Local favorite, The Lazy Man Dub Band, has been laying down the jams all across the state and leaving in its wake an exploding fan base. Members include Wayne Shorter on drums, Adam Beason on guitar, Brad Taylor on bass, Justin Pinckney on saxophone, and Matt Leonard on percussion
Lazy Man relentlessly experiments with their sound, by bringing new and different arrangements to the table each night. No two Dub shows will leave you feeling the same. The Lazy Man Dub Band is bringing roots rock reggae to the masses, one party at a time.
These guys have played with Snarky Puppy, Sol Creech, & Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, and many many others.
Low Low Chariot
Singer-songwriter JD Sutphin toured for years with his rock outfit, Madrone, gaining thousands of fans and even radio support. But even with their success, his maternal grandmother told him repeatedly “Country music is gonna find you.” And one fateful Christmas it did, in a decades old stack of songs unearthed by his family, written by his own grandfather who died on July 4th, 1974, before he could record them.
JD’s grandfather, Jim Freeman, an incredibly accomplished country musician in his own right, toured with bluegrass greats Ralph Stanley and Bill Monroe. JD learned these once forgotten songs. He discovered a storytelling style of music that engulfed him to the point of making a pilgrimage to Nashville. He stood in front of the Ryman with tears and saw a path he needed to take. JD began to write his own songs on his grandfather’s prized Martin guitar. Within the first week he had ten songs unlike anything he had ever written. It was honest. It was simple. It was country.
He formed a band with seasoned players and named it Low Low Chariot, after his grandfather’s single “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot”. Now performing live, releasing their first recordings and gaining die-hard fans daily; the Low Low Chariot is ready to continue their story and honor that fate and family that created them.
Bobby Thompson Project
Based out of Washington DC, Bobby Thompson is a renowned, fresh, and energetic blues singer-songwriter. He takes his inspiration not just from his guitar heroes like Jimi Hendrix and Albert King, but also from the writing standards of artists like The Beatles, Dylan, and many more.
Bobby has shared the stage with some notable groups and musicians including: Mick Fleetwood (Fleetwood Mac), Indigenous, Bobby Parker, Junior Marvin and Elan (The Wailers), Erica Newell (The Melody Makers); Corey Harris, and opened for Gary Clark Jr., Robert Randolph, Chris Thomas King, Gibb Droll, The Greyboy Allstars, Eric Lindell, Duywayne Burnside and others. In 2012, he toured the US with 930Records artist Justin Jones, highlighted with performances at Austin City Limits Festival and Floyd Fest in Southwest Virginia. In the summer of 2014, he appeared at the Tremblant International Blues Festival in Tremblant, Quebec, along with other artists like Doyle Bramhall II. He wrote 8 of the nine songs on the new Blueheart Revival blues-rock album 'Stone Feathers', which Roots Music Report claimed to have "strong ... soulful vocals and cut-above-the-norm originals."
Blue 5 Weekend Reservations:
On nights we offer music, Blue 5 offers two seatings for our guests:
1) An early seating for guests who do NOT wish to stay for the live entertainment.
2) A late seating for guests who want the option to stay for the live entertainment.
PLEASE NOTE: Early seating reservations have a 2-hour allotment before the seating
following their reservation, which allows plenty of time to enjoy dinner with us.