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November 23, 2015

i think it's refreshing to hear sooenme else's take on another song, especially when the artist is new. its kind of like connecting with the audiences because (for new artists) they've never heard your songs and we as humans long for familiarity. doing a cover of a song in your own style connects us to something we know while being exposed to your own unique sound. i'd suggest a cover or two intertwined in there somewhere.


November 12, 2015

Just downloaded your new release. I like it a lot. I saw you play at a New Years Eve show in Bowling Green Ohio about 10 years ago. Come back our way again!

Doug & Lisa

October 30, 2015

Just picked up your latest release. We now have all of your discs. The songs really are infectious. You are one of our favorite all-time Blues artists. Peace & Music!


October 5, 2015

When are you coming back to play in Michigan? Please hurry. We miss you!

Vivian K

September 23, 2015

Oh yeah. I can't stop dancing. Love these blues1


September 14, 2015

You play the best blues with the most profound lyrics that I've ever heard. Blues that that challenges people. Good stuff!


August 27, 2015

I read the review of your new CD in "Blues Matters" & ordered it. I just received it yesterday and have listened three times already. It gets better with each listen. Thanks for putting out great music!

Ricky Prentiss

August 25, 2015

I've followed you for over ten years. From Bad Memories to Black Widow. You know how to play the blues just the way I like them. Rocking! Can't wait to hear what the next ten years bring!

Roy & Barb

August 16, 2015

So glad we got to hear you in Berea. You guys are fun. really enjoyed hearing Guilty of the Blues live!

Jo Chancellor

August 7, 2015

I think you should write a book. You definetly have been a gift to the world of music.


July 17, 2015

Seen you in Danville last week. Best version of Jumpin Jack Flash that I've ever heard!


June 25, 2015

Jammin to your new disc. Can't wait to see you play next month!

Joey & Louise

June 20, 2015

From all your fans in the bay area. Rock On!


June 17, 2015

Sustain the good job and generating the crowd!


June 6, 2015

We love Guilty of the blues in France. We know many of the words to your songs. Thank you so very much!


May 28, 2015

We do so much enjoy your music here. We do also much enjoy your style of American blues too.


May 9, 2015

Really love the new disc. I can't stop dancing to Black Widow. All the best with love from New Jersey!


April 29, 2015

I read your review a few weeks ago and ordered your CD. I must say that I was not disappointed. You have a great voice and I love all the songs!

Larry B

April 15, 2015

Wow! Just heard some of your tunes on our local blues show. Some of the best rocking blues to come around for a long time. You have to tour California!!!!


March 26, 2015

We really love your music here in Spain. Heard your music on the Barcelona station and ordered your new release!


March 19, 2015

Been following you for years even though I've not seen you live for awhile. Your music should come with a warning because it really is addictive. I can't stop moving!

Sam Redd

March 18, 2015

Good CD. Good Blues. Good band!

Joe Linker

March 6, 2015

Heard your tune on Blue Monday Monthly and had to order the cd. Good blues!


February 27, 2015

Read your review in Blues Blast Magazine and had to download your new CD.Love the in depth songwriting!


February 24, 2015

Saw you a few years back when you were in Tampa. Love your unique style of blues. Please come back to Florida!


February 21, 2015

Heard you on the radio here in France & had to download the whole album. Very cool new blues!


February 14, 2015

Just heard all of Guilty of the blues for the 1st time. What a rocking new disc. You are doing the blues proud!


February 13, 2015

All I can say is the new CD ROCKS! I listen to it everyday & tell all my friends about you. This could be the album of the year!

Cap'n Barney

February 10, 2015

Hey, got the CD in the mail. Thanks so much! Awesome! Going into rotation right away! Cap'n Barney, WMHB


February 8, 2015

Heard you in Michigan many times. You are a first rate entertainer. Oh, and the new CD is great!


February 2, 2015

Great guitar,great vocals, great songs, great new album. Riding down the I 75 highway!


January 29, 2015

This is the best new blues rock that I've heard for awhile. What a cool original sound & great voice. I could dance all night to Black Widow!


January 10, 2015

The new cd is great. I danced through Black Widow & had my groove on throughout the rest of the songs. All I can say is wow!

Ube Green

January 3, 2015

Your title song Guilty says it all. It speaks volumes! Great groove!


December 31, 2014

Your new CD is awesome. I believe several songs are hits. The Blues world is better with you in it. Have a great new year!

Suzie Q

December 27, 2014

Love the new cd. Black Widow & I-75 Highway blues are both hits. You have to come play Little Rock!


December 22, 2014

Just received my copy of your new disc from cdbaby. The whole CD is a hit. Love it!


December 20, 2014

Downloaded your new CD on ITunes yesterday, haven't stopped listening to it since. Love the song Best Days!!


December 15, 2014

I have a radio show here in Germany And just downloaded a few of your songs to play on my program. This is very refreshing new music.


December 13, 2014

Love the new single Black Widow. Can't wait to hear the all the new CD. Keep playing for us!

Miss M.

December 5, 2014

Talked with you after your killer set at the LaPorte Blues Festival. I really like the Cd I bought from you. It's never far from my disc player! Hope you come back this way again!


December 3, 2014

Drove from West Virginia to hear you at the festival in Kentucky. Great band,great voice! Looking forward to buying your new CD!

Blues Girl

November 26, 2014

Been hearing your tunes for a few years now and just saw a few of your video's. Y'all are awesome. When are you coming to Texas?

Sissy T.

November 20, 2014

Heard your tunes on the radio here in California & just ordered your CDs. You guys rock!

Barb B.

November 8, 2014

My sister & I live in Canada but heard you a few years ago at an outdoor fest in Haynes City Fla. You took the time to talk several minutes to us after you played & I've never forgot that. Class Act!

Sammy Ray

November 5, 2014

Coming at ya from NYC. You guys know how to lay it down. You got a good well balanced sound. Good songwriting also!

Mary Ann

November 3, 2014

I am from Chicago & heard you at the LaPorte Blues Fest. Love your sound. Enjoying your CD's & shirt I bought. Keep doing what your doing!


October 31, 2014

Downloaded your songs off itunes. Some of the best rockin tunes that I've heard. You got a great voice for the gritty Blues!


October 29, 2014

Heard you in Detroit a few years ago. Great show! I have two of your CD's.


October 25, 2014

When are you coming to Toledo again? I miss hearing you guys in town. Just love your style of Blues. Come back soon!


October 22, 2014

You guys got a great Blues sound. We love you here in Brazil!


October 21, 2014

I heard you here in Florida a few years back playing with Les Dudek from The Allman Brothers. You have a great voice!


October 17, 2014

Greetings from across the pond in Merry Old England. I heard your music a couple years ago on the radio & purchased your songs. Looking forward to your new album!


October 16, 2014

Heard you at The Laporte Blues Festival. Great Show!


October 16, 2014

Big fan! Seen you live twice! Love the show!


September 23, 2014

Drove all the way to Kentucky from North Carolina to see Shaun Murphy at the festival and got there in time to catch your show. Really enjoyed the show. Thx!!


September 19, 2014

I saw your band at the Lake Cumberland Blues Festival last weekend and I will have to saw it was one of the best shows I have seen. You guys were great!!!

Ronnie Watkins

September 6, 2013

Been so busy with this Benefit on Sep. 7th I have been on the Computer for 15 straight hours

Vanessa Hart

August 21, 2013

Happy to be a part of your awesome group !!! Looking forward to listening , sharing & purchasing your music !


July 29, 2013

Keep up the great work, your website is fantastic and so is your music...

Rex Berner

July 16, 2013

Thanks for great music!

Vin Gleason

June 22, 2013

Keep on Rockin man!


tyson sager

March 24, 2012

after all these years rod i finally ketch up with you its tyson from morenci michigan, i used to be part of jim yatzeks youth group.back in morenci at the babtist church. i remember you .i see your doing in nashville tn.been here since 2002.

Jeff Wright

October 10, 2011

I like the website!!! I realized that not only did we live close to each other in Michigan but at the same time you were doing Contemporary Christian stuff in the 80's I was also doing that scene in Michigan. First with a band called Apostles Creed and then with another band called Early Warning. We shared the stage with bands like Petra, Randy Stonehill, Phil Keaggy, and Rez Band.

Valerie Scott

May 1, 2011

Thank you for keepin' the blues alive!


February 12, 2011


Dave Palmer

February 2, 2011

I Jammed with you at Jessie's Lounge a few weeks back. Had a good time. Nice website. Dave


December 22, 2010

I just sent this post to a bunch of my friends as I agree with most of what you’re saying here and the way you’ve presented it is awesome.


December 21, 2010

I want to congratulate all happy New Year and wish you good luck!


December 8, 2010

Thanks, nice post. Keep up the good work


December 6, 2010

Hi :)

food sales

December 4, 2010

very good and cool,thank you for your sharing.


November 3, 2010

family modern Brandy Ledford ...


October 30, 2010

Best Site Good Work


July 21, 2010

Downloaded a few of your songs off I Tunes the other day. Great stuff!!


August 20, 2009

Nice site!
Good Luck!

Dulan Foster

January 24, 2009

Hay Rod nice page.


December 16, 2008

Just read the review on Mary4Music and downloaded the CD on Itunes. Great music, will be sure to pick up the next CD!!


September 16, 2008

Blues Radio UK played song Guess I Just Sing You The Blues. Quality Song! Enjoyed it very much. Come to UK!!!


August 19, 2008

First off love the band name! Heard Close To You on a net station and loved it!!


August 17, 2008

Saw part of the show at Tate Park sitting in my vehicle. Loved the sound and looking forward to seeing a full show!!


August 15, 2008

Woah man Narcissitic Fool is funky! I will be jamming to that for a long time!


August 14, 2008

I just heard the song "I Guess I'll Just Sing You The Blues on 91.7 here in San Antonio this morning and WOW! That girl can sing! Great lyrics and great sound. Just downloaded the whole album on I Tunes and have been cracking it since. Come to San Antonio soon!!


July 10, 2008

Great Music Guys! Really Enjoy it


May 14, 2008

Wow! That is all I can say. You guys have a sound that is unlike any other. A friend of mine gave me your CD the other day to listen to and it hasn't left my CD Player yet. Thanks for playing REAL music!!



March 28, 2008

Heard your tunes on Live 365...great music, keep playing the blues!

Sandy Hills

February 17, 2008

Loved It!
Great sound, Jerry's Pub live would be great!


October 24, 2007

Your son can't sell cars, but atleast you can play music. I enjoyed it!!


March 31, 2006

Great music-keep it comin!

Jazz & Blues

Jo Jo

June 15, 2007

Killer music, love the song Bad Memories!


December 10, 2006

Hey guys, I downloaded your cd the other day. Tight stuff with a great sound! Hope to see you live one day!


August 6, 2006

Downloaded a couple tunes of i-tunes. Love your style, Bad Memories is a 10 ten hit in my opinion. Wish you all the best in your music.

Take Care


May 16, 2006

Just downloaded the whole album off of Napster, some of the best gritty blues I have ever heard. Someone should snap you guys up and sign you ASAP. Keep giving em hell boys!!!

With Love



May 2, 2006

Downloaded a couple tunes on Music Net the other day. Good stuff brother!! Hot lead guitar and tight powerful sound!!




April 29, 2006

Hello from Europe,

I downloaded Hootchie Cootchie Man on I Tunes. Wonderful version I must say. You guys have a very distinct sound, which seperates you from the competition. Keep it up, and come play over here soon.


April 28, 2006

What's up guys,

Downloaded a few of your songs on Rhapsody just the other day. Like what I hear, hope to hear you live some day.

Take Care


Slick Will

April 23, 2006

Downloaded some of your tunes on Music Net the other day. For some white boys you all got some soul. I was impressed man. Keep it up.

Slick Will


March 29, 2006

Purchased and downloaded the cd All American Blues on Napster, and I totally love it. It has been in my CD player since I burned it. Oh and the bass player is pretty cute too :)

Keep rocking guys


John T. Rutter

March 28, 2006

Your version of the blues is rich and gritty. It retains a rawness without being loud. Very tight, very smooth.


March 3, 2006

Downloaded Hootchie Coochie Man on I Tunes the other day. That is one of the best versions I have ever heard of that song. The harp and lead guitar are tight. Keep cracking tunes out like that and you will be huge!
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