"I came to play" says Sonny Moorman. "I was raised in the bars my folks owned in and around Hamilton, OH and got to hear world class artists Lonnie Mack, Cal Collins, Dumpy Rice, Troy Seals, Wayne Perry, and a score of others up close and personal and learned one thing – all the hype in the world doesn't mean a thing unless you can back it up!" Those are words Sonny has lived by through the decades of roadhouses, bars, and juke joints from coast to coast. He backed it up gig after gig, night after night, and year after year until his own "hype" got too big to go unnoticed any longer.
Paul Zunno, renowned for his lighting fast hands on the guitar and soulful singing, grew up in East Northport, Long Island. The self-taught guitarist has led a sterling career performing with giants of the music world. Zunno has also written songs for other artists and his music can be heard on radio, television and film. Paul Zunno held the distinct honor of playing lead guitar for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Wilson Pickett. He performed on 'The Late Show with David Letterman' and in the Miramax film, 'Only the Strong Survive'; a movie about legendary soul singers.
Big Mike Griffin grew up in southern Oklahoma, where he was introduced to music at an early age. " My Dad played so there was always a guitar or fiddle laying around the house. It seems like I've been playing as long as I've been alive." Later, he began listening to blues artists like T-Bone Walker, Paul Butterfield, and Mike Bloomfield. His blues education was further enhanced by late night highway trips to Texas to catch legends like Freddie King, Albert King, and Albert Collins.
Rocky Jackson is a Texan. He’s been living in California for a long time, but he’ll still tell you he’s a Texan when all is said and done. Born in Austin, Rocky moved to the Detroit area in high school. What was supposed to be a summer visit turned into a nine-year stay. Then it was back to Austin for a few years, and eventually out to Los Angeles. What you’ve got as a result is a+b+c=d, with “d” equaling Rocky – Texas grit and intensity + Detroit rhythm and soul + LA polish and cool = Rocky Jackson.
Zola Moon is the powerhouse and the queen of present-day Americana-roots-music and blues/blues-rock. Her no-holds-barred, incendiary live performances are renowned. She is a prolific songwriter and her CDs are made up almost wholly of her own original compositions. Her song writing and singing have received rave reviews from magazines, newspapers, radio DJs, and web sites around the world. Both the Los Angeles Times and the Los Angeles Daily News have called Zola "the South Bay Legend" and the Los...
A talented singer/songwriter, guitarist, and blues-rocker, Scott Ellison was born on February 13, 1954, in Tulsa, OK. By the '70s, Tulsa had become an unexpected hotbed of blues-based rock bands (as proven by both Eric Clapton and Freddie King's backing bands hailing from the area), which was around the same time that Ellison began playing with others, such as country singer Jesseca James (Conway Twitty's daughter) in 1977 and renowned bluesman Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown in 1981.
Micheal Wesley Jeans was born in the heart of East Texas on January 13, 1981, only fifteen minutes from where legendary Freddie King was born. Wes grew up in a musically-enriched family and showed an interest in performing at a young age. But it wasn't until the age offifteen that Wes chose his path. He found an old three-string guitar in his closet andbegan learning the beginning riff of "Sunshine of Your Love." Wes' natural ability to learn music by ear and his relentless passion for playing caused an explosion of talent that most beginners only dream of.
Australian blues guitarist and singer Fiona Boyes soulful, authoritative style — brilliantly displayed on her current US release 'Blues Woman' — has earned Boyes unprecedented international recognition. For the past three years she’s been a final five nominee in the Memphis based Blues Music Awards, the only Australian ever to be nominated in these awards, which are widely recognised as the Grammies of the Blues.
Вульф Мэйл (англ. Wolf Mail; 29 марта 1967, Монреаль) — канадский гитарист, певец и композитор.
[править] Биография Вульф родился 29 марта 1967 года в Монреале, Канада. Отрочество провёл на юге Франции. Свой первый концерт Вульф исполнил в возрасте 14 лет. В 17 лет он убежал из дома, чтобы совершить первое турне со своей группой. В тот же год Вульф встретил Теда Ньюджета (Ted Nugent), после чего гастролировал с Тэдом некоторое время. Встреча с Тэдом произвела большое впечатление на Вульфа. Вульф решил переехать в Калифорнию.
Jimmy Bowskill has been blowing audiences away worldwide. From the Ukraine to Japan he’s left them begging for more and doing his country proud! Instrumentation: Jimmy Bowskill - lead vocals, guitar, piano Wayne Deadder - bass Dan Neill - drums Jimmy burst onto the scene on B.B. King's birthday of all times. They not only share the same birth date, but also the same laidback kindness, generosity, humbleness and respect for the music they play and the musicians who share the stage.
Pat The White (Patrick Leblanc) is an award winning artist from the Gaspé region of Quebec.
Pat was born on July 21, 1975 Pat the basics.
In 1997 Pat left his home and worked for a while in Banff, Alberta. It was there that Pat discovered his biggest musical influence, The Allm. He grew up in the town of Carleton, Quebec. He started playing guitar at a young age. It was his uncles who taught an Brothers Band. In 1999 he relocated to Quebec City and formed "The Pat The White Band".
Shaun Murphy (born Cheryl Murphy in Omaha, Nebraska, USA) is an American R&B singer songwriter, best known for her powerhouse singing style. Her recording career started in 1971 with Motown Records and continues to this day. Shaun found her way to the Blues stage in 1969 at the first Ann Arbor Blues Fest, and was completely smitten. Getting to play at such an important milestone festival must have had her head spinning.