We run a highly successful open mic jam every Monday at the Apple Valley Legion, Apple Valley MN. Five experienced pros joining together to run the jam
Willie B Blues Band
Willie B is a talented blues vocalist/guitarist with a classic "Texas Crunchy Blues" style with some "Chicago Clean Tone" thrown in for good measure. Willie performs in the Twin Cities plus south metro and southern Minnesota market, and features a strong supporting cast of four experienced top notch blues musicians from Memphis, Chicago, San Francisco and the Twin Cities.
My former band is a talented five piece rock/roots band that puts on one heck of a show! One of their highlights are the solo duets by the two guitarists, Todd Ek and Brian Olson. Todd and Brian also provide backup vocals and share some lead vocals with lead vocalist Shannon Libra which adds variety and excitement to their shows.
Although, sadly, this band disbanded about two years or so ago, it was a pleasure to have had the opportunity to play with Danette Daniels - one of this area's most powerful female vocalists. Danette has her own band now - Bad Girlfriend (www.thebadgirlfriendband.com), but she also sits in with The MooseKnuckle Bros whenever possible.
Mike Waggoner & the Bops
My FIRST ever band! - one of Minnesota's and the Upper Midwest's most popular rockabilly bands in the late 50's and 60's. Although only a teenager at the time, it was an unbelievable experience being a part of the biggest seismic shift in the history of modern music - the birth of rock & roll! Mike Waggoner was later inducted into the Midwest Music Hall of Fame; AND, like me, Mike is still rockin' today with his Memphis Trax and Roadhouse Rock bands!