bornBLUE plays the blues with a passion that not only satisfies the hard core blues fan, but opens up America’s greatest music form to EVERYONE. This band ROCKS, playing songs by "The Rolling Stones", "Jimi Hendrix", "Eric Clapton", "Stevie Ray Vaughan", "ZZ Top" and other ROCK AND ROLL legends. The band plays a mix of blues stretching from Chicago, down to the Mississippi Delta, and out to Texas, with a sprinkling of English blues just for good measure. Their material includes rockers like “Shake Your Moneymaker”, “La Grange”, and “House Is A Rockin'”, classics like “Hoochie Coochie Man”, and “Key To The Highway”, as well as blues anthems like “Stormy Monday”, and “Love In Vain”.
Although always looking to blues legends like Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, and B. B. King for inspiration, this isn’t a cover band that just mimics what they’ve heard on records. Says Dave Toole, vocals & harmonica, “I don’t think you can have a blues “cover band”. The blues needs to come straight from the heart or it’s not the blues. It's a honest, raw, deeply emotional music, whether singing about life's triumphs or troubles. This band isn't trying to "keep the blues alive"- WE'RE FEEDIN' 'EM STEROIDS!!"