Meet the Band

Blue Gravy serves up classic Chicago urban blues, country blues, a little Texas jump, and some of our very own West Coast style.

 

Ames Beals (vocals and harmonica) is the front man of Blue Gravy.  He has played for the past 6 years with Lightnin’ Willie and the Poorboys (a style he calls “Muddy Waters meets Johnny Cash”).  He has played and recorded with various artists, and has had the good fortune of playing with Alexis Korner and with Memphis Slim when Ames was living in Europe.

 

Ron Finn (guitar and vocals) is a butter smooth studio guitar player and music editor whose list of credits of the great musicians he’s played with is a very long one indeed.

 

Hank Van Sickle (bass guitar) has played with the likes of Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Mick Fleetwood, Steve Miller…to name a few.  And he has played all over the world with various players – including with John Mayall for 8½ years.

 

Steve Mugalian (drums/percussion) is the go-to drummer for many of the top blues artists.  He has played with Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers, Johnny Dyer, James Harman, RL Burnside, Lucinda Williams…and many more.  And like Hank, he has toured the world many times over with various groups and musicians.

 

Matt Koehler (guitar and vocals) is a regular these days - and his searing guitar work has caught the attention and respect of blues lovers worldwide.