Gino Matteo with Jade Bennett – Sister Mercy Double Header Scheduled for Catfish Lou’s
Two-time International Blues Challenge semi-finalists and Muddy Award nominees Sister Mercy possess a high-energy, blues-driven sound. Lead singer April Brown is mesmerizing with her powerful stage presence and joyful, full-range vocals. Scott Garcia creates memorable licks on guitar and Roger Espinor (drums) John Webb(bass) and Debby Espinor (keyboards) hold down their tight rhythms. The band presents original music that is a pleasure for the ears and a show that is a feast for the eyes.
For the past several years, Gino Matteo served as the lead guitarist in the Sugaray Rayford Band before beginning his solo career. Gino lives his motto: “Work hard at what you love, treat everyone you meet like family, and try to smile here and there.” Being a rarity in today’s Roots-Music world, Gino Matteo is a young man with an incredible knowledge and respect for the past. A true student of the life. Gino’s performances are spontaneous, explosive, and original- a triple threat to the music world. He is the definition of an “old soul” with a voice as smooth as velvet but tough as nails.
Joining Gino will be his wife Rip Cat Records artist Jade Bennett, whose vocal delivery will absolutely give you the best chills you’ve ever felt. Drawing from personal demons and life changing trials, her songs breathe new life into the music world in a dark, sultry, smoky soul infused kaleidoscope of aural genius.
Catfish Lou’s, 2460 NE 24th Ave. Friday, March 8 at 7:00 pm. $10.00 available in advance at Tickettomato.com and at the venue.