The Used Blues Band

The Used Blues Band

BandBlues

Internationally recognized & award winning authentic upbeat harmonica & guitar driven blues band covering: Dance Blues Chicago, Delta, Jump Jive, Memphis, Swing & More.

 Share

Biography

Sean “Harmonica Mac” McGroarty
A roadie from the age of 13, Sean traveled the country with some of the biggest rock & blues bands of the late 70’s & early 80’s. Later learning to play the blues harp himself, Sean has taught under & performed with Blues Hall of Fame legend Darrell Mansfield and others such as Big John Evans, Guitar Mac, Ronnie Stewart, Alvon. Voted best harmonica player of the year and Band Leader of the year by the West Coast Blues Hall of Fame & Awards Show in 2013, Sean & the Used Blues Band have performed at the world famous Monterey Blues Festival as well as countless clubs & and with other blues artists throughout California.

Gary “Guitar” Anthony -Guitar
Gary is a seasoned guitarist having spent over 20 years as a professional studio guitarist, is one of the newest membes of the Las Vegas Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and he has performed with Brent Midland of The Grateful Dead, Jazz Hammond great Terell Prude’, blues singer Archie Johnson and many more. Touring at venues such as Disneyland, Harrah’s Tahoe, Circle Star Theater and the Concord Pavilion, Gary loves the stage and puts on a show every time he performs. His quality of “from the gut” blues riffs is moving every time he plays.

Raymond Victor- Piano/Organ Vocals
Raymond has worked as a studio musician in Los Angeles for ten years recording with Sly Stone, Steve Wonder, Bobby Womac and Larry Graham, and has performed with Bobby "Blue" Bland, Big Momma Thorton, Elvin Bishop, Kathi MacDonald, Steve Freund, Red Archibald and the Internationals and Luther Tucker.

Diane Dutra – Bass & Vocals
Diane, a bassist since the age of 9, soon began playing in the big leagues touring and performing with the likes of Marty Balin of Jefferson Starship, Luther Tucker, Jimmy McCracklin, Red Archbald & Alvon Johnson from the Coasters . She knows his way around the fret board and her bass tone and chops are a welcome addition to the band as well as her great vocals.

Steve Trovao - Drums
A full time teacher and performing musician, Steve is a professional from the word go. As one would expect, Steve has played with the standard laundry list of world class musicians and covers blues rock and many other styles. He is solid and reliable which in the blues world, separates him from most drummers.

The "Blues Crew" is our legendary list of special guests who sit in with the band at many of our shows such as Alvon Johnson (formerly of the Coasters), Blues Hall of Fame giant Darrell Mansfield, Grammy winning artist Ira Walker, Bobby Ray Watson (formerly with Ike Turner) and many more.

Discography

Our first independent album "Used Again" was picked up by TMG Music and now are working on our next album in 2013.

Set List

The Used Blues Band creates a set list for each engagenment with originals and classic favorite songs like:

Messin with the Kid
Mojo Workin
Everyday I Have The Blues
Black Cat Bone
Big Legged Woman
The Breeze
Bad is Bad
Lucille
Hit The Road Jack
Hoochie Coochie Man
Red House

We perform 45 min or 1 hour sets for club style venues, sets, 70 minute & 90 minute sets for festival and concerts.