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Anthony Gomes

Anthony Gomes - Unity - 2002 - 33rd Street Records

Nashville's Anthony Gomes' follow-up to his Sweet Stringin' Soul CD of a couple of years ago is quite a blues record. While his second release showcased his considerable acoustic chops, Anthony lets loose with his Fender Stratocaster on his 33rd Street Records debut. That label is also home to Tommy Castro, and there are many similarities between Gomes' and Castro's work. They're both first-class guitar slingers that can write the blues as well as play them on screamin' Strats. Check out both versions of the funky title cut, or the Gospel-tinged "Going Down Slow," and you get the idea of Gomes' (as in homes) range up and down the fretboard. I liked Sweet Stringin' Soul for Anthony's command of acoustic blues, and I get up out of my chair when he tears it up on Unity. - Reviewed by Eric Steiner © 2002 - Eric Steiner http://www.cosmik.com/aa-october02/reviews/review_anthony_gomes.html

In 1998 Anthony Gomes earned Buddy Guy's Legends "Best Unsigned Blues Band" award. In 2003 he was voted Artist Of The Year in a Blues Wax magazine subscriber poll of over 70,000 members. BlueWaveBlog.com called him "one of the greatest guitar players on earth" and "future Grammy-winner. "Unity" is a great album of stylistic, high-energy, Texas and Chicago blues rock with lots of soul, R&B and some terrific funky grooves. The album is HR by A.O.O.F.C. Buy Anthony's great "Blues in Technicolor" album. Support real music and give great guitarists the recognition they deserve [All tracks @ 320 Kbps: File size = 123 Mb]


1. When The Walls Come Down
2. Upside (To The Downside)
3. Darkest Before The Dawn
4. Do Watchya Do
5. If You Could Rule The World
6. Blindog
7. Going Down Slow
8. Unity (Acoustiphonic Lo-Fi)
9. Unity
10. Trash Talkin' Jive
11. Lonely At The Bottom
12. Bad For You

All tracks composed by Anthony Gomes except "Lonely At The Bottom" by Anthony Gomes & Jim Peterik


Anthony Gomes - Guitar, Vocals
Biscuit Miller - Bass
Roosevelt "Hatter" Purifoy - Keyboards
Roger Femali - Drums
Glen Caruba - Percussion
Jimmy Bowland - Saxophone
Vinnie Ciesielski - Trumpet
Chris Rose -Trombone
Joan Collaso, Yvonne Gage - Backing Vocals


Canadian-born guitarist, singer, and songwriter Anthony Gomes is a critically acclaimed chart-topping artist who plays a style of modern electric blues that incorporates elements of rock, soul, R&B, and country. Born in 1975 in Toronto, Canada, to a Portuguese father and a Canadian mother, he began playing guitar in his early teens and moved to Chicago, IL, in the late '90s with hopes of establishing himself as a musician. After honing his craft on the Windy City club circuit, he moved to Nashville, TN, where he found a home for himself amid the city's renowned music scene. Gomes made his recording debut in 1998 on the Urban Electric label with Blues in Technicolor, followed by Sweet Stringin' Soul in 2000. In 2002 he switched to 33rd Street Records for 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 increasingly larger crowds to his live performances, which increased in frequency and scope. Though he didn't release another album until 2006, 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. Gomes' fourth album, Music Is the Medicine (2006), released on the Adrenaline Music label, was his first to chart, peaking at number four on the Billboard Top Blues Albums chart. During his supporting tour of the album, the February 27, 2007, show at the Triple Door in Seattle, WA, was recorded and subsequently released in 2008 as the album Live. It features his band, the New Soul Cowboys, comprised of David Karns (bass, vocals), Peter Lang (drums), and Dylan St. John (keyboards, vocals). The first of his albums to document his on-stage performance ability, Live was his greatest commercial success to date, reaching number one on the Billboard Top Blues Albums chart. © Jason Birchmeier © 2012 Rovi Corp | All Rights Reserved http://www.allmusic.com/artist/anthony-gomes-mn0000923481


Here is a band that is moving rapidly into the future, but is experienced enough to learn from the masters of the past.Their music is a raw example of the old Delta-style blues mixed with some very original guitar phrasings. Anthony Gomes (lead singer and lead guitarist) formed a band that is infectious. They had their first public appearance in Chicago in April of 1997, and everyone in the industry was talking about the Anthony Gomes Band. In the spring of 1998 they took first place in Buddy Guy's Legends first annual "Best Unsigned Blues Band" competition, winning $10,000 in prizes. Guy himself was on hand to congratulate them. To be singled out as the top blues band in the Chicago area is a great honor that has helped gain them national and regional attention. Some of the national legends they have shared the stage with are Buddy Guy, Koko Taylor, Jimmy Johnson, Lucky Peterson, Eddie King, Smokin' Joe Kubek, Big Jack Johnson, Otis Clay, Eddie C. Campbell, Bar-Kays, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown and Sugar Blue. In May of 1998, Anthony Gomes signed an endorsement deal with Fender guitars. In 1999, a custom model guitar was being manufactured to the artist's specifications. Gomes describes it as a cross between Albert Collins' and B.B.King's guitars, a set-neck, hollow-body Telecaster with Humbucking pickups on it. If you are searching for some of the hottest Delta-style blues music, blended with Texas blues guitar, done with a Jimi Hendrix finesse, and coming from a native Chicago blues band, then the Anthony Gomes Band is your answer. © Larry Belanger © 2012 Rovi Corp | All Rights Reserved http://www.allmusic.com/artist/anthony-gomes-band-mn0001358766


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Andrew said...

Unfortunately this is coming up from RS when clicking on the DL link:

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Anonymous said...

rapidshare is still down...They are deleted allyour files...try to get another account or another sharing company...Thank you very much

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

Hi,Anonymous. The file is not deleted. Rapidshare have greedily imposed a download limit. The link will be available at some time. I know this is unsatisfactory for you, but I don't have the time to transfer all my RS files to a new host. Thanks for your patience

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

Hi,Andrew. Rapidshare are pulling another greedy stunt to get subscribers. They now have a download limit per day on downloads from RS accounts. The file will be available at some stage. It's like "first come, first served". Unfortunately I have used other file hosts and lost hundreds of files in the past. Rapidshare is not deleting my files. Please keep trying. TVM....P