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The Big House Blues Band offers a blend of classic blues and blues-rock. Their sound combines elements of ZZ Top, Muddy Waters, Gary Moore, Maria Muldaur and Eric Clapton with the Blues Brothers.

18 MP3 Songs
BLUES: Chicago Style, BLUES: Rockin'' Blues



. . . also including
La Grange, People Get Ready, She Likes To Boogie Real Low and Gimme Some Lovin!

In this 18 song CD collection the Big House Blues Band performs blues classics by such greats as Muddy Waters, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Junior Wells and more. A collection of this many songs on one CD gives you extreme value for your money!

BHBB (as they''ve become known) pays tribute to the Spencer Davis Group, the Beatles, ZZ Top, Johnny Winter, Aretha Franklin, Joss Stone, Wilson Pickett, Curtis Mayfield and [to kick it up a notch] Rick Derringer! They''ve even included a couple of nods to the Blues Brothers!

A little background...
The Big House Blues Band offers a combination of talented and diversified musicians working to serve a blend of classic blues and blues-rock with a distinct sound that stands as big as a house! Their sound combines elements of ZZ Top, Muddy Waters, Gary Moore, Maria Muldaur and Eric Clapton with the Blues Brothers!

Some of BHBB’s members have collaborated musically for more than 20 years. The Big House Blues Band itself is the morphed result of a number of blues bands that were formed by Doug Houseman and Jimi Ray shortly after their meeting in 1986!

The combination of musicianship and true friendship between the individual members of the group produces an incredible level of tightness in their music and a camaraderie between members - something rarely heard of in these days of "American Idol" and manufactured bands.

The group is magically graced with a number of “multi-musicians”, opening a vast and nearly unlimited number of possibilities within the group as their CD “We Knew Them When…” has proven. This CD has been added to WGVU-FM (West Michigan NPR) radio’s airplay list. Radio stations in Argentina, Brazil, France and Belgium have also requested and received copies of their CD! The group experienced their first Canadian airplay with this CD on CKIA-FM in Quebec June 2006.

. . . “I listened to your CD on advice of https://www.tradebit.com
. . . and I must say ‘wow, great sound, vocals and songs’.
. . . Keep up the good work… please come play in Belgium
. . . soon.” - El Grande

The group contains a number of songwriters and composers and is currently working on a compilation of original music intended to be their second CD release.

The Big House Blues Band is looking forward to treating you with a mixture of Blues and Blues Rock to keep your feet tapping and your voice humming.

. . . “Your Muskegon gig at the Alley was A W E S O M E !!
. . . Totally enjoyed it. Well done. And Jane Your vocals were
. . . Killer! Looked like you didn''t even have to work at it!
. . . (just natural I guess) KUDOS to all Thanks for a great
. . . night of the blues” – John Aman

------ BHBB members ------
Doug Houseman - "Big Daddy" (Vocals / Guitar / Harmonica)
Doug is a 30 year veteran of the West Michigan music scene. He is an accomplished guitarist and plays a mean harmonica! His vocal talent abounds - he is the soul of the Big House Blues Band.

Jane Bassett (Lead and Backing Vocals)
Jane’s smooth and heartfelt vocals seem to wrap around the entire Big House Blues Band, holding and melting the whole thing together!

Jimi Ray (Vocals / Drums)
Jimi Ray is another multi-musician, focusing on drums for the Big House Blues Band. He also holds the technical side of things together for the group and works to keep the group’s “vision” clear.

Nick Houseman - "The House" (Vocals / Guitar)
Nick’s guitar playing is phenomenal and surprising for a relative newcomer to the music scene.

Jody Addicott - "Muddy Britches" (Bass)
Jody’s solid bass lines anchor the group into a magical groove that pushes BHBB’s music right into your soul.

Mike Tabaczka - "Tzer" (Keyboards / Guitar)
Multi-faceted musician, Tzer, offers his keyboard skills to the group. He is also a HOT guitar player as is in evidence at any live BHBB show!

Greg Nimtz (Saxophone / Musical Director)
Greg is the musical director for the horn section for the band. He is another highly talented multi-musician, bringing his excellent saxophone playing and horn arranging skills to the band. Greg’s horn section arrangements are one of BHBB’s trademarks and succeed in spicing the whole experience up!

Horn section (Alto Saxophone / Tenor Saxophone / Trombone / Trumpet)
The Big House Blues Band horn section is comprised of highly talented musicians from the West Michigan area. Members will vary due to musician’s availability and previous commitments. The total member count of the Big House Blues band hovers at 9 people.

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