Papa Joe Grappa is a square peg in the round hole of the blues. He is a guitarist who writes and sings topical blues inthe Los Angeles area. He's played clubs in New York, London, Paris, Memphis, Philadelphia, Las Vegas and Salt Lake City. In the daytime, he is head writer for the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, under the pseudonym Joe Medeiros
PAPA JOE GRAPPAS MIDLIFE CRISIS BAND
Papa Joe Grappa Guitars, Vocals
Gerald Johnson - Bass. Definitely one of the funkiest bass players around. Geralds recorded with Dave Mason, Steve Miller and Steven Stills.
Gary Mallaber Drums. Garys the drummer on Van Morrisons Moondance. Hes also recorded with Steve Miller and Bruce Springsteen.
Marty Grebb Electric Piano, Organ, Baritone And Tenor Sax. The multi-talented Marty has recorded with Bonnie Raitt, Joe Walsh and The Band. He was also the keyboard player in the hit band The Buckinghams.
The Sweet Inspirations Portia Griffin, Estelle Brown and Myrna Smith, Elvis Presleys backup singers from 1968-1977
Michael Fell Harmonica, Dave McKelvey Harmonica, Tom Petersen Tenor Sax, Lee Thornburg Trumpet, James Intveld Acoustic Bass
BB Chung King (Alan Mirikitani) Producer, Recording Engineer
I've played the Malibu Inn and the Canyon Club in LA. Plus I've opened for Jay Leno at The Mirage in Las Vegas. I play at open blues jams around the country and at gigs that some of my friends get me. Biggest thrill: backing Dwight Yoakum and Chris Isaak playing for the troops in Bahrain.
Brian Setzer, The Allman Brothers, Frank Zappa, Louis Jordan, Duke Robillard, David Bromberg
Vintage guitars, telecasters and Fender amps. Nothing fancy