Meet The Band!
Soulful Guitarist Michelle Karel-Ward
Michelle comes from a long line of family musicians and is passionate about Zydeco, Blues, Soul and Rock music.
Our Groove Master Michael Gourley
Mike Gourley (drums)
Michael is into all things Rock, especially Rockin' the Blues.
Chris is a lifelong devotee of Blues, Soul, and Rock. Ray, Booker T. and Manzarek all played a significant role in shaping Chris’ sound.
Nez Perce County Fair 2009
Displaying the diversity of a band whose players are influenced by blues, rock, R&B, jazz and zydeco, The ColdRail Blues Band is laying down a solid fun groove and bringing new life to static feet everywhere they play. Celebrating their 5th year, members of The ColdRail Blues Band are no strangers to the local music scene, each having played with many other people and groups over the years. Still each was looking for an outlet for the music that inspired them most. From this, The ColdRail Blues Band was born.
"We've been really fortunate finding the right people who love being together and creating fun music. Our drummer, Michael Gourley, is talented, fun and probably one of the easiest going people I've ever met.” When our harp player and co-vocalist, Glenn Woodhouse, joined us in our second year, our sound really came together... He rocks!" The newest addition to the band is John Rice who can really lay down a solid bottom end groove on the bass!
The ColdRail Blues Band Highlights...
- Was featured at the 2012 Palouse Music Festival
- Played Nez Perce County Fair,
- 2011 National Lentil Festival
2011 Pig Out In The Park,
- Served as one of the primary bands playing multiple performances for the Lewiston Red Lion Barleyhopper's “Brews and Blues" Summer series.
- Released their debut CD “Blind Horizon”, which has received internet and local air play including Spokane's "Blues Kitchen" on KPBX.
CRBB has played a variety of additional venues and events including the Moscow Farmer's Market, the Palouse Spring Hot Rod Show, Wawawai Canyon Winery, Rooster's in Clarkston, WA, Potlatch Blues Fest, and numerous private parties.
A soulful Strat, tasty Harp, and hard driving back line bring you great originals like "Dog House", "Lead Footed Mama", and "Blind Horizon" as well as classics from the likes of Buddy Guy, Willie Dixon, Elmore James, B.B. King, Little Walter and other greats of the blues influenced genre. We look forward to bringing our high-energy mix of authentic blues to your stage. For booking info CLICK HERE. To access our EPK (electronic press kit) CLICK HERE.