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Mountain Home blues band ready for the road

Couresty of Ozark Blues Revival

Straight out of the Highlands of Arkansas comes Ozark Blues Revival. A rocking new blues band based in Mountain Home, Arkansas, that supplies plenty of foot-tapping opportunities. The community has been blown away with a rockin’ new band in town and we are humbled by their support and enthusiasm. Ozark Blues Revival (OBR) has joined the ranks of some great bands in the area and looks forward to providing a quality show. When you see OBR, you will hear your favorite blues songs from Chicago, to Memphis, down to Texas, and all in between.

Scotty Wayne reached out to a handful of musicians and simply presented them with just, “Let’s Play Some Blues” and just like that, the Ozark Blues Revival was born. Scotty Wayne said, “We are ready to perform now, and we aim to fill the entire blues sound spectrum with a high energy, rockin’ show.”

Ozark Blues Revival is now road-ready and available to be booked at a reasonable rate as they continue to build their following. Jump on board early and book the hottest blues band in the Ozarks.

THE BAND:

Pooch – Drums/Vocals/Front-Man

Originally from Kenosha Wisconsin, Pooch moved to Bull Shoals, Arkansas in 2019. In his teens he played in two or three garage bands fueling his desire to perform. At age 21, an opportunity to tour with Ray Austin and his band, the Country Edition Band, as drummer and vocalist. This opportunity allowed them to open for shows in Nashville, Tennessee for acts such as George Jones. In 1979, the Southern Knights Band formed from a group of friends and the guitar player from the Country Edition Band. The band disbanded 1985 right after they toured the Midwest between Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Chicago, Illinois.

With the steel guitar player from the Southern Knights Band, he then joined the group The Midnight Cowboys out of Illinois. This opportunity allowed them to open for acts such as Kathy Mattea, Sawyer Brown, Leona Williams and other national acts. He retired from the music business in 1992 but kept his passion for music alive and jammed with the blues players in the area so when the opportunity to form OBR came up, he jumped in with both feet.

Mike Chipman – Rhythm Guitar & Vocals

From the Chicagoland area, the Windy City sent us Mike Chipman. Mike has been a musician and vocalist for over 5 decades and at the age of 16 he started playing guitar and singing and was initially inspired by the Beatles and many of the rock and blues bands from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Mike is currently performing with the Ozark Blues Revival from Mountain Home Arkansas.

Scotty Wayne – Rhythm/Lead Guitar & Back-Up Vocals

A Texas born and raised blues guitarist originally from Mount Pleasant, TX and transplanted to Mountain Home, AR from Temple, TX. Scotty Wayne has always loved the blues, from Muddy Waters to Stevie Ray Vaughan to Albert Collins to Eric Clapton to Buddy Guy, he was hooked on the blues. He took a real interest in playing the blues in 2007 so he picked up a Fender Stratocaster and the rest was history.

In 2011 he began sitting in with a friend’s band, Texas Touch, out of Waco, TX and was eventually invited to join this group of talented musicians that included Billy Joe Shaver’s bass player, the late great, Tony Calhoun. Scotty Wayne’s resume’ includes performing in large festivals and fairs such as the Heart of Texas Fair and Rodeo in Waco, TX and playing small bars and venues from Waco to Austin, TX until 2013.

Scotty Wayne moved to Mountain Home in 2020 and had a desire to bring different music to the area so he put the message out to a handful of talented musicians about putting a blues band together and they ran out of the hills to start the Ozark Blues Revival.

Uncle Rob – Bass & Back-Up Vocals

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Erric “Crawdad” Totty – Harmonica & Vocals

Erric Totty, aka Crawdad made his way to us all the way from Tulsa, Oklahoma where he grew up with a family of musicians, playing Southern gospel, rock and blues. He began playing the bass clarinet at the age of 11 and took up the harmonica at the age of 15.

His family moved to Colorado in the late 80’s and he eventually graduated from CU Boulder. During his college career, he played at local Boulder venues with a band called “Lo Phat” and sat in with other bands singing and playing the harmonica.

He moved to the Ozarks in 2005 and is currently a member of Ozark Blues Revival where he continues to play the harmonica, and listen to the blues, every chance he gets. “I’m doing my part to keep the blues alive.”

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