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The 60minuten Blues Interview: ANTHONY GOMES – Feb 7

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#1 Billboard Blues Artist, Anthony Gomes, has been creating burning blues since his recorded debut in 1998. 12 releases and numerous awards and ecstatic accolades later, the aptly-named, riff-laden Electric Field Holler crackles with his bare wires passion.

Gomes’ formidable guitar chops and authentic singing place him in the forefront of modern blues. This, along with his high-energy shows and dynamic stage presence, make him one of the top draws on the Rock/Blues circuit today. Headlining concerts in 17 countries, Gomes has shared the stage with B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Robert Plant, Jeff Healey, Heart, Jonny Lang and Kenny Wayne Shepherd. Word of Anthony’s performances has reached Eric Clapton, Morgan Freeman, John Goodman, Toby Keith, Jonny Lang, Ron White and Vince Vaughn who have all attended Gomes’ concerts. Perhaps the greatest complement was offered by Morgan Freeman who jokingly professed that Anthony was, “not bad for a white boy.”

Gomes is also an award winning blues history scholar, earning the University of Toronto’s C.P. Stacey Award for the highest overall academic grade point average by a history major. Anthony completed his master’s degree thesis on the racial and cultural evolution of blues music, graduating with high distinction.

Believing that music can inspire the human spirit, Anthony founded the Music Is The Medicine Foundation in 2010. This non-profit organization is dedicated to changing the lives of others through the healing power of music. Through private donations and winning sizable grants from State Farm Insurance and CVS Pharmacy, the foundation has funded songwriting scholarships, offered music education programs, and donated musical instruments to those in need.

Anthony Gomes sings and plays with integrity and deeply felt emotion oblivious to fortune and fashion. The resulting music is a blazing cathartic experience radiating therapeutic heat for body and soul.

Bluesmusicfan.com is thrilled with its partnership with 60minuten.net and it’s founder Viktor Büttner. A new blues interview will be broadcast regularly on Sundays at 1:15 PM eastern. Our own DJane Cheyanne will be co-hosting the live interviews with Viktor for The 60minuten Blues Interview. They will feature today’s top blues musicians and brand-new blues bands who are creating exciting new music for us to listen to (and broadcast!).  We are particularly excited that we are providing an opportunity for our listeners to ask/submit questions of the artist during the live interviews! Keep your eyes on the blog and our social media outlets like Twitter and Facebook for the upcoming interview announcements.

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