Jerry Portnoy, J Geils and Me


I love this pic, Jerry is the definitive blues harp god. Muddy waters and Eric Clapton knew, magic dick knows, and for sure I know. Gerry beaudoin, jazz guitarist and band leader asked me to join the jay geils jazz and blues review and also the guitar summit shows and I was happy to oblige. Since then I’ve played shows with Harry Allen on sax and Fred lipsius, but the last two shows, favouring the blues side, it was Jerry portnoy and I fronting. He is old school tone to the bone! I’ve played with James cotton, James Montgomery,magic dick, John popper,Huey Lewis and scores of other guys, but when Jerry lights it up, it’s a whole other Chicago south side experience!


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