Mike Finnigan (organ,piano,and vocal) – Mike started
playing professionally in 1964 in Kansas. He then moved to
Wichita and travelled the country with The Serfs. It was during
a trip to New York City that Mike recorded with Jimi Hendrix, a
session that resulted in 'Electric Ladyland.' In 1972, Michael
formed Finnigan and Wood. In 1975, Mike put down roots in Los
Angeles where he pursued more group and solo recordings while at
the same time touring and recording with Crosby, Stills and
Nash, Dave Mason, Etta James, Dr John and Carlos Santana. Mike
won a W.C. Handy Award for his work with Taj Mahal.
Johnny Lee Schell
(guitar and vocal) – After working with Buddy Holly producer
Norman Petty in nearby Clovis. New Mexico, Johnny Lee left his
home in Farwell, Texas and headed out on the road with his band,
Baby. Johnny arrived in Los Angeles in the late seventies, soon
touring with Bonnie Raitt and The Bump Band. Johnny has also
toured with Taj Mahal, Ron Wood and John Fogerty. Johnny
currently spends his time running Ultra Tone Studios where he
has scored several films as well as music consulted and recorded
the score for the ABC sitcom,'According to Jim.' Johnny hangs
out daily with Rooster, The Wonder Dog.
(saxophone)– Grammy and W.C. Handy Award winner, Joe Sublett
started his career as part of the 1970's Austin blues scene
playing tenor sax with Paul Ray and The Cobras alongside a
twenty-one year old Stevie Ray Vaughan.. He has since played on
records by The Rolling Stones, Taj Mahal, Stevie Ray Vaughan.,
Los Lonely Boys, Keb' Mo' Mo, Bono, Little Feat, Bonnie Raitt, B.B.
King, Macy Gray, The Black Crowes, Buddy Guy, The Crickets,
Bette Midler and more. Joe has composed music for films, written
horn arrangements for recording sessions and has travelled the
world as a touring musician.
(trumpet)– Darrell Leonard is a Grammy and W.C Handy Award
winning trumpet player, composer, arranger, and producer. He has
worked as trumpet player and or arranger on recordings by Taj
Mahal, B.B. King, Stevie Ray Vaughan., Buddy Guy, Bonnie Raitt,
Keb' Mo'' Mo, Freddie King, The Rolling Stones, Delaney & Bonnie and
Friends, Los Lonely Boys, Jet, and
others. He has worked as a player, orchestrator, and composer on
numerous motion pictures, television, and theatre productions.
Darrell has performed at most of the major jazz and blues
festivals in Europe and North America.
(drummer) – Tony started playing in Houston, Texas in the
mid-sixties eventually making his way to England where he worked
as studio drummer for Island Records. In the early eighties Tony
moved to Los Angeles where he found work touring and recording
with the likes of Eric Burdon, Rickie Lee Jones, Bette Midler
and Bonnie Raitt. In 2000 after several years of touring with
Taj Mahal and The Phantom Blues Band, Tony produced the Grammy
Award winning " Shoutin' in Key' and has recently produced Eric
Burdon's new CD"Soul of Man". Tony is also a W. C. Handy winner.
Larry Fulcher (bass and
vocal) – Larry was born in Houston, Texas and soon began his
musical career singing in church at the tender age of five. At
age thirteen, Larry moved to Southern California and began
playing in bands at fifteen. Larry went on to record with Smokey
Robinson and The Crusaders and during the eighties toured and
recorded (keyboards and guitar)with many reggae artists,
including The Wailers,Third World and Andrew Tosh. He was also a
featured vocalist on the Emmy Award winning ABC-TV series, 'I'll
Fly Away' and won a Grammy and W.C.Handy Award for his work with
(guitarist)– Denny started his career in Dallas, Texas
playing in blues and rock and roll bands. In 1974, Denny, along
with vocalist Paul Ray, founded The Cobras, a band in which he
shared lead guitar duties with Stevie Ray Vaughan.. After eight
years touring the country with The Cobras, Denny went on to tour
and record with Angela Straehli, Jimmy Vaughan, and Taj Mahal.
Denny released three solo albums and since finishing his tenure
with Taj Mahal has toured extensively in Southern California and
Texas with his own band. Denny is currently on tour with Bob
Dylan He is a Grammy and W.C. Handy Award winner.