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The Whinin' Boys
Mike Merceir & Jeff Gonzales

Summer of 2019 I got together with Mike Merceir & we started a tribute duo of Jorma and hot tuna. We're having a blast. If you like a tuna or Jorma come on and check us out! I play the guitar and Mike sings and plays harmonica, what a joy playing the music of this great musician !

We recorded these three CDs early in 2021 and will be playing outdoor gigs this summer. We also have a fourth CD coming out this summer. This one is pure blues. I play my slide guitar and Mike again the harmonica and vocals.

It's been a little difficult to get together for practice and recording sessions but we have been extra careful (or just lucky?). Take care of yourselves!

Aaron Hahn & Jeff Gonzales

In this duo, Jeff plays alongside his ol' buddy Aaron Hahn from the Dry Town Drifters. They both sing, write and play guitar. Their repertoire consists of originals, old bluegrass and old country. Aaron plays rhythm guitar and harmonica and Jeff plays lead and fingerstyle guitar.

This song is from from our Live 4 (Blues) CD:

..and here are our Two-Bit Cowboy CDs:
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Big & Bigger
Wanda Houston & Jeff Gonzales

"Good afternoon Big and Bigger. I've known you both for a few years, but this afternoon was a sort of revelation. Today while putzing around the kitchen cooking, I had a Big and Bigger sound fest. And what I realized I was hearing was a very rare, maybe even historically rare event. Two great artist coming together, where one at least, knows the other better than she knows herself. And through a series of precisely crafted songs, lets the vocalist have a glimpse of herself. The stories are the ones she should have written herself except her eye wasn't looking inward. Wanda Houston is the biggest personality I've ever known, the best performer I've ever seen. But I've been fooled to looking at R&B singers, or soul to find a comparison. But Wanda is pure Americana or roots music. When I hear, I'm going back to bed, I know this is the real deal. Jeff's guitar playing is the perfect phrasing for your story, as original, honest, and to the point as anyone could ever want. Big and Bigger recordings should go directly to the Smithsonian to be placed in a time capsule as an example of real music, before technology and $$$ fucked with it. With Jeff's new body of work, everything else seems contrived and formulatic pop . Jeff, I think your on the precipice of genius. Your work is like an organic history lesson, it encompasses all that's been and anticipates what's coming. I just hope your recognized and rewarded while you're still here to enjoy it. I'm a way richer man for knowing both you." Paul Brazie (April 2020)

Jeff Gonzales and Wanda Houston at the Den

Wanda Houston on vocals and Jeff Gonzales on guitar, playing acoustic blues and more. Wanda and Jeff have been performing as Big & Bigger throughout the northeast since 2010. Their work together is based in acoustic blues but reaches out to include ragtime and holy blues, gospel, originals and more.

Our first CD, "Big & Bigger Live" (left) contains 9 original songs that Jeff wrote for Wanda as a part of their "Big & Bigger" duo. Their second CD (right), "Live in Stockbridge", consists of old blues and jazz tunes, and the third CD, "Live, Again" (below, left) is another eight originals written for Wanda.

You might want to check out Wanda's website. She is a huge talent and also performs in a wide variety of styles.

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