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Fade to Blues / Bio

Fade to Blues' brand of original Indie Blues combines elements of Classic Rock, Funk, Fusion, Country and Soul with the blues to achieve a sound that bends all genres, yet is immediately recognizable. The band originated in Connecticut and is now located in northern New York's Adirondack Mountains. Their music boogies, shuffles, swings and burns with the incendiary guitar playing and vocals of BB Ready. Bassist Dave Fischer and drummer Jay Lamica lay down infectious grooves, locked together with one mind. They "rock the house" to it's foundation and their live show leaves the musicians and audience physically and emotionally drained. "We never hold anything back. Whether were playing for an audience of ten or 1000 we leave it all on stage!"

Fade to Blues represented the Capital Region Blues Network at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN in January 2015.

Fade to Blues was formed in 2006 by two Connecticut guitar slingers, Brian (BB) Ready and Greg McCullough. The band immediately recorded a CD entitled, “In the Dark” and was one of the top three blues bands out of a field of 100 in the CT. Blues Society’s annual Blues Challenge from 2006-2008. They dis-banded due to BB's subsequent move to The Adirondack Mountains in Northern New York in 2009. Fade to Blues was re-formed in 2012 in Lake Placid, NY and since then they have been playing their original "House Rockin' Blues" in northern New York and beyond. "

As well as their originals, the band performs covers by Stevie Ray, Johnny Winter, George Thorogood, Hendrix, Allman Brothers, Fabulous Thunderbirds and ZZ Top, Clapton, Johnny Cash and many others. The have a lighter blues/swing set for a dinner crowd, are available as a trio and they know how to play to a room. Whether it's an earlier dinner crowd or late night drinkin' crowd, they have been pleasing audiences and club owners for many years. They are seasoned older musicians (with different degrees of hearing loss) and therefore wish to preserve what hearing they have left. They don't like playing real loud. Their amplifiers are low powered and tiny. They can set up in an amazingly small space especially as a trio. They are not heavy drinkers but if a customer wants to buy the band a round they order top shelf, not beer (whether they drink it or not). They do not get on stage in dirty, day to day work clothes because they are there to put on a show. When people are on the dance floor, they do not stop. They all act like professionals when playing in your venue.

General Info

Band Members
Brian Ready - Guitar/Vocals/Songwriting/booking, Jay Lamica - Drums/Vocals/Booking/Producer/Management, Dave Fischer - Bass/Vocals, Scott Wallace - Guitar, Skip Smaldone - Keyboard
Artist Name
Fade to Blues
Home Page
Blues / Indie Blues / Americana

Contact Info

Saranac Lake, NY
Jay Lamica

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