He studied jazz improvisation as a vocalist in the renowned workshops of Barry Harris in New York City, and that greatly affected his playing concept on harp. His vocal influences range from Muddy Waters to Joe Williams of the Count Basie band. He has recently added alto sax to his musical arsenal and usually brings it out for a couple of tunes on our shows. Dave Myre is a recently retired US Navy Commander whose last post was as an aeronautics professor at Annapolis. Over the years he has studied guitar with several teachers and has played in several bands.
He has listened to and studied many of the great players of blues and rock. Although he has terrific "chops" and tone he never overplays, preferring to be tasteful and appropriate to each song. His star turn comes with his amazing guitar and vocal arrangement of All Along the Watchtower as well as on stellar solos on all our songs. James "Cookie" Cooke has been playing bass for a lifetime, having started at the age of 12. After a career in the US Army he used the GI Bill to study music theory for two years.
He can cover blues, jazz, rock, funk, country, Elvis - you name it! - with a deep rhythmic pocket. Always strong and appropriate, he powers the band like the engines on an ocean liner! Drummer Randy Pittman has gigged with several rock and blues bands in the Annapolis area. He has been rock solid on our blues and blues-rock tunes and has grown into a jazz drummer on tunes like Miles Davis' All Blues and on some of Harmonica Blu's originals, such as Only For The Memories. His showpiece on our upcoming CD is probably Mystery Train with its tempo shifts and high-speed railroad journey. 2)Punk band from York, England.
Released an excellent 7" called Junked Up Judy / Stop, Start (And Go Back Again) on their own X Press Records in 1980. Also had tracks comped on Bored Teenagers Volume 1 & 3 compilations. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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