The Bluescasters

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The Bluescasters
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Background information
Origin Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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 an American, Michigan-based blues band formed in 2004 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States, 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" (PDF). Action Detroit. Retrieved 7 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "Five Dimes". Blues & Co. Retrieved 7 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "Give Yourself the Blues - The Bluescasters | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-11-04. 
  5. ^ "LIVE". Rootstime. Retrieved 7 January 2011. 
  6. ^ Allen, Steve. "The Bluescasters - LIVE". Retrieved 5 January 2011. 
  7. ^ "Alpena Blues Festival". Alpenablues.com. 2015-06-20. Retrieved 2015-11-04. 
  8. ^ "Plymouth MI - Official Website". Ci.plymouth.mi.us. Retrieved 2015-11-04. 
  9. ^ [1] Archived October 23, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ "Ann Arbor Summer Festival announces lineup for 2013 Top of the Park music, movies". Annarbor.com. 2013-05-07. Retrieved 2015-11-04. 
  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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