Bob "Hoochie Coochie" Paolucci (Hooch for short) is a North Jersey native musician/songwriter and has been playing harmonica for over thirty-eight years as well as playing guitar and singing for over thirty-two years. He is a mostly self-taught musician, with the exceptions of having the great honor of having studied with both Sonny Terry (country/folk blues great) and Harry Feldman (chromatic virtuoso with The Harmonica Rascals). Hooch has been lucky enough to have toured with two great guitar legends, Son Seals (where he got his "Hoochie Coochie" nickname) and Louisiana Red, and has also shared the stage with performers like Big Bill Morganfield (Son of Muddy Waters), Johnny Johnson, Shamika Copeland, Koko Taylor, Junior Wells, Johnny Winters, Sammy Lawhorn, Victoria Spivey, Vassar Clemens, the 1995 Blues Hall of Fame recipient Mr. Sam Taylor, Eddie Shaw, Jimmy Vivino & The Conan O'Brian Band, Little Sammy Davis, Eddie Brogotti (Young Rascals), Todd Wolfe (guitarist for Sheryl Crow), Odessa, and even (oh my God) Don Ho.
Hooch's varied musical styles include everything from burning Chicago blues to melodic Delta blues to country rock to country western to reggae to jazz. His firm belief that there is no one way to play the harp and no one musical genre to play with it shows in his style and in his engaging performances.
In 2005, with the help of Frank "Of The Future" Otte, the Blueicians have won the Long Island Blues Society's International Blues Challenge to Memphis. With the winning of this contest and the release of the new CD "Fly Right", this has been a very successful year for the band with a lot more to come.
Check out the artist's website:http://www.bluesicians.com
1. If Every Day Were Yesterday
3. I'm Goin' Home
4. Why Me
5. Woke Up This Morning
6. Can't Keep It Up
7. Had You Told It Like It Was
8. Little Bitty Pretty/Rockin' Robin
9. Take It Back
10. Fly Right
11. Santa's Got A Blues Band