Anthony Rosano & the Conqueroos
If your taste in contemporary blues is filled with funky rhythms and explosive guitar work anchored by old school soul and lively vocals, this is your new favorite band.
Anthony Rosano and the Conqueroos blend old school blues with a modern rock sound. Formed in 2012, the band has been recording and performing all over the southeast and beyond. Formed by guitarist and vocalist Anthony Rosano, the current line up features the rhythm section of Paul Warren on bass, and Scott Smith on drums. The trio is often augmented by Jeremy "J.B." Bustillos on harmonica and sax. Anthony Rosano and the Conqueroos have received numerous accolades including "Best Blues" for 4 years (2015/2016/2017/2018), along with "Best Live Performer" (2017/2018) and an "Album of the Year" (2018) in the VEER Music Awards. The two time "International Blues Challenge" Semi Finalists released a LIVE record "ROO'D Awakening" in the spring of 2016 which along with the previous effort "Get ROO'd", received international radio airplay as well as spins on Sirius XMBluesville.
In October of 2016 Anthony and The Conqueroos made the trip to New Orleans and NOLA Studios. With producer Mike Zito , Grammy winning engineer David Farrell, and the help of Anders Osbourne and Johnny Sansone, they recorded their newest album which was released in April 2017. The record has quickly gained international radio airplay and debuted at #1 on the iTunes chart and #9 on the Billboard Blues chart. Reviewers of the album have drawn comparisons to Bruce Springsteen and Led Zeppelin as well as being anchored in the traditional blues genre. The band has played Numerous Festival dates and opened for artists as diverse as ZZ TOP, Marcus King Band, Robert Randolph, Samantha Fish, G.Love, Mike Zito, Tab Benoit, TRAIN, Eric Lindell, and The Gin Blossoms.