Oreo Blue to perform at Subiaco
Oreo Blue to perform at 18th Annual Blues at the Abbey Show
Oreo Blue, an awarding winning blues band, will perform at the Subiaco Performing Arts Center, Centenary Hall on January 29th at 7:45 p.m. Subiaco has been host to several great blues artists over the past few years including Blind Mississippi Morris, Brad Web, Michael Burks, Watermelon Slim, Trampled Underfoot, Danielle Nicole and Patrick Recob. This will be the sixth time for Oreo Blue to perform at Subiaco. Students, faculty, and monks still talk about the first show they played here in 2003. “I have been going to blues festivals for years, and Oreo Blue is as good as it gets—they are a great live blues band,” commented Roy Goetz, the Academy’s director of instrumental music.
It is nearly impossible, to sum up, thirty years of Oreo Blue in one paragraph. However, one word comes to mind: Perseverance. In 1991, Brian Crowne had the vision to form a relevant blues-rooted band and he had the work ethic to drive the band through a multitude of personnel changes and musical market fluctuations to reach that goal. Thirty years...11 Indy recordings...over 4,500 shows... Two appearances at the International Blues Challenge (2009, 2013), OMA Overall Musicianship Award (2004, 2005), OMA Best Horn Player (Brian Crowne 2000, 2004, 2005), Porky Hill Memorial Drummer of the Year (Stephen Boudreaux 2005), OMA Guitar Player of the Year (Gary Hutchison 2005), OMA Lifetime Achievement Award (Gary Hutchison 2004), OMA Best Blues Band (1999). NAMA Hall of Fame (2006), NAMA Best Blues Band (1996, 1998, 2001, 2004), NAMA Best Bass Player (Rod Williamson 2001). Voodoo Child Magazine--Oreo Blue Experience (Hendrix Tribute DVD) Voted # 1 Hendrix
Tribute in 2005. Numerous support slots including BB King, Joan Jett, REO Speedwagon, Ian Moore, Boston, Cheap Trick, .38 Special, Robert Cray, Loverboy, etc. Host band, Arlington International Guitar Show (numerous).
Oreo Blue is headed into its 30th year with the final current lineup including Vince Turner (bass, vocals), Gary Hutchison (guitar, vocals), Rick Endel (keyboards, vocals) and Stephen Boudreaux (drums, vocals). The band is looking to record again in the spring of 2020.
The public is invited to come and enjoy this free performance.