Album Credits

Musician's Bio's

Find out more about the Amazing group of Artists that help put this project together.

James DePrato

James DePrato is a San Francisco-Bay Area based guitarist/producer/composer/session musician and multi-instrumentalist. He has toured and recorded with Chuck Prophet, Angelo Moore, Sammy Hagar, Tim Bluhm, Pat Monihan, Steve Forbert and Country Joe McDonald to name a few.
James uses Koch Amplifiers and Jim Dunlop products.

Kevin T. White

Kevin began playing bass when he was 11 years old, had his first professional gig at the age of 14, and has been on the road, on the stage, or in the studio ever since. Early in his career, he was a member of the House of Blues house band in Cambridge, Mass. where he cut his teeth playing behind a Who's Who of legends that included Bo Diddley, Susan Tedeschi, Ronnie Earl, David Maxwell, Joe Walsh, Peter Wolf and others.

Matt Jaffe

After cutting his teeth on open mics around the Bay Area, San Francisco songwriter Matt Jaffe was discovered by Jerry Harrison of Talking Heads. Together, they produced his first album at the age of 16, cementing Matt's dedication to music. Soon, he formed a band, dropped out of college, and has not looked back.

Since then, Matt has written more songs than he can remember the words to, crisscrossed the country opening for Blues Traveler and Wilco, and co-written with Tom Higgenson of the Plain White T's. Inspired by the great lineage of rock n' roll, he marries literary lyrics with the undeniable urge to dance.

Matt has served as musical director for experimental theater, collaborated with poets on genre-bending spoken word, and curated residencies among fellow songwriters. Having suffered from seizures since 2015, Matt also uses his music to unite local and national epilepsy communities. Matt is currently rolling out his fourth and fifth albums, Undertoad and Kintsugi.

Vicente Rodriguez

Hailing from Houston Texas, Vicente Rodriguez who now lives in San Francisco is a composer, drummer, and producer. He also holds the distinction of being the longest enduring drummer for Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express.

Mark Hummel

Grammy Nominee, Blues Award Winner, Author, Harp Man Mark Hummel had a banner year in 2014. Grammy Nominated for his Remembering Little Walter CD he produced and performed on, Mark also won Best Blues CD and Best Traditional Blues CD at the Blues Music Awards in Memphis, TN. Mark's The Hustle Is Really On climbed to #2 and stayed in the top five for four months on the Living Blues Radio Charts. Hummel's book "BIG ROAD BLUES:12 Bars on I-80" garnered rave reviews and was nominated for best Independent Book release.

Mark Hummel started playing harmonica in 1970 and is considered one of the premier blues harmonica players of his generation. Thanks to over thirty recordings since 1985, including the Grammy nominated 2013 release Blind Pig recording Remembering Little Walter (part of the Blues Harmonica Blowout CD series). Mark Hummel's Blues Harmonica Blowout™ started in 1991 and have featured every major legend (Mayall, Musselwhite, Cotton, etc.) on blues harp as well as almost every player of note on the instrument - a who's who of players.

Hummel is a road warrior - a true Blues Survivor. Along the way, he has crafted his own trademark harmonica sound - a subtle combination of tone, phrasing and attack combined with a strong sense of swing. Mark has been with Electro Fi Records since 2000, releasing five CDs. Thanks to Mark's earlier albums, constant touring and appearances at the major blues festivals, he's firmly established his solid reputation around the US and Europe.

Born in New Haven, CT but raised in Los Angeles till he graduated high school. Mark moved to the Berkeley at age 18 to pursue a career in blues music, where he felt the music was taken more seriously.

Mark started the Blues Survivors in 1977 with Mississippi Johnny Waters. By 1984 Hummel began a life of non- stop touring of the US, Canada and overseas, which he still continues at least 130-150 days out of each year. Hummel has toured or recorded with blues legends Charles Brown, Charlie Musselwhite, Lowell Fulson, Billy Boy Arnold, Carey Bell, Lazy Lester, Brownie McGhee, Eddie Taylor, Luther Tucker and Jimmy Rogers.


Johnnie Bamont

A San Francisco native musician and surfer, he grew up in the musically diverse
environment that the San Francisco Bay Area offers. Johnnie has performed
with numerous jazz, classical, Latin, R&B and funk groups. He earned his
Bachelor's Degree in Music at San Francisco State University, and plays all saxes
(soprano, alto, tenor, baritone ), flute and arranges.

Al Schmitt, multi Grammy Award winning sound engineer/producer has singled
out Johnnie as “having one of the best baritone sax tones he’s ever recorded.”

Johnnie , a member of Huey Lewis and the News, has performed and toured with
numerous artists including Boz Scaggs, Dr. John, The Temptations, Frankie Valli,
Larry Carlton, Donna Summers, Third World, Four Tops, 2007 European tour
with Sly & the Family Stone, Elvin Bishop, Tower of Power, The Sons of
Champlin, Lydia Pence and Cold Blood, and the 2019 30th anniversary tour with
Japan’s top pop group Dreams Come True.

Some of his recording credits include: Celine Dion, Sheryl Crow, Chris Isaak,
Todd Rundgren, Toni Tony Tone, Dianne Schurr, Dreams Come True, Greg
Adams, Elvin Bishop, motion picture soundtrack for "Duets" (Gwyneth Paltrow &
Huey Lewis) as well as Huey Lewis and The News.

Johnnie is also an original member of the Greg Adams’ Band and the jazz and
funk band East Bay Soul. His current projects are the John Worley/Johnnie
Bamont Jazz Quartet and co-founder of their 16 piece jazz group Loco Moco
Jazz Orchestra.


Jeff Lewis

Graduated from San Jose State University in 1987 with a BM in jazz performance.

Professor of Jazz Trumpet at SJSU and West Valley College since 2008.
Winner of two Grammys
Pacific Mambo Orchestra (2014)
BB King “Blues Summit” (1993)

Toured/Performed/Recorded with Huey Lewis and the News, Ray Charles, Diana Krall, Kenny Loggins, Boz Skaggs, Joe Louis Walker, Lavay Smith, Conjunto Céspedes, The Sons of Champlin, The Pacific Mambo Orchestra, The Four Tops, The Temptations, The O’Jays, Martha Reeves, The Shirelles, The Coasters, The Drifters, Kristin Chenoweth, Ray DeLa Paz, Tito Nieves, La India, Steve Turre, Jon Faddis, Tim Hagins, Cedar Walton, Michael Hayes, The Contemporary Jazz Orchestra, The California Symphony.

SF Broadway Shows include; The Mystery of Edwin Drood, White Christmas, Motown, Spamalot, Annie, and South Pacific.

Geoff Palmer

Hammond B-3, Piano & Vibraphones

Geoff Palmer became a member of Marin seminal band the Sons of Champlin in 1966 after completing his service for the United States Army. His arrival for the inception of the group, brought a musical presence that continues to be an integral component of The Sons sound and feel. He is a multi-instrumentalist playing piano, organ, vibraphones, tablas and horns. And he sings! Geoff is a talented song arranger and ultra inspirational soloist whether on piano, B-3 or vibraphones. Geoff always takes the audience on musical excursions that are inspired, unique and brilliant.

Melissa Philips

Background Vocals

Northern California-based singer-songwriter Melissa Phillips is known for her compelling vocals, nuanced and intimate performances, and candid song craft.

Melissa has released two independent albums (Fits and Starts, 2012 and Both Ways, 2018) and has contributed vocals on numerous records as a Bay Area session vocalist.

Danilo Lopez

“Duality". This video of the first single off of my upcoming full length album was chosen to be brought to life by my dear friends Hunter Lovan and Scott Lovan at SHOT Media Group.
After several locations, under water shots and many make up changes Scott and Hunter were able to bring many of my personalities to the screen.”
Watch in 4K for best viewing!!
Please like, share, comment and enjoy!!
"Sell Me Salvation" the full album will be out 1/1/21

Michael Rosen

Michael Rosen is a Grammy-winning producer/engineer who has worked with Santana, Rancid, Papa Roach, Country Joe McDonald, Matt Jaffe, Tesla, AFI, The Donnas, Journey, Death Angel, Tony Macalpine, and Testament…… name a few! In addition to recording and producing he also teaches at Chabot College and San Francisco State and is an alumnus of the famed Automatt Studios where he got started on his professional recording journey. Michael sits down with Matt at his new personal studio East Bay Recorders to talk about the business, the journey, and the joy of recording.