BRIEFCASE BLUES™ was - and IS - the first-ever tribute band to the characters of “’Joliet’ Jake Blues” and “Elwood Blues” as created by Saturday Night Live comedians John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd.
The act first broke on the scene in September of 1983 in Dallas, TX (the group’s home-base), and has been making crowds jump and shout throughout THIRTY YEARS of powerhouse performances, both in the U.S. and abroad. Backed by a 4-piece rhythm section and three to four-piece horn section, BRIEFCASE BLUES™ consistently delivers a high-energy, knockout show for audiences of all types - true to the original act.
Highly regarded by their peers, BRIEFCASE BLUES™ boasts a world-class lineage of first-rate musicians. The ranks of past (and present) sidemen have included members of The Stan Kenton Orchestra (trombonist Curtis Fox and trumpeter Galen Jeter), the legendary Hollywood Horns and the George Harrison Band (saxophonist Alan Beutler) and the Edgar Winter Group (drummer Rockin’ Rick Latham and bassist Robert Ware).
UPDATE: In 2013, BRIEFCASE has appeared at the NBA Finals ((San Antonio Spurs vs. Miami Heat), the Paragon and the Kansas Star Casinos, numerous gala events, the Oklahoma Simmons Center For The Performing Arts, Republic New Orleans (NOLA) for the 2013 Microsoft Convergence, and a major fundraiser for the Fort Worth (TX) Moslah Shriners Temple.
While a headliner act in its own right, BRIEFCASE BLUES™ appearances have included billings alongside WAR, The Young Rascals, Kool & The Gang, Joe Walsh, Foghat, Spencer Davis, Jefferson Starship, and comedians Dennis Miller, Cheech & Chong and SINBAD.
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Photo Credits: Dean Williams, Nancy Johnson, Joe Parma, Mike Berns, Joshua King, Daniel Driensky, John E. Klare, Jr., Ryan Theriot
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Last Updated: 26 Jan 2014