Chris's musical background includes duties as lead singer and front
man for rock and roll hall of famer and Grammy award winner Levon Helm's
band The Barnburners. During the 6 years that Chris and Levon
played together they toured across the US and Canada lighting up stages
everywhere they went. Chris has appeared on stage with: Legendary
Rolling Stones sideman Bobby Keys,
The Fabulous Thunderbirds,
Jimmy Vivino, Jeff Healy, Dan
Akroyd, Albert Lee, Dave Edmunds, Dave Maxwell and the great
James Cotton to name just a few. Chris
has also recorded with Bill Perry and Hubert Sumlin among others.
Chris attended the Berklee College
of Music from 1991-1993, and completed his Bachelors of Music Degree
while attending the Western Connecticut State University in 2001.Born
and raised in Mount Vernon, New York, Chris has played with many well
known musicians such as Jimmy McGriff, Bruce Katz, The Organiks, Tad
Robinson, Tam White, Dennis Gruenling, Gina Fox, Mitch Woods and the
Rocket 88s, Jeremy Baum, Roxy Perry, Jeff Ganz, Don Guinta, Arlen Roth,
Eric Mingus, Randy Ciarlante, Jay Collins, The Jon Bates Band, The
Curtis Winchester Band, The Blue Rays, Michael Bram, Felix Cabrera,
Little Melvin, Jim Payne, Jerry Z., Chris O'Leary, Moose and the
Bulletproof Blues Band, Michael Torsone, Big Joe Fitz, Brian and Heather
Wolfe, Live Society and many more.
Sean (minnow and Carl) materialized out of the ether
into the greater Hudson Valley music scene in the late 1980's and
quickly became a staple drummer for local blues acts. Sean was a regular
performer at the now famous "Sidetracked Blues Jam" in Pougheekpsie.
Sean has played with played with many well known Hudson Valley bands
including the wild and whacky The Realators, Andy Follette and The
Bluescasters, Rockinitis, Little
Sammy Davis, Bill Perry, Pete Hop,
Jeremy Baum, Slam Alan and many more.
The master of disaster, earl of
funk, the duke of cool, the ayatollah of rock and rolla Mr. Fankie
In addition to playing with Levon Helm for the better
part of 5 years, Frankie has played with Hubert Sumlin and Pat
O'Shea and The Eldorado Kings.