Matt Kelley's Swangbang
Quartet with Ian Walters, Scott Rabino, and Andreas Holmstrom. Swing + Tawng + Group = Swangbang. Currently playing regularly at JV's, Cat's Eye, and 219.
Matt Kelley and Ian Walters
Matt Kelley and Ian Walters play a broad mix of roots music combing their passion for blues, R&B, and roots. Matt was recognized at the 2010 International Blues Competition as best guitarist, winning the Albert King Award. Joined by Ian Walters, they represent a new generation's passion for the best music of the '40s and '50s. With the rhythm section of Andrew Guterman, they show that the old folks aren't the only ones that know how to have a good time.
Ian B. Walters and I enjoy each other's company, and when we get together, we play whatever we want. Or what you want. We're a pretty straight ahead James Booker/Bob Wills/Blind Willie McTell/Chet Atkins/Earth, Wind, & Fire/Bell Biv Devoe/Weezer cover band.
Phil Wiggins and the Chesapeake Sheiks
Phil Wiggins is, as his wife loves to say, a musical genius and tropical fish enthusiast. Though known as a practitioner of Piedmont blues, Phil is using this band to show how much of a bad-ass he is playing swing tunes from the '20s, '30s, and '40s. With Ian Walters, Steve Wolf, and Marcus Moore, Esq., I'm really excited about this band's upcoming foray into the recording studio.
Big Boy Little Band
Working my way back into this fantastic blues band. They used to host a blues jam every Thursday at the Zoo Bar in Washington, DC. In 2009-10, we won the DC Blues IBC Competition, made the Finals of the International Blues Competition at the IBC, and I won the Albert King Award for the best guitar player of the Finals. Bret's a really good song writer, and I think we play at a reasonable volume.
Glenn Moomau & the Juke Drivers
Glenn Moomau, though mild-mannered educator of youths by day, presides over "black eye night and drunk night" in Fells Point. We play an inordinate amount of Percy Mayfield songs. Like angsty, talented teenage girls are to Tom Waits, the Juke Drivers are to Percy Mayfield. Arthur Gerstein often plays keys, and Robbie Leebrick plays drums.
Kurt Crandall and True Story; Still Standing; Acme Swing Mfg. Co.