Remember the music that set your toes tapping, put a smile on your face, and made you want to get up and move. That`s the music the Kattawar Brothers play; downhome mudbottom boogie woogie blues on piano and drums. These guys play so well that you can`t believe that much music could come from just two instruments.
Jerry Kattawar (piano) is the entertainer. His stage antics keeps the crowd electrified. His hands and feet are never still. When his feet aren`t stomping out the rhythm they are up on the keys adding a third part to his music. He exudes energy and performs with a zeal that leaves the audience breathless. Jerry interacts with his audience, they know he is performing for them, with them, and that they are the most important part of the show.
Mike Kattawar (drums) is the foundation. He lays down that steady beat and even during the wildest stunts brother Jerry pulls he never falters. His drumming is clean and dead on. The only thing more amazing than Jerry Kattawar shinning up the stage support to stand on the roof and sing is to see Mike, drum sticks a blur, sweat pouring off him, keeping that beat no matter what else is going on.
Their dedication to the blues and to the music of the delta make Mike and Jerry Kattawar ideal presenters of the blues as well. They are the hosts of the Jukehouse Stage at the Mississippi Delta Blues Festival in Greenville, Mississippi. This is one of the oldest Blues Festivals and the Jukehouse stage is an intimate setting where blues legends and new talent are presented intermixed with Kattawar humor and energy.
Jerry and Mike on Webshots
Jerry Kattawar On Delta Musicians
Juke House Stage 1998
The Kattawar Brothers at Blues Fest 98
The Kattawar Brothers at Blues Fest 99
The Kattawar Brothers - Photos
Two Brothers Enjoying Themselves
Standin On The Corner Watching All The Girls Go By