Our three week road trip was excellent. We started at the House of Blues in Chicago, headed to the Slippery Noodle in Indianapolis to play to a packed house and then jumped down to Florida to play four shows at clubs that were packed with dancers waiting to see us.
Brian Lee sat in at The Blue Rooster and received a well deserved standing ovation. What a treat to hang with my old friend. He's coming up to Wisconsin this summer to celebrate his 60th year in the music business.
The Legendary Blues Cruise was a blast. Latimore, Elvin Bishop, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Ronnie Hicks, Mike Wheeler, Toronzo Cannon, Tommy Castro, Shinetop, Scottie Miller, Danielle Nicole, Tab Benoit, Mr Sipp, Eddie Cotton and so many more tore it up.
We had the honor of hosting the Pro - Jam the second night on the pool deck at midnight and you can see the result on our video page or go to: LRBC 26 and check it out. Big thanks to Jimmy Voegeli, Westside Andy, Bobby Sellers Jr, and PT Pedersen for laying it down all week long.
Next up was the International Blues Challenge in Memphis. We played five shows. Two on Beale Street at the Rum Boogie's Blues Hall. Great to see our friends from all the Blues Societies and musicians like Rockin Johnny Burgin and Bob Walesa.
Back home we played a great show with Howard "Guitar" Luedtke, Cadillac Pete Rahn and the Blues Disciples at the Wicked Moose in Rochester, MN to another full house of dancers. Who says The Blues is dead? Not in our world.
We're off to the Virgin Islands on Tuesday for a three week tour of the Caribbean with PT and Craig Panosh but first we stop at
Friday - Hollyrocks, Wisconsin Rapids, WI - 7pm w/Westside Andy Linderman on harmonica
Saturday - The Cimmaron Bar, Menasha, WI - 8pm w/Westside Andy Linderman on harmonica
Go to our video page and check out the new videos posted from the Blues Cruise with Jimmy Voegeli and Westside Andy.
Our new live CD, ended up at in the Top 30 at # 26 on the Roots Music Report's Contemporary Blues Charts for 2015. It's still at #28 as of February 21, 2016. Not bad for a hinky dink band from Wisconsin. It is available at all shows, Exclusive Company in Greenfield, WI, Fox Music Company in Watertown, WI and at CDBaby.com. It was recorded at the Big Bull Falls Blues Festival, Wausau, WI in 2012 and 2014 under a huge tent filled with a couple thousand blues fans. The cd features Westside Andy and Benny Rickun on harmonica with an appearance by Big Al Groth on the saxophone.
"The new cd is great" ~ Steve Busha/Chairman Big Bull Falls Festival
"Powerful Juju" ~ Cadillac Rob/WORT Radio
"Will be in heavy rotation on my show" ~ T-Bone Erickson/KFMG 99.1 FM
"I really love it and know my DJ will also" ~ Todd Glazer/Glazer Promotions
"I love the album and I dig the energy" ~ Pat Graham/KKJZ 88.1FM
Now for sale at The Exclusive Co. in Greenfield, WI
All of our previous cds are on sale there.
Blues Just Happen Westside Andy's new live cd was also in the Top 30 at #27. Get both for a special price.
New husband beaters in stock in red to add to your collection too. Send $15 plus $2.50 for shipping to Nevermore Records, 3851 E. Holmes Ave, Cudahy, WI 53110