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They put Blues Plate Special together in 1995 and have
been doin' their best to keep the blues alive and well in the Southern Tier of New York
State ever since!
Harmonica: "Rhythm Ray" Pettis - "Rhythm Ray" has been blowing the "Mississippi Saxophone" longer than he has been suckin' on it!! He has been in a variety of bands over the past 30+ years of performing and has worked with Stratcat Willie playing blues for a decade or so. Together they can also be caught doing their acoustic "back-porch" act, "SHORT ORDER BLUES".
Guitar: "Stratcat Willie" Hayes - "Stratcat Willie" has played lead guitar and sang with several bands since the early 60's. He and Catfish have been together off and on for over forty years. He has been playin' "nothin' but the blues" for the past several years and you might find him "sittin' in" with any number of folks in the Southern Tier, or, when he gets a chance to travel, at clubs in New Orleans, Cincinnatti, Orlando, LasVegas, Key West....
Drums: Dave "Sticks" Fiorini - "Sticks" has
been involved in a number of projects over the
past several years, playing everything from Reggae to smooth jazz. He and Catfish worked
together playing predominantly jazz when they caught the blues!