Rip Cat Records artist The 44s Band are a Los Angeles-based band who play blues-roots-rock music. The 44's are one the brightest rising stars on the American blues roots scene. Make no mistake about it. The raw rough and tough sounds generated by these four expert musicians during live performances and in the making of their Sophomore album Americana, on the Rip Cat label, demands to be heard by Blues music fans World Wide. They evidence a genuine gift for creating blues in the moment while at the same time showing loyalty to a remarkable blues-and-r&b tradition that goes back decades through the James Harman Band and the Red Devils to storied greats like Howlin' Wolf, Albert Collins, and Muddy Waters. They've become a favorite band of club and festival crowds across North America.
They play vintage instruments and channel a blues style of winning quartet. Each band member is in fine form. Johnny Main grounds his outstanding singing and guitar playing in real experience--his talent's as honest as the day is long. Mike Hightower on bass; the latest addition, brings his years of experience with Johnny Mastro and Mama’s Boys and the Lester Butler and 13 to hold down the bottom end with some greasy glue. Drummer JR Lozano, behind his Vintage Ludwig Kit, is as solid as any you'll hear, calibrating rhythmic flow with alertness and intelligence. Tex Nakamura, harmonica, rejoins the 44's for this Mid-west Tour and adds excitement and energy for their one-of-a-kind blues.
Kid Ramos say's of his experience with The 44's "They play like their life depends on it and you can quote me" American Blues News Says "One of the Hardest working, hardest playing blues outfits anywhere."
NEVER a cover charge at Third Base.