Anthony Gomes

Bio

Anthony Gomes, #1 Billboard Blues Artist, is a triple threat force as a guitarist, vocalist and songwriter. This, along with his high-energy shows and dynamic stage presence, make him one of the top draws on the Rock/Blues circuit today.

Gomes’ new record Peace, Love & Loud Guitars, named Best Blues Album of 2018 by Blues Rock Review and SoundGuardian Magazine, is the culmination of a life spent honoring Blues traditions while never losing sight of his own identity.

The Toronto born guitar slinger stands his ground as a creative artist and is eager to push the Blues back into the mainstream.

“My goal is to keep the Blues fresh, exciting and even dangerous,” says Gomes. “I want to bring back the thrill longtime Bluesmen created in their day. At the same time, I think it’s very important for the music to grow and evolve.”

He has performed with the likes of B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Robert Plant, Heart, Sammy Hagar, Joe Bonamassa, .38 Special, Jonny Lang, Robert Cray and Kenny Wayne Shepherd.

Gomes recalled a conversation he had years ago with one of those legends. “B.B. King told me the Blues are like the laws of the land. They need to be amended to the times we live in,” Gomes said. “As an artist, it’s very exciting to think that the Blues can be just as ground-breaking today as it ever was.”

Believing that music can inspire the human spirit, Anthony founded the Music Is the Medicine Foundation in 2010. This non-profit organization is dedicated to changing the lives of others through the healing power of music.

Anthony Gomes has nothing left to prove while leaving all his passion on the table. Nonetheless, he continues striving to not only find the legendary “lost chord,” but the ultimate combinations of words, notes and performance. Looking for an actual 21st Century guitar hero? Here he is.


Press Quotes

“His new album, Peace Love & Loud Guitars, continues that message with big tones and is a call to bring people together… equal parts down home blues and hard rock, it’s the finest album of his career.”

Vintage Guitar

 

“Peace, Love & Loud Guitars is without a doubt the best album of Gomes’ career. This is a statement album for an artist keeping real, genuine blues and rock music alive.  The best album of 2018.”

Blues Rock Review 

 

“The best album of 2018.”

Soundguardian 

 

“Anthony Gomes is thrice blessed as a singer, songwriter and guitarist. As he celebrates 20 years as a successful blues/rock artist, he continues to draw from a bottomless well of creativity and we are all fortunate to sip from his cup.”

Rock and Blues Muse

 

“Peace, Love & Loud Guitars is one of the best albums I have heard this year. ”

Concert Monkey

 

“Anthony Gomes shakes up Heaven, rattles Hell with new album.”

The Montgomery Advertiser 

 

“Powerhouse vocals, blistering guitar, lyrics bathed in truth, solid rhythm section, now this is the blues from Anthony Gomes.”
Blues Music Magazine  

 

“Show of the Week.”

LA Weekly

 

“This is his best collection of songs so far. Explosive work – take advantage of it.”
Blues Magazine

 

“Peace, Love & Loud Guitars delivers what it promises – in spades!’

Blues Blast

 

“Gomes sets the new high-water mark for the genre… Gomes’ blues rock hits the heights and delights. Killer stuff. ”

Midwest Record

 

“Hendrix on crank guitar phrasing… all the soul of Otis Redding and the swagger of Steven Tyler. Anthony joyfully blends the distinction between blues and rock.”

– Blues Rock Review

 

“Gomes’ authentic voice and the formidable guitar chops place him in the forefront of modern blues.”

– Blues Music Magazine

 

“A very talented guitarist… and where did that voice come from?”

B.B. King

 

“Passion with a musical intelligence that places him way ahead of the other hellions igniting the Fender fretboard.”

– Downbeat

 

“Anthony Gomes is a serious mojo mofo.”

City Weekly

 

“Trademark mesmeric guitar riffs and incendiary solos, a serious student of the blues…”

Blues Matters Magazine

Discography

peacelove&loudguitars_main

Peace, Love & Loud Guitars 2018

electricfieldholler

Electric Field Holler 2015 Up 2 Zero Entertainment

beforethebeginning

Before the Beginning 2013 Up 2 Zero Entertainment

up2zero

Up 2 Zero 2012 up2zeroentertainment

anthonygomeslive

Anthony Gomes Live 2008 Ruf

musicisthemedicine

Music is the Medicine 2006 Up 2 Zero Entertainment

unity

Unity 2002 Up 2 Zero Entertainment

sweetstringingsoul

Sweet Stringin’ Soul 2000 Up 2 Zero Entertainment

bluesintechnicolor

Blues in Technicolor 1998 Urban Electric