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February 9, 2018  |  SHOWS  |  No Comments

 

https: www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ur9EL1GFxU – ‘The Hanging Tree’ by the 44′

The 44’s are a Los Angeles-based band who play blues-roots-rock music and one of the top Blues bands on the American roots scene. They play vintage instruments channeling blues from the past and present with a distinct rawness. Their rough and tough sound is loved by Blues music fans across the planet due to constant touring of Europe and America. Their music reflects the L.A. Blues and R&B scene they grew up on, performed  by acts like the James Harman Band and the Red Devils, and traditional Blues created by legends Howlin’ Wolf, Albert Collins, and Muddy Waters. 


Their first Release, ‘Boogie Disease’ was produced by guitar great Kid Ramos (The Fabulous Thunderbirds, The Mannish Boys), and was issued on Rip Cat Records. That CD climbed to #12 on the national Living Blues radio charts and #2 on BB King Bluesville Sirius/XM Satellite Radio. Critical praise and industry recognition followed their second Rip Cat release ‘Americana’ with American Blues News hailing the 44’s as ‘Best Blues Band of 2011’ while the Blues Underground Network awarded The 44’s their ‘Best Debut Album’ prize.

Guitarist  Johnny Main grounds his outstanding singing and guitar playing in real experience – his talent is as honest as the day is long.
Tex Nakamura has forged his own stirring voice from studying Little Walter and other legendary harmonica mentors. The rhythm section features drummer J. R. Lozano on his vintage Ludwig drum kit and bassist Blake Watson.

Touring Non-stop since 2010, the 44’s have have earned a loyal following that includes young blues-roots fans, as well as older more seasoned blues lovers. They continue to tour nonstop, nationally and internationally and are in the process of recording their next album.

Discography

August 15, 2009  |  SHOWS  |  No Comments

I have so much Blues music there’s no way I can list it all on this website. Just listen to the radio for the best in Blues or stop me on the street for a cd!
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Past Shows

July 6, 2009  |  SHOWS  |  No Comments

Why come to Hood River to see a show? Ask these people -THEY DID!
Roomful of Blues – Johnny Clyde Copeland- Bugs Henderson and Shufflekings – Little Charlie and the Nightcats – The Paladins – Kenny Neal – Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band – Paris Slim – Commander Cody – Greg Brown – Patty Larkin – Maria Muldaur – Rod Piazza and Mighty Flyers – Smokey Wilson – Sonny Rhodes – Ford Blues Band – Chris Cain – Eddy Clearwater – Big Bill Morganfield – Bob Margolin – Tom Principato – Jimmy Thackery – Doug MacLeod, – Rusty Zinn – Mark Dufresne – Guitar Shorty – Coco Montoya – Too Slim and the Taildraggers – David Jacobs Strain – Guy Davis – Debbie Davies – Holmes Bros – Michael Burkes – Tinsley Ellis – Mem Shannon – Steve James – Rory Block – Tab Benoit – Big Dave and the Ultrasonics – Little Mike and the tornadoes – Mr B – Clarence Spady – R J Mischo – Craig Horton – Jimmy Johnson – Nick Moss and the Fliptops – Mark Hummel and the Blues Survivors – Scott Holt – Terry Evans – Rockin Jake – John Niemuth – Jr Watson – Janiva Magness – Mitch Woods – C J Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band – Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Cha’s – Terrance Simien – Dave Alvin and the Guilty Men – King Ernest – Larry McCray – Smokin Joe Kubek and B’nois King – Willie “Big Eyes” Smith and the Legendary Blues Band – Pat Boyack and the Prowlers – James Harmon – James Solberg – Mason Ruffner – Curtis Salgado – Brave Combo – Bop Harvey – Pato Banton – Itals – I K Dihro and the Blue Spots -The Molly’s – Greencards – Henry Cooper – Jimmy Lloyd Rae and the Switchmasters – Terry Robb – Paul Delay – Lloyd Jones Struggle – Luther”guitar Jr” Johnson – Johnny Dyer and Rick Holmstrom – Jim Mesi – Terry Hanck – Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials and hope fully many more to come!!