The MoFo Party Band is a Fresno, California-based blues band that combines Chicago and West Coast blues styles with rock and roll. They have released 5 albums and well over 200songs to date.
Influenced by their surroundings and life experiences growing up in California’s Central Valley, the band came into being when former well drilling brothers John and Bill Clifton decided to hang up their shovels and leave the hard labor behind to pursue their mutual love of music.
“Drilling wells is a cold, thankless and dangerous job” says John Clifton, singer and harmonica player. The experience, however, helped to shape the blue collar style they play. True Americana Blues that can only come from living life real and playing for keeps.
The MoFo Party Band has come a long way from their Central California beginnings. Thrilling audiences worldwide in venues of all sizes! They play small clubs and large festivals with several tours of Europe and regular regional and national touring. Performing shows such as the Belgian R&B festival in Peer Belgium, Luxemburg Jazz & Blues Rally in Luxemburg, Blues Express Festival in Poland, and The San Francisco Blues Festival in California.
“People tell us they like us because it always looks like we are having fun,” says lead guitarist Bill Clifton, “that’s because we are and we love what we do.”
The MoFo Party Band has recorded five highly acclaimed albums which have received national and international airplay.
Besides being former backup musicians for late Chicago blues legend Luther Tucker and west Coast Harp Master Johnny Dyre, they have also shared the stage with blues legends Bo Diddley, Robert Cray, Charlie Musselwhite, Los Lobos, Otis Rush, Huey Lewis, Tommy Castro and many others.