Anthony Gomes
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Anthony Gomes


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The best kept secret in music


"Blues On Stage"

"Jim Gaines's production of Unity is as phenominal as his work for Santana, Walter Trout and Luther Allison and will surely have similar career results for Gomes...Want to enjoy tomorrow's blues today? Then unite with the steamy, hip-grindin', funkified blues of Anthony Gomes." - Tim Holek


"Best CD of the Year... One of the Top 30 Essential blues CDs of all time... Unity should put him over the top as a guitar god." -

"Tower Records"

"A bold and original melding of Blues and Rock...the type of music making that leaves fans breathless. A no risk disc." - Tower Records

"Kansas City Blues Society"

"Gomes knows how to milk an audience without pandering or resorting to sensationalism. He doesn't rip off his shirt off or go walking on bars to incite an audience. He performs. At a certain point it's like church...but it's not a shallow, white boy emulation. Somehow Anthony Gomes has internalized that black church gospel experience and lets it out as well as any church schooled performer." - Kansas City Blues Society


"Gomes persues his passions with a musical intelligence that places him way ahead of the other blues hellions igniting the Fender Fretboard." - Downbeat

"Salt Lake City Weekly"

"Anthony Gomes may look like just another skinny white dude, but the gutbucket soul and funkified R&B he throws down is phat beyond all appearances—factor in some scorching Stratocaster skills, and you've got a serious mojo mofo." - Salt Lake City Weekly

"92.7 The Zoo, Brother Ken"

"Anthony Gomes's Unity by far surpasses all others. Blues Album of the Year! Song of the year - Darkest Before the Dawn." - Waitt Media Kansas

"Dan "Elwood Blues" Ackroyd"

"Looks like this may be the one to break his career much wider...The record brings together Anthony Gomes's searing guitars and vocals, a blistering horn section, gospel choruses, some quite acoustic moments, alot of funk, alot of soul, a whole lotta blues..." - House of Blues Radio Hour

"The Clarksdale Press Register"

"His voice morphs to music. One minute Anthony Gomes sounds like Otis Redding. Next breath, he's Robert Plant crossed with Delbert McClinton. On every song, however, Gomes is all roots." - The Clarksdale Press Register


"Blues CD of the Year. ***** In a world of Stevie Ray Vaughan impersonators, it is always refreshing to hear a young artist with his own style and fresh ideas" -


Blues in Technicolor
Sweet Stringin' Soul

Anthony is also a contributing writer/guitarist on the Tim Gonzalez album "straight form the heart"


Feeling a bit camera shy


Anthony Gomes Career Highlights:

• Anthony’s current indie release has soundscanned in excess of 10,000 units.
• The Gomes Unity Tour has been featured on Pollstar’s Tours Du Jour section several times in the past 12 months.
• Named Artist of the Month in April 2003 by
• Current tour includes major festival performances in the UK, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, Portugal, France, Virgin Islands, Canada and USA.
• Unity was produced by Jim Gaines (Santana, Stevie Ray Vaughan). Gomes is currently working with producer Tom Hambridge (Susan Tedeschi, Johnny Winter).
• Fender Musical Instruments designed a custom Telecaster guitar especially for Gomes.
• Named Artist of the Year in a subscriber poll of 70,000 members by BluesWax magazine.
• Gomes has collaborated with award-winning songwriters including Jim Peterik and Tom Hambridge.
• Selected by Academy-Award winning actor Morgan
Freeman and Bill Luckett to perform in a Blues Documentary entitled “A Journey To Clarkesdale”. Other performers included Chris Robinson (Black Crowes), Warren Haynes (Allman Brothers/ Gov’t Mule/ The Dead) and Jimmie Vaughan.
• Opened shows for Robert Plant, Kenny Wayne Sheppard, B.B. King, Doobie Brothers, Robert Cray and George Thorogood.
• Latest tour named critic’s choice in various entertaiment publications including The Pitch (Kansas City), Salt Lake City Weekly and San Francisco Chronicle.

Anthony Gomes Industry Quotes:

“The place was packed, they came from all around, there was a buzz in the air, the lights went down. The skinny kid came out – and he was the shit. He could play guitar like there was no tomorrow. When he started to sing, I was floored....”
- CREEM magazine

“Influenced by soul, gospel, rock and R&B, Gomes crams musical styles and manages to leave his own funky blues brand sizzling on the sound. And his magnetic, shake’-em-up live shows keep his fans captivated - and hankerin' for more.”
- The Pitch