Saron Crenshaw's love is The Blues and he has been inspired by some of the greatest singers and players of all time, B.B. King, Albert King, Albert Collins, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Buddy Guy to name a few. Saron plays a Gibson "Lucille" model guitar signed by B.B.King himself.
Jerry Dugger, the bassist, is a Harlem native. He is a twenty seven year veteran of the New York City Blues scene. Jerry is famous for making his audience part of his act, foot stomping and audience participation are a regular part of his performance as he wants them to have the best Blues experience possible. Jerry has worked with The Holmes Brothers, James Cotton, Eddie Kirkland, Little Milton, and Hubert Sumlin.
Barry Harrison, the drummer, spent five and a half years with the legendary Johnny Copeland, and after his passing went on to spend six years working with his daughter, Shemekia Copeland. Barry has also worked with Sonny Rhodes, Eddie Kirkland, Phil Guy, and Lonnie Shields.
Junior Mack, guitarist / singer, is a New Jersey native, self taught, he has been playing guitar since the age of nine. Influenced by Duane Allman, Dickey Betts, Jan Akkerman, and Wes Montgomery, he deftly displays these influences, although the foundation of his playing lies in the soulfulness of Gospel and Blues. Vocally, his influences are all Gospel, The Soul Stirrers, with Sam Cooke, and Paul Foster, The Sensational Nightingales, with Reverend Julius Cheeks initially provided the vehicle for Juniors delivery. later on he discovered Greg Allman and now they are all wrapped up into Junior Mack. An opportunity to play for the late Pops Staples and the encouraging reaction from both Pops and Mavis Staples was the first in a chain of events that drove Junior to present his interpretation of the Blues to a wider audience. Junior has sat in or worked with The Allman Brothers Band, Derek Trucks, Robert Randolph, Dickey Betts , and Honeyboy Edwards. Junior has also recorded an excellent CD, Live Adventures.
Alexis P. Suter is a rising star on the roots, blues and soul scene. Her powerful bass/baritone voice, seasoned with raw emotion and a wide streak of attitude, has won the praise of greats from B.B. King to Levon Helm. "She is one of those wonderful spirits," said Helm. "She's got her arms around you. You can feel that."
"It's a rare thing to share the stage with great talent like that young lady!" - B.B. King
The Alexis P. Suter Band have just released a new CD/DVD, "Live at the Midnight Ramble", on Levon Helm Studios Records. Alexis' debut CD "Shuga Fix" with Hipbone Records is being widely received by the music community and Triple A Radio nationwide.
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