As a result of this award they performed at the King Biscuit Blues Festival main stage October 6th. and qualified Them to play at the IBC, International Blues Competition.
A.J. AND THE TWO TONE BLUES BAND PLACED IN THE TOP 10 OF 130 BANDS FROM AROUND THE WORLD AT THE INTERNATIONAL BLUES COMPETITION IN MEMPHIS ON JAN 28, 2006
A. J. Cascio doing vocals and playing harmonica: his son, Tony Cascio, playing lead/rhythm guitar; Rod Tompkins on bass guitar; Brian Putnam on drums and Bill Unverzagt on keyboard. Currently one of the most sought-after bands in the area having played at area festivals such as American Red Cross Blues Fest, The National Blues Festival, Louisiana Heritage Festival, Jammin' for Literacy, Dilla Fest, Red River Revel, The United States Barbecue & Red River Bluesfest, Mudbug Madness and Red River Radio Jazz & Blues Festival. They have performed at the Natchitoches Jazz and Blues Festival every year since 1995. In 2003 the band played the Red River Radio Americana Festival in Nacogdoches, Texas. They have played the "Celebrity Lounge" at Hollywood Casino and hosted the Blues Jam at Boomtown Casino every Monday in 2003.
Around the region and Shreveport, Bossier City, A. J. and the Two Tone Blues Band play at Tommy's, Juri's Cafe, Noble Savage Tavern, Red River District, clubs in east Texas and on a regular basis at The Isle of Capri, Hollywood, Sam's Town & Boomtown Casinos, and special events at Louisiana Downs Racetrack. The band opened for Koko Taylor at the "Bugs, Blues and Barbeque Festival" at Boomtown Casino.
Cascio calls his sound Delta Blues with a Chicago flavor. Playing a mixture of songs made famous by Jimmy Reed, Little Walter, Elmo James, Howlin Wolf, Otis Redding, Muddy Waters, Bobby Bland, B.B. King, Sonny Boy Williamson and Magic Slim.
"Blues House"-"Down the Road"-"1510 Fairfield Avenue"-and "Blues Is My Jones", are all originals written by members of the Band.
Check out the artist's website:
1. Down The Road*
2. B.B. KING MEDLEY
3. Honest I Do
4. Mean Old World
5. Blues With A Feeling
6. Bad Avenue
7. Blues Is My Jones*
8. I'm Ready
9. My Babe
10. Blues House*
11. Don't Start Me Talking
12. 1510 Fairfield Blues*