The MoFo Party Band is a real blues band playing the Music influenced by their surroundings and life experiences growing up in the Central Valley of California. The band came to life when former Well Drilling Brothers John and Bill Clifton decided to use their mutual love for music to hang up the shovels and leave the hard labor behind. "It is a cold, thankless and dangerous Job" Says John Clifton (Singer and Harmonica Player). Their Blues is true Americana that can only come from living life for real and playing for keeps.
The MoFo Party Band has come a long way from their Central California beginnings. Thrilling Audiences worldwide in venues of all sizes playing small clubs to large festivals with several tours of Europe and regular regional and national touring. performing such shows as the Belgian R&B festival in Peer Belgium, Luxembourg Jazz &Blues Rally in Luxembourg, Blues Express Festival in Poland, and The San Francisco Blues Festival in California.“People tell us they like us because it always looks like we are having fun,” says lead guitarist Bill Clifton, “that’s because we are and we love what we do.”
This Album is the fifth release by the band and was recorded mostly live over a 1 week period at the world famous Westbeach Recorders n Hollywood CA. where many gold a platinum albums were recorded ( Formerly known as the Producers Workshop) The studio, equipped with the finest vintage recording gear as well as all all the modern
technology helped give this CD a unique warm and rich sound.
There are 9 original tunes on this CD plus a song written by the bands friends, heavy weight California recording artists Rick Estrin and Rusty Zinn. Each song is a different feel and flavor from Chicago style blues to Stax style R&B but every song is Pure MoFo Party Band.
If you like gritty blues guitar and Chicago blues style harmonica this is a must have CD in your collection.
Check out what others say about the band.
“ The MoFo Party Band not only delivers the music, but plenty of extra high energy, old school entertainment. A really tough act to follow!”
* Rick Estrin, Singer / Harmonica Player, Little Charlie And The Night Cats *
“One of the best bands on the West Coast today ! They got their own thing going. Now it’s your turn to take notice.”
* Tom Mazzolini, Promoter, San Francisco Blues Festival *
“The MoFo’s are a REAL blues band that knows how to move people with their high energy, charismatic stage presence and down to earth classic blues style.”
* Tommy Castro *
“The MoFo Party Band is highly energetic and a real crowd pleaser playing the old school blues”
Terri Mills, Reno Blues Society
“ The ragin' blues harmonica and growlin’ vocals of John Clifton, the driving, lightning guitar riffs of brother Bill and a stage persona with rare and dynamic energy, made for a night that will be talked about for a long while.”
* Leon Emo. Madera Tribune
“One of the most deserving-of-wider-recognition bands in country”
Joseph Jordan, Bay Area Blues Beat / Southland Blues Magazine
“ This is a group of dynamic individuals, with an original sound and a hard working professional attitude. They take advantage of the power that blues can invoke, unleashing it with passion that only comes from a true love of music.”
Musick Mountain Blues Festival
“ The MoFo Party Band is a Chicago-style harmonica-driven blues band that delivers the blues the way it was meant to be, from the heart and soul. “
Mr. IZ, HiS Magazine
“What is the sound of the MoFo Party band? It's raw and nasty. It's filled with sharp corners. It's the Sound of grit and salt and mechanic's grease. These guys play mean, man.”
Joe Reinartz, Associate Editor Pollstar Magazine