The 6 piece Blues Valley Band, featuring T-Roy Anderson, was formed in the Spring of 2012. Soon thereafter, they were playing gigs within the area. They all have a passion for the blues, and bring back old Delta Blues slide songs and other classics through their own unique style. The group also mixes in a good number of T-Roy’s originals and those written by other members of the band. After performing for many years as a solo artist, and with lead guitar player Ben Ranson as a duo, T-Roy set out to establish a full fledged blues band. In addition to front man T-Roy and gifted lead guitarist Ben Ranson, the group includes Jerry Skjonsby on bass, drummer Mark Waldera, and harmonica player Steve Dahlberg. The most recent member of the band is Scott Brandenburg, who has a long history as a solo keyboardist and singer. In addition to playing the keys, he provides lead vocals for an increasing number of songs on the set list. The Blues Valley Band was recently honored by playing the main stage and hosting the post event jam at the 2013 Fargo Winter Blues Festival. The group has booked numerous gigs for the Spring and Summer of 2013, including the Fargo Summer Blues Festival and others in the FM and lakes area.
The Blues Valley Band is a high energy, fun loving, and crowd friendly group, planning to continually commit themselves to enhancing and expanding their portfolio of music.