Mama´s Boys Are Back

REVIEW by Willard Manus
MAMA'S BOYS are back with a new CD. The Long Beach-based band is known for its raw, blistering, Chicago-style approach to the blues. Led by Johnny Mastro (harp/vocals), backed by Dave Melton (guitar), Jimmy Goodall (drums) and Jeff Henry (bass), the band sticks to its principles, pounding out eleven powerful, hard-rockin' beats with reckless abandon.

There is no compromise with these guys, no prettying up or holding back. They go for broke every time, whether it's a vocal or an instrumental number, giving everything they have, without benefit of overdubbing or other technical tricks. This is one band that tries to play the blues with as much truth and passion as possible. (Call 562-435-2993 or visit