THE CD "FOREVER BLUES"
Chicago's Big City Blues Magazine
[Forever Blues is] A gritty mix of vibrant blues oldies—
inspired run-throughs of "Spoonful" and "The Thrill is gone"—
and inventive, well crafted band originals on the order of the
contemporary "Payback Time," "Hood River" and the
proclamitory "Sing The Blues For You." Then just when you
think you've got them figured out they throw arresting covers of
Stevie Winwood's "Can't Find My Way Home" and the Animals'
"We Gotta Get Out Of This Place" at you. [Blues On First] are all
tallented veterans... blues that has the dance floor jumping!
Nick Greco - Salt Lake City, UT— Lead vocals and blues harp.
Without question the most consummate blues vocalist currently performing in Utah. He has earned the respect of musicians, and
singers everywhere. His command of the blues is refreshingly clear and his powerful vocals are reinforced by his gracious stage
presence and talents as a host. He has toured the world twice as a singer/entertainer.
Fred Marcin - Columbia, MD— Drums.
One of the most accomplished drummers around. His fantastic sense of timing/dynamics has been wowing audiences and fellow
musicians alike for over twenty years. He took first-place in "downbeat" Magazine's 1980 student recording awards as well as taking
second-place in Modern Drummer Magazine's 1989 drum competition. He has played with many national blues artists including
Coco Montoya, Smokey Wilson, and Charlie Musselwhite.
Bob "BB" Melanson - Boston, MA — Bass
In his 20 years of playing music, his style is all about the deep tone and in the pocket grooves. He provides the perfect compliment to
Fred Marcin's beats, rounding out the band's bottom end by completing the soulful sound of the Blues On First‚ rhythm section. Before
relocating to Salt Lake City in December of 2004, he was a key member in Boston's music scene performing, touring and recording
with some of Boston's most appreciated bands helping create the 'Boston Sound' with Sony/City Slang/Sugarfree/Aware recording
artists "Wheat," Sony/Columbia recording artist "Janet LaValley" of "Tribe," Adrian Belew Presents/Bad Amerikan recording artists
"The Irresponsibles," "Dwight Ritcher Band," "Big Daddy & The Accelerators" among countless others. In 2002 he performed at
Toronto's NXNW, England's Glastonbury Rock Festival, John Peels Session live at the BBC and Belgium's largest music gathering,
Werchter Music Festival.
P. J. Blandford - South Wales, UK— Guitar.
Paul started playing guitar at a very early age and focused on it alone (read "blinkered"). Much to the irritation of his family at the
dinner table, he developed the ability to eat absolutely anything twice as fast using only a fork in the right while playing guitar with
the left. Tensions were high, and at the at the age of ten he ran away from home packing only a cheep (but modified) Kimbara Strat.®
Making it as far south as "the first bridge" on the Monmouthshire and Breconshire canal, stung by a wasp he became tired and
hungry and returned home.
Since then, unable to face the status quo, he has run away several times. Never happy, but today resigned to the relative comfort of
cheaper guitars and amps in the U.S. he lives content with his wife and two children in Salt Lake City, with the motto "We can leave
anytime" painted above his front door in invisible paint. Whilst an accomplished musical technician on the instrument he recognizes
style over anything else as being paramount. Maintaining that playing it real is of greater value... "I'd rather see 'real anything' than
pretend soul, no one likes to be fed a pack of lies, my soul is not fodder for amusement, it belongs to me."
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