The Blues Monsters

The Blues Monsters are the latest group in the growing Olympia, Washington blues scene. Tight arrangements, virtuoso solos, great lead vocals, and one of the funkiest rhythm sections in town have earned the Blues Monsters a growing fan base in less than a year.

The members bring a variety of backgrounds to the Blues Monsters. Don Morris (Bass/vocals), Chris Meagher (Drums) and Ian Weintraub (Guitar/vocals) have played professionally for the last 20 years and vocalist Linda Farrís performing background includes theater production and musicals. Although this is Jeffrey Showmanís first band, heís been playing blues harp for over 20 years - he brings with him a vast knowledge of blues, soul, and R&B music.

The Blues Monstersí sound appeals to a wide cross-section of music lovers - both young and old. Besides crossing generational boundaries, the bandís music goes beyond the confines of traditional blues music, mixing blues, funk, rock and soul. Along with their original material the bandís repertoire includes music by Freddy King, Lowell Fulson, O.V. Wright, and tunes by modern artists such as Robert Cray, Bonnie Raitt, and Debbie Davies.

The Blues Monsters have performed at TESCís Super Saturday, Olympiaís Sylvester Park, Lakefair Celebration in Olympia, The Matrix in Chehalis, The 4th Ave. Tavern, Hannnah's Bar, All That Jazz, The Tequila Bar and Charlieís Tavern in Olympia, WA.

E-mail: bluesmonsters@hotmail.com On the web at: www.olywa.net/lasaril/blues

Members of the Washington Blues Society - www.wablues.org

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