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Experienced musicians coming together to play the Blues.

BLUES COLLAR manager Frankie Crooks

The Blues Collar Band

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Long Island Blues Legend Crazy Helen has appeared with a number of Blues Based bands on Long Island and has appeared at the Long Island Blues Festival along with many Long Island Blues Clubs, including the Premiere showcase for Regional Blues on Long Island, Paula Jeans, in East Setauket


Dean Fritscher comes via the Park Ave Blues Band. Having performed at numerous clubs and festivals and being a part of the 1990?s Huntington Song performers circle, he is well versed in performing the blues. Living in Calverton with his wife and kids, he spends his days shoeing horses, when he isn't out looking for the perfect guitar to compliment his finger style blues.


Brought to by Rothman's Guitars

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Gone but not forgotten!!

Former member includes Rich Dean on Keyboard.  Rich will continue to appear with numerous bands around Long Island. He has participated in many of the LI blues society's Festivals and concerts over the years. From Lindenhurst he brought along his Honkey tonk piano and keyboard and rounded out the Blues Collar sound.

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Joe Sferlazza brings his assortment of guitars to add a the bluesy guitar licks behind the Blues collar band. Having survived 25 years in the Riverhead School district, he certainly qualified to play the blues. He has made appearances with King Scallop and performs regularly with The Park Ave Blues Band.


Ron Rothman on bass has performed with King Scallop, Park Ave. Jody Leah, and others he has been a part of the Music scene on ELI for the last 25 years. He currenttly own Rothmans Guitars, ELI most complete Guitar store. He has participated in Greenport First nights and been a featured performer in TAISTEs NF Starz Concert.

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And Helen's Cast of Thousands. Whether it's Seawolf, Ron,Bob, Nicky or any other side musicians can be gotten together, you never know who might show up for the gig. We can have a couple Harmonica players or serveral percussionists sit in at any one gig so the music is always fresh and enjoyable.


Jim Romeo on drums has appeared with a number of LI bands and been a mainstay with the Blues Collar band.


Bob Hovey, trombone, has appeared with King Scallop, Park Ave., organist Jimmy McGriff, Haiti's Sensational Magnum Band, The Tempations, The Nurses (pictured), King Charles, Bob Hope, The Great American Circus Band, and The Golden Fists of Fury, among others in the USA and Europe. He is a fixture in many of lower Manhattan's less fashionable music venues. "PLAY THE BLUES!"