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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
Hailing from West Michigan (Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Battle Creek) these men have a passion for powerhouse rhythm and blues music that transports their listeners to some steamy club, where the smoke is blue, the atmosphere is alive and the music is... See Full Bio

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Twitter_icon_for_status: BIG BOSS BLUES has a show on 07/23/2014 at 07:00 PM @ WICKS PARK MUSIC SERIES in Saugatuck, MI http://t.co/DpnhVUklyq #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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  • Wed

    Jul 23

    Saugatuck, MI, US | 7:00pm
    Saugatuck, MI, US
    Wed Jul 23 7:00pm


    7:00 to 9:00 performance by Big Boss Blues in the Wicks Park Gazebo on Water Street in Saugatuck. Sponsored by SABA; Saugatuck Area Business Association

  • Fri

    Jul 25

    South Haven, MI, US | 8:00pm

    South Haven, MI, US
    Fri Jul 25 8:00pm


    Big Boss Blues performs 10pm to 1am.

  • Sat

    Jul 26

    Kalamazoo, MI, US | 4:00pm

    Kalamazoo, MI, US
    Sat Jul 26 4:00pm


    http://www.tasteofkalamazoo.com/ Food, drinks, beer, and wine are available by the purchase of tickets, each costing $.50 for items usually priced between three and eight tickets. Great emphasis must be placed on the available variety and quality of fare. You will not see your typical carnival food concession trailers. Don't misunderstand us - we all love a good, old-fashioned elephant ear, but this is not the place. Here you will find food from Africa, China, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Caribbean, and all points in between. As far as beverages go, you'll encounter the best variety anywhere - from "beer garden microbrews" to Budweiser. You will find wine bars overflowing with the products of nearby local wineries as well as top-shelf liquor bars stocked with Captain Morgan, Cuervo, Tanqueray, and Smirnoff. We also offer an extensive list of non-alcoholic beverages including delicious smoothies, healthy juices, and refreshing Coca-Cola products. What we're trying to say is this: "You won't want to miss the Taste of Kalamazoo!" For entertainment, the live music line-up runs all day and ranges from emerging local talent to well-known regional and national headliners presented outdoors under blue skies and beautiful sunshine. Additionally, informational booths and family-oriented activities are available for the entire family from 11am throughout most of the day. When the stagelights come up at dusk, the festival site transforms - becoming the throbbing heart of a vibrantly alive downtown district.

  • Fri

    Aug 1

    Kalamazoo Charter Township, MI, US | 9:00pm

    Kalamazoo Charter Township, MI, US
    Fri Aug 01 9:00pm


    Big Boss Blues performing blues, soul and RnB from 9:00pm to 1:00.

  • Tue

    Aug 5

    Wayland, MI, US | 8:00pm

    Wayland, MI, US
    Tue Aug 05 8:00pm


    Big Boss Blues performs blues, soul and R&B from 8:00pm to Midnight. Free show.

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