JT Blues Band
Saturday 4th Mar, 2017
Pizza Plant Italian Pub - Transit Road7770 Transit Road Williamsville, NY 14221
The JT Blues Band will be at The Plant!
The JT Blues Band, a high-energy contemporary Blues/Rock band based in Western New York, takes pride in their original music. However, that doesn't stop them from featuring the music of Blues/Rock legends and traditional blues. This is definitely not your typical blues band!
The JT Blues Band’s achievements include placing second at the 2010 Memphis Bound Blues Competition. Three of their original songs have been included on blues CDs compiled by 88.7 WBFO-FM, the local NPR affiliate, which get regular air-play.
The JT Blues Band’s original CD, 21st Century Blues, is selling very well worldwide – in 20 countries so far! 21st Century Blues is a straight mix with no dubbing, extra fills, or studio magic. When you hear the band live, you experience exactly what you hear on their recordings.
All original songs by The JT Blues Band get regular airplay on internet radio stations worldwide, where the band averages about 1000 plays each month. On October 16, 2011, the 21st Century Blues CD was the featured album on the Anita West Blues Show on WBFO 88.7 Buffalo, NY
Their new all original album “Blues from the Barn” was officially released January 2nd, 2014. The barn is a real rehearsal place where the band collaborates with collected song writings from members and creates a collection of contemporary Blues. The Barn, however, is not a recording studio which is left to professional studios in the WNY area. The CD is selling very well. It has had 100's of plays on internet radio and Youtube. A few songs are on Top 10 and 100 Top Hit song lists.
JT, the band’s songwriter, is an experienced singer and guitarist. Drummer Rick Baker, the heartbeat of the band, also has many years of experience. Rick McDonald, lead vocalist, is a long-time actor with stage and television credits. Scott Freilich,(who replaced Joe Scrivo) is a member of the Buffalo Musicians Hall of Fame, is an upright bass player who unleashes plenty of talent in his bass rhythms.Scott unfortunately had to move out of the area and was replaced by Bob Logalbo. Our newest member is Pete Vetter on Sax/Flute/vocals who adds a new dimension to the band.
The band has generated worldwide fans from Europe including the Netherlands, France, Germany, UK, Switzerland, Norway, Australia, and many others. A possible European tour is tentative.
The band performs throughout the region for their enthusiastic following, which grows whenever new audiences hear the JT Blues Band.