Anthony Geraci

July 27, 2018 by ryontz in Shining Stone 0 comments
Anthony Geraci

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.”
-Elmore Magazine

“..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.”
–Tahoe Onstage

“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

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“Geraci’s dozen songs (Daydreams In Blue) offer a picture of a time when the piano was THE featured instrument. Geraci’s knowledge of that history is obvious. As with everything here, Geraci is spot on,  never playing an indulgent note.”- Art Tipaldi, Blues Music Magazine
 
Daydreams In Blue is a gem of a record that spotlights Geracis epic skills and puts the piano out front, which is refreshing in the guitar-dominated sphere of the blues. Its a slick set thats going to make a lot of fans happy. Make sure youre one of them.” Mark O’Cull-Rock and Blues Muse/Martine Ehrenclou.
 
 
Daydreams in Blue… is an impressive 12-track Blues release that hits the street on July 10, 2020. Anthony Geraci is not only a gifted pianist he also shows his prowess as a talented a songwriter having written 10 of the songs on this release.” …No One Hears My Prayers, a standout of a song featuring the legendary Walter Trout on lead guitar. “- Debra C. Argen,  Luxury Experience
 
Daydreams In Blue …The entire band is grooving and hopping here, and I especially dig that drum beat. “Tutti Frutti”-This track feels like it could lift the foundation from the ground and send us all into some heavenly dance party where there are no cares, no worries, just a whole lot of bopping and celebrating..”-  Michael Doherty,   Music Log
 
A veritable summit of the new centurions of white boys with the blues, Geraci and pals kick it out showroom style but never stint on adding the soul. With everyone on board clearly up for the challenge….Fun stuff that never lets you down, stuff like this can be the baseline for the new standard.”- Chris Spector,  Midwest Record
 
Do you like music? This disc is made for you!”- Patrick Dallongeville,  Paris-Move
 
“Anthony Geraci, Mike Welch and Dennis Brennan have hit a blues grand slam. “Daydreams In Blue is the new album.”- Mark Stenzler,  Blues Zeppelin
 
Boston has long maintained a local blues scene that is largely unknown beyond the Mass Pike. The original House of Blues in Cambridge might have been the chains smallest venue but it had arguably the hottest stage in the network. One regular performer there was Anthony Geraci, an original member of the Blue Monday Band. A few of the areas finest have come forward to help support him as he delivers one of his finest outings yet. Daydreams In Blue is a tight, slick, production made something special by the guitar work contributions of Monster Mike Welch and the smoke and whiskeyed vocals of Dennis Brennan.”-Ray Chelstsowki, Disciple of Sound
 
Listening to Anthony Geraci on his new album Daydreams in Blue brought back memories of that place and time with his virtuoso piano playing of both upbeat roadhouse style tunes and jazzy blues numbers that let you drift off into memory land. Every song on the album was enjoyable and I hope you will download and give it a listen. Daydreams in Blue is never a bad way to spend an afternoon or evening sometime soon.” –Ben Vee Blues,  The Ben Vee Roadhouse
 
“Geraci’s vocals are a highlight, as is his piano work. His band, which makes prominent of sax is terrific, and so is the program, which consists of original compositions plus two covers: Earl “Fatha “ Hines and billy Eckstein’s “Jelly, Jelly” and “Dead Man’s Shoes” which the J. Geils Band Peter Wolf coauthored [with singer Dennis Brennan]”- Jeff Berger, American Highways
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