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Kalamazoo, MI Blues / Soul / R&B


  • Charles Schantz Guitar
  • Joe Ferguson Harmonica
  • Eric Busch Drums
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Sounds Like: Magic Slim, Little Walter

Manager: Billy 269-744-5293

Bio: BIG BOSS BLUES: Powerhouse Blues/Rock and R&B. Winners of the 2014 Lansing Capital Area Blues Society "Blues Brawl" and representing Michigan in the 2015 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN.
Hailing from West Michigan (Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Battle Creek) these men have a passion f... See Full Bio

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BIG BOSS BLUES has a show on 12/20/2014 at 10:00 PM @ Black River Tavern... in South Haven, MI http://www.reverbnation.com/q/5ezpl3 #concert


“What a great night of fun and music with the BIG BOSS BLUES debute at the Blues Barn. This band stands apart from many of the other blues bands in the area. Seasoned musician, song and arrangement writer and booking agent extraordinaire William LaValley really shines. His originals are recognizable variations on the many blues styles out there and VERY tasty. I especially like the New Orleans style of the bunch. Charles Schantz takes turns with Joe Ferguson fronting the band with Joe on vocals and wailing harp and Charlie on vocals and killer guitar. Eric Bush, the percussionist was amazing with his contributions to the new originals. He really nails it!”
— Jack Mulder: Blues Barn, Facebook
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New shows in December
Dec 15, 2014
BBB performing three more shows December 2014: Rockford Brewing, Black River Tav... [more]
Louis Benton November 21
Nov 14, 2014
Big Boss Blues performing at the Louis Benton Lounge in Grand Rapids on November... [more]
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  • Wed

    Dec 31

    Douglas, MI, US | 8:00pm

    Douglas, MI, US
    Wed Dec 31 8:00pm


    New Years Eve with Big Boss Blues. Performing blues, soul and R&B. Full Band!

  • Fri

    Jan 2

    Kalamazoo, MI, US | 9:00pm

    Kalamazoo, MI, US
    Fri Jan 02, 2015 9:00pm


    Big Boss Blues is starting to fundraise for a trip to Memphis to compete in the 2015 International Blues Challenge with over 140 bands from around the world. Winner of the 2014 Lansing Capital Area Blues Society "Blues Brawl".

  • Sat

    Jan 3

    Lansing, MI, US | 8:00pm

    Lansing, MI, US
    Sat Jan 03, 2015 8:00pm


    Big Boss Blues performing blues, soul and R&B at Moriarty's Pub in Lansing on January 3, from 9 to 1 with no cover. Cool atmosphere and darts!

  • Sun

    Jan 4

    Grand Rapids, MI, US | 3:00pm

    Grand Rapids, MI, US
    Sun Jan 04, 2015 3:00pm


    3:00 to 7:00pm. Big Boss Blues and the Jim Shaneberger Band are hosting and performing at a fundraiser for a trip to Memphis to compete in the 2015 International Blues Challenge with over 140 bands from around the world. Big Boss Blues was the winner of the 2014 Lansing Capital Area Blues Society "Blues Brawl". The Jim Shaneberger Band was the winner of the 2014 Kalamazoo Valley Blues Association "Blues Challenge".

  • Sun

    Jan 11

    Kalamazoo, MI, US | 3:00pm
    Kalamazoo Blues Festival F...
    Kalamazoo, MI, US
    Sun Jan 11, 2015 3:00pm


    Kalamazoo Blues Festival Fundraiser. Big Boss Blues performing form 6 to 8. Doors open at 3 with the Gator Boys band playing 4 to 6. Location is now at Shakespeare's Pub lower level, downtown Kalamazoo.

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