The Backwater Blues Band is comprised of members with a rich history in the San Diego music scene. They bring an ambiance and sound to Private Events, Festivals, Wineries, Concerts, Clubs and Bars second to none!
The Backwater Blues Band has opened shows for many top artists such as Tower of Power, John Lee Hooker, Delbert McClinton, the Fabulous T-Birds, Coco Montoya, Tommy Castro and many others. Founding member & bandleader, Tommy Stewart, has also performed with Cafe R & B, Chris James & Patrick Rynn and John Németh. Tommy has hosted several Jams with the best Blues artists from around the world ~ including Tommy Castro, Los Lobos, Coco Montoya, Mighty Mike Schermer, Zach Harmon, Elvin Bishop, John Németh, and Victor Wainwright to name a few!
Tommy Stewart has been performing on The Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise for 8 years running Pro-Am Jams...the band are regulars on the events circuit around San Diego and play at many of San Diego's top music festivals and venues from The Belly Up to Humphrey's and many Blues Festivals around the US. Tommy is also a co-promoter of several Blues Festivals every year. Now he is the Music Coordinator and a co-promoter for the Baja Blues Fest! Come see him at the 3rd Annual Baja Blues Fest in Rosarito Beach Mexico this Aug 22 - 24!
The core Band members are: Jimmy Woodard, John Simons, Tom Stewart and Diego Armijo. From time to time, The All Star line up of the Backwater Blues Band offers special appearances from San Diego's pool of great talent; including Johnny Vernazza, Mike Schermer, Charles Burton, Buddy Leach, Robin Henkel, Johnny Viau, John Hunt, Nathan Brown, Steve Azola and Doc Holliday.