The Blue Wailers

HoDo Lounge · August 15, 8:00 pm · no cover

The Blue Wailers, playing blues in the Fargo-Moorhead area, know that the Blues are about feeling good. When life dishes out a dose of trouble, youve got to look trouble square in the eyes and sing a song. There is no crying for these guys.
The Wailers respect tradition, paying homage to the greats like Robert Johnson, Son House, Elmore james, and Muddy Waters. At the same time they are not afraid to reach deep within themselves to bare their souls to their listeners in bursts of creative fury.

The 5 piece band has over a century and a half of playing experience. Randy Schrenk plays slide guitar in the style of the best traditional players and sings lead vocals and harmonies. Marty Olson growls out lead vocals and improvises some great lead guitar. Bob Waters stirs the audience with soulful blues harp. Of course, no band can be great without a great rhythm section. Drummer Mike Carbone and bassist Jeremy Cahill (sometimes Denny Kingsly) fill the bill.