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.
Anthony Geraci is now being Booked Worldwide by Intrepid Artists International 704.358.4777
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.
The awards gala will be held in Memphis, TN on May 7, 2020. For details go to the Blues Foundation's website.
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"
Anthony Geraci Joins Intrepid Artists International Roster
Anthony Geraci has joined an impressive roster of artists represented by Intrepid Artists International headquartered in Charlotte, NC.
Intrepid Artists Int’l was founded in Dec of 1994 by current owner and President of the company, Rick Booth. Intrepid has always chosen to remain a boutique agency with emphasis on “Quality” NOT “Quantity.” For more than two decades, they have represented some of the very finest musicians in the world and have become known throughout the industry as an agency that can be counted on for not only delivering great music but also for their honesty, integrity, service and reliability. American Blues Scene writes, “ Intrepid Artists may have more class than any other agency and in the meantime provides some of the best music being made to a worldwide audience.”
For Anthony Geraci booking inquiries contact Intrepid at 704.358.4777.
Anthony Geraci Named To The Pinetop Perkins Foundation Board of Directors
The Pinetop Perkins Foundation is pleased to announce Anthony Geraci has joined its Board of Directors. In addition to his multiple nominations for the Pinetop Perkins Piano Player Award by the Blues Foundation Anthony has been the piano instructor at the annual Pinetop Perkins Workshop Experience for the past three years. The Foundation is fortunate to have him on our team!
Why Did You Have To Go #19 in the 2018 Top Blues Album Chart on the Roots Music Report
Shining Stone Records announces the signing of multi-Blues Music Award nominee Anthony Geraci, Why Did You Have To Go is the highly anticipated second release by this critically acclaimed Blues pianist and Anthony’s first on Shining Stone Records, This electrifying performance of Anthony’s thirteen original compositions features an extraordinary array of musicians: Sugaray Rayford, Ronnie Earl, Sugar Ray Norcia, Monster Mike Welch, Jimi Bott, Michael Mudcat Ward, Kid Ramos, Michelle Evil Gal Willson, Sax Gordon, Willie Laws, Dennis Brennan, Marty Richards, Doug Woolverton, Willie J. Campbell, Troy Gonyea, Willie J. Laws, Brian Templeton and Neil Gouvin.
The CD package also features extensive liner notes by respected journalist and editor of Blues Music Magazine, Art Tipaldi.
“As a songwriter and arranger, I chose each musician for their individual talents that I knew would sound awesome on the songs they were singing and playing on,” Geraci says about the album sessions. “The recording process can always be a daunting experience. Being surrounded by musicians that are your friends is a very special feeling. I played music with many of these musicians for almost 40 years, others more recently. As the ‘producer,’ it was my job to get the material to everyone, coordinate the studio(s), and make sure everyone could make the dates – not an easy task especially with these many in-demand musicians! I wrote some of the songs while in Clarksdale, Mississippi – ‘Why Did You Have to Go’ and ‘Baptized in the River Yazoo.’ Most of the other songs were written at my home in Marshfield, Massachusetts, from notes I make while I’m on the road. If you keep your eyes and ears open you never know what ideas might happen. I try and tell a story with each song…a short narrative that people can relate to.” (Read Press Release)