The Blue Wailers

HoDo Lounge · October 12, 8:00 pm · no cover

The Blue Wailers know that the blues are about feeling good. When life dishes out a dose of trouble, you’ve got to look trouble square in the eye 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 five piece band has years 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. And 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.