Keys & Vocals

Butch Giusto

Butch hails from Augusta, GA where he began his professional career at the tender age of 14, playing in a popular regional act called Frank Britt and The Reserve. Already a seasoned pro at 18, he earned a degree in Music Composition at the University of Colorado (Boulder) and wrote a number of scores for everything from small ensemble to full orchestra with performances in Denver, Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago.

His roots pulled him back to Augusta where he became the in-house composer for Arts in the Heart (a renovated Catholic church converted to an arts center) where he created and performed music for theater interpretations of classic literature.

Butch has worked extensively with Augusta-based groups including James Brown (studio), The Dixie Dregs, Livingston Taylor, Modoc, The Edge, Snafu, Word of Mouth Band, All That Jazz, CrossCut, The Truly Dangerous Swamp Band, and many others.

He has shared the stage with a wide variety of performers that include: The Classics Four, The Atlanta Rhythm Section, Grover Washington, Little Feat, Speed Bird, John Cage, Eric Quincy Tate, Gregg Allman, Chuck Leavell and Sea Level, among others. In addition to extensive US touring, he has performed in Japan, New Zealand, Costa Rica, and Aruba.

Guitar & Vocals

Lee DeVico

Lee was a founding member of South Florida’s first-call blues band, The Fabulous Fleetwoods, and traveled extensively with them from 1981 to 2001 throughout the U.S. and Europe.

He’s played on the same bill or opened for Johnny Winter, Dr. John, Jimmy Thackery, Buckwheat Zydeco, The North Mississippi Allstars, Matt “Guitar” Murphy, Ronnie Earl, Arhooly, Walter Trout, Dr. Hector and the Groove Injectors, Tommy Castro, Susan Tedeschi and Debbie Daves. His resume includes many festival gigs, including SunFest-West Palm Beach; Fritz’s Beer, Brat and Blues Festival in Dallas; Marriott’s Blues & Booze Festival in Frankfurt, Germany; The Key West Beer and Blues Festival; and The Armed Forces Blues Bash & BBQ at Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany.

He relocated to North Carolina in 2001 and went on to form the blues/funk outfit Gas House Mouse with Bill Chatoney in Asheville.

Vocals

Heather Landreth

Heather grew up surrounded by all genres of music and has a broad musical vocabulary. From Zeppelin to classical music; Heather truly is passionate about all types of music. Her father, Dean Landreth, is an accomplished keyboardist and singer. Her mother, Cindy Landreth, is an amazing songstress who also plays bass guitar.

From an early age, Heather was drawn to music. It was when she began to focus on singing that she found her true passion.  Initially singing country music, Heather decided to follow her dream and soon found herself living in Nashville at the age of 18. After several years of performing in Nashville, writing her own music, working with other musicians, and shopping her demo, she felt that something was still missing. It was then she decided it was time to take a step back and reassess what genre of music she truly loved.  That’s when Heather rediscovered blues music and everything clicked into place. Since then, Heather has sang with various groups always keeping the focus on blues and rock.

“When I’m singing the blues, I just feel the heartbreak to my core. No other music has ever touched me like that.”

Her soulful sound is influenced by artists like Bonnie Rait, Patty Griffin, Susan Tedeschi, Koko Taylor, Shemika Copeland, Etta James and Beth Hart.  Come see Heather and feel the heartbreak for yourself.

Bass & Vocals

Charlie Rapp

Charlie is a veteran musician and singer. Starting his musical career in the 70’s as a guitarist he decided to switch to bass early on and the rest as they say “is history”.

Charlie has been performed, recorded and toured with artists from New York to New Orleans – From Texas to LA – From Maui to Florida and the Islands. Charlie hooked up with a rocking band on the west coast of Florida and opened for tons of national recording artists. The list includes Grinderswitch, Bonnie Bramlett, Blackfoot, Night Ranger & Survivor.

He relocated to the Asheville area in 2005 and has been burning up the circuit in WNC ever since. Charlie lays down the bottom for Mojomatic and paves the way to many soulful grooves.”

Drums

Josh Wellman

Josh has been kicking a down beat in Atlanta since around 2001.  He has played with a bunch of regional acts but what really sets Josh apart from other drummers is his sensitive side.  He likes holding hands and taking long walks on the beach, he thinks he’s a Libra, he loves the smell of rosemary and he can throw down shots of bourbon until mortal men puke.

He is the newest member of Mojomatic and while we are in awe of his ability to consume huge amounts of bourbon and his love for the scent of rosemary it is his funky meter that puts the funk-a-fying in Mojomatic.