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Greg Serrato

Greg Serrato - Holy Smokes - 1999 - J-Bird Records

When I first heard Greg Serrato on disk, I thought, "Uh-oh, another great guitar slinger who could be a SRV or Hendrix clone". But I was wrong. Greg has the depth and insight to make what he does emotionally powerful and remove it miles from clonedom. He is a real natural. Someone said: "Anyone can practice guitar, learn some licks and make believe that they're an entertainer, but to be great at your instrument - to be able to walk out on any stage and immediately plug into the musicians who are playing, plug into the audience, then find your spot and be yourself - that is a real talent". And that is what Greg has. The Southern CA's most talented blues musicians can play different styles of blues, however Greg's depth as a lead guitarist, singer and composer is revealed in his ability to change styles without ever losing his signature sound. "Child of the blues", his first release with J-bird is a tasteful mix of contemporary blues with a touch of jazz influence. For his second release "Holly Smoke" Serrato presents 11 new original songs and offers a tasty variety of rockin' blues, funky grooves, Texas stroll and it also features some great instrumentals. The instrumental ballad 'Val' is a dense musical meditation that hypnotizes. It pulls and releases with a grand sweep of guitar virtuosity: truly a compelling composition. Serrato uses his good humored signature in songs like "Cadillac blues" or "Kids have the blues too". The Blues Access Magazine wrote " Rockin' Stratmaster Serrato gets the big sound on these 11 cuts, with organ and horn arrangements framing his fine guitar and vocals. The instrumental title cut will cause guitar slingers to holler "Holy Smokes.". The latest and most excellent album is called "Like A Tornado" and is also released on J-Bird Records. Another smokin` CD from Greg Serrato! A fan wrote me once regarding my tribute page to Serrato saying: "This guy is so good that he can't afford to be famous". I liked that one :) © Sylvain (Sly) Chartrand © Bluesrockers 2012 http://www.bluesrockers.ws/serrato.html

Holy Smokes is the new album from electric Bluesman Greg Serrato. This talented lefty struts his stuff all over the place. You can hear the Buddy Guy and Albert King influences virtually dripping from his solos. This is one of the best electric blues albums that we've heard all year. It was exceedingly difficult to pick the best songs, but we think that you'll like: That Ain't Right, Holy Smokes, Crying Like A Fool, Jump Baby Jump, Warrior Of Peace and Cheatin' Hand. © http://www.sonicbids.com/2/EPK/?epk_id=13728#bio

A good "upbeat" modern electric blues album with Greg playing some cool and very skillful extended guitar solos backed up by many Grade A musicians. Www.Bluesrockers.ws referred to Greg as being "one of the most talented blues-rock guitarists in the world today". There are many great blues guitarists on the music scene today, and Greg Serrato is high on that list. The guy from Anaheim, California is very underrated outside the U.S. Try and listen to his great "Child Of The Blues" album which has some great jazz guitar throughout. Support real music [All tracks @ 320 Kbps: File size = 118 Mb]


1 Cadillac Blues 3:50
2 That Ain't Right 6:33
3 Holy Smokes 2:42
4 Living On A High Wire 3:57
5 Crying Like A Fool 5:45
6 Going Insane 4:46
7 Val 5:57
8 Kids Have The Blues Too 2:57
9 Jump, Baby, Jump 3:37
10 Warrior Of Peace 5:10
11 Cheatin' Hand 7:35

All songs composed by Greg Serrato


Greg Serrato - Lead Guitar, Vocals
Lawrence Perez - Guitar
Steve Kelly - Bass, Keyboards, Percussion
Dan Guerry - Bass on Tracks 6 & 7
Derek "The Kid" Silverman - Keyboards, Hammond Organ, Piano
Chris Latimer - Drums, Percussion
Carlos Vega - Drums, Percussion on Tracks 6 & 7
"King" Roger Ehrnman - Tenor Sax, Horn Arrangements
Martin Crowe - Harmonica
Candis Arrigo, Cee Harrelson, Ron Sindelar - Background Vocals
Chelsea Kulback, K.D.Stewart - Background Vocals on Track 8
Loren Serrato - Dialogue on Track 8


Spirit Wind Records presents - Greg Serrato, referred by some as “The Tornado”, is a Native American (Apache) high-powered blues guitarist, vocalist and songwriter who takes command of the stage with his ferocious fret work and hard driving sounds. Hailing from southern California, (Anaheim) he is regarded by www.Bluesrockers.ws as one of the most talented blues-rock guitarists in the world today. He has become a force to be reckoned with and has generated a strong fan base in and around the United States. Serrato has recorded nine CDs to date. Three of which were nationally distributed by the Navarre Corporation. His band consists of Alan Cater on drums, Steve Moreno on Guitar and Phil Fistori on bass. All veterans of music and players at the top of their game. Greg regards his rhythm section as the best he's ever played with. These guys are tight! Greg plays the guitar left handed with it strung for a right handed player. Basically, Upside-down! Self taught, he began playing the guitar at the age of five and by the age of eleven was performing in his first band. Since then, he has shared Blues Festival and Concert/Club stages with such notables as SRV's Double Trouble, Jeff Healey, Albert Collins, Rod Piazza, Colin James, Savoy Brown, Sonny Rhodes, Gregg Allman, Leon Russell, Anson Funderburg, Pinetop Perkins, Johnnie Johnson, Rik Emmett, Lowell Fulson, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Tommy Castro, Elvin Bishop, John Mayall, Duke Robillard, El Chicano, The Premiers, Etta James, Jimmie Vaughan, Keb Mo, Robin Trower, Levon Helm, Wishbone Ash and many more. His third CD on J-Bird Records "Like A Tornado," (featuring Phil Fistori on bass & Alan Cater on drums) was nominated for Best Blues Recording by the Native American Music Awards. Venues and Festivals Serrato has performed & headlined include; The Grand Ol' Opry in Nashville, TN., The Chicago Blues Festival, The Long Beach Blues Festival, BB King's Blues Clubs, The House Of Blues, BluesFest International in Ontario Canada, The King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena Arkansas, The Pikes Peak Blues Festival in Colorado Springs, CO., The Julian Blues Bash in San Diego California, The Modesto State Theater in California, The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, CA. , Bottom Of The Hill in San Francisco, The Monterey Strawberry Festival, The Rosebowl in Pasadena, CA., Bourbon Street Blues in Nashville, TN., The Inland Empire BluesFest in Riverside, CA., The Pomona Blues Festival in Pomona, CA., The Native American Blues Festival in San Jacinto, CA., and The Modesto Blues Festival in Modesto, CA. to name a few.....Greg's music is also featured on six Klopf Productions Films. These are internationally distributed surf films. His music has been heard on KCAL9; a Los Angeles based Television News Station. Greg also appeared on the "Cooking With Lenny" blues cooking television show in 1996. Greg recently won the Ravenhawk Productions "Silver Arrow Award" for outstanding achievement in Music by a Native American. Greg received National radio attention with Child Of The Blues, Holy Smokes and Like A Tornado as well as in Croatia, Germany, Japan, Italy, Greece, The Netherlands, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, England, France, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, and other parts of the world. With Phil, Steve and Alan Cater bringing on the power in the rhythm section, the band supplies a big sound. As one New York reviewer wrote, “People we have got to get this guy to town to see if he’s for real!” We guarantee Serrato is as real and talented as they come! © http://www.sonicbids.com/2/EPK/?epk_id=13728#bio

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