BACKTRACK BLUES BAND
Latest CD Release "Way Back Home" ( Sept. 2016) is mostly original music that delivers an exciting harp and guitar infused album that really hits the mark!
The Backtrack Blues Band is one of Florida's longest running and most accomplished blues bands. Founded in 1980, the group has performed continuously for over 30 years. Backtrack's high energy Chicago-style blues, with exceptional guitar, harp, and vocals, has made the band a constant on the Florida blues concert, club, and festival scene for over three decades.
This five-piece unit has an upbeat, electric blues sound reminiscent of the early Chicago blues scene. Sonny Charles supplies great amplified harmonica and vocals and is an accomplished blues harmonica player, whose tone and style are reminiscent of Little Walter and Paul Butterfield.. Kid Royal adds blistering lead guitar and vocals and has appeared at many major blues festivals throughout Canada and America, and his style is influenced by the great Texas guitar players. He is widely respected as one of the very top guitarists in Florida. The solid rhythm section consists of Little Johnny Walter on rhythm guitar, Joe Bencomo on drums, and Stick Davis on bass, delivers its brand of original electric blues with the passion and integrity of a group that has spent decades refining its craft. The band members are serious students of blues music, and bring a lot of authenticity and talent to the group. Sonny Charles and Little Johnny formed the band in 1980, and have played together for over 35 years.
What We've Achieved
The group has also been recognized by the Tampa Bay community as a leader in the blues music arena
by garnering three Tampa Bay Music Awards as the area's "Best Blues Band."
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