South Rock with Moses Mo, The Madame Vega & Jon Pagano Band
John Pagano Band, The Madame Vega, Moses Mo
515-B North McDonough St.
Decatur, GA, 30030
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 7:00 PM
“RE: South Rock c/o Tad Smith Whiskey Run - Playin' With Fire - Last Train Out RATING SCALE "1" Indicates the Lowest Score "5" Indicates The Highest Score Recording Quality/Production: 4.5 Lead Vocals: 4.5 Musicianship: 5 Lyric Writing: 4.5 Music Composing: 4.5 Melodies: 5 Song Arrangement: 4.5 Overall Score: 4.5 Hi Tad, Thanks for submitting the songs for music evaluation. All three of the songs I heard online are fantastic. The composing, vocals and musicianship are all strong. This is a totally professional body of work. There's really no constructive advice I could give since the songs are so well done. When an artist sees 4, 4.5 or 5 as their score in a category, it's a validation from a professional, confirming that the songs are of the highest level and show strong potential in the ultra-competitive music industry. Best wishes, Gene Foley Foley Entertainment, Inc.”
7pm - John Pagano Band
8pm - The Madame Vega
9pm - MosesMo
10pm - South Rock
John Pagano Band
“Thick Blues dripping over the edge of Rock” is what John Pagano Band has been described as. This Indie Rock band captures an old sound with a contemporary style. Formerly known as JPBlues, their release, “I Will Not Go Quietly” CD was a very familiar name on the Roots Music Report Radio Charts hitting for a total of 28 weeks straight and at #4. The level heightened even more with the band’s follow up CD, “Make Room at the Table” released in Sept 2013. The CD charted on RMR, crossed over into the Jam Band Radio Charts as well as being considered part of the “Top 100 Blues CD’s of 2014” by RMR. Also appearing on “Make Room at the Table” are special guests Yonrico Scott and Todd Smallie (The Derek Trucks Band). In January 2015, John Pagano released a live CD called, “Live at Darwin’s”. It charted at #1 in the U.S. for Blues/Rock airplay. It is clear that John Pagano Band searing, soulful guitar gives hope to the rebirth of passion and soul in music!
John started playing guitar at the age of 10 on Long Island, New York and it was clear that something special was happening here. This “Something Special” was recognized by legendary bluesman Sam “Bluzman” Taylor. Sam took John under his wing and began to school him on the blues, or what Sam use to call “SAMerizing”. John toured the East coast with Sam’s band as a special guest for a few years. It was under Sam’s watchful eye that John began to flourish as a musician and a bluesman!
JPBlues formed in 2008 with band members Pat Adkins (Chuck Berry, Gary US Bonds) on Drums and John Young (Ryan Leslie) on Bass. While playing the circuit in New York as well as the east coast, they also recorded the band’s first two CD’s, “Die Happy” and “I Will Not Go Quietly.”
In 2011, John left the New York music scene and moved to Georgia. It is here that he met his drummer Shiloh Bloodworth, and in 2013 they both were hired to back Australian artist Anni Piper (Blues Leaf Records) on her first US tour. Later with the addition of Tony Hossri on Bass, John Pagano Band had formed a new power trio and hit the road for an East Coast Tour as well as tearing up the Southern Circuit. This Georgia based project released two more CD’s “Make Room at the Table” and, “Live at Darwin’s”. As of August 1 2017, their newest release, "One More Round", will be the first album under the new band name.
John has changed the name of the band to the "John Pagano Band" to better reflect their music and direction.
John Pagano is endorsed by Epiphone and was voted by www.Truefire.com as one of their TOP 100 GUITARISTS “YOU SHOULD KNOW”! John has had the pleasure of either performing with or opening for such legendary artists as Pete Sears (Jefferson Starship), Phil Grande (Joe Cocker), , Dennis Innessibuw (Robert Plant), Derek Trucks, Johnny Winter, Joe Bonamassa, Kofi Burbridge (Tedeschi Trucks Band), Yonrico Scott (Derek Trucks), Todd Smallie (Derek Trucks), Albert Castiglia.
The Madame Vega
From Reggae to Alt-Rock, there’s nothing beyond the reach of The Madame Vega Project, the band founded by Gabriel Michael and Chezzarai Savonn. Madame Vega, as the group is known to fans, grew organically out of the burgeoning Atlanta music scene, opening for national touring acts, playing parties, and thrilling crowds in clubs, private parties, and auditoriums. With the addition of guitarist Alex Edrington, Madame Vega evolved into the beach-vibed Reggae and Rock mix they’ve become known for.
High energy, a powerful sound, and the show-stopping vocals of Chezzarai Savonn bring to the stage a tour-de-force of music that will keep audiences cheering for more, long into the night. Consisting of Chezzarai Savonn (vocals), Gabriel Michael (vocals, drums), Alex Edrington (guitar), Will Barron (rhythm guitar, vocals), and Tony Hossri (bass), The Madame Vega Project is available for tours, single-night bookings, and other engagements. Their first single, “California Way,” is due out just in time for summer.
There's a new band in town with a great old twist. Moses Mo, lead guitar player for the legendary band, Mother's Finest, has a solo project, which he is calling, Moses Mo and The Real Cool Band, in short, MosesMo and The RCB.
The band is a combination of rock and the blues with a strong influence of hip hop by rapper Zero Basement. The band also features Mike Long on bass and Kerry Denton on drums. Recently, they added PoiZen EV to the lineup as percussionist and background vocalist. The band has been gigging all across Atlanta and has a European tour planned soon in the future.
Mo has this to say about the project: "Since I was a young man, I have been a part of a group of brothers and sisters, Mother's Finest, who enjoyed the groove and rhythm of music, filled with a passion stronger than any one soul, we forged a genre, a following, and a career for ourselves.
Stepping out on my own is inspiring, always learning more about myself and sharing it with others is what I do."
About the rap influence that Zero Basement brings to the project, Mo has this to say: "A lot of the songs on our newest release DRIVE IN were inspired by old school rap. Hearing what Zero came up with to add to the songs was outstanding, his parts were what many of the songs needed to make them more contemporary to the funk rock music genre I was most familiar with. His presence in the live version was must have, his talent is amazing and natural ability to entertain has become our secret weapon, for those who thought they didn't like rap."
Mo has an autobiography planned for the future, memoirs of a southern funk rock band through the eyes and brain of the guitarist for Mother's Finest.