"A new voice as strong as the best blues singers of the past as she sings with the intensity of a Koko Taylor, heartbreak of Etta James, raw emotion of Big Maybelle... Marina Crouse has all it takes to be the next top lady of the Blues" ~ Noel Hayes, DJ at KPOO 89.5FM
"Marina Crouse is long overdue her day in the sun. This big, delicious voice deserves to be heard! Really soulful."
~Danny Caron, guitarist and former musical director with Charles Brown
Marina Crouse is one of the most notable talents on the San Francisco/Bay Area music scene. Her early classical training is reflected in her powerful and versatile vocal style that creates a genuine excitement in every performance. Blessed with an incredibly expressive voice early in life, Marina Crouse applies her distinctive talents to a wide range of material while delivering an emotional authenticity that consistently cuts deep. When I sing, she says, I feel like I break myself open and let a little piece of myself come out. Im reaching out to people with hopes to connect on a personal level. And when we do, that to me is better than anything else." Marina regularly performs in the Bay Area, sharing the stage with many notable Bay Area musicians, including Garth Webber, S.E. Willis, Ruth Davies, Pamela Rose, Tammy Hall, Danny Caron, and many others. This summer she performed at the Waterfront Blues Festival in Portland, Oregon with Ben Rice.
Garth Webber is a Berkeley-based guitarist/singer, known internationally for his signature tone, who has played with Miles Davis, Gregg Allman, Bill Champlin, Mose Alison, Robben Ford, Boz Skaggs, Merl Saunders, Bob Weir, Doctor John and others. His style is a mix of blues, jazz and rock. He has three Solo CD projects out and has played on many recordings for Bay Area artists. His style is modern but with a foundation in traditional blues.
Tony 'Macaroni' Lufrano earned his bona fides early in his career on coast-to-coast tours with The Whispers. Since then, Tony has gigged and recorded with a cavalcade of stars, including Boz Scaggs, Bonnie Raitt, Huey Lewis & The News, Elvin Bishop, Maria Muldaur, Robben Ford, Taj Mahal, Tommy Castro, Bill Champlin, Steve Miller, Joe Satriani, Carla Thomas, James Cotton, Bernard Purdie, Sugar Pie DeSanto, Linda Tillery, Eddie Money, Harvey Mandel, John Handy, Zigaboo Modeliste, Little Anthony & The Imperials, Earl King, Ernie K-Doe, and many more. The last two years, Tony has toured with Frank Bey & the Anthony Paule Band.
Steve Ehrmann was born and raised in Milwaukee Wisconsin, where he fell in love with Blues and Rhythm & Blues music, and began playing electric bass. Since moving to Northern California in the 1970s, Steve has played in the bands of, among others, John Lee Hooker, Charlie Musselwhite, Roy Rogers, Elvin Bishop, Coco Montoya, Katy Webster, The Gospel Hummingbirds, Mighty Mike Schermer, Terry Hanck, Daniel Castro, Angela Strehli, and The Blues Broads. He has also had the privilege of backing up blues and R&B/Roots Music greats: Lightnin Hopkins, Big Walter Horton, Johnny Adams, Earl King, Luther Tucker, Tad Robinson, Sista Monica Parker, Brownie McGhee, and many more. Since the mid-1970s, Steve has enjoyed an on-going music association with slide guitar-master Roy Rogers, and for most of those years has performed with Roy as one of the DELTA RHYTHM KINGS.
Quantae Q Johnson is an East Palo Alto native and began playing drums at a young age, and played in his familys Bay Area Quartet group. At 16, he started playing bass guitar, and then attended the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California where he honed his musical skills and excelled at bass performance. Q then joined the cast of Man in the Mirror, a Michael Jackson tribute tour that traveled to Lebanon, Beruit, and Amman, Jordan in order to entertain the people of these war-torn regions. In 2016, Q played drums and toured with Fantastic Negrito, who was the opening act for Temple of the Dogs world tour. Now a proud endorser of Gallien Krueger amplifiers, Q has played for the likes of TI, Azealia Banks, Faith Evans, Mary J. Blige, and Jhene Aiko just to name a few. Q currently plays bass for the Sons of the Soul Revivers, works as a studio musician in the Bay Area and Los Angeles, and has been playing both bass and drums with a variety of Bay Area Blues artists.
Johnnie Bamont: A San Francisco native, musician and surfer, plays soprano, alto, tenor, baritone saxes and flute. Johnnie is a member of Huey Lewis and the News, and is also an original member of Greg Adams (former arranger and trumpet player with The Tower of Power) "East Bay Soul. Johnnie has performed and toured with numerous artists including Boz Scaggs, Cheryl Crow, Dr. John, Larry Carlton, Diane Schuur, Sly & the Family Stone,Tower of Power, Lydia Pence & Cold Blood, and Bill Champlain's the Sons
of Champlin to name a few.
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Oakland, CA 94612
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