MIKE KELLY - Vocals
SCOTT LeBLANC - Guitars, Vocals
JEFF LORENZEN - Bass, Vocals
"SHAKEY" STEVE - Harmonica, Vocals
JAMES THOMAS - Drums
Taking a modern, aggressive approach to the old school blues format, A TON OF BLUES burst onto the New England Blues Circuit in the summer of 2010. With a sound uniquely their own, while taking notes from the likes of Ronnie Earl, Gary Clark Jr, Charlie Musselwhite and the Fabulous Thunderbirds, this 5-piece powerhouse performs with such passion and drive that you can't seem to stop your legs from dancing, your hands from clapping or your face from smiling, even if you wanted to.
ATOB were voted the Best Blues/R&B Act at the 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014 Worcester (MA) Music Awards and won the 2011 Boston (MA) Blues Challenge, earning them the opportunity to compete in the 2012 International Blues Challenge on Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee. The band has made it a priority to create quality Blues music, emit a positive presence among the Blues community and rekindle the support for American Blues and Roots music.
A TON OF BLUES has shared the stage with noted blues greats such as Johnny Winter, Guitar Shorty, Joe Lewis Walker, Ronnie Earl, Roomful of Blues, Jerry Portnoy, Sugar Ray Norcia, Nick Moss, Mac Arnold, Dana Fuchs, Popa Chubby, Sax Gordon, Greg Piccolo, James Montgomery, Sean Chambers, as well as European blues acts Roberto Morbioli (Italy) and Fred Chapellier Blues Band (France), and many more. The band's debut CD "Crooked Avenue", was released in March, 2012 to rave reviews.
** Voted BEST BLUES / R&B ACT at the 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014 WORCESTER (MA) MUSIC AWARDS
** Winners of the 2011 BOSTON BLUES CHALLENGE
** Represented Boston Blues Society at the 2012 INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE in Memphis, TN (Jan/Feb 2012)
** Original song "Colleen" listed at #5 in the Top 25 Blues Songs on Boston's WZLX (100.7FM) for 2012.
"May the spirit of the blues bring you peace & strength to carry on."