BLUES PEOPLE is a NY/NJ blues band featuring…KELTON COOPER (vocals/guitar), MIKE GRIOT (bass), RON THOMPSON (keys) and GENE LAKE (drums). Early comparisons to the Meters, Luther Allison, Keb Mo’ and Buddy Guy are starting to roll in!
Having released two promotional singles in 2022 (“The Skin I’m In” and “Troubled Times“), the band is busy in the studio finishing up their much-anticipated 2023 debut album “Troubled Times“.
These seasoned veterans have certainly paid their dues; as individual side men, they have supported a who’s-who of touring “A-listers”, including Sue Foley, Josh Smith, Kool & the Gang, Ruf’s Blues Caravan and Michael Hill’s Blues Mob… just to name a few.
Blues People musically explores the effects of the blues on modern American culture on many universal levels… and is a modern chronicle of four “real-life blues brothers” living in THIS time in America… while surviving the NY/NJ-Metro urban landscape.
BLUES PEOPLE WINS THE NJBS/INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE!!
BLUES PEOPLE was born during the pandemic… but the band members have authentically lived their truths – as lifelong working musicians, producers and recording artists for over 30 years.
After taking the NY-metro area by storm for 3 years with their incredible shows and musicianship, the band recently won the North Jersey Blues Society International Blues Challenge… and heading to Memphis in January to showcase alongside some of the best blues bands from around the world!
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