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Pete Galanis

Blues / Rock / Acoustic

Chicago, IL

Pete Galanis is best known as guitarist for Chicago Blues/Jam Band, Howard and the White Boys, having joined the band in 2004. Galanis’ tight blues chops—coupled with his natural versatility at handling the funk, R & B, and rock styles that have become Howard & the White Boys trademarks—have magnificently slotted right in with the group’s signature sound and have also lent it an exciting, youthful exuberance, readily apparent on the bands new Evidence Records release "Made in Chicago". The band is now focusing on touring to support the new CD and working on material for their next one. The Pete Galanis Band, has had a residedency gig at the historic blues club Rosa's Lounge every Tuesday for the last 9 years.


Galanis has also shared the stage with John Mayer, Buddy Guy, Dave Myer, Jimbo Mathus, R.L Burnside, Junior Kimborough, Model T Ford, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Lurrie Bell, Eddie Clearwater, Lonnie Brooks, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Hubert Sumlin, Lurrie Bell, Jimmie Johnson, Billy Branch, Bob Margolin, Kid Ramos, Carlos Johnson, Albert Castiglia, Mississippi Heat, Nigel Mack, Nick Moss and the Flip Tops, and the Joe Moss Band to name a few.


In his free time Pete enjoys being the wittiest person in the room, long road trips on his Harley Davidson and being an urban ninja. 

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