J R Clark and the All Star Blues Mob

J R Clark and the All Star Blues Mob

 Benton Harbor, Michigan, USA

JR Clark and the All Star Blues Mob consists of National and International artist's who perform original Blues/Soul and Southern Rock with some favorite covers of those genres thrown into the set list. J R Clark has toured with Lil' Ed Williams. Johnny B. Gayden toured and recorded with the late Texas Blues Man Albert Collins and also Johnny Winter and Larry McCray among others. Willie Styles has toured with the late Robert Ward. Jerry "Bam Bam" Porter has toured with Buddy Guy and James Cotton.


J R Clark and the All Star Blues Mob have just released their latest album January Rain recorded in Chicago, Il  and released in May of 2017. The album was recorded at Grammy Winning Joy Ride studios in Chicago. The new CD which consists of twelve original compositions and one cover is getting great reviews in the United States and overseas.This act consists of national talents Johnny B. Gayden -Alligator Records recording artist and bass player for "Albert Collins and the Ice Breakers. Johnny was on Grammy winning album with Albert Collins, Robert Cray and Johnny Clyde Copeland. Johnny B. Gayden also has recorded with Johnny Winter and shared the stage with Stevie Ray Vaughn and George Thorogood to name a few. Drummer Jerry "Bam Bam" Porter-toured with Buddy Guy for 14 years, Jerry has shared the stage with Eric Clapton, toured with Magic Slim and the Teardrops, Ronnie Baker Brooks, and currently fresh off touring with the late great James Cotton. Rounding out the lineup is Willie Styles on keys. Willie briefly toured with Robert Ward and is one of the premier and most sought out keyboard players in west Michigan. J R Clark fronts the band on vocals and guitar. Melding a host influences such as, Michael Burks, Luther Allison, and Larry McCray, J R puts out a big sound of house rockin blues, soul and southern rock of his own! J R has also toured nationally with Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials. Performing at a host of festivals like South Bend Blues and Ribs festival at Coveleski Stadium, Kalamazoo Blues Festival, Meet me on the Island-South Bend , Lansing Chicken Wing Festival and many regional venues in IN, MI and IL. These guys are rolling and are always a crowd favorite. This high-energy act consisting of national and international touring artist’s is sure to put a smile on your face and a groove in your step!

For Bookings: jrcblues@sbcglobal.net




Something Funny

Written By: Jason R. Clark -aka J R Clark

Everywhere you look, on each street corner
There is a man with a sign claiming that he's hungry
What's Goin on, What's Goin on

Say's he's down on his luck and he aint got no money
But sometimes I think there might be something funny going on, whats going on
There's something funny

I offer him some work but he just turns away,
But he holds out his hand and says "could I have a dollar today?
What's going on, what's going on
There' s something funny......

His pockets are filled at the end of the day
He walks around the corner, hops in his car and drives away
What's going on, What's going on...
There are many people who really need our help
but these con men out here gotta learn to help themselves

Whats going on, yeah whats going on? There's something funny.....

Whats going on, whats going on...
Whats going on, what's going on...

There's something funny.........


January Rain

When It All Comes Down

Icicles on my Ceiling


J.R. Clark Alive at the Midway Tavern

Set List

J R Clark and the All Star Blues Mob never play the same show night after night. As an original artist with heavy blues, soul and southern rock influence, J R feels the crowd out and goes where they want. Whether playing original blues, soul, or southern rock tunes or pulling out a cover tune from Prince, Barry White to Jackie Wilson to reel someone in. There is never a certain order. Typically the band will do (3) 1 hour shows or (2) Ninety minute sets.