The Band


8 Time Nominee for

Carl Caballero - Harp and Vocals

A native of Hazel Park, the harmonica takes on a new meaning as a lead instrument in the hands of Carl Caballero. He is one of the most exciting talents to emerge out of the big city roots and blues scene in some time. His energy has proven to be a potent force for many years along the road house circuit that links Detroit and Chicago. In between Caballero has often headed south on musical sojourns to spend time soaking up musical inspiration on the very soil where blues and country originally fused to give us Rock and Roll half a century ago.

Years of touring with Overture Records recording artists the “Sharecroppers of Soul” and Willy Dixon’s long time guitarist, John Watkins, has helped to give Caballero the experience to hold his own with all the important harmonica players, past and present, yet he remains independent and innovative enough to always seek new musical ground. Inspired originally by players like Little Walter and Jerry Portnoy, along the way he has shared the stage with such harp luminaries as Junior Wells and Sugar Blue.

“Carl is THE BEST of the new generation of Detroit harmonica players - dat boy can wail......”
Harmonica Shah

Glenn James - Guitar and Vocals

A native Detroiter and a true veteran on the Detroit blues scene, Glenn can be heard on early recordings of Detroit Blues legends The Butler Twins and Steve Nardella. Glenn is a high energy player and a lot of fun! His experiences include the Rhythm Kings and backing up Rock and Roll hall of famer, Bo Diddly.


Steve "Groovedaddy" Allen - Bass and Vocals

Steve Allen was born in Mansfield, Ohio and raised in Detroit, Lansing, and Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. Always a "closet" Blues fan, he experienced his first infusion of "real" Blues in 1973 via his future mentor and good friend, Luther Allison and his bass player, Andrew Smith. They were playing a club in Mt. Pleasant at the time and Steve was instantly "hooked".

Steve has had the good fortune to play with and share the stage with Harmonica Shah, Billy Davis, Little Junior Cannaday, James Harman, Luther Allison, Jason Ricci, Jeremy Spencer, Charlie Musselwhite, and many other excellent musicians.

Steve has played locally, nationally, and internationally and just loves making soulful Blues music. His heros have always been bass players that know and understand that the bass is not a lead instrument and that its sole purpose is to lay down a thick, rich, groove. That is what makes him a part of the driving force behind the Boa Constrictor's outstanding rhythm section.


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