On a Run
KathyJo is considered one of Florida\'s premier blues, rock and jazz vocalist. She toured with Gospel group \'Billy Hale and Sweetwater\' for several years and then "KJ and Witness" a 6 piece gospel group. In 2002 at Leesburg Bikefest, KathyJo & The Bluzification Band debuted. Performing a mix of classic rock and blues, Joplin covers, and her own originals, the bands raw out of control sound ignited the crowd! Clint Meier: Harmonica - Clint has been playing harp since his early 20's. Clint's main influences are the great early delta Blues players like, Snooky Prior, Lazy Lester and George "Harmonica" Smith. Backing up KJ since the early days of 'Sweetwater', Clint's laid back but intense riffs are a big part of that 'Bluzification' sound. His recording credits include "Country Gospel" and the bands latest release "On A Run" Stage rig of choice Peavey TnT100/Studio Pro 60 stack with Shaker Mikes and Lee Oscar Harps. Chris Linkous: Guitar - A smoking hot veteran of the Atlanta country rock club circuit, Chris has been making a name for himself in Florida as a powerful and versatile blues/rock guitarist with a great sense of feel for playing the right thing, at the right time, in the right spot. This Macon, Georgia Boy has worked with Blues harp legend Neal Pattman and blues guitar legend Robert (Dr) Coleman. Chris's sound and style brings to mind Eric Clapton and Roy Buchanan with a double shot of SRV !! His innovative approach and enthusiasm will have you 'Bluzified'! Thommy DeRosa: Bass - Thom has over 42 years in the music industry all over the world. He worked with Atlantic Records/ATCO, and their affiliates for 16+ years as a hired gun. He's toured most of North America and the Pacific including Japan. He has backed up and opened for many \'Greats\' and \'Legends\' in the business, including: The Drifters, The Ink Spots, The Platters, Buddy Guy, Hubert Sumlin Rick Derringer and many others.. As a Producer/stage manger he's worked with Molly Hatchet, Atlanta Rhythm Section and more.. It is his extra-ordinary bass that is the rock solid bottom in this project... Bud Pooton: Drums - A Super steady, hard hitting Pro out of Erie, PA., Bud has worked and toured the USA for many years with classic rock, R&B and top 40 show bands. He toured extensively throughout the south after he signed with Ross Records. This 'Road Warrior's talents are many. Several times a year, He travels to New York to perform in music symposiums.. Bud reads and writes percussion charts so anybody can "...Find the one..." His genuine feel for what's needed and where to put it, is the solid beat of that 'Bluzification' sound. Bud is as exciting in the studio as he is live on the big stage... Since Leesburg, KathyJo & the Bluzification Band have covered a lot of ground.. sharing the bill with national acts like The Marshall Tucker Band, Molly Hatchet, Atlanta Rhythm Section & the Pat Travers Band. But with the release of her long awaited all original CD "On A Run" it looks like the best is yet to come...