Date(s) - 03/15/2019
Lansing Brewing Company
518 E Shiawassee St, Lansing, Michigan, 48912
J R Clark and the All- Star Blues Mob have just released their latest album “January Rain” recorded in Chicago, Iland released in May of 2017. The album was recorded at Grammy Winning Joy Ride studios in Chicago. The new CD which consists of twelve original compositions and one cover is getting great reviews in the United States and overseas. This act consists of national talents Johnny B. Gayden -Alligator Records recording artist and bass player for “Albert Collins and the Ice Breakers”. Johnny was on Grammy winning album with Albert Collins, Robert Cray and Johnny Clyde Copeland. Johnny B. Gayden also has recorded with Johnny Winter and shared the stage with Stevie Ray Vaughn and George Thorogood to name a few. Drummer Jerry “Bam Bam” Porter-toured with Buddy Guy for 14 years, Jerry has shared the stage with Eric Clapton, toured with Magic Slim and the Teardrops, Ronnie Baker Brooks, and currently fresh off touring with the late great James Cotton. Rounding out the lineup is Willie Styles on keys. Willie briefly toured with Robert Ward and is one of the premier and most sought out keyboard players in west Michigan. J R Clark fronts the band on vocals and guitar. Melding a host influences such as, Michael Burks, Luther Allison, and Larry McCray, J R puts out a big sound of house rockin’ blues, soul and southern rock of his own! J R has also toured nationally with Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials. Performing at a host of festivals like South Bend Blues and Ribs festival at Coveleski Stadium, Kalamazoo Blues Festival, “Meet me on the Island”-South Bend , Lansing Chicken Wing Festival and many regional venues in IN, MI and IL. These guys are rolling and are always a crowd favorite. This high-energy act consisting of national and international touring artist’s is sure to put a smile on your face and a groove in your step!