Blues On The Loose is just that. Assembled of 4 veteran working musicians from Southcentral Pennsylvania who chose to develop their blues backgrounds and give back by preserving and contributing to the legacy of blues music. Reverent ballads, swing, hokum and even a little blues rock infect our delivery, be it an original song or a re-crafted traditional. BOTL embraces a style that encompasses a cross section of blues music from early 20th century through today.
Popular folk music of the deep south, delta, Texas and following the migration north to Chicago and points nationwide. America's music.
Frontman Lewy Dean, sings and blows a little harp; Guitarist, Jay McElroy; Bassist, Doug Porter and percussionist, Dodd Gross make up this exciting combo that look to the future of the blues while honoring it's past.
We are proud members of and contributors to the Blues Society of Central Pennsylvania, Steel City Blues Society and The Bucks County Blues Society, New Hope, Pa.
Favorite Local Haunts: 551West, 551 West King Street, Lancaster & Iron Spire Complex, Adamstown, Pa.
Concert performances include:
Gypsy Moon Blues Festival, East Petersburg, Pa: 2016 & 2019
Lancaster Roots & Blues Festival: 2016, '17, '18, '19
Long's Park Art and Crafts Fair, Lancaster, Pa: 2016 & 2017
Fill The Gap Concert, Lancaster, in lieu of Roots & Blues 2020
Susquehanna River Boat Blues Cruise, Harrisburg, Pa.
Dauphin County Music & Wine Festival, Fort Hunter, Harrisburg, Pa.
Featuring Mindy Abair & The Boneshakers, Mikey Junior & Slam Allen
Moon Dancer Winery "Red, White & Blues" Fest, 2018
Opening Act for Blues Society of Central Pennsylvania presents: Sugar Ray Norcia & The Blue Tones,
Champion's, Highspire, Pa., 9 / '19
Winner's of Steel City Blues Society IBC Battle of the Bands. 11 / '19
Entrants and Participants in the 2020 Internl. Blues Challange, Memphis, TN. Jan. 28 - Feb. 1, 2020
Opening Act for NOLA Records Presents: Benny Turner & Daryl Davis CD Release Party, Feb. 21, '20
Blues Society of Central Pa. 2020 Pandemic Blues Zoom Productions