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Birddog Blues Band

The Monroe Balloon & Blues Festival is proud to announce that Birddog Blues Band will be playing live Saturday, June 15th, 2019 from 2:30-4:00pm.


Yep…definitely blues…. with attitude. Birddog Blues Band is a Power Rhythm & Blues group that boast ‘talent, tenacity and tone’… and back it up with their play! A traditional set-up of lead guitar, bass, drums and harmonica with three vocalists, offers a great blend of styles and personality.

Ken Olufs credits his development as a blues musician to the late, great Barrelhouse Chuck, and has shared the stage with Nick Moss, Paul Filipowicz, Tab Benoit, Rev Raven, Bob Stroger, Billy Flynn, Westside Andy, Tommy Harkenrider and many others.

Jazz performer and producer Ben Sidran calls Mel Ford “(guitar/vocals – Westside Andy/Mel Ford Band) “ …one of the finest blues players in the Midwest if not the country.”

Veteran bass player, Tom McCarty is in great demand as both a player and singer. Said Steve Jones, President of Crossroads Blues Society, “This is a band you simply must hear.”

Check them out at: https://www.facebook.com/BirddogBluesBand/

Birddog Blues & Ivy Ford Bands

Saturday, June 15th, 2019 2:30-4:00pm: 

Saturday, June 15th, 2019 4:30-6:00pm:

Ivy Ford Band