The Rooster Blues are a Brother-duo from Tupelo, MS, the birthplace of Elvis, now residing in hattiesburg, MS. The two formed in 2003 and have been rocking ever since. They combine the hilltop steppin\' blues with the delta sound that dominates the blues sounds of yesterday. With the incorporation of a modern improv effort and grooves spattered throughout, Rooster Blues have created a sound effort along the lines of a Jimi Hendrix aspiration; in that the blues should be made personal and reinvented. Jimi called it an Electric Church and Rooster Blues are in attendance.
Judson Vance, a.k.a \"Redbone\" is the oldest of the two and is classically trained in piano. Learning the guitar by ear after becoming engulfed in the history of Robert Johnson, \"Redbone\" has become a fiery guitar bender.
Joel Vance, a.k.a Tela Fone, began learning the drums in 2001. Studying jazz improv, rock and roll, and JB\'s funk, he has develped into a well-rounded, forceful drummer that enjoy a few solos within the Rooster Blues Live show.
The brothers-duo have two albums to date. \"Rooster Blues\", as seen here, and \"Rehab\", an underground release kept secret except for inner circles, inner organizations, family, and anyone who specifically asks for it.
Rooster Blues live shows incorporate an ever-changing setlists and include covers by traditional blues men, Jimi Hendrix, Ween, Neil Young, and many others.
One thing \"Rooster Blues\" has that \"Rehab\" does not is a bluegrass offering. Five bluegrass tracks are included and the TWO include other bluegrass numbers in the Live show.
Joel graces the mandolin \"Redbone\" goes acoustic while the two run through a bluegrass sound identifiable with any Bill Monroe, Doc Watson, Old Crow Medicine Show, and Lester Flatt enthusiasts, to name a few.
These boys are straight from the roots of the rock and roll south bearing bluegrass harmonies and pure southern hospitality. The heart and soul blues and grass exist in the Rooster Blues!