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The Brian C. Band. / Press

“Harbor Blast Concert Series October 4 You are in for a real treat! The Brian C. Band opens up OktoberBlast tonight at 5pm! Guitar wizard Brian C. will show you how it's done with some classic rock, power blues, fusion & rock with Lee Gammon on Bass & Stephen Haaker on drums. Come on out to the river at 5:00 tonight and jam with this power trio!”

“Carmone cites influences including Carlos Santana, Jimi Hendrix, Luther Allison, Albert Collins and the band Earth, Wind and Fire. He worked all across the U.S., in New York, Florida, New Orleans, Texas and Alabama. After a gig in San Francisco, a friend invited him to come to Portland and see how he liked it. Carmona says he is impressed by the natural beauty of this area, and the "nicest people," He wishes to personally thank musicians Dk Steward, Robbie Laws, Jim Mesi for the help they have provided. (In relating this, he does a great Jim Mesi imitation.) Carmone now owns a home here where he and his wife enjoy the Portland area as a good place to raise their child. He flies to other areas to open for regional and (soon) national acts, but returns gladly to his home in Portland.”

“Guitarist/composer Brian Carmone, while preparing to host his upbeat, multi-genre jam session at the 45th Street Grill & Pub, reviews the path that brought him to this day. Even though his mother and her family were immersed and involved in music (especially Latin music), Brian initially pursued a career as a chef. He had always thought he would play guitar, but bowed to his family's hopes for him to have a more stable position in the job market. He worked as a chef in New York and other east coast areas, and was successful; but the vocation of music called him to pick up the guitar anyway. Brian Carmon has the enviable ability to make everyone else feel like a celebrity. He greets everyone with a handshake or a hug, clear and present eye contact and a measure of his understated effervescence. This sets the tone for the evening, whether it is a jam session, a private party, or a nightclub dance gig. His band is available as a power trio, but adds players for larger performances.”

“The Fall Northern Virginia Blues Society Blues Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony - Sunday, November 4th at 3:00pm... https://www.facebook.com/events/466143230064585/ — with Tough Luck Blues Band, Mark Saurs, Vicki Heckathorne and Brian Carmone at Manassas Moose Lodge.”

“Colonial Italian Restaurant & Pizza What A Grand Performance by the Brian C Band and ALL of his Special Guest last Night. The list just went on and on. I am going to try and list as many as I can, please forgive me if I have left anyone out for everyone was great and well appreciated. CIR would like to personally thank Brian C, Theo Scott on Sax, Edwin Parker on Sax, Lee Gammon on Bass, Mr. David W. Barton on Acoustic Guitar& Vocals, Charley Yancey on Drums, James "Jimmy Jam" Tynes on Vocals, Brooks Ingersol on Harp & Vocals, Joey Bennett on Guitar & one of Brian C's student Casey Tomlinson on Acoustic Guitar. To the faithful followings of the music world and Colonial Italians cliental, we "Humbly Thank You" the most. Without your support none of us would have the opportunity to do what we all love to do the most. Thank you ALL! The Brian C Band w/ Special Guest will Be back LIVE@CIR again on Friday March 2nd 2012!”