Bluesonics
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Bluesonics

Savannah, Georgia, United States

Savannah, Georgia, United States
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No Jive Just Live Released in 2003
Plain Brown Wrapper Released in 2007

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The Bluesonics have been providing the authentic sounds of the blues to audiences in the Savannah area since 1996. Founded by drummer/vocalist Ken Harrison, the Bluesonics have continued through various personnel changes over the years. But one characteristic hasn't changed - the dedication of the band to play with feeling and soul. The current members all relish the opportunity to express the blues at each performance. Come on out and enjoy the blues with The Bluesonics!! Ken Harrison - Drummer , Vocalist, and manager of the Bluesonics has had a love for music for as long as he can remember. He wanted to play drums from the first time he saw "Little Ricky" play on the I Love Lucy show back in the early fifties. At age seven he got a ukulele for Christmas and quickly learned all the songs in the book that came with it. He tried his hand at guitar, and played sax in the junior high school band because the number of kids who wanted to play drums exceeded the number of drums available. At long last he got his first drum kit for Christmas in 1966. He joined his first band before the middle of January 1967, and never looked back. In 1969 he began playing with Grover Jackson who later owned Charvel Jackson, and Jackson guitars. Grover introduced him to the blues and his love for the blues began almost immediately. He played in numerous bands in the Chattanooga area where he grew up, but had to settle for classic rock or southern rock in order to play on a regular basis. In 1995 he moved to Savannah and joined forces with blues guitarist Eric Culberson. Finally, he was in a real blues-only band. After a year or so with Eric, Ken and Jon Faircloth started their own group which soon became known as the Bluesonics. Ken initially handled the majority of the back-up vocals as well as the drumming and booking. Due to early personnel changes, the task of lead vocals has been filled by Ken for the last five or six years - a challenge Ken was ready and willing to take. Today the band is thriving on the music he really loves. Ken has become one the top shuffle drummers in the area, and has a real ear for "feel good" music that keeps crowds in the club all night long. Ken has played for many bands over the years and been involved in shows of all sizes. He says his best work has been with the Bluesonics where he has been a regular on the River Street stages for the Savannah St. Patrick's Day Festival, as well as Fine Arts on the River, First Saturday, and Oktoberfest on River Street. He has opened for The Atlanta Rhythm Section, The Young Rascals, Lonnie Brooks, Jerry Portnoy, Jefferson Star Ship, and a host of others. Ya gotta come see these boys play. Jack Sherman-Guitar Jack, like many others, was mesmerized by the Beatles on Ed Sullivan at the tender age of 8. His other interests, James Bond and Jacques Cousteau, eventually fell to the wayside as his love for guitar and making music took over. He bought his first guitar, a Checkmate, for $10.00 in Rochester, New York. After he moved to San Diego he went through the ritual like most musicians of starting a band and covering his favorite band, which was Grand Funk. The next step was an all original music group called Pagan Tumor. From there he played with several rock and roll cover bands and learned while he covered the music genres that filled the radio waves in the seventies. This included a cover band with a four piece horn section doing tunes from Chicago, BS&T, Steely Dan, etc… From there he moved to L.A. and pursued original music with the idea that “I will never play covers again”, which led to “oh well, never say never”. Jack continued his music career by spending some time as the guitarist for The Red Hot Chili Peppers performing on their 1st album, touring, videos, and wrote their 2nd record. To his credit is a long list of live performances and recording gigs with a list of big names consisting of names like: Bert Sommer, Tanya Tucker, John Hiatt, Solomon Burke, Merry Clayton, Barry Goldberg, Jim Keltner, Russ Kunkel, Katey Sagal, Dee Murray, Charlie Sexton, Bob Dylan, Tonio K, Jon Bon Jovi, Kenny Aranoff, and the list goes on and on. Jack has developed a love for the blues genre’, the discipline, and the freedom that comes with the expression of one’s feelings through this form of music. The Bluesonics are very happy to have him as part of the family. You got to come and hear this man play! Jon Faircloth - Guitar Jon began playing the guitar when he was 16 years old progressing rapidly in his skills. He was the original guitarist for the Bluesonics, but left the band for a period of years in which he lived in Atlanta. Upon his return, the band needed him back and he was only too glad to oblige. He resumed his post without missing a beat and augments the sound with a wicked tone and a pure blues feel from his red ES 335! Bryan Spradlin - Electric bass and upright bass Bryan has been an avid music fan from a very young age. Bryan began playing electric bass in 19