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© 2020 by TPO

Who's Saying What?

TPO in the news

BROADWAY WORLD

MAR. 2, 2020

It's one thing to claim you are "proven," it's quite another to have the credentials to back it up. Comprised of five of the most formidable musicians on the blues scene today...the band has collectively amassed a slew of accomplishments...These five musicians have proven their worth to the world over decades of hard work.

THE ROCK DOCTOR

MAR., 2020

Rock & roll has super groups, so does the blues. The Proven Ones ...{have] won dozens of awards, been on hundreds of recordings and logged thousands of miles on the road.  All that work, all that mojo culminates on You Ain’t Done, their sophomore release; a muscular blues, rock ‘n’ soul workout that has to be heard and felt to be believed.  Street date is April 17th.

MIDWEST RECORD

MAR. 6, 2020

The latest from a modern blues rock super group of white boys that are way more hippie San Francisco than English recyclers, they've done it for others on hundreds of recordings but here they are letting all that pent up stuff come flying out as they do it for themselves. Hard hitting throughout, this was made to get your blood flowing. Hot stuff.

VIVASCENE

JAN. 25, 2019

The venerable group of musicians gathered together to form the group known as The Proven Ones create a musical statement for both 2018 and the ages with their CD entitled Wild Again. In doing so, they pay tribute to the celebrated history of The Blues, while maintaining an innovative and modern stance. This band plays the blues without compromise, diving into the project and packing a terrific punch on both sturdy originals and well-chosen covers.

BLUES MATTERS

Nov 27, 2018

That’s Proven Ones in the sense of proven track record – drummer Jimi Bott and guitarist Kid Ramos are both former Fabulous Thunderbirds, and other band members have a host of awards and other credits to their name. And on this 10-track outing, half and half originals and covers, they live up to their credentials big time.

JAZZ WEEKLY

July 16, 2018

The joint is jumping with rocking blues provided by the team of Willie J. Campbell/b, Jimi Bott/dr, Kid Ramos/g, Anthony Geraci/B3, Brian Templeton/voc and a sweaty horn section of Joe McCarthy/tp, Renato Coranto/ts with Robert Crowell/bs. Templeton has a street savvy grit to his voice, and works it well as he growls to the B3 on foot stomping honky tonks like the dramatic “Cheap Thrills” or cries out with stomping piano and guitar on the blueser “If You Be My Baby.” The saxes swing as the rhythm team shuffles to Kansas City on “City Dump” while everyone sways on the Memphis STAX grooved “Don’t Leave Me This Way.” Things get really interesting on the 10 minute opus “Loan Me A Dime” that has Ramos delivering some tasty string work that weaves through the Hammond, letting the whole team stretch out like Salt Water Taffy, while the bands take of The Beatles’ “Don’t Let Me Down” is a hard hitting affair, segueing into a misty percolating jam. These guys sizzle like grilled onions.

THE BLUES POWER BLOG

July 12, 2018

With each person having already distinguished himself as an individual performer, sideman, or member of such accomplished blues bands as The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters, The Mannish Boys, and Sugar Ray & the Bluetones, it should come as no surprise that the new soul-blues-rock supergroup The Proven Ones can make some great music together. But what may surprise you is just how great the music on the band’s debut album Wild Again (Roseleaf Records) is, with the recording quickly becoming one of our favorites of 2018.

CASCADE BLUES ASSOCIATION

July 4, 2018

The Proven Ones are the new blues super group...Now that is definitely an understatement. This cast of music greatness has no less than 40 individual Blues Music Award nominations between them (not to mention another 18 as members of The Mannish Boys) and are some of the most established artists of their generation.

MAKING A SCENE

June 19, 2018

The Proven Ones are an all-star ensemble built from the bottom up. [They] have over 100 years of combined experience. Their collective knowledge is what makes them seem like they could keep recording forever. This band plays the music we crave and it just gets better with each listening.