Carmen Ratti Band featuring Jill Dineen win the 2023 Golden Gate Blues Society #internationalblueschallenge.
On to Memphis January 2024
International Blues Compitition
CD Review by Sherri Jones
Assistant Executive Director at John Lee Hooker Foundation
Board Member Fountain Blues Festival
Dj at KZSU 90.1 Stanford
The Carmen Ratti band featuring Jill Dineen and their debut album The Road Back doesn't disappoint. With Carmen's electric guitar amplified in the tradition of the blues and Jill's strong vibrato voice brings a rich warm tone with depth to each song. This especially rings true with the upbeat boogie Make You Mine, a Woman in Control, which resonates on each track of the album. Also In control and expressive on keys is Dave Mehrwein, with DeMar on Drums and his solid sense of timing, bringing a groove to each track. On bass Dave Minor, composes a simple beat on the spot, always ahead on each track. Little AI written by Carmen features an instrumental beat inspired by Albert King which clearly stands out with its intensity and rawness.
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Carmen Ratti Band, featuring vocalist Jill Dineen, brings their high energy contemporary blues to every show. With powerful originals and steamy covers, this Bay Area blues band delivers powerful performances for club venues and festivals of any size.
Look for the Carmen Ratti on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of every month, as he hosts the Long Board Pro Blues Jam in Pacifica, CA, supporting the top performing Blues artists in the Bay Area and the Country.