By Any Means Necessary
The goal of Union Street Blues is to bring our listeners the best of original contemporary blues and beyond. We build our sound on a powerful rhythm section, creative and accomplished instrumentation, and solid vocal performances. Our original songs speak to today's contemporary listeners and the types of situations in which we all find ourselves today. We also cover selected songs from other artists but we never select songs to be nostalgic. Rather, we select them because they are great songs that we deliver with the same power and energy as our original music. Blues is our home base but we aren't shy about venturing into adjacent genres such as rock, funk, and jazz as long as it's great music that we enjoy playing. 'By Any Means Necessary' is our debut CD. It includes 12 great original songs about blues in the 21st century and embraces a number of blues styles -- from Jump to Chicago to Delta (and even a little Latin). Union Street Blues features Buddy Cleveland on harmonica and vocals, Neil 'Porkroll' Taylor on lead guitar, Steve Cocchi on keyboards and guitar, Ted Ryan on bass, Matt Del Collo on drums and percussion, and Paul Cleveland on tenor saxophone. 'By Any Means Necessary' includes a number of tracks featuring the Union Street Horns -- Dave Renz on alto saxophone, Joe Anderson on trumpet, and Steven Sharpe on trombone.