Here's The Latest: Billy D and The Hoodoos'
Somethin's Wrong has been named
the Winner in the Blues Category of the 2013 UK Songwriting Contest based in London. The twelve
videos from the DVD have a combined total of over 1,000 views-per-day and have surpassed the
one-million-hit milestone on YouTube. Billy D and The Hoodoos were also awarded
"Best New Act" by the Cascade Blues Association.
Billy D's life experience has given him the strength to write his brand of "Bluzy Rock" with a passion
that only comes from living it. Heavily influenced by Chicago blues, Rock and Roll, and "Backbeat Roots"
music of all types, his songs reflect the tough lessons of his past and show his love for Mother Blues
and her first-born, Rock and Roll.
David Raitt comes from a genetic line of
musical heritage. His father John and sister Bonnie Raitt are both international
mega-stars. David has 16 albums to his name and has recorded and performed with
multitudes of international artists including his sister Bonnie Raitt and Jimmy Thackery.
David Raitt and Jimmy Thackery recorded the critically acclaimed album That's It
in 2000. This album featured horn work by Mic Gillette, of Tower of Power fame, as
well as vocal additions by Bonnie Raitt.
David splits his time between California and Pescadero, BCS in the lower Baja, Mexico,
where he writes and records in his studio. It was in Mexico that David encountered
The Baja Boogie Band. In April, 2012,
the band performed at the Cerritos Beach Baja Festival headlined by Ky Mani Marley.
They have been touring and recording together since, recently headlining the Big Sky
Blues Fest in Montana.