BACKTRACK BLUES BAND
Performing Original Blues Music Since 1980
Since 1980, a resume that includes concert appearances with Stevie Ray Vaughan, B.B. King, Buddy Guy,
George Thorogood, Junior Wells, John Lee Hooker, and many more. Backtrack Blues Band’s history of top concert appearances make them well suited for festival and large venue appearances.
Seven albums of original blues music that have charted in the top 10 on Living Blues and Roots Music radio charts. Their 2018 album was nominated by Downbeat Magazine as one of the best blues albums of the year.
Backtrack has earned the respect of its musical peers, winning three prestigious Tampa Bay
music awards for “Best Blues Band”. Backtrack has appeared at multiple, large blues festival around the world, including appearances at the award winning Notodden International Blues Festival, Tampa Bay Blues Festival,
Utah Blues Festival, Riverfront Blues Festival, Springing The Blues, Mayaka River Blues Festival,
Camping With The Blues Festival, Tremblant International Blues Festival, Trois Rivieres en Blues,
Donaconna Blues Festival, Eldorado Blues Festival, Val D’Or, Canada, St John Blues Festival, USVI,
Kool Jazz Festival, Color Line Blues Cruise ( Norway ), and many more .
WHAT THEY HAVE SAID
BLUES MUSIC MAGAZINE - Art Tipaldi
Led by the double barrel attack of harmonica ace and lead vocalist, Sonny Charles, and the
biting Texas blues guitar of Kid Royal, the Backtrack Blues Band is poised to carry its message to a larger audience
AMERICAN BLUES SCENE - J.D. Nash
Whether performing classic covers or original material, Backtrack Blues Band is the
very definition of a show band. They’re at their best when performing live.
LONESOME HIGHWAY - Paul McGee
If Paul Butterfield got together with The Fabulous Thunderbirds, then you have some idea of the musical storm created here.
The members of Backtrack Blues Band have a Grammy Award , two BMAs and a KBA Award
The group won three Tampa Bay Music Awards for Best Blues Band
Make My Home In Florida was nominated by Downbeat Magazine as Best Blues Album of 2018
2019 "Best Friend's Gave" Awarded Coolest Blues Song Of The Year by Big City Rhythm & Blues