Why Did You Have To Go is the critically acclaimed album by Blues pianist Anthony Geraci, 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, Troy Gonyea, Brian Templeton and Neil Gouvin.
“This is pure blues, rendered by the many of its best players, It’s every bit as good as Fifty Shades of Blue. That’s saying plenty. This is as good as the blues gets.”
“..every song makes an emphatic impression courtesy of a superb group of studio musicians who adeptly punctuate every note and nuance of Geraci’s original tunes…”Why Did You Have to Go” is more than the sum of it’s parts. A superb set of songs. each number offers ample reason to return for repeat listens.”
– Living Blues
“The musicianship is top shelf and the songs are engaging- “Why Did You Have To Go” is one of the most enjoyable albums of the year in ANY genre.”
– The Rockologist
“it should make Al Kooper proud he coined the term ‘super session’. Ragingly killer stuff throughout.
– Midwest Record
“The ivories of Geraci… a voice worthy of that of the late Otis Spann… a very beautiful osmosis between musicians of great talent”
– ABS Magazine, France
“There is so much to enjoy on this recording from the fresh, varied material from Geraci, his own consistently strong playing, a solid studio band and terrific singing and playing. “Why Did You Have To Go” is superb.”
– In A Blue Mood
“Altogether a blues album of the highest order… The players certainly say it all here, but the song craft too lifts “Why Did You Have To Go” into the category of extraordinary blues albums.”
“One of our biggest joys is listening to the versatile Geraci as his music is always new and refreshing. This jam packed album should further elevate Geraci as he continues his musical journey. “
-Making a Scene