About Us

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, Eric Lindell and Joanne Shaw Taylor just to name a few, sparked a regional buzz with four albums released since 2009, and has earned a great reputation in the United States and overseas.

Thirsty Perch has 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 “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 ” Live at Grand Rapids Harley Davidson ” and the EP   “City Lights” which features the addition of lead guitarist Andrew Ogrodzinski and bassist Chris Carr two finely tuned experienced musician bringing the band to a whole new level 

Now they bring you ” Live for Today” a full length CD has been released and appears to be their best work to date.


Chris Collins – Guitar, vocals
Chuck Luscombe – Harmonica, vocals
George Ferguson – Drums, percussion
Andrew Ogrodzinski – Lead guitar, vocals
Chris Carr – Bass, vocals
Clif Metcalf – Organ & Piano