For almost 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 Music Awards and the Grammys.
Anthony Geraci Receives Six Blues Music Award Nominations!
The Blues Foundation announced this years Blues Music Award nominees and Anthony Geraci leads the way with the most nominations in six categories!
Anthony is up for consideration for Song of the Year (“Angelina, Angelina”); Album of the Year and Traditional Blues Album (Why Did You Have To Go); Traditional Blues Male Artist; Pinetop Perkins Piano Player Award, and, with his group, the Boston Blues All-Stars, Band of the Year.
In addition Geraci also is a part of the band The Proven Ones, which garnered a Contemporary Blues Album nomination for Wild Again. Furthermore, his fellow Proven Ones mates, Jimi Bott and Willie J. Campbell, are up for best drummer and bassist honors,
The Blues Foundation will host its historic 40th Annual Blues Music Awards on Thursday, May 9 at 7 p.m. at Memphis’ Cook Convention Center.
Ballots will be sent to all Blues Foundation members. Blues Foundation membership remains open through the entire voting period, which ends at 11:59 p.m. CT on February 28.
Anthony Geraci Returns to Teach Piano at the Pinetop Perkins Workshop Experience
For the past ten years, the Pinetop Perkins Foundation has offered world-class musicians to lead their Master Class Workshop Experience held in Clarksdale, MS each June. The 2019 Workshop Experience will be no exception.
Anthony Geraci, a 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year Award nominee, will be returning to lead the piano workshop. Anthony brings extensive experience to the workshop, having played with many blues legends.
The Foundation’s Master Class Workshop Experience takes place on the grounds of the historic Hopson Plantation and the Shack Up Inn in Clarksdale, the cradle of the blues in the heart of the Mississippi Delta, and runs from June 11-14, 2018. During this time participants will take in a total delta experience which begins with a BBQ meet and greet on Tuesday evening, nightly jams at the Hopson Commissary, and a final show featuring all workshop participants at the famous Ground Zero Blues Club co-owned by Morgan Freeman and Clarksdale Mayor Bill Luckett.
Complete information can be found at The Pinetop Perkins Foundation website.