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A LIVING HISTORY OF WEST COAST BLUES!

Inducted into the California Blues Hall of Fame
December, 2012

LATEST RELEASE! their 6th CD, "Anthology"
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!


DELTA WIRES: Anthology


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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's Induction into Blues Hall of Fame
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



DELTA WIRES Photo

Finalist, International Blues Challenge  
FINALISTS! BLUES FOUNDATION'S 2008
INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE
in Memphis, Tennessee!


DELTA WIRES in California Blues Hall of Fame           Ernie Pinata in California Blues Hall of Fame



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DELTA WIRES Edited Medley from RDM2 Studios, Livermore CA


Review of: DELTA WIRES, Anthology, Mud Slide Records
From 1965 to 1970, the USA had one real "Integrated" blues band, The Butterfield Blues Band.  Among their feats (besides reliance in their first line-up on cousin Billy Boy Arnold and drummer Howlin 'Wolf), these lads introduced Dylan to electricity during the famous festival at Newport.  Led by the first white harmonica able to compete with Little Walter, they introduced the incorporation of a brass section, on a par with the electric guitar and keyboards. Fatally lost in the influence of drugs, Paul Butterfield eventually lost everything from his wife to his home and even his group, before dying 25 years later.  A mess in short, which leaves one nostalgic, and with a bitter taste.

Via the Magic of the Web: Oakland, California (in the famous bay of San Francisco), a septet had preserved the formula unbeknownst to the rest of the world. An E-mail launched as a bottle in the sea can now correct this omission to the European public, for this Anthology (recalling nearly four decades of the course of DELTA WIRES) takes things from where Butterfield's "In My Own Dream" and "The Resurrection Of Pigboy Crabshaw" albums had left them: a fiery breath of blues, carried by brilliant brass and the virtuosity of a top-notch harp playing leader, the kind of revelation that the most jaded aficionados can only realize once every twenty years ... Imagine a cross between Count Basie Orchestra and J. Geils Band origins: it is simply stunning!
Patrick Dallongeville, Presto! Magazine, France, June 2013

"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'!"
-Kathleen Lawton, Crazy '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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