The Blue Routes

The Blue Routes

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After a long day let your frazzled nerves find an escape through the soothing and intriguing sounds of The Blue Routes. Their unique mix of funk, blues and jazz will leave you re energized.

Biography

Jascha Herdt is a graduate of Sheridan High School and Sheridan College. He grew up a drummer with guitar on the side, playing in high school bands and local jazz combos. A love for the blues prompted him to pick up the electric guitar and learn the intricate stylings of Stevie Ray Vaughn, B.B. King, Albert King, and Jimi Hendrix. You’ll find Jascha anywhere he needs to be in a jam. With a good feel for lead playing and a drummer’s sensibility for rhythm, Jascha’s style drives music forward and upward, the way good roots music wants to be. Micah Wyatt, a Sheridan, Wyoming native, after years of playing cello in classically oriented groups, picked up his grandfather’s acoustic Epiphone and never put it down. After years of bouncing around from blues to bluegrass open jams, he finally decided to learn and expand on the songs he loved the most. Driven by a fierce love of folk rock and jam-band music, Wyatt is mostly a rhythm man, although rare days will find him hammering out acoustic melodies. Phillip Cleveland, the third and integral member of the band, moved to Wyoming to attend school at the University of Wyoming. After a chance classroom meeting between Jascha and Phil, he began jamming with the group in early 2009 and has since used his musical prowess on guitar and mandolin to chisel out his place in the band. Bringing an unmistakable and masterful sense of rhythm and lead to the Blue Routes tapestry, Phil rounds out what was otherwise a lowly blues duo.
Influences Heavily Influenced by: Anything that comes out of a swamp, the sweaty back room of a dive bar, and the glory glory hallelujah of sun shinin' down... and love. lots and lots of love.
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Sounds Like A funk machine. With reggae underwear. And a blues t-shirt.

Discography

Currently have a full length demo filled with self mixed and live performance material.

Set List

Our typical set list is 10 - 14 songs long. This set includes such titles as: Bag of Tricks; Cortney's Kitchen; Live Livingroom Jam; Misbehave; Heartbeat; Cosmic Traveler; Waitin on a Friend; Not Redeemed Just Yet and Funkalicious (But Not For Babymaking). Our set runs 65-73 minutes of purely original music.