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Last Update: February 5, 2006
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Michael Barretto and The Island Blues Band brings together talent from all over the USA. They play a blend of music, much of it original, from Reggae to COuntry,Jazz and what has been called by the Melbourne Herald Tribune... "Island Blues" a hybrid of the Blues and the unique Island style of Michael and the band. They play hearty sets filled with swampy backbeats, solid rythms and thoughtful lyrics. In concert or otherwise, Michael Barretto and the Island Blues Band will set you to movin'.
Michael Barretto (guitar, vocals) tours regularly solo and with bands in HAwaii, Australia, and several European Countries. Known for his storytelling in song, Michael also a member of Taj Mahal's HulaBlues Band and has run with them for nearly a decade.
The rest of the band includes Drummer Ron Rhoads (from the Reggae band "The Shakers) Bill Mello (guitar - Surf Jones) Randy Carnevali (Bass), Dan Parslow (guitar)Hank Curtis (keyboards) and Kevin Rogers (harmonica, percussion) All members sing as well.
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