The Bluescasters

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The Bluescasters
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Background information
Origin Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Genres Blues
Years active 2004–present
Website http://www.thebluescasters.com
Members Doug Wolgat
Harry Rodman
Phil Ryski
Kerry Adams
Past members Brian Delaney
George Katsakis
Diana LaFuente
Fred Eriksson

The Bluescasters is a Michigan blues band formed in 2004 in Ann Arbor who play in a style somewhat reminiscent of the Allman Brothers' Trouble No More. Current band members include Doug Wolgat (Bass/Vocals), Harry Rodman (Drums/Vocals), Phil Ryski (Guitar/Harmonica/Keyboards), and Kerry Adams (Guitar/Vocals).

History[edit]

The Bluescasters band was founded in 2004 as a blues band in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Founding members Doug Wolgat and Harry Rodman met while playing with The Witch Doctors. After playing in local clubs for a year, the Bluescasters released their debut album, Five Dimes,[1][2][3] followed by Give Yourself the Blues[4] in 2006. Their third album LIVE was released in 2010.[5][6] In 2009, they opened for Jim McCarty and Mystery Train, and in 2010 for Kim Wilson's Blues All Stars. They have performed at the Alpena Blues Festival,[7] Plymouth's Music in the Air,[8] Ypsilanti's Heritage Festival,[9] Ann Arbor's Summer Festival,[10][11] and at many Michigan clubs.[12][13]

Discography[edit]

  • Five Dimes  (2005)
  • Give Yourself the Blues  (2006)
  • LIVE  (2010)
  • Something Going Down  (2014)

Awards[edit]

  • 2006 - Finalists in the Detroit Blues Society Blues Challenge
  • 2007 - Detroit Music Awards nomination: "Outstanding Blues Artist/Group"
  • 2007 - Detroit Music Awards nomination: "Outstanding Blues/R & B Recording" for Give Yourself the Blues
  • 2010 - Finalists in the Windsor Battle of the Blues (placed second)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hyslop, Tom (Apr–May 2006). "Blues Bites". Blues Revue: 78. 
  2. ^ Spider, Wolfgang. "The Bluescasters". Action Detroit. Retrieved 7 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "Five Dimes". Blues & Co. Retrieved 7 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "All Music Guide: Bluescasters". 
  5. ^ "LIVE". Rootstime. Retrieved 7 January 2011. 
  6. ^ Allen, Steve. "The Bluescasters - LIVE". Retrieved 5 January 2011. 
  7. ^ http://www.alpenablues.com |Alpena Blues Festival 2010 band lineup. Retrieved 8 Jan. 2011.
  8. ^ http://www.ci.plymouth.mi.us/index.aspx?NID=648 |Plymouth's Music in the Air
  9. ^ http://www.ypsilantiheritagefestival.com/entertainment.htm |Ypsilanti Heritage Festival
  10. ^ http://www.annarbor.com/entertainment/ann-arbor-summer-festival-announces-lineup-for-2013-top-of-the-park-music-movies/
  11. ^ Graff, Gary (June 9, 2013). "The Upbeat: The Bluescasters". The Oakland Press, p. F-5.
  12. ^ Konwinski, Julian. "Bluescasters Roar Through Guy Hollerins". STLD. Retrieved 5 Jan 2011. 
  13. ^ Hill, Kevin (November 10, 2005). "Bluescasters". The Journal Newspapers: 9E. 

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