The Proven Ones are truly an all-star ensemble, with dynamic Boston blues legend Brian Templeton on vocals, modern blues icon Kid Ramos on guitar, and Grammy-nominated Anthony Geraci holding down the keys. The master rhythm section includes Willie J. Campbell on bass and Jimi Bott on drums.
Among the many awards the musicians have won are: Kid Ramos: Orange County Music Awards Lifetime Achievement, 13 BMA nominations; Jimi Bott: BMA drummer of the year 2015, Cascade Blues Association Hall of Fame, 12-time Drummer of the Year; Anthony Geraci: Grammy nomination, 3 BMA nominations; Willie J. Campbell: 5 BMA nominations.
Band members have been on hundreds of recordings and have been members of some of the most influential modern blues bands of the last 40 years, including The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters, The Radio Kings, The James Harman Band, Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers, The Mannish Boys, and Sugar Ray and the Bluetones.
official website: http://www.theprovenones.com
Marty's review: this powerhouse of talent has produced a solid, dynamic and top-flight collection of soulful blues that is pure and effortless displaying the sprawling talents of each player. Elements of Memphis Soul and New Orleans blues abound making it an instant hit with lovers of the blues-soul sound. These guys know their stuff and the sophistication of their musicianship is certainly notable.