Anthony Gomes With Special Guests Shaw Davis & The Black Ties

The Funky Biscuit Presents

Anthony Gomes With Special Guests Shaw Davis & The Black Ties

Thursday December 13, 2018

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Funky Biscuit

Boca Raton, FL

$15.00 - $35.00 General Admission $20.00 Day Of Show

Reserve Seats for this show are subject to a $15 food or beverage minimum

Anthony Gomes
Anthony Gomes
Anthony Gomes has been creating virtuosic, burning blues since his recorded debut in 1998. 13 releases and numerous awards and ecstatic accolades later, the aptly named, “Peace, Love & Loud Guitars,” crackles with bare wires passion.

Paramount after 100 plus years of blues music is the indefinable spirit of deep expression beyond words and notes. The Canadian blues guitar hero and scholar with impeccable taste, personifies that spirit. He sings and plays with an integrity and deeply felt emotion oblivious to fortune or fashion. The glorious result is stunningly emotional, timeless music.

Gomes’ instinctive mastery of his craft is matched by his knowledge of and dedication to blues history. An award winning blues history scholar, he earned University of Toronto’s C.P. Stacey Prize for the highest overall academic grade point average by a history student. Completing his master’s degree thesis on the racial and cultural evolution of blues music, Gomes graduated with high distinction from Canada’s top university.

Believing that music can inspire the human spirit, Anthony founded the Music Is the Medicine Foundation in 2010. This non-profit organization is dedicated to changing the lives of others through the healing power of music. Through private donations and winning sizable grants from State Farm Insurance and CVS Pharmacy, the foundation has funded songwriting scholarships, offered music education programs, and donated musical instruments to those in need.

Anthony Gomes has nothing left to prove while leaving all his passion on the table. Nonetheless, he continues striving to not only find the legendary “lost chord,” but the ultimate combinations of words, notes and performance. We are fortunate to accompany him on his journey
Shaw Davis & The Black Ties
Shaw Davis & The Black Ties
Shaw Davis is quickly becoming an artist to watch in Roots & Blues Rock. Born April 4, 1995, the young guitarist has burst his way onto the scene and is already known for his raw and emotional style. ​

Backed by drummer, Bobby Van Stone, and bassist, Patrick Stevenson, Shaw Davis & The Black Ties feature their own brand of Psychedelic Blues and Roots Rock that continues to win over fans and crowds across the nation. As a national touring trio, the band has played over 300 shows, headlining festivals and opening tours, allowing them to build a loyal following throughout the country. Being influenced by the sounds of vintage, heavy blues-rock, they have opened shows for acts such as Samantha Fish, Chris Duarte, Mike Zito, Albert Castiglia, Matt Schofield, Popa Chubby, GE Smith, and toured with Anthony Gomes. ​

Formed May of 2016 out of Pompano Beach, Florida, the young power trio has made multiple appearances on Blues Radio International and has been featured in South Florida Music Magazine for their crowd-pleasing performances. In 2017 the band participated in the South Florida Blues Challenge and won their Road To Memphis, representing South Florida at the 2018 International Blues Challenge in Memphis.​

Their self-titled debut album was released on June 14, 2017 to a sold-out release concert at The Funky Biscuit in Boca Raton, Florida and continues to receive steady airplay on blues/rock radio stations in the United States as well as the UK. The debut album also received an impressive review from Blues Magazine:​

“We have a new young guitar hero! Shaw Davis of South Florida. Fierce, raw guitar licks… his guitar tears, barks and bites… We will certainly enjoy this guitarist in the future.”​

In January of 2018, the trio released “Alive From Legacy”, a three-track live record intended to capture the energy of the band’s live shows. After its release, the live EP received an excellent review from Rock and Blues Muse:​

"Dynamism, precision, and outright fury. It’s like a three-pronged sonic offensive – the guitar pierces, the bass rattles, and the drums batter. For fans of the heavier end of blues rock, it’s a beating your eardrums will gladly take.”​

October 20, 2018 brought their sophomore album to life, Tales From The West, with more impressive reviews and airplay while debuting at #20 on the Roots Music Report Blues Rock Chart.​

“They’re a three-man wrecking crew that infuse the Blues with Hard Rock muscle to gratifying effect.” -The Rock Doctor

“The hard-charging, rising Blues Rocker leads his trio through a blistering set that shows he never heard of a sophomore jinx. Tipping his hand that he’s charting a course of being a Road Warrior that lights up the night, this hard-hitting set defies fashion and conventional wisdom simply by being incendiary. Hot stuff throughout.”
– Midwest Records

"The next generation of pure, unadulterated Blues Rock...this is only the beginning for this remarkable trio." - Rock and Blues Muse

Shaw Davis & The Black Ties have created a serious buzz in the blues-rock community that is a force to be reckoned with. Don’t miss your chance to catch the band in action!
Venue Information:
The Funky Biscuit
303 SE Mizner Blvd
Royal Palm Place
Boca Raton, FL, 33432
http://funkybiscuit.com/