The Bluescasters

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The Bluescasters
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Background information
OriginAnn Arbor, Michigan, United States
Years active2004–present
MembersDoug Wolgat
Harry Rodman
Phil Ryski
Kerry Adams
Past membersBrian 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).


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]


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


  • 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)


  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". 2015-06-20. Archived from the original on 2015-05-31. Retrieved 2015-11-04.
  8. ^ "Plymouth MI - Official Website". 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". 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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