“Spine-Tingling Harmonies, Boundless Energy”
Bryan Michael Fischer, Bill LaValley, Danny Diaz, Dale Hein, Dave Carambula, and Eric Richter; six West Michigan musicians of varied musical backgrounds, who've found common ground in the Blues. The Blue Moon Blues Band is a crowd favorite at many of West Michigan’s live venues as well as most of the regional blues festivals. These musicians have a particular fondness for creating original music influenced by the blues as well as performing for live audiences.
Over the last several years, the Blue Moon Blues Band has had the pleasure of opening for and sharing the stage with well-known national acts, including Smokin' Joe Kubec w/Bnois King, Hubert Sumlin, Lonnie Brooks, Jimmy Johnson, The Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings, Sapphire, Bernard Allison, Tommy Castro, Larry McRay, Lil Ed, and Son Seals.
Spine-tingling harmonies, boundless energy and the musicianship of The Blue Moon Blues Band mix Saturday night’s roadhouse gut bucket blues with soulful harmonies and foot stomping R&B.
Rooted in blues, R&B and soul, The Blue Moon Blues Band sound is all their own. Their harmonies are showcased by their ability to perform low-down roadhouse blues, deep soul, R&B and pure pop—all in one set. This joyous, foot-stomping experience is what makes the Blue Moon Blues Band memorable and in demand.
As incredible as they are as interpreters, The Blues Moon Blues Band members are equally talented songwriters. The band takes true-life stories, deep feelings, heartbreak and humor to create songs that are personal and moving. With one foot firmly planted in the blues, the band is known to push at well established boundaries to create a sound all their own. Since they formed in 2000, the band has worked virtually non-stop performing at most of the premier blues clubs and festivals in West Michigan.
The band’s third CD,
Cool, Cool River
, released in 2007, found The Blue Moon Blues Band receiving even more attention. With their deeply soulful singing, impressive harmonies and unsurpassed musicianship, The Blue Moon Blues Band won a Grand Rapids based WYCE radio “Jammie” for best local blues album debut!
In 2008 Blue Moon released their fourth CD “Live at Billy’s.” The music was recorded on location in April and July of 2008 at Billy’s Lounge in Grand Rapids by the Mackinaw Harvest Music Group’s, Michael Crittendon. (myspace)
Blue Moon was the Saturday evening capstone of the 2009 Kalamazoo Blues Festival. Check their tour schedule for additional summer and fall performances throughout West Michigan.