with Smoking Joe Kelly
with Gary Quist at Snowmass Club every Wednesday!!! almost...
Rich and chris Bank at Pine Creek Cookhouse Aspen CO.....
Chris Bank --- sax and bass Guitar and more...
Performed in the Aspen area for 21 years in house
bands that include the St. Regis, Syzygy, and the
Little Nell Hotel. Also performed in concert with pop
artist Kenny Loggins, The Temptations, John Denver,
Bo Diddley, Jimmy Buffet, and Francine Reed, as well
as jazz greats Ernie Watts and Nelson Rangell.
Chris has also taught band and choir in the Roaring Fork
Valley schools the past 15 years, and is the director of
school programs for JAS Aspen as well as a current
Randal Utterback --- Fiddle, Mandolin, acoustic and elec guitars, Dobro and Vocals
Sought after by every band in the state of CO.. Randy has recorded and played with them all !!!!
John Michel--- Drums, guitar and Vocals
John Michel hails from New York City and has been playing and singing professionally since the age of 14. An incredible drummer, singer, and guitarist, he has toured, recorded or shared the stage with many fine artists including, John Oates of Hall and Oates, David Crosby, Steve Miller, David Bromberg, Sam Bush, Lyle Lovett, Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad, Trevor Rabin (Yes), Matt and Al Jardine of The Beach Boys, Billy Joel, Richie Cannata, Pheobe Snow, Natalie Cole, Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Les Paul, Al Dimeola, Joe Bonamasso, Jerry Marotta, Slash (Guns and Roses), Bruce Willis, Johnny Depp, John Corbet, Don Johnson, Jim Capaldi, and many others. John moved to Aspen about 15 years ago and is currently touring the world in support of John Oates new CD Mississippi Mile as well as writing, recording, and performing with the new trio.
and Michael Jude---- Bass guitar, guitar and vocals
Michael Jude started playing the guitar at 8 years old a student of his father. He soon began writing his own songs and performing for anyone who would listen. After forming several bands in his hometown of Worcester MA he moved to New York City where he continued to hone his guitar and bass chops. In 1993 he moved to Aspen CO with The Little Blue Band and continues to live there today. Michael has had the great fortune to play with such luminaries as Johnny Depp, John Corbett, Sam Bush, David Bromberg, Vince Gill, and David Crosby. He has also made many appearances on Late Night and Daytime talk shows. These days Michael is a bassist, and vocalist for The John Oates Band and continues to write and perform with the Rednor, Jude, and Michel Band.
with this core rhythm section.......the PRO foundation is THERE!!!