis is where he saw his first […]

Dave Steffen

July 17th, 2010

Dave Steffen knows hard traveling. He ought to. He’s found the road a companion for thirty years. During this time Dave has played in clubs from Hawaii to Pound, Wisconsin, bringing his signature style of blues rock to many thousands of people across America. Born and raised in Wisconsin, Dave began playing guitar as a […]

David Gogo

July 17th, 2010

Born in Nanaimo, British Columbia, David received a ukulele at age 4 and his first guitar at age 5. Encouraged by his parents throughout his childhood, the instrument began to consume most of his free time. By the time he reached high school, David was well on his way towards a successful music career. As […]

Dennis Jones Band

July 17th, 2010

Blues guitarist Dennis Jones has just released his second CD, “Passion For The Blues” on Blue Rock Records. Dennis’s musical style and guitar prowess pays homage to many of his favorite artists. With smooth vocals and memorable original songs, Dennis also does great renditions of classic tunes as well. Following the success of his previously […]

Eric Sardinas

July 17th, 2010

Eric Sardinas’ signature brand of blues-fueled rock’n’roll has been a long time in the making. At the incredibly early age of six, he already had his fingers on the fretboard. Though born a lefty, he plays the guitar backwards, as a right-hander. His raw and unique approach exudes a palpable energy that can be felt […]

George Thorogood & The Destroyers

July 17th, 2010

Born 24 Feb. 1950, Wilmington, Delaware, USA. White blues guitarist George Thorogood first became interested in music, notably Chicago blues, when he saw John Paul Hammond performing in 1970. Three years later he formed the Destroyers in Delaware before moving them to Boston where they backed visiting blues stars. Thorogood played early in his career […]

Griff Hamlin

July 17th, 2010

In 2001, after an exhausting year in the studio, The Griff Hamlin Band’s self-titled CD was released. Griff Hamlin’s love for music, guitar specifically, began at the age of 9 when he started his first guitar lessons. By the age of 12, Griff was enthralled with the likes of AC/DC, Andres Segovia, Joe Satriani and […]

Hadden Sayers

July 17th, 2010

Hadden Sayers, Lead Guitar/Lead Vocals Hadden was born in Nacogdoches, Texas and has lived all of his life throughout the state. He graduated from Clements High School in Sugar Land, Texas, and attended Texas A&M on an Ag Scholarship where he graduated with a degree in Agricultural Journalism. He moved to Austin and joined “Silent […]

Joe Bonamassa

July 17th, 2010

Blues-rock guitar virtuoso, vocalist and songwriter Joe Bonamassa kicked off 2007 with the honor of being named Best Blues Guitarist by Guitar Player Magazine’s readership in their annual Reader’s Choice Awards. The year continues with the release of Sloe Gin, Bonamassa’s seventh solo album, and fourth on his own J&R Adventures label. A mix of […]

John Earl Walker

July 17th, 2010

John Earl Walker, the founder, lead guitarist and lead vocalist of the band, took up the guitar at age thirteen. Shortly thereafter, John began forming his own bands to play at local gigs. He also started writing his own music and lyrics, a practice he continues to this day, writing the majority of the material […]

Kirk Smithhart

July 17th, 2010

The most important thing to know about Kirk Smithhart is that he is a phenomenal talent. A guitarist whose signature style combines the best aspects of lead and rhythm simultaneously with mood altering techniques that make something truly special of every song he performs, he plays with an ease and elegance that makes poetry of […]

Matt O’Ree & The Blues Hounds

July 17th, 2010

Matt O’Ree- A man and his Stratocaster cranking out the blues, has all the trappings of a genuine guitar hero. This 28 year old prodigy plays with fire in his fingers and blues in his soul. Anyone who has experienced his music will only say but the best. At age 13, he sunk his roots […]

Monty Guitar Tyler Band

July 17th, 2010

The MGT Band hails from New Braunfels Texas about an hour south of Austin. Currently the band plays the first Friday of each month at the Tavern in the Gruene in New Braunfels. The band is made up of Monty Guitar Tyler(guitar and vocals), Shufflin’ Sean Williams(guitar), Professor Brett Cline(keyboards and vocals), Melvis Nolte(bass) and […]

Nuno Mindelis

July 17th, 2010

Born in Cabinda (Angola), Eastern Africa on Aug. 7, 1957, Nuno Mindelis became a guitar enthusiast at the very young age of 5. By the age of 9 he began building and playing self-made guitars. A primary influence at that time was Otis Redding and his great rhythm section, Booker T. & The MG’s, made […]

Pat the White

July 17th, 2010

Patrick Leblanc (Pat The White Band) is an award winning Blues/Rock Jam Band from Canada. Pat has achieved “Headline Status” in his home province of Quebec and started garnering national attention back in 2003 when the Montreal Blues Society awarded him the “Best Live Performance” in 2003 & 2004. This was followed up in 2005 […]

Paul Zunno

July 17th, 2010

The Paul Zunno Band is one hell of a rocking blues band based out of New York City. Guitarist/vocalist Paul Zunno is joined by Zerrick Foster on bass/vocals and John DiGuilio on drums/vocals. Paul Zunno met Zerrick Foster while playing for the legendary Wilson Pickett (“In The Midnight Hour”, “Mustang Sally”, “Land of 1000 Dances”), […]

Rob Orlemans

July 17th, 2010

Blues-rock power trio Rob Orlemans & Half Past Midnight has inspired enthusiasm and loyalty among fans around the world through their explosive live performances and exceptional musicianship. The band is a frequent headliner at Blues festivals throughout Europe, and has earned a growing audience for their live performances in the USA, Germany, Sweden, Belgium and […]

Rob Tognoni

July 17th, 2010

1994-Rob Tognoni’s international debut came in ’94 when Australian slide-guitar maestro Dave Hole on hearing Tognoni’s songs helped set-up a record deal with Provogue/Mascot Records in The Netherlands. 1995-96-Dave Hole went on to produce the Stones And Colours CD which was released through Europe in September ’95. 1997-The follow up Headstrong CD was released in […]