MAN & HIS MUSIC
'' OUR GREATEST JOURNEY STILL AWAITS US''
Of journeying the benefits are many, the freshness it bringeth to the heart, the seeing and hearing of marvelous things, the delight of beholding new cities, and meeting of unknown friends, for 2011. Mitty & The Followers, we would like to meet new friends
The outstanding Eric “Mitty” Moore is very well known around the Upstate, NY for performing the best on to the Ole School Rhythm & Blues, Motown and Stax Soul. He keeps the rhythm going with stylish bass lines. He’ll walk a bass line right up the middle of the room and back again before you know what hit you. it a shuffle, a slow R&B , or something down and funky, he’s right on the beat, providing a solid rhythmic foundation.
Stevie Lyons, His guitar style is unique and emotionally charged, spiced with just a touch of his hard-edged rockin’ blues player in the tradition of Billy Gibbons, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Duane Allman. Southern-style rock and blues that cuts right to the bone." At the center of this band is Stevie whose dark-tinged vocals and nasty guitar tones recall the best of the Upstate NY hottest musicians. At his worst Stevie sounds like a pre-pop-star Clapton filtered through southern sensibilities. At his best , he sounds purely like himself. o .
Paul Mastriani has been playing drums for over 20 years. He sits firmly in the pocket, punching out accents in the melody without overpowering the sound. Whether it’s a shuffle or a ballad, the beat is right on and keeps your foot stomping. Throughout his career Paul has had the pleasure of performing all genres of music.!!
Organ Master Sammy Gruttadauria There’s nothing fancy about his music. It’s basic to the bone, always swinging and steeped in blues and gospel. Sammie “G” says blues is about feeling. “That’s the most important thing,” he says. "During the past few years, a popular trend has taken hold in the jazz world, the comeback of the Hammond B-3 organ. Under the influence of the great Jimmy Smith in the '60’s, the instrument had become so popular that it seemed that ever major city featured organ combos in their neighborhood bar.
My main category is R&B “soul”. I’ve been lucky to work with fantastic musicians for my whole career. I’ve had great experiences in my life from performing to meeting interesting people. I can’t look back at any edition of the Mitty & The Followers Band and regret any of my hiring choices. – That through all of the ups and downs of living, you must stay true to yourself. Having said that, this time around, I hired the best of the best! These guys have resumes that put mine to shame, and they show up ready to play. I surrounded myself with people who eat this kind of music for breakfast, and it shows in the work.
It’s difficult these days to be truly original, but when you combine talent with imagination, respect for tradition with a healthy dose of musical innovation, MITTY & THE FOLLOWERS creates a result both surprising and refreshing. If you combine musical talent and experience the guys and myself will energize " live soul" on stage! ~~Mitty
Opening the show for Bootsy Collins will be the weekly winner of the Roc Star Rivalry contest, Mitty & the Followers, an R&B and funk/Soul group!!~~~ Webster Post
Rochester homeboys Mitty and the Followers opened the show with a beautifully mixed set of soul and R&B ~~~City Newspaper By Frank De Blase
A soulful start, and hard driving back line bring you great music . We look forward to bringing our high-energy mix of an authentic taste of soul to your stage! For booking info & our online press kit, please contact us at Mitty & The Followers Booking https://www.twine.fm/signin or email https://www.twine.fm/signin
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