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Brandon Santini

awards and Accolades

  • 2019 Blues Blast Music Award, Contemporary Album of the Year
  • Blues Blast Magazine cover story, 10/24/2019
  • Latest album "The Longshot" debuted at #7 on the Billboard Blues Chart and the Living Blues Radio chart for March 2019
  • 2016 Blues Music Award nominee, “Instrumentalist-Harmonica” and “Contemporary Male Blues Artist”
  • 2015 Blues Blast Award nominee “Male Blues Artist” and “Live Blues Album”
  • Album "Live & Extended" made Living Blues Magazine’s Top 50 albums of 2015 at #17
  • 2014 Blues Music Award nominee, “Instrumentalist-Harmonica” and “Contemporary Blues Album”
  • 2014 & 2013 Blues Blast Music Award nominee, “Sean Costello Rising Star”
  • 2014 Blues Music Awards Performer
  • Album "This Time Another Year" made Living Blues Magazine’s Top 50 Albums Of 2013 and debuted as #12 on their charts
  • "This Time Another Year" charted at #3 on Roots Music Report in 2013 and remained on their chart for nine months!
  • Sirius XM Satellite Radio #1
    “Picks To Click” 2013
  • 2009 Blues Music Award nominee, “Best New Artist Debut” (with Delta Highway)


"Brandon Santini displays the harp ability of a Hummel, the soul of a Salgado, and the pizzazz of a Piazza."


Multi-BMA and Blues Blast Award nominee and winner, Memphis vocalist and harmonica player Brandon Santini is worthy of conversations that include James Cotton, Kim Wilson, Dennis Gruenling, Charlie Musselwhite and other frontline harmonica players. 

Brandon combines his love and respect for traditional blues with a present, colorful style of playing that is often compared to James Cotton or Paul Butterfield.  

Founding the Blues Music Award-nominated band Delta Highway in 2003, Brandon relocated to Memphis, absorbing the sounds and culture of the Delta and North Mississippi Hill Country. With two acclaimed albums under his belt, Brandon released “Live & Extended!” in January 2015. Featuring his tight touring band, it was nominated for a 2015 Blues Blast Music Award. 

Notable Festivals & Events

Joe Bonamassa's Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea Cruise - 2015
King Biscuit Blues Festival - 2015
Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival - 2015
Tampa Bay Blues Festival - 2015
Blues Now! Festival Series  2014
Festival d'ete de Quebec - 2014, 2013
Blues Music Awards - 2014
Spring the Blues Festival - 2014


"...expertly evoking the sounds of his forefathers, hypnotising the crowd."
                          ~ National Geographic Traveler

"...the sound is simply unforgettable."

"A likely successor to Road Piazza, with a uniquely Memphis-by-the-way-of-New-Orleans bump."
                                                         ~ Living Blues