With over 35 years of experience among them, Jonny Viau and The Blues AllStars offer a full range of musical styles. From traditional blues and jump, jazz and soul to the New Orleans sound... it's all wrapped up in a tight band from San Diego, California.
Combining strong flexible vocals, a signature guitar sound, down-home piano and soul-drenched B-3, with an in-the-pocket rhythm section and the rich dynamic expression of the "Almighty Horns". The AllStars deliver the real deal in an entertaining package rooted in the deepest tradition of what is American Music, and they swing the house all the while.
Led by Jonny Viau ("view")- a seasoned musician who has been honkin' his horn and playing blues, soul and jazz for over 25 years- the AllStars' long list of performance credits includes such blues artists as William Clark, Solomon Burke, Big Joe Turner, Roomfull of Blues, Earl King, Hank Ballard and the Midnighters, Roy Gaines, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Big Mama Thorton, Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers... and many others.
The band features Jonny on tenor sax, paired with longtime partner Troy Jennings on baritone sax. Billy Seward provides the Chicago guitar sound. Neal Wauchope on piano and B-3 adds the soulful Southern flavor, with bassist Greg Willis and drummer Marcus Bashore keeping the foundation solid. Whether they're playing a back alley slow grind, a West Side shuffle or a joint jumping swing...the result is a guaranteed good time.