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Mick Martin & The Blues Rockers

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Voted six times as “Best West Coast Blues Band” by Real Blues magazine in Canada and three times as “Best Blues Band” in the Sacramento Area Music Awards (SAMMIES), becoming “Hall of Fame” inductees in Spring of 2001, the Blues Rockers have released 12 CDs on Blues Rock Records. Their latest is “Tip of the Hat,” a tribute to British blues on DIG Music, selected by Blues Matters! Magazine in England as one of the best American blues releases of the year. America’s Blues Revue magazine called it, “Irresistible!” This follows the all-original “In One Ear,” which was released on Blues Rock Records in early 2001 simultaneously with “Blues Rock U.S.A.,” a two-CD retrospective culled from the band’s previous 10 releases. Veterans of three European tours and numerous music festival appearances, the members are:

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On March 31, 1994, Mick Martin did something highly unusual for a harmonica player: performing at Carnegie Hall for the nationally broadcast “Blues in Jazz” concert with mentor Jimmy Smith, Jimmy Witherspoon, Grover Washington Jr., Carrie Smith and Mark Whitfield. That same year, he was also featured on Jimmy Smith’s Fantasy/Milestone Records release, “Sum Serious Blues.” Other CD guest spots on harmonica include “What’s Left Don’t Feel Right” by Kathleen Cairnes & Tattoo Blue, “Gone Wanderin’ ” by Jackie Greene (with the Blues Rockers), “Demonstration” by the Will Derryberry Band, the BluesExciter’s self-titled release and the anthology, “Sacramento Blues,” backing Johnny Heartsman on “Key to the Highway.

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