Original Roots Music
Guitars* : George Dudley
Bass Guitars* and Dobro*: Jack Dudley.
Percussion: Dave "Teeto" Gowens
Vocals and Harmonica: Bruce Andrews
Drums** Steve Ramos, James Dudley, Dave Crenshaw and John Scalici
Keyboards** Stephen McCullough, Matt Wiley and Matt Slocum
*Jack and George play handcrafted
**In rotation based on availability
2blu (and the lucky stiffs) is the result of 4 best friends making music.The core of the band is a duo made up of longtime friends George Dudley and Bruce Andrews. The band found it's first formations in 1994, Since that time 2blu has played hundreds of clubs juke joints and parties.
The 2BLU "core" is George Dudley on guitars and Bruce Andrews on vocals and harp. George honed his guitar chops in the 70’s in New England while Bruce worked out his musical style in the Deep South. The two met in 1994 and found the Blues to be common ground and they’ve been playing and writing ever since. When asked to describe their original music Bruce says “I love Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy, but we don’t try to imitate them. We just do what we do and hope to pay homage to those icons in our performance.” Our original music reflects our faith, our sense of humor and our personal struggles; lyrically, we just try to be honest and transparent. Musically, we are solidly rooted in American music with emphasis on the blues.
2BLU has been to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis four times as a duo and twice as a full band . They were duo finalists in 2008.