Based in Pennsylvania, Benjamin Vo preaches the blues fearlessly with devotion and no apologies. His singing and playing bares his soul while his songwriting is honest, dark, and vulnerable. Both the purist and the radical – Benjamin leads his band thru soulful and organic blues and intense jams that pierce the heart . The recent release of his third album, Poor Sam, evokes the lyrical poetic playing of Peter Green, the candid sincerity of Otis Spann, and the adventurous spirit of Lonnie Johnson.
“…intense yet tasteful playing, heartfelt singing with attractive vibrato and warm vocal tone, and a directness to the songs.” – Bruce Iglauer (Alligator Records)
“…Call this music what you will. I call it a thing of musical beauty!” – Greg Szalony (Blues Blast Magazine)
“…Upon playing the first track on the album, I had an immediate “Wow” reaction. “Rain On My Window” is certainly up there as one of my best albums for 2018.” – Adrian Blacklee (Blues Matters! Magazine) “
“The Benjamin Vo Blues Band took fans to church in the best way possible on Sunday afternoon. Their show at Tellus 360 brought unreal performances from each member. Vo’s intense blues-rock playing just dares you to look away – taking you on a crazy ride, as you wonder what’s next.” – Carrie Winchel (Rock Documented)
Gena Lanette is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and songwriter, who plays guitar, pedal and lap steel, bass, mandolin and keys amongst other things, and is a former member of Copper Bets and The Herd of Main Street. She has been writing songs since childhood, and recently released her first solo EP, “Wings Without A Word” on June 4th. Her songs blend Blues, Appalachian and Celtic folk music, classic country and rock influences with an emphasis on showcasing the slide guitar
Peter Wile, formerly of The Herd of Main Street and Copper Bets, crisscrosses state lines as a singer-songwriter heavily influenced by blues, roots, honkytonk, and Americana music. Whether he is alone with harmonica and guitar or leading a full band, he continues to entertain crowds from barrooms to main stages. Stay tuned for his first full-length solo release, “Steam Show,” that will be released by the end of 2023.