Hooch & The Bluesicians

Hooch & The Bluesicians

 Manorville, New York, USA
BandBlues

A blend of fiery, hard driving Chicago blues mixed with a healthy dose of California swing with attitude. Fronted by harmonica meister Bob "Hoochie Coochie" Paolucci and paired with old school musicians, their interlocking playing style is guaranteed to give fans their money's worth.

Biography

Bob "Hoochie Coochie" Paolucci (Hooch for short), is a North Jersey native musician/songwriter and has been playing harmonica for over thirty-eight years as well as playing guitar and singing for over thirty-two years. He is a mostly self-taught musician, with the exceptions of having the great honor of having studied with both Sonny Terry (country/folk blues great) and Harry Feldman (chromatic virtuoso with The Harmonica Rascals). Hooch has been lucky enough to have toured with two great guitar legends, Son Seals (where he got his "Hoochie Coochie" nickname) and Louisiana Red, and has also shared the stage with performers like Johnny Johnson, Big Bill Morganfield (Son of Muddy Waters), Shamika Copeland, Koko Taylor, Junior Wells, Johnny Winters, Sammy Lawhorn, Victoria Spivy, Vasser Clemens, the 1995 Blues Hall of Fame recipient Mr. Sam Taylor, Eddie Shaw, Jimmy Vivino & The Conan O’Brian Band, Little Sammy Davis, Eddie Brogotti (Young Rascals), Todd Wolfe (guitarist for Sheryl Crow), Odessa, and even (oh my God) Don Ho.

Hooch's varied musical styles include everything from burning Chicago blues to melodic Delta blues to country rock to country western to reggae to jazz. His firm belief that there is no one way to play the harp and no one musical genre to play with it shows in his style and in his engaging performances.

Discography

New Release "Fly Right"

Tracks

1. If Every Day Were Yesterday
2. Overtime
3. I'm Goin' Home
4. Why Me
5. Woke Up This Morning
6. Can't Keep It Up
7. Had You Told It Like It Was
8. Little Bitty Pretty/Rockin' Robin
9. Take It Back
10. Fly Right
11. Santa's Got A Blues Band

Son Lewis – Last Train Smokin'
Moose & The Bulletproof Blues Band - Movin' On
Walt Whitney – Howlin’ At The Moon
Jim Moran & The Boulevard Blues Band - Slither
Tommy "Keys" Lippis - Two Left Hands
Long Island Christmas Compilation
Blues New York Compilation

Set List

Depending on the venue, The Bluesicians will either play three 45 minute sets or two 90 minute sets.

The Bluesicians do originals and covers with the covers including Muddy Waters, Little Charlie, Little Walter, Charlie Musselwhite, Louis Jordan, Lester Young, Charlie Christian and other traditional blues.

A typical set list may include Can’t Keep It Up, Lollipop Mama, Five Long Years, If You Love Me Like You Say, Caledonia and several originals from our current CD and upcoming CD.