"Mahajibee is a nonsense word. It’s a word you use when the word you want to use just isn’t coming to mind. It’s also the name of a no-nonsense blues band out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. They have been bringing their brand of hard working blues since 2000. Two lead guitars, my friends! Songs about love and money! What more do you want?
Oh, they look real good in black.”
— Dan “Elwood Blues” Aykroyd, House of Blues Radio
Despite their playful, laid back attitude, these blue-collar Steel City natives are a hot five-piece band that will get audiences out of their seats with an original blend of rough and tough rhythm & blues music.
With 14 years, four live albums, and one studio release now under its belt, the band continues to use its twin lead guitar attack to mix classic and contemporary blues styles in performances across the country. Mahajibee regularly receives airplay on HD radio, local and regional blues stations, and blues radio in Europe, Canada, and Australia. The band is currently preparing for the 2014 releases of a live album, New Boots, Vol.1, which provides a retrospective look at the 2013 touring season, and new original and cover material.
Patrick “Big Head” Tevis (Vocals, Harmonica, & Keys)
Brent “Junior” McConnell (Drums) “Big” Tim Ambrass (Bass)
Tim Vitullo (Vocals & Guitar)
Earl “The Chief” Schwalm (Vocals & Guitar)
Mahajibee Has Had the Pleasure of Performing at:
The King Biscuit Blues Festival (Helena, AR)
Heritage Music Blues Fest (Wheeling, WV)
Canton Blues Festival (Canton, OH)
Niagara Falls Blues Festival (Niagara Falls, NY)
Pittsburgh Blues Festival (Pittsburgh, PA)
Charlie West Blues Festival (Charleston, WV)
Erie Art Museum Blues & Jazz Festival (Erie, PA)
Finger Lakes Wine Festival (Watkins Glen, NY)
Port Erie Summer Concert Series (Erie PA)
Blues, Brews, & BBQ Festival (Snowshoe Ski Resort, WV)
Summertime Blues Festival (Havre De Grace, MD)
Kipona Wine, Art, & Blues Festival (Harrisburg, PA)
Mahajibee Hosts Diverse Touring Acts Including:
B.B. King (2012 & 2010)
Magic Slim & the Teardrops (2008)
Robert Belfour (2012)
Lindsey Alexander (2012)
Mississippi Heat (2013)
JJ Grey & Mofro (2013)
Kenny Wayne Shepard (2012)
Deep Purple (2005)
Bernard Allison (2008)
Barbara Blue (2004 & 2002)
Billy Price (2008)
Kilborn Alley Blues Band (2012)
Kim Wilson (2004)
Red Holloway (2011)
Southern Hospitality (2013)
Robert Bradley's Black Water Surprise (2004)
Devon Allman's Honeytribe (2013)
"We first saw these guys at the Pittsburgh Blues Festival in 2006 and they were equal to many more famous performers that we have seen at various blues festivals around the country. I have been waiting for
over a year to get my hands on their CD and it was worth the wait!! Keep up the good work - you are destined to go far!!"
— CD Baby Customer Review of Mahajibee LP
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4 "LIVE" cd's and one original.
We play a nice mix of traditional, original, and contemporary blues.