BAND MEMBER BIOGRAPHIES

In that the Bluefish believe that "the blues is not the blues without a jam", it's very rare to see the band without at least one guest performer sitting in. Many solo artists along with current and former members of the following bands have jammed with the Bluefish:  

Aca-Perco; Annie & Chris; Augie & The Nightcrawlers; The Back Roads Blues Band; Bad Influence; Bad Risk; The Barely White Band; Barrelhouse Bonni; Billy Thompaon; Black Manhattan; Blind Date; The Blue Comets;   Blue Rooster; Blues in the Attic; Blitz Dynette; Dane Paul  of the Bobby Parker Band and the Dane Paul Russell Band; Bonedaddy; Beulah Mae & the Belvederes; Buddy Guy Band; Buffalo Thunder; The Built 4 Comfort Band; Bushmaster; The Castaways; Center Alley; The Channel Cats; Clarence "The Blues Man: Turner Band; Clarence Carter Band; The Clovers; COC Band & Show; Cold Turkey; The Cool Jerks; The Coolers; CrawBoBuJa; Damien & the Classics; Darell Nulisch; Davy Knowles Band; Dem Guise; The Deanna Bogart Band; Demetri & the Flashbacks; Detroit Slim Band; Dr. Feelgood Potts; Everybody's Brother; Fast Eddie & The Hipshakers; Fast Eddie & the Slowpokes; Fast Eddie Galvin & The Fast Lane Blues Band; Five Dollar Fine; The Flashbacks; Flat Foot Sam Band; Flat Stanley; Free Beer Blues Band; Free Shotz; Funny Money; Gina Sicilia and her band; Grandpoint Station; Greasy Weasel; Half a Wreck; Hamilton Loomis Band; Harper & Midwest Kind; Heart & Soul; Hip Pocket Blues; HoBoJa; The Holders; Honey Island Swamp Band; Hot Soup; Hubert Sumlin Band; Indigo Jones; JaBoBuJa; JaBoJa; The Jackson Brothers; the Jade Brothers; The James Cotton Blues Band; Jester; Jinx; John Billington;  Jo Blues; John Lee Hooker, Jr. & his band; Johnny Guitar Watson Band; Jumptown; KelBoBuJa; Kingfish & The Blue Cats; Kartune City; Kenny & the Cobras; Kenny Neal Band; Kix; Ko Ko Blue; Krypton City Blues Band; L.A. & the Unsual Suspects; Lana & the Leasebreakers; Lana James; Legends of Yesterday; Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials; Linda & the Coe Dependents; Long Time Comin'; The Love Machine; Magic; Lucky Punk; The Maria Rose Band; Mary Shaver Band; Michael Burks and his band; The Michael Burns Band; Mighty MoJo Blues Band; Moondog Medicine Show; Mozart Defect; Nadine Rae; The Nancy Wiles Band; Nappy Brown Band;  Nate Myers & the Aces; The Night Life Blues Band; No Fences;  Only After Dark; Otis Rush Band; Paul Pfau; The Persuaders; The Phat Katz; Phillip Carter & the Underground Blues Band; Phoenix; Pokey LaFarge; The Push;  PoBoJa; The Ray Birely Band; Razorblade; Revolver; The Rhythm Kings; River Knot; Ronnie Earl; Ronnie Ray & the Coolers; Room 5; The Ruby Hayes Band; The Samantha Fish Band; Sand; Sandlewood; Saskia & the Unruly Blues Band; Spoonfinger; Second Thoughts; The Shades; 'Shemekia Copeland Band; Side Street; 65 Fastback; The 69 Band; Skyla Burrell Band; Skweez Play; Sly Stone Band; Stack o' Blues; The Steve Kemp Trio; The Stooge Pelts; Sudden Change;  Sudden Rush; Super Chikan & the Fighting Cocks; Ted & Tom;  Ted Hall Blues Church/Jam Band; Thique; Tommy Lepson Band; The Tone Hounds; The Toni Lynn Washington Band; Topaz; Transfusion; Tribal Stew; True Blue; Tumblin' Run; Twine Time Band;     2 Blue +2; 2 Blue Ensemble; Vaepor; Vernon Taylor & White Lightning; Walter Trout's Radicals; Undercover; The Weld; White Willow; Yesterday's Wine . . . the list goes on (our apologies for any groups we failed to mention).

 If you're a blues musician or a vocalist, be sure to let the band know that you're in the audience at a Bluefish gig - they'll be glad to get you up to jam on a tune or two. If you prefer to just sit back and groove with the blues, it's OK to just listen. Be sure to click on "Rudy's Wall of Fame" link to see how many friends of the band you can identify.  

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Tom  E B

Starting out in New Jersey, Tom E B has been a founding member of several rock and blues bands, including The Sandpipers, Greasy Weasel, Bad Risk, Center Alley, Blues in the Attic, and the Free Beer Blues Band; performing throughout the eastern United States and Western Europe.  We'll tell you about Rudy later!

Ragan

Born and raised in Waynesboro, PA, Ragan is from the same "Hotbed of Musical Talent" as a couple of former Bluefish.  Having performed throughout the United States, he has maintained the groove for several well-respected groups:  The Clovers, Revolver, Center Alley, and Blues in the Attic, to name a few.



Spence

Hailing from Washington, DC, also known as the nationís capital, Spence has been all over the United States and Canada during musical career.  He has been a member of The Tommy Lepson Band, The Mary Shaver Band, and Smokiní Joe Kubekís Band, and serval other well-known acts.



Van "The Man"

Born in Baltimore, MD, Van grew up in Hagerstown, MD, and has been a key member of a multitude of noteworthy bands based in the mid-Atlantic region: The Jade Brothers; Damien & the Classics; White Willow; The Cool Jerks; Long Time Comin'; and the Jackson Brothers - the list goes on!

 

Here's a little about Rudy . . .

Rudy's Favorite Bluesman:

Willie Dixon  

Rudy's Favorite Quote:

"If it's all night, it's all right!"

Rudy's Favorite Color:

BLUE (what would you expect?)

Rudy's Philosophy:

     "I don't worry about nothin' ,
'cause nothin's gonna be all right."

 

 

The band is currently based out of Hagerstown, Maryland, and primarily performs throughout the surrounding four state area (Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania).  

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