Nobody, but when you blend the high musicianship assembled here and add their knowledge of the music they cherish, what else could you expect? High-quality tunes performed flawlessly. Very recommended listening, little else compares. Bob Putignano is a senior contributing editor at BluesWax, a contributing writer at Blues Revue, and the heart and soul of Sounds of Blue. Ellersoul ER Mick Rainsford. By: Jeff Hannusch. Big Joe is a rarity in the blues world.
He's a drummer who doubles as a vocalist. That's about as rare as a left-handed baseball catcher. His sound is akin to. Roomful of Blues, but more stripped down less horny, you can say. He relies on well-chosen vintage material, but he's also capable of writing first-class. The title track is one of those originals, as it shuffles along a la mids B. Ironically, he covers a couple mids B.
King tracks—. It's a. Big Joe original. Big Joe Maher, a 30 year veteran of both blues and jazz, is a mighty vocalist and a powerful drummer, both positions he takes up on this album.
The second track is an excellent cover of B. Overall, the album plays with a number of styles, all of which are handled easily by the crack band. Maher makes the vocal work sound effortless. Big Joe and the Dynaflow s. CD Review by John H. Vermilyea Blues Underground Network.
A bold statement indeed, but one that you will soon find more then fitting once you have started listening to his great new release. Six of the Tracks are Covers and six are Originals, with Big Joe Maher solely writing four songs and co-writing two in whole or part, with J. MaherP. This B. King song is simply done to perfection, especially with the great vocals and drumming of Big Joe Maher. And not enough can be said about the floppy-haired Lynn and Bishop, the year-old who could pass for This is one of the top rhythm sections ever to play in town.
During extended jams the pair kept the bottom end solid and pulsating. Never once did they seem to wear down. Halfway through the night Pitts invited local youngster Casey Camp to the stage. The pair offered some tasty renditions from the Jimi Hendrix catalog. It was about 3 minutes into the second song — and everyone heard it happen — that Camp and Pitts "hit a groove. They exchanged solos, often played harmony leads with Pitts on slide and fed off of each other.
Pitts said later he was very impressed with the youngster. The ultimate thrill happened when Pitts invited local guitar slinger Hokie Gjertsen to the stage. Local music fans had hoped for this moment. The slower blues number Album) its zenith with both Pitts and Gjertsen playing tremendous leads and backups.
One of the biggest music fans in the city even commented, "This is like watching the Allman Brothers rehearse. Toward the end they faced each other, about two feet apart on stage, and played some of the most impressive twin lead guitars I'd ever heard. People were literally screaming from their seats, making the "we're not worthy" gestures, while others Album) sat in silence.
Several people stopped in their tracks just to watch two music veterans display their talents. It was a moment we had hoped would happen. Pitts sounds a bit like Greg Allman, with a relaxed, Southern blues delivery on vocals.
Pitts and Gjertsen couldn't stop smiling while they shared the stage, two brothers of different mothers who have played for decades. Great guitarists who had never shared the same stage, Mr Big - Joe Pitts Band - One Night Only (CD somehow seemed polished and familiar with each other. Let's hope it's not the last time we see the Joe Pitts Band and special guests. A new CD should be out in a month or so. You can find out more at www.
We are proud to be associated with these fine products, but more importantly, these great people who continually build great musical products. Hailed as one of the most soulful blues rock guitarists today, Joe Pitts is always playing and pulling influences from yesterday. Although his influences range from Lowell George to Jeff Beck to Roy Buchanan, Joe is known worldwide for his slide guitar work, playing beautiful melodic lines that seem to sing.
Studying at Berklee College of Music, set Joe up for the possibilities that are endless on a stringed instrument. From funk to jazz to blues to rock, and everything inbetween, Joe is a musician's musician. Joe has been nominated for Album) vocal abilities, being chosen as one of the best vocalist's of the year, Indie Artist Radio awards. In Joe was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame, and is endorsed by several major manufacturers. Joe has appeared on the cover of the 1 magazine for blues rock in France, "Bands of Dixie, along with articles in Hittin The Note, and Relix and being a cover artist and feature article in Nightflying Magazine.
The music is a workout in influences. These guys really stretch out live. It truely is a musical extravaganza nightly, and something you don't want to miss, with every show different. But it's better to let the song play into hidden track "Down Along The Cove.
You will love them, Mr Big - Joe Pitts Band - One Night Only (CD, so if you see them in your area, go out and support them It's always a pleasure when musician's check their ego at the door and step on stage, hit the note and make lots of new friends We will have them back soon!!!
Blues, Phenix City, Alabama - Mar Thus have I with the cd's of this guy what my heart wishes, but Joe Pitts is a guitarist, who, how incredible it is if you hear him, here is still fairly unknown.
This is entirely undeserved because such can be spoken, that there are guitarists who has the musical inheritance of Duane Allman, that there is only two in the footsteps of Skydog that can step. Namely, Derek Trucks and this guy, Joe Pitts. He is reminiscent of Warren Haynes and Tim Brooks. Joe Pitts seems to really channel Skydog at times on slide and lead guitar, and his vocals are very easy on the ear.
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