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Another Murder in New Orleans Featuring Legends Dr. John and Bobby Rush

 

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Blinddog smokin' 

 

Blinddog is eight people as varied as the music they make which can’t be confined to a genre. Ranging in age from 71 down to 24, the band is an ethnic blend of African American, Mexican, Jewish, Swedish, and one Heinz 57 female to complete the mix. They live scattered about from San Diego, LA, San Francisco, Las Vegas, and Wyoming.

Their music is original, both recorded and live. Blinddog is it’s own genre, and it’s music is just “Blinddogified.” It is based on good storytelling, powerful and intense rhythms, dynamic volume swings, and occasional humor. It has youthful energy and profound lyrics reflective of who you see on stage.

The performances are energetic, sometimes choreographed, in-your-face, and dramatic. You won’t see the band standing around smoking, scratching, and wondering what song to play next. Blinddog brings it. They’ve been around as long as their youngest member has been alive. Performing at clubs, festivals, and theaters from coast to coast and in other countries over 3000 times. By the year 2000 they were dubbed “America’s Road Warriors” by Southland Blues Magazine.

Blinddog’s live performance was summarized in one word by Elmore Magazine in 2015:

“Outstanding!”

Band members:

  • Carl Gustafson, founder and band leader, lead vocals, harmonica, since 1993
  • Chicago Chuck Gullens (Mr. Look so good) Drummer since 1994, lead and background vocals
  • Roland “Junior Bacon” Pritzker, Bass since 2000, lead and background vocals
  • Mo Beeks, Keyboards since 2007, lead and back ground vocals
  • Chris White (Captain Do-it-all), Bass since 2008, back ground vocals
  • Chalo Ortiz, lead guitar since 2009
  • Linda Gustafson, back ground vocals since 2011
  • Fabian Chavez, Saxophone, Percussion, Clarinet, Flute, drums, since 2015

Former full-time members:

  • Jason Comes, Lead Guitar 1993 to 2006
  • Lou Hutchinson, Bass Guitar, 1993-1994
  • Tim Mondragon, drums, 1993-1994
  • Andy Miller, Bass, 1994-1998
  • Billy Broderick, Keyboards, 1993
  • Peter Queal, Bass, 1999
  • Oli Brown, Guitar, (summers only) 2004-2009
  • Gino Matteo, Guitar, 2007-2010

Albums:

  • Blues For Breakfast, 1993 (Cassette)
  • Start Packin’, 1995
  • Ain’t From Mississippi, 1996
  • Body Droppin’ Blues (Live From Slocum’s Underground), 1997
  • Sittin’ In, (With Miss Blues), 1998
  • More Trouble Than Worth, 1999
  • Sittin’ on The Porch, (With Miss Blues), 2000
  • Back of Beyond, EP, 2002
  • Friends, (With Bobby Rush) 2003
  • Up From the Tracks, 2010
  • Decisions, (With Bobby Rush and Dr. John) 2014, Grammy nomination, Album of the year wins from Blues Blast Magazine and Offbeat Magazine, 10 national nominations
  • High Steppin’, 2016
  • Coming this year, Blind Faith

Blinddog all time best selling song:

  • Another Murder in New Orleans

Blinddog most plays on Spotify:

  • Another Murder in New Orleans, Lace & Leather, Funky Old Man

Blinddog song with most radio play:

  • House of the Rising Sun from the Ain’t From Mississippi album.
 
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For all inquiries, please contact Linda Gustafson @ sunflowernights@gmail.com

 

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