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LA WEEKLY SELECTS GOMES SHOW AS THE MUSIC PICK OF THE WEEK

February 08, 2019

LA Weekly picked Gomes's recent show in Tarzana, CA as their 'show of the week':

"Bluesman Anthony Gomes describes himself as the classic triple threat — guitarist, vocalist and songwriter. And it’s tough to put together a convincing argument against that. In fact, Blues Revue Magazine said that “Gomes’ formidable guitar chops and authentic singing place him in the forefront of modern blues,” while none other than B.B. King said, “A very talented guitarist... and where did that voice come from?" That’s high praise but completely deserved. The Canadian artist, now living in St. Louis, has put out 13 awesome albums since kicking off in 1998, including last year’s killer Peace, Love & Loud Guitars. It’ll be cool to see him in this relatively intimate setting. The Terraplanes also play."

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EUROPE'S SOUND GUARDIAN MAGAZINE PICKS GOMES ALBUM AS THE BEST OF 2018

December 21, 2018

SoundGuardian Magazine has named‘Peace, Love & Loud Guitars’ as the Best Album of 2018. 

This is the second major blues publication to name it the best album of the year. 

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PEACE, LOVE & LOUD GUITARS NAMED ALBUM OF THE YEAR BY BLUES ROCK REVIEW

December 19, 2018

‘Peace, Love & Loud Guitars’ has been named as the Top Album of 2018 by Blues Rock Review.

Gomes posted the following on social media: "This is such an honor and we are joined by so many great musicians appearing on the Top 20 Albums of 2018 list! We echo the BRR sentiments in that 2018 has been a big year for the Blues and it’s been exciting to see all the wonderful albums released this year continuing to grow the Blues Genre."

Thank you to Pete Francis and the team at Blues Rock Review, our fans, and the Blues Community as a whole. 

“Peace, Love, and Loud Guitars is without a doubt the best album of Anthony Gomes’ career. Gomes has been around the block in the blues rock scene and just continues to get better and better. This is a statement album from an artist helping to keep real, genuine, blues and rock music alive.” – Pete Francis

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ROCK AND BLUES MUSE NAMES PLLG TOP ALBUM OF 2018

December 18, 2018

We are honored to share that ‘Peace, Love & Loud Guitars’ is one of the Rock and Blues Muse Top 20 Blues, Rock, Roots Albums of 2018!

The list of the Top 20 Albums is in no particular order and each release was chosen based on musicianship, songwriting and overall quality.

Thank you Martine and all of you at Rock and Blues Muse! We appreciate your support!

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GOMES ALBUM HITS NUMBER ONE ON iTUNES

October 19, 2018

'Peace, Love & Loud Guitars' takes the number one spot on iTunes today.  This is the first album for Anthony to hit number 1.

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PEACE, LOVE & LOUD GUITARS HITS NUMBER ONE ON AMAZON'S HOT NEW RELEASES

October 15, 2018

'Peace, Love & Loud Guitars' takes the number one spot on Amazon's Hot New Releases in the Electric Blues Section.  The album hits the streets Friday, October 19th.

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CONCERT MONKEY CALLS NEW GOMES ALBUM 'ONE OF THE BEST OF THE YEAR'

October 15, 2018

Concert Monkey calls 'Peace, Love & Loud Guitars' one of the best albums of this year and awarded it 9.5/10.  

"Peace, Love & Loud Guitars is one of the best albums I heard this year. This album is highly recommended for rock and guitar enthusiasts. Hopefully Gomes will also come to Europe to promote this magnificent album. If this had to be the case, I am definitely in the first row."

AMERICAN BLUES SCENE WORLDWIDE PREMIERE OF NEW ANTHONY GOMES TRACK

October 15, 2018

American Blues Scene offered the World Premiere of the new Gomes Track "Your Mama Wants To Do Me (And Your Daddy Wants To Do Me In).

"t’s always exciting to release a world premiere track," writes ABS, "more so when that song comes from someone as talented as Anthony Gomes. The blues rocker will release his 13th album Peace, Love & Loud Guitars on Friday, October 19th via his own Up2Zero label.

12 new, original songs cover topics from lost love to acknowledgement of the past and from salvation to primal urges. “Your Mama Wants To Do Me (And Your Daddy Wants To Do Me In)” is from the latter category. However, its clever lyrics are much more than that. It combines honky tonk story-telling with a game of The Dozens. Think Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Gimme Three Steps” meets a “Yo Mama” joke and you’ll start to get the idea.

Anthony says of the song, “Mama always said, ‘Good girls go to heaven. Bad girls go backstage’.” That sums it up in a nutshell. Gomes has always had a shrewd lyrical style, and on this track he combines it with some searing wah-wah guitar effects, hand clapping, and killer backing vocals from Angie Primm, Gale Stuart, and Devonne Fowlkes."

CLICK HERE to listen to 'Your Mama Wants To Do Me' on American Blues Scene.

GOMES RELEASES 'BLUES IN THE FIRST DEGREE'

October 14, 2018

Gomes has released 4 videos and singles in the past month in support of his upcoming album.  The latest video, 'Blues In The First Degree', captures the Canadian guitar hero and his studio band hard at work in a behind the scenes setting.

Blues Music Magazine describes the new track as, "Powerhouse vocals, blistering guitar, lyrics bathed in truth, solid rhythm section, now this is the blues from Anthony Gomes."

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GOMES ALBUM SETS THE NEW HIGH WATER MARK FOR THE BLUES GENRE - MIDWEST RECORD

October 10, 2018

Midwest Record writes, "A guitar slinging, award winning blues scholar takes modern blues way beyond the established points of white boys with the blues into a whole new realm entirely. High octane stuff attracting a wide range of various talents, particularly for an indie release, Gomes sets the new high water mark for the genre. Mashing up and genre splicing like a skilled surgeon, Gomes' blues rock hits the heights and delights. Killer stuff. "

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THIRD SINGLE FROM 'PEACE, LOVE & LOUD GUITARS' OUT NOW

October 08, 2018

Gomes releases his third track, the swaggering boogie shuffle 'The Whiskey Made Me Do It.'  Anthony defends chasing his girlfriend’s sister due to “drinking triples and seeing double, acting single, now I’m in trouble,” leading to “We woke up naked on the hood of a car, the police said, ‘son, you took it too far’,” while flashing slashing slide guitar chops.

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ANTHONY RELEASES SECOND SINGLE AND VIDEO

September 28, 2018

Gomes has just released 'Stealin' From The Devil,' the second single and video from his forthcoming album 'Peace, Love & Loud Guitars.'  The song, now available for streaming on Spotify and iTunes, features an animated video of the Canadian guitar hero on a supernatural adventure.

“In ‘Stealing From The Devil’ we pay tribute to Robert Johnson and create our own Crossroads legend,” says Gomes.  “I’ve always had a lot of sympathy for Johnson. It might be because I know firsthand how difficult it can be to ‘make it’ in the music business and how many of us go to great lengths to find fame and fortune. In this song I am on a mission to find some justice! I  go down to hell, rescue Robert, battle the Prince of Darkness, rip up the Deed to the bluesman’s soul, hotwire the Devil’s Cadillac and floor it to the Pearly Gates. You know, just the boring, regular everyday stuff us musicians do.”

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BLUES ROCK REIVEW SELECTS 'COME DOWN' FOR THEIR ALBUM SAMPLER

September 28, 2018

'Come Down' is the lead track on Blues Rock Review's latest album sampler. Volume 10 is set to be available for free download on Blues Rock Review October 5th. BRR released its first album sampler in 2012 and the landmark 10th release comes six years later featuring eight blues rock acts from around the globe.

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NEW VIDEO HITS 300,000 VIEWS ON FACEBOOK

September 27, 2018

'Come Down', the first single from Anthony's forthcoming 'Peace, Love & Loud Guitars' album has over 300,000 views on Facebook and 10,000 views on YouTube.

The full length album will be released internationally on October 19, 2018.

 

CLICK HERE to watch the new video and get your FREE DOWNLOAD of 'Come Down'.

BLUES ROCK REVIEW WORLDWIDE EXCLUSIVE ON SECOND GOMES SINGLE

September 27, 2018

In a Blues Rock Review exclusive premiere watch the new music video “Stealin’ From The Devil” by Anthony Gomes. The track is featured on Gomes’ upcoming album, Peace, Love, & Loud Guitars, available October 19th.

CLICK HERE to read the Blues Rock Review news story.

SPOTIFY ADDS GOMES SINGLE 'COME DOWN' TO THIER CURATED PLAYLIST

September 21, 2018

Spotify has added 'Come Down' to their popular 'In The Name Of The Blues' Playlist.

Currently, the new Gomes single is at the number 4 position of the 79 hottest new blues releases.  Other artists on the playlist include Joe Bonamassa, Billy Gibbons, Boz Scaggs, Shemekia Copeland and Buddy Guy 

 

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ANTHONY GOMES RELEASES NEW SINGLE 'COME DOWN' AND ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM

September 16, 2018

Anthony Gomes, 2017 European Blues Award Winner, is thrilled to announce the release of the first single, Come Down, from his forthcoming album Peace, Love & Loud Guitars.

Gomes bares heart and soul on Come Down, a modern work song with the startling plea “Come down from heaven B.B. King, 'cause this kingdom has no king.”  The single, inspired by Gomes' admiration for B.B. King, will be released on September 16th in honor of B.B.'s birthday and promoted with a video.

The full length album will be released internationally on October 19, 2018.

 

CLICK HERE to watch the new video and get your FREE DOWNLOAD of 'Come Down'.

ANTHONY GOMES ON THE COVER OF POLAND'S GUITARIST MAGAZINE

September 07, 2018

Anthony Gomes is on the cover of this month's Gitarzysta magazine.  This is the first guitar magazine cover for the Canadian guitar hero.  Gomes commented on Twitter, "We are honored to be on the cover of Gitarzysta, Poland's Guitarist Magazine. This is our first guitar magazine cover and a dream come true. What a thrill! Many thanks to Gitarzysta and the Polish music community for their love and support."

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ANTHONY GOMES TO PERFORM FREE CONCERT AT ATLANTIC CITY'S HARD ROCK CASINO GRAND OPENING

July 07, 2018

Anthony Gomes, a #1 Billboard blues artist, is thrilled to be a part of the grand opening of Atlantic City's Hard Rock Casino.  To celebrate, the Canadian blues rocker will be performing a free show in the casino on Monday July 16th at 9 pm.

The billion dollar casino has just opened in what used to be the Trump Taj Mahal and  has brought a large display of items from what it calls the world’s largest collection of music memorabilia.

Elvis Presley's Rolls Royce, the suits the Beatles wore on their first tour of America, Bruce Springsteen's sleeveless faded denim jacket and colorful headband, and Michael Jackson's famous glove are among the items of music memorabilia on display at Atlantic City’s new Hard Rock casino.

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ANTHONY GOMES FANS SING ON HIS NEW ALBUM

May 15, 2018

A group of 30 people made up of artists, agents, journalists and fans gathered at Made In Memphis Entertainments Studios to sing 'gang background vocals' to two tracks from Anthony's forthcoming album. 

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GOMES ATTENDS BLUES MUSIC AWARDS

May 11, 2018

Anthony attended the 39th Annual Blues Awards in Memphis, Tennessee.  The ceremony was held on Thursday May 10th at the Cook Convention Center in downtown Memphis.

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ANTHONY WANTS YOU TO SING ON HIS NEW ALBUM

May 03, 2018

Anthony is looking for 30 lucky fans to sing/yell 'gang background vocals' - just like a crowd would sing at a live show - to the title track of his forthcoming album.  You don't have to be a professional or have any experience.  We just want to capture the sound of a live audience singing!

The vocals will be recorded on Thursday May 10th in Memphis, TN...

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ANTHONY GOMES DEMOS 3D PRINTED GUITAR FOR BASF AT AMUG CONFERENCE

April 26, 2018

Anthony performed and demoed the world's first high quality 3D-Printed guitar for the BASF corporation at this year's AMUG Conference in St. Louis.   

 

The design of the instrument itself tells the story of 3D-Printing...

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ANTHONY GOMES VISITS BLUES HALL OF FAME IN MEMPHIS

April 21, 2018

Barbara Newman, President and CEO of the Blues Foundation, invited Anthony to tour the National Blues Museum while Gomes was passing through on tour.

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BLUES ROCK GUITAR GASES UP

April 14, 2018

What seemed like just a normal afternoon on the road turned into a Blues Rock Reunion.  Anthony Gomes and the band were stopping to fill up with gas somewhere in the middle of nowhere.  Right next to them, doing the same thing, was fellow Intrepid Artist and big brother Walter Trout and his incredible band.

You never know what will happen on the Blues Highway.

GOMES INTERVIEWED ON OLD ROCK HOUSE'S LOADIN SERIES

April 12, 2018

Anthony joins a select group of artists including Victor Wooten, Sam Bush and Samantha Fish that have been featured on Old Rock House's Load in Series.

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ANTHONY TOURS THE NATIONAL BLUES MUSEUM

April 04, 2018

David Beardsley was generous enough to give Gomes a private tour on the National Blues Museum as part of the 'National Blues Museum Presents' project.

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GOMES FEATURED IN FORT WAYNE'S WHATZUP MAGAZINE

February 20, 2018

Deborah Kennedy recently interviewed Anthony in Fort Wayne's Whatzup Magazine. 

 

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NEW GOMES ALBUM NAMED ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED RELEASES OF 2018

January 18, 2018

Blues Rock Review names Gomes' forthcoming album as one of the most anticipated releases of the new year.  The album, tentatively titled 'Peace, Love & Loud Guitars', is scheduled for a summer release. 

 

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GOMES WINS BEST MUSICIAN AT EUROPEAN BLUES AWARDS

December 01, 2017

Anthony Gomes, wins the Best Musician (Live Performance) category at the 2017 European Blues Awards.  Winners of the 37th European Blues Awards were announced at the Manchester Blues Festival UK on Sunday November 26th before being repeated on Twitter during a #BluesHour Special on Monday November 27th.  

 

This is the Toronto born singer/songwriter/guitarist's first award in Europe.  Anthony accepted the prize by saying, "It is an honor to be recognized in Europe.  I have always had a deep respect for Europe's appreciation of music and culture.  In many, ways European musicians were the architects of the blues rock music we play today."

 

Poland's Blues Online wrote on Social Media, "Anyone who saw Anthony Gomes at the Jimiway Blues Festival knows he is the best musician performing live in Europe."  They linked to an article with video and a list of all the winners.  CLICK HERE to access the article and videos.

ANTHONY DISCUSSES THE GUITARS HE HAS ON TOUR

October 19, 2017

Blues Rock Review's Pete Francis recently interviewed Anthony on some of his guitars that he has on tour with him.  In this video, Gomes shares some interesting stories behind each of his guitars.

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GOMES COMPARED TO JOE BONAMASSA BY BLUES ROCK REVIEW

October 01, 2017

Pete Francis, Editor of Blues Rock Review Magazine, compared Anthony to Joe Bonamassa in the latest Blues Rock Review video.

 

"Anthony Gomes is another artist worth checking out if you like Joe Bonamassa.  Anthony is no stranger to the blues and blues rock scene.  He made his debut album back in 1998 and he has been putting out quality stuff ever since.  Like Joe Bonamassa, he is someone who has relentlessly toured all over and has consistently put out good albums.  Anthony Gomes has very distinctive raw powerful vocals, great guitar player, good songwriter.  Something that I also think is important about Anthony Gomes is if you take Joe Bonamassa as a model of the music industry and how his career has run, I think Anthony Gomes is similar in that respect.  Not only is he a professional musician but he markets himself very well, he has a professional looking website and very good social media.  I think this is important for artists in this day and age. Anthony Gomes serves well as a model for other independent musicians. So, if you like Joe Bonamassa, definately check out Anthony Gomes."

 

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