Gina Garner & Calling Dr Howard

Gina Garner & Calling Dr Howard


Saturday, Sept 16, 2017
4:00-5:00 pm
North Stage / Blues Brawl Winners-BAND

Calling Dr. Howard emerged from a series of public music jam sessions held weekly in Lansing, Michigan with drummer Michael Daniels, keyboardist Dave Dudt and Mike Smalley’s bass grooves on Wednesdays, and guitarist SJ Forgey, along with Smalley and Daniels on Thursdays. Thursday nights (and some Wednesdays) also included harmonica player/vocalist Bruce Howard and vocalist Gina Garner in the mix with Bruce often being referred to as “Dr. Howard”. These musicians found they enjoyed the energy and chemistry of working together so much they decided to parlay their sundry musical offerings for the weekend enjoyment of Lansing music seekers under the name Calling Dr. Howard, a tribute to a Three Stooges sketch and often how Bruce is introduced at the jam nights. Calling Dr. Howard is a unique collaboration of five instruments and six vocalists providing a range of musical selections from blues to jazz to classic rock and roll that will satisfy the desires of a discerning and varied audience.