Latest Delta Groove Releases
Anthony Geraci and the Boston Blues All-Stars Fifty Shades of BlueBuy Now
Andy Santana and the West Coast Playboys Watch Your Step!Buy Now
Henry Gray & Bob Corritore Blues Won't Let Me Take My RestBuy Now
Congratulations to Anthony Geraci, Henry Gray & Bob Corritore, and the Igor Prado Band on their nominations from the Blues Foundation in the prestigious album categories for the 37th Annual Blues Music Awards!
Anthony Geraci picked up four nominations including Album of the Year, Traditional Blues Album, Pinetop Perkins Piano Player, as well as Song of the Year for the title track to his release, "Fifty Shades of Blue." The Henry Gray/Bob Corritore Sessions "Vol. 1: Blues Won't Let Me Take My Rest" was nominated for Historical Album, and the Igor Prado Band earned themselves a nomination for Best New Artist Album with their all-star Delta Groove release, "Way Down South."
Additionally we'd like to congratulate our extended Delta Groove Family on their nominations in the instrumentalist categories including Willie J. Campbell for Bass, Jimi Bott for Drums, Monster Mike Welch for Guitar, Michael "Mudcat" Ward for Bass, Jason Ricci for Harmonica, and Terry Hanck for Horn, as well as Toni Lynn Washington for Soul Blues Female Artist.
Last, but certainly not least, a big congrats to The Mannish Boys' vocalist/frontman Sugaray Rayford on his four nominations, which included B.B. King Entertainer and Contemporary Blues Male Artist, in addition to two nominations associated with his latest solo release, "Southside."
The 37th Annual Blues Music Awards will be presented at the Cook Convention Center in downtown Memphis, Tennessee, on Thursday, May 5, 2016.
Here's the complete broadcast of Anthony Geraci and the Boston Blues All-Stars performing the music from his brand new release, "Fifty Shades of Blue," at The Extended Play Sessions Fallout Shelter on November 4th, 2015. Anthony is joined by all the musicians featured on his album, including Sugar Ray Norcia, Darrell Nulisch, Toni Lynn Washington, Michelle "Evil Gal" Willson, Monster Mike Welch, Michael "Mudcat" Ward, Marty Richards and Neil Gouvin. Enjoy!
Heads up SoCal! You have three opportunities to catch Delta Groove recording artist Andy Santana this holiday weekend. Don't miss out on all the action, as Andy will be joined by venerable Nightcats' guitarist, Kid Andersen, to help assist in performing material from his brand new album, "Watch Your Step!." Come welcome Andy to the Delta Groove family and get yourself an autographed copy of his new CD while you're at it!
11/28/15: Pasadena, CA - Big Mama's Rib Shack
11/29/15: Long Beach, CA - Malarkey's Grill
11/30/15: Tarzana, CA - Maui Sugar Mill Saloon
Big Pete SoCal tour dates announced! This week Dutch blues vocalist and harmonica player Big Pete returns to Southern California for two nights only. It all kicks off at the Ventura Beach Club (281 W Main St) on Friday, October 23rd at 8pm, followed by a second performance at Big Mama's Rib Shack (1453 N Lake Ave) in Pasadena on Saturday night, October 24th at 8pm. So come on out blues fans and don't let this rare opportunity pass you by!
10/23/15: Ventura, CA - Ventura Beach Club
10/24/15: Pasadena, CA - Big Mama's Rib Shack
All of us here at Delta Groove are deeply saddened to learn of the devastating news of the sudden and unexpected passing of Texas blues guitarist, Smokin' Joe Kubek. Joe was a true southern gentleman in every sense of the word and we'll forever cherish the memories of these past few years of friendship, as well as having recorded some damn fine music together. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Kubek family, his wife Phyllis, and long time friend and musical compadre, Bnois King.
Since Andy neglected to take any studio photos during his recording sessions for "Watch Your Step," we decided to have a little bit of fun with him on his trailer. Delta Groove gives new meaning to the phrase, "album teaser." Hats off to Andy for being such a good sport! Available October 16th online and at finer record stores everywhere!