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A musical gumbo of New Orleans, R&B, gospel and blues... They’ve been bringing Bourbon ST to the Northeast for 25 years...

The Colbys feature :

Bev Rohlehr (Ro-laire) - Jazz and R&B singer. Only woman to record with the legendary acapella group ‘The Persuasions’. Featured vocalist with the National Jazz Ensemble ( Smithsonian Records)

John Colby - Keyboardist, vocalist. Grammy, Emmy & Ace award winning composer and producer. Best known for his work on Ken Burns ‘Civil War’ and ‘Baseball’. Composer of themes for ESPN’s ‘Sportscenter’ & ESPYs, Fox’s ‘Best Damn Sports Show’, NFL on NBC. Music director of the Clarence Clemons Band.

They are joined by an assortment of veteran R&B all-stars including:

Richard Crooks (drums) - Dr. John, David Bromberg, Paul Simon, Bob Dylan.
Lincoln Schleifer (bass) - Donald Fegan, Boz Scaggs, Michael McDonald
Amadee Castenell (sax) - Allan Toussaint, Dr. John, Fats Domino, Professor Longhair.
Clark Gayton (trombone & tuba) - Sting ,Prince, Bette Midler, Queen Latifah, Al Green, Melissa Ethridge, Quincy Jones,
Jeff Pevar (guitar) - Crosby, Stills & Nash, Ray Charles, Jazz is Dead
Clarence Clemons (sax) - E Street Band
Cliff Goodwin (guitar) - Joe Cocker
Rich Arrigo (guitar) - Ashford & Simpson, Garland Jeffries

The CD features 9 original songs and very unique covers by Keb Mo, Oscar Brown Jr. and renowned Nashville writer Gary Nicholson.

The Colbys. ...not your typical R&B band.