I’m finally resurrecting the Parlor Blues Band. This was a band I started several years ago in Washington, DC with an excellent group of jazz musicians and the fabulous miss Oma Pearl as our lead singer. Unfortunately that band only played one gig before I was called to move to Seattle and marry my college sweetheart Pam Greene.
It’s been 6 1/2 wonderful years since I moved to the Pacific NW, and I’ve played a lot of terrific music in that time with a number of different acts. But I’m finally ready to get back to this idea and really flesh it out. My idea this time is to have a core that consists of me on guitar and vocals and Pam on the upright bass. We’ve been playing together for several years now and can definitely do a nice cocktail hour type show, just the two of us.
However we’re also networking with some excellent players around town so that we can scale up as needed to a full band. The players we’re talking to are pros who are already familiar with most of our repertoire and can be ready to perform with minimal rehearsal. With subs we can be available to play pretty much anywhere, anytime.
For example, add a drummer and a tenor sax player we can play uptempo swing and jump blues numbers that will get toes a-tappin’! So stay tuned as we nail down the details, we should be out gigging soon!
Here’s a link to our first promo kit: https://www.gigsalad.com/the_parlor_blues_band_kent