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Russ Gurneys Blues on Tap

Russ Gurneys Blues on Tap

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Style: * JAZZ * & * BLUES *
Blues,Jazz, R+B

Member Since: 2006

City: Mahwah, NJ

Website: http:/www.russgurneysbluesontap.com

Blues on Tap has been in existence for approximately 10 years, starting in Germany where the band was featured in the Frankfurt and Hanau Jazz Kellers (Jazz Celler),(a hot spot for local and international Jazz and Blues), the group was also a favorite at the Weinheim and Heidelburg Blues festivals. The line up has changed leaving only the guitarist/leader in the current configuration. Russ(forming member) has played guitar for over 35 years, with a strong concentration of Jazz, Blues, and R+B. Russ is a current master student of legendary guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli (Johnny Carson's Chair Guitarist). Previously Russ studied with Joe Cinderella (CBS Orchestra Guitarist.) Recently the Band was voted best Local Band in Fayetteville N.C. through Up and Coming Magazine. Russ Gurney's Blues on Tap was a finalist in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis (2001). As musical director of the Night Train Band (NTB) (Caprice Recording Artist) Russ prepared and executed the bands first and second major shows (opening up for the Marshall Tucker Band at the Crown Coliseum. Also with the NTB, they were featured Artist at 2003 King Eagle Music Awards (Nashville) and the Nashville Country Music Show Case 2002 (hosted by Charley Ray). Most recently a single has been selected by Silk City Recorsds to be featured on the new international compelation (Urban Legends). Along with teaching guitar (Privately and at the School of Rock East in "Hackensack NJ, Bergen County") Russ frequently perfroms with the "Blues On Tap" throughout the N-NJ Tri Stae Area.

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