Dee Dunn --- Vocals
Jim Dunn --- Bass
Steve Dunn -- Guitar
Dedicated to Curt Pertesen --- Harmonica, 1956 - 2011
Jason Burke --- Drums
DEE DUNN AND SO BLUE was Chattanooga's premier blues/rock band. They captured the Chattanooga Music Awards titles of 1995, 1996 and 1997 "Best Blues Band of the Year" and Dee was voted 1995's "Best Female Vocalist". The five-member group delighted their audiences with a variety of blues and blues rock from the 40's through the 90's for a show that always pleased the ear. STEVE DUNN, showcasing his prowess on the guitar since the late 70's, while traveling with rock bands throughout the Southeast, hailed from Lafayette, Georgia. Their drummer, JASON BURKE, from Lookout Valley, Tennessee, and the youngest member, held a solid back-beat for the group. CURT (Tweeter) PETERSEN (R.I.P.), a native of Battle Creek Michigan, wowed audiences with his harmonica work and vocals. JIM DUNN, from Hixson, Tennessee, helped to hold the group's strong back-beat with his rock-solid bass guitar lines.
The "pride and joy" of So Blue was Mama Dee herself, DEE DUNN. Compared to the likes of Sophie Tucker and Janis Joplin, her delivery and stage presence proved that she has a definite style of her own. Throughout the years, DEE shared festival stages with Danny and the Juniors, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Sonny Landreth, Tinsley Ellis, Felix and the Cats, Shirley Lewis, James Peterson, and was privileged to do a sit-in with Koko Taylor's band.
Combining their love of rock and blues was a natural progression for the members of DEE DUNN AND SO BLUE. Upon retirement they were recognized as Chattanooga's best blues/rock band with a powerhouse delivery that's was sure to have lasting appeal.
Dee Dunn & So Blue retire from the business in 1998.
This page dedicated to Curtis Petersen 1956-2011