Promoters, Bookers & Journalists
"This Band is GREAT!" - Mr. Quint Davis
- 100+ Festival Appearances
- 30+ European Tours
- Recorded for 3 National Radios: BBC in London, Classic 21 in Belgium & German National Radio in Bremen.
- 10 Critically acclaimed records.
- 4000+ gigs
About the Band:
Our show features Mr. Johnny Mastro, an alchemist of juke joint style, Rockin' harp / vocals. Johnny was part of the Los Angeles Blues scene for 20 years during which he literally learned to play and sing under a (16 year) tutelage of club owner Laura Mae "Mama" Gross. Laura was Mississippi born and mentorial to all her young players. From her most matter-of-fact, southern fashion she earned the nickname "Mama," (hence, the band's chosen name). The venue was called Babe's & Ricky's Inn and Johnny had a residency there. Over time and (maternal guidance) Johnny slowly crafted a unique sound that can be compared to say, a "Little Walter meets..."
Smoke grew up in Southern California pursuing 2 american past times: music and baseball. Music won out and he joined Johnny as the 5th full time guitarman around 2008. They met at Babe's & Ricky's Inn and moved to New Orleans a few weeks apart in 2013. He plays from the heart with a reckless approach and a "no excuse" raunchy tone. Want technical guitar (or music for that matter}? look somewhere else!