Little Wolf has been named 2007 Male Blues Vocalist of the Year by the West Coast Blues Hall of Fame. It is little wonder that Little Wolf, a Bay Area blues veteran, is being recognized for his amazing vocal style and riveting stage presence.
Little Wolf is not new to the national music scene. As a band leader and accomplished drummer in the early 80’s Malik managed and arranged backup bands for many blues luminaries like Big Joe Turner, John Lee Hooker, Jimmy McCracklin, and others. In the late 80’s and early 90’s Malik Shabazz and the Plus Factor were entertaining the Bay Area and beyond. Little Wolf has toured worldwide, making trips to Europe and Australia.
The current Hellcat band includes some serious blues veterans including bass player Chuck Trijillo who played with John Lee Hooker in the 70s and was named the 2007 Bass Player of the Year.
Doug Logan's guitar playing is refreshingly true to the music while being influenced by many modern players.
David Sobel's piano and organ expertise is evedent immediately. He lays down a perfect groove and soars to powerful heights on his solos.
Brian Burson is a rock solid pocket drummer usually playing a 3 piece kit and shy about solos. He plays regularly with Bernard Anderson and played and recorded with the late-great Red Archibald.