Mitch pays tribute to his legacy, tipping his musical hat to the unique sounds of West Coast blues with a program of well-chosen covers mixed in with his own original compositions, all filtered through his own individualistic approach to the blues, and distilled down into the essence of what the blues is today. Featuring Junior Watson, Fred Kaplan, Bill Stuve and Marty Dodson.
An old school, modern masterpiece that will sit side by side with all of those “desert island discs” that are so universally cherished. It’s an indispensable addition to any blues library. With guests Willie Buck, Alabama Mike, Dave Riley and Tomcat Courtney.
A 14-song selection recorded over a 19-year period, in which all but four tracks are previously unissued. Featuring Robert Lockwood, Jr., John Brim, Nappy Brown, Tail Dragger, Dave Riley, Big Jon Atkinson, Kirk Fletcher, Kid Ramos and more!
One of the most consistently satisfying traditional-style blues releases since the heyday of Chicago blues. Includes guitarists Billy Flynn and Chris James, pianist Barrelhouse Chuck, bassists Bob Stroger and Patrick Rynn, as well as Kenny “Beedy Eyes” Smith and Brian Fahey on drums.
“Make It Good,” is RJ Mischo’s tenth release and he makes good on the promise of that title by delivering a high-octane fueled album—complete with 100% original material—backed by a formidable stable of talent featuring Austin’s foremost blues elite including Nick Curran, Johnny Moeller, Nick Connolly, Ronnie James Weber and Wes Starr.
An album of raw, intense, emotional blues, performed ferociously and with no apologies. Includes legendary pianist Henry Gray, guitarists Kirk Fletcher and Chris James, along with a rhythm section consisting of bassist Patrick Rynn and drummer Brian Fahey.
Holland’s best kept secret makes his official American solo album debut with an incredible all-star recording lineup featuring Kim Wilson, Paul Oscher, Al Blake, Johnny Dyer, Alex Schultz, Kirk Fletcher, Kid Ramos, Rusty Zinn, Shawn Pittman, John Marx and many more. “Choice Cuts” is an instant classic not to be missed by any true blues lover!
The Mighty Flyers rocket into the stratosphere as Piazza pilots his crew through another harp-fueled voyage, propelled by some very special guests including Bay Area guitarist Rusty Zinn, Mississippi-bred bluesman Johnny Dyer, SoCal bassists Hank Van Sickle on upright and Norm Gonzalez on electric bass, along with saxophonist, Jonny Viau, from San Diego.
“100 Miles to Go” is the welcome reissue of the long out of print classic ’80s recording by the Pontiax featuring Mitch Kashmar, long before he became a household name. Also of special note is an appearance by legendary West Coast blues harmonica virtuoso, William Clarke, who generously lends his full-bodied tone to the storming instrumental, “Horn of Plenty.”
Blues Music Award Winner!
Fifteen diverse but uniformly rewarding tracks featuring Corritore’s harp and production, and a virtual who’s who of traditional blues recorded between 1989 and 2009. Featuring Nappy Brown, Eddie “The Chief” Clearwater, Honeyboy Edwards, Carol Fran, Henry Gray, Little Milton, Robert Lockwood, Jr., Louisiana Red, Pinetop Perkins, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, Koko Taylor and more!
“Deep in America” stands as a testament to the strength and power of a band whose music continues to burn ever so brightly after igniting that very first flame more than three decades ago. Features a virtual treasure trove of classic archival material obtained from two different eras of the band, including more vintage live recordings by the original Hollywood Fats Band!
Rod Piazza unveils his latest creation – a masterpiece and melding of soul, talent and art! There are plenty of thrills to be found as the Mighty Flyers continue to soar to new heights. Piazza delights as he breathes life into funky new originals and pays loving tribute to a pantheon of blues greats, including Little Walter, Jimmy Reed and Slim Harpo, as well as many more surprises along the way.
Blues Music Award Winner!
Prepare yourself for a journey unlike any other as New Blood throws into the fold all matter of instrumentation including chromatic, diatonic, chord and polyphonia harmonicas; tuba, bass harmonica, electric and upright bass; electric, acoustic and Dobro guitars; Hammond B3 and various percussion. Longtime fans can also revel in the surprising vocal debuts of guitarist Shawn Starski and drummer Ed Michaels.
The live concert format allows Kashmar to really stretch out instrumentally and strut his stuff as he runs down a program featuring fan favorites off his two critically-acclaimed Delta Groove releases. Featuring Pontiax drummer Tom Lackner, bassist Steve Nelson, pianist Jimmy Calire, and former William Clarke guitarist, John Marx.
Together with guitarist Shawn Starsky, who brings with him an arsenal of creative talent and fresh ideas, and Grammy Award-winning producer John Porter at the helm, Jason Ricci & New Blood have created a visionary and sonically explosive masterpiece that is sure to shake your foundations.
Rod Piazza returns, along with the newly rechristened Mighty Flyers Blues Quartet, for “ThrillVille,” an album that Rod says, “…is one of the toughest and strongest records I’ve ever made.” Rod delivers an album full of spontaneity and diversity that is the perfect mixture of spirit, enthusiasm, creativity and experience.
On “Wake Up & Worry,” Mitch Kashmar continues to evolve as an artist. He moves in interesting new directions with fresh songs and also finds inspiration and new angles in the classic material of Little Walter and Johnny “Guitar” Watson. Featuring Junior Watson, Rusty Zinn, John Marx, Alastair Greene and more!
This double CD extravaganza features special guest performances by blues legends Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, Roy Brown, Kim Wilson, Junior Watson and a rare vocal debut by Hollywood Fats! The historical live recordings on the second disc make this the first release by the original Hollywood Fats Band since their debut album, “Rock This House,” over 30 years ago!
“Last Call” exhibits Slim’s knack for writing strong and catchy original lyrics and his deep love of swinging jazz. Featuring special guests Kirk Eli Fletcher, Kid Ramos, Jeff Ross, Armando Cortez, Nick Moss, Carl Sonny Leyland and more!
Blues Music Award Winner!
Piazza and his Mighty Flyers get back to the roots of what drew them into the blues in the first place, while at the same time investigating the funkier side of things by bringing in a lineup of very special guests including Phil Guy, Johnny Dyer, Finis Tasby, Kid Ramos, James Gadson and more! With strong originals and well-chosen covers this is Piazza’s most rootsy, adventurous album ever.
Powerfully soulful vocals, incendiary harp, and great original songwriting from one of the West Coast blues scene’s strongest performers. Sit back, turn it up, and make the ‘discovery’ for yourself – Mitch is the real deal. Featuring Junior Watson along with special guests Arthur Adams and Abu Talib!
The Hollywood Blue Flames literally burn their way through a set of fresh originals, sprinkled with well-chosen covers on their debut CD, “Soul Sanctuary.” This is blues with both a history and a future – and it’s as fresh as today. It doesn’t get any better than the Hollywood Blue Flames. With special guest Kim Wilson.