John MayaII knows a little bit about blues; he helped launch the careers of many a great musician, including Eric Clapton. So when John Mayall says that Pete McMahon is the best harmonica players he's ever heard, people should take notice. Pete McMahon fronted the most popular and successful blues band in Central New York history, The Kingsnakes, back in the Eighties. During that stint, he had the opportunity to work with nearly every national blues act going, most notably a four year stint with the legendary John Lee Hooker. During much of the Nineties, McMahon fronted Savoy Brown (this is when Mayall heard him), and now, as the millennium changes, he's launching yet another band, Pete McMahon & The Super Naturals. His gravelly vocals and texturally and melodically innovative harmonica work are on display for audiences to enjoy.

Helping to keep the band's Irish up is guitarist/vocalist Todd Fitzsimmons, another veteran of the Central New York blues scene. Having plied his blues tal

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John MayaII knows a little bit about blues; he helped launch the careers of many a great musician, including Eric Clapton. So when John Mayall says that Pete McMahon is the best harmonica players he's ever heard, people should take notice. Pete McMahon fronted the most popular and successful blues band in Central New York history, The Kingsnakes, back in the Eighties. During that stint, he had the opportunity to work with nearly every national blues act going, most notably a four year stint with the legendary John Lee Hooker. During much of the Nineties, McMahon fronted Savoy Brown (this is when Mayall heard him), and now, as the millennium changes, he's launching yet another band, Pete McMahon & The Super Naturals. His gravelly vocals and texturally and melodically innovative harmonica work are on display for audiences to enjoy.

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Pete McMahon never "fronted" Savoy Brown. Kim Simmonds has, ever since the band formed in the late 60s.



One of the greatest bluesmen ever imo, love the music and vocals.



Pete McMahon is one of my favorite artists, when Savoy Brown introduced him to me I bought tickets to see them play in Houston and it was one of the best shows I've ever seen, was even invited backstage to chat with Pete and Kim Simmons and the rest of the Savoy Brown band.



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