“Hendrix on crank guitar phrasing… all the soul of Otis Redding and the swagger of Steven Tyler. Anthony joyfully blends the distinction between blues and rock.”
Anthony Gomes has been creating virtuosic, burning blues since his recorded debut in 1998. 13 releases and numerous awards and ecstatic accolades later, the aptly named, “Peace, Love & Loud Guitars,” crackles with bare wires passion. Paramount after 100 plus years of blues music is the indefinable spirit of deep expression beyond words and notes. The Canadian blues guitar hero and scholar with impeccable taste, personifies that spirit. He sings and plays with an integrity and deeply felt emotion oblivious to fortune or fashion.
Best Musician/Live Performance Winner at the 2017 European Blues Awards.
Named one of the “Top 10 guitarists in the world”” by Music Tasters Choice.
Five of Anthony’’s most recent albums have appeared in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Blues chart, including LIVE (2008) which debuted at #1.
Performed and demoed the first 3D Printed guitar for the BASF company (2018).
Nominated for “Electric Artist of the Year” at the Canadian Maple Blues Awards (2016, 2013).
Winner of Blueswax Magazine’s Artist of the Year Award in 2003 and followed that up with subsequent nominations in 2004 – 2007.
Gomes has performed in 17 countries and has opened for B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Robert Plant, Joe Bonamassa, Heart, Jonny Lang, Sammy Hagar, 38 Special, Robert Cray, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Gretchen Wilson.
Believing that music can inspire the human spirit, Anthony founded the Music Is the Medicine Foundation in 2010. This non-profit organization is dedicated to changing the lives of others through the healing power of music. Through private donations and winning sizable grants from State Farm Insurance and CVS Pharmacy, the foundation has funded songwriting scholarships, offered music education programs, and donated musical instruments to those in need.