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Jeff Pitchell and Texas Flood

Jeff Pitchell and Texas Flood - One Day Away - 1999 - Premier Records

A great album of R&B, rock, soul, and some funky Texas blues from the great blues rock guitarist Jeff Pitchell from Rocky Hill, Connecticut. Jeff delivers seven solid originals and covers some great blues and soul classics. Jeff is a fine guitarist in the SRV mould, but is also a great vocalist. The album also includes "Unsung Hero of the Blues," a fiery duet featuring Rick Derringer (who produced the album), and co-written by Jeff and Rick. Jeff's "Heavy Hitter" album is @ JEFPITCH/HH Buy Jeff's tremendous "Fat Cigars" album, and support great modern blues rock [Tracks @ 194-320 Kbps: File size = 71.8 Mb]


1. One Day Away - Pitchell
2. Unsung Hero Of The Blues - Pitchell, Derringer
3. Keep My Head Up - Pitchell
4. Too Sorry - Doyle Bramhall
5. Baby Blues - Pitchell
6. Aint Nobody's Business - Grainger, Porter/Robbins, Everett
7. Pitch Pitch Boogie - Pitchell
8. I'd Rather Be Blind - Leon Russell
9. More Fat Junk - Pitchell
10. Let Me Down Easy - Pitchell
11. Pipedream - Pitchell
12. When It All Comes Down - Jennings, Sampling


Jeff Pitchell - Guitar
Rick Derringer - Guitar on "Unsung Hero Of The Blues"
Dave Natale - Bass
Dan Fontanella - B3 Organ
John Peckman - Drums
Ivan Santiago - Percussion
Deric Dyer - Sax
George Dudek - Harmonica


Jeff Pitchell is a nationally acclaimed, dynamic singer, songwriter, guitarist and actor.. Jeff achieved national recognition when his last CD, Heavy Hitter (Pyramid Records/EMI) reached #7 on the Billboard Blues Charts and Jeff sold more CDs than Delbert McClinton, Robert Cray, Etta James, Tab Benoit & Jimmy Thackery, Johnny Lee Hooker & Muddy Waters, Tyrone Davis, Willy Clayton, and Little Milton. In addition, Jeff’s Heavy Hitter was on 147 radio stations throughout the US and the CD stayed on the Billboard charts for 12 consecutive weeks! Jeff has also been the 3rd most requested Artist on the Beef Stew show on WCCC in Hartford CT…(1st Jimi Hendrix, 2nd Johhny Winter)… Jeff has recorded with such greats as Rick Derringer, Dave Mason, James Cotton and Clarence Clemons and now appears in a new movie entitled Cathedral Pines! Critics such as Art Tipaldi, in Blues Revue wrote: “Pitchell can sling heat with anyone…and wrings passion,..while..his voice delivers!!!!!” Steve Zimmerman, a critic with “The New Herald” in Florida wrote a critique entitled, “Move over BB, here comes the Pitch!” The uniqueness of Jeff’s act is that he interacts with the audience and emotes. Jeff enjoys entertaining his audiences and particularly enjoys the interplays he has had in live performances with Rick Derringer, Kenny Wayne Shepard, Bo Diddley, Clarence Clemons, The Commitments, etc…..Jeff is at his best when he is creating. He has been greatly influenced by Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, BB King but the best advice he ever received was “to be himself and have his own distinctive sound”… So, with his energetic style, Jeff has written over 200 songs, recorded many of them, and received acclaim. Jeff has played primarily in the Northeast, Florida, the Midwest, Europe , and the Carribean!! Since organizing his band 1988, his career has skyrocketed. Pitchell was voted "Best Blues Player" in Connecticut in Metro magazine and the band was voted "#1 Blues Band" in the Hartford Advocate Reader's Poll as well as “Best Guitarist” and “Best Singer.” Within Connecticut, Jeff had made frequent live appearances on popular rock radio stations WHCN, WPLR and WCCC; as well as WBOS in Boston. Pitchell and his Band have appeared at the prestigious Memphis Bluestock Festival where the Band was recognized nationally as one of the Country's Top 50 Blues Bands. Shortly thereafter, they released Fat Cigars, their first CD, featuring a duet with Clarence Clemons. The group has headlined at a number of major clubs and venues, including House of Blues (Cambridge, MA), BB King’s (New York City), Chicago Blues (New York City), Toad's Place (New Haven, CT), The Sting (New Britain, CT), Natick Arts Center (Natick, MA) and Riverside Amusement Park (Agawam, MA),headlined a New Years Eve show at Foxwoods Casino’s BB King room, the Blue Note, Jupiter FL, etc Jeff’s second CD, One Day Away, features a duet with Rick Derringer, and has been voted the Number One Requested Blues Album on the popular Rock Station WCCC (106.9 FM - 1290 AM). Both CD's have received critical acclaim in such national publications as Blues Review. Pitchell's story is a classic example of being persistent about using the talents he was given, namely singing at age 3, playing the classical piano at age 12, then switching to the guitar, then writing songs..then recording his writings and singing and playing intricate solos at the same time." He has built his career on his love for music and his desire to play for audiences, from 10 to 10,000+. In addition to Clarence Clemons and Rick Derringer, Jeff has performed and recorded with such prominent musicians as Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Joe Cocker, Leslie West, J. Geils, Jeff Healey, James Cotton, Roomful of Blues and Marshall Tucker Band. He has appeared on the same bill with such greats as Tower of Power, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Ted Nugent and opened for the legendary B.B. King eleven times receiving standing ovations. Jeff is a college graduate who also taught school…but his love for performing has made Jeff devote his entire life to doing what he loves best…writing, singing, playing, acting, and entertaining audiences…  © http://www.jeffpitchell.com/theband/presskit.aspx


Jeff Pitchell first made a name for himself at the youthful age of 15 after winning a 1981 Ovation Guitars contest for "Best Guitarist in Connecticut." Having been greatly influenced by "The Thrill Is Gone" by B.B. King, Pitchell became more adept at his instrument with each passing year. Performing in front of any crowd he could find, Pitchell honed his craft and was heavily influenced by guitarists such as Buddy Guy, Robert Cray, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. By age 28, he was voted "Best Blues Guitarist" in Metro Magazine, a regional publication. In 1996, Pitchell formed his own band. Named after a Stevie Ray Vaughan tune, Jeff Pitchell & the Texas Flood appeared at the 1997 Bluestock in Memphis. That same year the band released its debut effort, Fat Cigars, on Premier Records. In 1999, the band released One Day Away which was soon followed by Face to Face. Pitchell and his band played with or opened for B.B. King, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Joe Cocker, and Johnny Winter. In 2002, Pitchell signed to EMI and dropped the "Texas Flood" from his moniker. In August 2002, a collection of previous songs and three new tunes were released as Heavy Hitter. Pitchell has also conducted blues and rock seminars both in the New England states as well as in Texas. © Jason MacNeil, All Music Guide


A.O.O.F.C said...


p/w aoofc

Danneau said...

This looks interesting. I have to say that I don't really tire of a dose of stuff out of the SRV hold, and it's nice to see Rick Derringer's name in the credits. Thank you.

A.O.O.F.C said...

Hi,Danneau. I could certainly do with more Rick Derringer! Thanks,& TTU soon...P

progman said...

Hey thanks for this mighty fine album, will be checking out this guy next time at the record shop.cheers from Oz. Pierre

A.O.O.F.C said...

No probs, Pierre. Spread he word about this guy! Thanks...P