Blue Smoke

Blue Smoke


BlueSmoke is driven by the powerful rhythms of Elijah Luebbe, the smooth low-tone riffs of Chris Brown, the breakneck swifthand licks of Matt Schiefelbein and the combined fingerstyle and slide guitar coupled with honkin' harmonica, cool B-3, grooving keyboards and gruff, low vocals of Ryan Cobb.


In September of 2004, Matt Schiefelbein and Elijah Luebbe walked away from a successful rock band. Feeling a need to get back to the roots of American music, they looked to form a band that took from the origins of rock: the Blues, and the Memphis sound that surrounded them in their own home town. Matt played drums, bass and guitar but decided that he would most like to play guitar in the band. Elijah had been playing drums for four years in his church band, a high school marching band and a jazz band.

In late October 2004, Ryan Cobb got a call from Matt who told him he was looking to form a Blues-Rock band. Ever since Ryan picked up a harmonica in 2000, he had been playing the blues. He later picked up piano, guitar, and organ; and had since been playing sessions with various local bands.

The, now threesome decided Matt’s rock style combined with Ryan’s traditional Blues style would compliment each other well, backed by Elijah’s groove. But they were still looking for a bass player.

In January of 2004 Chris Brown started playing bass at the suggestion of a friend. He was driven by blues-influenced bass players like Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones, Rush’s Geddy Lee, and Double Trouble’s Tommy Shannon. Chris was content playing bass as a hobby until he got a call from Ryan. Chris took up on the bands offer and in November of 2004, BlueSmoke was born. They held their first practice in the sanctuary of a church and played their first gig in January of 2005.

Since their start, BlueSmoke is on its way to becoming a premier Memphis band.

Set List

Pride and Joy – SRV
Mary Had a Little Lamb – Buddy Guy
Texas Flood – SRV
The Sky is Crying – SRV
Cold Shot – SRV
When You Got A Good Friend — Robert Johnson
Crossroads – Robert Johnson
Johnson Medley
La Grange – ZZ Top
Red House - Jimi Hendrix
Crossfire – SRV
Tush – ZZ Top
Statesboro Blues – Allman Brothers Band
The House Is Rockin’ – SRV
Hoochie-Coochie Man – Muddy Waters
Road Runner – Aerosmith
Me And the Devil Blues – Robert Johnson
Voodoo Chile’ – Jimi Hendrix
Same Old Blues – Don Nix
Going Down – Don Nix
Bring it on Home – Led Zeppelin
Purple Haze – Jimi Hendrix

•BlueSmoke Originals
Leave Here
Gooomba (instrumental)
Hot Cars and Fast Women
6-String Gun
Wolf Trail
Memphis Bound