Anthony Geraci

2021 Blues Foundation, 
Blues Music Award Winner
Instrumentalist-Piano

Band of the Year Nomination

15 BMA Nominations 2016-2021

Grammy Nomination Super Harps  (Telarc)

 Anthony Geraci is a 2021 Blues Music Award Winner for Instrumentalist- Pianist from the Blues Foundation in Memphis, TN.  Anthony Geraci and the Boston Blues All-Stars were also nominated in 2021 for Band of the Year (and 2019) as well. Anthony has 15 personal Blues Music Award Nominations. He is an original member of Sugar Ray and the Bluetones, and Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters-he has recorded with both Artists extensively. 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 Blues Artists: Kenny Neal, Sugaray Rayford, Debbie Davies, Otis Grand, Welch/Ledbetter, Zora Young, Tas Cru, Kilborn Alley, The Proven Ones, and Duke Robillard. Grammy Nomination: Super Harps I (Telarc.) Be on the lookout for a new recording coming out in 2022. All original tunes by Anthony. With special guests Anne Harris, Walter Trout, Sugar Ray Norcia and Monster Mike Welch...The Boston Blues All-Stars.
 

crazy blues/mississippi woman

in the quicksand, again (geraci)

“Hand You Your Walking Shoes”

 “Everything I Do Is Wrong”

"Tutti Frutti Booty"

Reviews

Blues Called My Name
by: Anthony Geraci

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Label: Blue Heart
Sub Genre: Contemporary Blues
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The Roots Music Report's Top 50 Blues Chart  #2
Blues Called My Name (Blue Heart Records) 2022
Release Date May 20, 2022
 "All of the new songs are originals while the album is dedicated to the memory of keyboardists Gene Taylor, Mike Finnigan (Phantom Blues Band, and Bonnie Raitt), and the spirit of the late great James Harman.  It just doesn't get any better than this" ~ Richard Ludmerer,     
          MAKING A SCENE              

#1 on Living Blues Radio Chart, June 2022

 

Daydreams In Blue (Shining Stone) 2020. This electrifying performance of Anthony’s thirteen original compositions features extraordinary guitarists: Monster Mike Welch and Walter Trout.

“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

#1 on Roots Music Report Blues Album Chart
#1 on Living Blues Radio Chart August/September
#4 On Billboard Blues Albums Chart
 

Why Did You Have To Go (Shining Stone) 2018. Featuring: Sugaray Rayford, Sugar Ray Norcia, Michelle "Evil Gal" Willson, Ronnie Earl, Kid Ramos, Monster Mike Welch, Troy Gonyea, Michael Mudcat Ward, Willie J. Campbell, Jimi Bott and others.

Nominated for Six 2019 Blues Music Awards

Song of the Year - "Angelina, Angelina” (Geraci)
Band of the Year - Anthony Geraci & The Boston Blues All-Stars
Instrumentalist-Piano, Pinetop Perkins Award (4 years in a row)
Traditional Blues Male Artist
Album of the Year - Why Did You Have To Go (Shining Stone)
Traditional Blues Album - Why Did You Have To Go
 

Fifty Shades Of Blue (Delta Groove) Featuring: Sugar Ray Norcia, Michelle "Evil Gal" Willson, Darrel Nulisch, Toni Lynn Washington, Monster Mike Welch, Michael Mudcat Ward, Marty Richards, Neil Gouvin.

Nominated for BMA Album, Traditional Album, Song of the Year for the title track. Piano too!
 

 

 

 

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Other Recordings

-With Monster Mike Welch
Right Place, Right Time (Delta Groove) Mike Welch/Mike Ledbetter 2017 release. BMA Winner.
These Blues Are Mine (Tone Cool Records)
Cryin’ Hey! (Dixie Frog Records, France)

-With Sugaray Rayford
Dangerous (Delta Groove) Also featuring: Kim Wilson, Sugar Ray Norcia, The Mannish Boys

-With Otis Grand
Blues 65 (Maingate)
Nothing Else Matters (Sequel Records-London, England)
Grand Union (Blueside Records- London, England) with Debbie Davies and Anson Funderburgh

-With Ronnie Earl
Healing Time (Telarc Records)
Smokin' (Black Top Records)
They Call Me Mr. Earl (Black Top Records)
Test Of Time (Black Top Records)
Blues Guitar Spotlight (Black Top Records)
Blues In D Natural (Leopard Records) 45 rpm EP


 

Pianist, Hammond organist and composer Anthony Geraci was  born in New Haven, Conn. in 1954. His interest in playing piano began at age four when he told his parents “I want a piano!” Kind of an odd request when most kids want a new baseball glove or bicycle. His parents weren’t musical-not even a record player at their house- but they always supported their son’s undeniable passion for music. They soon bought a Kimball Grand Piano that his mother paid 4 dollars a week to own. Lessons at the Neighborhood School of Music which was affiliated with Yale University soon followed. At around the age of sixteen he befriended a fellow musician, Ed Cherry at high school. They soon began listening to music together after school and one day Ed played a Jimmy Rogers recording, Chicago Bound that literally changed his life. Ed went on to be Dizzy Gillespie’s guitarist for many years.

 New Haven was rich as far as listening to and seeing major music   artists, and NYC was only a few hours away by train. Seeing Muddy Waters, B.B. King, and Willie Dixon was part of his blues education that could only be learned by seeing these great artists fist hand. Years later Anthony had the opportunity to play piano with Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Otis Rush, Chuck Berry, Big Mama Thornton, Big Joe Turner, Jimmy Rodgers and many more-something a sixteen year old budding blues pianist would never have seemed possible.
 
 Anthony has recorded with Big Walter Horton, Ronnie Earl, Big Jack Johnson, Zora Young, Sugaray Rayford, Debbie Davies, Kenny Neal and many more great Blues Artists. Anthony graduated from the Berklee College of Music with B.A. Degree, and a M.A. from Skidmore College. His 2015 release, Fifty Shades of Blue, on Delta Groove Records has been met with acclaimed reviews and earned multiple Blues Music Award nominations from the Blues Foundation in Memphis, TN.

Nominations include: Best Song-for the title track, Best Album, and Best Traditional Blues Album. Anthony also received an individual nomination for the Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year Award. Fifty Shades Of Blue was also nominated for Traditional Blues Album of the year by Blues Blast Magazine, and was ranked as one of the top 50 Blues recordings of 2015 by Living Blues Magazine, and earned a 4 Star view in Downbeat Magazine.

In 2019 Why Did You Have To Go (Shining Stone) received nominations by the Blues Foundation Blues Music Awards for Album of the Year, Traditional Album of the Year, Song of the Year-"Angelina, Angelina", as well as individual nominations: Pinetop Perkins Piano Award, Traditional Male Blues Artist and Band of the Year-An unprecedented 6 personal Nominations!

2021-Anthony wins the Instrumentalist-Piano from the Blues Foundation/Blues Music Awards Memphis, TN. Anthony Geraci and The Boston Blues All-Stars are nominated for Band of the Year.

New recording Daydreams In Blue (Shining Stone) debuts at #1 on The Living Blues Radio chart-#1 Roots Music Report-Blu
es.

 

                                                                                                                                      Photo by Marilyn Stringer

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Anthony has a new release
planned for May 2022 release

 

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