THIS MAN NEVER SLEEPS AND HAS THREE OR MORE LIFES…
Musician with God´s gift, very educated person with high academic grade, founder of non profit organizatons, dotations and grants…
EXCERPTS FROM HIS BIO:
Born in Toronto, Canada to a Portuguese father and a French-Canadian mother, Gomes began playing guitar in his early teens and was drawn to the blues sounds of B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix. He relocated to Chicago in the late '90s to learn from the blues masters. During his brief stint as a sideman for Magic Slim and the Teardrops, Gomes put together his own group and won the first annual Buddy Guy’s Legends “Best Unsigned Blues Band” competition in 1998. Later that year, Gomes released his debut CD, Blues in Technicolor, which introduced him as a guitar-slinger loaded with impressive firepower.
FAME IS COMING:
On 2002's Unity, he accomplished the album's title with a heavy mix of styles leading Bandit Blues Radio to name it one of the “Top 30 Essential Blues CDs” of all time. Gomes was elevated to the top of the blues field just one year later when BluesWax Magazine named him “Artist of the Year,” an award he would claim for several years in a row due to his endless commitment and touring. Music Is the Medicine (2006) peaked at number four on the Billboard Top Blues Albums chart, only to be outdone by LIVE (2008) debuting at number one. In 2012, Gomes received critical acclaim for his release of Up 2 Zero. The album was named the “Best Blues CD of 2012” by A1 Blues.com and the Blues Underground Network voted the album “Best Blues Rock CD of 2012."
Drums: Fred Spencer / Bass: Theo Harden / Manager: Peter Carson
Label: Up 2 Zero Entertainment
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