GG Amos, vocals and guitar
Parris Bertolucci, organ
Randy Lee Odell, drums
GG Amos carries the torch of the African American guitarists and singers who created a distinct West Coast blues style during World War II and the decades that followed — musicians like Lowell Fulson and T-Bone Walker and younger players, notably including Johnny Heartsman.
GG has released a single, “West Coast” in tribute to the genre and to Heartsman, who recorded prolifically, primarily as a sideman, in the 1950s and 1960s, then effectively disappeared. In the 1970s, he surfaced in Sacramento and again became a widely admired player, remaining active right up to his death in 1996.
GG grew up in Sacramento and became profoundly influenced by Heartsman, though she has her own thang for sure, melding funky soul, jazz and latin elements into music that’s all GG!
Read more and hear clips of GG’s music atÂ http://www.twogees.com/
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