Powerhouse Blues Project
Oklahoma City based Powerhouse Blues Project is a high energy blues band with powerful vocals and instrumentals. The band has been members of, and involved in, the Oklahoma Blues Society for the past three years.
Everyone in the band is a blues lover and wants to continue that same creative and innovative spirit that helped create the blues.
All members have studied music and understand more than most how blues has influenced modern music. If you take a driving rhythm section, vocal harmony, soulful energy, and powerful leads – that’s the five piece sound of The Powerhouse Blues Project.
Each member is a seasoned musician and entertainer. Singer, guitarist, and band leader Steve Coleman started performing professionally in the ‘70’s; he has toured throughout the U.S, and in Japan and Europe. Drummer Mike McCraw has been playing for 35 years. Victor Rook (Dr. Vic) has taught jazz studies at major universities, headed major music projects, and is a recording studio musician .Keyboard player Greg Zink has performed in venues large and small, from Bricktown, OK to Baghdad. Lacy Saunders, the baby of the group, has been singing since she was a child.
Individually, team members have opened for acts such as Ray Charles, Billy Preston, and Stevie Wonder. Their music has supported stage performances of Rufus Thomas (Stax Records), ZZ Hill (Malaco Records), Eddie Kendrix (Motown Records), G.C. Cameron of the Spinners (Motown Records), Bo Diddley, Cowboy Troy, the Coasters, Drifters, Platters, Marvelettes, and more.
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