Inducted in 1999
Born in Ajo,Arizona, Tony has been playing for
33 years and loves both the classic and
contemporary Blues masters.He ingeniously
interprets the Blues rich history with voice and
guitar that speak a language everyone can
Involved in educating about Blues music and
culture, Tony has participated in the Tucson
Blues Society since it's first meeting in 1983.
Tony's band, Tony and the Torpedoes, are
everything you'd expect from a superior band.
You could say they "own" the Tucson Blues scene.
They consistently draw the largest crowd during
the annual Tucson Blues Fest. Tony leads the
Torpedoes with vocals, electric guitar, acoustic
guitar and dobro. Other band members include
ABHOF nominee, guitarist, Danny Krieger, ABHOF
member, Jerome Kimsey on drums and bassist,
Larry Diehl. ABHOF member Richard Gomez was the
Torpedoes keyboardist until his death in August
Tony has performed with the Bad News Blues Band,
George Howard and the Roadhouse Hounds, Homesick
James, Raful Neal and Jackie Neal. He has opened
shows for Albert Collins, Koko Taylor, Son
Seals, Otis Rush, Mose Allison and others.