Stef is an experienced, classically trained singer and performer who delivers pure charisma to all of her shows. She comes with years of experience including most recently the San Diego live music scene, where she performed music from various genres.
She has been a part of several small and large scale bands, including the international group Lucky Devils. Her adaptability and trained vocals are the ingredients to her success on stage. Her favorite genres are blues, jazz, R & B, and anything with soul. Musical influences include Ella Fitzgerald, Chaka Khan, Mariah Carey, Nicole Henry and Haley Reinhart.
Steve Hall, aka "Papa Steve." A Boise native, was in a rock band in the1960'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 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".
Originally from Connecticut, Paul moved to the Phoenix area when he was 27. He started playing guitar when he was 16 and played with some local bands, mostly Classic Rock. While maintaining a career at a Nuclear Generating Station, and raising a family, Paul managed to find time to play with various bands; one opened for the Marshall Tucker Band and Collective Soul. Since retiring and moving to Boise with his wife Kelly, he has found many musicians to jam with and is happy to have joined 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 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 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.
Bill "Carp" Carpenter
Bill "Carp" Carpenter was raised in a musical family in the Midwest. He played for nearly 20 years in the Minneapolis, St. Paul area before moving to the Treasure Valley in the mid 90's.
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