After hearing some great local and national blues acts in various Phoenix clubs, Dale Baich and Judy Marut decided that one artist, Big Pete Pearson, who the locals crowned as “Arizona’s King of the Blues,” was ready to be introduced to the world. Blue Witch Records www.bluewitchrecords.com was formed in 2001 and “One More Drink” by Big Pete Pearson was its first release. Living Blues Magazine described Big Pete¹s voice as “hefty as Big Joe Turner’s.” Phoenix Magazine named Big Pete the Blues Performer of the Year in 2001 saying his “voice is a big as his person.”
Blue Witch Records had an opportunity to put out Big Pete’s second release "I'm Here Baby" (February, 2007) and could not pass it up. We decided to go national with the release so the rest of the country could experience what we have enjoyed in Phoenix for many years. "I'm Here Baby" featuring Big Pete Pearson ranked #11 on Living Blues charts for March 2007 and is still making their charts and worldwide playlists. Heralded as a great old school blues shouter, "I'm Here Baby" received rave reviews www.bluewitchrecords.com/reviews.cfm
In September 2007, Blue Witch Records released two new CDs —“House Rockin’ and Blues Shoutin’! Celebrating 15 Years of the Rhythm Room” is a collection of Live Blues. The CD features live performances at the Rhythm Room in Phoenix, by Robert Jr. Lockwood, Floyd Dixon, Henry Gray, Sonny Rhodes, Kim Wilson and the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Chico Chism, Paul Oscher and Kid Ramos among others. The project is produced by Bob Corritore. "Travelin' the Dirt Road" combines the talents of guitar player/singer Dave Riley and harmonica player Bob Corritore and takes the listener on a musical journey through the Delta. Also produced by Bob Corritore, “Travelin’ the Dirt Road” features 10 original tracks of powerful downhome blues.