Steve Hall, aka "Papa Steve." A Boise native, was in a rock band in the 1960's called "Lost," with buddies Noble Atherton, Richard Gooch, and Norm Garrison - some of you may recognize those names. Careers and family took him away from music for over 30 years, but after retiring from the restaurant business (10 Dairy Queen stores). He took up music again during winters spent in Mazatlan, Mexico, where he had an oldies band called Our Gang (aka The Little Rascals) and was in a blues band called Blue Rose. He and his wife Pat, (celebrating their 50th anniversary), also produced the three Spectacular series of annual concerts in Mazatlan. Now back full time in Idaho, he invites you to come hear the band, and "get your blues groove on".
Ken began playing drums in elementary school just a couple of years ago in 1964, and continued playing through high school. He played for two years with the Anaheim Community Band, and two years with the Treasure Valley Concert Band. Because of his busy schedule, Ken has played off and on in various classic rock bands in the Treasure Valley since 1993.
Lisa Marie is a musician, composer, performer and visual artist with a career in music and the arts spanning more than 30 years. Originally from The Motor City (Detroit), she has a great love for Motown, R&B, Soul and THE BLUES! Her main instrument has been Vocals for many years and she is thrilled to be singing with The Blues Groove!
A long time native of Sonoma County in Northern California, Don was a part of the local music scene since the early 70's and has performed with various groups including the soul/funk band "Spontaneous Combustion," the Santa Rosa Symphony, Act III, the Santa Rosa La Sabre Drum and Bugle Corps, R&B group "Rhythm and Vine, and numerous Big Bands, He was also lead trumpet in the pit band for "The Wizard of Oz, and "Once Upon a Mattress" at the Lincoln Theater in Napa. Most recently, Don was a member of Sonoma County's Old School Memphis Soul/R&B band "Stax City." He was also a member of the reggae group "The Joseph Lion Band," formerly "Zion Lion." He is a huge fan of the bands of the 60's and 70's. "Almost every one of them had horn sections." His favorite group "Tower of Power" is still going strong.
George's musical career began with his piano lessons at the age of five. He moved on to sax in fourth grade and discovered guitar at thirteen! Shortly after that, he took up bass guitar mainly because there were just too darned many guitar players. In high school, George played in a band misleadingly named The Immortals, then took a few decades off for school, career, and family. In Minnesota, he began playing out again with his wife, Evelyn Hadden, in a band called Beam Reach. His other Minnesota bands included The JARS, The Ev Hadden Trio, and the Seldom Heard. Since retiring and moving to Idaho in 2013, he has been a member of The Blind Mice, The Ev Hadden Trio, The Cypress Brothers, The Blues Is Coming, Strange Brew, Nowhere Fast, The Idaho Peace Band, and Fetching Pennies. He has also performed with The Blues Collective, The Blues Directors, The Juke Daddies (Mississippi Marshall), Smooth Avenue, Jack Hale, Kayleigh Jack, Barbara Laing, Debbie Michaels, Craig Slover, Spudman and others. He has hosted open jams at Tom Grainey's, Joe's Sunshine Lounge, and (currently) the Oak Barrel.
Born in Toronto Ontario Canada, John moved to Altadena California
in 1970. Had an interest in music at 6, played violin in the school band at 11 for a year then got interested in guitar. "My uncle gave me a acoustic guitar" and at 14, me and the guys started a band. A year later we played a local club with managed escort. At 16-17, I spent a year with a jazz guitar teacher. From 19 to 50 I had met and jammed with many of our recording stars of Rock and Blues music. During this time there were several groups and gigs I played. Married for nearly 40 years and a couple of great kids. The family allowed me time to play music. Moved to Boise around 2009 to spend the last few years with mom. Have been in a few local groups, seemingly searching for my groove. Found the Blues Groove and went for a listen locally at Ironwood. They were looking for a guitarist and gave me an audition. Really love this music, rock and blues, and with a choice selection. Come and get your groove on with the Blues Groove.