Personnel: The Headcutters:
Joe Marhofer - Harmonica, Vocals
Ricardo Maca - Guitar, Vocals
Arthur 'Catuto' Garcia - Bass
Leandro 'Cavera' Barbeta - Drums
with special guests:
Fabio Franchinni - Guitar
Junior Polaco - Drums
Rubao - Saxophone
Notes: The Headcutters, from Itajaí, Brazil, is considered to be one of
the most highlighted blues bands in Brazil. Using the 40s ands 50s sound
and style, they
follow the legendaries Blues records labels from Chicago of that time.
The band's name serves as tribute to the Blues idols from the 50s, such
as Muddy Waters, Little Walter and Jimmi Rogers, who in that period were
Headhunters”. Thus, THE HEADCUTTERS comes as a reference to those great
masters who were clear and strong influence to the band.
Performing very charismatic, exciting and catching concerts, the band
has been gathering a faithful audience in every show since it's
beginning. The band has
played in several blues festivals, produced concerts and shared stage
with various national and international bigshots such as
Eddie C. Campbell,
Smith, Billy Branch, Carlos
Jonhson, J.J. Jackson, Lynwood Slim, Mitch Kashmar, Donny Nichillo, Igor
Prado, Blues Etílicos among others.
The Headcutters has just released their “Back To 50's” CD, a full
vintage recording accomplished through tape rolls and 50's style valved
equipments, made at
Itajaí's Historical Museum. An album that has been receiving both
national and international critical acclaim, and that shows a real time
travel, with all the sound and agic from the 50's, which
represented Chicago Urban Blues.
Playing nearly on the road for 10 years, The Headcutters Band is proud
to represent that irresistible sort of sound, which is worldwide enjoyed
for decades through every generation.