ZACH ZUNIS – GUITAR
A true ambassador of the blues, Zach has spent a lifetime playing blues all across the United States of America and the World at large. The list of bands that he fronted and played with is extensive…A few blues legends that Zach Zunis spent years on the road with are : Great William Clark, Rick Holmstrom, Lester Butler, Mason Casey and countless others. Zach’s signature blazing West Coast-on-steroids sound can be heard on countless blues albums. Zach is currently backing up the Alligator Records’ star Janiva Magness.
ANTHONY KANE – HARMONICA/VOCALS
Anthony Kane has been singing and playing blues in the greater NYC metropolitan area since age 15. As a teenager, he fronted Kane Brothers Blues band in Woodstock, NY. He spent several years in Chicago continuing to hone his skills playing with some of Chicago’s finest blues musicians, including Muddy Waters, Junior Wells, and others. After leaving Chicago, Anthony fronted his own bands at top clubs all over the Northeast as a vocalist, harmonica, and slide player extraordinaire. The legendary harmonica man, James Cotton himself, said that Anthony was : “One of the Best! ‘Nuff’ said!”
BARRY HARRISON – DRUMS
Barry spent six years with Shemekia Copeland, joining her on a myriad of domestic and international tours. Before that, he player for several years with her father, the legendary Johnny Copeland, until his death. Barry’s playing personifies the quintessential blues-based drummer: a deep pocket, tight groove and supportive agility. It is no secret that Barry is the undisputed king of blues drummers in NYC. Thus, his name “The Baron of the Blues” as musicians often introduce him at a stage is a perfect coincidence with his true name – Baron. Currently Barry is the house drummer at the famed Manhattan blues venue, Terra Blues, working with five time WC Handy Award and Grammy Award nominee Michael Powers, as well as with other blues staple musicians in the NYC blues scene, such as Jerry Dugger, Saron Cranshaw, Clarence Spady, Bobby Radcliff, Steve Guyger, and many others.
ADMIR “DR. BLUES” HADZIC – BASS GUITAR
Dr Blues has spent his entire life wrapped around music from all of its aspects. Early on, he worked as a roots DJ, fronted own bands, worked as a recording engineer in Europe and USA (Stone Tone Studios), engineered instrument amplification and sound enforcement systems. In the past decade alone, he has shared the stage worldwide with the top NYC and national acts such as NYC-Blues-Hall-of-Famer Hugh Pool, Barry Harrison, Zach Zunis, Mason Casey, James Wormorth, Sim Cain, Tom Papadatos, Jason Ricci…to name a few. Dr Blues is also a screen-play writer and the author of several best-selling textbooks (McGrawHill) and a practicing anesthesiologist. His current focus is on his work as Bass Chair and leader of the Big Apple Blues, the blues-roots-fusion band whose music has been classified by critics as "Big Apple Blues Sound".
JIM ALFREDSON – KEYBOARDS
Jim began writing his own songs at the age of eight on a Yamaha organ. A score of synthesizers and multitrack machines followed until he came full circle at sixteen and began lusting after the sound of the Hammond organ once again. Jim has immersed himself in the study of the mighty Hammond B3 ever since, dedicated to uncovering new directions within the deep tradition of the instrument.
Jim’s latest project is called THEO and is a progressive rock band performing original material written by Jim. The debut CD The Game Of Ouroboros was released in January of 2015 and garnered over 50 positive reviews across respected magazines and music blogs.
When he’s not on the road, Jim lives with his beautiful wife Alison in Lansing, MI. Besides practicing, listening, and performing music, Jim enjoys cooking, home improvement, and spending time with his daughters Zora, Stella, & Scarlett. Jim is also a piano tuner / technician in the Lansing area.