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A harmonica/ Guitar led blues band from Tallahassee area playing a wide variety of Blues, Classic Rock, & Indie. Been playing together for about 7 months but all the musicians are experienced at playing out for many years. Offering a great variety and energy packed show. Band members include Shaw From, Phil Sanders, Bert Calderon, Sean Scott, Melissa Wood, Yvette Scott, Neil Anderson, & "BB" Brian.
Shaw From is a down home blues singer and Harp player extraordinaire. Raised in New York City, he has been around great artists from the 60's and 70's at a very influential time is his musical development. As one of the founding fathers of the Wailin' Wolves, he and Phil bring old blues favorites back to life in the 2000's with their great love of the old classic blues tunes that were the foundation of today's blues and rock n' roll.
Phil Sanders is a guitar player originally from Oklahoma, currently living in Tallahassee, Florida. He appreciates the blues as the root of much American music and is influenced by musicians such as T-Bone Walker, Freddie King, Howlin Wolf, Elmore James, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Son Seals, BB King, Charlie Musselwhite, Guitar "Junior Johnson, Fenton Robinson, and Bert Calderon, to name a few. Also likes reggae, country, jazz, Jimmy Buffett, Beatles, and tunes about beaches. He has played with notable musicians at campfires and bonfires, where many types of music may be inspired.
Bert Calderon has a number of years of both pro and amateur guitar playing having shared stages with the likes of The Young Rascals, the Butterfield Blues Band, The Blues Project, BB King, Robert Cray, Randall "Big Daddy Blues" Webster, Joe Walsh, Etta James, Jeff Conaway, Spirit, and numerous others. He was born in the windy city, Chicago, Ill., home of the blues which is where he began playing guitar. His family then migrated to NYC, NY, where he began playing with some renowned bands in the area, having played at the famous Cafe Wah and Cafe Au Go Go on the village, amongst many other well known stages. He has played in clubs and concert hall stages on and off since the age of 16, rockin' many a house down with his special driving bluesy leads and his unique arrangements. Having written numerous songs and poems and playing from Chicago to Texas and New York to Jamaica - he has a wealth of expertise and talent to offer. Bert does most of our song arrangements adding his personal touch to all our songs.
Neil Anderson is a young and brilliant guitar player bringing new, hip sounds to a band that plays many of the classic blues and rock tunes. Because of his appreciation for the old artists and their music, he brings a diversity to the Wailin' Wolves sound that helps give them versatility and adds a unique quality as he and Bert share the stage while Shaw's intense Harmonica leads just add that special sound that makes the Wailin' Wolves gain in popularity every show.
Sean Scott is a dynamic, versatile percussionist playing everything from blues to soul, from rock to reggae, and gospel as well. His drumming is the backbpne of the driving sound that the band has become so well known for. You can't sit still with Sean behind the kit!
"BB" Bryan is our thumpin' bass player, having played with numerous bands, also with the ability to play a great variety of music. He is also an accomplished guitar player using this knowledge for his bass playing to bring a great, tasteful back bone to the Wailin' Wolves.
Yvette Scott was our first permanent lady vocalist and she is fantastic in her knowledge, vocal quality, stage presence and appearance. She has contributed greatly to the band and we are grateful that she is with us. Having a degree in music from FSU's School Of Music has affoirded her vocal training of the greatest degree. This and her deep emotional involvement in all types of music makes her a great positive influence on the band.
Melissa Wood is our newest member, a great front singer, who we discovered by accident at an open mike night. Melissa is very good at putting her own interpretations and uniqueness to her songs that she performs and she has a tremendous knowledgew base of lyrics and tunes that is a positive influence on our band. Singing songs that are soft and sweet all the way to raspy blues is her specialty and we are proud to have her as a part of our band.
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