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Sounds Like: BIG BOSS BLUES
Manager: Billy 269-744-5293
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
“Big Boss Blues took the stage with an explosion of sound worthy of their name. Charlie Schantz, commanded the most out of his beautiful Les Pau. He was flanked by Bill LaValley on Bass, Eric Busch on drums and vocalist Joe Ferguson on harp. Together, they brought us their powerful Memphis set opening with “Treat Me Like a King”. LaValley moved deftly through the rhythmic changes as the young gun on drums, Eric Busch, coasted through his jazzy, rock blues edged chops. Lead vocalist, Joe Ferguson, showcased his fine tenor R&B sound on “No Money”, transitioning to “Queen of the Midnight Bayou”, a song that had that wrenching “Nawlin” sound. On this tune, Eric’s tom work really brought out that deep bayou backbeat. The band moved through a funky little tune with plenty of vibrato and reverb before the Boss took us back in time with Fats Domino’s “Ain’t That A Shame”. Ferguson augmented our expectations of the song by making his harp sound like a saxophone. He the”