The Blues Prophets

The Blues Prophets

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Blues with a California feel! Lyrics that make you listen and vocals that take you through the pain of loss to the excitement of discovery. Passion and intensity are what makes The Blues Prophets a stand-out act.

Biography

The Blues Prophets

The "Blues Prophets" is a fresh new group based in eastern San Gabriel Valley in southern California. The band's line up of musicians is from Texas, Washington and California and has musical influences that range from Blues, Jazz, Rock, Classical and Country.

Blues Prophets, Gene Wagner and Lowell Ronglien are the rhythm specialists of the band. Wagner is a veteran drummer/percussionist from Houston and has worked with The 5th Dimension, Roger Williams, Rita Moreno, Steve Allen, Jerry Van Dyke, Vic Damone and Shields & Yarnell just to name a few. Gene has also kept the beat for “Jim Curry & Friends, a tribute to John Denver” at venues in Nevada and southern California.

Ronglien is the band’s bassist hailing from Seattle where he worked with many local Seattle/Tacoma bands holding down the bottom end with his 5 string bass. Lowell has toured up and down the west coast club circuit from California to Canada with brother Lyle Ronglien a well-known rock guitarist in Seattle.

Bill Manning, also known as “Doc Keys” plays keyboards and provides backup vocals and is the youngest member of the Blues Prophets. Manning began lessons at the age of 7 and has been influenced by many of the classical greats. He also has worked with “Jim Curry & Friends, a tribute to John Denver” at venues in Nevada and southern California.

Kevin Shore plays harp, guitar and provides backup vocals for The Blues Prophets. From Covina, California, Shore is a multi-instrumented musician. In addition to the afore-mentioned, he plays banjo, mandolin and has recently added the concertina to his many talents. However, it’s Kevin’s intense harp solos that spearhead The Blues Prophets like a freight train coming at you!

J. Darrell Bell is the lead vocalist and guitarist for the band. Bell’s soulful vocals and original material help provide The Blues Prophets with their unique sound. Also from California, he has lived in Colorado and Texas where he toured the hotel circuit with various groups and as a solo act. In 1998, Bell appeared at the inaugural Bluesapaloosa in Covina and was given a flattering review by Char Ham and Mike Williams of the “Delta Snake Daily News”.

The Blues Prophets is 5 distinctive musicians joining forces to create a solid driving band with a sound that is truly their own. The Blues Prophets captivates audiences wherever they perform and are sure to get your attention too!

Keep your eyes and ears open because The Blues Prophets are headed your way!

Lyrics

Payback

Written By: J.Darrell Bell

My mama once told me
When I was still in school
If you make your bed boy
Your gonna' sleep in it too
That's Payback
For what you choose
Yea Payback
Gonna' give you the blues

Treat your woman right
She'll love you to the end
Treat her like a dog
You will surely loose your hand
That's Payback
For What you choose
And Payback (Payback)
Gonna' give you the blues

Payback
Payback
Payback
Payback
Oh yes it's true
For what you choose
And Payback (Payback)
Gonna' give you the blues

If your lookin' for respect
Better give back respect
Don't follow that rule
All you can expect
Is Payback
For what you choose
And Payback (Payback)
Gonna' give you the blues

You know in this world
It's hard to survive
Don't add to your load
Take my advice
There's Payback
For what you choose
And Payback (Payback)
Gonna' give you the blues
Yes, Payback
Gonna give you the blues

Payback (Payback)
Payback (Payback)
Payback (Payback)

Set List

Typical Blues Prophets set list consists of blues covers and originals. A set is fourtyfive minutes and averages eight to twelve songs depending on the length.

Originals:
City Boy Blues
Blues Itch
Payback
Nawlins' Blues
Too Much To Take
My Baby Said She's Leavin'
Airplane Hoppin' Blues
Another Crazy Night
Sad'n Lonely
Spirit

Covers:
A Quitter Never Wins (Tinsley Ellis)
Six O'clock Blues (Lucky Peterson)
Bayou Blood (Kenny Neal)
Digging My Potatoes (James Cotton)
I Ain't Got You (Calvin Carter)