Inducted into the California Blues Hall of Fame
DELTA WIRES just released their 6th CD, "Anthology" on January 15, 2013
This Anthology contains live radio recordings not heard since their original broadcasts in the early 70s. Also included are fan favorites from their previous 5 CDs. Packed with 78 minutes of great blues, it's a high-energy musical experience that can't disappoint!
Available from: iTunes, CDBaby, Rhapsody,
Spotify, and other internet retailers
San Francisco Bay Area blues legends the Delta Wires take a victory lap after their induction into the Blues Hall of Fame with the release of their historical survey Anthology...Pinata’s harmonica is smokin’...this retrospective makes a strong case for why the Delta Wires earned a spot in the Blues Hall of Fame.
S. Victor Aaron - SomethingElseReviews (for full review)
Ernie Pinata was personally inducted into The California Blues Hall of Fame
at a ceremony at Buddy Guy's Legends Club in Chicago, 4/28/2013
BLUES FOUNDATION'S 2008
INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE
in Memphis, Tennessee!
NOTE: Click "SOUND OFF" above before playing video DELTA WIRES Edited Medley from RDM2 Studios, Livermore CA
"Song after song the Delta Wires were dynamic, tight and energetic! What more could you want from your headliner. They had the crowd in the Delta Wires spell from the first note until the end of the show. Everyone that was in attendance is still talking about the band. Thanks to Ernie and crew for putting on a great show. They made a hot summer evening in the valley even hotter!"
Jim Castleman, Producer, Hanford Blues and Roots Festival (Sept 2012)
"Oh, boy, it doesn’t get much better than this. Never heard of the Delta Wires? Well, they’re one of America’s finest Blues institutions, and they’ve worked out of Oakland for over 30 years. This is an industrial-strength, 7 piece blues band with a take-no-prisoners brass section and they play the blues in that special way a would-be musician could only dream of. This is a bunch of big, grown up lads, fronted by the powerful vocals and agile harp playing of Fine Arts graduate Ernie Pinata. Richard Healy’s guitar playing will set your speakers on fire … the live excitement cuts in like a hot knife through butter. You want great, live, driving American music? This is it, no mistake!"
-BLUES MATTERS Magazine, Bridgend, United Kingdom
"You guys are incredible! What a tight band! What energy! I want to know what brand of vitamins you take. Thanks so much for a wonderful day, the joy of your company, and the outstanding music. And thanks so much for helping the kids, the next generation, at Berkeley High.
You were absolutely smokin'!"
'Bout the Blues, KCSM 91.1 FM, San Mateo CA, MC for Jazz on 4th Street Festival, Berkeley CA (May 2011)
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