Category Archives: BOB 2016

The Red White and Blues Band

The Long Island band provides a very polished sound, vocalist Ric Zivic leading the way. Eddie Wenzel plucks away on the bass, Steven Greenbaum on blues harp while Teddy Wender along with brothers Greg and Frank Delape jam on the Key boards, guitar and drums, respectively. The band is driven by a tight, bluesy sound, with Teddy Wender and Greg Delape sharing in lead duties.

“We do this for our love of the music and … Read the rest

Rob Europa

Rob Europe is a 25-year-old blues guitarist mesmerizing audiences wherever he appears.

Long Island’s 2014 International Blues Challenge representative plays with an expertly executed Piedmont style upstaged only by a voice so soaked in soul it comes as no surprise that musical mastery runs in the young bluesician’s family.

Europe is the great-grandson of Jazz Hall-of-Famer James Reese Europe of the Harlem Rattlers; ragtime music and the Clef Club Orchestra.

An ancestral connection gives context … Read the rest

Mike DiGeronimo

I’ve been playing drums and percussion for 46 years.

I’ve played the blues for a quarter century, playing with such acts a Kerry Kearney, Toby Walker [as one of the mojo men], Bob Westcott and the Daydreamers, Tobacco Roadies, Connie Rae Band, Crazy Helen Band and countless others [too many to list].

I teach drums to developmentally disabled musicians.

I’ve enjoyed participating in frequent jams with numerous talented musicians.

I particularly enjoy playing the blues … Read the rest

Stanton Anderson

Once called Long Island’s greatest live act ever, the Stanton Anderson Band is back, claiming their reign on the rock ’n roll throne.

SAB helped create the Long Island music scene, paving the way for bands like Twisted Sister & Zebra. Their powerful live shows & popularity took Long Island by the ears & created a following of life-long fans that came out of the woodwork upon SAB’s reunion in 2000. Today the band line-up … Read the rest

Dan LaForgia

Dan LaForgia is a Long Island native from Huntington NY. His first instrument was drums and has played for many LI blues bands including Hit and Run, Dog House Blues Band, Buttered Soul,  Brother Dave and the Brave, JD Blues Band, and other various blues artists – he currently plays with the Gary Sellers Band.

In college, Dan studied Jazz drums at the Hartt School of music under the Jackie McLean jazz program.  He also … Read the rest