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Crossroads Resurrection Blues Band
June 30, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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West Michigan Wine & Jazz Festival Showcase
Formerly Crossroads Blues Band, Crossroads Resurrection is one of the premier definers of the Kalamazoo sound. Their unique, funky blend of blues, soul and swamp grooves as well as their engaging stage show has been winning awards and entertaining Michigan audiences for years.
The band started out hosting a jam in Kalamazoo (located exactly half way between Detroit and Chicago) which became a huge attraction for some of the best players in the area. From this musical melting pot, this superb group was forged. The lineup consists of the big vocals and smooth sax playing of front man Eddie Lester, the stellar guitar and vocals of Dave Allemang, and the solid rhythm section of Charles Johnson on bass and Jeff Fernandez on drums. Whether packing the dance floor with a crowd pleasing cover song, drawing from their vast repertoire of original material or just jamming these seasoned pros can and have laid it down with the best of them!. Some of the many awards they’ve won include the Kalamazoo Valley Blues Association blues challenge in 1999 and 2011, the Mid North Michigan blues challenge in 2004, the West Michigan blues Challenge in 2007, and the Detroit Blues Society Blues Challenge in 2009. They were nominated for the WYCE Jammie Award in 2005 and 2009. They have shared the stage with many notable artists including Little Charlie and the Night Cats, Lonnie Brooks and Tab Benoit.