Original Old-School Blues and Soul
birth of new blue soul
Evolving from the Rogue Johnsen Trio (winners of 2017 DCBS Battle of the Bands), New Blue Soul's line-up includes a powerhouse cast of veteran D.C. musicians:
Mary Shaver, vocals; Rogue Johnsen, keys and vocals, Michael "Jr." Tash, guitar; and Joe Wells, drums!
Comprised of four veteran D.C. area roots and blues musicians, New Blue Soul has already performed at DC Blues Festival, Lahinch Grill, J.V.'s, The Crimson Whiskey Bar, the Ice House Café, Backyard Grille, Tim's Rivershore, Clydes Willow Creek, Taste of Reston, Westminster Blues...
Members have performed regionally, nationally and internationally with a host of popular acts, including: W.C. Clark, Archie Bell and the Drells, Memphis Gold, Bad Influence, Tom Principato, The Nighthawks, Bo Diddley, Miss Lavelle White, Sam Andrew, Buddy Guy, Bob Margolin, Deanna Bogart...