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Years of performing and recording the blues and rhythm & blues gives the John Frye Blues Band a versatility that covers a full range of styles. Straight up blues, funk blues, country blues, Chicago blues, West Coast blues, delta blues are all performed with authentic style and grace. This is NOT another "jam band" featuring endless solos and insipid lyrics! The John Frye Blues Band has a solid foundation of songwriting expertise and musical craftsmanship that is evident in every song.
Why this name?
It seemed like a good idea at the time.
Do you play live?
Based in the upper Midwest, U.S.A., the John Frye Blues Band has ranges as far south as the Florida Keys, and as far west as California. Many band members call Milwaukee Wisconsin home, but when the full band tours, the members come from all across the upper Midwest.
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
The recording industry is going to have to redefine their producer/consumer relationship with the music buying public. Since seriously good home recordings are now possible, the big record companies don't have exclusive access to the best recording techniques. It's a wide open field where bands with little investment can compete. May the best man win.
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
The John Frye Blues Band has been performing for many years, featuring many musicians of considerable note. The one constant has been the songwriting and performance skills of John Frye himself.
Eric Clapton, Johnny Winter, Robert Johnson, Buddy Miles, David Gilmore (of Pink Floyd), James Brown, Robert Cray, BB King, Albert Collins, Muddy Waters.
Anyplace that's warm in the winter time.
Fender guitars and amps; Martin guitars; Ludwig and Tama drums; Paste symbols; Getson horns; Roland keyboards; Hammond B3 organ; Adobe Audition recording program; Sure, Audio Technica, Sennheiser, ElectoVoice microphones.
The band offers a wide spectrum of blues styles. No sampled drum tracks; no sequenced or sampled rhythm tracks. All music performed by real, live human beings.