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West Side All Stars
The West Side All Stars are an NYC blues-based combo which combines the Blues and Rock pedigrees of piano player Michael Parrish (Guitar Gabriel, BB Odum, Poppa Chubby, Pinetop Perkins), who Rolling Stone Music Editor David Fricke proclaimed “writes about the road as if he knows the potholes personally”, the walking blues encyclopedia/Guitarist Mike Davidson, whom the late great WBAI deejay Dave Nolan described on air as a “phenomenal genius”, and the perennial jam-band expertise of bassist Matt Lyons (Native) and drummer/percussionist Tommy Kaelin (Dreamspeak, the Hatters, Gent Treadly, Vince Welnick). The WSAS offer a potent combination of classic Delta and Chicago Blues along with blues-based original rock and roll tunes.
“The West Side All Stars are the best-kept blues secret in New York City, if not the nation” –
Dave Nolan, WBAI-FM