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One of the most versatile groups around, Howard "Guitar"
Luedtke & Blue Max
is a Western Wisconsin rock blues band that performs all
over the Midwest region. Many who have seen Howard and Blue Max have become
fans of Howard’s talented slide guitar playing and the band’s rockin’
electric blues sound.
Howard Luedtke has been playing guitar since the arrival of the Beatles in
1964. After playing with several rock, country and blues bands, Howard
formed the Blue Max band in 1982. Joining Howard since 1987 is his wife, Deb
Klossner originally from New Ulm, Minnesota on bass, and several talented
drummers from all over the region.
Howard and Blue Max have opened up for or played with some of the best in
the blues world, including: Long John Baldrey
Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown
Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials
and the Wolfgang, James Solberg
Thorogood and the Destroyers
Joe Louis Walker
and Howard’s guitar idol,
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