Rockin Blues! Live Music

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The Juke Dukes crank the Mojo dial to 12!  Each groove they lay down cements the foundation of this energetic classic rock and blues band.

Together, this group of seasoned musicians have a seamless bond that drops every chart right in the pocket, laying down the pathway for the Juke Dukes frontman to "bring it on home" 

I find inspiration all around me.  I try to make my music representative of myself and my generation. I love the places that most people don't give a second glance.

THE BAND

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Founder / Harmonica man / Vocalist Hal Iwan cut his blues teeth on the early stylings of such Blues purists as “Little Walter” Jacobs, & “Big Walter” Horton.  Later on he also picked up from harp men like Richard Salwitz, (Magic Dick, of J. Geils fame), George “Harmonica” Smith, and Rod Piazza.  Prior to the “Dukes”, Hal worked with the “Bob Halverson Band” and founded “The Blues Syndicate” band, who worked in the Detroit area for several years.

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Back in 1969, a self-described punk suburban kid, guitarist / vocalist Mark Stewart (aka: “Dallas Red Waters”) tagged along with some bandmates to The Chessmate Lounge in Detroit to see and hear the mighty Muddy Waters backed by the Chicago Blues Band.  Things were never the same for Mark.  Numerous times that year and the next he returned to see the great bluesman perform and it began to influence the way the kid played his guitar.  Fifteen years later, Muddy had passed away and the kid had moved to Texas and adopted the moniker “Dallas Red Waters”, a tribute to both Muddy and to his own maternal grandfather whose last name was Waters.  Dallas Red has played solo and in various bands, an aching, searing, heartfelt blues for more than 45 years.  In the beginning, he played only the guitar and his musicianship has evolved to embrace blues harp, keyboards, bass, and vocals.  On stage his performance is a genuine expression of the magic of the blues performed in a small, smoky, dimly lit club with clinking glasses and laughter in the background, a testament to a long lost era.

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Drummer Dave Koslosky began playing percussion in the elementary honors school band in 6th grade. He soon began taking private lessons from a well-known Detroit area percussionist in the early 70s. These lessons provided a good foundation on all percussion instruments such as xylophone and tympani.  In Junior High school he started playing the drums, influenced by the big band jazz drummers Buddy Rich, Gene Krupa and Stan Levy.  Although, Dave has been out of the music scene for a while he is excited to be back and part of the “Juke Dukes” – the real deal when it comes to blues!

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Bassist Mike Robbins bought his first guitar in 1967 at 11 and started his first band at 13.  Heavily influenced initially by the rock and blues guitar and bass heroes of that era his range of influences steadily grew to include jazz, Motown and R&B while remaining firmly planted in the blues.  

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Song list

  

BACKSCRATCHER        BLACKSNAKE SHAKE       BRICKS IN MY PILLOW   
BROKE AND HUNGRY      CAN'T GET ENOUGH              CHECKIN' ON MY BABY​

CHICKEN SHACK    CHITLINS CON CARNE             COLD HEARTED WOMEN
DONE SOMEBODY WRONG       DON'T LIE TO ME                EASY COME, EASY GO
FIRST I LOOK AT THE PURSE                          FOLSOM PRISON BLUES   
GOT LOVE IF YOU WANT IT       GOT MY MOJO WORKIN'                HALF AS OLD
HELP ME       HEY BABY      HIDEAWAY      HOME RUN HITTER​    I CAN'T BE SATISFIED

 I GOT A FEELING   I'M A ROADRUNNER     I'M READY    I'M TORE DOWN    I WANT A WOMAN

JUKE          JUMPIN' JACK FLASH        KEEPING THE BLUES COMPANY      KILLING FLOOR

​LOVE AND WAR      LOW RIDER     MAKE IT BACK TO MEMPHIS      MEMPHIS    

MERCY MERCY  MERCY       MESSIN' W/THE KID     ​MISS YOU       MISTY 

MY BABE    NEW ORLEANS​    NEXT TIME YOU SEE ME         NOW I'M GOOD    ORANGE SODA

ONCE TOO OFTEN    ONE CHANCE     PACK FAIR AND SQUARE            PRIDE  AND JOY 

RADIATES THAT CHARM     RING OF FIRE     ROADHOUSE BLUES       ROUTE 66          SHAKE IT

SHAKE RATTLE & ROLL        SHE MAY BE YOURS        SHE'S A KILLER            SOMEBODY 

STATESBORO BLUES      STOMPIN' OUR FEET WITH JOY          SUZY-Q          

STUBBORN KIND OF FELLOW       TELEPHONE BLUES         THE JUMPIN' BLUES 

THINGS AIN'T WHAT THEY USED TO BE               TICKET TO RIDE       VIVA LAS VEGAS

WHAMMER  JAMMER        WHERE DID OUR LOVE GO       ​​1955       911       99





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