Jose Luis Pardo and The Mojo Workers

Jose Luis Pardo and The Mojo Workers

BandBluesSoul

With the Mojo Workers you get a mixture of Rock/Blues/ Soul/ Pop and Swing sounds. With The Roomful of swing, it's really funny, i wouldn't classify it as Rock and Roll, Swing, Neo Swing, Rockabilly or Blues, but at the same time is all of that.

Biography

“… a real killer instinct when he recreates, with ferocious ease, classics of Robert Johnson, BB and Albert King, or even Chuck Berry, who is emulated by Pardo in the use of his Gibson. The argentine slinger dominates his guitar in an appalling way, with astonishing, versatile and furious skills.”Arantza Amezola ( 2007-09-28) Gara Newspaper.
“…to add more, besize his unique control of the guitar, Pardo showed off, as if he had been raised in the Mississippi Delta, an absolute familiarility with the songs of his set list, and a deep emotional connection with one universal language, the Blues, emerged 9000 kms north of his looted home town” Livin Blues Magazine (2006)
“…It seems that Jose can handle all subgenres of the blues with first class material,.. Jose Pardo and the Mojo Workers is a versatile blues band, they know how the blues should sound: sincerely and honest! Bobtje Blues Pages.
During 2007, argentine guitar blues Singer and guitarist, José Luis Pardo, has performed in the most important blues festivals of three continents, earning a well deserved reputation as one of the most important and attractive blues acts in the international blues circuit.
In April 2007, he played the Jacksonville Blues Fest in USA where he was specially asked to sit in with the legendary Muddy Waters Band to close the Festival. He was the only non-american act of the festival.
In July 2007, he was the great revelation of Blues Cazorla, Spanish most important fest, and one of Europe´s finest.
In January 2008, he was the leader of the Southamerican Band, in the Festival de Blues de Santiago de Chile, the most important blues festival of South America, organized by the Blues Foundation itself. Pardo was the only guitar player of all South America in this Festival.

The talented 26 year old musician, has already toured Memphis, Chicago, New York, Florida, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Spain, Portugal, France etc.
He has two cds and one Dvd pusblished and he is the only guitar player from South America endorsed by legendary guitar company, GIBSON.
This is his story

Jose Luis Pardo was born in Buenos Aires, march 17, 1981.
Noboldy in his family was a musician , but he was always surrounded by music.
As Pardo says: “One night, I was about ten years old, I found myself playing imaginary guitar with a broomstick to a Brian May´s solo. It was late at night but It was so intense that I had to wake my mother up, I knew that was it, that was what I wanted”
He started studying guitar the day after.
However, he would be a self taught musician as he quit guitar lessons one year later.
At the age of 16, he started playing in the pubs and blues clubs of his hometown. This was the beginning of a journey that would later take him to the best blues spots in the world.
He´s been part of many important blues bands in his country like “29 ways”, “63rd Street Band”, and the legendary ¨Albert King Tribute Band”. With this bands he recorded two cds ( “We play the blues for you” and “ Live at FIdelius”) and went on his first international Tour.
In 2001 he went with the Albert King Tribute Band to play the legendary Blues Citty Caffe in Memphis and other clubs around, booked by the Albert King Manager to commemorate the 10th anniversary of King passing away, making the front page of Memphis newspapers.
Many visits to the USA would follow. He has played in New York City, Chicago, Mississippi, Florida with people like Billy Branch, John Primer, Michael Powers, Super Chicken Johnson, Ray Killer Allison in places like Terra Blues, Rose´s Lounge, Checkerboard Lounge, the Blues Shack, Tobacco, Road, Titanic Brewery among many others.
In 2004 Jose Pardo started his most successful project “Jose Luis Pardo and the Mojo Workers”
With this formation, he has recorded 2 cds “ As the years go passing by” (2004) and “That´s Right” ( 2007) published by European blues label HOTSAK, and one live DVD.
He would also start touring constantly USA, Europe and South America playing countless blues festivals sharing the stage with people like Jr. Watson, Kid Ramos, James Harman, Koko Taylor, Magic Slim, and many others.
During 2005, 2006 and 2007 Jose has toured Spain, Portugal, Brazil, USA, Mexico, Chile and Argentina playing the best blues clubs and the following festivals
. Jacksonville Springing the Blues Fest. (Florida/ USA)
.Wine Race Fest ( Memphis / USA)
. Albert King Birthday Bash ( Memphis/USA)
.Ruta 61 ( Mexico)
. Cazorla International Blues Fest ( Cazorla/Spain)
. Lucena International Blues Fest ( 2006 and 2007 Lucena/ Spain)
. Antequera Blues Fest ( Antequera/ Spain)
. Ourense International Blues Fest ( Ourense/ Spain)
. La Rioja Blues Fest ( La Rioja / Spain)
. Ciemjazz fest ( Madrid/ Spain)
. Contrablues Festival ( Madrid/ Spain)
. Blues no Carnaval ( Sao Paulo/ Brazil)
. Festival Internacional de Blues de Sesq ( Sao Carlos/ Brazil)
. Festival Internacional de Blues de San Isidro ( San Isidro/Argentina)

Discography

José Luis Pardo and the Mojo Workers:
3 Cds released. "As the years go passing by"2005
"That's Right!"2007
"Country and City Blues"2008
DVD: Live in San Isidro Blues Festival.

Set List

Set is usually hour and a half long. Could be more . could be less...
In both bands we play originals and cover songs.