Thank you to the Blues Foundation and to everyone who voted; I'm proud and honored to have won the Blues Music Award for Instrumentalist - Piano (Pinetop Perkins Piano Player Award) at the 44th Blues Music Awards-for the 2nd time!
Anthony Geraci Announces New Album, 'Tears In My Eyes'. April 19, 2024 release date.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Aug. 10, 2023 - Two-time Blues Music Award Winner from The Blues Foundation in Memphis, TN for Instrumentalist-Piano (Pinetop Perkins Piano Player), Anthony Geraci, announces new album forthcoming in April 2024. Tears In My Eyes follows his acclaimed first recording on Blue Heart Records, Blues Called My Name, which debuted at #1 on The Living Blues Radio Chart.
While on a five week European Tour in the fall of 2022, Geraci gathered his band for a session at Studio Faust Records in Prague, Czech Republic. Seven original tunes emerged from a full day of recording with engineer Derek Saxenmeyer. The remaining four tunes, for a total of eleven new originals penned by Geraci, were recorded in February 2023 at Wellspring Sound Studio in Acton, Massachusetts. An especially poignant instrumental, "Blues for Willie J," is dedicated to Geraci's former Proven Ones bandmate, the late Willie J. Campbell.
"I speak on behalf of Betsie Brown and myself in welcoming Anthony back to Blue Heart Records for his exciting new project," says Sallie Bengtson, Blue Heart Records partner. "We are honored to continue our label relationship with such a dedicated and esteemed artist."
"I'm thrilled to once again be working with Sallie Bengtson and Betsie Brown of Blue Heart Records for my new recording, Tears In My Eyes, a collection of all original tunes," says Geraci. "My band, The Boston Blues All-Stars, three-time Blues Music Award Nominees (Band of the Year) are on all the tracks. Special guests include Anne Harris, and Sugar Ray Norcia. Liner notes by Walter Trout. I look forward to hitting the road in support of this recording."
For over 40-years, pianist, Hammond organist, and composer Anthony Geraci has played behind some of the most influential blues musicians of the 20th century. He is an original member of both Sugar Ray & the Bluetones and Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters, and has been recognized for his contributions on numerous albums by nominations from both the Blues Foundation's Blues Music Awards and the Grammys. He is a 2021 and 2023 Blues Music Award Winner, Instrumentalist-Piano/Pinetop Perkins Piano Award. "Anthony Geraci is a beast on all levels and may well be the finest keyboardist in roots music today." ~ Mike O'Cull, Rock & Blues Muse.
Blues Called My Name
"It just doesn't get any better than this" ~ Richard Ludmerer, MAKING A SCENE.
Following his chart-topping Daydreams in Blue , Anthony Geraci returns with Blues Called My Name, a dynamic collection of original compositions featuring esteemed special guests Anne Harris, Walter Trout, Sugar Ray Norcia, Monster Mike Welch, Erika Van Pelt, and The Boston Blues All-Stars. Ronnie Earl shared this praise : "Anthony has been contributing to this music for many years, and his new album illuminates the many colors, shades, and styles of the blues. Anthony is very inspiring, and I love his dedication to the old masters like Otis Spann, Sunnyland Slim, and Big Maceo Merriweather."