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Native Bluze / Bio

TIM CASH - a native of San Diego, began playing bass and guitar in his early teens in Rhythm & Blues doo-wop groups such as the "Nomads" and "Maya" an eclectic mix of psychedelic blues and R&B, and then "Nova" performing jazz/rock/blues. "The Messengers of Love" was another successful So.Cal. band producing a mix of jazz and funk during the 1970's at the dawning of the disco age.

As the decades progressed, Tim played what the people wanted to hear at the time from Rock-n-Roll, Jazz, Psychedelic, Disco, Blues and Country to Zydeco. Tim was a founding member also of the zydeco band from San Diego "The Bayou Bros." Some of the acts Tim has opened for include: George Benson, The Doobie Brothers at Fillmore West, Journey, Santana, The Ohio Players (remember the Disco hit "Roller Coaster"?), The Steve Miller Band, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Graham Central Station, Albert Collins, The Drifters. Tim played the Avalon Ballroom back in the 60's with bands like The Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane, was also a member of the band "Anonymous Artists of America" who were booked to play Woodstock, but their bus broke down (Tim was driving) in Ohio and they didnt make it to Woodstock but got out and played a mini concert in Ohio anyway! Jammed with some of the elite of the blues and rock world, from Eric Clapton and Albert King to Jerry Garcia and Mike Bloomfield.
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ALFONSO KOLB (aka) – Fonz - is a Native American musician that plays Drums, Hand Percussions, and sings backup vocals. He is a San Luiseño Mission Indian from Southern California. Born and raised on the Rincon Indian Reservation, Alfonso has been playing music since the age of 10. His first professional debut was with a hard rock band called Winterhawk at the age of 18, and recorded his first LP with the record label, "Mother Earth Records", out of Albuquerque New Mexico. Alfonso has also worked in other musical groups, Greywolf, XIT, The Jim Boyd Band, & currently Native Bluze. He has also opened up for major national acts such as, Johnny Winter, Y&T, Night Ranger, Redbone, Frank Moreno & Mahogany Rush, Joan Baez, Clint Black, The Coasters, The Tubes, & Joe Cocker. Alfonso also worked on the motion picture movie sound track, "Smoke Signals" written by novelist Sherman Alexei, with the Jim Boyd Band. Major music festivals he has performed at are the 1983 US Festival, Sundance Film Festival, Seattle's Bumpershoot Festival & the 2003 New Orleans Jazz Festival. He has worked with the legendary songwriter/producer, Bump's Blackwell who wrote the hit song "Good Golly Miss Molly". Alfonso Kolb is a six time Native American Music Award Winner in the Native American Music Association. Besides still playing music full time, he is currently working on a music project for the youth of his tribe on the Rincon Indian Reservation.

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WAYNE MARKUS - I've been singing since a kid, I was performing with groups in South Carolina and Florida before moving to California in high school.

At eighteen, I was hired by a local paper to cover the Ann Arbor Blues Festival. While there, I was fortunate to meet and record interviews with Son House, Howlin’ Wolf, Roosevelt Sykes, Luther Allison and ‘Big Mamma’ Thornton before they passed away.

Still doing music interviews, my ‘work’ included talks with Van Morrison, Johnny Winter, Rick Derringer, Rod Stewart, Ron Wood, Leon Russell, Elton John and Paul Butterfield. Paul was my inspiration way back to play Chicago style blues harp. He also influenced my vocal style along with Van Morrison, Jackie Wilson and Delbert McClinton.

The first band I was in was called “the Mod” in 1964, we did English blues, like the Animals and the Yardbirds until we figured out how to do the real guys stuff, the black guys. Then I started “Blue Steel” with Robbie Lawrence, which was straight ahead blues-rock, less English, but still too loud for me. We were just teenagers and we didn't know any better. Blue Steel wasn't getting enough work, we weren't old enough to play the clubs, so I was picked to replace Dave Campbell of the Dave Campbell Blues Band. They changed the name to DC Blues. Wild times, we played bars, colleges, the Troubadour in L.A. and we opened for Miles Davis at San Diego State, and Boz Scaggs, at Golden Hall.

I was lead singer in Straight Flush (rock and roll), Shenandoah (country), Wasted Talent (rhythm and blues), The Roadmasters (rhythm and blues), and harp player with the Texas Twisters (blues) before joining the The Earthmovers (blues) in 2007 and the Neighborhoods (blues) in 2009.

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HARVEY FREEDMAN -
Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Harvey moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, where, as his first US gig, he opened for 'Donovan Leitch', coincidentally, also from Glasgow.
He was later invited to join 'Big Joe Duskin' for the next 3 years, playing local and regional blues festivals in the Midwest.
Hired by 'H-Bomb Ferguson' for the next 4 years, he had the honor of opening for 'BB King' a couple of times and performing at the world famous ‘Blues Estafette' at Utrecht, Amsterdam.
Harvey’s one of the founding members of a 4 piece blues-rock outfit called 'Sneaky Pete', which morphed into a 12 piece R&B/Soul band, 'Soul Pocket', that is now one of the most popular party bands in the Midwest.
He also teamed up with 'Shirley King', BB King's daughter, when she came to Ohio for several gigs, just before he moved to Southern California.
For the last few years, Harvey has been half of the blues duo, 'Cash & Freedman', with Tim Cash. They have been playing various venues in the Southern California area..

General Info

Band Members
Tim Cash - vocals/bass, Harvey Freedman - lead guitar, Wayne Markus - vocals & harmonica, Alfonso Kolb - drums
Artist Name
Native Bluze
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/nativebluze
Active Since
09/11
Genres
Blues / R&B / Rock

Contact Info

Location
Temecula, CA