Jay Willie Blues Band: Hell On Wheels
Artist: Jay Willie Blues Band
Title: Hell On Wheels
Label: Zoho Roots
Product Type: COMPACT DISCS
I love this record and the musicians who support the Jay Willie Blues Band. The band has been performing together for over a decade and includes some of New England's most impressive performers. Vocalist Malorie Leogrande is a performing five-octave range vocalist who holds a MALS degree in Arts and Humanities from Wesleyan University. Drummer Bobby T Torello has been the driving force of bands featuring Michael Bolton, Jefferson Starship's Grace Slick and the iconic bluesman Johnny Winter. He's toured the globe sharing the stage with Aerosmith, Foreigner and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Recently I had the honor of performing with Bobby and former Winter bassist Jon Paris at BB Kings Club in New York City to pay a special tribute to the late Johnny Winter's 72th birthday celebration. Bassist Steve Clarke has performed with two-time Grammy nominee Sherry Winston, The Coasters, The Drifters, Mary Wells, Sam & Dave, toured Europe with trumpeter Laco Deczi's & Celula New York band and the Chris Tofield Blues Band. Vocalist and Guitarist Bob Callahan has shared the stage with prominent musicians including James Cotton, Matt Murphy, Colin Tilton, Andy Powell, and James Montgomery. Saxophonist Teddy Yakush can be seen regularly with many local bands performing varied genres of music. This is the fourth consecutive Jay Willie Blues Band album which features blues harmonica ace Jason Ricci. Jason has had some great career successes since our ZOHO previous release "Johnny's' Juke Joint" (ZOHO ZM 201510). Most notably, Jason contributed to the Johnny Winter 2015 Grammy-winning Best Blues Album "Step Back". Jason also performed at the 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction of The Paul Butterfield Blues Band where he gave a slaying performance of "Born In Chicago" along with Tom Morello on guitar and Zac Brown on vocals.