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Tip of the Top / Press

“Take four Northern California musicians with an obvious affinity for authentic American roots music, combine them with a stellar ability to sell a song, and you've got Tip of the Top's third terrific CD, "From Memphis to Greaseland."”

Joseph Jordan - Golden Gate Grooves

“The music is high class, as always, proving that you guys are one of the best traditional blues bands on the scene today. When you play the blues it does sound gooood.”

Przemek Draheim - www.blues.pl

“You like traditional Chicago style blues...this thing smokes!”

Bman - Bman's Blues Report

“... downhome and dirty as the blues gets these days...rooted in the raucous electrified Memphis blues of the early 1950's.”

Lee Hildebrand - Living Blues Magazine - Issue 217

“... these fellows are pure dynamite. Believe it or not, Tip On The Top have hit the deepest part of my soul ... Muy Bueno.”

Vicente Zumel - "La Hora del Blues"

“What a welcome surprise of pure blues at the end of the year with all this other wall of noise crap that comes my way that other people call blues, but isn't.”

Gary Reinhard - WITR Radio/Bad Dog Blues

“They rock! One of the new exciting bands to come out of the San Francisco Bay Area ..”

“Tip of the Top...is the cream of the crop in my book.They mix it up with Mississippi to Chicago...old school blues...that will have you dancing in your chair.”

Dorothy L. Hill - West Coast Editor, Blues Source and President, The Golden Gate Blues Society

“Tip of the Top is an awesome band!”

Doug Woolverton - Roomful of Blues

“Tip of the Top are amazingly talented performers… they had the audience in the palm of their hands…We got the best feedback on music that we’ve ever gotten for Blues, Brews & BBQ.”

Craig Smith, Executive Director - Napa Downtown Association, Blues Brews and BBQ

“Tip of the Top is a class act… Reminds me of the great traditional Chicago Blues that I love, and at the same time the music sounds fresh and exciting.”

“Tip of the Top carves out a distinctive niche...a top-notch blues band.”

Paul Freeman - The Daily News

“Tip of the Top is a throw back to the Juke Joint era of the early 1950s and they create an intimate experience even in the largest of venues.Very Cool band !!!!!”

J.C. Smith, Recording Artist, Blues DJ - KKUP 91.5 FM

“Tip of the Top digs deep into the roots of the Blues…Vintage Blues music played with style.”

Jay Meduri, owner - Poor House Bistro

“Tip of the Top has created a new and exciting mix of guitar and harmonica blues. Great to listen to…Great to dance to … Great to watch…”

Gil De Leon, Blues DJ - KKUP 91.5 FM

“Don’t miss these guys…Authentic blues right here in the South Bay”

Gary Smith, Blues Harmonica Master - -

“Tip of the Top plays classic blues with a vibrant and original sound and stage show.”

Mark Jacobson, Director of Blues Programming - KSCU 103.3 FM

“I listen to lots of CD’s everyday for the magazine and your sound is unique…the sound, the cohesion, the grooves and the feel are fantastic…it is a pleasure listening to this CD.”

“...classic Juke Joint Blues, very up beat and simple. You'll want to get up and dance! My foot was tapping the whole time! This is a band to get out and see!”

“It is rare to hear a band that plays with this much skill and finesse. Tip of the Top shows that even oft-covered blues tunes can gain new life when the band listens to each other and plays as an ensemble, eschewing endless solos and screaming guitars.”

“Not too many groups can deliver the feeling on a CD like Tip Of The Top's 'Depot Street Blues'. It's all about feeling, you can't get much higher than that... When it comes to being the Tip Of The Top!”

“Tip of the Top brings back an important element missing from most music nowadays: class. Vintage with style, this is one of those rare times where the name of the band isn't false advertising.”

“Go hear TOTT and remind yourself of why live music and the blues is such fun. And make no mistake, it will be a drop of the good stuff, brewed to perfection...”

“Listening to Tip of the Top conjures up images of juke joint heat. I'm still dripping with sweat!”

Chef Ramon aka Ramon Johnson Blues DJ - KSJS 90.5 FM