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Crossover Blues




Mike ‘Jags’ Jagiello – Lead Vocals, Drums
Dale Rugg – Sax, Flute, Harmonica
Dan Morey – Bass, Vocals
Mike Kobrin – Guitar, Vocals
Rich Smith – Keyboards

  • Blues Child was formed in late 2008 who coin themselves as “a 5 piece high energy band with an explosive sound, performing upbeat and danceable rockin’ blues and classic rock, appealing to audiences of all ages”
  • Performed at special events such as: Mercy Flight Benefit in 2008, Taste of Tonawanda in 2008 and 2009, Taste of Buffalo in 2009, Agri-Center, at the Hamburg Fair Grounds, in 2009, Hog Holiday Bike Show & B.B.Q in 2008 and 2010, and Buffalo Big Beat in 2008 and 2009
  • Recorded a promotional CD with plans to start recording their original material in late 2011
  • Website: www.blueschildband.com



Mark Krurnowski – Guitar, Vocals
Brian Burd – Bass
Cave Wilson – Drums

  • Formed in 2000 the Filter Kings perform a blend of rock, blues and a splash of funk
  • In 2001 Mark placed 2nd in the North American Rock Guitar Competition during the First Annual WNED Buffalo Niagara Guitar Festival
  • The Filter Kings have opened for Blues Traveler, Blue Oyster Cult, Rick Springfield, James Cotton, Marcia Ball, Omar and the Howlers, Rik Emmett, Peter Frampton and The Fabulous Thunderbirds
  • They are completing their debut CD which will feature 11 of their original tracks
  • Cave Wilson also performs with The Scott Celani Band and The Corrections
  • Website: www.filterkings.com



Jony James – Guitar, Vocals
Mike Wagner – Bass
Kent Leech – Drums

  • Former members : Ray Hangen, Darnell Krenshaw, Rod Horning, Kevin Burger, Al Gator, John Kazmerick
  • Joe Coates plays keyboards at larger jobs
  • Formed in 1992 the band is signed to Blue Wave Records and plays 225-250 dates a year
  • For the past 13 years they have performed every Thursday and Sunday at the Tudor Lounge
  • Have toured the eastern United States for each of the past 12 years
  • Released 5 CDs “Jony James Band”, “Something’s Never Change”, Live at the Tudor”, In this World” and What about Tomorrow”
  • Mike also performs solo projects, Genkin Orchestra, Forever Young and Ruhburb
  • Website: jonyjamesband.com


Phil Salamone – Guitar, Vocals, Harmonica
Brian James – Bass, Vocals
Joe Manzella – Drums, Vocals

  • Current line-up has essentially been working together for 25 years as they were members of Kixx –Winners of a BMA for “Classic Rock Band” in 1988
  • Phil formed Wanted by the FBI in 2001 with three other musicians. In 2007 Joe and Brian, former Kixx members, joined the band
  • In 2007 they released two CDs and a DVD in 2008. Currently their music is played in 127 different countries
  • In 2008 their song “It Takes a War” was #2 on Indie Radio for that year.
  • They have opened for the Outlaws, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Guitar Shorty, Rik Emmett and Savoy Brown
  • Website: www.FBIbluesrock.com



Thomas Broderick – Vocals, Harmonica
Nick Angelo – Harmonica
Gabriel Visco – Guitar
Rob Schmarder – Bass
Jason Bystrak - drums

  • Mixes the classic songs of Howlin Wolf, Elmore James and Muddy Waters with modern artists like The Rolling Stones, ZZ Top and Joe Bonamassa
  • Website: dirtymurphy.com




Todd Eberwine – Guitar, Vocals
David Miller – Guitar, Vocals
Shannon Street – Drums, Vocals
Tom Scime – Keyboards, Vocals
Dave Herr – Bass, Vocals
Barry Aborgast – Sax

  • Former members: Quinn Murphy – Lead Vocals, Bill Seigler – Bass, Jeff Hy – Drums
  • They rebranded themselves with a new name - Dive House Union where they will play more original material
  • Todd Eberwine will continue to perform with a more rotating cast of members
  • 2008 Memphis Bound Blues Competition winners and competed in the 2009 International Blues Competition in Memphis, TN
  • Opened for several national acts including: Devon Allmans Honeytribe, Tab Benoit, Leon Russell, Les Dudek, Joe Bonamassa and more
  • Featured on WBFO – "Live from the Lafayette Tap Room" in 2009
  • Website: www.teband.com
    Photo: Peter Sloan


Rich Rogenmoser – Guitar
Doc LaFalce – Keyboards
Alan Kroll – Saxophone
Dave Frost – Bass
DJ Flash – Drums

  • Rich owns The Music Exchange and runs Heard it on the X Radio Show
  • Dave won Blues Bass Player in 2008 and 2009 when he was with the Mick Hayes Band
  • Alan lived in LA where he composed music for television and for the movies




Willie May – Guitar, Vocals
Ron Kain – Guitar
Tom Corsi – Bass
Randy Corsi – Drums

  • The Willie May band has had the same members since they formed in 1984
  • They have performed over 1,000 dates locally, regionally and nationally
  • Willie May is a five time BMA winner and voted WNY Blues Beat Magazines “Band of the Year”
  • Has released 10 albums with guest artists including Stan Szelest, James Cotton, Larry Cheely, Tim LaFik, Jimmy Wozniak, Chris Beard and many other top area musicians
  • Website: www.williemaymusic.com



Kate Engler – Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Jackie LoBuglio – Bass, Vocals
Miles McHugh – Lead Guitar, Vocals
Kim Glover – Drums
Dan Sturner – Keyboards, Vocals
Jim Ehinger – Keyboards, Vocals

  • In 1999, after a ten year hiatus from the music scene, Kate started performing blues and formed her own band in 2002
  • They have released two CDs “Sneaking Out the Back Door” with The Buddy Hinds Band and Kate in 2001 and “ Breakin all the Rules” by the Kate Engler Band. That CD featured Dave Schmeidler on guitar
  • In 2005 the band won The Muddy Award, from Blues Beat, as the “Most Promising Local  New Talent”
  • Kate has won “Top Blues Female Vocalist” BMA  in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2009
  • Website: www.kateenglerband.com



Patti Parks – Vocalist
Guy Nirelli – Organ, Piano
Gerry Youngman – Trumpet, Organ
Nick Salamone – Tenor Sax
Paul Vanacore – Baritone Sax
John Riggi – Guitar
Nick Veltri – Bass
Jeff Whiting – Drums

  • Formed in 2003 they were winners of the Memphis Bound Competition in 2006
  • Has performed at M&T Plaza and Taste of Buffalo
  • Opened for Kelley Hunt, Jimmy Thackary and Grand Funk Railroad
  • Patti traveled to Ohio and was guest vocalist for Blue Lunch and Taz Cru
  • Recordings “Cheat’n Man” and  Happy You’re Mine”, receive frequent airplay on WBFO
  • Going forward the focus of the band will include blues and bring in an array of R&B and Funk
  • Working on a new recording project of original tunes with a big band swing blues to R&B traditional  sounds
  • Website: www.pattiparks.com