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.
While listening to “Watch Your Step!” it is as if you are in a New Orleans dance hall that just happens to be on a beach in California. Sorry Santa Cruz, your secret is out of the bag. Featuring Kid Andersen, Anthony Paule, Mighty Mike Schermer, Bob Welsh and Rusty Zinn!
“Way Down South” dispenses any notion that the blues is not only alive, but doing quite well indeed, thanks in large part to this incredible Brazilian ensemble. Featuring Mud Morganfield, Kim Wilson, Sugaray Rayford, Mitch Kashmar, Rod & Honey Piazza, Lynwood Slim, Junior Watson, Monster Mike Welch and more!
Terry has never lost his unbridled enthusiasm and fearless youth–in his playing, songwriting or his personality. On “Gotta Bring it on Home to You” he features his gorgeous tone (sax AND voice!), classic songwriting, and a few choice covers.
A refreshingly original take on traditional roots styles in a sea of ‘the same ol’ thing featuring thirteen skillfully written and wonderfully performed songs composed by founding members, Tommy Eliff and Mitch Dow. Includes special guests San Pedro Slim and Alex “Li’l A” Woodson on harmonica.
Blues Music Award Winner!
Serving up a double dose of the Mannish Boys on a two-CD set, allowing them to really stretch out and feature more special guests and sounds than on any of their previous recordings. Includes Mud Morganfield, Jackie Payne, Elvin Bishop, James Harman, Rod Piazza, Bob Corritore, Jason Ricci, Mike Finnigan, Junior Watson, Nathan James and more!
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!
A mature and swinging collection of scorching blues and soul originals, searing with the young Laura Chavez’s impressive guitar work. Features special guests James Harman, Billy Watson, Nathan James, Jeff Ross, Thomas Yearsley, Stephen Hodges and more!
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.
Blues Music Award Winner!
Terry has assembled a tightly woven outfit featuring top-tier talent from the West Coast. “Look Out!” is chock full of swinging grooves, inspired musicianship, as well as witty and insightful lyrics. It’s no wonder he’s been twice-recognized in recent years with Blues Music Award nominations. Featuring Rick Estrin & the Nightcats’ guitarist, Kid Andersen!
“Brazilian Kicks” teams up California native Lynwood Slim with the premier jump blues outfit, the Igor Prado Band, from Brazil, for a surprisingly tasteful and swingin’ set of music featuring the smoldering guitar acrobatics of left-handed, upside-down guitarist Igor Prado. With special guest Donny Nichilo.
“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.”
Presenting an inspired program of deep, lowdown blues supported by a surprising and ever-revolving unit of world class musicians. Features special guests Arthur Adams, Big Pete, Mitch Kashmar, Lynwood Slim, Rod Piazza, Nick Curran, Kid Ramos, Mike Zito 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.
Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, it’s “Superhero,” Candye’s ninth release and official debut for Delta Groove Music. Backed by her regular touring band featuring the amazingly talented guitarist, Laura Chavez, Candye emerged from the recording studio with her most personal and rewarding work to date. Includes Dave Gonzalez, Kid Ramos and Mitch Kashmar.
Joined by special guests Al Blake, Mitch Kashmar, Joel Paterson and Jeff Turmes, the Insomniacs expand on their original intoxicating formula and deliver what is sure to become an instant classic. A recipe guaranteed to provide the band with many more sleepless nights as they now must answer the call and respond to the demands of fans waking up everywhere with those left coast blues!
Featuring the Mannish Boys, “Comin’ Back Hard” was recorded during the very same sessions that produced their critically-acclaimed release, “Lowdown Feelin’,” only this time the spotlight is focused squarely on Jones. Includes special guests Al Blake, Lynwood Slim, Junior Watson and Fred Kaplan.
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.
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.
“Left Coast Blues” is the impressive debut release by one of the youngest and most promising blues bands currently performing in the Pacific Northwest. The Insomniacs have successfully blended together an irresistible and potent mix of vintage swing, blues and classic rock ‘n’ roll, designed to reach out and appeal to both a broad and youthful audience.
On “Big Plans,” veterans of the Mannish Boys lend their full support with a perfectly chosen program of seldom heard covers and strong original material. Features special guests Jody Williams, Mitch Kashmar, Rick Holmstrom, Rob Rio, Larry Taylor and more!
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!
“Live & in Demand”, captures the Mannish Boys at the top of their game at the 2005 Winthrop Blues Festival, rolling out their dynamic, non-stop, old-style ‘blues revue’ featuring acclaimed veteran bluesmen Finis Tasby, Johnny Dyer, Kid Ramos, Franck Goldwasser, Leon Blue, Randy Chortkoff, Richard Innes and Tom Leavey.
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.