“The Thirsty Perch Blues Band has blazed its own path with made-in-Michigan blues that grabs hold of you and doesn’t let go.
Just bracing, hard-driving blues.
- John Sinkevics, Spins on Music
THE THIRSTY PERCH BLUES BAND
Chris Collins – Guitar, vocals
Chuck Luscombe – Harmonica, vocals
George Ferguson – Drums, percussion
Andy Ogrodzinski – Lead guitar, vocals
Chris Carr – Bass, vocals
The Thirsty Perch Blues Band churns out the blues in its own, inimitable way.
As a result, the award-winning Grand Rapids fivesome has shared stages with the likes of Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Ana Popovic and Joanne Shaw Taylor, sparked a regional buzz with three albums released since 2009, and even earned attention overseas.
“We’re really hard to pigeonhole. We don’t want to be like anybody else,” insists chief songwriter, guitarist and singer Chris Collins, who formed Thirsty Perch Blues Band in 2008 with longtime musical collaborator and harmonica whiz Chuck Luscombe.
“We have a proprietary sound. It’s really about original music and getting it out there for people to hear.”
Getting its music out to eager audiences has been the band’s principal mission since releasing 2009’s “Meet the Thirsty Perch Blues Band” album, a debut that quickly made a splash by winning a Jammie Award for the region’s best blues album of the year.
Since then, the band has released a live album and 2013’s “City Lights EP,” which features the addition of lead guitarist Andrew Ogrodzinski, a versatile, in-demand player who’s performed regularly with legendary bluesman Donald Kinsey.
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THIRSTY PERCH BLUES BAND
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