THE BLIND LEMON PEEL ALL-STARS
The LA-based Blind Lemon Peel All-Stars are the blues-funk boogie show band the Orange County Blues Society calls "the hottest name on the SoCal blues scene." With high energy vocals, a blues/funk rhythm section driven by Ray Brundidge (James Brown) and David Odom (Motown), and the Detroit stylings of Lucky Lloyd (Swamp Dogg) and Tad Galleran (Albert Collins), one thing is for sure—it's a stone party from the git-go!
Blind Lemon Peel keeps things fun, funky, and real.
You can't deny the danceable grooves with a cool "Saturday Night Fish Fry" stamp on 'em.They combine infectious grooves, good slow-bluesers, and an all-inclusive party attitude.
David Dot Hale
David Dot Hale is an old black man trapped in an even older white man's body. A brawny voiced blues shouter in the same tradition as his heroes, Big Joe Turner and Howlin' Wolf, "Screamin' Dave" wails the blues.
The great Ray Brundidge, who toured 8 years with the legend James Brown, is the glue that holds it all together. He puts the bass in its place and the jump starts in your soul.
Southpaw drummer Dave Odom brews up his own blend of magic while keeping the beat with his fatback grooves. The man's got more pop than a box of Rice Krispies. 'Nuf said.
Lucky Lloyd, an LA guitar legend, is the master of guitar stylings... some Chicago style blues here, a little Memphis funk there, a pinch of BB King for spice and a whole lotta his bad ol' self all over the place. Lucky is an All-Star among All-Stars!
The newest member of our new lineup, keyboardist Tadg Galleran played first blues gig with Albert Collins in 1966. Tadg Galleran is a veteran performer having honed his skills on Broadway with the original cast of HAIR from 1968 - 1971. Tadg started in Hair in Los Angeles while still in High School.
Tadg later Joined the King Brothers band and appeared with them for a number of years. After parting company with the King Brothers, Tadg formed a band with pal Peter Tork of Monkees fame called Shoe Suede Blues. Peter still appears with Shoe Suede Blues but Tadg stayed on the west coast when Peter moved to Connecticut. Tadg currently plays In Southern California with David Dot Hale and Blind Lemon Peel as well as His own TRW rhythm section also Deep Blue with Glen Doll, Tadg is part of Maggies Farm with Natasha James who mostly perform in the Lake Tahoe area.