Steve Hall
Keyboard/Vocals
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.
Ken Bowman
Drums
Born and raised in the Red River Valley, Dale was introduced early to soul music by his brother, listening to James Brown and Aretha Franklin instead of Elvis. Seeing the Beatles on Ed Sullivan was all it took to start the train rolling toward the band scene. Convincing his parents to trade the piano in on a Baldwin combination organ. Dale played his first job the summer before 10th grade for a frat Toga party. Taking up harmonica in high school was a way to carry a piano in his back pocket, and while blowing harp and singing came naturally, being lead singer in many bands followed. Dale figured if he was considered a "player" by the time he was 40, it was good enough. The last 31 years have been in Boise playing in various projects and doing venues like Alive After 5; the 8th Street Marketplace; the Boise River Festival, and lots of clubs and parties. The Boise Blues Society has done a great job of bringing the Blues to the area, and now there are numerous blues bands around, but Dale knows this new group of well seasoned players will be a recipe for a Blues Groove to put a smile on your face and a tap in your toe.
Dale Massee
Keyboard/Vocals
Harmonica
George Hadden
Bass Guitar
Don Vannucci
Trumpet/Vocals
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.
Kevin Littrell
Guitar
Kevin is a very talented guitar player and previous recipient of the Boise Blues Society Scholarship. He is currently attending Boise State University, and is a member of the BSU Jazz Band.