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Genres: Blues / Rock / Classic Rock

Location: Burke City, MO

Stats: 187 fans / 83,875 plays / 12 plays today





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Born in Toronto, Canada, to a Portuguese father and a French-Canadian mother, Gomes began playing guitar in his early teens and was drawn to the blues sounds of BB King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix. While hoing his skills in the blues bars at night, Gomes earned a Master's Degree from the University of Toronto in the 'Racial Evolution of Blues'.

He relocated to Chicago in the late '90s to learn from the blues masters. During his brief stint as a sideman for Magic Slim and the Teardrops, Gomes put together his own group and won the first annual Buddy Guy’s Legends “Best Unsigned Blues Band” competition.

Gomes made his recording debut in 1998 with “Blues in Technicolor“. The disc introduced him as a guitar-slinger loaded with impressive firepower. Gomes boldly stepped back for an intimate acoustic offering in 2000 with the critically acclaimed "Sweet Stringin' Soul."

In 2002, he released “Unity” and proceeded to win the 2003 BluesWax Artist of the Year award. This accolade elevated Gomes to the top of the blues field, and consequently he was able to draw larger crowds to his live performances, which increased in frequency and scope. Gomes’ endless touring kept him atop the blues field, as he continued to be nominated for BluesWax Artist of the Year awards several years in a row.

“Music Is the Medicine“, released in 2006, peaked at number four on the Billboard Top Blues Albums chart. Produced by Jim Gaines (SRV,Santana), the disc featured collaborations with hit songwriters, including Jim Peterik, Mark Selby and Tom Hambridge. 2008’s “LIVE”, debuted at number one on the Billboard Top Blues Albums chart.

Anthony Gomes’ latest release , “Up 2 Zero”, represents a full-circle return to his love of high energy, guitar-driven blues rock. "This album is the most honest representation of who I am. The title represents getting back to the blues - back to ground zero,” says Gomes. “Musically, most people try to look ahead for inspiration or seek out what’s cutting edge. I seem to go in the other direction and look backwards to be inspired. In a strange way, when I listen to Muddy Waters or Robert Johnson I hear the future.”


  • imoutofmymindx said:
    Hey, What's up? Apr 22
  • lorcan barron said:
    lorcan said anthony when you gonna get to play ireland with your 6 string Jul 27
  • Pam said:
    Saw you in Omaha last night, all I can saw is AWESOME!!! Hope to see you guys around again. Thanks for dedicating "Born To Ride" to our group!! Nov 16
  • Glenna said:
    Absolutely Awesome!! Love, LOVE the new sound. I'm a born-again fan. These new songs are going to soar!! I still have my tail feather, but now wonder if I need a cowboy hat to clip it to. :) Jul 01
  • agb1622 said:
    Born to Ride...... Apr 26
  • poppashan said:
    Take Me Up, Take Me Up,,,, Up to Zero...... Mar 09
  • millsapk said:
    lovin the LIVE CD - it has amazing energy and soul, I am addicted! Anthony is the perfect drug... his band rocks! Mar 04
  • Dalkur said:
    love it Jan 14
  • sherriep said:
    Prepare to be stalked baby...hee hee hee. We won\'t hurt you we promise. Dec 16th can\'t wait to see you and meet the new guys :) Nov 28
  • jrnyman65 said:
    Hey man it was great to meet you in Nashville. look forward to seeng you again in Nashville and how we can work together to change the world!! Keep Rockin!! Paul Nov 10
  • jrnyman65 said:
    It was great seeing and meeting you in Nashville these past three days. Your an incredible artist and human being. Look forward to seeing and talking with you again at the end of the month. Keep rockin and changing the world with your music. Nov 10
  • MamaJeanandPapa said:
    What a talent!!!! Oct 18
  • turtledov7 said:
    lise was here! :) love you ag! Oct 14
  • CrashCrafton said:
    AG is da man!!! Oct 07
  • amyjs.~ said:
    Jim and I are soooo pumped! I saw that you just added Whiskey Dicks in Cols., OH! Thanksgiving Eve! See you there! Sep 30

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