These are artist I've toured, recorded, performed with: (this excludes "jamming")
3 time Grammy Nominated Billy Branch
Lucky and Tamara Peterson
Wayne Baker Brooks
Ronnie Baker Brooks
Country Bill and the Cadillac Daddies
Dan Akroyd (Windy City Live, ABC T.V.)
Joanne Shaw Taylor
Chris Green & New Perspective (Jazz)
Mary Joe Curry and Tombstone Bullet
New Miracle Temple Church Choir
Grammy Award winner Billy Flynn
Grammy Award winner Jason Ricci
2016 Grammy Nominated John Primer and Chicago Blues a Living History
Billy Boy Arnold
Bill Simms Jr.
I was born Nov 17 1978, in Chicago IL.
I HAVE GREAT NEWS FOR 2018!
I have some concert footage on this website and on my Youtube channel /Mrandrewblazethomas. Also you can catch me performing internationally with 3 time Grammy Nominee Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues. Also I'm proud to announce Joseph Veloz new album "Offerings" has hit the airwaves. This album contains a song I wrote "Jukin & Shakin" featuring Lucy Peterson. Be sure to get a copy today!
**New Music Alert**
I'm happy to announce the release of Catfood Records artist James Armstrong"
"Blues Been Good To Me". I co-wrote the title track with Matthew Curry and played drums on the record.
Check out Bernard Allison's 2018 release on Ruff Records "Let It Go". I co-wrote track 5 "Night Train" with Matthew Curry, and Bernard Allison.
Performing live , recording , arranging, song writing, playing to a click live and in the studio, smiling while performing, showing up on time. I am now accepting offers for clinics, so contact me for bookings.
Nigel Mack "Devils Secrets" *Best Self Produced CD of the year by Windy City Blues Society.* 2011
Mississippi Heat "Delta Bound" 2012
Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues "Blues Shock" 2014
Blues ile Birlikte Hayata Jimmy Burns KatherineDavis Elif Caglar 2013
Mississippi Heat "Warning Shot' 2014 #1 worldwide on "Living Blues Radio Charts"
"Marry Jo Curry" #1 on 2016 Roots Music Report (self-entitled cd) produced by James Armstrong
James Armstrong "Live" 2016
Billy Flynn "Lonesome Highway" Delmark records 2017
Joseph Veloz "Offerings" 2017
James Armstrong "Blues Been Good To Me" 2017 Catfood Records. Title track co-written by me!
New Miracle Temple 'Hold On' 1996
Chris Green 'Jazz" 2004
Bernard Allison "Energized Live in Europe" 2005 Double Live Album
Bernard Allison "Energized" 2005 DVD
Khalif "Wailin" Walter "Let Me Say that Again" 2006 EP
Ana Popovic "Blind For Love" 2009
Shawn Kellerman "Blues Without a Home" 2009
Biscuit Miller "Blues with a Smile" 2010
Ana Popovic "An Evening at Trasimeno Lake" 2011
Ana Popovic "An Evening at Trasimeno Lake' DVD *Voted Best Blues DVD of 2011 Blues Matters Awards UK*, Nominated Best DVD of 2011 Blues Music Awards*
Mississippi Heat "Lets Live it Up" 2011 *Voted Best Traditional Blues Album of the year, Blues Blast Magazine.*
Being from Chicago I play a lot of Blues and roots music. I started playing gospel music at New Miracle Temple church in the 1990's, and fell in love with drumming every since. I decided after receiving my bachelors degree at Western Illinois University to become a pro drummer.