Dan (Dr. Dan) Fidanze- Keyboards and Vocals
Dr. Dan has been playing piano since the age of 10, and played in a band a year later when he got his first electric keyboard - a Farfisa combo organ. He became a fan of the Blues as an 18 year old college student, when he went to see Muddy Waters because rumor had it that the Rolling Stones were going to show up. By the end of Muddy's show, he didn't care that the Stones never made it - he was a Blues fan for life! In the 80's, he fell under the spell of New Orleans pianists like Professor Longhair, Dr. John and James Booker, and added that flavor to his repertoire. He has spent many years leading his previous bands, The Crosstown Blues Band and Code Blues, in addition to playing many local venues and fests with a number of other bands over the years, including Might As Well (a Grateful Dead tribute band), The Core ( a Clapton tribute band), and more recently, Zydeco Voodoo.
Al Engelmann - Guitar and Vocals
Al Engelmann was born and raised on the southwest side of Chicago. He began playing guitar in the late 1970’s and joined his first rock band at the age of 15. Within a few years friends and mentors introduced Al to blues, jazz, reggae, and Motown, all of which he grew to love and absorb into a diverse playing style. Al has since performed with a number of Chicago-area bands, playing various styles of music ranging from rock to country, and blues to jazz. In addition to playing guitar, Al enjoys singing, songwriting, and buying more guitars; in fact his favorite saying is "you can never have too many guitars!"
Additionally, Al has just released a solo CD called "One Million Memories". You can find out more about Al's CD by checking out his website www.alengelmann.com, or get a copy from any of the on-line music sellers such as CD Baby, Amazon, and iTunes.
Don Minet - Drums and Vocals
Don is a veteran of many Chicago area bands. Of particular note was his backstage encounter with the one and only Jimi Hendrix. If you see him, be sure to ask about his brush with Jimi.
Bobb Nagel - Bass Guitar
Bobb, a native of the western suburbs of Chicago, is a veteran of many rock and blues oriented bands on the Chicago music scene including Frankie and The White Boys and Back Alley, the latter of which he held down the bottom end for 17 years. Bobb became a true fan of the blues after attending early 70's performances by legends Albert King, BB King, and Paul Butterfield Blues Band at the Kinetic Playground and Aragon Ballroom in Chicago.
For you gear-heads out there, Bobb uses Warwick basses and SWR and Fender amplification.