by Don Brown Sr.
The Blues Internet
Las Vegas Jazz n' Blues
Las Vegas Blues Site
Anthony Gomes is another in a long line of young hot blues guitarists. Instead of giving up other types of music such as rock and soul, Gomes combines them to create a blues sound all his own. Anthony's third CD "Unity" brought him to Las Vegas at the Raihead for the very first time.
With "Blindsided By The Blues," Gomes and his bandmates - Trey Hoffman keys, Calvin Johnson bass and Roger Fernali drums - showed us their funky blues chops. The only thing Anthony does like everyone else is the guitar hero tricks. Otherwise, this man is unique enough to find a niche of his own.
"Blind Dog" continued their funky set. Meanwhile the next song, "Darkness Before The Dawn" was more of a traditional, guitar heavy blues. Trey Hoffman laid down a fine keyboard intro to "Give It To Me" before Calvin and Roger got a chance to step into the spotlight. The band ended their set with a new song called "Only You," winning over many new fans in the process.
Photo by R.J. Bianchino copyright ©2002-2005 Moondog Productions
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