These are artist I've toured, recorded, performed with:  (this excludes "jamming")

 3 time Grammy Nominated Billy Branch

Bernard Allison

Jimmy Burns

Lucky and Tamara Peterson

Ana Popovic





Mississippi Heat

Kelley Hunt

Wayne Baker Brooks

Ronnie Baker Brooks

James Armstrong

Nigel Mack

Country Bill and the Cadillac Daddies

Dave Herrero

Shawn Kellerman

Matthew Skoller

Dan Akroyd (Windy City Live, ABC T.V.)

Slam Allen

Liz Greeson

Johnny Rawls

Corey Dennison

Joanne Shaw Taylor

Anthony Gomes

Katherine Davis

Chris Green & New Perspective (Jazz)

Sherman Robertson

Chico Banks

Joe Moss

Nick Moss

Rob Blaine

Mary Joe Curry and Tombstone Bullet

New Miracle Temple Church Choir

Alex Wilson

Grammy Award winner Billy Flynn

Grammy Award winner Jason Ricci

2016 Grammy Nominated John Primer and Chicago Blues a Living History

Carlos Johnson

Corky Seigal

Billy Boy Arnold

Bill Simms Jr.

Vincent Bucher

Joseph Veloz

Mike Ledbetter



Biography

I was born Nov 17 1978, in Chicago IL.


more discography

              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.


Discography

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!

Artist


Discography:

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.*



Skills

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.