Lead guitarist and founder of the band, Dan Flake lays down riffs that hint at influences of Guitar Shorty and Albert Collins. But dont be too quick to put a label on Dans style he tosses out leads from a mix that some have called "enigmatic" harkening back to his early days of Western Swing. Dans been playing for 30 years, including a stint in the 70s with Country Blue, doing everything from Bob Wills, to Muddy Waters. Hes backed up Nick Gravenites, worked with the Sonoma County Blues Society Band and produced the latest Blue Blazes Album in conjunction with Monkey Business Studios.
I will be working with several well known musicians for The Scoreboard appearance which will include:
Daniel Patrick O'Brien, aka: Danny O'Brien, aka: Lyin' O'Brien: Multi-instrumentalist; bass, vocals, drums, guitar. Performed on albums, in movies and on television. Wrote, produced, and performed the 1980 radio hit; "More Than Love", fronting his own band, Safety in Numbers. Performed with major artists such as: Lucinda Williams, Buddy Miller, Harry Dean Stanton, Albert Lee, Dwight Yoakum, Marty Stuart, Gary Alan, Jamie James and the Kingbees, Freddy "Boom-Boom" Cannon, Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, Dave Edmunds, Colin Cameron, Earle Poole Ball, and many more.
(Bio to Come....)
Special Guest: Kevin Selfe
By Rose Wade-Special to the Roanoke Times: 'He sings and plays the guitar, bass, harmonica, drums and trumpet, and he’s committed to music in every sense. A former member of the Fat Daddy Band, Kevin now bides his time between two groups: Little Rodger & The Cheap Thrills and Kevin “The Kid” Selfe and The Tornadoes. He’s been compared to Stevie Ray Vaughan on more than one occasion, and he sits on the committee for the Taste of Blue Ridge Jazz and Blues Festival. He’s been described as “intriguingly square,” yet most people would probably say he’s thoughtful, well-rounded and a lot of fun.'
Other folks that have recently worked with Blue Blazes:
Michael Kelly Horn Section
Born in South Carolina, Vince Adame is a Southern gentleman who payed his dues early on in Atlanta, playing Delta and Texas blues before joining Kingsized, a seven piece lounge-core band that earned critical praise and notoriety throughout the southern crescent. Later, Vince split his time between Atlanta and Nashville, playing with country artist, Greta Lee and producing music for the advertising industry. Now calling Portland home, Mr. Adame performs and records with a multitude of bands and artists, and has toured with Austin's Bastard Sons Of Johnny Cash and Portland's Jennifer Lynn. He received the Cascade Blues Association's Muddy award for best new band with Robbie Law's Hoodoo Nation in 2004, and a Muddy nomination for recording of the year with the Ward Stroud Band in 2006. www.vinceadame.com, www.myspace.com/vinceadame