The Blue Light Specials

The Blue Light Specials

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Straight out of the "Deep South", these four musicians from Alabama regularly "tear the house down" across the South-Eastern blues circuit with their hard rollin' soulful style of funky, un-adulterated blues. A Great "LIVE" show!

Biography

Winners of the 2006 State Wide Blues Challenge-Alabama-Voted #1 Live Blues Band in Alabama
Represented Alabama in the 23rd Annual International Blues Challenge in Memphis TN Feb.1-3, 2007

Had the opportunity at our last blues festival gig to jam a little with Keb' Mo' and Gary Clark Jr...good stufff.

Founding member, vocalist and harp player extrodinaire, Jeff Ray "JeffiRay" as friends call him has a uniquely soulful vocal style that moves audiences and is an accomplished harp man. Sharing the stage with the likes of Keb' Mo', Gary Clark Jr., Tab Benoit, Jimmy Thackery, Mark Sallings, Sean Costello, Johnny Ray Bartel (The Red Devils) and Little Feat among others is a tip-off that this guy's got skills. One of the coolest experiences says J-Ray was his studio harp work with Ardie Dean (Drummer for Taj Mahal) as they provided the background for Sunny King on his recently released project. "Sunny King is one of the last surviving genuine country blues men in the south and is the real deal. I couldn't believe how much energy he still put into the music, he being well into his eighties" Cummings said.

Kurt Mc Kinney is an outstanding and highly versatile guitarist with his own unique style. No run of the mill SRV cloning going on here. Kurt's eclectic lead guitar stylings and his creative rythym lines will cure anyone's "guitar jones".

Terrance "T Bone" Dupree loves to play Bass and groove with the audience. "T-Bone" has the audiences attention from the first note and has an impressive resume' of performances all over the world. Fortunatley, BLS fans are the benefactors now. An awesome bass man!

Harold "Jukebox" Robinson knows every song on the jukebox. Superb timing and feel. Top Shelf musician & performer...Enough said..

The Blue Light Specials are primarily a festival or middle to large venue act. We enjoy playing smaller clubs occasionally if they are coming to hear "the blues".

Our audiences always have fun, get into the show and we leave 'em wanting more.

Discography

"No Heat"--Blue Light Specials /Ariel Records (2006)

Set List

Original
Few covers occasionally
We generally play 50 min sets. We have 4 hours of material we can do.