August 12 – Grateful Blues Jammers (AKA Klyph Balck & Rumor Has It)
Klyph Black is a talented instrumentalist who plays with a tremendous amount of heart and soul. Being a veteran of the road, he played mostly bass throughout his career with Vendetta, Urgent, Michael Monroe and The Zen Tricksters. He is currently the guitarist in Rumor Has It, Black and Sparrow and The Complete Unknowns, playing slide, lap steel, acoustic and electric guitar. Klyph has recorded or shared the stage with many artists, including Bob Weir, Derek Trucks, Albert Collins, Levon Helm, JJ Cale, Taj Mahal, Will Bernard, Charles Neville, Michelle Shocked, Vassar Clements, Peter Rowan, Terrence Simien and New Riders of the Purple Sage.
Arno Hecht saxophone is the founding member of The Uptown Horns, the legendary NYC-based horn section. He has played with countless artists, including The Rolling Stones, Chuck Berry, Robert Plant, James Brown, Tom Waits, the J. Geils Band, Dion, Joan Jett, Iggy Pop, the B-52s, Buster Poindexter, Ray Charles, B.B. King, Pat Benatar, Ronnie Spector, The Allman Brothers, Darlene Love, Joe Cocker, Albert Collins, and more.
James Benard on drums is a professional multi-percussionist who lives and performs on the east end of Long Island. Playing with Black and Sparrow Joe Delia & Thieves The Unsung Heroes and The Complete Unknowns. He is an active performer in the Video and Music Recording fields. He studied with drum greats Jack DeJohnette and Tony Williams.
Al Buonanno bass has performed and recorded with several well-known artists such as David Byrne, PM Dawn, Laura Branigan, Richie Havens, and The Boston Symphony Orchestra. He also worked for ten years with songwriter/producer Rob Mathis and several other indie projects. Currently working with Black and Sparrow, Mama Lee Rose and Friends and Joe Delia and Thieves.
Randolph Hudson is a go to player in the NY scene, Randolph plays Guitar, synth guitar, baritone guitar and bass He has played with the Fugs, Psychedelic Furs and toured with The Ebow Qurtet“Bongwater” and “Magnuson/Kramer”. Currently working with The Complete Unknowns Black and Sparrow, Rumor Has It. Joe Delia and Thieves and is on call as a session player for Monk studios in The Hamptons.