I’m mostly getting my blues jollies with Black Skillet Revue, digging into New Orleans-style classic R&B, jump blues, zydeco and cajun dance music with Gary Mackender on keyboards and accordion, Karl Hoffmann on bass, and Les Merrihew on drums.

Also, my blues band, the Valiants, is still making tasty classic, obscure, and original blues with a swampy feel and a deep devotion to groove. The official lineup of this one is Gary Mackender on drums, Nick Augustine on Bass, and Sidney George on Sax.

Here’s some Valiants for you, with Larry Lee Lerma on bass:

Barrio Boogie

My Love Is The Deep Blue Sea