Code Blue to perform at joeygs
group plays a mix of
old classics, original music
Lela Jane Bradshaw
(March 2009) Whatever style of music you prefer,
chances are the members of the long-running band Code Blue love it,
Visit the bands webpage at www.myspace.com/codebluezone, and youll
see that the group proudly proclaims that its influences include, Everything
from the late 50s to now.
2007, Code Blue released its
first CD titled Observations.
Guitarist and vocalist Justin Purser, 43, of North Vernon,
describes the bands sound as, based in classic rock, a little
bit of blues. This mixing of influences and inspiration has yielded
a sound that is as easy to listen to as it is hard to ignore.
On March 7, Code Blue will perform at joeygs at 218 E. Main St.,
Madison, Ind. Beginning at 9:30 p.m., fans will enjoy the music of one
of Southern Indians most popular live bands. Admission is $5.
Playing a mix of rock classics and original material, the group is certain
to be enjoyed by a wide range of music lovers. A typical concert by
Code Blue will often include songs made famous by the Rolling Stones,
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Santana, and, of course, original gems.
This is our 18th year, Purser says. My drummer and
I started the band back in 91.
In addition to Purser, Code Blue includes John Connor, bass, Kenny Kirk,
keyboards, and Ken Vest, drums and vocals. Purser said the members had
previously spent time with other groups in a range of different genres
from country to blues. Weve played all kinds of music,
he explains. This grounding in such a variety of musical styles is certainly
one key to the groups strong appeal.
In 2007 the band released its first CD titled, Observations.
The groups years of playing together live gives their music a
polish and balance that is easy to appreciate. The album is available
online at CDBaby.com or Amazon.com, as well at 13th Floor Music located
in Seymour, Ind. The group has generated significant local buzz for
both its CD and live performances. Band members are also looking forward
to returning to the Muscatatuck River Music Festival on May 9. The Muscatatuck
River Festival got its start back in 2005 as the River of Blues concert
when Code Blue teamed with the The Jennings County Community Choir.
The show kept getting bigger every year. The Muscatatuck
River Music Festival was the next logical step and this will be
the third year under that name, explains Purser.
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