RELEASED: January 24, 2023
ARTIST: DELTA WIRES
LABEL: Mud Slide Records
PRODUCER: Ernie Pinata, Tom Gerrits, David Bowman, Tony Huszar, John Christensen and Richard Healy
CATALOGUE NUMBER: MSCD 2301
NUMBER OF DISCS: 1
if somebody told me

DELTA WIRES – if somebody told me… (release date January 24, 2023)
“Ernie Pinata’s searing and impassioned harp opens this dynamic new CD, If Somebody Told Me from San Francisco Bay Area treasure, The Delta Wires. This 7-piece East Bay-based band has been generating powerful blues for over 30 years, performing in festivals from Italy to Monterey, always with monumental audience response and earning them membership in California’s Blues Hall of Fame.

A combination of tight and highly-polished horns, fierce bluesy guitar and that crying, emotional harp make for a powerful fusion, blending the heartbeat of the Delta with electric sophistication and a full-blooded brass sound.  Their latest release includes a number of originals, a few nods to the legendary Sonny Boy Williamson – and even a little Count Basie lagniappe. The best way to experience The Delta Wires is undoubtedly live. Onstage, the Wires always deliver an incandescent experience. But if you can’t catch them live, grab this CD – and hold onto your hats. You’re in for a wild, wild ride! ”
-Kathleen Lawton, Crazy ‘Bout the Blues KCSM-FM www.kcsm.org and Blues Foundation’s “Keeping the Blues Alive” award recipient

Executive Producer: Anthony “Little Tony” Calabrese
Produced by: Ernie Pinata, Tom Gerrits, David Bowman, Tony Huszar, John Christensen and Richard Healy
Engineer and co-producer: Varun Kejriwal
Mixed and Mastered at Skyline Studios, Oakland, California
Can’t Win for Losin’ – Recorded at Brickwall Sound, Concord, California
Engineered, mixed, and mastered by Steve Johnson

DELTA WIRES:
Ernie Pinata – bandleader, vocals, harmonica
Tom Gerrits – bass
Richard Healy – guitar
Tony Huszar – drums
David Bowman – trombone
John Christensen – trumpet
Caleb Murray – saxophone
Richard Sylvester – keyboards

  1. Can’t Win for Losin’
    (Pinata, Healy, Gerrits, Huszar, Bowman)
  2. if somebody told me…
    (Pinata, Healy, Gerrits, Huszar, Bowman)
    – dedicated to the memory of Stephen Louis Pinata
  3. I Tried
    (Larry Davis, arrangement: Delta Wires, horns: D. Bowman)
  4. Bring Me Up
    (Pinata, Healy, Gerrits, Huszar, Bowman)
  5. Voodoo Cadillac
    (Rick Miller, arrangement: Delta Wires, horns: D. Bowman)
  6. I Pity the Fool
    (Don Robey, arrangement: Delta Wires, horns: D. Bowman)
  7. Sloppy Drunk
    (Lucille Bogan, Sonny Boy Williamson, arrangement: Delta Wires, horns: D. Bowman)
  8. Hand Outta My Pocket
    (Sonny Boy Williamson, arrangement: Delta Wires, horns: D. Bowman)
  9. Dimples
    (James Bracken, John Lee Hooker, arrangement: Delta Wires)
  10. Blues in Hoss’ Flat
    (William Count Basie, Frank B. Foster, horn arrangement: D. Bowman)
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