Highway 61 Blues Band

Highway 61 Blues Band


11 piece Chicago Style Blues band with Power House Horn Section Sultry Vocalist and Dynamic rhythm section. One of the most sought after Blues Bands in Northern California and local legends


This band brings back the 70's with an 5 piece in your face so you can feel it high energy Power House Horn Section! No fake synth horns here! Like Boz Scaggs, Tower of Power, Etta James and Roomfull of Blues, Highway 61 brings that Wall of sound with incredible Blues Rock Guitar and seasoned Rhythm section back into the pocket! You can feel the music again! The highway men are accompanied by the sultry vocals of De Anna Del Rio (opened for BB King New Years 2007). Then Add that good old Hammond B-3 and awe inspiring Harmonicist to the mix. You better bring your dancing shoes cause your gonna finally break em in!

Introducing Highway 61 Blues Band, An 11 piece Chicago style Blues Band!

A list of accomplishments below:

Band formed in 1998
Nominated best band over all genre's in 2005 SBEA South Bay Entertainment Awards
Finalists in 2005 Battle Of the Blues bands for Monterey Bay Blues Festival
Number 3 of Top 10 sellers list at Tower Records with the Debut release CD
Received Radio play with the release of their self titled CD.

Performed at:
Monterey Blues Festival 2006
the Hayward/Russell City Blues Festival 2004, 2005
Solano County Blues Festival 2005
Alameda county fair 2003
San Jose Juneteenth festival opening for "Friends of Distinction" 2005
Blues on the Waterfront opening for "Coco Montoya" 2006 San Joaquin County
July 4th headliner of Mark Twain Days main event and Fireworks 2003
Linden Cherry Festival 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
City of Oakland "Art and Soul festival" opening for "Cold Blood" 2005
City of Oakland "Home Grown Blues" on the streets downtown 2005
Jessie's Grove Winery "Grooving in the Grove" concert series. 2007 Headliner to a sell out crowd with the largest attendance in 5 years. Past and future performances 2002-2008

Opened up for:
Elvin Bishop 2005
Lydia Pence and Cold Blood 2005,2007
Tommy Castro 2004, 2006
Daniel Castro 2004
The Temptations Motown Review 2004
California Malibu's 2004
Little Charlie and the Night Cats 2005
Daryl Mansfield 1998-2000, 2007
Mic Martin and the Blues Rockers 2005,2006
Chris Cain 2004
Edie Kirkland 2005
Phil Guy 2005
Coco Montoya 2006
and Many others



Enough Cover tunes and Original Material to cover 4 60 minute sets.

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2006 Released debut Album self titled Greg Barker and Highway 61 Blues Band.
#3 Top sellers list at Tower Records 2006
Received National radio air play NPR "Dont Let the Door Hit You"
Received National Radio air play NPR "Running Blues"
KPIG FM - 107.5 Freedom, Santa Cruz, Monterey Bay Ca. "Running Blues"
KPIG AM - 1510 Piedmont, Greater San Francisco Bay Area Ca. "Running Blues"
KPYG FM - 94.9 Cayucos, San Luis Obispo Ca. "Running Blues"
KZAP FM - 96.7 Paradise, Chico Ca. "Running Blues"
KXPR National Public Radio Stations Air play "Running Blues"
KUOP FM Radio Air Play "Running Blues"
KJAZ FM 90.9 Radio Air Play "Running Blues"
KUOP 90.3 FM Stockton Modesto "Shel Be So Fine"
KXJZ 90.9 FM Sacramento Air Play "Shel Be So Fine"
KKTO 90.5 FM Reno, Tahoo City, Trukee "Shel Be So Fine"
KQNC 88.1 FM Quincy Air play "Running Blues"
Comcast Cable TV Live coverage Asparagus Festival 2002, 2003
Monterey TV coverage Battle of the Blues Bands Top Finalists
San Joaquin County TV coverage of local bands
Featured on the Food Networks TV Special"All American Festivals" 2003

Set List

Chicago Blues/Blues Rock/ with a taste of 70s Soul and Funk.

Horn Driven Blues Rock

Enough original material and cover tunes for a 3-4 hour gig.