Jr. Krauss and The Shakes is a CT based blues band. This five piece group came together in 1999, formed by veteran musicians with a common desire to play blues and jump of the original stars of the postwar blues renaissance. - In the tradition of stars like Little Walter, Muddy Waters, Horton Heat, Otis Rush, Big Walter Horton, NRBQ, The Paladins and a whole lot more. This band lays it down with conviction and tone.
The Mighty Soul Drivers bring the classic Soul sounds of Memphis, Muscle Shoals and points South to the hills of New England. The Mighty Soul Drivers take their inspiration from the giants of Southern Soul - O.V. Wright, Percy Sledge, Otis Redding and more and combine that with contemporary tunes written in the classic style. The Mighty Soul Drivers turn every venue they play into a Soul dance party! The Mighty Soul Drivers made their debut at the 2012 Blues Challenge on May 17, 2012 at Black Eyed Sally's in Hartford CT. The annual event is put on by the CT Blues Society, and The Mighty Soul Drivers won the preliminary challenge that night!