Full Throttle Blues Band
Introducing a seasoned quartet of personable stage-hardened Las Vegas locals. They're fast earning a much deserved reputation as the tightest, most soulfoul, hard-drivin', good-time, Chicago-style Blues and R&B Band around. This is their recording debut. Crank it up and take a ride. James Logan Vocals and Saxophone- Got his masters degree in the Blues at 16 when Junior Wells took him under his wing. Wells tutored James for six months and gigged with his band on the Chicago Blues circuit. Appeared on stage at Chicago Fest and the Long Beach Blues Festival. Aside from Junior Wells, James had the privilege to play with and learn from Buddy Guy, Muddy Waters, Otis Clay, John Primer, Billy boy Arnold and Joe Louis Walker. Shawn Balding Vocals and guitar- Born to a musical family, he spent his childhood growing up with his parents' band rehearsals and recording sessions. When Shawn turned 18, he packed his bags and went to GIT (Guitar Institute if Technology) and graduated with honors. He's toured the country, recorded on or engineered severval CD projects, and worked with Garth Brooks, Hank Williams Jr., Bad Company, Megadeth, Shania Twain, Etta James, Brian Wilson, and Vince Gill to name a few. Spider Webb Drums and Vocals- Early inspiration came from frequenting Chicago Blues clubs. His Blues boot camp was commanded by long-time Muddy Waters sideman Luther 'Guitar Junior' Johnson. He co-founded the Hurricanes, San Diego's premier Blues band in the 80's and backed Blues masters Smokey Wilson, James Cotton and Otis Rush. Spider was active in the Atlanta Blues scene for a decade with Felix & the Cats. He also toured Europe and recorded with Southern Blues artist Reddog. Milo Duffin Bass- Raised in San Diego, he began playing bass at age 11. Moved to Las Vegas in 1974 and played R&B in classic Las Vegas lounges: Mint, Flamingo Hilton, Sahara and the Silver Slipper. In 1987, he joined the Las Vegas Blues Society and served on the Board of Directors for seven years. In 1992, Milo hooked up with Grammy award-winner James Quill Smith just off the road with John Mayall.