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The Pete Kanaras Blues Band

The Pete Kanaras Blues Band plays the Cat’s Eye in Baltimore

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Anson Funderburgh

Anson and I have been close family friends for more than twenty-five years. I have had the honor and pleasure of serving as his guitar tech and personal luthier for most of that time, and being able to travel and perform with his band, The Rockets.

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Bettye Lavette

Anyone who has seriously studied the origins and history of American music is cognizant of the impact of ethnicity and culture on its evolution.

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Junior Watson: Get it all, then go straight to the wood shed

Mike Watson is also known as “Junior Watson”, a moniker he picked up way before he joined Canned Heat. Since the 1970’s, Junior Watson has been on top of the international A-list of blues, swing, and west coast style blues guitarists.

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Anything by Richard Duran…AKA Lynwood Slim

This gentleman is gifted with one of the greatest voices on the West Coast blues and jazz scenes. He’s known for making simple, direct, in your face recordings with sparse production and artful arrangements.

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Mikey Jr.

I had an opportunity to hear, and play with, Philadelphia bluesman Mike “Mikey Jr.” Hudak & his band, Stone Cold Blues, at Baltimore’s Cat’s Eye Pub.

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Ronnie Earl & Duke Robillard: The Duke Meets the Earl

Even in his 50’s Ronnie Earl can strap on a guitar and come at you with the sharpest razor in the blues business.

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Jimmie Vaughan: Do You Get The Blues?

Jimmie Vaughan’s sparse, yet toneful and soulful approach to his instrument has been an inspiration to countless guitarists.

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