(WASHINGTON, DC) - Quickly-rising Southern-based blues-rock group JPBlues, fronted by young guitar ace John Pagano, kick off an East coast tour with a show locally at Madam's Organ Blues Bar, 2461 18 St. NW, Washington, DC, Friday, October 11. 7 p.m. $5. Info: (202) 667-5370 or log onto http://www.madamsorgan.com/.
JPBlues recently released their new CD, Make Room At The Table(Midnight Circus Productions), to critical acclaim:
"Really like the guitar tone that John Pagano (JP) gets on rhythm...his riffs and fluid and fresh. A real strong outing for JPBlues. Will please existing fans and likely win JP a lot of new ones." - BMANS BLUES REPORT
"Blurring the lines between genres, JPBlues and the album 'Make Room At The Table' takes the listener on a musical journey. In his 20's he's got a maturity that some artists never achieve, and the talent to turn his guitar into a voice all its own. There's the heart of a rocker and the soul of a bluesman in JP, and the one thing that's certain is that the combination of the two is pretty special." - ROCK OVER AMERICA
"I feel like I've been let in on a great blues secret when I received 'Make Room At The Table by a lil' band out of Georgia called the JPBlues Band. From the dirty, gritty tones of 'Keep On Walkin' through the driving rhythms of 'Day By Day,' Make Room At The Table serves up heaping helpings of great blues. Reminds me of Cream and Faces, among other great bands. Yea, they're that good." - BOOMEROCITY
JPBlues (a/k/a John Pagano) has been Touring and working the Blues scene since the age of 13! His first CD, at the age of 17, raised some eyes, his second Release on Midnight Circus Records, hit #4 on the RMR blues charts and remained in the top 50 for over 28 weeks! RMR rated it as one of its top 100 Blues CD's of 2011. JPBlues new CD "Make Room at the Table" shows a maturing up and coming blues artist and songwriter. With guest appearances by such top musicians as Yonrico Scott (Derek Trucks Band, Royal Southern Brotherhood) and Todd Smallie (JJ and Mofro, Derek Trucks band), it is clear that JPBlues has reached a new level in his career. This new release has something for everyone, from the traditional blues like "Make Room at the Table" Soulful Blues on "Another Time Another Place" or Ian Parkers "Love So Cold" all the way to Rockers Like "Good Enough", "We Ain't Going Nowhere" and "Day by Day"! The best way to describe JPBlues is "thick Blues dripping over the edge of rock."
****JPBlues Band On Tour****
October 11 (Fri.) MADAME'S ORGAN Washington, DC
October 12 (Sat.) BOBBIQUES Patchogue, NY
October 13 (Sun.) MR. BEERYS Bethpage, NY
October 16 (Wed.) RED LION New York City, NY
October 19 (Sat.) ABERLINE Rochester, NY
October 21 (Mon.) TIME OUT PUB Rockland, ME