One of the most recognized & sought-after saxophonists/vocalists, 2-time GRAMMY nominee Mindi Abair has been electrifying audiences with her dynamic live performances & utter command of the saxophone since her debut album in 2000.
No one since Junior Walker has brought saxophone & vocals in one package to the forefront of modern music, with a raucous tone & dynamic stage presence. You may know her as the saxophonist on American Idol, or the only saxophonist to tour with rock legends Aerosmith since 1973. In 2014, Mindi received her first GRAMMY® nomination in the Best Pop Instrumental Album category, followed by a 2015 GRAMMY® nomination for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album for her 6th solo LP Wild Heart featuring Gregg Allman, Joe Perry, Trombone Shorty, Booker T. Jones, Keb' Mo', and Max Weinberg. To help translate this sound to her live shows, Mindi enlisted longtime friend & The Boneshakers founder Randy Jacobs (Bonnie Raitt, Was Not Was, Willie Nelson) to inject his brand of Detroit Blues Rock. Their first record together Mindi Abair & The Boneshakers LIVE in Seattle was recorded at their first live show & was released September 2015. The EastWest Sessions was recorded at legendary Hollywood recording studio EastWest Studios with renowned Blues Rock producer Kevin Shirley. The album features tracks featuring Joe Bonamassa & Fantastic Negrito. It debuted #3 Billboard Blues Album & hit #1 on the RMR Blues Rock Album Chart.