Reese Wynans was a member of the Second Coming, which, from November 1968 to February 1969 also included two future and founding members of The Allman Brothers Band: guitarist Dickey Betts and bassist Berry Oakley. Wynans joined Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble in 1985, playing keyboards on Soul to Soul and In Step and played with the band until Stevie Ray Vaughn’s tragic death in 1990. Since moving to Nashville, Tennessee, in 1992, Wynans has played keyboards for a number of country artists including Brooks & Dunn, Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, and Hank Williams Jr. Wynans has also played for blues artists Buddy Guy, John Mayall, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Colin James, Ana Popovic, Dudley Taft and Los Lonely Boys.
Anton Fig is one of New York’s most in-demand session drummers and has spent the last 29 years as the drummer for David Letterman’s house band on the NBC and CBS networks. Fig is one of America’s most widely-heard musicians and has racked up an impressive session resume playing on albums by Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger, Rosanne Cash, Joe Cocker, and Ronnie Spector. During his Letterman years, Fig recorded or performed live with such legends as James Brown, Eric Clapton, Miles Davis, and B.B. King. As a freelance drummer he has played with Paul Simon and also in the house band for Bob Dylan’s historic 30th Anniversary concert celebration.
Michael RhodesBass Guitar
Michael Rhodes is a bassist and session musician. Born in the south of Louisiana he grew up with Cajun, Country, and the Blues. Music was part of his daily life. He taught himself guitar at a young age and excelled at it. In his teens he earned himself his first gig and eventually made his way to Nashville where he became one of the most sought after session players in Nashville for a span of over two decades. He has played bass for some of the most celebrated and legendary musicians in the business including a veritable who's who of country music icons. Some of the musicians he's recorded for include Mark Knopfler, Johnny Cash, Garth Brooks, Willie Nelson, Elton John, Stevie Nicks, Emmylou Harris, Faith Hill, and even the hottest star in the entire music industry, Taylor Swift.
Lee Thornburg is a trumpeter who has played with many legendary artists and is also a former member of Supertramp and Tower of Power. Thornburg played with Wayne Cochran and the C.C. Riders in the 1970s. Then he went on to tour with musicians such as Tom Petty, Ray Charles, Bonnie Raitt, Huey Lewis, and Rod Stewart. In 1992, he joined the band Chicago for a show released on VHS cassette called And the Band Played On. He also arranged for and performed with Etta James and the Roots Band. For over five years Thornburg played Trumpet in Jay Leno’s house band. You can hear Thornburg’s past work with Bonamassa on four of his #1 Billboard releases, including Live at the Royal Albert Hall, the Grammy-Nominated album Seesaw with Beth Hart, Muddy Wolf at Red Rocks, and Live at Radio City Music Hall.
Paulie Cerra is a versatile and dynamic Saxophone player, having spent years on the road touring the world over and recording with many of the top blues and R&B acts. These have included Stevie Wonder, Kirk Franklin, Lucky Peterson, Luther Allison, Little Milton, Bobby Bland, Billy Preston and Jimmy Johnson. Cerra joined Joe’s band earlier this year and you can hear him on the #1 Billboard Blues release Live at Radio City Music Hall.