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Tony and the Torpedoes
 

TUCSON, Arizona
United States

Tony Uribe had been playing guitar for a lot of Tucson bands over the years, but he wanted to lead his own group. He wasn't unhappy with his previous work. He just wanted to hear his own version of the music he loved, the blues. In the summer of 1995, Tony started up the Torpedoes.

Over the last twelve years, he's had a number of stellar Tucson players do "Torpedo duty", but there's always been a core sound. It's direct and heartfelt, soulful with a groove you could drive a truck through. The Torpedoes have developed a very loyal following, not to mention a lot of musicians who stop by to sit in. We're definitely a musician's band. Even with the basic line-up of current Torpedoes, we also have a pool of players who come in to add their creativity--their soul--their sound-- to ours. Hell, on any given night you might see two or three extra Torpedoes! The group's founder and leader, Tony was born in Ajo, Arizona in 1955. Tony's been playing guitar for 45 years. He loves both the classic and contemporary blues masters equally and he's ingenious in his interpretation of the Blues' rich history. His voice and guitar speak a language everyone can understand. Tony's opened for Albert Collins, Koko Taylor, Son Seals, Otis Rush, Mose Allison, John Lee Hooker, Carey Bell, and Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters-to name a few. He's backed up Homesick James, Sam Taylor, Willie Jaye "The Texas Hurricane", Zora Young, Raful Neal and Raful's daughter, Jackie Neal. And that's just a sample. Local Tucson groups Tony's been with (pre-Torpedoes) include The Highbeam Blues Band, George Howard and the Roadhouse Hounds, The Bluelight Blues Band, The Bad News Blues Band, the Full Moon Blues Band. Most of all Tony's proud of the fact that he jammed and became friends with Albert Collins. He's also jammed onstage with Smokin' Ronnie Earl and Kenny Neal. Tony was inducted into the Arizona Blues Hall Of Fame in October of 1999. In February of 2007 Tony joined the live musicians of Second Life and is having just a wonderful time playing in this virtual world. His alter ego there is Tone Uriza where he now performs live to a very diverse virtual audience when he's not playing in his first life. But whether it's real or virtual, Tony just loves to play the blues.

 Current band members: Tony Uribe on vocals and guitar. Danny Kreiger on vocals, guitar, and bass. Marx B. Loeb on drums, books, and movies. Larry Lee Lerma on bass. Nick Augustine on bass and drums. Heather Hardy on vocals and violin. Larry Diehl on bass.

http://www.tonystorpedoes.com/

http://www.myspace.com/tonyandthetorpedoes

 

 

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