Steve Gannon

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steve gannonLondon, England-born guitarist Steve Gannon came to Oakland, California in 1982 and soon became active on the local blues scene, initially playing at after-hours clubs and jam-sessions and then working with the bands of J.J. Malone, Eddie Ray and Sonny Rhodes with whom he co-produced the critically-acclaimed ‘Just Blues’ album. For six years he was guitarist in Troyce Keys’ houseband at Oakland’s ‘Eli Mile High Club’ and for almost fifteen years he hosted the popular ‘Blue Monday’ jam-session at Larry Blake’s in Berkeley. In recent years he has toured the U.S. with Sonny Rhodes and Lady Bianca and has played many festival and concert-hall dates with both Jimmy McCracklin and Sugar Pie DeSanto (including this year’s San Francisco Blues Festival). For the last four years he has been a member of the Craig Horton Blues Band with whom he has recorded and toured extensively in the U.S.A. and Europe. Recording credits include albums by Jimmy McCracklin, Sonny Rhodes, Sugar Pie DeSanto, J.J.Malone, Craig Horton, Jimi Mamou and Freddie Hughes as well as two albums under his own name, ‘Oaktown’ and ‘52 Ford’.

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