Big Boss Blues

Big Boss Blues

Friday, September 19, 2014
6:00 to 7:00 pm
North Stage

Big Boss Blues is one of the hardest working blues roots bands hailing from West Michigan (Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Battle Creek). The band is winner of the 2014 Capital Area Blues Society (CABS) “Blues Brawl” and is designated to compete in the 2015 International Blues Challenge (IBC) in 2015 in Memphis. These four men —  who between them have nearly a cenury of blues performance history — play blues, soul and R&B covers and original music, paying tribute to a musical era made famous by the blues greats; Freddie King, Albert King, Howlin’ Wolf and Little Walter.   They have a passion for powerhouse rhythm and blues music that transports their listeners to some steamy club, where the smoke is blue, the atmosphere is alive, and the music is gut-wrenchingly powerful.

Band Members: Bill LaValley-bass, Joe Ferguson-vocals and harmonica, Charlie Schantz-vocals and guitar, Eric Busch-drums.

On the web: http://www.reverbnation.com/bigbossblues