winning harmonica driven, blues based, roots,
rock and soul music' is what best describes the
musical stylings of COLIN DUSSAULT'S BLUES PROJECT.
The band was formed in Cleveland, Ohio in May
of 1989 by lead singer, songwriter, harmonica
player Colin Dussault. In addition to Dussault, the band's current lineup
consists of guitarist Jim Feeney, bassist John Atzberger, pianist Brent Lane and drummer Steve Zavesky.
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If you would like to read an in depth and comprehensive
biography about Colin Dussault and his band click here (pdf format 4MB).
Dussault's career in music is more or less his
destiny as opposed to a vocational choice. He
was born the son of a bass playing father who
experienced some success in the musically fertile
1960's. Colin's father Artie played bass in several
of the top groups that worked in and around Cleveland
in the late 1960's & early 1970's. In addition
to the Crawling Group and the Blackwelles his
father worked in the United
Artist Records recording group Audi-Badoo which featured members of the aforementioned bands
in addition to former members of the Tree Stumps.
Growing up Colin spent much of his time listening
to his father's vast record collection while building
an impressive audio library of his own. While
doing so he was exposed to and absorbed a myraid
of musical styles. His musical influences range
from Blind Willie McTell, Muddy Waters, and Little
Walter to Country Joe and the Fish, The Youngbloods,
Woody Guthrie, Doc Watson, Cream, the Beatles,
Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Frank
Zappa, The Left Banke, Buffalo Springfield and
In the time since the band's inception on Colin's
19th birthday in 1989, Colin Dussault's Blues
Project has played literally thousands of shows
in and around Cleveland, Ohio western Pennslyvania,
western New York, St. Louis, Missouri and Chicago,
Illinois. This busy performance
schedule has prompted more than one reviewer to call Colin "The hardest working blues
man in Cleveland."
While maintaining an impressive list of local
club appearances, sometimes working 4 to 6
nights per week, he and his band have also shared
the stage with such luminaries as Bo Diddley,
the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells,
Bad Company, Robert Lockwood Jr., Carey Bell,
Brian Auger, James Cotton, Blood Sweat & Tears,
Buckwheat Zydeco, Eric Burdon, Jeff Healey, Koko
Taylor, and Storyville.
Dussault's tenacity and talent have secured him
a secure place alongside Cleveland area musical
stalwarts like Micheal Stanely,
Robert Lockwood Jr., Wallace Coleman, Crazy Marvin,
Mr. Stress, Travis Haddix, and Greg Bandy.
The band has released ten compact
discs and one 90 minute video all on Colin's own Erica Records label.
Whether they are called upon to entertain guests
at a wedding, a corner tavern, a rib burnoff,
a private or corporate party, a yacht club, a
backyard barbecue or a fund raiser for First
Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton the band is capable
of pleasing any group of people in any situation.
They are able to do this by drawing from a set
list consisting of original music as well as blues,
rock, country, jazz, swing, folk, reggae, Motown
and the occasional polka. Colin and his band boast
an impressive knowledge and understanding of a
plethora of music and musical styles.
If you would like to book
the band for an event or club feel free to
inquire as to Colin Dussault's Blues Project's
availability. Keep in mind that the band
schedule is booked a full 12-14 months in
advance but occasionally dates open up unexpectedly.
The band can also fit gigs in before or after
events that are already booked provided the times
and locations makes it feasible to do so.
If you would like additional information pertaining
to the band check out several of the numerous letters of reference that have been written on the band's behalf.
Thank you for visiting our web site and for your
To contact Colin or any of the band members you
can email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Colin Dussault - "KNOWN AS THE SONGBIRD OF HIS GENERATION BY THOSE WHO KNOW HIM"
Colin, Fred, & Jimmy at Tower City Amphitheater opening for Jonny Lang. (photo by Renee Schroyer)
Colin, Eroc Sosinski & Jim Tigue enjoying a laugh at Suma Recording Studios
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