Eric Madis & Blue Madness
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Eric Madis & Blue Madness

Seattle, Washington, United States | INDIE

Seattle, Washington, United States | INDIE
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"Smooth, rocking blues from an immensely talented Seattle guitarist/singer/songwriter......sweet stuff through and through."....Jim Kelton, Blues to-do Monthly - Blues To-Do


"...with a blend of original material and thoughful covers, it seems there is nothing that this guitar whiz can't play." - Tony Englehart, Blues On-Stage - Blues On-Stage


" a style that is wholly his own....everything you could ask for in a guitarist...belts out the blues with the best of them, but has a more refined, skilled voice that would be equally at home singing jazz standards." - AllAboutJazz.com


"...not afraid to turn it up and get down, but has a strong jazz content running through it that's never lost."
-- Mark Dalton, Caldonia's NW Blues Pages - Caldonia's NW Blues Pages


" Fresh, original blues." -- The Stranger - The Stranger


" Few in town can rival Eric's tone on guitar and his vocals are clear, emotive and vibrant....goes from deep blues to quite jazzy, showing tremendous versatility.." -- Malcolm Kennedy, Washington Blues Society Bluesletter - The Bluesletter


" Great, effortless guitar playing...love the slide work" -- JW McClure, Victory Review - Victory Review


" Lovely modern blues playing linked back to the tradition." -- Chris Lunn, Ancient Victorys - Ancient Victorys


Discography

Eric Madis Discography:
* Film Soundtrack: Like Wild Geese Through the West (Ann Harbor Film Festival 1977)
* Film Soundtrack: Tangent (Ann Harbor Film Festival 1977)
* Film Soundtrack: Visions of the Inner Eye (U of Texas Health Science Center 1979)
* Film Soundtrack: Television Public Service Announcement for Sierra Club 1980
* Soundtrack: Blues History Minute (public radio
announcement 1992)
* LP: Nine Shades of Blue (Luna Records 1991) Nominated Best Blues Recording by NAMA & Washington Blues Society
Airplay in Pacific Northwest (US and Canada).
* LP: Traveling Light (Luna Records 1997) Airplay in Pacific Northwest (US and Canada)
* LP: Third Step (Luna Records 2002) Airplay in Pacific Northwest; Heavy Airplay at KBCS.
* LP: Wood, Wires & Bone (Luna Records 2003) Airplay in Pacific Northwest; Heavy Airplay (KBCS) Includes streaming.
* LP: The Dues Will Never Be Paid in Full (Luna Records 2009). Airplay in US and Europe. Includes streaming. This recording features Blue Madness on most tunes.
* Numerous recordings with other artists.

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Eric Madis has led groups in Chicago, Denver, Dallas and Seattle. He has shared the stage with blues greats Big Walter Horton, Sunnyland Slim, James Cotton, Robben Ford, Little Charlie & the Nightcats, jazz ukulele virtuoso Bill Tapia, Hawaii's Fabulous Farden Family and many more. He is a recording artist with five solo CDs, five film soundtracks and acclaim from NW Folklife, Guitar World, Kerrville National Folk Festival, NAMA, KPLU, KBCS,
Washington Blues Society, and is an internationally recognized guitar instructor.

Brad Stoll has performed and recorded with numerous Northwest blues, jazz and rock bands, has toured nationally with PercussionNaut Patriots Drum and Bugle Corps. He is a graduate of the Percussion Institute of Technology in Los Angeles, where he studied with renowned percussionists Joe Pocaro, Alex Acuna, Ralph Humphrey, Joe Houghton and Efiran Toro.

A “go-to” bassist for numerous jazz, blues, rock and theatre groups, Martin Rush is known for his solid groove, warm tone, short and creative solos. Martin has played since elementary school and attended University of Idaho's Lionel Hampton School of Music, where he performed with jazz greats Toshiko Akioshi, Lew Tabackin, Ashley Alexander and others.

Blue Madness sometimes expands to a quartet or quintet with the addition of master blues/jazz Hammond B-3 organist Ron Weinstein, who has played with Blue Madness since 2004, and/or guitarist Alika Madis, a third year student at Boston’s Berklee College of Music, who has built his musicianship in rock, jazz and blues bands and has received awards for his musicianship at the Clark College and Frank DiMiero Jazz Festivals.