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The DogTown Blues Band

Richard Lubovitch (aka “Loob”):  Chicago Born Guitarist/Producer/Composer.  Richard played as short term replacement side man for many back in the day, such as Rufus Thomas Gatemouth Brown, and others.  Also partner and manager of The Track House Recording Studio in Van Nuys, Ca. for 10 years from 1991, until it closed in 2001, where he performed on many film sound tracks, TV shows and commercials, as well as produced many Blues and Jazz recordings.

Kaspar Abbo: Born in London, during the swinging ’60s, to a British father and an American mother, Kaspar Abbo knew very early in life, that he would be a musician. He was encouraged by his parents, who indulged his desire to play instruments and fed him a steady diet of Ma Rainey, Leadbelly and Mozart. After moving to the states in the late 70’s, Kaspar became inspired by the blues, RnB and Soul sounds of the 1950’s and 1960’s. By his mid teens, he was playing regular gigs around L.A. as a singer and guitar player. That led to many musical adventures, touring and recording with a wide variety of musical acts. Kaspar has been a member of LA’s very own worldbeatnicks, The Bonedaddys for 30 years and has performed as a Corista and guitar player in the LA Salsa scene for almost two decades. All of the different musical styles he’s been a part of add to a rich background but at heart, it’s still the performances of his Black American blues and RnB heroes that speak loudest to him. He still remembers vividly the first time he heard a Howlin’ Wolf record, and how every hair on his body stood up!

Bill Barrett: Chromatic Harmonica, can be seen and heard with his band The Bastards of Belleville, a Gypsy Jazz Quartet, currently playing all over Southern California.  In 2014, he played with Wilco Guitarist Nels Cline on his Dirty Baby project, and was with Hazmat Modine for many years.  Bill is also featured on many great Jazz and Blues recordings.

Wayne Peet Organ/Piano/Keyboards/ Recording Engineer: Owner of Newzone Studio…A frequent collaborator with Nels Cline, also on the Dirty Baby Project.  He has also worked with such Jazz giants as Kenny Burrell, engineering and mixing his last five CDs and composed numerous film and television scores.

Lance Lee: Drummer.  Played with Diana Ross for 12 years, then was with Kenny G for years and continues to be one of the most sought after drummers for studio and touring in LA.

Trevor Ware: Upright Bassist.  Kenny Burrell’s regular bass player and the current bassist for The Count Basie Band.

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