Geneva Red & The Roadsters


"A Lady Of The Blues"

Geneva Red


She has great tone on the harmonica and by listening to her play one can tell she has paid her dues.


Geneva Red plays with a driving style that touches all the ancestral bases.


The gal has mastered the instrument from which she pulls originality and freshness.


Welcome to a new talent, a fine harmonica player with a good voice, and a nice feel for the music. Success guaranteed.


Killer harmonica playing. When it comes to the Special 20, Red is a standout.


Some of the sweetest harp playing that I've ever heard. Her tone and phrasing brought to mind the Chicago blues greats - Little Walter, Big Walter, Sonnyboy #2, and Jimmy Reed...Her interaction with the band and the crowd is fabulous.


Geneva Red, who is easily one of the finest female harp players in the country.


You've got Sonny Boy Williamson & Charlie Musselwhite all mixed into one there, man what a harmonica player that young lady is.


This woman is not content with improvisational clichés, our lady has breath to spare, and she leads you where she wants you, tonally and improvisationally speaking.


Power-packed...Strong, passionate voice...Skilled mouth harpist. A Favorite from the 2002 Queen City Blues Fest.


Triple threat harmonica player, singer, and songwriter.


She has electrifying presence to go with her musical chops.


Fiery harmonica of the most recognizable figures in contemporary blues.



Geneva Red is the cover story in Italy's IL BLUES magazine

The December issue of IL BLUES has a fine article about Geneva Red by Marino Grandi. IL BLUES is Italy's most loved and respected blues journal, and this issue includes articles about; Geneva Red, "Big" Walter Horton, Howlin' Wolf, Donny Hathaway, "Sunshine Sonny" Payne, Sharde Thomas, William Ferris and much more.

Please visit to see more about this informative publication.



Jimmy Johnson celebrates 
50 Years in the business

On August 15th Buddy Guy's Legends was the scene of some funky contemporary blues as Chicago legend Jimmy Johnson celebrated  his "half a century" in the music business with family and friends before an enthusiastic audience. Geneva Red and 5&Dime were happy to share in the festivities and be there with their friend and mentor as he started his second half century.

See photos of the Atlanta History Center's Nothin' But The Blues

Maria Muldaur, Sandra Hall, Geneva Red, 5&Dime and The Shadows. Click here to see.



Atlanta History Center does it again

The Atlanta History Center in association with True Blues Productions and Blind Willie’s are again bringing their KBA award winning Nothin' But The Blues music series, now in it’s 10th season, to the Atlanta History Center in Buckhead.

This annual tradition brings together some of the most exciting blues artists on the scene today and is designed to entertain as well as communicate the history and impact of blues music, in an alternate setting to late-night clubs. The series is comprised of four, double evening themed concerts, each showcasing a unique brand of blues musicianship. This year’s line-up includes "Pinetop" Perkins, Lazy Lester, Henry Gray, Bob Margolin, Maria Muldaur, Geneva Red, Jackie 5&Dime, The Shadows, Big Bill Morganfield, Francine Reed, Tracy Nelson, Dianne Price and Robin Rogers. Geneva Red & Jackie 5&Dime return for their second appearance at the Nothin' But The Blues series in Atlanta, GA. Thursday and Friday, May 1st & 2nd for this years presentation with Maria Mulduar and Dianne Price.

Geneva Red's Duo, The Original Delta Fireballs has a new CD (Click the cover to see)

Recorded live during the "Two Reds Are Better Than One" concert June 14, 2006 this new CD features 10 of your favorite songs from that special evening performance including; I've Had My Fun, Blue and Lonesome, Bring it on Home, Born Under a Bad Sign, Don't Explain.

This is what a classic performance by The Original Delta Fireballs (Geneva Red & Jackie 5&Dime) is all about. You can feel the energy in the room as the audience applauds, claps along with the performers, and shouts their approval throughout. Those of you that were there that June evening know what a wonderful night of music it was, and those of you who could not attend get a second chance.

See Geneva Red's cover story in Big City Rhythm & Blues magazine (Click the cover to see)

Red is seen on the cover at Rice Miller's ( Sonny Boy Williamson II ) grave in Tutwiler Mississippi with Charlie Musselwhite, Paul Oscher, Billy Gibson and Big George Brock.


5 & Dime by popular request

Due to the popular interest in 5&Dime’s earlier accomplishments we’ve begun uploading a few more photos and recordings from his past for your perusal. As a top flight sideman 5&Dime is getting a lot of attention. He’s revered as a musician’s musician and one of those guitar players that always know how to fit in. One of the best kind of rhythm section players, a true “you don’t always notice him until he lays out” type of accompanist, his bio describes his broad “self taught” musical skills and experience. So now you can see and hear him in a few other music settings. Just click on the link to his bio page and scroll down to the bottom and click the link to “the earlier photos and music clips". Click here for his bio page.

Geneva Red is inducted into a distinguished hall
Geneva Red returned to her hometown of McHenry, Illinois on April 10, 2006, where she was honored at the Twenty-Seventh Annual Academic Recognition Dinner for her outstanding career in blues music by being inducted into McHenry High School's Hall of Distinguished Graduates for 2006. The forty-one recipients of the schools special achievement award includes graduates dating back as far as the class of 1892, one who had been a member of the Illinois State Legislature, another an aero space engineer, as well as esteemed doctors, lawyers, bankers, CEOs, civil servants, educators and war veterans. Red is the youngest person ever to be selected for this recognition. Her photo will hang permanently in the Hall of Distinguished Graduates at both McHenry East High School and McHenry West High School.
Geneva Red was nominated for the Distinguished Graduate Award by Jeff Varda, a teacher who remembered her from the years she attended the school, and who has followed her career as a blues harp player for many years. "Often those people who are accomplished in a field that doesn't exactly fit the "mold" are overlooked and I think it is important to students in the future to see there are many possibilities in life." Varda said. A nominee must be a graduate of at least fifteen years, and a maximum of five persons a year may be selected. There were only two selected this year. Red was selected for this honor by a committee made up of staff, community representatives, alumni and students.
(Photo shown above: Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Teresa Lane presenting Red with the 2006 Distinguished Graduate plaque.)

Geneva Red and Jackie 5 & Dime are Lima Ohio's Blues Committee "Artists In Residence"

Geneva Red and her guitarist/drummer Jackie "5&Dime" Wolworth, will be The Blues Committee's "Artists In Residence" at Lima South Middle School and St. Gerard Elementary School in Lima, Ohio from January 9th thru January 13th, 2006. Red and 5 & Dime will present Geneva Red's Hohner Harmonica Workshop. Students will have a chance to learn basic blues harmonica techniques and some blues music style and history. This week long program will culminate in a performance by the students for their parents on January 13th. There will be a special performance by Red's "Juke Joint" style duo The Original Delta Fireballs at the Allen County Museum located at 620 West Market Street in Lima on January 11th at 7:00 p.m.


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News Flash !!!
January 18th - New CD Gettin' Cocky world radio premiered on
KFFA's King Biscuit Time in Helena AR.
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Legendary blues radio host Sunshine Sonny Payne announced, "For the last 60 years I guess we've always opened with SonnyBoy Williamson or Robert Lockwood Jr. or even James Cotton, but for today we wanna open with a young lady that's just too much for me to handle on that harmonica."


Gettin' Cocky's Chartin' !!!

The new CD is charting on Top 25 Blues Radio lists all over the place. A few highlights include:

February, March, April and May
5EFM 89.3, 88.3 & 94.7, Victor Harbor S.A. Australia
3Hot-Fm 106.7 & 90.7, Mildura, Victoria
CRN Satellite Australia

February, March and April
WHUS 91.7, Storrs, CT
WECS 90.1, Willimantic, CT

February and March
WRFG 89.3,  Atlanta, GA

February and April
KSJS, 90.5,  San Jose, CA

CFFF 92.7, Ontario, Canada
97.7 The Wolf,  Houghton, MI
KCSS, Turlock, CA

WITR 89.7, Rochester, NY


Check Out Red's Duo "The Original Delta Fireballs" Above!

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