Anthony Geraci has a long History in the American Blues Community. He is an original member of Sugar Ray and the Bluetones, and Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters-he has
recorded with both Artists extensively. Anthony’s recent release Why Did You Have To Go (Shining Stone) received 2019 Blues Music Award Nominations from the Blues Foundation in the following categories: Song of the Year “Angelina, Angelina”, Album of the Year, Traditional Album of the Year, As well as individual nominations for the Pinetop Perkins Piano Award(4th consecutive year) Traditional Blues Male Artists, and Band of the Year-Anthony Geraci and the Boston Blues All-Stars. His previous recording Fifty Shades Of Blues (Delta Groove) was nominated in 2016 for Album, Traditional Album, and Song of the Year for the title track. Anthony wrote the title track to Living Tear To Tear (Severn) for Sugar Ray and the Bluetones and earned a Grammy Nomination for Super Harps I (Telarc) that features Charlie Musselwhite, James Cotton, Billy Branch and Sugar Ray Norcia.
Anthony has been featured on over 50 recordings with some of the biggest names in Blues Music. He has recorded with Blues Pioneers Big Walter Horton, Carey Bell, Odetta, Big Jack Johnson, Charlie Musselwhite, Lazy Lester, Snooky Pryor and
John Brim. As well as contemporary Artists Kenny Neal, Sugaray Rayford, Debbie Davies, Otis Grand, The Proven Ones, Welch/Ledbetter, Zora Young and Duke Robillard.
In addition Geraci also is a part of the band The Proven Ones, which garnered a Contemporary Blues Album nomination for Wild Again. Furthermore, his fellow Proven Ones mates, Jimi Bott and Willie J. Campbell, are up for best drummer and bassist honors.
Anthony Geraci-Why Did You Have To Go
“It’s been said often that one’s reputation is determined by the people one picks as friends and collaborators. If true, then count Anthony Geraci as one well respected musician. In his performance of various piano styles, Geraci presents listeners with a concise history of the piano in American roots music.” -Art Tipaldi – Editor, Blues Music Magazine
“A superb collection of music produced, arranged, and written by Anthony Geraci that I could only describe as a masterpiece. The thirteen originals on Why Did You Have To Go cover Geraci’s may inﬂuences over the years-that are near and dear to this living legend.”-Rick Davis Crossroads Blues Society
“…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 its parts. A superb set of songs. Each number offers ample reason to return for repeat listens.” -Lee Zimmerman, Living Blues
“Anthony Geraci’s brand new album, Why Did You Have To Go… The pianist and organist penned thirteen original tunes which offer up sixty minutes of great listening.,,, He is that rare individual who seems to keep getting better at his craft. Why Did You Have To Go is just the latest example of this.”-David Mac, Blues Junction
“Geraci has assembled an impressive cast to help realize his new album and the effort was well worth it- Why Did You Have To Go is amazing… 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.” -John Keriff, Music Reviews The Root Doctor
“The piano man rollicks his way through a set of originals that rings the bell and everyone plays like a show band in synch. He might be a white boy with the blues but he’s so steeped in the post war/modern tradition here you’d think he has to get up early for his day job on the production line. Ragingly killer stuff throughout.” Chris Spector, Midwest Records
“This varied ensemble of musicians is in top form, led by Geraci’s songwriting talent and keyboard wizardry. After a 3 year wait we are lucky to have another Geraci outing which is certain to win plaudits and prizes.” -Dan Stevens, Blues Music Magazine
“THE PLAYERS. Two boldface words on the inside of the jacket say it all. Seventeen of the most gifted East and West Coast blues players… 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.” –Tom Clarke Tahoe Onstage