Tangiers Blues Band

January 12th, 2023 9:30pm   Stage 2


Tangiers Blues Band

The Tangiers Blues Band was formed in New York City 1998 when guitarist Chris Scianni and drummer Dave Borla met photographer Danny Clinch and discovered their mutual love for blues music. The original line-up included Chris (guitar), Dave (drums), Danny (harmonica), Huey Morgan (lap steel), King (vox and guitar), Dave Sellar (bass) and Peter Levin (keys). Since then, the band has evolved and added Diego Voglino on drums.

The TBB line-up can change from show to show, with a deep rotation of musicians they have known and jammed with for many years. Special guests sitting in with the band have included Brandi Carlile, Eddie Vedder, Mike McCready, Dave Grohl, Jackson Browne, Bruce Springsteen, Perry Farrell, G-Love, Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, among many others.

In the early days, the band had a weekly slot at Lot 61 where they started experimenting with their set list. They soon realized that by "down-dating" current hits and reworking non-traditional blues songs, they could appeal to an audience that was not familiar with the blues, while throwing in "up-dated" versions of blues standards and originals to appeal to blues enthusiasts. On any given night, the TBB can play a set including music by Lady Gaga, Elvis Costello and the Clash that morph into blues classics performed by Junior Wells, Muddy Waters and Albert King.

The band has performed their eclectic set of blues from clubs in NYC like The Iridium, 55 Bar and The McKittrick Hotel to the stages of Bonnaroo, Voodoo Fest and Bottle Rock. They are based in NYC.