For almost 40-years pianist, Hammond organist and composer Anthony Geraci has played behind some of the most influential blues musicians of the 20th century. He is an original member of both Sugar Ray & the Bluetones and Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters, and has been recognized for his contributions on numerous albums by nominations from both the Blues Foundation's Blues Music Awards and the Grammys.
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Anthony Geraci Nominated For 2020 Pinetop Perkins Piano Player Blues Music Award
The Blues Foundation has announced the 2020 Blues Music Award nominees and Anthony Geraci has been nominated in the category of Instrumentalist - Piano (Pinetop Perkins Piano Player) for the fifth year in a row.
Voting is now open to current members of the Foundation. Once you join or renew, you will receive a link to your BMA ballot. Voting closes at 5 p.m. CST on Friday, February 28, 2020.
Please note the Blues Music Awards presentation has been cancelled.
New CD - Daydreams In Blue Press Release
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Multiple Blues Music Award Nominee Anthony Geraci Explores His Daydreams In Blue on New CD, Coming April 24 on Shining Stone Records
Album features singer Dennis Brennan and guitarists Walter Trout and Monster Mike Welch.
BOSTON, MA – Boston-area-based pianist/songwriter Anthony Geraci follows up his multiple Blues Music Award- nominated recording, Why Did You Have To Go, with Daydreams In Blue, releasing April 24 on Shining Stone Records. Boston roots/blues music hero Dennis Brennan is the featured vocalist and adds harmonica on two tracks. Daydreams In Blue also features special guest appearances from guitarists Walter Trout and Monster Mike Welch. This 12-song CD has Anthony writing 10 new originals, one tune penned by Dennis Brennan, Peter Wolf (J. Geils Band) and Troy Gonyea; and a classic blues composition by Earl Hines and Billy Eckstine (“Jelly, Jelly”). Anthony’s scintillating piano is the binding factor here, embellished by the rhythm section of Jeff Armstrong and Michael Mudcat Ward, two of Boston’s finest.
“This by far is the most exciting recording I’ve done under my own name,” Geraci says about the album sessions. “Having all these great musicians on the recording is a ‘Daydream’come true. And having Walter Trout on the song, ‘No One Hears My Prayers,’ is something that transcends beyond just a recorded track. Musicians supporting each other, willing to give themselves to others is something we should all aspire too.”
Anthony Geraci will support the release of Daydreams In Blue with two special area shows:
April 24 - Highland Center for the Arts – Greensboro, VT
April 26 - Spire Center for the Performing Arts - Plymouth, MA
“Music- all kinds of music - defines my life; and many of my friends, whether they are musicians or fans,” he says. “Where do we retreat to when things just aren’t right? A song is where I go to. It could be a song by Muddy Waters, John Coltrane, ‘New World Symphony’ by Antonín Leopold Dvořák, or a Hank Williams tune - it’s all music. Or I go to my piano and just play. The compositions on Daydreams in Blue were written over about a year’s time, some only a few weeks before the recording session. I’m very sensitive as to who I may want to bring into the recording studio. I have a vision for each song and who I’d like to have play on it. Immediately after I wrote ‘No One Hears My Prayer,’ I thought of Walter Trout. We had done a few shows together recently and he graciously asked me to sit in with his great band a few times. But it was his sound, his spirit that made me want to ask him. Mike Welch has been my friend for a very long time, since the original House Of Blues was in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where I was part of the Blue Monday Band. He was in his early teens and was already (almost!) as good as he is today. Dennis Brennan is truly a roots music hero here in Boston - his vocals and harmonica playing captures the soul of a bluesman - straight from the heart. Check out his ‘Dead Man’s Shoes’composition.”
New Recording Set for Spring 2020 Release
News from Anthony:
"Thrilled to have all these amazing musicians on my new recording-due out Aprilish (!) 2020. L-R: The great engineer Jack Gauthier, Troy Gonyea-guitar, Michael Mudcat Ward-bass, President of Shining Stone Records-Jesse Finkelstein, some piano player, Jeff Armstrong-drums, Dennis Brennan-vocals and harmonica, and my dear friend Mike Welch-guitar. Walter Trout is also on the recording on one tune... Mark Earley and Scott Aruda add some awesome horn parts...Peter Ward on a cut too!-Maybe even one more very special guest"