Anthony Geraci

BostonBands member since 2010

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Anthony Geraci If you were to think of any modern Blues Legend chances are that Anthony Geraci has backed them up. Muddy Waters, B.B., King, Otis Rush, Big Mama Thorton, Chuck Berry and countless others have had Anthony's fiery piano accompanying them. Anthony has been nominated for two 2008 W.C. Handy and the Blues Foundation awards for best Blues Album (My Life, My Friends, My Music; Severn Records) and for Song of the Year (The Last Words of a Fool) with Sugar Ray and the Bluetones. Anthony was also nominated for a Grammy in 2000 for his work on Super Harps I (Telarc Records) that also features James Cotton, Charlie Musselwhite, Billy Branch, and Sugar Ray Norcia. You can also hear him on Ronnie Earl's first two releases on the Black Top record label; They Call Me Mr. Earl, and Smokin'. Anthony's first all Jazz CD The Gift will be released summer 2010 by Sunset Jazz Records. ( Anthony is an original member of Sugar Ray and the Bluetones, and Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters. He also was the leader of his own band "Little Anthony and the Loco-Motives" that toured extensively in the Northeast United States and Canada, where they played at the Montreal Jazz Festival, and many Labatt Blues Festivals throughout Quebec. Their two records on the Deluge Label Can't Take It, and Don't Wait on Me, both received rave reviews. Anthony has toured extensively in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, South America, Lebanon, and the United States, playing such premiere Festivals as The Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland), Zouk Mik'l Festival (Beirut, Lebanon,) The North Sea Jazz Festival (The Netherlands,) Rome (Italy) Olympic Stadium Blues Festival, Free Jazz (Rio De Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil,) The Peer Rhythm and Blues Festival (Belgium,) The Newport Rhythm and Blues Festival(Newport, Rhode Island) and many more. Anthony was also an original member of the first House of Blues (Cambridge, MA.) Blue Monday All-Star Band and occasional "Blues Brother" member with Dan Ayroyd, John Goodman, and James Belushi. In September 2005 Anthony played for over 250,000 people at Festa Do Avante in Lisboa, Portugal and returned again in 2007. In summer 2006 Little Anthony and the Locomotives rejoined to play at the Mt. Tremblant International Blues Festival (Tremblant, Quebec) to overwhelming critical acclaim. Anthony has had the honor to back up the following great musicians: Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Jimmy Rodgers, Big Walter Horton, Hubert Sumlin, Big Mama Thorton, Otis Rush, Big Joe Turner, Hal Singer, Chuck Berry, Wilson Pickett, Bo Diddley, Mighty Sam McClain, Buddy Miles, Billy Boy Arnold, Sugar Ray Norcia, Jimmy Vaughn, Ed Cherry, Eddie Taylor, Jimmy "T 99" Nelson, Snooky Pryor, Lazy Lester, Left Hand Frank Craig, J.B. Hutto, Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, Carey Bell, Brownie McGhee, Memphis Slim, Dickie Betts, Van Morrison, Jeff Healey, Steve Miller, Peter Wolf, J. Geils, John Hammond, Kenny and Raph'l Neal, G.E. Smith, Keb' Mo, Roomful Of Blues, Duke Robbilard, Ronnie Earl, Otis Grand, Kim Wilson, Matt "Guitar" Murphy, Billy Branch, Luther "Guitar Jr." Johnson, Bob Margolin, Debbie Davies, James Montgomery, Jerry Portnoy, Mark Naftalin, Big Joe Burrell, Paul Asbell, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, Zora Young, Big Time Sarah, Eddie Shaw, Darrel Nulish, Monster Mike Welch, Gordon Beetle, Angela Strehli, Sarah Brown, Lucky Oceans, John McGale, Billy C. Farlow, Jumpin' Johnny Sansone, Mark Hummel, Michelle Wilson, Monty Amundson, and many more musicians throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Australia.