Harvey Mandel & Snake Crew
- Artist: Harvey Mandel
- Format: CD
- Release Date:1/1/2008
Legendary guitar virtuoso Harvey Mandel, aka \'The Snake\', truly on of the most distinctive and innovative musicians, continues to perform throughout the world, captivating audiences with his inventive style of electric guitar playing. A pioneer of modern electric blues from Chicago, Harvey Mandel developed and mastered sustained and controlled feedback, displaying both extroversion and musical virtuosity. He has performed with many blues legends including Howlin\' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Otis Rush, Albert King, and Buddy Guy. He was part of part Canned Heat in 1969 when they played the Woodstock Festival. One of Harvey\'s most significant session credits was his participation on \'Balck and Blue\', the 1976 LP from the Rolling Stones. Freddie Roulette on lap steel and vocals, is also from the Chicago blues scene and plays a serious groove. His roots go way back to folks like Charlie Musselwhite, Roy Rogers, Country Joe McDonald, Steve Kimock, Frank Zappa, and many others. Freddie just returned from several weeks performing in Europe. On bass and vocals, Michael Warren has been a favorite of Merl Saunders and the Rainforest Band for over 15 years. During that time the band headlined and played with such jammers as Leo Nocentelli, Phish, Rat Dog, String Cheese, Kingfish, and many more. Drummer, producer, and promoter Michael Borbridge provides the glue that keeps the band moving and grooving in the right direction. Michael has been a band leader for Country Joe McDonald and has produced a number of projects involving Harvey Mandel, Carlos Santana, Elvin Bishop, Melvina Reynolds, Henry Kaiser, Marcy Levy, the Rowan Brothers, and others.
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