Bull Band - These veteran players channel their sound from an era
in American music that began about the time Little Walter first
“electrified” his harmonica with a cheap dispatchers mic and tube amp, and
ended about the time B.B. King recorded “Thrill
is Gone”. While they mine their material from sources as diverse as Hank
Williams and Nat King Cole (also from Montgomery), the sound never strays
far from the blues.
John Bull - singer/harp player, once captained his own riverboat in
Montgomery, Al. He hired the best local and regional blues players to
entertain, and ran a Sunday evening "Blues Cruise". John learned much
sitting-in with these accomplished veterans, including his current
guitarist, Sheffield Walker. Over the years John formed his own bands,
eventually selling the riverboat and focusing on music. These days John is a
local favorite and tours throughout the southeast. While he no longer owns
Montgomery's riverboat, John still plays the "Blues Cruise" on most Sunday
evenings, as he has for more than twenty years.
Sheffield Walker - guitarist, was seventeen years old when
he played on legendary harp player Slim Harpo’s
1968 album “Tip on in”. This is just one of many significant pieces of
Sheffield's long musical history, but you’d be hard pressed to get him to
speak at all about his past - he lets his playing do the talking, and it
speaks loud and clear of decades spent honing his skills in southern juke
joints. Sheffield is a bonafide blues guitar hero to even the best area
guitarists who know and appreciate the gut–wrenching emotion and technical
mastery of his playing, yet he’s relatively unknown to casual music fans;
He's an authentic, undiscovered blues treasure.
Dr. Phillip “Pete” Terrell - bassist, has a Ph.D. in Music
Industry Studies and teaches Audio Recording Technology at Alabama State
University in Montgomery. His musical history is diverse, having played with
Ray Charles and toured with Steppenwolf, and recording for Kay Tel records
in the early ‘70’s.
Harold "Jukebox" Robinson - drummer, has been a member of
the U.S. Navy band, has a M.M. in Jazz performance from the University of
Miami, and has performed with Stevie Wonder, Ben Vareen, Grammy award
winning saxophonist Kirk Whalum, and Howard Hewett of Debarge, among many
When these veteran players combine their talent and experience to breathe
new life into old blues and traditionally-inspired originals, the results
are sometimes surprising, always inspiring, and never to be missed.