The Corner Blues Project was formed in the fall of 2012, when vibraphone /harp player Russ Snow placed an ad in Craigslist looking for a guitarist to help form a blues trio.
He was soon joined by a talented multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, Matt Shelly, who became the guitarist, lead vocalist and front-man for the group.
All that was needed was a bass player to round out the line-up. After a series of auditions, the project was completed by Geoff Bradford. Geoff, in addition to his solid and creative bass playing, also brought a strong vocal contribution as well.
Although originally conceived as strictly a “blues band”, the project expanded to include not only traditional blues tunes, but other genres that had their roots in the blues such as jazz, rockabilly and rock & roll.
One of the things that set The Corner Blues Project apart from more traditional blues bands is the extensive use of vibes. Traditionally a jazz instrument, the addition of the vibraphone to blues and rock tunes helps to create the trio’s unique sound.
The Corner Blues Project's strength is their ability to take non-traditional blues and rock songs and "blues them up" with the addition of bluesy guitar riffs, walking bass lines and blues harp and vibraphone solos.
The Corner Blues Project is based in the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania