“John is one of the greatest talents I know. I’ve watched him transform from “Awesome” to “Totally Awesome” It is truly an honor for me to be part of such an “AMAZING” project .” - Charlie Singleton (aka) “The Phantom”
The John Blackwell Project came together after the 2008 Buddy Rich Memorial Concert. An incredible band consisting of four core talents: John (a world-class groove master and drummer with Prince, and many other top performers) Corey Bernhard (keys - you may have seen him on John's Master class Hudson DVD), Paul Pesco (guitar - Madonna, J-Lo, Hall & Oates, Mary J., Alicia Keyes and many others) and Will Lee (bass - everyone, and I mean everyone, but most know him from Dave Letterman). There are multiple guest musicians on the album including Charlie Singleton (Cameo), David Garfield, David Mann (Tower of Power), Luis Conte, Esperanza Spalding, Michael Landau and many others.