FolkLib Index - Wisconsin Electric Blues Musicians

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      This page lists links for current and past Wisconsin-based Electric Blues musicians. If they are blues, and they are plugged in all the time, they are listed here. All "Acoustic Blues" musicians, as well as Electric Blues musicians who also regularly perform as a solo acoustic artist are listed on the Wisconsin Acoustic Blues Musicians page.

      Please write if you know about any Wisconsin Blues artist/group not listed, or if you have additional information about, or links for, a listed artist/group.

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  1. .Aaron Band, Chris - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Faith Fraser [Archive]) [His domain is gone! http://www.chrisaaron.com/] [Active: 19??-] [Fond du Lac]
          (Adam Henry, Matt Miller, Dave Schoepke, Corey Sterling) - (former member, Chris Aaron, Bill Lordan)
          (aka, for a short time (dates?), as the The American Standard Band
          (aka, for a short time (dates?), as the National Standard
  2. .Aaron, Chris (electric guitar, vocals) - Page ( last.fm), Obit ( Appleton Post-Crescent 10-16-2014), Bibliog ( FolkLib Index) - (former leader: Chris Aaron Band, The American Standard Band, National Standard) [mother: Anna Lee Scully] [Fond du Lac / Appleton / Madison]
  3. .Allison, Luther (guitar, vocals) - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Rosebud Agency [Archive]) ( Wikipedia), Bibliog ( FolkLib Index) [Mayflower, AR / per the biography for James Solberg at the Bayfront Blues Festival's Web site, Luther lived in Milwaukee in the 1970's / Madison / Widener, AR]
  4. .American Standard Band, The - Page ( Milwaukee (pop/rock) Musicians Resource Page [Archive]) [Active: 2001?-20??] [Waukesha]
          (a temporary rename for the Chris Aaron Band)
  5. .Ammons, Michael Lee - "Acoustic Blues"
  6. .Anderson, Dale - "Acoustic Blues"
  7. .Axl Halftime
          (band name changed to Southern Exposure)
          (members: ?)
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  8. .Back Alley - Page ( Author ?) ( MilwaukeeRocks.com) [Active: 19??-] [West Bend]
          (Dennis Benn, Paul Carter, Trent Naumann, Dan Schommer, Gregg Tucker)
  9. .Belushi, John (actor, vocals) - Bibliog ( FolkLib Index) - (member: Blues Brothers) [Chicago, IL / Wheaton, IL / attended UW-Whitewater ca. 1968 Chicago, IL]
  10. .Big O and the Shakers [Active: 19??-] [city?]
          (members: ?)
  11. .Black, Paul and the Flip Kings - Discog ( Back Beat: CD Reviews [Archive]), Page ( John Tubbs) [Active: 19??-] [Milwaukee]
          (Brian "Chance" Howard, Andy Linderman, John Tubbs)
  12. .BlueCats, The - Page ( anonymous) [Active: 19??-] [Menasha]
          (Ken Bernard, Richard Grant, Ted Skenandore)
  13. .Blues DeVille [Active: 19??-] [Middleton]
          (members: ?)
  14. .BluesPool - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Heroes Club Bar & Grill [Archive]) [Active: 19??-] [Neenah]
          (Brian Brinkman, Bob Christensen, Pete "Marblehead" Gillespie, Doug Horan, Rick Maki, "Whoopee" Jim Wilfahrt)
  15. .Blues Disciples, The - Page ( Jimi Schutte) [Active: 1990-] [Milwaukee]
          ( Kent "The Colonel" Knapp, "Barefoot" Jimmy Schwarz, Paul Stilin) - (former member: Reverend Raven)
  16. .Buchanan, Jasper (?) [city?]
  17. .Buggy Whip Blues Band - Page ( Author ?) [Active: 19??-] [Wausau]
          (Chad Olson, Tom Jordan, anon.)
    C - ABC... Artist Selection
  18. .Cadillac Pete and the Heat - (see: "Cadillac" Pete Rahn) [Milwaukee]
          (members: ?)
  19. .Carroll, Rex (guitar) - Page ( Wikipedia) [Milwaukee]
  20. .Chuck Might & The Blues Casters [Active: 19??-] [city?]
          (members: ?)
  21. .Cohen, Steve - "Acoustic Blues"
  22. .Conrad Band, Billy [Active: 19??-] [city?]
          (members: ?)
  23. .Crimmins, Jimmy - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( CD Baby), Bibliog ( FolkLib Index) [city?]
    D - ABC... Artist Selection
  24. .David Group, Mark - Page ( Author ?), Review ( Rick's Cafe [Archive]) [Active: 19??-] [Madison]
          (Mark David, Craig "Downtown" Brown, Dave Raver) - (former members: Parks Hisey, Steve Skaggs, various bass players, names ?)
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  25. .Edmonds, Reverend Charlie F. - Page ( Kelly Kelnhofer [Archive]) [city?]
  26. .Edwards Band, Roy [Active: 19??-] [city?]
          (members: ?)
  27. .Elbert Band, James - Page ( Author ?) ( MilwaukeeRocks.com) [Active: 19??-] [Milwaukee]
          (James Elbert, Jim Diamond, Jim Glover, Hugh Langford, Brian Streator, Maynard Tomczyk) - (former members: anon., anon., anon., anon.)
  28. .Evans, Bobby (electric guitar, beer bottle slide guitar, vocals) - Bibliog ( FolkLib Index) - (leader: Bobby Evans & the Alimony Blues Band) - (former member: Friends) [Beaver Dam / Fond du Lac / Oshkosh]
  29. .Evans, Bobby & the Alimony Blues Band - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Bananas Entertainment) ( Author ? [Archive]) [Active: 1976?-] [Oshkosh]
          (Bobby Evans, Evil Evans, Craig Panosh) - (former members: Merrick Sohm, Gary Joe Spyzer)
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  30. .Filipowicz, Paul - Page ( Author ?) ( CD Baby) [Lake Mills]
  31. .Flat Tire - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Jon Todryk) [Active: 19??-] [Fond du Lac]
          (Dan Gilgenbach, Tyler Kobs, David Le May, Jim Schustedt, Jon Todryk)
  32. .Florez-Stanton-Vaughn Band, The - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Author ? [Archive]) ( CD Baby) [Active: 19??-] [Eau Claire]
          (Antone Florez, Johnny Stanton, Lee Vaughn)
  33. .Flynn, Billy (electric guitar, slide-guitar, 12-string guitar, National Steel resonator guitar, lap steel guitar, harmonica, piano, mandolin, vocals) - Discog ( David Steinhoff), Page ( David Steinhoff), Article ( The Shepherd Express, 12-02-1999), Bibliog ( FolkLib Index) - (member: The Smoke Daddy Band, The NEW Legends of Blues All Stars 19??-) - (former member: Jimmy Dawkins Band 1975-1979, Jim Liban and the Futuramics 198?-198?, Legendary Blues Band 198?-198?) [Green Bay]
  34. .Frank, Terry and Bone Deluxe - Page ( Oasis CD [Archive]) [Active: 19??-] [Milwaukee]
          [band previously known as "Black Cat Bone" (1980-1985)]
          (Terry Frank, Scott E. Berendt, Blues Harp Jimmy Davis, Cheryl Ann Frank, Eric McDonald, Chuck Might, Scott Mottet)
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  35. .Gelles, Andrew and the M.O.B.B. (Ministers of the Blues Band) - Discog ( FolkLib Index) [aka the Andrew Gelles Band] [Active: 19??-] [city?]
          (members: ?)
  36. .Geneva Red and The Roadsters - Page ( Author ?) [Active: 19??-] [city anonymous]
          (David "Tu Sweet" Anderson, Harry "Snapper" Mitchum, Floyd Murphy, Jack Wolworth "Jackie 5 & Dime", anon.)
  37. .Grace, Frank & the Detonators - Page ( Author ?) [Active: 19??-] [Madison]
          (members: ?)
    H  
  38. .Jerry Henry Band - Page ( Author ?) ( CD Baby) [Active: 19??-] [Milwaukee]
          (Don Lincoln, Eric Magayne, Jerry Henry Magayne)
  39. .Hounds Tooth - Page ( Author ?) ( CD Baby) [Active: 19??-] [Milwaukee]
          (Jamie Brace, Mike Kay, J.D. Optekar, Jeff Oscarson, Chris Peck)
    J  
  40. .Jimmys, The [Active: 19??-] [Madison]
          (Bryan Husk, Mauro Magellan, Pete Ross, Darren Sterud, Jimmy Vogeli, Johnny Wartenweiler, Perry Weber, Chad Whittington)
    K - ABC... Artist Selection
  41. .Katz Sass Blues Band, The - Page ( Author ?) [Active: 19??-] [Milwaukee]
          (Jerry Sworske, Greg Vandenberg, anon., anon.)
  42. .Koch, Greg (electric guitar, vocals) - Page ( Author ?), Bibliog ( FolkLib Index) - (leader: The Greg Koch Koalition, Greg Koch and the Tone Controls) [Milwaukee / grad. UW-Stevens Point year? / Milwaukee]
  43. .Koch Koalition, Greg - Discog ( no known recordings) - (former member: Kids from Wisconsin 1984) [Active: 19??-] [Milwaukee]
          (Greg Koch, John Calarco, Steve Cohen, Tom Goode, Susan Julian)
  44. .Koch, Greg and the Tone Controls - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Author ?) - (see also: Greg Koch Koalition) [Active: 19??-] [Milwaukee]
          (Greg Koch, Steve Andreoni, John Calarco, Tom Goode, Joe Morris, Ray Reindeau, anon.) - (former members: Kevin Allen, Steve Cohen, Chris Hanson, Gary Koehler, T? Lavitz, Woody Mankowski, Kevin Mushel, Sam Steffke, Michael Walls)
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  45. .Latz, Tallan "The T-Man" (guitar, drums, harmonica, piano, vocals) - Page ( Wikipedia), Article ( Chicago Tribune 8-13-2008) , Bibliog ( FolkLib Index) [9 years old as of 9-22-2008] [Elkhorn]
  46. .Leroy Airmaster [Active: 19??-] [Milwaukee]
          (Junior Brantley, ?)
  47. .Liban, Jim (harmonica) - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Bibliog ( FolkLib Index) - (member: Short Stuff) - (former member: A.B. Skhy) [in WAMI Hall of Fame] [Active: 19??-1984] [Milwaukee]
  48. .Linderman, Andy (aka Westside Andy) (harmonica) - (member: Paul Black and the Flip Kings, Westside Andy & Mel Ford Band) [Milwaukee]
  49. .Lucy Creek - Page ( Author ?) [Active: 2004-] [Eau Claire]
          (Kevin Hardage, John LeBrun, Sue Orfield,, Pete Roller) - (former member: Dave Whitman, Joe)
  50. .Luedtke, Howard "Guitar" & Blue Max - Page ( Author ?) ( CD Baby) [Active: 1982-] [Augusta / Eau Claire]
          (Deb Klossner, Tom Ouimette) - (former member: Tom Hagedorn, Bronson Westland)
    M - ABC... Artist Selection
  51. .Marblehead Giles and the Blues Busters [Active: 19??-] [city?]
          (Marblehead Giles (Pete Gillespie), ?)
  52. .Mayer, Johnny (electric guitar) - Page ( Author ?) [Milwaukee / Israel]
  53. .Mean Jake Band - Page ( http://www.myspace.com/meanjake) [Active: 2006-] [Racine]
          (Craig Aude, Brian Kubowski, Greg McFarland, Richie Schommer)
  54. .Metabaum Blues Band [Active: 1969?-] [Madison]
          (members: ?)
  55. .Meyer Blues Band, The Scotty - Page ( Author ?) [Active: 19??-] [Fond du Lac]
          (Scotty Meyer, David Geschke, Greg Thiel) - (former member: Craig Neuser, Craig Panosh)
  56. .Mighty Aces, Jay Stulo & The [Active: 19??-] [city?]
          (Jay Stulo, ?)
  57. .Miller Blues Band, David - Discog ( no known recordings), Page ( David Miller / alternate) [Active: 19??-] [Milwaukee]
          (David Miller, freelance, band no longer has regular members) - (former members: Chuck Benedon, Dave Pavela, Tom Teabo)
  58. .Miller, David (harmonica, guitar, vocals) - Discog ( no known recordings), Page ( David Miller) ( SoundClick) - (leader: David Miller Blues Band) [Milwaukee]
  59. .Mischo, R.J. & his Red Hot Blues Band - Page ( Blues On Stage) ( CrossCut Records), Bibliog ( FolkLib Index) [Active: 19??-] [Chilton / Minneapolis, MN / San Francisco, CA]
          (members: ?)
  60. .Midwest Blues All-Stars, The [formerly called The Milwaukee Slim Blues Band] [Active: 19??-] [Milwaukee]
          (Jimmy Davis, Sam McCue, Richard Radbil, Vodie Rhinehart)
  61. .Milwaukee Slim Blues Band, The [Active: 19??-] [Milwaukee]
          (band name changed to The Midwest Blues All-Stars)
          (members: ?)
  62. .Milwaukee Slim [#2] - (member: The Midwest Blues All-Stars) [Milwaukee]
          (Milwaukee Slim from Milwaukee, not Milwaukee Slim from Texas
  63. .Miss-B-Hav'n - Discog (no known recordings) [Active: 19??-] [city?]
          (Marblehead Giles, Mark Lavarda (SP?), Danny Munsen, Paul Thelen)
  64. .Mojo Lemon - Page ( Author ?) [Active: 19??-] [Eau Claire]
          (Will Chopper, Terry Demars, Josh Entzminger, Ken Hager)
  65. .Mojo Perry (guitar, vocals) - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( CD Baby) [Appleton]
  66. .Murphy, Michael "Big Dog" - "Acoustic Blues"
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  67. .National Standard [Active: 19??-19??] [Milwaukee]
          (a temporary rename for the Chris Aaron Band)
  68. .Nelson, Tracy (vocals) - Discog ( FolkLib Index) ( Reprise Records [Archive]), Page ( Blue Flame Cafe [Archive]) ( Author ?) ( Wikipedia), Bibliog ( FolkLib Index) - (former member: The Fabulous Imitations 1965, Mother Earth) [CA / Madison / French Camp, CA / attended UW-Madison years?. / Los Angeles, CA 1966 / San Francisco, CA 1967 / Nashville, TN 1972]
          [not the movie/TV star Tracy Nelson, Rick Nelson's daughter, Sister Stephanie Oskowsky in the "Father Dowling Mysteries" TV show]
    O - ABC... Artist Selection
  69. .Original Delta Fireballs, The - Page ( Author ?) [Active: 19??-] [city anonymous]
          (Jack Wolworth, anon.)
  70. .Otis and the Alligators - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Rick Borowitz [Archive]) ( Heroes Club Bar & Grill [Archive]) [Active: 1987-2003] [Stevens Point]
          (Otis McLennon, Ryan Biesack, Michael Boyle, Bill Engel, Ken Stevenson) - (former member: Bronson Westland)
  71. .Out on a Limb - Page ( Author ? [Archive]) [Active: 19??-] [city?]
          (Graham Judson, Ebony Love, David Montesinos, Lane Thompson)
    P - ABC... Artist Selection
  72. .Paterson, Joel - "Acoustic Blues"
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  73. .Rahn, "Cadillac" Pete - Discog ( FolkLib Index) - (member: Reverend Raven and the Chain Smokin' Altar Boys) - (leader: Cadillac Pete and the Heat) [Milwaukee]
  74. .Raven, Reverend and the Chain Smokin' Altar Boys - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Author ?) ( Biograph Records [Archive]) [Active: 19??-] [Milwaukee]
          (Reverend Rick Raven, (Kent Knapp, Spencer "Kid" Panosh, Benny Rickun) - (former members: Brad Bill, Rick Holmes, Ron Kovach, Mark "Madison Slim" Koenig, Mickey Larson, "Cadillac" Pete Rahn, Drew Rittgers, Jeff Roberts, Vic Span)
  75. .Ray, Dave "Snaker" - "Acoustic Blues"
  76. .Real Deal Blues Band, The - Page ( JamBase) (formerly: RJ & The Real Deal) [Active: 2001-] [Fond du Lac]
          (Paul Levendowski, Jeff Mallmann, Tim Rulseh 2000-2001, Diane Rulseh)
  77. .Rhythm Dogs Blues Band [Active: 19??-] [Kenosha]
          (Mark Anderson, Al Groth, Bobby Sellers, Brennan Totten)
  78. .RJ & The Real Deal - Page ( Dorsey Entertainment [Archive]) [Active: 19??-2001] [Fond du Lac]
          (R.J. Henslin 19??-2001, Tim Rulseh 2000-2001, ?)
          When R.J. moved out of state, the band was renamed to The Real Deal Blues Band
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  79. .Short Stuff - Discog ( FolkLib Index) [Active: 198?-19??] [Milwaukee]
          (Jim Liban, Junior Brantley, James Kirkpatrick, Marc LaMar, James "Big" Williquette)
  80. .Smoke Daddy Band, The - Discog ( FolkLib Index) [Active: 1997-] [Green Bay / Chicago, IL]
          (Billy Flynn [the only Wis. member of this Chicago based blues band], (Steve Cushing, Mike Flynn, Jesse Scinto, Dave Waldman, "Illinois Slim")
  81. .Solberg Band, James - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Atomic Theory Records) ( CD Baby) - (former member: Luther Allison's band) [Active: 19??-] [Milwaukee]
          (members: ?)
  82. .Southern Exposure (previously known as Axl Halftime) [Active: 19??-] [Menasha]
          (Larry Fisette, Richard Grant, Frank Haney, Mike Lehoullier, Jake Rutter, Ted Skenandore)
  83. .Stacks Edward Band, The - Page ( CD Baby) [Active: 19??-] [Milwaukee]
          (Jason Sweet aka "Stacks Edward", Jim Korn, Curtis T. Krebs, Chris Lehnert)
  84. .Stephenson, Catfish - "Acoustic Blues"
  85. .Sterling, Corey - Discog ( FolkLib Index) - (member: Chris Aaron Band) [city?]
  86. .Stokes and the Old Blues Boys [Active: 19??-] [city?]
          (members: ?)
  87. .Stubblefield, Clyde - "Pop/Rock"
  88. .Stulo, Jay - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( CD Baby) - (member: Mudbone) - (leader: Jay Stulo & The Mighty Aces) [city?]
  89. .Sumlin, Hubert (drums, electric guitar) - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Page ( Carlo Pierallini) ( Blue Flame Cafe [Archive]) ( 1999 WAMI Hall of Fame [Archive]), Bibliog ( FolkLib Index) ["In 1989, Sumlin moved from Chicago to the northwest side of Milwaukee."; in WAMI Hall of Fame] [Greenwood, MS / West Memphis, AR / Chicago, IL / Milwaukee 1989-]
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  90. .Terraplane Flyers - "Acoustic Blues"
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  91. .Upsetters, The [Active: 19??-] [city?]
          (members: ?)
    V  
  92. .Vaughan, Stevie Ray - (see: Stevie Ray Vaughan) [died in a helicopter crash in East Troy, but never lived here]
    W - ABC... Artist Selection
  93. .Weber, Perry and the DeVilles [Active: 19??-] [city?]
          (Perry Weber, ?)
  94. .Westland, BronsonBibliog ( FolkLib Index) - (former member: Howard "Guitar" Luedtke & Blue Max, Otis and the Alligators, Brian Koenig's Standback Blues Band, Skeeter Louis and the Stingers) [Eau Claire]
  95. .Westside Andy & Mel Ford Band - Page ( Author ?) ( Wisconsin Made [Archive]), Review ( Blues On Stage #1) / #2) [Active: 19??-] [Milwaukee]
          (Andy Linderman and Mel Ford with Steve Dougherty, Tony Menzer, Jimmy Voegli)
  96. .Wilson Band, Alex - Page ( Author ?) [Active: 2007-] [Milwaukee]
          (Alex Wilson with ?)
    Y  
  97. .Young, Mighty Joe - Discog ( FolkLib Index), Bibliog ( FolkLib Index) [Shreveport, LA 1927-19?? / raised in Milwaukee 19??-19?? ("early 1950s") / Los Angeles, CA 19??-19?? / Chicago, IL 1955-1999]
    Z  
  98. .Ziech Blues Band, Warren [Active: 19??-] [Milwaukee]
          Zeich or Ziech? It's spelled both ways on the Web and he has no known Web site or recordings to verify which spelling is correct.
          (Bruce Cole, ?)

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