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latest news - March 5, 2009

well hi everyone, 2009 has been busy so far. i've been playing wth The Ruffnecks and having a great time with those wacky Edwards brothers. we do rockabilly,
psychobilly,and all sorts of americana music.
for my CT people, i'll be back for some shows mid march (see calendar). should be a great time...c.t.

latest news - July 23, 2008

hi everyone, i know it's been a while, but here's what's going on. i'll be heading back to CT in august and playing some shows in the area(see calendar page). I look forward to seeing everyone and playing with steve and greg again. it'll be a blast. other than that, check out the band when you're in sin city( man, it's friggen hot out here!!!) i'll be looking for ya.....C.T.

Latest News - February 22, 2008

hi everybody, hope all is well. i'm still kickin' here in vegas. the beat goes on.....
HEY, MY VEGAS BLUES PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!my dear friend, rev. art groom, who sings and plays harp and hammond organ for the moanin' blacksnakes was involved in a bad car accident which totaled his van and left him in the hospital for a week with a bunch of busted ribs and a punctured lung. needless to say, he's gonna need some financial assistance to get back on his feet. SOOO,
the las vegas blues society is donating the proceeds of their blues jam at king tut's to art's medical and living expenses. the chris tofield band will be playing with monk, who'll be hosting the lvbs jam. the jam is sat. feb. 23 and goes from 5 til 9pm, with the blacksnakes following at 10 pm. kudos to kevin tuttle, king tut's owner and blues lover for donating the cover charge money from last weeks shows to art YOU da man kevin! king tut's is located at the corner of charleston and jones. a benefit for art is being organized and will be happening march 1st at the sanddollar (spring mt. and polaris) from 12pm to ?????? should be a blast. so show your support for one of vegas' most beloved and unique blues musicians.
he's been there for you...
you know who you are.......
by the way, check out the calendar page to see where i'm playing......see ya' later

Latest News - December 20, 2007

hi everyone, happy holidays and all that... another crazy year here in vegas is almost over and i'm happy i made it through(lol) i just want to thank you all for your support and friendship. without you all, i couldn't do this.. well, it's off to omaha neb. next week with blues singer brad cordle for some shows. i just can't seem to get away from winter in dec.(lol) so please have a safe and happy holiday and i'll be seeing ya next year .....c.t.

Latest News - October 10, 2007

hi everyone, i know, i know, it's been a while since the last post. but i've been busy. just got back from a northeast run with my good friend, big mike griffin. it was a blast to see him and do some pickin'. also great to see all my Ct people this past summer. thanks to jerry thompson @ the brass horse, dawn & pete @ dawn's getaway and everyone else that helped make this summer tour successful. i just want to let you know that i'm not doing the open blues jam @ the sanddollar. i just want to try something different musically. my apologies to you folks that came down to sit in. but sometimes it takes the web a while to catch up with current events. other than that, not much to tell.
just trying to keep the calendar filled. i hope this fall is a good one and safe one for everybody. as always, god bless and see ya at the shows....c.t.

Latest News - May 4, 2007

hi everybody, it's getting hot out here in sin city. just got back from river run 2007 in laughlin nv. it was the 25th anniv. of one of the country's biggest biker events.this year,an estimated 75,000 people attended. thanks to the edgewater casino and blues las vegas for getting us in and taking care of us. some of the other bands in laughlin that week were, zz top, the fabulous thunderbirds starship, michael burkes, the nighthawks,michelle lundeen w/ johnny "v" vernazza, l.a. jones, stoney curtis,judge jackson and others. a good time was had by all. i'll keep you posted on some upcoming
events as i get the info. again, thanks for your support and for hitting an average of 50,000+ times a month
see ya' at the shows....c.t.

Latest News - January 25, 2007

hi everyone, happy new year to you all. it's been really busy so far. looks like i'll be back in CT in march and i have some shows scheduled in the area (see calendar) and am looking forward to seeing my CT friends again. should be a blast. take care and i'll see ya at the shows!! c.t.

Latest News - December 1, 2006

hi everyone, i know it's been a while since my last post. sorry, it's been pretty busy. hope the fall was good to you all. been busy, lots of gigs. the us/europe
tour went very well. thanks to all that made it possible. has passed the 500,000 hit mark!! thanks to all for your interest and support.
i'm now scheduling
the recording dates for the new cd. looks like we'll start tracking the beginning of january, god willing. on a sad note, my dear friend percussionist rob fried passed away shortly after pat nigro in august. he was a member of the legendary max creek and played on broken strings.
i'll miss his friendship, talent and his bad imitations of me.
god bless ya, rob. finally, i'd like to wish you all a safe and merry xmas and prosperus new year....C.T. ( p.s. - anyone that puts links on the guestbook page will have their message deleted.)

Latest News - August 21, 2006

hi everybody, i hope all is well. i just wanted to give you an update on whats going on with me. first, i'll be playing with my old buddy big mike griffin in nashville, tn and kenlake, ky august 26 & 27. then it's off to ct for 5 regional shows from aug. 31 to sept 5. then it's off to bulgaria and romania for 5 shows from sept. 8 to 13. and then it's back to laughlin, nv sept. 29 to oct. 1 for colorado belle's brews and blues festival w/ michael burks.(see calendar section for more info.)
on a sad note, a dear friend and long time c.t. and the bluesbenders alumni pat nigro passed away aug 19. pat played keyboards with myself, matt guitar murphy, the blues brothers, the shaboo allstars, street temperature and many others. he was a HUGE talent with an equally huge heart. he was the best keyboardist i EVER played with. i'm so very sad at this loss.he taught me so much about music and how to always have fun and take chances with it. my heart goes out to his family and friends. god bless you pat. there will never be another like you, my friend....... c.t.

Latest News - June 12, 2006

hi everyone, i hope all is well. lots of things are going on. there are various recording projects and tours in the august and september, i'll be in nashville, tenn. and kenlake, kentucky with my good friend, biker bluesman big mike griffin and then it's off to my homestate of CT for a few shows.(see calendar section) i'm still finalizing the details for a tour in eastern europe for september, but it looks pretty good. that's all for now. please check back for updates. until i see you again, god bless....c.t.

Latest News - May 8, 2006

hi everyone, it's been a busy few weeks. i just got back from playing the laughlin river run at the colorado belle casino along with my friends The Nighthawks and The Michael Burks Band. river run is one of the biggest biker rallys in the country, with about 75,000 folks showing up from all over. it was a blast and i look forward to next year. also, the world famous Sand Dollar Blues Room in vegas had it's 16th anniversary bash. nine of vegas' top blues acts and the great michael burks band rocked a capacity house to the wee hours of the morning. congratulations and continued success! the guitar player magazine article on me appears in the june issue. i wasn't sure which month, due to the different times other parts of the country recieve it. of course the west coast is last( i haven't even seen it yet!) i'm starting to plan out my summer schedule, so look for some southern new england and possibly european dates in august and september. one more thing, has surpassed the 70,000 hit mark. thanks to all who visited and showed their support. and i pass the the 41 year mark on may 11 . they keep going by so fast. if i knew i was going to last this long, i would of taken better care of myself!!(lol) well, that's all for now. i'll keep you posted on any news or events that come up. god bless........c.t.

Latest News - April 7, 2006

hi everybody, i hope all is well. spring is finally here again and marks the start of a busy season for myself and the band. all sorts of things are happening.the world famous guitar player
magazine has done an article on me for their may 2006's a big honor for me . i've been reading this magazine since i started playing guitar(almost 30 years ago). so check it out if you can.keep checking the calendar for updates and i'll see you at the shows god bless..........c.t.

Latest News - March 14, 2006

hi everybody, i hope all is well. i had a wonderful time back in romania. it's always nice to go back and see my old friends and to make some new ones also. i don't know when i'll be back, but i hope it's soon. also, it was great to see all the people that came to the hungry tiger show in manchester was nice to be back home. it's been an interesting couple months. i did a recording session for leslie west's new cd. i laid down some scratch vocal tracks and background vocals. legendary drummer ansley dunbar(frank zappa, journey, starship, etc.) was on the session. it was a pleasure to watch him work.a real nice guy, too. well, looks like it's going to be a busy summer , so keep checking the calendar section for the latest show always, i look forward to seeing and playing for you all.
god bless.....c.t.

Latest News - January 27, 2006

Hello again everybody, Things move fast in this crazy business, so i felt compelled to add another entry. First things first, I'll be heading back to Romania for week in Feb.(see calendar) for some festival dates, but i'm stopping in The Hungry Tiger Cafe in Manchester CT for a show on Feb 7. this, unfortunately, is my ONLY AREA APPEARANCE. so, all my CT people, make sure you make it out to the show. We'll playing a bunch of new originals as well as the old stuff. It should be a blast!! I also want thank Mr. Veselin Beleveski of Bulgaria, who built me a wonderful custom guitar (see photo gallery) I'll be using it quite a bit on this tour. Then it's back to Vegas for some shows, then it's down to Daytona FL for Bike Week the 1st week of March with my friend Big Mike Griffin. Whew!!!! One more thing, next month is the 1st year anniversary of there have been more than 40000 hits so far. thanks to all my friends and fans all over the world for supporting this site and my music. GOD BLESS YOU ALL!!! C.T.

Latest News - January 11, 2006

hi everybody, happy new year!! i hope the holidays
were good to you. things are good in vegas(no snow!!) and i'm still kickin'. i'd like thank my friends in lincoln and omaha neb. for their warm response and hospitality during my stay there. 2006 is starting out good so far and i look forward to playing for you and seeing you all throughout the year.i wish you all the best in 2006 and check the calendar for updated concert info.
god bless....c.t.

latest news - october 2005 - October 16, 2005

hi everybody, i hope your
summer was a good one. it's been a busy fall so far.i've been working with the boogieman band and other great musicians in the vegas area like billy ray charles(bobby"blue"bland guitarist ),charlie tuna(b.b. king guitarist,junior brantley(roomful of blues,fab t-birds,jimmi vaughan keyboardist),brad cordle and others. i'm also starting work on a new CD, and hosting the blues jam at the "world famous" sanddollar blues lounge here in las vegas, doing various recording sessions and sleeping somewhere in between.more concert dates will be added soon, so keep checking the calendar section for the updates. until the next time, take care and have a good, safe holiday season....c.t.

latest news - July 5, 2005

hi everybody, i hope your summer's going well so far. i would like announce that i have joined forces with john earl and his boogieman band. je & tbmb
are las vegas' perrenial blues band, made up of the best blues musicians vegas has to offer. they have been fixtures on the vegas scene for over 20 years'. check out their website @ also i'll be heading back to CT in august to do some shows across the state
( check calendar page for dates).
looks like a new CD is in the works in sept. more info on that soon to come.that's it for now folks. have a good and safe summer. see ya at the shows!!!1

Latest News - April 21, 2005

Hi everybody, I just got back to Vegas after a successful tour of Bulgaria
and Romania. and New England. I'm pretty tired, but happy that it went well and that I got home safe and sound.
I'd like to thank
Steve Clarke (bass), Liviu Pop (drums), everyone at The U.S Embassy and American Cultural Center and, of course, all the venues and sound companies for making this tour happen and go smooth. Thanks to Jerry at The Brass Horse Cafe in Barkhamsted, CT, Joe at The Red Door in Watertown, CT Thanks, most of all, to all you people that came out and supported my music.
It was nice to see my old friends in Brasov, Bucharest, Sibiu, Torrington, Barkhamsted, Watertown CT and meet my new old friends in Bulgaria. God Bless You All. Now, it's time to get for me to get back to work...
See you at the shows...C.T.

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