Roomful of Blues will be performing Thursday July 28th at Sterns Square in Springfield, Massachusetts. The swinging, jazzy, blues band has been performing together for a long time. They are an eight person band who each play their own role in making this blues band successful. Concert starts at 7:30pm and it is an always rain or shine event. There is no admission fee. If your looking for a swinging time then come on down to downtown Springfield’s Stern Square for a good night of entertainment.
‘Phil Pemberton their lead vocalist of his own bands for the last 20 years, this Massachusetts native has found himself playing to intimate clubs all the way to large festivals, throughout the US, England, France and Canada.
Chris Vachon a true multi-talent. His prowess as a guitar slinger is well documented, and his strengths as a producer and songwriter grow from album to album. He produced the band’s six most recent albums.
Josh Turner plays the electric bass is a veteran of the New England jazz scene, bassist John Turner has performed and recorded with just about everybody.
Travis Colby also toured the world with Luther “Guitar Jr.” Johnson, and was featured on Luther’s 1998 Grammy nominated album “Gotta’ Find A Way”. Voted “Best Keyboard Player” 2002, 2003 and 2004 by New England Blues Audience magazine, Travis’ solid rhythm, driving piano solos, and howlin’ organ riffs are a first-class addition to the “Roomful Tradition”
Ephraim Lowell from Keene New Hampshire, Ephraim is a multi instrumentalist that began playing drums at an early age. He has been a mainstay on the New England Blues scene for well over a decade and was voted “Best Drummer ” in 2003 and 2004 by New England Blues Audience magazine .
Rich Lataille joined Roomful in 1970 and was there at the beginning of what has become the most legendary horn section in contemporary blues. It was Rich’s interest in the swinging bands of the ’30s and ’40s that led Roomful to forge the distinctive sound that has become the band’s trademark.
Mark Earley names Sonny Stitt as his main man, with more than a nod to Sonny Rollins and Dexter Gordon leading him to Lester Young and an appreciation for the depth and history of the music. Mark plays the Saxophone in the band.
Doug Woolverton is one of the bright young lions of the trumpet world. . His performing experience includes jazz and blues, as well as classical music’. http://www.roomful.com/band
For more about Roomful of Blues check out their page at http://www.roomful.com/