The Proven Ones
The Proven Ones are truly an all-star ensemble. Vocals by the dynamic Boston blues legend, Brian Templeton. Legendary modern blues guitarist, Kid Ramos, drives the tunes, with Anthony Geraci holding down the keys. Master rhythm section with Willie J. Campbell on bass, and Jimi Bott on drums.
Band members have been on hundreds of recordings and have been members of some of the most influential modern blues bands of the last 40 years, including: The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters, The Radio Kings, The James Harman Band, Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers, The Mannish Boys, and Sugar Ray and the Bluetones. They have also accompanied (both live & recorded) many of the originators of Blues and R&B including: John Lee Hooker, Big Mama Thornton, Chuck Berry, Big Walter Horton, Big Joe Turner, Otis Rush, Bo Diddly, Pinetop Perkins and many, many more.
They have been nominated for multiple Blues Music Awards from the Blues Foundation.
BMA: Thirteen nominations-Guitar
Orange County Music Awards: Lifetime Achievement Award, 2014
BMA: Nineteen nominations & winner Blues Drummer of the Year, 2015
Cascade Blues Association: Hall of Fame inductee & 12-time winner Blues Drummer of the Year. The Award is now named after him.
BMA: Pinetop Perkins Piano Award nominee-2016/2017/2108
BMA: Album, Traditional Album, Song of the Year for the title track-Fifty Shades Of Blues (Delta Groove.) 2016
Grammy: Nomination for “Super Harps I” (Telarc)
Willie J. Campbell
BMA: Three nominations-Bass