HPBS Member Blues Bands and Artists

Alfonzo, Marshall & Darby

Alfonzo, Marshall & Darby began bringing the blues to Colorado in 2018, creating some of Colorado’s finest beatnik blues. Alfonzo as the lead on vocals, guitar and harmonica, eats, breathes and lives for the blues. Jeremiah Marshall, who performs bass guitar and backup vocals has rocked the music in Colorado for the past 10 years. Jeremiah strives for precision and perfection within a funky beat. Creating unique grooves on the drums, Adam Darby has played music scenes across the country and attends shows throughout the country learning new beats.

  •  Alfonzo - Guitar, Harmonica & Vocals
  •  Jeremiah Marshall - Bass & Vocals
  • Adam Darby - Drums


    Blues Dogs Band


    • Kent Obermann - vocals
    • Mehgan Castor - vocals
    • Greg Obermann - harp/vocals
    • Alan Sparks - bass/vocals
    • Tim Gautuhier - guitar/vocals
    • Paul Carbajal - keyboard/vocals
    • Mathew Floyd - sax
    • Matt Meuli - trumpet
    • Tim Clarke - trombone

    Blues Behind Bars (Davey and the Blu Dog)

    Formed in 2009 by frontman/ singer/guitarist/writer David Michael Boyd. The band plays mostly original blues-based music (so you get a bit of jazz, rock, and country blues in the mix) and is focused on playing for the incarcerated population in Colorado. 

    • David Michael Boyd - vocals, guitars 
    • Kirk Hutchinson - keyboards 
    • Doug Murphy - drums 
    • Steve Stumbo - saxes, EWI, harmonica 
    • J. L. Marsh - bass

    Buzz Brothers Band

    Formed in 2008, they have played all over the northern Colorado area and even into Wyoming. Specializing in Chicago style blues, they like to lay down a heavy groove that you could twist your ankle in!


    • John Kellogg - Vocals/Guitar
    • Kelly Ireland - Drums
    • Steve Haywood - Bass
    • Dan Barreras - Harp/Harmonica
    • Billy Varn - Guitar


    Dale Cisek Band

    DALE CISEK BAND plays American roots music...blues, rockabilly, country blues, R & B -- it can be Muddy, Dixon, Jimmy Reed, Clapton, Delbert, James Brown.




    The Michael Charles Band

    While enjoying a growing career of touring and recording in Australia Michael Charles received an invitation from Buddy Guy's management to perform at the original Buddy Guy’s Legends in Chicago, IL.  Without hesitation MC traveled the 12,500 miles to actually stand, with shaky knees, and perform alongside one of his heroes, Mr. Guy.  This introduction to America proved to be life changing and a great start for his career in the USA and is still a highlight to this very day.   

    Fast forward 30 years Michael Charles travels his sixteenth consecutive international tour “NO DETOURS" 2023, which will once again take him to the far corners of the USA, Canada, and Australia. The 2023 tour promises a multitude of concerts and publicity appearances as MC performs a whole new list of cities, festivals, and music venues and revisits some favorites from the last fifteen tours.

    Michael Charles in action and sizzling!

    Dave Dardine 

    (Cowboys Dead and The Dave Dardine Project)


    Influenced by  such diverse masters of the guitar as the three Kings, Albert Collins, Jerry Garcia and Duane Allman, and often compared stylistically to Derrick Trucks, Dave's style of lead guitar is governed  more by musicality, exploration and complex emotion than seeing how many notes can be crammed into a measure.

    Dave has opened for such notable acts as Phish, Koko Taylor, Merl Saunders, Winona Ryder and George Thorogood. 

    Currently Dave divides his band leadership between two bands:

    Cowboys Dead is a 5 piece electric band that draws inspiration from the repertoire and musical stylings of the early Grateful Dead: blues, folk, rock and country based, with a healthy dose of jazz-like improvisation. With bluegrass-style harmonies, soul-stirring guitar and bone shakin' rhythms, a Cowboys Dead show is a full body experience! 

    • Dave Dardine - lead guitar and vocals
    • Ken Duran - guitar and vocals
    • Doug Salmon - bass and vocals
    • Dave White - drums and vocals
    • Ed Anderson - harmonica and vocals




    The Dave Dardine Project is currently a blues power trio, playing a danceable mix of music by BB King, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Howlin' Wolf and more. 

    • Dave Dardine - guitar and vocals
    • Oscar Desoto - drums
    • Zack Farley - bass