The Rhythm Room All-Stars were founded by harmonica player, bandleader, and club owner Bob Corritore in 1991, as he opened his Phoenix blues and roots concert club called The Rhythm Room. This band’s current lineup includes Chris James on guitar and vocals, Patrick Rynn on bass, Brian Fahey on drums, and Bob Corritore on harmonica. Each member of this band has a long and credentialed blues resume. The Rhythm Room All-Stars’ specialty is a vintage Chicago Blues sound. This group not only puts on its own house-rockin’ show, but also serves as a backing unit for visiting guest artists, and has supported Henry Gray, Jimmy Rogers, Big Pete Pearson, Tomcat Courtney, Mud Morganfield, Tail Dragger, Carol Fran, Sam Lay, Roy Gaines, Billy Boy Arnold, Snooky Pryor, Luther Tucker, Bo Diddley, Louisiana Red, Chief Schabuttie Gilliame, Finis Tasby, Johnny Dyer, Dave Riley, Chico Chism, Pinetop Perkins, Lil’ Ed, Bob Margolin, Kid Ramos, Nappy Brown, and many others. Over the years, The Rhythm Room All-Stars have become an international festival attraction, appearing at such high-profile events as the Lucerne Blues Festival, Marco Fiume Blues Passions Festival in Italy, the Bay-Car Blues Festival in France, The Ottawa Blues Festival in Canada, The Spring Blues Festival in Belgium, the Lionel Hampton Jazz Club at Hotel Le Meridien in Paris, France, as well as its numerous openings for B.B. King. The Rhythm Room All-Stars sound is showcased on releases by Big Pete Pearson, Bob Corritore, Henry Gray, Tomcat Courtney, Sam Lay, and Louisiana Red.
Bob Corritore, Chris James, Patrick Rynn, Brian Fahey (Photo by David Blake)
Band Photo (High Resolution)
Big Pete Pearson – Vocals
Johnny Rapp – Former Guitarist (Photo by John Samora)
Bob Corritore – Harmonica
Backstage at the Tucson B.B. King Show (Photo by Kim Danielson)