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.

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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" 

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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 at age 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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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 WOMAN
DON'T LIE TO ME      EASY COME, EASY GO        FIRST I LOOK AT THE PURSE 

FOLSOM PRISON BLUES       GOT LOVE IF YOU WANT IT            HALF AS OLD

GOT MY  MOJO WORKING        HELP ME                                                        HEY BABY

HOME RUN HITTER​             I CAN'T BE SATISFIED                       I GOT A FEELING

I'M A ROADRUNNER          I'M READY                                                I'M TORE DOWN

JUKE                                              KEEP 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                                   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

VIVA LAS VEGAS                WHERE DID OUR LOVE GO       ​​1955         911      





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