Chance & The BluesDaddies /Chance Gardner
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Chance & The BluesDaddies /Chance Gardner


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...50's Stax/Volt rendition of the classic Robert Johnson song...the ripping guitar and Chance's smooth vocals make this very special. - Metronome Magazine

Born in Cuba and fried from birth on Southern blues, good old rock and roll, and Latin rhythms, Chance Gardner is a bizarrely twisted cowboy-boots-clad bald man. This effort yields 15 tracks for almost an hour's worth of songs brought to life via percussive elements, serpentine harmonicas, and a friggin' ukulele. The influence of the band's frequent gigs in the Hawaiian islands certainly comes through. "1/2 a Cigarette's Time," "Molokai Crab," "Schoolbully Blues," and "Devil's Working Overtime" bring a nice thematically responsible counterbalance to the closer, simply titled "Jesus." This album is for straightforward fans of the blues à la Lightning Hopkins and the Holmes Brothers. - Miami New Times - Music

"...These mean more to me than HOKU's or Grammy's because it's people's choice. Internet voting worldwide is real feedback from people that buy records as opposed to professional members of their respective academies."
Chance and the BluesDaddies will be playing live at the Hawaii Music Awards Banquet Saturday, March 18th. - Maui Entertainment Guide


Chance Gardner's new acoustic release in 2005 "Easy Come and Easy Go" features all original songs. Chance's guitar and vocal is accompanied by:
Mandolin,banjo,harmonica by Steve Sargenti
Accordion by Dave Hissey.
Percussion by Jose Ortiz, Sr.
Songs about love, life and of social import include 'Box U-112' (Dating Ads),'Rescue Me'(Katrina),'No More Room'(Overdevelopment of Maui, like moving historical gravesites and selling public beaches for condos) , 'Schoolbully Blues' (about payola and special interest groups in community cable) and 'Have You seen the Sky' (remembering the important things about life).
'Live at the Stopwatch' - Chance and the BluesDaddies. Best Blues CD 2006, Hawaii Music Awards.
'Easy Come and Easy Go' - Chance Gardner. Best Folk CD Finalist 2006, Hawaii Music Awards.

'Deaf Dog Blues' - Chance and the BluesDaddies. Best Blues CD 2004, Hawaii Music Awards. NA HOKU HANOHANO Awards finalist "Best Rock CD of the year". Grammy 1st Round Nominee: Best New Artist, Best Blues Artist.
'A Slack in the Key of Integrity' - Chance Gardner. Best Slack Key (Hawaiian Folk open tuning) CD 2004 Nominee, Hawaii Music Awards.

'Live Blues!' - Chance Gardner. Best Blues CD 2003, Hawaii Music Awards.
'Fate Stepped In' - Chance Gardner. Best Rock CD 2003, Hawaii Music Awards. NA HOKU HANOHANO Awards finalist "Best Rock CD of the year".



Chance's Voice is like 'Gravel in a Silk Bag' and his guitar is 'like John Lee Hooker on Steroids'. Chance learned the blues from Bluesmen: Mississippii's "Earring" George Mayweather (J. B. Hutto) and his brother Silas Hubbard Jr. and guitar showmanship (walking the bar playing guitar behind his back) from famed Blues guitarist Chris"Stovall" Brown in Boston.
Patrick McDonald's early bands included Jimmy and Stevie Ray Vaughn, Billy Gibbons (pre ZZ) and has toured on bass with Lightnin' Hopkins, Steve Miller Band, Billy Joel and Todd Rundgren to name a few. Most of the sidemen in the band have played with Duke Robillard, Luther 'Guitar Jr.' Johnson or 'Earring' George Mayweather.