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The Used Blues Band was formed in 2007 to provide traditional upbeat harmonica & guitar driven dance blues covering: Chicago, Delta, Jump Jive, Memphis, Swing & more from world class professional musicians.
Most of the members of the Used Blues Band have been full time professional musicians all their lives with noteworthy credits to their names such as Gary “Guitar” Anthony, 2011 inductee to the Las Vegas Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Sean McGroarty being the winner of harmonica player of the year AND bandleader of the year for the 2013 West Coast Blues Hall of Fame Awards, The Used Blues Duo was named best Blues Solo/Duo in Sacramento by the Sacramento Blues Society for 2011 and competed in the finals of the International Blues Challenge in Memphis 2012. The entire Used Blues Band again won the Sacramento Blues Society “Best Blues Band of the Year” award and again was sent to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, 2013. The band has built a strong following in Central & Northern California as well as a large Facebook & email fan list. The band currently performs at many of the largest blues festivals and county fairs in the state such as the world famous Monterey Blues Festival, Alameda County Fair, Hayward Blues Festival as well as many wineries in the foothills & Napa Valley.
The Used Blues band has shared the stage with many of today’s top blues artists such as Tommy Castro, Rod Piazza, John Lee Hooker Jr. Rick Estrin & The Nightcats and also features the “Blues Crew” which is a variety of local & nationally recognized blues artists who appear as special guests with The Used Blues Band at many of our shows such as Alvon Johnson (formerly of the Coasters), Darrel Mansfield (Blues Hall of Fame & Hohner Hall of Fame), Bobby Ray Watson (formerly with Ike Turner), Ira Walker (Grammy award winning song writer) and many more.