Jimmy Vivino gets out from in front of the TV cameras and back to the live blues circuit where it all began. Join this exciting adventure as Jimmy V gathers some of the top Florida blues musicians to, as James Brown would say, "formulate a groove"
Jimmy Vivino (aka Jimmy V) has always considered himself “a blues man with a job”. Although best known for serving 26 years as Conan O’Brien’s musical director, guitarist and bandleader, his experience in the music business predates that by 20 plus years.
Jimmy V has produced, lead bands and recorded with a countless number rock and roll and blues artists for five decades including the likes of Hubert Sumlin, Warren Haynes, Bob Weir, Keith Richards, Elvis Costello, Johnnie Johnson, Son Seals, Shemekia Copeland, Levon Helm, Phoebe Snow, Dion, Laura Nyro, Bob Margolin, Lowell Fulson, John Sebastian, Joe Louis Walker and Al Kooper to name a few. When not producing, recording or touring with other artists, Jimmy still tours the country and the world with his own band and is due to release a new blues album later on this year (2022).
A musician all his life, Jimmy also devotes his time to organizations that are close to his heart and helping to promote causes such as The Blues Foundation, Songs of Love to help terminally ill children, and God’s Love We Deliver charity to feed the Hungry to name a few.
Rich Pagano (Fab Faux)
For the last 25 years, Rich Pagano has made a living as a New York City session drummer, singer and touring musician. His recording, producing and stage credits include, Patti Smith, Rosanne Cash, Robbie Robertson, Ray Davies, Willie Nile, gospel icon Marie Knight, Joan Osborne, Levon Helm, Roger Waters, Mott The Hoople, legend Ian Hunter and the premier Beatles band, The Fab Faux in which he is a founding member and singer/drummer.
Jesse Williams (North Mississippi Allstars)
Jesse Williams prides himself on his musical depth AND breadth! Recorded on two Grammy Nominated Albums and nine W.C. Handy/Blues Music Award-nominated albums. International touring or appearances playing with:North Mississippi Allstars, Jimmy Vivino, Bucky Pizzarelli, Susan Tedeschi, Howard Alden, Duke Robillard, Jay McShann, Al Kooper, Jay Geils, John Hammond Jr, Karin Allyson, Harry Allen, Ruth Brown, Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, Johnny A., Maria Muldaur, Johnnie Johnson, Ronnie Earl, Henry Butler, Charles Neville, Julien Kasper, Bruce Katz, W.C. Handy All-Star
Jimmy Vivino – Guitar
Rich Pagano – Drums
Jesse Willimas – Bass
"Vivino and company set fire to the barn's performance stage with their red hot playing. Vivino's voice is sterling throughout and equally matched in intensity and soul by Russell. In the meantime, the band is spot-on from song to song displaying blazing chops and world-class precision." – Blues Music Magazine