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#1 Blues artist Anthony Gomes joins Twisted South Radio this week with his power trio on supporting their latest album "Up 2 Zero".
Anthony Gomes’ latest , “Up 2 Zero”, represents a full-circle return to his love of high energy, guitar-driven blues rock. "This album is the most honest representation of who I am. The title represents getting back to the blues - back to ground zero,” says Gomes. “Musically, most people try to look ahead for inspiration or seek out what’s cutting edge. I seem to go in the other direction and look backwards to be inspired. In a strange way, when I listen to Muddy Waters or Robert Johnson I hear the future.”
Up 2 Zero opens with the searing mission statement of “Back To The Start”, a song co-written with Tom Hambridge (Buddy Guy, Susan Tedeschi, Johnny Winter). The album, mixed by five-time Grammy winner Richard Dodd (The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty), includes the burning slow blues of “One Last Time”, the radio ready “Love Sweet Love”, and classic rock-blues groover “Fly Away”. On these songs Anthony collaborated with longtime writing partner Jim Peterik (“Eye Of The Tiger“, “Vehicle“, “Hold On Loosely“, “Blues In Technicolor“). Gomes’ endless touring kept him atop the blues field as he continued to be nominated for Blues Wax “Artist Of The Year” awards for several years in a row. 2008’s “LIVE” is Gomes’ greatest commercial success to date, reaching number one on the Billboard Top Blues Albums chart.
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