GREENPOINT MUSIC PRESENTS
FREE MP3 Here:
YourTube Video (Get It Done)
ABOUT VINNIE MINIERI:
(Download PDF file Press Release)
Vinnie has been a well known blues musician from Greenpoint
Brooklyn for as long as we can remember! He's been playing Blues Harmonica since the
70s and a proud member of local 802afm for just as long!! This isn't the first
time that he has worked with GreenpointMusic. In 2016, Joe Curcio had produced a
posthumous version of the Elvis cover (Can't help falling in love) using vocal tracks that had been
previously record by the late, great neighborhood singer, and Joe's big brother John
"Beau" Curcio. Vinnie was a close friend of John, and so Joe asked
Vinnie to play the harp solo in the song.
As for Vinnie, it all started in 1975 with The Rice Miller Band where they played classic venues like CBGB
s, Folk City, Max's Kansas City and colleges in the Tri State Area. Rice Miller
opened for Blondie, The Shirts ,Steelhouse and many others.The original band consisted of
Frank Galante and John Clarke on guitars, Jack Bobby Lewis on drums, Frank Sanpietro on
bass and vocals, Vinnie Minieri on harp, and Eric Parker on keyboard. In 1979 the
band broke up after almost getting a deal with a major record label .
The Rice Miller Band
Vinnie moved onto studio work and even did a movie soundtrack (Nightmare,
21st Century, Dist Corp,Goldmine Productions). During the 90s Vinnie was featured
many times on a NYC Blues Radio Show "Blues The other Half"
(Hosted by Tomcat Mahoney - RIP Tomcat 1960- 2008. ); WNYE 91.5 FM which featured
Blues artists Gatemouth Brown and many others,
In 1991 at The Lone star Cafe ( NYC ) Vinnie sat in on a tune
with Warren Haynes, longtime guitarist with the Allman Brothers Band and founding member
of the jam band Gov't Mule. Vinnie also used to sit in with Blues great Magic Slim and
The Teardrops at Chicago Blues Bar ( NYC ). One evening, Magic Slim said to him "Vinnie
you are a really good Harmonica Man!".
Vinnie has played blues with The Nighthawks ( Thanks to fellow
Harmonica Player Mark Wenner!). As a neighborhood player he has worked with
Rattlesnake,The Southside Boogie Band, Blues duo, Double Shot, and more!
ln 2010 Vinnie released a CD "Blues from Brooklyn
" which was played on NBC s Today Show. Vinnie also is endorsed by Seydel Harmonicas
(Germany ). He sends special thanks out to Rupert Oysler for the great service with
He also sent a thanks to Joe Curcio and Carl Battista (
GreenpointMusic) for having me play on Get it Done -- and I'm sure there will be future
Projects! Thanks to all who played!
Vinnie Minieri ,Harmonica
Video (Get It Done)
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file Press Release
Vinnie Minieri has been a staple of the neighborhood music
scene for as long as I can remember. From being the harp player for the legendary Rice
Miller Band to jamming with The Nighthawks, Rattlesnake, Double Shot and The Southside
Boogie Band -- and even sitting in with Allman Brothers guitarist Warren Haynes and Blues
great, Magic Slim and The Teardrops at the Chicago Blues Bar in NYC.
GreenPointMusic is really happy to have written and produced
this kinda backwoods, deep fried, odd little ditty tune for The Jake Drake Band featuring
Mister Vinnie Minieri on harmonica.
Congratulations Vin -- we believe that you absolutely earned
your place in Greenpoint history as a true to heart, authentic bluesman! We hope that we
helped just a little bit to put you over the finish line at earning the props and respect
that you deserve.
LINK TO "GET IT DONE" https://youtu.be/BrCDcVykrU4
Find pictures, info, contacts, bio and a free MP3 download of
"Get It Done" at www.Greenpointmusic.com .
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