Jerry Miller is an American musician, a guitarist and vocalist who was a member of the 1960s San Francisco band Moby Grape. A veteran blues man, Jerry has been thrilling audiences for over 50 years. Jerry delivers some of the most complex riffs imaginable. He is #68 on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time. Eric Clapton called Jerry the "best guitar player in the world" when he first came to the U.S.
The Frank Bey and Anthony Paule Band, eight pieces of soul-blues musical genius, has been mesmerizing West Coast audiences since 2011. They earned two Blues Music award nominations in 2013, and recently released a critically acclaimed album last year. Frank Bey’s hypnotic vocals and Paule’s lofty guitar playing, keep their band on a shelf all by itself. However, if comparisons need to be made, they would be likened to Bobby Bland, B.B. King, Ray Charles, and Otis Redding.
The Delta Wires is a big, high-energy harmonica and horns blues band from the Oakland/San Francisco Bay Area. They were Finalists out of 100 band representatives from blues societies all over the world, in the Blues Foundation's 2008 International Blues Challenge held in Memphis TN, and were voted "Best Band" Oakland/East Bay in Oakland Magazine's annual readers' poll, and also by the East Bay Express. The Delta Wires were inducted into the California Blues Hall of Fame in December, 2012.
Chris Cain's jazz-tinged, blues soaked guitar and deep, warm vocals have the maturity and authenticity of bluesmen many years his senior. His expressive style is the result of a lifetime of study and the relentless pursuit of music mastery. His passion and intensity are a blend of his mother's Greek ancestry and his father's soulful black heritage. Through his guitar mastery and remarkable songwriting ability, Chris Cain has established himself as a musical force to be reckoned with. And as San Jose Mercury News music reviewer John Orr writes, “More than anyone else, anywhere, Chris Cain represents the future of the blues.”
As the lead vocalist for Santana for 25 years, internationally known Tony Lindsay has garnered 11 Grammy awards, travelled on several world tours and recorded on seven CD's. Joining Tony on this special show are the powerful voices of Fred Ross (who has recorded and toured with Aretha Franklin, Tower of Power, Frankie Beverly and Chaka Khan) and Will Russ Jr (a Detroit born,bred and raised singer with a voice as soothing as a cool summer breeze.)
The Earl Thomas show is a celebration. He sings like a man who's seen everything, rasping out songs in a well-trained voice of grit and flint and hard traveling and after nearly two decades in the music business, he is in peak form. The show he brings to Biscuits & Blues capitalizes on all of his strengths - his voice, his experience, his natural charisma, and the fact that once on stage, he is the real deal. A torch bearer. A 21st century bluesman.