“A very talented guitarist … and where did that voice come from?” – B.B. KING “Gomes’ authentic voice and the formidable guitar chopsplace him in the forefront of modern blues.” – BLUES MUSIC MAGAZINE “#1 Album of 2018…Hendrix on crank guitar phrasing… all the soul of Otis Redding and the swagger of Steven Tyler.” – BLUES ROCK REVIEW “Gomes takesmodern blues way beyond the established points and sets the new high watermark for the genre.” – MIDWEST RECORDS ANTHONY GOMES Anthony Gomes, #1Billboard 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 sightof his own identity. The Toronto born guitar slinger stands his ground asa 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, BuddyGuy, Robert Plant, Heart, Sammy Hagar, .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 likethe 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 groundbreaking 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.
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